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Environmental Health

Dog Fouling 

In this section you will find the following information:

Report dog fouling

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

On Tuesday 22 March 2022, the PSPO For to Dog Control was approved and will come into force within the Malvern Hills district on the 1 May 2022,

The PSPO covers: 

  • Fouling – Persons in charge of dog must remove faeces from land immediately
  • Leads by order – Persons in charge of dog must place dog on lead when directed to by an authorised officer
  • Exclusion – Persons in charge of dog must not take dog into a fenced/enclosed children’s play area
  • Means to pick up – Persons in charge of a dog must have the appropriate means to pick dog faeces deposited by that dog.

Any breach of the Order could result in the issuing of a £100 fixed penalty notice or being taken to court and receiving a fine on conviction of up to £1000. 

pdf Read the PSPO document in full. (5.13 MB)


The simplest way of dealing with dog excrement is to scoop it up, put it in a plastic bag and place it in a dog waste / litter bin, or take it home and dispose of it (wrapped) in your domestic refuse.

It is essential that excrement is thoroughly wrapped before disposal.

When reporting dog fouling, please provide the following information:

  • Location
  • Description of dog owner and/or dog
  • When it took place
  • Vehicle registration of dog owner (if available)