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Welshpool dog owner fined

Created on 14/02/2017 @ 11:28
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A Welshpool dog owner has been fined £75 after a member of the public reported them for not picking up after their pet.

Powys County Council’s Environmental Protection team issued the fixed penalty notice after the tip off. The offender has not been named but the council has said the incident took place on November 14 in the Oldford estate.

Now the council is reminding residents and local businesses that they can report any dog fouling incidents that takes place on designated land to the council so that it can investigate.

Cllr John Powell, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said: “We understand the impact dog fouling has on our communities and we are determined to tackle this issue. However, we can’t do this alone and our residents and local businesses can play a vital role in helping combat this in Powys.

“This is a clear example that by working together, we can combat dog fouling in our county.”

Last week we reported that a number of bags full of dog poo had been hung from a true at a popular beauty spot on the canal. That unconnected incident sparked outrage.

If you would like to report a dog fouling incident or advise of a particular problem in your area then email or telephone 0845 602 7035 or 01597 827465.

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