The Watch Your Step initiative was launched in response to the concerns of local residents about dog walkers who fail to clean up after their pets.

Street-specific reports of dog fouling problems are used to help identify ‘hot-spot’ areas to be targeted by the Watch Your Step team. Groups of concerned residents can then work together with the team to run a Watch Your Step campaign.

This campaign is designed to identify and educate offenders and use social media and prominent on-street signs to promote responsible dog ownership. Successful campaigns have been run in a variety of neighbourhoods where enough people are prepared to work together to stop dog fouling.

How you can help

You can promote the campaign’s bag it and bin it initiative by displaying the Watch Your Step poster on your property or community notice board.

If you are aware of any problem sites, please contact us.

Telephone: 023 8083 3008
Email: parksandstreetcleansing.services@southampton.gov.uk

Report a problem

You can report a specific instance of dog fouling that needs cleaning up. Please provide the closest property address, landmark or lamp column reference number to deal with your request quickly and efficiently.

Report animal fouling