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More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 100 fines have been handed out to irresponsible owners for failing to control or clean up after their dogs since Cheshire East Council chiefs beefed up their powers.

Cheshire East launched a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle dog fouling and dog control issues on November 1, 2017, with the aim of encouraging responsible dog ownership.

September 19, 2019
Cheshire East Council blunder led to £20,000 of incorrect parking penalty notices

Cheshire East Council blunder led to £20,000 of incorrect parking penalty notices

A blunder by Cheshire East Council means almost £20,000 of incorrect parking fines will need to be reimbursed.

The council has today apologised, admitting the error happened when 675 penalty charge notices were issued for drivers using some free car parks.

July 3, 2019
Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Fines for taking children out of school during term time have been slammed by parents – but MPs insist youngsters’ attendance is crucial.

It was revealed last week that the number of fines issued to parents in Cheshire in the first year following a high-profile court battle soared compared to previous years.

April 18, 2019
Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Council chiefs are seeking stronger powers to tackle dog fouling which plagues the streets and open spaces of Nantwich and Crewe.

Cheshire East Council wants to impose a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on all its public spaces.

September 12, 2017
Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

A Nantwich headteacher has hit out at the use of “punitive” fines for parents who take their children out of school for holidays.

Mary Hennessy Jones, head at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, spoke after a High Court ruling backed Isle of Wight parent Jon Platt for refusing to pay a £120 fine after he took his daughter out last year.

May 23, 2016
Cheshire Police admits blunder over 1,600 “wrong” parking tickets

Cheshire Police admits blunder over 1,600 “wrong” parking tickets

Cheshire Police issued 1,600 parking fines when it didn’t have the power to do so, it has emerged.

The errant Fixed Penalty Notices were issued by PCSOs who did not have authority in their contracts to impose them.

March 10, 2016
Cheshire East Council “rubbished” over litter and dog fouling fines

Cheshire East Council “rubbished” over litter and dog fouling fines

New figures show Cheshire East Council wardens dished out just 25 fines for littering across the whole borough in 2013-14. And there were just NINE fixed penalty notices for dog fouling in the region for the same period.

May 16, 2014
Nantwich Litter Group issues dog mess appeal to pet owners

Nantwich Litter Group issues dog mess appeal to pet owners

Nantwich Litter Group volunteers are appealing to the town’s dog walkers to clean up their mess. Members of the group say dog poo is still a problem on streets, parks and open spaces.

April 9, 2013
South Cheshire College library launches fine-free book amnesty

South Cheshire College library launches fine-free book amnesty

Former college students from Nantwich are being given the chance to return borrowed books in a fine-free month campaign. The library at South Cheshire College is waiving all fines on any items which are returned late until February half term.

January 12, 2012