New dog fouling strategy pays dividends
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Two pet owners will be issued four fines for failing to clear up after their dogs.
A £50 fixed penalty notice was handed out to a dog owner in Holland-on-Sea, while one owner is going to receive three £50 notices for separate incidents in Clacton.
The penalties from Tendring District Council (TDC) come after a plea for information.
TDC’s new strategy is to blitz a road with cards after a fouling incident, in a bid to get details of those responsible.
Council dog warden Adam McGoldrick said: “The initiative has just got off the ground and already we are seeing results. We normally give out around half a dozen £50 notices each year – and now four in just over a week.”
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Mick Page, TDC leader, added: “We now know we have the public’s support and they are coming forward to help us to trace the offending owners who refuse to clear-up.”
• Offenders can be reported on 01255 686766 or by emailing email@example.com.
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