Environmental health

The council has a legal duty to provide a range of services for the protection and benefit of people who live in, work in and visit the district. The Environmental Health Department gives advice and enforces statutory functions.
When you start a new food business or take over an existing business, you must register with your local authority.
Information on air quality and asbestos
We have a legal duty to ensure that environmental pollution, including noise, smoke, light and odour is kept to a minimum.
Information for pest control and finding a private contractor
Report a high hedge that is obstructing access or blocking light
Report an empty home that has been vacant for two or more years
As set out by the Housing Act 2004, a property is considered an HMO if it is occupied by three or more unrelated tenants who share amenities, such as a kitchen and bathroom.
What to do if your living conditions in your rental property are unsafe
Disables Facilities Grants (DFGs) are available to help make home improvements and repairs so you can live independently your home.
Information on the fit and proper person requirement when owning or managing a mobile home site