Dog fouling

Dog fouling is an issue the county borough. We work to tackle the problem by:

  • asking people to pick up after their dog
  • issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to people we catch not picking up after their dog
  • telling people about the dangers of not picking up after their dog

Report dog fouling

Let us know if you discover a dog fouling issue where you live or know of a dog owner who is not picking up after their dog.

We will use this information to decide where we target our work to prevent dog fouling and to help keep your streets clean and safe.

Alternatively, call Waste Strategy and Operations.

Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs)

It is an offence to allow your dog to foul public land without 'picking up'. If you are caught not 'picking up' will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100. Non-payment of this notice could result in a prosecution where magistrates can fine up to £1000.

View successful dog fouling prosecution here (PDF)

Shameful, filthy, selfish

We take a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to dog fouling and littering. Our campaign called 'Shameful, filthy, selfish' and is designed to encourage people to clean up their mess and report the inconsiderate minority who feel it is acceptable to litter or not clean up after their dogs.