DOG owners in Kelsall have been issued with a warning to clean up after their dogs.
Kelsall Green is now being used for leisure and recreation activities and is the site for a new play area, currently being built.
But Kelsall Parish Council have reported that a significant number of dog owners are not clearing faeces from the village field.
The council have warned that if dog owners continue to be irresponsible then they will face restrictions and a possible fine.
A parish council spokesperson said: “As a result of this inconsiderate behaviour by a minority of regular dog walkers, we may be forced to restrict dogs to the footpath only and for them to be kept on the lead at all times.
“Dog faeces are not only unpleasant but they are also a health hazard and carry harmful infections.”
The penalty for not clearing up dog fouling can be up to £1,000 if taken to court, but there is a fixed penalty scheme with a fine of £50.
Dog owners are reminded that there are dog bins at both entrances to the field.
The Kelsall Green project is the provision of recreational facilities on land purchased by the parish council on Chester Road.
At a meeting of the council on Monday night, it was decided that the proposed multi use games area would be relocated to the far end of Kelsall Green due to drainage issues.
It means that the MUGA, intended to provide older children and teenagers with basketball and five-a-side football facilities, will be separate from the toddlers and young children’s play area.