We have recently received a number of complaints about litter and irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their dogs.
Particular problem areas reported include – The Lower Vale, around the Childrens Play area and the Vale at the end of Farnborough Drive (where the barrier is closed) and dog poo bags which are hanging in some of the hedgerows.
The environmental department were contacted some weeks ago and a number of signs were put up on the lamp posts but there still continues to be an issue.
Are you aware of the current fouling laws?
- The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order 2011 covers all verges and footpaths and public parks and playing fields.
- Owners must clear up after their dogs or face a £75 fixed penalty fine if caught by a dog warden or up to £1000 fine if successful legal proceedings are taken.
Together we can wipe out the incidence of dog fouling and make our environment much more pleasant for all of us!
If you witness a problem then please report it & help keep Middlemore a beautiful and a safe place in which to live for both ourselves and our children.
Here is a link further infomation provided by Daventry District Council DOG WARDEN SERVICE