SAXON HOUND CAMPAIGN TO CRY FOUL ON DOG
A new campaign to educate dog owners to clean up after their
pets has been launched with Saxon Hound and Mucky Pup at the
“We want people to tell us where the hot spots are in order to
target education and enforcement activity and look at other
preventative measures. We are able take action as long as residents
report the incidents to us directly and can clearly identify owners
and dogs. With sufficient information about times and
areas enforcement officers are able to issue fixed penalties to
deter irresponsible owners when witnessed. We are committed to
cleaning up the environment in Tamworth and making the area as
clean and pleasant as possible for everyone to enjoy. Clean
neighbourhoods are a desire of the residents of our historic
borough and the council will use all our powers to deliver them
that. I would like to thank all of the responsible dog owners who
continue to clean up after their dogs"
A fixed penalty of £50 may be issued to offenders with no option
for reduction of the fine amount. When a fixed penalty notice has
been issued payment must be made within 14 days of issue. Cheques,
postal orders or money orders can be posted to Tamworth Borough
Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ, Via
phone on 01827 709709 or via the pay it online option on the right
THE MUCKY PUP - CLEAN IT UP CAMPAIGN
Starts on Monday in The Leys. It will target a number of
identified dog fouling hotspots throughout the borough and blitz
them for three weeks - one at a time.
Street wardens and Street Scene staff will visit a hotspot where
they will record and remove every visible piece of dog waste.
Street Scene staff will return two days later in the first week
to record and remove any further deposits.
This will not affect regular cleansing routines in the areas and
residents should continue to report issues.
The wardens will then spend the period of the campaign talking
to residents and visitors in the neighbourhood to educate and
inform them of how to report dog fouling and encouraging
responsible dog ownership.
Owners spotted not cleaning up after their dogs will be given a
fixed penalty notice.
The campaign will continue in the hotspot area for a further two
weeks, during which the waste will again be recorded and removed at
regular intervals to see whether there has been any reduction. At
the end of the three weeks, the wardens will then move on to
Spot checks and unannounced patrols will also continue after the
end of the campaign in the hotspot areas, to ensure the clean-up
message continues to be enforced.
REPORTING DOG FOULING
Any member of the public can report irresponsible dog owners at
any time on the new Mucky Pup hotline 01827
709427, via email email@example.com
or text MUCKYPUP and message to
88020. This will allow the council to record
hot spots and intelligence to best support future patrols and