Joining forces to tackle dog fouling in St Athan
Published Monday 17 March 2014
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Enforcement Team have joined forces with RAF West Camp Military Community Support Officer Bob Rand and Community Support Officer Linda Fraser to tackle dog fouling in St Athan.
Reacting to a rise in complaints about dog fouling in the West Camp area of St Athan round the clock monitoring will be introduced over the coming months and will include teams of officers with cameras.
The monitoring will ensure that if dog owners are caught not clearing up after their dog has fouled, a fixed penalty notice of £75 can be issued.
Denny White, Senior Enforcement Officer, said: “We have to take a zero tolerance policy to dog fouling. Dog owners must understand that the consequences of not picking up can result in a fine and ultimately a court appearance and a larger fine of up to £1000.”
Cllr Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for Environment and Visible Services, said: “It is important for the Council’s enforcement team to work with other community support officers to educate dog owners about the consequences if they do not clear up after their dog.
Residents in the area who witness dog fouling offences can ring the council offices with any information that will assist with our initiative as this problem will only be resolved if we work together.”
If you would like to report a dog fouling offence please complete our simple online form.