Owners fined for dog fouling
AFTER a series of recent prosecutions, a further two dog owners have been fined for failing to clear up their animals’ mess.
In May, Mick Calver of Hall Road, Hopton, was seen by an environmental ranger not removing excrement after his dog fouled on Upper Esplanade, Gorleston.
Last month, Calver entered a guilty plea at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court and received a fine of �115 and costs of �70.
Adrian Ware of Kimberly Terrace, Yarmouth, was given a conditional discharge and costs of �140 after he was convicted of being in charge of a dog which had defecated on North Denes Beach.
Both cases were bought by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and follow a series of recent convictions which saw five people fined for the offence.
You may also want to watch:
Borough council Cabinet member for environment Jim Shrimplin said: “There is strong public opinion about the issue of dog fouling – it is not only anti-social but could be potentially hazardous especially to young children.
“The council takes the problem very seriously and, as in this case, will prosecute if we get relevant information about offenders.”
- 1 Third teenager arrested over Yarmouth park stabbing
- 2 Tesco applies to sell alcohol from pub site
- 3 Seaside cafe opens new toy library for dogs
- 4 Revealed: The most expensive towns to buy a home in Norfolk
- 5 Crowds pour on to streets to enjoy light and sound display
- 6 Thrilling Fire on the Water show to light up Yarmouth
- 7 They started life in lockdown - but how are these businesses doing now?
- 8 Gorleston high street closed this week for emergency gas works
- 9 Award-winning Halloween event returns to Great Yarmouth this half term
- 10 The most popular baby names in Norfolk in 2020 are revealed