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It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog foul left by their dog. If you fail to clean up after your dog you can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, or if the case goes to court a fine of up to £1,000.

Source: Dog Fouling @ Keep Britain Tidy

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  • Dog Fouling @ UK Environmental Law Association

    Excerpt: Councils can also issue dog control orders against individual dog owners for offences including allowing a dog to foul a public space. Councils can issue fixed penalty orders in relation to dog control orders. Where there is no local rate, the fixed penalty is £75. In very serious cases, magistrates can issue a maximum penalty of £1,000.

  • Dog Fouling Facts @ StreetKleen

    Excerpt: Dog fouling is anti-social and those that fail to pick up display a disregard for other people, public health and the environment. Failing to pick up immediately after a dog is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 1995. Those caught can be issued with a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice. Any non-payment maybe considered for a prosecution. If prosecuted and found guilty the maximum fine is £1,000. Those that bag the mess but don’t bin it (i.e. they dispose of bagged faeces in a hedge or tree) can face a fine of up to £2,500 in court for the offence of littering.

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