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Council cracks down on dog foulers

Published Monday, 27 January 2014

Determined to clean up East Northamptonshire

Two Rushden residents who didn’t pick up after their dog now have to pay up after being caught by the East Northamptonshire Council dog warden.

On 9 December 2013, one dog walker was spotted by the dog warden not picking up after their dog in Manor Park, Rushden and was issued with a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice. 

The same warden caught another dog walker on 16 January 2014 in Rushden Hall Park walking away without clearing up after their dog and also received a fine of £75.

Rushden Town Council Leader, Cllr Sarah Peacock, said: “We’re delighted with this action.  Our decision to employ the Environmental Service Officer through ENC for two days a week reflects our commitment to addressing residents’ concerns about dog fouling. We’re looking to resolve this problem throughout the town and in our parks, particularly as we’re working towards Green Flag status in Hall Park. Any resident who wishes to report a dog fouling problem in Rushden can contact the town council and, where necessary, action will be taken.”

Councillor Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, commented: "Dog mess left anywhere can be a serious health risk. The council is determined to clean up East Northamptonshire for both residents and visitors and we will not hesitate to fine anyone not cleaning up after their dog.”

To report dog fouling, please use our online form or call 01832 742000.