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Dog owners are urged to be extra responsible as many usual walking routes are under water





Dog owners are having to use busier routes for their usual walks while parts of Fenland remain waterlogged.

Fenland District Council’s Street Scene team has been patrolling streets to encourage responsible ownership. However, increased issues are being noted in some areas.

Cllr Dee Laws, Fenland District Council cabinet member, said: “Dog walkers don’t have access to the fields and walks they’d usually use and as a result are having to walk their pets on streets busy with people and runners.

“We know the majority of owners are responsible, but just want to remind people to keep their dogs controlled on leads and to pick up after them.”

Fenland District Council can issue fixed penalties of £100 to people who don’t pick up after their dogs, allow a dog in a fenced-off play area, or refuse to put a dog on a lead when asked due to it being a nuisance.

The council does not have powers concerning dangerous dogs. Issues with dangerous dogs should be reported to Cambridgeshire police.

If you spot dog fouling, or somebody not cleaning up after their dog, report it to Fenland District Council via: www.fenland.gov.uk/dogfouling or 01354 654321.

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