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Report will examine littering in and around King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 11:48 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 14 February 2018

A sign asking dog owners to clean up after their pets. Picture: Chris Bishop

A sign asking dog owners to clean up after their pets. Picture: Chris Bishop

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A survey will be carried out to see how bad littering and dog fouling are in West Norfolk.

Borough councillors have agreed for officers to draw up a report on the extent of both problems, and whether more “proactive work” and resources are needed to tackle them.

A report to the borough’s environment and community panel said the council’s community safety team does not have the resources to mount patrols targeting people who drop rubbish or fail to clean up after their pets.

There were 160 complaints about dog fouling last year. It says the evidence in one case was sufficient to begin a criminal investigation. In other cases, warning letters were sent. Dog owners whose pets foul face fines of between £60 and £100, while those dropping litter can be fined between £60 and £2,500.

The report said the council receives few reports about people littering in the borough.

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