Dog fouling

Our Environmental Wardens deal with complaints of dog fouling, and check areas to find out if additional dog bins, signs and cleaning is required. 

You must clean up after your dog on pavements, in parks, fields, canal banks and long grass areas.  Also closes, back gardens and stairs.  If a dog is in your care for any length of time, it is your responsibility to clean up its mess.  Poop scoops are available from the Community Hubs

Report a dog fouling problem

You can report a dog fouling problem using the dog fouling report form. 

Requesting bin removal, signs and cleaning

You can request bins be emptied, dog fouling signs and the cleaning of dog fouling by completing the litter picking and street cleaning report form.

Risk of fine

Failing to pick up immediately after a dog is an offence and those caught will be issued with a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice (increasing to £100 if not paid within 28 days) by the Council’s Environmental Wardens.  Fixed penalty notices can be issued without the need for witnesses to back them up.

Further information

For more information on your responsibilities as a dog owner and the law please contact the Community Protection team using this email form.