Chase Terrace man fined for failing to clean up dog mess

dogpoosignA man has been fined for letting his dog poo on the Chase Terrace Bowling Green.

Liscumb Bradbury, of Spencer Close in Chase Terrace, attended Cannock Magistrates’ Court on January 11. Having attended two earlier court appearances, where he pleaded not guilty, on the morning of the trial Mr Bradbury changed his plea to guilty.

Lichfield District Council has successfully prosecuted a man from Chase Terrace after he was seen allowing his dog onto Chase Terrace Bowling Green after hours, and not removing the resulting dog’s mess.

He was fined £235, ordered to pay the council’s costs of £800, and a victim surcharge of £15 – a total of £1,050.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection at Lichfield District Council, said:

“We’re delighted with this positive result as it was a difficult case to crack. After we received a series of complaints, we put up signs around the bowling green to say dog fouling is an offence and that surveillance would be taking place in the area.

“Environmental Health officers conducted a number of patrols, and finally witnessed Mr Bradbury in the early hours of the morning, allowing his dog onto the green. This fine is a high price to pay, but not clearing up after your dog is totally unacceptable. We hope this successful prosecution encourages more local dog owners to take responsibility for their pets.”

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2 Comments

  1. johnthemon

    13th January, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    And a good job too, sends out the message to dog owners to clean it up.

    Footpaths Parks etc are for people not for dogs.

  2. Adam

    14th January, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Well that’s not strictly true…..dogs are allowed on footpaths and in parks and unfortunately, although they have become domesticated animals, they haven’t evolved to the stage where they can pick up and dispose of their own poo. It’s not their fault they have to go to the toilet. As you’ve said, it’s up to the owners to pick it up and dispose of it. This vile man who left his dog’s poo on a bowling green deserves his hefty fine.