Dog Fouling

 Dog Owners

We ask those dog owners who are not clearing up after their dog to please do so.  There are plenty of dog waste bins located conveniently around the village to make this job easier and these are emptied weekly by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

Everyone in the village is paying for this service, so please use it and help keep your village a pleasure to walk in.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING ACT 2014,

PUBLIC SPACE PROTECTION ORDER (CONTROL OF DOGS) 2015

Dog faeces are not only unpleasant and unsightly but also a carry a harmful infection, which can cause serious illness and/or disability if ingested.

Not clearing up your dog’s waste is a Criminal Offence under the legislation described above, which can be prosecuted in the Magistrates Court with fines of up to £1000.  Further action may also be taken against repeat offenders in the form of Civil Injunctions which, if breached, can result in custodial sentences of up to two years.

Dog waste should be picked up and disposed of responsibly in a dog waste bin.  It can also be placed in any litter bin, as well as a domestic general refuse bin if double-bagged.

Dog fouling is a social problem caused by a few irresponsible dog owners, and it is only with the combined efforts of the community and Local Authority that we can address this unacceptable behaviour.

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