Mablethorpe to head up watch dog scheme

THE CLAMP down on dog owners who are irresponsible continues in East Lindsey with the launch of a new scheme initially being trialled in Mablethorpe.

Similar to Neighbourhood Watch, Dog Watch, once up and running, will provide the District Council with the information it needs in relation to problem areas for dog fouling and also help catch the owners of dogs who are responsible for leaving the unsightly mess on pavements and other public areas.

The Council has already been very clear that if it catches anyone failing to clear up after their dog, they will receive an on the spot fine of £75.

The Dog Watch scheme asks local people, in Mablethorpe to begin with, to register as a point of contact in the community for other local people to report irresponsible dog ownership too.

The information will then be passed on to the Council for action.

Dog Warden, Sue Garland, is championing the scheme: “Dog Watch is an opportunity to make a difference and help resolve an issue, which local people quite rightly feel very strongly about. We want to ensure we do all we can to eliminate dog fouling from our towns and communities and our campaign will continue.”

The Scheme in Mablethorpe will be supported by the Town Council and Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea Neighbourhood Management Forum, both organisations are keen to the see the issue of Dog Fouling addressed.

Anyone interested in joining Dog Watch or who wishes to report an incident of fouling, should contact the Council on 01507 601111 or email