Posted: Wed 14th May 2014

Shotton: Women fined £542.60 for failing to clean up her dogs ‘mess’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

A Deeside woman has been prosecuted and fined for failing to clean up after her dog. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Mrs Jane Taylor of 47 Chester Close, Shotton was prosecuted by Flintshire County Council at Wrexham Crown Court on Thursday 8 May for failure to remove dog fouling and failure to provide details. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The offences were committed at Field 33 in Shotton in February. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mrs Taylor pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined a total of £542.60. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Operation Clean Up is the Council’s initiative to target irresponsible dog owners and anyone committing the offences of littering, fly tipping and graffiti. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Prior to this prosecution only seven penalty notices had been issued across the whole of Flintshire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The area in which the offences took place has been singled out by the council as a hotspot for dog fouling and patrols were reported to have been increased. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We have been monitoring Clwyd Street which is a short walk away, anecdotally residents say they have seen some improvement.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Waste and Recycling, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The on-going campaign of Operation Clean-Up shows Flintshire County Council is determined to clear up the county. There will be fines for people who commit these anti-social offences and if the fines are ignored people will be prosecuted.”  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

You can report incidents of dog fouling, littering, fly tipping and graffiti by contacting 01352 701234 or via email: dogfouling@flintshire.gov.uk; please quote times, places and names if possible. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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