Council tackles dog mess in Havering

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As part of the Cleaner Havering campaign, Havering Council has stepped up enforcement action around the disposal of dog mess and encouraging residents to pick up after their pets.

Cllr Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, Cllr Robert Benham, Deputy Leader of Havering Council, Cllr Viddy Persaud, Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, Cllr Osman Dervish, Cabinet Member for Environment and Brooklands ward councillor Timothy Ryan, joined the council’s enforcement team in spraying stencils around the borough to raise awareness.

The stencils are being put in areas where there have been complaints of dog mess, but are also going elsewhere, to act as a deterrent.

Cllr Damian White, said: “These stencils will be rolled out across the borough to remind people that if they don’t clean up after their dogs, that they could face a fine of up to £1,000 if they don’t dispose of the mess.

“We encourage them to bag it up and put it in a bin. We know that the majority of our dog owners in the borough are responsible and dispose of it properly, so we need others to join them as we look to keep our borough tidy, clean and special.”


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