February 14, 2011
dog owners fined for fouling in Burnham and Highbridge
irresponsible dog owners in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have
been issued with fines following the launch of increased patrols
by council dog wardens.
As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
week, Sedgemoor District Council's Dog Wardens have stepped
up their patrols in known problem areas to try and reduce the
problem of public footpaths and pavements being fouled.
Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "In
response to public concern over the past three weeks Sedgemoor
District Council's dog wardens have undertaken additional work
targeting areas with known dog fouling problems in Burnham and
"Through this work they have issued four fixed penalty
notices to dog owners for not clearing up after their animals."
"Hopefully, this will serve as a deterrent to other dog owners
tempted not to clear up after their dogs and shows Sedgemoor's
commitment to dealing with these issues."
Fixed penalty notices are £50 and, if not paid within seven
days, the fine rises to £75. Failure to pay the fixed penalty
notice can result in those responsible being prosecuted for the