Irresponsible owners to be slapped with £100 fine for not carrying dog poo bag

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Dog owners walking their animal without carrying a poo bag in Boston could be handed a £100 fine from tomorrow.

Boston Borough Council approved new fines in October 2016, with the penalties to be rolled out across the town on February 1.

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Residents have had until now to get used to the new regime, where they are expected to clean up after their dogs or face the consequences.

Owners could also be fined £100 for allowing their dog into an enclosed children’s play area or refusing to put a dangerous or nuisance dog on a lead.

The new powers to control dogs are being introduced under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 which allows councils to create a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

A public consultation showed that 90% were in favour of it being an offence for dog walkers not to carry a bag, while 74% agreed the fine should be £100.

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