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Council's new Poo Policy - what a mess!

January 23, 2019 7:12 PM
By Hartlepool Lib Dems

So you'll be fined if you are walking your dog and don't have a poo bag. Now the question is, how will they know you are not carrying a poo bag. They can ask you, but if you tell them you're not going to show them it, what can they do? You haven't commited (or your dog hasn't!) an offence yet, but can they still fine you? What about young people out walking a dog - will they be stopped by a 'stranger'? It's good that the Council are thinking of ways to stop people leaving dog mess around the town, but yet again, it's an ill-thought-out solution.