Decision details

Notice of Motion - Dog Poo DNA

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At the meeting of the Council held on 24th October 2019, Councillors received a Notice of Motion relating to Dog Waste DNA. The motion was proposed by Councillors Bright and Cox and supported by 16 other Conservative Councillors (this had been referred to Cabinet in accordance with Standing Order 8.4).




1. That the Notice of Motion is rejected based on the evidence that there is a relatively low number of irresponsible dog owners, DNA testing would be cost prohibitive and have a low take up based on the experiences from LBBD and Thanet District Council and would place an undue obligation on responsible dog owners.


2. That the existing powers with additional targeting of hot-spot areas through enforcement, education and communications activity to address the issues with dog fouling continue to be utilised.


Reason for Decision:


To respond to the Notice of Motion


Other options:


The Cabinet could respond to the motion in a different way.


Note: This is an Executive function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney

Publication date: 08/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/11/2019

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