Dog fouling fine rises

The City Council is increasing fines for littering and dog fouling in a crackdown on environmental crime.

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£75 fines for dog fouling

Dog owners who do not clean up after their pets will now be fined £75, a rise of £25.

The City Council is cracking down on environmental crime and councillors say they're responding to pleas from residents to get tough with anti-social behaviour.

“Hard working families across the city tell me they are sick of paying the cost of crimes caused by the minority who don't play by the rules, which is why I am calling time on the people who ruin our neighbourhoods for the rest of us."

– Councillor Henri Murison, Newcastle City Council

The new £75 fixed penalty notice on littering will be introduced from June 1 and the £75 dog fouling notice will be implemented soon.

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