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Rise in dog fouling and litter offences

Monday February 22 2016

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ALMOST 1,500 fines were issued for dog fouling and littering in just three months.

A report by the Council shows the number of fines for dog fouling and littering is on the rise. 

From October to December last year, 1,453 fines were issued and 129 environmental enforcement related prosecutions were carried out.

There has also been an increase in the amount of recorded fly-tipping across the town.

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Reply Posted by Linsey on Monday February 22 2016 at 11:47
It would help if the council emptied the dog poo bins more frequently in stead of letting them overflow, saying that in our area we now have a lot of dual bins but other areas of Barnsley have neither. Is Barnsley council only targeting certain areas of Barnsley, it seems to me that they are.

Reply Posted by Phil on Monday February 22 2016 at 14:11
They should get out and about in Ward Green it's getting worse it's not the dogs fault it's their owners PICK IT UP

Reply Posted by Bin it on Monday February 22 2016 at 18:25
There are some right dirty sods in barnsley. Bins are for rubbish not hedgerows. What sort of example are you setting your children. It takes two minutes to put your rubbish in a bin. Fine the dirty pigs that's what I say.

Reply Posted by gee on Monday February 22 2016 at 19:07
I agree with fines for littering if it included every 1 how many as been issued to travellers at various locations

Reply Posted by Eve on Monday February 22 2016 at 22:08
This is excellent news re the fines however Barnsley Council need to get their act together. I regularly report fly tipping and littering and it takes several phone calls before anything is done.

Reply Posted by Aidan on Tuesday February 23 2016 at 20:30
What do you expect when you cut bin services you silly sods