The responsibilities of the council and the dog owner

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Dog

The council is legally obliged to deal with stray dogs under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It also has powers to deal with dog fouling.

To address the problem of dog fouling, the council has made an order under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 that requires all dog owners to clean up after their dog if the dog fouls in a place to which the public has access. This includes paths, footways, roads, verges, parks, play areas, recreation grounds, playing fields, canal towpaths, and the larger public areas such as Burbage Common and Woods and Bosworth Park.

Complaints about barking dogs are dealt with under the Statutory Nuisance Legislation. For more information please visit our nuisance pages

Last updated: ‎07‎/‎11‎/‎2017‎ ‎12‎:‎10‎

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