Reporting cases of fouling in public places
You can report incidents of dog fouling using our interactive mapping tool. The tool is hosted on the West Berkshire Council website, however postcodes from any of the three areas work in the tool and all are reported back to our team.
We use the information in your report to help to make sure that dog owners and dog walkers clean up after their dogs if they foul in public areas.
What happens next?
It can be complicated to deal with what might appear to be a simple complaint. Addressing an issue might require a specific approach, enforcement action, raising awareness, changes to the way we provide facilities for dog owners, or a combination of all the above. It may even fall under the category of anti-social behaviour where persistent offenders are identified. The action we take depends on a number of factors. If you provide your contact information alongside the report, we may contact you to discuss what we are doing to address your complaint.
Responsible dog ownership
We encourage all dog owners to act responsibly - our Facebook page has tips and information that might help. We are currently putting together new leaflets and these will be published once complete.
Mapping dog fouling
The information provided can be used to create a map showing where dog fouling is taking place across West Berkshire, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest. The map is hosted on the West Berkshire Council website, however postcodes from any of the three areas work in the tool and all are reported back to our team.