Council rangers working in plain clothes are ready to issue irresponsible dog
owners with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 if they fail to clean up after their pets.
Following a campaign held this summer to make dog owners aware of what they leave behind by spraying “Poo Pink” Havant Borough Council is now targeting the owners who persist to make people’s lives a misery in our parks, open spaces and on our streets.
Rangers have identified areas where despite their best efforts people are failing to clear up after their dogs and will be conducting plain clothes enforcement patrols.
Councillor Tony Briggs, responsible for Environment and Neighbourhood Quality said “We have educated and informed but now it is time to get tough with people who continually do not clean up after their dogs in the borough.”
“Our Rangers have been patrolling hot spot areas, but it seems when people see a uniform they get a conscience. However we still have a problem, by patrolling in plain clothes we are more likely to come across the more irresponsible dog owners.”