Arun approves higher fines for dog fouling

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Fines for dog fouling are set to raise to £100 from May 15 as part of a the contract between Arun District Council and East Hampshire District Council.

Leader councillor Gillian Brown approved the new charges, which see it upped from £80, with the fine reduced to £75 (was £50) for prompt payment.

The fines for littering are not subject to the 20 per cent rise, however the £80 fee will now be reduced to £65 rather than £50 for prompt payment.

Powers have also been delegated to the relevant officers to allow them to seize alcohol as well as enforce all dog controls, according to the decision notice. The contract has been extended for two further years following a review of the littering and dog fouling enforcement trail.

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