Tackling Dog Fouling in Wirral
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A report by the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management provided information for the Cabinet in respect of the strategy and associated activity to be undertaken by the Dog Fouling Enforcement Team and partners aimed at preventing and controlling dog fouling in Wirral.
The report sought the endorsement of the Cabinet for a zero tolerance approach to the enforcement of dog fouling infringements.
The Director of Law, HR and Asset Management agreed to come back to Councillor I Lewis with an answer to his question on whether or not the names of those who had received a fixed penalty notice in respect of dog fouling were put in the public domain.
(1) the actions and approach to dog fouling be noted and a zero tolerance approach to the enforcement of dog fouling be endorsed; and
(2) The Director of Law, HR and Asset Management prepare a further report for the Cabinet, setting out options for the possible introduction of Dog Exclusion Orders in designated areas, such as children’s play areas. This report to include:
(a) a summary of discussions and learning from other areas that already enforce Dog Exclusion Orders;
(b) proposals for consultation with parents and children who use Council owned play areas, dog owners, and other local residents about striking the right balance between the interests of dog owners and the interests of those affected by the activities of dogs; and
(c) proposals for engaging with schools and community groups about promoting Dog Exclusion Orders in future, if the proposal was taken forward.
Publication date: 19/04/2012
Date of decision: 12/04/2012
Decided at meeting: 12/04/2012 - Cabinet
Effective from: 27/04/2012