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Dog fouling

It is an offence to allow your dog to foul in a public place and fail to clean up after it. Any litter bin will do.

If you wish to report a problem with a litter bin or dog fouling, please use our online form.

Report dog fouling

The council will only deal with dog fouling on public land.

What we do

  • investigate reports of dog fouling
  • issue fixed penalty notices when dog fouling is not cleared away
  • patrol areas subject to frequent fouling
  • put up signs concerning fouling
  • install, maintain and empty litter bins installed on public land or on the public highway
  • undertake educational activities on responsible dog ownership

What you need to do

  • report dog fouling
  • record details of dog walkers not picking up after their dogs, for example, time, date, location, description of the person, description of the dog, name, address, car details, registration
  • be prepared to stand up against this unacceptable behaviour; we may ask you to go to court as a witness