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Dog Fouling

Alert message sent 17/01/2020 15:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Durham Constabulary

Concerns have been raised from across the area with regard to dog fouling, as you will be aware dog fouling spoils the environment, upsets local residents and can cause serious health risks, particularly to children.

The law states it is an offence, under a Public Space Protection Order, if you do not clean up your dog's waste. If you're caught not picking up, you will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100. If taken to court, you could be fined a maximum of £1,000.

Did you know that you can report dog fouling online at https://www.durham.gov.uk/dogfouling

Durham County Council also have a Campaign to tackle dog fouling called “Green Dog Walkers”
The Green Dog Walkers scheme aims to change attitudes towards dog fouling. Volunteers wear a Green Dog Walkers badge which signifies they will:

• always clean up after their dog
• carry extra dog waste bags when walking their dog
• lend a dog waste bag to those without one
• act as a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dog.

If you would like to take part in the scheme or want further information https://www.durham.gov.uk/greendogwalkers

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Brian Donnelly (Police, PCSO, West)

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