Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

‘Irresponsible’ Essex owners fined £50 after their dogs fouled pavements

28 February, 2016 - 06:00
Two fined for dog fouling.

Two fined for dog fouling.

Two “irresponsible” dog owners have each been fined for not clearing up after their pets.

Both owners were handed £50 charges after being reported by community-minded residents.

A woman in St Osyth was traced by Tendring District Council’s dog warden team after she was spotted outside St Osyth Primary School.

Parents witnessed her walk away after her dog had fouled on the pavement.

The wardens found the woman at her home where she admitted the offence and was handed a £50 fixed penalty notice, which she paid.

In a separate incident in Brightlingsea a man was caught on a private CCTV camera failing to clean-up after his dog in Seaview Crescent.

The footage was handed over to the dog wardens and the man identified.

He also admitted the offence when spoken to at his home, was presented with the FPN and paid up on the spot.

Michael Talbot, cabinet member for the environment at Tendring District Council, said the public can make a difference in catching culprits by reporting incidents and being prepared to give a statement.

He said: “The wardens cannot be everywhere at the same time and we have to rely on the extra eyes of the public to catch people failing to clear-up after their pets.

“Some do not bother because they do not think anything will happen.

“Well, these two latest offences prove that is clearly not the case.

“I congratulate all those who do come forward and help us to be able to take action against irresponsible dog owners, who are very much in the minority.

“It is community-minded and will certainly make others think twice before not cleaning up after their dogs.”

Anyone wanting to report a dog-fouling incident should contact Tendring District Council’s dog wardens on 01255 686787.

1 comment

  • £50 is not a large enough fine, it should be £250 [minimum] for a first offence, double [£500] for any subsequent case.

    Report this comment

    TREBOR60

    Monday, February 29, 2016

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Priti Patel

Pro-Brexit Essex MP Priti Patel added to a new row in the EU Referendum campaign by accusing the leaders of the “Remain” side of being so wealthy and privileged that they did not understand the concerns of most voters.

Enjoy a family day out at the Suffolk Show

Looking for ways to entertain the family during the school holidays? Here we bring you a round up of what is on in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and elsewhere in Suffolk, and into north Essex.

City Palace Udaipur

With temperatures soaring into the 50’ – that is Celsius – in Rajasthan at present, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a place to be avoided!

File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich.

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault committed in Ipswich last weekend have carried out anniversary checks in the area.

West Row sign

Firefighters were called to assist paramedics in rescuing a 40-year-old man who was found in a pit in his garden with a suspected broken ankle this morning.

EACH Colour Dash at Christchurch Park

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) during Ipswich’s most well supported Colour Dash to date.

The bank holiday weather was perfect for events like the Trimley Beer Festival.

For once organisers of bank holiday weekend events are set to be happy with the British weather as the region prepares for a third dry day today.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24