As part of East Staffordshire Borough Council’s initiatives on tacking littering and dog fouling, the Uniform Services team along with Councillor Bernard Peters, were yesterday [Monday 25 February], patrolling in the Brizlincote area of Burton on Trent.dogpoo

The officers and Councillor Peters were reminding and informing residents of their responsibility of either disposing litter in an appropriate bin or taking it home.  They were also raising awareness to dog owners of their responsibility to clean up after their dogs and the consequences of not adhering to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and the Fouling of Land by Dogs (ESBC) Order 2010.

Councillor Bernard Peters, ward member for the Brizlincote area, said: “The increased number complaints and concerns surrounding littering and dog fouling which have been raised to me is a concern. As a result, the Council is taking a proactive approach to remind and inform residents of their responsibility, as residents of Brizlincote, in keeping our streets clean and tidy.

“I would like to pay tribute to the majority of our residents who behave responsibly and I would like to thank these residents for disposing of litter and dog fouling in the correct manner.”

If any members of the public know of a dog owner who fails to pick up dog fouling in any area of East Staffordshire and can supply the name, address, time, date and place of offence, they can contact the team who are more than happy to try to catch the offenders, issue a Fixed Penalty Notice and proceed to prosecution if necessary.

You can report offenders or hotspot areas by contacting the Wardens/Parks Officers on or telephone number 01283 508526.

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