We have installed bins for dog waste around the city. You can also use any litter bin as long as the poo is in a bag.
Failing to clear up dog mess is a criminal offence with a maximum penalty on conviction of £1,000. This includes fouling on open land, roads, footpaths or grass verges.
It's no defence to say you had nothing to clean up with – always carry a poop scoop and a bag.
Report dog fouling
To request dog poo be cleared up:
- Call: 01223 458282
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you witness somebody failing to clear up dog poo:
- Call: 01223 457900
- Email: email@example.com
We need you to tell us:
- the name and address of the offender (if known)
- a brief description of the dog, the owner or a car registration number
- whether you know them to walk at a regular time each day
You must be sure that you have actually seen them allow their dog to foul and fail to clear up. Don't assume that because a person walks the same way each day it's their dog causing the mess.