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Daventry District Council

Waste recycling 2019

People can check their collection day and set up notifications to remind them which bins to put out by downloading the DDC app for their mobile phone or tablet device.

Alternatively people can check their bin collection dates and find out more about waste and recycling collections at

Dog fouling in the village.

Whose responsibility is it to clear away dog fouling?

It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog foul left by their dog.

If you fail to clean up after your dog you can go to Magistrates court and receive a fine of up to £1,000.

The regulations state specifically, that being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having a suitable means of removing the faeces,

is not a reasonable excuse for failing to clean up after your dog.

Keep Britain Tidy has recorded a reduction in overall levels of dog fouling since 2001/02.

It is still a significant cause of offence amongst the public. In Newnham it is a problem which is getting worse rather than better.

                                        Dog fouling is not only unpleasant it is dangerous. The biggest threat to public health from dog excrement is toxocariasis.

What is Toxocariasis?

It is an infection of the roundworm toxocara canis.

The eggs of the parasite can be found in soil or sand contaminated with dog faeces.

If swallowed, it may result in an infection that lasts between six and 24 months.

Symptoms include eye disorders, vague ache, dizziness, nausea, asthma and, in extremely rare cases, seizures/fits.

Often the eggs are ingested when passed to the mouth by the hands, but this can also occur through contact with dogs,

or inanimate objects including the wheels of toys and the soles of shoes.

Infected soil samples are often found in play areas. Toxocariasis most commonly affects children between 18 months and five years..

Please report to the Dog Warden, or a member of the Parish Council, anyone you see who does not pick up after their animal has defecated.

 It is a legal requirement that when walking a dog in a public area you must carry a disposable bag to clean up.

There are several village dog bins to dispose of a dog bag. If you cannot find a dog bin, then double wrap the bag and place it in a normal litter bin.

 Remember, a dog owner appearing at a Magistrates Court can receive a fine of £1000.

Litter around the Parish.

You may not be aware, but Newnham Parish employs a handyperson who you may see working in and around the village.

A considerable and growing proportion of their duties are to collect the ever increasing amount of litter dropped by parishioners and others passing through the Parish.

The handypersons salary is paid for out of the Parish Precept. You might ask, What is a Parish Precept?

A Parish Council gets it's funding by receiving an amount of the local Council Tax, referred to as The Parish Precept.

Newnham Parish Council, forecasts the amount of funding it will require for the following year and requests this funding from Daventry District Council

in the form of a precept tax that is included within the local Council Tax paid by Newnham Parishioners.

In short, as more litter is dropped locally there will be a greater cost to the Parish Council and therefore its Parishioners.


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