The number of dog fouling fines issued by the council has increased by a staggering 97%.
During 2012/13 environmental enforcement officers issued 63 fixed penalty notices for dog fouling compared to 32 the previous year.
The number of litter fines has also increased by 58%, from 182 in 2011/12 to 287 in 2012/13.
Officers handed out 31 fixed penalty notices for graffiti / fly-posting and a total of 93 offences were also prosecuted in court.
The increase is a result of the new council administration following last May’s elections which pledged to get tough on dog fouling and litter.
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “We don’t want to fine people, but if they fail to take notice of our warnings then we have no choice.”
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