to 2003 News Archive
DOG FOULING FINE
OWNERS could face a £40 fine for allowing their pets
to foul streets and
other public places.
if they do not pay in time, the cost goes up to £60.
were this week being asked to rubber-stamp moves to give
group managers the power to issue fixed penalty tickets
The job could be taken on by community wardens - Dumfries
Council are bidding for funding from the Scottish Executive
for two although
it has not yet been decided where they will be based.
new Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act which came into effect
(Wednesday) makes it easier for councils to clamp down
on offenders. Although they have had powers to deal with
the problem under existing
legislation, they have not been easy to enforce.
the new Act will give the council powers to issue fixed
to people who fail to clear up after their dog has
fouled in any public
That includes pavements, footpaths, roads, parks,
cycle ways, communal land, stairs, closes and any