As well as being an eyesore and nuisance, on most public land it is also an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up after your dog after it has fouled. Babergh District Council has powers to issue ‘on the spot’ Fixed Penalty Notices of £50, or to prosecute in the criminal courts, which could lead to a fine of up to £1,000.

Dog fouling should be wrapped and disposed of in one of the many dog bins in the Babergh district, or by placing it in your black wheelie bin.

You can report incidents of dog fouling via the dedicated Dog Control page on Babergh District Council website.  

Alternatively telephone 01473 826622 or email your dog fouling report to