Public Health

Public Health

The Public Health Team is responsible for dealing with a wide range of services linked to the protection of public health, safety and wellbeing.

The team acts to promote and protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the public through the provision of advice, assistance and regulation in accordance with national and local policy.

Each year the team deals with over 7000 enquires from the public, many in relation to the following: -

  • Statutory Nuisance
  • Defective Drainage
  • Filthy and Verminous Premises
  • High Hedges
  • Burial of the Dead; Scattering of Ashes
  • Exhumations
  • Light Pollution
  • Pest Control Service
  • Dog Control Service
  • Private Sector Housing Enforcement Team
  • Residential Mobile Home Sites

Reporting a complaint

At these times, the Contact Centre is experiencing high call volumes so if, at all possible, we would ask you not to call by telephone.

We would therefore ask you to support our efforts by reporting the complaint where possible via email on either for commercial complaints or for domestic complaints. 

Using the Noise App for noise complaints

Where we can, we will ask complainants to log and record noise complaints via the Noise App. It will not be possible at this time to install noise kits within a property for the safety of members of the public and our own staff.

Responding to complaints

Under the circumstances, we are taking government advice and have concluded to follow this we will only able to offer limited actions in trying to resolve your complaints. These will include some form of remote communication with the alleged offender such as a letter, email or telephone call. Home visits will not be possible. Depending on the nature of the complaint we may also seek the involvement of an outside agency such as the Police, particularly of there are other concerns such as anti-social behaviour. We would therefore ask that you provide us with as much information about your complaint as possible so we can identify the alleged offender. Anonymous complaints or those where the offending site has not been identified are unlikely to be actioned.

Contact Information:

Phone:   01437 764551

Privacy Notice 

This notice explains why we collect and keep your personal information, how your information is used and what we do with the information we collect.

ID: 2388, revised 02/02/2023