Royal Borough dog owners urged to clean up after their pets or face fine

Dog owners were reminded to clean up after their pooches as wardens handed out litter bags in Braywick Park on Friday, September 16.

The community wardens were in the park reminding people to take responsibility for their pets’ poo.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, Royal Borough cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “We have some beautiful parks and open spaces in the borough and it is a shame when they are ruined by dog fouling.

“We want people to take pride and ownership of our green spaces and being responsible for anything left behind by your pet is just one of the ways we can make sure they remain accessible to everyone.”

Dog owners could be fined up to £1,000 if they are caught not cleaning up after their animal and the borough community wardens are authorised to issue fixed penalty notices of £52.

Dog owner Brian Millin, who uses Braywick Park, said: “The large majority of dog owners, and I am one of them, respect the local environment.

“Dog fouling is an important issue that dog walkers need to take responsibility for so that the whole community can enjoy clean parks and open spaces.”

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