Let's keep Brandhall Golf Course clean

14/09/2018
Let's keep Brandhall Golf Course clean

SLT are supporting our partners Sandwell MBC in addressing dog fouling. People who do not clean up after their dogs in Sandwell face getting a £100 fine. Brandhall Golf Course is an area of particular concern which the team are getting right behind.

Dog mess is a nuisance that upsets many people when it gets on their shoes and it's a public health hazard, particularly to children who play at parks and play areas.

We find this unacceptable and are sure you do too. It also unfairly gives responsible dog owners a bad name and costs council taxpayers' money to clean up.

If people choose not to pay the fine, they face a bigger fine if convicted at court.

Sandwell MBC wardens have stepped up patrols and are targeting 'hot spot' areas across the borough. They have issued more than 200 fines since their hard-hitting campaign launched in February 2014. They also had successful court prosecutions against irresponsible dog owners who didn't clean up after their pet and refused to accept or pay the fine

Sandwell MBC waste partner Serco has painted temporary stencils on pavements at hundreds of locations where there have been lots of reports of dog fouling over the past year, to urge people to clean it up.

They have also given out thousands of free dog mess bags to dog owners

We ask for your help in tackling this problem by reporting dog mess and telling us who is not clearing up after their dog.

This will help the council to take action against irresponsible dog owners and also get the mess cleaned up.

If you see someone who doesn't clean up after their dog and wish to report them, the following information would be helpful to them:

  • Time and date the offence was committed
  • Precise location of the offence
  • Description of the person in charge of the dog, including clothing worn
  • Identity of the person, if known, and how you know them
  • Description of the dog concerned and dog's name, if known
  • What you observed at the time of the offence
  • Any conversation that may have taken place

All of this information is of great value to the investigating officer and increases the likelihood of a conviction.

We know the vast majority of dog owners clean up after their dogs, but sadly a small number do not.

You can report dog fouling by: