Wardens out and about in Lancashire to catch dog dirt culprits

Five dog-fouling action zone have been established in the Ribble Valley to target people who leave their pet muck in public.

Monday, 19th June 2017, 2:06 pm
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 4:28 pm

Dog wardens will be out and about in Clitheroe, Chatburn, Sabden, Mellor and Longridge in a bid to catch the culprits who are blighting the borough with dog dirt.

They will be issuing £100 fixed penalty notices to dog walkers who fail to pick up after their pets rising to prosecution and fines of £1,000 for persistent offenders.

Each year the council receives over 200 complaints about dog-fouling and spends £30,000 disposing of it.

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It is committed to taking action and has introduced a raft of measures to help tackle the problem, from on-the-spot fines to warning signs, night patrols to school visits.

Heather Coar, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of environmental health, said: “We urge residents to be our eyes and ears and help us tackle this problem by reporting the irresponsible dog owners.”

Call the council in confidence on 01200 425111.