New anti-dog fouling signs have gone up in areas of Bourne and Market Deeping respectively warning pet owners of the sharp cost of polluting their communities.
Signs warning people that they face a £75 instant fine for leaving dog waste behind have been put up in Tattershall Drive, Market Deeping, and Elsea Park, Bourne.
The same sign is already up in Saffron Walk, Bourne, as South Kesteven District Council’s environmental health team steps up its efforts to keep the area clean.
Ian Yates, the council’s executive manager for the environment, said: “We all want the district to be a cleaner and greener place, so owners need to do their part by remembering that dog waste can be left in public litter bins - as long as it is bagged.
“Thankfully, dog owners are responding to the volume of signs we are putting up across the district as part of our wider education initiative to inform them of their responsibilities when it comes to picking up after their pets in public places.
“However, our environmental health team still appreciates dog owners and residents being our eyes and ears in submitting their own reports to us on areas that require further monitoring.”
Dog owners are responding to the volume of signs across the district to inform them of their responsibilities when it comes to picking up after their pets in public places.Ian Yates, executive manager for the environment, South Kesteven District Council