Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire residents are being urged to help keep the district free from dog fouling.

The district council is committed to crackdown on dog owners who break the law – and is doing all it can to prevent dog fouling. 

Officers are asking people to report all incidents to them – taking footage on their phones or dash cams if possible. The plea comes after a successful case last month when a local resident filmed an incident in Gilling West on her dash cam – it led to a fine for the dog owner.

“We want to keep our streets and parks clear of dog mess and encourage people to report any incidents they see,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Threlfall.

“Most dog walkers realise the imporlabtance of picking up after their pets, but there are still some that give them all a bad name.”

• Free dog poo bags are availe at 16 dispensers across the district - at popular dog walking routes in Richmond, Catterick, Colburn, Hawes, Reeth, Scorton, Leyburn and Brough St Giles.

Dog fouling can be reported online to the council.

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