Saturday, 3 August 2013

Five fined for dog fouling in last year

Just five people have been fined in the last year for dog fouling by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. 

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Residents face a spot fine of £75 or £50 depending on when it is paid or up to £1,000 at court. 

But Kate Wild, cabinet member for community cohesion and partnerships, told a council meeting last month just five had been fined in the last year. 

The official minutes said: “She stressed the council operated an increasingly proactive approach to tackling dog fouling within Solihull.” 

Green group leader Karl Macnaughton said “dog fouling was a significant issue and five fixed penalty notices appeared to be disproportionately low”.