Council warning over dog fouling

Dog fouling patrols are being called for in Horncastle EMN-141117-101242001
Dog fouling patrols are being called for in Horncastle EMN-141117-101242001

Dog owners in West Lindsey are being warned they face fines of up to £1,000 if they fail to pick up after their pets.

In the past few weeks two £50 fixed penalty notices have been issued to people who let their dogs foul without picking it up.

Both incidents happened in Saxilby and were caught on CCTV and the evidence brought to the attention of West Lindsey District Council enforcement officers.

WLDC prosperous communities committee chairman Owen Bierley said: “Dog fouling remains a big issue in parts of the district and is something the council takes very seriously. We want our towns and villages to be clean. It is not acceptable to leave dog mess on our streets and in our parks where others, especially children, may step into it.”

To report dog fouling call 01427 676676.