Dog mess fine for town man

A HUCNALL man has been prosecuted for not cleaning up after his dog in a public place.

Andrew Grainger, 64, of George Street, was fined £410.50 by magistrates after Ashfield District Council brought the prosecution before the courts.

The court heard that Mr Grainger did not clear up his dog’s faeces from The Ranges Green Space, Wighay Road, Hucknall.

Nottingham Magistrates Court sentenced the defendant to a fine of £140. He was also ordered to pay the victim surcharge of £15 and the prosecution costs of £255.50.

Edd de Coverly, Ashfield District Council’s service director – environment, said it was a shame that this continues to be a problem in the area but the council is committed to taking action in cases like this.

“Keeping the district clean and tidy is one of the council’s top priorities,” said Mr de Coverly. “Not cleaning up after your dog is anti-social and something our residents often tell us concerns them.

“The council has taken many steps to ensure that people are aware of the consequences of not cleaning up after their dog – leaflets have been issued and our enforcement officers spend time out in the district speaking to people. We offer free poop scoop bags at our receptions for people to use to clean up dog mess.”

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