Larne Council coffers boosted by dog fines


Larne Borough Council has collected £4,400 in fixed penalties from dog-related offences in the past year.

Fines for having no valid dog licence was the top earner for the local authority, generating revenue of £2,920.

There was also £830 income from dog straying, and £100 from dogs being on land where livestock is present.

Dog Control Order penalties included £150 for fouling offences, £300 for dogs being in play parks or playing fields, and £100 for being in cemeteries while not on a lead.

Offenders are fined £50 if payment is received within 10 days of a notice being issued, or £80 if payment is received between 11-14 days.

Meanwhile, the council issued 15 fixed penalties relating to smoking offences, and received revenue totalling £520. One man was also prosecuted under the Smoking (NI) Order 2006 and was fined £400, as well as £319 court costs.