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Dog fouling

Summary

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, it is an offence if anyone in charge of a dog, whether it belongs to them or not, fails to remove the dogs faeces should it foul in any public area within the District of Blaby. This includes parks, footpaths and also private land where public are permitted to have access.

Anybody who is witnessed committing an offence under the above Act will be offered the opportunity to accept a fixed penalty notice and pay a fine to discharge liability for the offense. Refusal of the fixed penalty notice or failure to pay the fine will result in legal action.

The Council is also responsible for street cleansing and will respond to any reports of dog fouling, which need to be removed / cleaned.

How do I request dog mess removal or cleaning?

  1. Contact us by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of the area where the mess is

How do I report offenders where an incident has been witnessed?

  1. Contact us by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name;
    2. your full address including your postcode;
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different;
    4. your email address (if applicable);
    5. details of the incident including the area and details of the offender (if known);

How do I request to speak to a dog warden regarding a fouling problem to discuss preventative measures?

  1. Contact us by e-mail, telephone, online form or by coming into the Council
  2. Information we will need from you:
    1. your full name
    2. your full address including your postcode
    3. your home telephone number and a number which we can contact you on during normal office hours if this is different
    4. your email address (if applicable)
    5. details of where the mess is and any information you may have regarding when it occurred

Further information

Dog mess removal or cleaning

The Environmental Maintenance Section will endeavour to clean up any dog fouling on the day it is reported, or the next day at latest.

Report offenders with known identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, and you know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can issue a fixed penalty notice if you are willing to provide a witness statement.

If you are not willing to provide a witness statement, the Dog Wardens can still investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense.

Report offenders with unknown identity

If you witness somebody failing to clean up after their dog, but do not know who they are or where they live, the Dog Wardens can investigate the offender and make attempts to witness the person committing an offense. Any information that you can provide, such as times of offenses and descriptions of dog and owner will assist the Dog Wardens with their investigation.

Discuss a fouling problem

If you are aware of an area where dog fouling is a persistent problem, the Dog Wardens can investigate and monitor the area. Any information you can provide, such as approximate times when the fouling is occurring will assist the investigation.

Preventative measures

The Dog Wardens will endeavour to combat dog fouling in problem areas. Actions may include increased patrols, pavement stencils, extra signage, leaflet drops, and in areas where there is a persistent problem, the installation of CCTV cameras.

Contact

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Blaby District Council   
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Desford Road   
Narborough   
Leicester   
LE19 2EP

 
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Last updated: 13 November 2017

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