Residents fined by county council for littering and failing to clear up dog dirt (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Residents fined by county council for littering and failing to clear up dog dirt
DOG walkers who fail to clear up after their pets in County Durham and people dropping litter are being hit by fines.
Durham County Council’s neighbourhood wardens have issued 95 fixed penalty notices during a county wide clampdown in September.
They handed out £50 penalty notices to 57 people caught dropping litter while a further 31 residents were fined £80 for failing to comply with litter clearing notices.
Seven dog walkers failing to clean up their pet were fined £50.
Ian Hoult, neighbourhood protection manager at the council, said: “Dog fouling and litter are concerns that residents often raise.
“We will continue to tackle those responsible for these offences.
“We need the help of the public to keep reporting any such incidents and to give us specific information so that we can take appropriate action and target our resources.”
Littering and dog fouling can be reported by contacting 03000-261000 or at durham.gov.uk/litter or durham.gov.uk/dogfouling.
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