Did you know that Lawley & Overdale Parish Council is an outlet which provides free dog poop scoop bags for residents who need them?
Telford & Wrekin Council distribute free poop scoop bags free of charge and you can collect them from the Parish Council office. The aim is to help encourage dog owners and dog walkers to clean up after their pets.
Dog fouling is offensive and a potential health hazard, and we are receiving increasing reports of incidents across the Parish area.
Keep Britain Tidy states that nine out of ten dog owners clean up after their dog but we want to change that behaviour so all dog owners act responsibly, which will benefit the whole community and its residents.
What happens if you don’t pick up your poop?
Following the recent increase of reported incidents within the Parish our Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers are patrolling the known hotspots. Whilst they carry free dog poop scoop bags they are also able to issue anyone who does not pick up after their dog with a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £100.
If the case goes to court this could cost the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1,000.
How do l report dog fouling?
Residents can use the Telford & Wrekin Council online form to report incidents or can telephone Neighbourhood and Leisure Services on 01952 384384, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.