New dog fouling strategy pays dividends

Tendring District Council dog warden Adam McGoldrick

Tendring District Council dog warden Adam McGoldrick - Credit: Archant

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.”

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 dogwardens@tendringdc.gov.uk.