Dog fouling

If you are a dog owner or walker then you must pick up your dog's mess if it fouls in certain public places. This is a legal requirement as described in The Dog (Fouling on Land) Act 1996 (refer to this for exceptions to picking up dog foul). If you do not then you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. If you do not pay the Fixed Penalty Notice then you could be taken to court and fined up to £1000.

Complete the online litter and dog fouling form if you want to report dog foul that needs clearing or have witnessed dog fouling and are willing to provide a witness statement. You can also let us know if you think there is a need for a dog bin in a particular place or use the full or overflowing dog waste bin form to report a full or overflowing dog bin.

Public Spaces Protection Order

from 20 February 2017 to 17 March 2017 a consultation on dog exclusion zones and increasing dog fouling fines is running to enable residents and visitors to put their views forward on many matters, including dog control.  

Make your views known:


If you would like to put posters up in your local area there is a selection here to choose from: