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Clean up after your pet or face £75 fine

PUBLISHED: 12:55 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:15 03 September 2015

Clear up after your pet... or face a £75 fine

Clear up after your pet... or face a £75 fine

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Six month trial begins with enforcement officers patrolling Gravesham

Dog owners or those in charge of dogs in Gravesend who do not to clean up after their pets face a £75 fine.

Council enforcement officers will be patrolling the borough for a six month trial issuing fixed penalty notices to those that do not clear up after their dogs – and those who don’t pay will be taken to court for the offence.

Debbie Wilders, senior environmental health officer, said: “we really need the help of the public in the fight against those dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs.

“Dog fouling is unsightly, anti-social and can carry disease. Lots of people contact us about dog fouling, especially those with young children. We hope that the enforcement officers will make a difference as an incentive for people to pick up their dog’s mess. The council has provided dog waste bins in many locations, in addition to litter bins that can also be used - so there is no excuse for not picking up”.

Anyone with information about dog fouling is asked to email animal.control@gravesham.gov.uk or call 01474 33 70 00.

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