July 6, 2011
owners in Burnham and Highbridge receive fouling fines
Two dog owners in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have picked
up fines after letting their animals foul streets in the two towns.
Sedgemoor District Council has successfully prosecuted two residents
for failing to pick up excrement left by their pets.
Burnham resident Bob Johnstone has been fined £245 for
failing to clean up after one of his dogs fouled the pavement
in Seaview Road.
And Highbridge resident Ann Keating has been fined £295
for failing to clean up after two of her dogs fouled a pavement
on the Popular Estate.
"Mrs Keating was caught after additional patrols were initiated
in the area in response to complaints from the public regarding
dog fouling," council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Sedgemoor District Council has a zero tolerance of dog fouling
and any persons caught failing to remove their dog faeces from
a public place will be challenged, resulting in a fine or prosecution."
Residents who require further information about dog fouling enforcement
should contact Sedgemoor's Dog Warden on 0845 408 2540.
Pictured: Tina Kick, Sedgemoor District Council's dog warden,
who patrols streets in the Burnham-On-Sea area