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Dog Fouling

1 December 2019

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The Parish Council has received a number of complaints about the amount of dog mess that is not being cleared up around the village and particularly on Reade Field near the children's play area.

Dog mess is the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets. Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous. Whilst rare, contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis, a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma  and even blindness and seizures.

While many dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some poeple who do not clean up after their pets. Anyone who fails to clear up after their dog can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. If the case goes to court this could result in a fine for the owner or person in charge of the animal up to £1000.

The law even states that being unaware a dog has fouled or not having a suitable bag is not a reasonable excuse. If you see anyone not clearing up after their pet, please mention this to them.

The Parish Council has installed and pays to maintain a large number of dog waste bins around the village - please use them and help keep Holbrook clean!


Ipswich Road, just down The Cut
Ipswich Road, footpath entrance next to Garland Cottage
Church Hill, on Church Green opposite Hill Cottage
Fishponds Lane, near the footpath entrance
Five Acres, at the Hyams Lane end just opposite the footpath to Alton Water
Heathfield Road, opposite the Surgery
The Street, at the entrance to the Community Car Park near the Bowls Club
Clifton Wood, at the entrance to Reade Field
Petticoat Lane, on the corner of the footpath to Denmark Gardens near the Cabin Club
Woodlands Road, in the layby next to St Marys
Harkstead Road, at the Lower Holbrook car park