Dog owners collared for not cleaning up after their pets

Dog owners collared for not cleaning up after their pets

Dog owners collared for not cleaning up after their pets

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Three dog owners have been collared for failing to clean after their pets.

The trio will pay a total of £1,618 after each was spotted walking off with their dogs without cleaning up their mess.

Each would have paid £80 if they had been caught at the time of the incident.

Robert Wiggs, of South Street, in Ponders End, was caught on January, 22, walking off after allowing his dog to defecate on a grassy area next to a footpath in Ponders End Recreation Ground.

After failing to pay an £80 fixed penalty, he was prosecuted and subsequently pleaded guilty on August 7 and was ordered to pay £80 fine, £20 victim surcharge and £150 costs.

Lorrie-Anne Fenton-Paul, of Grampian House, Edmonton, did not appear in court for her hearing on July 17, but was found guilty in her absence and fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £354.10 and a £20 victim surcharge.

She too admitted knowing it was an offence to allow her dog to foul and not clean up after it and admitted she didn’t have bags with her to clean up after it. She was also issued with an £80 fixed penalty notice, which she failed to pay and was instead prosecuted by Enfield Council.

Franco Vignales, of Ramney Drive, in Enfield, did not attend court for his hearing on July 31, but was found guilty in his absence, fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £345.10 and a £40 victim surcharge.

He was spotted letting his dog foul in bushes near the entrance to Soham Park car park and also claimed he had no bags on him.

Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said: “Allowing your pet to foul in the street and then leaving the mess for someone else to stand in is pretty despicable and disgusting behaviour and I’m satisfied these people have been prosecuted for their abject lack of consideration for their fellow human beings.
 
“Not only were these dog owners revolting for failing to clean up after their animals. they were also irresponsible.

“By refusing to take responsibility for their own actions and failing to pay their fixed penalty notices, they have ended up being prosecuted for failing to pay their debt to society and will now have to fork out much more.”

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3:33pm Wed 13 Aug 14

John Forsyth says...

Now lets see some, any action against those just throwing there rubbish on the ground. In Ponders End Park or whatever we are calling it this week. Many just leave their rubbish on the floor even if sitting next to a bin. As for the drinking in the shelter how is this allowed to happen and they all leave the cans on the floor. Do Parks Police actually come into the park. Evidence would suggest not. I am coming under intense pressure from Enfield council and even police to stop complaining. If residents don't complain who will.
Now lets see some, any action against those just throwing there rubbish on the ground. In Ponders End Park or whatever we are calling it this week. Many just leave their rubbish on the floor even if sitting next to a bin. As for the drinking in the shelter how is this allowed to happen and they all leave the cans on the floor. Do Parks Police actually come into the park. Evidence would suggest not. I am coming under intense pressure from Enfield council and even police to stop complaining. If residents don't complain who will. John Forsyth
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