June 13, 2008
fouling offender fined in Highbridge's Apex Leisure Park
wardens are stamping down on pet owners who let their animals
foul community spaces in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area,
with one being fined £190 this week.
District Council said on Thursday (June 12th) it had successfully
prosecuted a walker at Apex Wildlife Park for failing to pick
up after their pet.
pet owner has been given a £120 fine with £55 costs
and a victim surcharge of £15.
Stuart Kingham, Portfolio Holder for Environmental, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Every dog owner has a responsibility to pick up after their
dog. It's such a shame that a small number of owners put dogs
in a bad light, as there are millions of responsible owners and
well-behaved dogs in Sedgemoor and we thank them for picking up
their dogs' mess."
sight of dog's mess in Sedgemoor's parks, beaches and open spaces
is offensive to many residents and visitors who look forward to
leisurely walks in the park or on the beach and relaxing in 'the
great outdoors'. That is why the Council takes fouling very seriously
and will prosecute when there is sufficient evidence."
District Council provides over 130 dog bins across the area and
employs two dog wardens who travel the district, giving advice
to schools, dog clubs and residents.
Apex Leisure Park
fouling and the law - Home Office guide to the public [External