Posted: Wed 6th Apr 2016

Enforcement Officers Visit Penyrheol Park /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 6th, 2016

Enforcement Officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council recently patrolled Penyrheol Park as part of a week-long initiative to discourage instances of dog fouling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The officers were present at Penyrheol Park in Caerphilly, where patrols were undertaken by Enforcement Officers, the county’s Dog Warden and Community Safety Wardens to ensure that any instances of dog fouling were dealt with. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as patrols, requests for dog fouling and litter bins were identified and passed to the council’s Public Services team for installation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Throughout the week, dog fouling and litter signage was erected, while Enforcement Officers distributed portable ashtrays and dog fouling bags to local residents. Duty of care advice in relation to litter was also handed out to several premises in the area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said: “I hope that this initiative has encouraged residents and dog owners to think twice before discarding litter and dog faeces. Dog fouling and littering create an environmental hazard for residents and other animals, as well as being an unsightly addition to our county borough. Caerphilly Council take a very strict view on those who are guilty of littering and dog fouling, with a maximum fixed penalty notice of £100 for littering and £75 for those caught failing to pick up after their dog. Any person who fails to pay their fine will then be taken to court where they face a much tougher penalty.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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