NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017.
More than 100 fines for dog fouling have been issued across Wrexham County Borough over the past 12 months.
The fines come as a result of a targeted approach to tackle irresponsible dog owners who do not clean up after their pet.
In total over 102 dog fouling fines have been issued since Kingdom enforcement officers took on the role last April. A further 75 fines have been issued for dog exclusion zones.
Previously Wrexham Council have been criticised for their approach in tackling dog fouling, with just 21 fines issued by the local authority in the previous two years.
However in January 2017 Wrexham Council issued a ‘no nonsense’ message to irresponsible dog owners, telling them ‘Don’t Be Foul – Pick up the Poo’.
In a bid to tackle to problem Kingdom enforcement officers will continue to work throughout the county borough out of hours, particularly in areas where dog fouling is brought to their attention.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “Dog fouling continues to blight our communities and is something members of the public feel very strongly about.
“Kingdom Security has been paying particular attention to this offence and the figures show for themselves the success they are having. They are tackling offenders across the county borough and I thank members of the public for continuing to report the matter.”
Reports to the Environment Department of dog fouling has increased since the beginning of this year and incidences of dog fouling can be reported via email to email@example.com.
Names of offenders if known and times of incidences can be reported in confidence.