Eagle-eyed residents have been urged to keep up the good work as Durham County Council’s clampdown on dog-fouling and littering continues.
It comes after figures for last month show that neighbourhood wardens issued 95 fixed penalty notices for the so-called “enviro-crimes”.
A total of 57 penalty notices were issued to people caught dropping litter, 31 were issued to people for failing to comply with litter clearing notices and seven penalty notices were handed to dog owners not stopping to “scoop the poop.”
Ian Hoult, neighbourhood protection manager at Durham County Council, said: “Dog fouling and litter are concerns that residents often raise and we will continue to tackle those responsible for these offences.
“We need the continued help of the public to keep reporting any such incidents and to give us specific information so that we can take appropriate action and target our resources.”
Fixed penalty notices are £50 and go up to £80 if not paid within two weeks. Failing to comply with a litter clearing notices carries a penalty of £80, increasing to £110 if not paid within two weeks.