Northumberland County Council has a zero tolerance policy for dog fouling. Anyone witnessed not cleaning up after their dog will be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice. If a fixed penalty notice is not paid within 14 days of its issue, offenders will be prosecuted for the offence in court and could face a fine of up to £1,000.
As you will see from my fixmystreet entry both me and Joyce Guthrie reported multiple dog poop problems in Wooler last month in the lead upto the parish election. Further to these reports I am pleased to say the council contacted me and subsequently placed poop bags on the dog bins throughout Wooler.
Should you want to make a complaint regarding dog fouling you should, follow the instructions below.
- Type and or description of dog
- Time, location, frequency of alleged offence
- Complainant details for feedback