Show dog fouling the red card

Date published: 02 September 2010

Rochdale Borough Council has today (Thursday 2 September 2010) launched its ‘Foul Play’ campaign to crackdown on dog fouling.

The campaign aims to encourage local communities, schools and businesses to build a strong defence and tackle dog fouling in their neighbourhoods.

The council hopes that as more people come forward to report the offenders who fail to ‘bag and bin’ their dog’s mess, the more likely they are to start being responsible.

Anyone can report the culprits and instances of dog fouling to the council in strict confidence. The council’s environmental enforcement team will use any information provided to help drive dog fouling out of your community.

Councillor David Clayton, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “This campaign will be welcomed by so many people who are absolutely fed up of dog fouling. Those who choose to leave it on the ground or hang it in bags from trees and fences are totally irresponsible, and we need communities to take a stand by singling them out and reporting them to the council.

“We will not hesitate to issue a fine to those we catch failing to pick up dog mess, and we will act on all information provided by the community.

“We have a zero-tolerance approach to dog fouling on public land, so our message is simple – bag it and bin it.”

To report ‘Foul Play’ go to or call 0845 226 1800. Or speak to an advisor at your nearest council customer service centre.

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