Dog Fouling / Mess

Dog Fouling / Mess

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Dog Fouling
Please tell us so we can clean it up and catch the culprits.

Dog faeces may contain worms which can cause serious eye disorders in children and adults.

You can report issues on-line using the form located on the right hand side of the page.

Regular worming can help reduce the likelihood of worms in faeces.

Faeces is unpleasant to stand in, but also, think about blind people and people with wheelchairs and pushchairs or prams.

  • Fouling should always be cleaned up and disposed of properly.
  • The Council is trying to encourage responsible dog ownership by educational means. However, where a dog owner shows disregard for anti-fouling laws, a fixed penalty notice is likely to be issued. This requires a payment of £100.00 fine within 14 days. Failure to pay the penalty may result in prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

The Council has introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order under section 59 of ABCPA 2014 which requires any person in charge of a dog which has defecated to immediately put the faeces in a dog waste bin or a litter bin marked as being available for dog waste; or remove the faeces from the public place. This order applies to all public places (as defined in section 74(1) of ABCPA 2014) in the district of the Council. The order comes into force and applies for three years from 1 October 2017. The Dog Enforcement Wardens regularly patrol the borough at various times of day, including outside office hours and weekend. Any person caught allowing their dog to foul and failing to remove the faeces forthwith can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 or could be prosecuted in the magistrates’ court for a criminal offence and be fined up to £1,000.

Who to Contact For Help

You can report issues on-line using the form located on the right hand side of the page.

To make a complaint regarding a dog fouling problem, contact Fylde Direct on 01253 658 658. You can also make a complaint on-line at listening@fylde.gov.uk.