Grantham Clean and Green: Dog owners warned to pick up after their pets

Dog fouling sign in Grantham
Dog fouling sign in Grantham
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Dog owners are being reminded of their responsibilities to pick up after their pets with the help of further signs being installed across Grantham and the wider district.

Signs advising that fines can apply to those who flout the rules have recently been installed by South Kesteven District Council in several locations, including Hudson Way in Grantham, and in Barkston.

Dog fouling sign in Barkston

Dog fouling sign in Barkston

The council’s environmental health team are listening to and working with local residents to identify areas where dog fouling incidents regularly occur.

Teams installing the signage are also educating and reminding owners to pick up after their pets or face a £75 on-the-spot fine.

Executive manager for environment Ian Yates said: “Dog owners are responding to the volume of signs we are placing across the district, as part of our wider education initiative to inform them of their responsibilities of picking up after their pets in public places.

“Our environmental health team appreciate dog owners and residents being our eyes and ears in submitting their own reports to us on areas that require further monitoring.

“We all want the district to be a cleaner and greener place so owners need to do their part and remember dog waste can be left in public litter bins as long as it is bagged.”

Report dog fouling on 01476 406080 or online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk