Dog Fouling

There have been further reports that individuals walking their dogs in the cricket field and surrounding area have not been picking up their dog’s faeces. Individuals should not need to be reminded of the social responsibility that dog walkers have when walking dogs in publicly accessible areas.

Dog faeces is unhygienic and a health hazard, leading to toxocariasis in humans among other infections. Toxocariasis can cause serious illness and lead to blindness, and can particularly effect young children. Particularly with summer approaching it is vital that people are not placed at risk by anti-social behaviour.

It is illegal to allow a dog to foul in public and not attempt to clean it up. Legislation allows district councils to issue dog control orders against owners, and fines can be levied at a fixed rate of £75.

All dog walkers are kindly asked to respect their responsibilities to their communities. The Parish Council welcomes any reports of individuals sighted not to be clearing up after their dogs.