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Home > Environment > Dog control > Dog fouling

Dog fouling

On most public land, it's an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up after your dog after it's fouled.

The Council has powers to issue on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notices of £50. We can also choose to prosecute, which could lead to a fine of up to £1,000.

Dog fouling should be wrapped and put in one of the many dog or litter bins in the district. You can also place it in your black refuse bin.

If you see someone failing to clean up after their dog in a public place then try to note down:

  • the date
  • the time
  • the location
  • details you know about the offender

alongside any other details you can remember. 

Where a vehicle is involved, please note down:

  • the make of the car
  • the colour of the car
  • the registration plate

alongside a description of the offender. 

You can report an incident of dog fouling using our form below. You can also tell us about a dog bin that needs emptying, or fouling on public land that needs clearing. 

Report Dog Fouling / Dog Bin Full