Borough Council of Wellingborough

Patrols hound dog owners about fouling

Published Friday, 06 September 2019

Wellingborough’s Environmental Protection Enforcement Officers will be carrying out additional patrols in response to a rising number of complaints from residents.

Wollaston has been subject to an increase in dog walkers not cleaning up after their pets, leaving a foul mess for passers-by. The Environmental Protection Team will have an increased presence in the village to deter dog walkers from not bagging their mess, and will be on hand to issue fines of £100 for anyone found to be flouting the law.

Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “Dog mess is unpleasant, smelly, anti-social and can cause a serious health risk including fatal diseases such as Parvo or Toxocariasis which can cause serious illness. We would like to thank all residents who clear up after their pets, and use the bins which are available across the borough.

“We will be carrying out additional patrols in dog fouling hot spots in the borough over the next few weeks in a bid to target anyone found not bagging their dog’s mess and issuing fines where necessary.”

Environmental Protection Enforcement Officers will be carrying out additional patrols across the borough over the forthcoming months. To find out more about the council’s Environmental Protection Team, visit: www.wellingborough.gov.uk/dogfouling or to report any offences contact: envprotection@wellingborough.gov.uk