Grantham Clean and Green: Clean up after your dog or face a £75 fine

Grantham Clean and Green: Signs put up along the canal towpath in Grantham.
Grantham Clean and Green: Signs put up along the canal towpath in Grantham.
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Signs warning dog owners of their responsibilities to pick up after their pets have been installed along Grantham Canal by South Kesteven District Council.

The towpath from Earlesfield Lane to Swingbridge Road, which the authority is responsible for, has received the new signs reminding owners to pick up after their pets’ mess or face a £75 on-the-spot fine.

Grantham Clean and Green.

Grantham Clean and Green.

The council works with residents to log areas in the district where dog fouling incidents are common so it can monitor the areas work on advising owners as much as possible.

Business manager for environmental health Anne-Marie Coulthard said: “We will always look to educate dog owners on their responsibilities and the wider issues and dangers of not picking up after a dog in public places.

“Not only is it unpleasant, but it contains bacteria which can be harmful to children and adults if they come into contact with the mess.

“Therefore we ask all dog walkers at the canal, and across the district, to clear up after their pets for the safety of all those who enjoy using our public open spaces.”

Residents and businesses wishing to report dog fouling should call 01476 406080 or email ehs@southkesteven.gov.uk