Dog fouling seems to be on the increase again in Oscott.
This is a sure sign we have had better weather.
I would remind dog owners that the school holidays will soon be here and young children will be using our open spaces more as a result, so please pack up and take home your dogs mess.
I know many dog owners do already and they get just as frustrated as anyone else about this subject, but I am trying to appeal to those that don't.
I will be asking the Council to try and arrange more of the anti dog fouling initiatives they arranged on my request earlier in the year but because of council cuts in funding these are harder to arrange.
The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act requires any person in charge of a dog which fouls on designated land, to remove the dog mess immediately. Almost all land in Birmingham is designated. Offenders can be issued with a fixed penalty notice (£50).
If you are issued with a fixed penalty notice this will include details, where and how payment of the fine can be made. Failure to pay will result in prosecution and, if the matter goes to court, may result in a fine of up to £1,000.
The dog wardens affix appropriate signs to lamp posts and distribute educational leaflets and posters to encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets.