It is illegal to let your dog (or one in your care) foul on designated land and fail to clean up after it. We can fine people responsible £75 through a Fixed Penalty Notice and can take owners to court.
Dog fouling in public places is unhygienic and spoils the look of the local area.
It is an offence to let dogs foul on 'Designated Land' including roads, footpaths, school playing fields, sports field and parks. Our Dog Control orders explain where dogs can be let off the lead and the power the Council has to deal with those who do not pick up after their pets.
Our Streetscene officers patrol in areas known to have dog fouling problems, and can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £75 to offenders. People who do not pay may be taken to court, who can impose a fine of up to £1000. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog's actions.