New powers for dog fouling, says Council

Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) has announced that it has new powers to tackle dog fouling in the borough, including new fines.

The new public space protection order (PSPO) gives TWC the power to issue £100 fines for people who fail to pick up after their dogs, or who don’t have the means to do so.

Council authorised officers, Police Constables and Police Community Support Officers will have the power to issue the fines on the spot.

“This order supports our approach to being on your side,” said Deputy Leader for Telford & Wrekin Council, Councillor Richard Overton, and Cabinet Member for Housing, Enforcement and Transport said in a TWC Newsroom post about the new powers for tackling dog fouling. “For the minority, where an education first approach doesn’t work, we’ll now have stronger powers to ensure that those who are unwilling to help keep the borough clean and safe, will be issued with fine of £100.”

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council has been receiving an increased number of reports about dog fouling issues around the parish. We would urge all dog owners to be responsible not only to avoid receiving a fine, but for the comfort of fellow residents.

You can report any instances of dog fouling you discover in your area to TWC via the Android version of the MyTelford online reporting app, the iOS version of the MyTelford online reporting app, or on the MyTelford website.

Free dog poo bags are usually available at the Lawley and Overdale Parish Council office, subject to availability.

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