It is an offence not to clean up after your dog in any street or public area in the borough. You could be given a fixed penalty fine of £50.
In some parks there are special bins for dog waste but generally litter bins should be used for this purpose.
You can report instances of dog fouling by clicking on the button below.
Dog fouling will be removed within 24 hours if in a play area and within five working days for all other areas.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is currently considering introducing a borough-wide PSPO to tackle dog fouling in public spaces within the borough.
Stratton Playing Field, Buckskin, Basingstoke and Beggarwood Park, Hatch Warren, Basingstoke, and various locations in Kingsclere are covered by Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). This increases the fixed penalty fine for dog fouling to £75 and requires dogs to be kept on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised council officer. Failure to pay a fixed penalty notice may result in a maximum fine of £1000 upon conviction for non-payment. For more information, see the documents below which are dog control orders covering these areas that converted to PSPOs on 20 October 2017:
Dog fouling order - Stratton Park (PDF) [691 kb]
Notice of Making - Stratton Park (PDF) [43 kb]
Dogs on a lead - Beggarwood (PDF) [571 kb]
Notice of Making - Beggarwood - dogs on a lead (PDF) [44 kb]
Fouling of land - Beggarwood (PDF) [616 kb]
Notice of Making - Beggarwood - fouling (PDF) [44 kb]
Dog Control Order - Kingsclere (PDF) [70 kb]
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01256 844844.
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