Police in Furness Vale are issuing a warning to dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.
Residents have raised concerns about the health and environmental problems of dog fouling to the Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team (SNT).
In particular, complaints have been received in the Buxton Road area but officers are keen to remind dog owners about their responsibilities throughout the area.
PCSO Tracy Jones of the Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale SNT said: Failing to clean up after your dog is irresponsible. It isunsightly and can be dangerous to people’s health.
It is also illegal and if you don’t clean up after your dog you could end up with a £50 on the spot fine, which could increase to £1000 if the case goes to court.
Officers will be carrying out patrols and working with High Peak Borough Council to target the issue.
PCSO Jones added: We would like to thank the many responsible dog owners for clearing the waste of their pets but would strongly remind the minority to be mindful of their responsibilities, the legal requirements and the impact that dog fouling has on the quality of life for local residents.
To contact the Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0345 123 33 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.