Grendon Recycling Centre HAS MOVED to Lower House Farm located off the A5 roundabout at Dordon along Gypsy Lane towards Wood End. Postcode CV9 2QA
To address the problem of dog fouling, the council has made an order under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 that requires all dog owners to clean up after their dog if the dog fouls in a place to which the public has access. This includes paths, footways, roads, verges, parks, play areas, recreation grounds, playing fields, canal towpaths, and the larger public areas.
Anyone walking a dog must pick up any fouling and dispose of it correctly. You should always carry bags to put the waste in, then you can either take it home to dispose of, use dog waste bins, or even a litter bin.
If you allow your dog to foul in any public place and do not clean it up you may be liable, on conviction, to a fine of up to £1,000.
In the case of a first offence, the council may give you the option to avoid prosecution by the payment, of a £80 fixed penalty notice which is reduced to £50 if paid within the initial seven days of issue. If that is not paid or you have offended before then you are likely to be prosecuted. It is not a defence to claim that you had nothing with you to clean up the mess.
This law does not apply to registered blind people.
Please Note: Payment must be made in FULL. We do not offer a payment plan or reduced rate to those in receipt of benefits.
For more information please download a copy of North Warwickshire Borough Council's Dog Control Order
Pages in Dog Fouling
- You are here: The Law
- Reporting Dog Fouling Problems