Resident fined £400 for unlawfully disposing of dog mess

18 March 2021
A Chafford Hundred resident has been fined £400 for unlawfully disposing of bagged dog waste in Lion Gorge, Chafford Hundred, after an investigation was prompted following a report from Essex Wildlife Trust.
The incident was reported to Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement team, whose officers were able to gather evidence of offences. The resident's behaviour had resulted in bags of dog waste left hanging in bushes and trees over some considerable time.