Allerdale Council has urged the public to report dog-fouling after a spate of the problem in some of our towns and villages.

The council sent enforcement officers out to patrol Fletchertown this week to try and tackle the issue in the area.

Officers placed extra signage on the pavements to deliver the 'clean it up' message to the public.

The action came as part of an ongoing campaign by the council to tackle the problem of dog-fouling in our communities.

In recent weeks, officers have also attended areas in Harrington to deliver signage there reminding people to clean up after their animals.

The council said it would now take on a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to anyone who fails to clean up after their dogs.

If you have noticed any problems with dog-fouling in your area you can report it to Allerdale Council via their website at