Irresponsible dog owners have been sent a clear message by Erewash Borough Council . . . tick tock don’t hide behind the clocks going back.

The menace of dog mess often gets worse during the dark nights as ‘can’t be bothered’ owners use the cover of darkness to leave behind their pet’s poop.

Now the council’s dog wardens are appealing to local residents to help them in the crackdown by getting in touch with as many details as possible of any known offenders – including the locations and regular walk times.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“We share the anger of residents – and, of course, the vast majority of responsible dog owners – who are all rightly outraged that some people think it’s acceptable behaviour to leave dog mess. Well, it isn’t and we would hope if you are an owner who does this you will look at yourself and change your ways.

“Our Neighbourhood Warden Service works hard to deal with this issue and know that the winter months usually sees an increase due to lazy owners. We need proof to be able to deal with any offender and that’s where we need the public’s help so we can target patrols. Times are particular important if someone knows of a repeat offender on a regular dog walk.”

Details can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 850 8383. All calls are confidential.
In addition, the council continues to offer a residents a dog mess clean-up service. Residents can make a request by text on 07792 701 586 or by creating a My Erewash account. Please give a precise location to help the team locate the mess and clean it up as quickly as possible.