Operation will crack down on the dog fouling

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Police and council are taking action in Ashington on dog fouling and littering issues as part of Operation Community Pride.

Ashington Neighbourhood Policing Team and officers from Northumberland County Council’s public protection service are increasing patrols in the community following complaints from residents about littering, fouling and other dog related issues.

The activity comes as part of Operation Community Pride – an intelligence driven campaign targeting everything from supplying class A drugs through to dealing with rogue landlords, nuisance tenants, ASB, littering, dog fouling, illegal money lending, vulnerability and domestic violence.

On Tuesday, October 13, the Police joined Community Protection Officers from the council on patrols across Ashington to identify residents who do not clean up after their pets or have excessive waste and litter left outside their properties.

Enforcement action has been taken, with one fixed penalty notice issued to a resident for littering.

Clean up operations in Coquet Street and George Street have also taken place as well as a clean up operation at The People’s Park to address excessive litter.

All complaints sent to Northumberland County Council about dog fouling, stray dogs and dog noise nuisance will be appropriately investigated and formal measures taken where an offence is identified.

Residents are encouraged to report dog fouling or stray issues to the council’s dog control service at www.northumberland.gov.uk, or on 0345 600 6400.