|Directorate of Neighbourhoods Environment Officer Team County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD Tel (01983) 821000 Email: email@example.com Web www.iwight.com|
Wednesday 1 February 2023
RE: INCREASE IN REPORTED DOG FOULING
Isle of Wight Council Environment Officers are working with Ryde Town Council to actively monitor and deter dog fouling in this area, as we are aware this anti-social behaviour is on the rise again.
Whilst we are here to monitor the streets, organise cleansing and carry out enforcement for this crime, we do still need your support.
Our role is not solely to look at this type of crime, therefore our approach to eradicate this needs to be focused. In order to successfully target offenders, we encourage members of the public to report incidents and remain vigilant. The common response from members of the public is ‘it happens early in the morning or late in the evening’. Whilst in some cases this may be true, this is not true for all, as we have witnessed on many occasions.
We would request residents’ assistance to reduce the problem of dog fouling in the area in the following ways:
- Please record and report any fresh piles of dog fouling on any Public Highway (for example pavements or roads) to Island Roads via their ‘REPORT ONLINE’ function on their website.
- The more informed we are of specific times or details, the better chance we have of organising targeted patrols with the aim of issuing Fixed Penalty Notices.
- If you witness an offence (or have caught something on any home recording devices) please report this to us. We wouldn’t expect you to approach the person/s committing the offence, however the more information you gather such as breed/colour of dog and a brief description of the person/s, would assist us.
Please contact us using the details at the top of this letter.
Environment Officer Team