Designation THE DOGS (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 will supersede existing dog fouling bye-laws in England and Wales. It creates a new offence of failing to immediately remove dog faeces from designated land. Councils which adopt the Act are able to designate specific areas in which it will have force. They will not be able to designate:
● carriageways with a speed limit of over 40 mph, and land running alongside them,
● land used for agriculture or woodland,
● land which is predominantly marshland, moor or heath,
● rural common land.
Councils can, however, designate any other land open to the air to which the public are entitled to have access. This includes land owned by parish or county councils and privately owned land.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PICK UP AND DISPOSE OF YOUR DOG WASTE. Thank you