Dog fouling in the playing field and the paths leading to it is on the increase. The parish council has contacted the Council dog warden – and if he gets enough individual reports of dog fouling, he’s promised to come and investigate. So… how can you and I help?
If you witness someone letting their dog foul without cleaning it up afterwards in any public place, you should report this to the dog warden with as much information as possible, such as:
- Time/date/location of incident
- Frequency of offence if it happens regularly
- Description/breed of dog
- Descriptions of the offender
- A photo of the dog/incident is useful to identify the dog (but can not be used as evidence)
- Your name/address/phone number
- Name/address of offender if known.
It is difficult to catch offenders without the above information and an authorised officer usually needs to witness the offence being committed before a £75 fixed penalty notice can be issued. If you can not provide the above information, East Northants Council can still carry out patrols in your area and provide signage, but the chance of catching the offender is much smaller.
Please use the reporting dog fouling form to report an area to us where dog fouling needs to be cleaned up.