Dog fouling in public places is unpleasant and can be a health hazard.
Ideally, train your dog to ’go’ at home. See our leaflet on Toilet Training for Dogs
If your dog needs to go while you’re out, "scoop the poop;". You can buy all sorts of different poop scoops cheaply at pet shops and supermarkets. If you don’t have a poop scoop with you, you can use a plastic bag, or even newspaper. Many dog walkers use Nappy Sacks.
Dog waste can be disposed of in one of 380 dog waste bins provided around the district. If there are no bins around, take the waste home and dispose of it. If that is not possible or practical, then, as a last resort, dispose of it in a litter bin.
Local Dog Fouling Laws
The Arun District Council has made Dog Control Orders designating all land within the District, which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment), as land where dog fouling should be cleared up straightaway.
This Order makes it a requirement for persons in charge of dogs, in most public areas, to clear up, straightaway, any fouling that takes place. The designated areas where this law applies include all beaches, parks, public open spaces, cemeteries and car parks and highways, footpaths and grass verges.
Offenders can be fined up to £1,000 or can be issued with a £60 fixed penalty ticket
To report fouling problems, please E-mail: Cleansing@arun.gov.uk or Tel: 01903 737754