Council warn of crackdown on dog fouling

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DOG owners in East Lindsey who fail to clean up after their pets are now even more likely to be caught as efforts are stepped up to clean our streets.

The East Lindsey District Council has teamed up with the Dog’s Trust and Lincolnshire Police to kick-start the new initiative. They hope to reduce dog fouling after an increased number of complaints about the problem from members of the public.

High-visibility patrols will be out and about in our area in well-known hot spots for dog fouling and local people are being urged to do their bit by supporting the campaign and providing information to the council that could help catch those responsible. Those caught could be faced with on-the-spot fines of £75.

In Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, dog wardens will be using beach huts to cast their eye over the main beaches, which currently have dog exclusion zones in the summer as part of the Blue Flag awards given for beach cleanliness and quality.

Portfolio holder for Street Scene, Coun Steve Newton, said: “The majority of dog owners are very responsible people and we know it’s only a small number who allow their pets to litter our streets without any regard to how unpleasant it is for others.”

For details call 01507 601111.