New order to clean up Hucknal’s streets

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Disobedient dog-walkers and street drinkers in Hucknall have been warned to clean up their acts as new powers to prevent the fouling of footpaths come into force.

Hundreds of new signs have been erected throughout Ashfield and staff training sessions have been organised to prepare for the introduction of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) on Thursday, October 1.

The PSPO - designed to prevent seven activities that cause anti-social behaviour in areas such as streets, parks, market places, cemeteries and churchyards - was given the go-ahead at a full meeting of Ashfield District Council at the end of July.

The order extends the powers officers have to tackle urination in the street and dog fouling by creating a new offence of failing to produce a receptacle for picking up dog faeces when requested to do so. Those in breach of the order are liable to receive a Fixed Penalty Notice.

Dog poop scoop bags can be bought for £1 per 100 bags from Hucknall Council Offices on Watnall Road

To report issues connected with the order, including failure to clean up after a dog, call the anti-social behaviour hotline on 0800 183844.