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Resident fined for failing to pick up after dog

Tuesday 22 October

 

An Ashfield resident has been issued a hefty fine for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice.

Sarah Hardy of Low Street, Sutton was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for failing to pick up after her dog in Sutton Town Centre. Failing to pay the fine, Mansfield Magistrates Court found Hardy guilty imposing a fine of £220.00, a surcharge of £30.00 and costs of £310.56.

In the past 18 months the Council has issued 16 Fixed Penalty Notices for not carrying a suitable receptacle and five for dog fouling.

Cllr Daniel Williamson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said “Dog fouling blights our community and the Community Protection officers will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to anyone they witness not picking up after their dog.

“This resident thought they could get away without paying the fine, but as this case demonstrates we take these things seriously and will prosecute those who fail to pay. We know that the majority of dog owners are responsible and pick up after their dogs, but we are committed to tackling the few that think its ok to leave it for someone else to pick up.”