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Uniformed wardens to blitz dog mess

The Argus: Uniformed wardens to blitz dog mess Uniformed wardens to blitz dog mess

Uniformed dog wardens are returning to crack down on foul play.

Arun District Council has launched patrols of officers to issuing spot fines to any dog walkers who let their dogs foul parks, open spaces and the promenade.

Wardens can issue fines of £80 to anyone not cleaning up after their dog, which breaches Arun’s Dog Control Order.

Terence Chapman, Arun District Council’s cabinet member for Environmental Services, said: “The presence of uniformed patrols will send a clear message to irresponsible owners – look after your dog and keep it under control in public places, or face a fine.

“This also applies to anyone dropping litter in public places.”

The council is currently talking to three parishes interested in investing money in the project.

In return for putting money into it, they would be entitled to having dog warden patrols in their areas.

The uniformed dog wardens were trialled in 2013 in response to public complaints about dog mess and litter in the district.

Councillor Chapman said: “After the success of last year’s pilot project, we are responding to wishes of many Arun residents who want to see it in operation again this summer.”

Park users who spot others littering or letting their dogs foul without cleaning up can email parks@arun.gov.uk.

They can also telephone 01903 737951.

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5:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

John Steed says...

worthing should follow suit immediately and make sure the wardens make an early start, the inconsiderate dog owners do
worthing should follow suit immediately and make sure the wardens make an early start, the inconsiderate dog owners do John Steed
  • Score: 7

7:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

They should do the same to cyclists who ride on the pavements wardens instant fine councils would make more Money than traffic wardens specialy in Brighton
Now to the article it is only the minotity of dog Walkers who do not clean up giving all other dog Walkers a bad Reputation Uniformed dog wardens will be as much of a deterrent as PCSOs
In France Traffic wardens are employed to fine dog owners and litter louts for not cleaning up. Why the Need in Sussex to employ another Person soley to watch dog owners ?
They should do the same to cyclists who ride on the pavements wardens instant fine councils would make more Money than traffic wardens specialy in Brighton Now to the article it is only the minotity of dog Walkers who do not clean up giving all other dog Walkers a bad Reputation Uniformed dog wardens will be as much of a deterrent as PCSOs In France Traffic wardens are employed to fine dog owners and litter louts for not cleaning up. Why the Need in Sussex to employ another Person soley to watch dog owners ? chrismilo
  • Score: 6

10:01pm Thu 3 Jul 14

earloflucan says...

They will be working over the weekends On overtime being paid at time & a turd!
They will be working over the weekends On overtime being paid at time & a turd! earloflucan
  • Score: 6

10:29pm Thu 3 Jul 14

tykemison says...

earloflucan wrote:
They will be working over the weekends On overtime being paid at time & a turd!
I salute you earl!!
[quote][p][bold]earloflucan[/bold] wrote: They will be working over the weekends On overtime being paid at time & a turd![/p][/quote]I salute you earl!! tykemison
  • Score: 2

12:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

Zorniza says...

In Holand cyclists who ride on the pavement are fined on the spot.
In Holand cyclists who ride on the pavement are fined on the spot. Zorniza
  • Score: 5
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