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Coleford Parish Council

Dog Fouling Incident Report Form

Dog Fouling continues to blight the village and the Parish Council encourages all dog owners to act responsibly and clean up after their four legged friends.

In conjunction with Mendip District Council Enforcement an Incident Report Form has been generated.  This form can be downloaded below.  In order for a complaint to be logged with Mendip District Council Enforcement Office, all of the information must be completed.  You must be prepared to make a written witness statement although your details will not be disclosed.  However, you must be prepared to give evidence in Court if the matter is disputed.   Without the statement no action can be pursued.

This will enable the enforcement team to follow protocol by sending out warning letters to offenders making them aware that if the issue is not addressed and they are reported again then they will run the risk of receiving a Community Protection Notice being issued.  A CPN could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100 fine) or a prosecution for breach.  Breach is a criminal offence, which could receive a fine of between £2500 and £20000 for bodies.

Coleford Parish Council encourages the public not to put themselves in danger when dealing with any Dog offences or whilst gaining intelligence in order to complete the form.

The form can be sent direct to Ian Glover & Nick Ryder, Mendip Enforcement Officers using email or telephone 01749 341 532 or to the Coleford Parish Council Clerk at or call 07971 516916.

Dog Fouling Incident Report Form (pdf)