The following press release from Debighshire County Council may be of interest to the people of Llangollen who are fed up with finding their streets strewn with dog poo:
Denbighshire County Council is warning that it will take a tough stance against
people caught allowing their dogs to foul in a public place – but it needs the
During 2011/12, the Council issued 18 fixed penalty
notices (£75 each) and prosecuted one individual for failure to pay a fixed
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Public
Realm, said “Dog mess not only poses a risk to health, but is a form of
anti-social behaviour and is detrimental to the area’s image.
understand why people allow their dogs to foul in public, as there are plenty of
dog bins or regular litter bins where people can dispose of the mess carefully.
“We understand the frustration and concerns of residents. Dog fouling was
one of the main issues highlighted in the last residents survey in Denbighshire
and that is why the Council is continuing to take the issues around dog fouling
seriously and identifying ways of tackling the problems.
Denbighshire’s Head of Planning, Public Protection and Regulatory Services,
said: ”We have officers working for the Council who patrol areas across
Denbighshire and will take action against those who fail to clean up after their
animals. The officers have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices and will do
so if they witness individuals who carry out these offences. It is however
difficult to be in the right place at the right time - that is why we need the
'If people have information about those responsible, we need
to know. On occasions we may also ask people to make witness statements to
acknowledge what they have seen.
“In the past some people have been
unwilling to get involved and we recognise this concern. However, to put a stop
to this anti-social behaviour and to take action against the culprits, we need
people to speak up on behalf of their local community.
continue with its enforcement work, as well as all the educational activities
and will consider other ways of getting the message through its marketing
To report problems with dog fouling, please telephone the
Council’s Customer Contact Centre, on 01824 706100 (Welsh language) or 01824