No one likes putting their foot in it!
Dog fouling or dog mess is a nuisance, unsightly, unpleasant and can spread diseases to other animals and humans. Dog owners, and dog walkers, have a responsibility to clean up after their dog in public places. Failing to do so can result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100.
If your dog fouls in a public place, you must clean up the mess under the Public Spaces Protection (Dog Fouling) Order 2020 . Always carry a poop scoop, which is a specially designed plastic shovel, or a bag to carry your dog's mess to a dog bin or normal on-street litter bin. If there isn't a dog mess bin, please take it home and dispose of it in your grey bin. Please note: dog mess should not be put in your green bin.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council has a duty to keep public areas clear of dog mess.
If you do not clean up after your dog, you could be given a £100 on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notice. If you do not pay, you could be prosecuted and may face a court appearance with a maximum penalty of £1,000.
Registered blind dog owners are exempt from penalties.
Please contact Environmental Health: