‘Clean up or pay up’, dog owners are warned

Tough new rules to combat irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up pet fouling could soon be in place across the Boston Borough Council area.
Tough new rules to combat irresponsible dog owners who fail to clean up pet fouling could soon be in place across the Boston Borough Council area.

Dog owners on villages, including Algarkirk, Bicker, Kirton and Wigtoft, could face tough new rules to combat leaving their pets’ mess on pavements.

A £100 penalty for failing to clean up after a dog could soon be in place across the Boston Borough Council, a potential doubling of the present fine of £50.

The possible new penalty could also apply to owners not being equipped to clean up, not putting a dangerous or nuisance dog on a lead or allowing them into an enclosed children’s play area.

A spokesman said: “Boston Borough Council is consulting on the introduction of new powers to control dogs under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which allows councils to create a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - the same legislation used to control street drinkers.”

Between now and Friday, August 19, people across the borough can have their say replacing current rules and fines with PSPO legislation and to do so, visit http://bit.ly/29SmTmD