Thursday, 14 March 2013


At the Oscott Ward Committee yesterday (13th March) Council officers indicated CCTV camera's will be used in some cases to try and establish a pattern where persistent dog fouling is occurring.
CCTV may be put in place from time to time in a hot spot.
Many of you will be aware dog  is a subject I have being campaigning against for some time and I welcome any positive steps in the fight against it.
I have also been assured there will be a more positive attitude when it comes to trying to deal with the problem and the new Powers to give higher on the spot fines should help.
Good dog owners will have nothing to worry about but I would remind some dog owners its up to you to clear up after your dog.
Most of our open spaces in Oscott will have either a Dog loo or a litter bin near by so please bag and bin your dogs mess.
On the national stage
Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal from 2016 under plans intended to cut a rise in strays.
The microchips will be coded with owners' details, and owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500.
A legal loophole may also be closed, meaning owners could be prosecuted over an attack by their dog on private land.This has been welcomed by the RSPCA

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