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Fine threat for failure to pick up dog mess
3:20pm Monday 16th April 2012 in Ledbury
NEW signs are being put up around Malvern warning dog owners they will be fined if they fail to clean up after their pets.
Street scene officers from Malvern Hills District Council now have the power to issue £75 spot fines to anyone caught allowing their dog to foul.
Signs are being put up in parks and open spaces and Charles Porter, operations manager at the town council, said the fines would be imposed without hesitation.
“It is always the case that as the weather starts to get nicer, people are out and about more and the number of calls we receive about this issue shoots up,” he said. “We decided to try and tackle the issue at source. This venture aims to not only to inform the public of dog fouling regulations, but to enforce them as well.”