A new initiative has been launched across South Birmingham to remind dog owners to clear up after their pets.

Supported by Birmingham City Council dog wardens and South Birmingham Community Safety Partnership, the high visibility tactic will see messages stenciled in luminous paint onto paths telling owners to “Clean It Up” and advising that they can be fined up to £1,000 for failing to clean up after their dogs.

The Clean it up stencils will be used at known hot spots for 5-6 weeks at a time and it is hoped that during this period dog fouling will decrease in problem areas.

New dog control orders which came in to force last month mean that owners who don’t clean up after their pets can expect on the spot fixed penalty notices and fines of £80. Failure to pay the fixed penalty could result in prosecution and a maximum fine of £1,000.

If the initial trial of the stenciled messages is successful in Birmingham South, it will be considered for roll-out across the rest of the City. 

To report concerns about dog fouling or any other concerns about dogs, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/straydogs or call 0121 303 6007. 

You can follow Community Safety activity for Birmingham South via Twitter:  @SouBhamComSafe;    Web: www.bhamsouthcommunitysafety.co.uk

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Birmingham City Council Officers and Billesley Ward Councillors show the “Clean It Up” stencil and “Wrap It, Bag It, Bin It” bin stickers in Daisy Farm Park, Billesley. Pictured from left to right Liz Culver (Environmental Health), Richard Green (Street Scene Office), Councillor Alex Buchanan, Simon Cooper (Parks Manager), Patricia Ruiz-Martin (Selly Oak District). Front – Karl Fry (Senior Dog Warden), Councillor Susan Barnett and Pickles.

4 COMMENTS

  1. GREAT NEWS NEED TO PUT SOME SIGNAGE UP AROUND THE NEW AUSTIN PARK BY SAINSBURYS EVERY MORNING THERE FRESH DOG MESS AROUND MAY BE ST MODWEN SHOULD TEAM UP WITH THIS PARTNERSHIP ASWELL

  2. Said it before and I will say it again. Why are dog owners penalised but cat owners get away with their pets crapping anywhere and everywhere both should face penalties not just one

  3. A reminder to the filthy bone idle sod who puts the crap in a bag then throws the bag on the floor halfway up Vineyard Rd….there is a bin a few feet away to put it in.

  4. I am a dog owner and always pick up my dogs eggs. I do become increasingly feed up with people not doing the right thing and picking up there own dog eggs.
    Also why do some people pick up dog eggs in a bag, then throw it in a tree, bush or whatever?

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