Posted by: lhct | January 2, 2020

New way to report on dog waste bins

Horsham District Council (HDC) has recently introduced a new way to report full or broken dog waste bins. QR codes have been attached to all dog waste bins, creating a live link to the “Report it” section of the Council’s website.
So if you see an issue, try scanning the QR code on a Smartphone (iPhone or Android 9) camera, click on the link that comes up and fill in the short form. Read more. At the same time HDC reminds you that dog waste can be disposed of in general public litter bins where a dog bin is not available, or it can be taken home and put in your own general waste bin.
Dog waste bin at Chesworth Farm
As to Chesworth Farm, please note that (as well as byelaws) the current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) makes dog fouling a criminal offence. Yes, on Chesworth Farm this means its fields, paths, verges and hedgerows: in fact EVERYWHERE. Offences may be dealt with by a fixed penalty notice issued instantly by certain HDC staff, such as the Neighbourhood Warden team, if you are observed deliberately leaving your dogs’ waste. If enforcement is via a magistrates’ court it could cost you up to £1000. If you are identified as a regular offender by fellow-visitors, they can also report your details to the Neighbourhood Wardens.
Please choose to protect our lovely environment. All visitors, and especially the litter-picking and Horsham Green Gym volunteers, will thank you.

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