Two dog owners have faced £100 fines for failing to clean up after their pets at Boundary Road Park in West Bridgford.
This follows a borough-wide Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) introduced in July to further tackle irresponsible dog control across the borough.
Under the new powers, dog owners must carry a bag or have other means to pick up dog waste after their pet when taking them for a walk, or face a possible £100 fine if unable to produce one on request.
The PSPO also allows further action to be taken on those who don’t observe dog exclusion zones. These now apply to all children’s play areas, multi-use games areas, skate parks and gym equipment zones which are either fenced or enclosed across the borough.
In Ruddington, the dog exclusion zones are the play areas on Vicarage Lane, St Mary’s Close and Sellors Playing Field, plus the multi-use games area on Vicarage Lane.