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Dog fouling

It is illegal to let your dog (or a dog in your care) foul on designated land and not clear up after them.

We can issue a £100 fine to people we catch not cleaning up after their dog

Dog fouling in public places in unhygienic and spoils the look of the local area. 

It is an offence to let dogs foul on 'designated land'. This includes roads, footpaths, school playing fields, sports fields and parks. Our Dog Control Orders explain where dogs can be let off the lead and the powers we have to deal with people who don't pick up after their pets. 

Our Street Scene officers patrol in areas known to have dog fouling problems. They can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £100 to offenders. People who don't pay may be taken to court, which could result in a fine of up to £1000. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog's actions.

Report dog fouling

If you spot dog fouling, or somebody not cleaning up after their dog, please report it to us

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