Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is offensive, anti-social and potentially dangerous to human health. 

It's illegal not to clear up after your dog and we ask dog owners to take responsibility for their pets. 

When dog fouling is a problem in a specific area it's often something that can be tackled within the community. 

If you see someone not picking up after their dog, please speak to them if you feel comfortable to do so and ask them to clear up their dog's mess. 

If the problem continues, you can report any incidents you witness to the council. 

Please supply as much information as possible so we can take appropriate action. 

Report dog fouling

When reporting dog fouling please think about the following:

  • Do you know of a dog owner who never, or hardly ever, picks up after their pet?
  • Do they usually walk the dog at a certain time during the day?
  • What times are the offences being committed?
  • Where is the fouling being committed?
  • What does the dog look like?
  • What does the owner look like?
  • If the dog owner using a car, what is the number on the registration plate?

Designated areas

Designated areas where it's an offence not to clear up your dog's mess includes:
1) All roads/pavements and verges adjoining roads with speed limits of 40mph or less.
2) Open spaces in the following areas: Icon for pdf Designated land for dog fouling [54.49KB]

Pay for dog fouling fines