Dog fouling patrols stepped up in kendal

Dog fouling patrols stepped up in kendal

Dog fouling patrols stepped up in kendal

First published in News

DOG owners in Kendal are being warned to clean up after their dog or face a fine.

Police in Kendal, along with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) enforcement officers, are carrying out patrols in the town and the surrounding areas in response to ‘numerous reports’ of dog fouling in public places.

Inspector Paul Latham, from the Kendal Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “PCSOs, alongside SLDC, are actively patrolling the area and enforcing Dog Control Orders, and a zero tolerance attitude is being taken towards dog fouling.

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“Penalty notices of £75 are being issued to dog owners who are found to not be cleaning up after their dogs.

“There is no excuse for not cleaning up after your dog – it is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner.”

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6:31pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Lakeuk says...

I wonder how many notices they issued, reading a recent FOI request upto end of last month they'd only issued 1 penalty notice against 99 complaints to date, last year they only issued 1 penalty notice against 214 complaints.

Compared to Copeland council who had a similar number complaints they issued 38 penalties in 2013 and 14 so far this year. Eden and Barrow Councils are similar to SLDC in issuing no more than a handful of penalties.

Why are the police having to get involved when the council already employs people enforce these orders.
I wonder how many notices they issued, reading a recent FOI request upto end of last month they'd only issued 1 penalty notice against 99 complaints to date, last year they only issued 1 penalty notice against 214 complaints. Compared to Copeland council who had a similar number complaints they issued 38 penalties in 2013 and 14 so far this year. Eden and Barrow Councils are similar to SLDC in issuing no more than a handful of penalties. Why are the police having to get involved when the council already employs people enforce these orders. Lakeuk
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6:43pm Sun 17 Aug 14

**Mint** says...

What happened to the dog waste bin around Abbot hall?
What happened to the dog waste bin around Abbot hall? **Mint**
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9:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

couldn't make it up says...

**Mint** wrote:
What happened to the dog waste bin around Abbot hall?
Just the same at White Moss................
.could not care.
[quote][p][bold]**Mint**[/bold] wrote: What happened to the dog waste bin around Abbot hall?[/p][/quote]Just the same at White Moss................ .could not care. couldn't make it up
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7:22am Mon 18 Aug 14

Pringle1982 says...

Could they also tackle the litter issue at the same time. It's disgusting, and just as bad as dog mess.
Could they also tackle the litter issue at the same time. It's disgusting, and just as bad as dog mess. Pringle1982
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11:54am Mon 18 Aug 14

drixhen says...

It is county wide not just kendal or is it only the residents of kendal who
pay the council tax
It is county wide not just kendal or is it only the residents of kendal who pay the council tax drixhen
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