Pontymister man fined over dog mess

First published in News

A PONTYMISTER man has been ordered to pay £215 for letting his dog foul at a park in Risca and failing to pick it up.

Austin John Martin, of Baptist Place, Pontymister was issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice for failing to pick up after his dog in Tredegar Park, Risca.

Mr Martin failed to pay the fixed penalty and as a result a court case was taken against him where he entered a not guilty plea by post.

The case was proved in Mr Martin’s absence on Monday 14th January; he was ordered to pay a £100 fine, £100 costs and a £15 victim surcharge whereby a 14 day collection order was made.

Cllr Dave Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said, “It is unacceptable for anyone to fail to pick up after their dog and, as a council with a zero tolerance stance on the matter, we will always issue on the spot fines to those caught failing to do so. It is everyone’s responsibility to look after the environment we live in and that includes dog owners.”

He added, “When people fail to pay their fixed penalty notice we will always pursue the matter through the courts and I am pleased that this case has resulted in another successful prosecution.”

To report dog fouling or littering issues please contact Caerphilly StreetPride on 01443 866566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride

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10:20am Wed 16 Jan 13

ianzemma says...

GOOD!
GOOD! ianzemma
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1:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13

barrie says...

They should have rubbed his nose in it the dirty sod
They should have rubbed his nose in it the dirty sod barrie
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4:33pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Dee-Gee says...

Good that this is taken seriously, though a couple of weeks community service picking up the rest of the dog mess might have been more fitting.
Good that this is taken seriously, though a couple of weeks community service picking up the rest of the dog mess might have been more fitting. Dee-Gee
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5:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

DammmDel says...

this should apply to all animal owners not just dog owners.
this should apply to all animal owners not just dog owners. DammmDel
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8:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Billybong41 says...

Wish I knew who's been letting their dog **** outside my gate , have had 2 loads deposited in the last month.

I've now got the CCTV recording and if I find out I'm going to take a **** on their path ; )
Wish I knew who's been letting their dog **** outside my gate , have had 2 loads deposited in the last month. I've now got the CCTV recording and if I find out I'm going to take a **** on their path ; ) Billybong41
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