MALVERN Hills Council want to hear from residents about how they would like to see dog fouling tackled across the district.
The consultation was launched yesterday to gather responses on a proposed Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that has now expired.
The council continues to receive reports in relation to dog fouling and would like to extend the PSPO that was previously in place to address these issues. If approved, the PSPO will continue to allow the council to deal with dog control offences by issuing fixed penalty notices.
The proposed PSPO could make the following an offence:
- Failure to pick up dog faeces when in control of dog
- Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog
- Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area
- Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds
The consultation will run for six weeks and will end on January 13, 2022.
Coun Sarah Rouse, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We already have measures in place to crackdown on dog fouling in the district but we want to hear responses from the public on whether they think the PSPO was effective or what could be done differently.
“If you are passionate about keeping the Malvern Hills District clean and encouraging people to pick up after their dogs, why not sign up to the Green Dog Walker Pledge.
“There is more information on our website.”