Dog Fouling

Many of you will be aware that Polperro Community Council employs a Community Enforcement Officer to help tackle instances of dog fouling and littering. He is fully authorised to issue Fixed Penalty Notices where necessary to those failing to follow the rules. Please read our “Advice to Dog Owners” leaflet for information on the laws regarding responsible dog ownership. This can be found here or on the Parish Notice boards.

Want to help with the issue of dog fouling? You can help bring perpetrators to the attention of Cornwall Council by reporting instances that you witness on their website. Cornwall Council will investigate all dog fouling complaints that are received – although the level of service that they can provide will obviously vary depending upon the quality of information that is provided. For example they would be in a better position to take action should you be able to provide a full description of what happened, including date, time, location, what you witnessed, description of the dog/owner and as much information as possible about the incident – also any information regarding the offender – which could include name/address (if known), vehicle registration number or any other identifying feature. Report this online at