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Dog fouling Dog fouling is not a big problem in Charnwood but the ‘Don’t Muck Around’ campaign mounted by the council in late 2013 has reduced fouling by 32 per cent in a record mine areas across the borough and litter by 39 per cent in three hotspots. Apart from being an unpleasant nuisance if you step in it, fall in it, cycle through it, or push your wheelchair through it, dog mess can also be a health hazard. Both dog and cat faeces can contain the eggs of the roundworm Toxocara canis. These eggs can survive in the soil for several years. If they are ingested or inhaled by humans, they may cause eye, liver, brain and respiratory problems such as asthma, hepatitis and epilepsy. Children playing in fouled recreation areas are most at risk. Charnwood Borough Council has made an order The Fouling of Land by Dogs (Borough of Charnwood) Order 2007 which makes it an offence not to clean up after your dog has fouled on public land. Anyone who is found not clearing up immediately after the dog has fouled the footpath, verge, park or open space is liable to a fixed penalty of £80. “It is important that both dog owners and non-dog owners take this issue seriously”, said local Southfields councillor Ted Parton. “As a member of the public, you can provide important information to assist in bringing about legal action by the Council”. If you have any information relating to someone failing to clean up after their dog or just wish to report fouling in your area then you should contact the Council on 01509 634563.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Dog fouling Dog fouling is not a big problem in Charnwood but the ‘Don’t Muck Around’ campaign mounted by the council in late 2013 has reduced fouling by 32 per cent in a record mine areas across the borough and litter by 39 per cent in three hotspots. Apart from being an unpleasant nuisance if you step in it, fall in it, cycle through it, or push your wheelchair through it, dog mess can also be a health hazard. Both dog and cat faeces can contain the eggs of the roundworm Toxocara canis. These eggs can survive in the soil for several years. If they are ingested or inhaled by humans, they may cause eye, liver, brain and respiratory problems such as asthma, hepatitis and epilepsy. Children playing in fouled recreation areas are most at risk. Charnwood Borough Council has made an order The Fouling of Land by Dogs (Borough of Charnwood) Order 2007 which makes it an offence not to clean up after your dog has fouled on public land. Anyone who is found not clearing up immediately after the dog has fouled the footpath, verge, park or open space is liable to a fixed penalty of £80. “It is important that both dog owners and non-dog owners take this issue seriously”, said local Southfields councillor Ted Parton. “As a member of the public, you can provide important information to assist in bringing about legal action by the Council”. If you have any information relating to someone failing to clean up after their dog or just wish to report fouling in your area then you should contact the Council on 01509 634563.
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