A dog owner has been fined £50 by Tendring District Council for not clearing up after his pet in Brightlingsea.

The man was caught on a private CCTV system failing to clear up after his dog fouled the pavement in Seaview Crescent. The footage was handed over to Tendring District Council’s Dog Warden services and the man was identified. He admitted the offence when spoken to at his home and paid up on the spot when presented with a fixed penalty notice.

In another incident, a woman in St Osyth was fined £50 after her dog fouled the pavement outside St Osyth Church of England Primary School.


Michael Talbot, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said that the public can make a difference in catching culprits by reporting incidents and being prepared to give a statement.

“The wardens cannot be everywhere at the same time and we have to rely on the extra eyes of the public to catch people failing to clear-up after their pets,” he said. “Some do not bother because they do not think anything will happen – well these two latest offences prove that is clearly not the case.

He added: “I congratulate all those who do come forward and help us to be able to take action against irresponsible dog owners, who are very much in the minority. It is community-minded and will certainly make others think twice before not cleaning up after their dogs.”

Anyone wanting to report an incident should contact TDC’s Dog Wardens on 01255 686787.


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