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The Community Response Team will be carrying out a dog fouling operation to offer dog owners education and information as part of the Cleaner, Greener Barton campaign.
The team will be patrolling Barton twice a week to offer advice and remind dog owners that ‘any bin will do’
They will also be issuing fixed penalty notices under the Dog Control Orders which includes dog fouling.
Dog fouling is one of the key campaign aims as well as improving the cleanliness of the neighbourhood and increasing recycling rates.
Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for Cleaner, Greener Oxford, says: “We don’t want dog owners to let their dogs foul the footpath. Nobody wants to step into dog poo or get it all over the wheels of a push chair.
“It’s unpleasant, unhealthy and unnecessary. Most Barton people clean up after their dogs but we want to make sure everyone does.”
This information and education campaign will remind dog owners that they need to remove dog mess and place it either in a dog bin or double bag it and put it in a normal bin.
The Dog Warden will be supporting enforcement campaigns to tackle dog fouling in the area and offering a talk on responsible dog ownership to the local primary school.
The Park Rangers will also be carrying out a series of patrols to target dog owners who fail to clear up after their dogs.
There are also dog fouling bags that can be collected from Barton Community Centre free of charge for local residents.
The Cleaner, Greener campaign was launched in October 2009 and has been introduced to communities in Oxford, including Blackbird Leys, East Oxford and Jericho.
Environmental Enforcement Officers, the Community Response Team, Parks Officers and PCSOs can impose on-the-spot fines to anyone caught dropping litter, discarding rubbish from a vehicle, throwing away cigarette ends or chewing gum as well as fly-posting and graffiti.
The fines are £80 but £55 if you pay within 10 days. If people fail to pay the £80 fine, they may face fines at the Magistrates Court of up to £1,000.
Released on Friday 29 June 2012