dog owners fined as council launches fouling crackdown
owners in Burnham-On-Sea have been issued with
fines for allowing their pets to foul public places during a new
crackdown by Sedgemoor Dstrict Council.
animals were spotted being walked in public
areas, leaving mess on pavements over the past fortnight.
the beginning of June, Sedgemoor's Dog Warden (pictured) has issued
ten fixed penalty notices for dog fouling offences.
have been issued in residential and seaside areas of Burnham and
are keen to ensure that dog fouling does not blight our pavements
for residents and visitors," council spokeswoman Claire Faun
enforcement action demonstrates Sedgemoor District Council's commitment
to dealing with this type of anti-social behaviour and ensuring
that those responsible are appropriately dealt with."
Penalty Notice charges see fines of £50 for payment within
a week or £75 within two weeks. Failure
to pay instigates court proceedings where a much larger fine can
who are concerned about dog fouling issues in the Burnham and
Highbridge area should contact Sedgemoor's Dog Warden on 0845
408 2540 for the matter to be investigated further.