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Clean it up!

‌Dog Fouling complaints are regularly received by New Vision Homes, from residents & grounds maintenance teams. Responsible dog owners know how simple it is to clear up their dog's waste. It takes very little time and there are dog waste disposal bins provided within Woking Borough Council. Bagged waste may also be deposited in general waste bins.

Dog mess can cause serious health risks, particularly to children and can give all dog owners a bad reputation. No one likes to stand in it, so why do some dog owners ignore the law and leave it polluting our environment?

It is a criminal offence not to clear up dog fouling immediately on all land, both public and private to which the public has access. If you are witnessed failing to clear up your dog's waste, you will be presented with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) fine. Similar to a speeding ticket, you have the option to accept the FPN fine and pay the fixed penalty of £50 within 14 days, or alternatively face prosecution in the Magistrates' Court. The maximum penalty upon conviction is currently £1,000. Registered blind people are exempt.

If your area is suffering from dog mess & you have information about the culprit please contact us in confidence so we can take action.

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