Prosecution for dog fouling offences in Fazeley

Monday, 4th January 2021

A MAN from Fazeley has been ordered to pay £1,852 after he was seen not clearing up after his three dogs.

On 9 December 2020 Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court found Rob Grice, from Fazeley, guilty of three dog fouling offences.

The case was brought by Lichfield District Council after Mr Grice did not pay the three fixed penalty notices issued to him after a council officer witnessed him not clearing up after each of his three dogs.

The court ordered Mr Grice to pay a fine of £1,320, costs of £400, and a victim surcharge of £132 – a total of £1,852.

Councillor Angela Lax, Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Housing & Health, said: 

“This sends a clear message to any irresponsible dog walkers, who don’t clean up after their pets, that we take this issue very seriously.”

To tackle problem dog fouling, the council drops off reporting cards to local homes in hot spot areas to get intelligence from community members.

This includes the location and the times when dog fouling appears, and a description of anyone seen not cleaning up after their dogs.

Since the introduction of the cards the council has been able to do more targeted patrols. This has contributed to a reduction of more than half of reports of dog fouling that needs to be removed across the district.

To report a dog fouling location or problem area in Lichfield District, please visit

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of us being in Tier 4. Please stay safe and look after each other.

Tamworth Informed Editor

On December 31 2020, Staffordshire and neighbouring areas of Warwickshire, Birmingham, Derbyshire and Leicester were placed in ‘Tier 4: STAY AT HOME’ category for COVID-19.

Tire 4 poster

> If you live in Tier 4 you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. Read our article here.

> Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here

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