Northumberland council have launched a ‘don’t stand for it campaign’

Northumberland Council have launched the ‘don’t stand for it’ campaign to tackle dog fouling in the county

Dave Ledger, Northumberland County Council

Extra council officers will fight against dog fouling in Northumberland.

The ‘don’t stand for it’ campaign will work with residents to tackle the issue and clamp down on irresponsible dog walkers.

Civil enforcement officers are being trained to carry out dog fouling and littering enforcement as well as their regular duties.

Anyone found not cleaning up after their dog could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of the council said: “This is a community problem and something residents have identified as a priority for us to tackle.

“Front line services, like cleaning up the streets, are at the forefront of our plans.

“The additional presence on the streets will give back up to the existing taskforce to help us work together with residents to improve this situation for everyone.”

Coun Deidre Campbell, policy board member for streetcare and environment said: “We all want Northumberland to be an attractive clean place for residents and visitors. Efforts like this show we are dedicated to helping people love where they live.”

Residents can now report dog fouling online, by phone to 0845 600 6400, or email to ask@northumberland.gov.uk.