Notice on Dog Fouling
The Parish Council has a duty of care to all residents and will take up their concerns with a view to resolving them.
There have recently been numerous complaints and posts on social media concerning dog fouling and the anti-social behaviour of a minority who do not pick up and dispose of their dog’s dirt.
This is an offence. Anyone caught not cleaning up after their dog can be fined up to £1,000.
Purpose-made 'poop-scoops'; to pick up your dog's mess are available to purchase and bags are also available. Special bins are provided in Elston for disposing of the mess and are routinely emptied. Otherwise, use a litter bin or your wheelie bin at home; first making sure that the material is securely wrapped.
This law applies to almost all areas in the open air to which the public have access. Dog Wardens, Police Community Support Officers and others are authorised to give offenders Fixed-Penalty Notices – an on-the-spot fine. Your Parish Council is responsible for locating dog bins. Please contact the Clerk to Elston Parish Council if you believe that a dog bin is required in your location
The district council is responsible for emptying the special dog bins. You can report any problems by contacting N&SDC customer services team on 01636 650000 or via email
Please be assured our only interest as a Parish Council in this matter is public safety and we will continue to assist residents who have concerns and approach us for help....... Download the document here