Posted: Fri 16th Sep 2016

Enforcement Officers Increase Patrols at ‘Identified Dog Fouling Hotspots’

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 16th, 2016

‘Identified dog fouling hotspots’ have been targeted as part of an ongoing clampdown on irresponsible dog owners and litterers across the county borough.

The clampdown saw a total of 538 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued by Kingdom Enforcement Offices to those found littering and irresponsible dog owners in August.

Monthly figures released by Wrexham Council show that 213 FPNs were issued in the Grosvenor Ward during August. While Coedpoeth, Garden Village, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage and Llay had just one FPN issued.

The number of FPNs issued across the county borough last month equates to £40,350.



This figure is down on the 619 FPNs issued throughout July – which equated to £46,425 in FPNs

Details of how many FPNs were issued per ward during August can be found below:

FPN-August

As part of the ongoing clampdown enforcement officers have increased patrols around Country Parks and identified dog fouling hotspots, and have also been on patrols starting at 6am and finishing at 9pm.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I’m glad to see enforcement action continues to be successful.”

“We also recently saw successful court action against people served with enforcement notices who were due to pay fines, and I hope this shows we will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to those who drop litter, or do not pick up after their dogs.

“I would also ask members of the public and council members to call in and report incidences of dog fouling and littering.

“The more reports we have, the better a picture we can build up of the level of these particular problems across the county borough, and Kingdom will be able to respond to them proportionately.

“Anyone who wishes to report such incidents may do so by calling Contact Wrexham on 01978 298989.”



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