Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, but a small number continue to cause problems.
Dog fouling which is left on footpaths and playing fields is a health risk to people and can cause the infection 'Toxocariasis' which can lead to blindness.
The Fouling of Land by Dogs (District of Eden) Order 2008 designates areas of land where owners must pick up after their dogs or face a fixed penalty ticket of £75 and possibly a fine of up to £1000.
When you walk your dog always remember to take a bag or poop scoop like you'd remember a lead. Remember rain does not wash the problem away.
Dog Poo Spray campaign in February
Eden District Council, local volunteers and Councillors are tackling dog fouling in several areas around Penrith in February. Volunteers are spray painting dog fouling florescent yellow in an attempt to highlight the problem and allow pedestrians to see it more clearly. There are five main areas being targeted:
- Beaconside School and the surrounding streets;
- St Catherine's Primary School and the surrounding area;
- Beacon Edge;
- Oak Road and Carleton Road;
- Pategill residential area.
During February this is the only area that will be spray painted. After February a review will be undertaken to see if this was a success. Currently we will not supply any more spray for anywhere else in Eden. Please do not spray fouling yourself as a special type of spray is needed.
You can put wrapped dog waste in:
- a dog waste bin (for your nearest click on the map opposite.)
- a litter bin (there are over 350 in Eden)
- or take it home and put it in your blue household waste bag.
It is every dog owners duty to clean up after their dog. Don't give all dog owners a bad name.
How to inform us about dog fouling
For Further Information:
- Contact: Community Warden
- Address: Mansion House, Penrith CA11 7YG
- Telephone: 01768 212490
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 01768 890732