'Help us to prosecute'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:15 15 June 2010

We are writing in response to the letters from J Broad and R Ledger in last week's Midweek Herald, with regard to alleged dog fouling in Seaton. EDDC's environmental health service asks any person who witnesses someone failing to clear up after their dog

We are writing in response to the letters from J Broad and R Ledger in last week's Midweek Herald, with regard to alleged dog fouling in Seaton.EDDC's environmental health service asks any person who witnesses someone failing to clear up after their dog to report the incident on (01395) 517 457. If they can identify the offender either by name and address or by their vehicle registration number, they will be asked to make a statement. The council may then be able to serve a fixed penalty notice on the offender (currently £50). We will prosecute repeat offenders and anyone who fails to pay their fixed penalty.The majority of dog owners are responsible and keep their dogs under control in public areas and always carry a supply of bags. But we are determined to deal with the small minority who are not and cause problems for the rest of the community.Being unaware of the fouling, or not having suitable means of picking it up, is not a reasonable excuse for failing to remove the faeces. Environmental Health ServiceEast Devon District Council

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