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Dog Fouling Fines

Requested on
Wed 22nd February, 2012
Reference
FOI 1733
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please kindly inform me of how many fines to persons who failed to clear up their dog’s mess deposits were issued over the last 3 years.
Feel free to breakdown figure for each financial years starting with 2009-10 and up to date for this financial year.
For the avoidance of doubt, my request pertains to what is colloquially known as ‘dog poo’
Also, please kindly advise how many current FTE (Full-Time Equivalents) employees you have working in the area of issuing such fines.
Also, please kindly confirm how many FTE Dog Wardens the council employees.
Also, please kindly inform me how many, currently, other FTE the council employees in the Dog Warden’s department.

Answer

Please kindly inform me of how many fines to persons who failed to clear up their dog’s mess deposits were issued over the last 3 years.
Year
 Number of fines
 
08/09
 4
 
09/10
 4
 
10/11
 1

11/12
 2
 
Also, please kindly advise how many current FTE (Full-Time Equivalents) employees you have working in the area of issuing such fines.
There are 15 Street Warden posts in the Street Management Team who cover on and off street car parking contraventions and envirocrimes and are authorised to issue  fixed penalty notices for a variety of offences including dog fouling. In practice there are 4 FTE Street Wardens patrolling for the enforcement of envirocrimes i.e. littering,flytipping, improper disposal of household waste, putting out of rubbish, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and dog fouling

Also, please kindly confirm how many FTE Dog Wardens the council employees
The Dog Control Contractor is contracted to provide a dog control service which includes the collection and kennelling of stray dogs, assisting with the enforcement of dog related legislation, a microchipping service and assisting with the responsible dog ownership issues. There is one warden providing the service who also responds to dog fouling problems and investigates allegations of persistent offenders, patrols CBC managed parks and recreational areas and footpaths /streets throughout the borough.

Also, please kindly inform me how many, currently, other FTE the council employees in the Dog Warden’s department."
There is no specific Dog Warden’s department, however, administrative support and contract management are provided by the Commercial Team, within Environmental Health Services, Regulatory Services, who also provide food hygiene and safety, health and safety, animal welfare licensing and pest control services.

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