Apart from the obvious unpleasant effects of dog fouling there are potential health risks. Dogs can be affected by several types of worm, one of which can cause serious illness in children.
It is important that you:
- clear dog mess from public places and your own garden
- worm your dog every 6 months
- wash your hands after playing with dogs
- train your dog to go at home and take a plastic bag and poop scoop when you go out
It is an offence for any person in charge of a dog not to remove any faeces deposited by a dog in their charge.
Anyone found guilty of an offence will be issued with a fixed penalty ticket (currently £75 fine). This gives an opportunity to discharge liability to prosecution.
Should the fine not be paid, or offences be persistent we may prosecute with a maximum fine of £1000.
Dog Fouling Bag Dispensers
As part of ongoing work to keep the district clean and safe, Dover District Council in partnership with a leading dispensing station company is installing 15 new dog waste bag dispensers, with the first one in Marke Wood Recreation Ground in Walmer.
The scheme is funded by sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, and the dispensers feature a display board, which allows companies to support the project by displaying their logo.
The dispensers are set to be installed no later than the end of February 2019 at the following locations:
Dover / River:
- Barton Footpath
- Connaught Park (2)
- Kearsney Abbey (2)
- Bushy Ruff
- Russell Gardens
- Pencester Gardens
- Elms Vale Park
- Town Walk (2)
Deal / Walmer:
- Victoria Park
- Marke Wood
- North Deal Recreation Ground
- Seafront Promenade near Deal Pier
If you find a dispenser that needs refilling or has been vandalised please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a local business who would like to utilise the advertising space on our dispensing stations please contact Tikspac by visiting their website www.tikspac.co.uk
Fixed Penalty Notices