PET owners are being reminded to pick up after their dog while in public places.

The reminder comes after reports of dog fouling in cemeteries in Denbighshire.

Dog owners should not walk their pets in cemeteries which are covered by public spaces protection orders (PSPOs), meaning fines of up to £100 could be issued.

Cllr Mark Young, Cabinet Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “The vast majority of dog owners in the county respect the rules around dog walking. However, for those who do not, the message is clear, you should not be walking your pets in cemeteries.

"We have been working with District Enforcement to ensure areas where there are reports of dog fouling are being patrolled.

"“Those caught walking their dogs in areas covered by PSPOs or not picking up after their pets will be fined."

District Enforcement provides environmental enforcement on behalf of the council and as well as issuing fines, the firm focuses on educating the public and raising awareness of the issues around dog fouling and littering.

Targeted patrols have been reintroduced at dog fouling hotspots as lockdown restrictions are being eased.