Published: 11 August 2020
People are being asked to give their views on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council's plans to get tougher on dog owners who don’t clear up after their dog.
Evidence gained by the council demonstrates that dog fouling in public spaces is a problem across the borough and therefore the council is putting forward plans for a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order for dog fouling bringing tougher penalties.
The draft order makes it an offence if people do not clear up after their dog has fouled in a public space and requires they carry with them an appropriate means to pick up their dog poo and put it in a bin after their pet has fouled. If they do not comply they could receive an on the spot fine of £100 or be prosecuted at the Magistrates’ Court.
People can have their say online until Friday 18 September at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/PSPO-dog-fouling