MORE than 100 people have been fined in the parks in the town centre and surrounding areas in just three months this year.

Around 142 fixed penalty notices have been handed out since April in the central, Dodworth, Kingstone, Stairfoot, and Worsbrough wards.

However only eight per-cent of those fines were issued for dog fouling.

Dog fouling has long been an issue across the borough and was added to the environmental crime policy in June.

It seems that the main area of concern in those areas is littering, with a staggering 92 per cent of fines being handed out for the offence.

Officers from District Enforcement have revealed they will continue to target dog fouling in the affected areas.

A quote from the report said: “Operations are on-going and all areas continue to be patrolled. Many of the tasks which have come through this quarter are reports of dog fouling. As part of their patrols the officers have continued to visit parks and open grass spaces within the borough in an attempt to catch these offenders.

“Now that the mornings are lighter, the officers have been able to target more frequently these areas, in an attempt to identify these offenders within the Central Area.

“However, there is still a noticeable lull in the tasks received from the Area Council and Neighbourhood Services up to date this quarter, with seven tasks being received this quarter.”