DOG poo patrols will return to the Bognor Regis area in a bid to stamp out foul play.
Uniformed dog wardens will once again return to issue fines to anyone letting their dog foul in spots across the Arun district.
Kingdom Security will again be targeting hotspots on behalf of Arun District Council, including parks, open spaces, and promenades where dog fouling and littering are a problem.
Terence Chapman, the council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “After the success of last year’s pilot project, we are responding to the wishes of many Arun residents who want to see it in operation again this summer.
“The project allows the council the flexibility to direct patrols, following information provided by the public on problem sites for which we are responsible.
“The presence of the uniformed patrols will send a clear message to irresponsible owners – pick up after your dog and keep it under control in public places, or face a fine. This also applies to anyone caught dropping litter.”
The initial pilot scheme was launched last summer in response to complaints from the public fed-up with the amount of dog mess and litter.
The patrolling officer is fully authorised to issue fixed penalty notices of £80, reduced to £50 on early payment, on behalf of the council to anyone not clearing up after their dog, breaching Arun’s dog control order and to anyone caught dropping litter.
Arun is also talking to three parishes which are interested in investing money in the project, in return for having patrols in their areas.
Funding for the scheme has come from the council’s greenspace service.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01903 737951 if you spot someone breaking the rules.