East Hampshire dog owner fined for not clearing up mess

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IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets could face a fine of up to £1,000.

The warning comes from East Hampshire District Council after witnesses helped track down an offender who was issued with a £50 fixed penalty notice.

Dog warden Dave Griffiths said: ‘Dog fouling is becoming a problem in a lot of urban areas across the district making our communities dirty and causing health risks to others.

‘Most owners are brilliant and clean up after their dogs but there is a stubborn minority who refuse to comply with the law. We rely on members of the public reporting offenders to us.’

Witnesses reported a dog owner over two offences in South Lane Meadow, Clanfield.

Anyone who witnesses regular offences should report them on 01730 234060 giving descriptions, times and location.

The message from the council is – grab it, bag it and bin it.

Always keep a supply of bags with you attached to the lead so you do not forget them.