Public Protection policies

Whether you are running a business, are an employee or a member of the public, we are committed to providing you with an efficient, courteous and helpful service.

We deliver services in a number of areas:

Environmental Health

  • Food safety: hygiene standards, food safety, imported foods, food fraud, primary authority, food sampling, food labelling nutrition, food related illness, FHRS, new business advice and consumer complaints.

  • Health and safety: accident investigations, safety and welfare standards, risk based inspections, new business advice, national interventions, tattooists, ear piercing, electrolysis and acupuncture registration and consumer complaints.

  • Industrial pollution: permitted processes, contaminated land, air quality, pollution incident investigations; private water supplies, petroleum licensing and planning consultations.

  • Domestic pollution: nuisance investigations and noise accumulations.

  • Housing: privately rented houses; HMO’s filthy and verminous premises and overcrowding.

Trading Standards

  • Trading standards: animal health, door step crime, rogue traders, trade mark, weights and measures, explosives and fireworks and product safety.


  • Licensing: alcohol premise licensing, gambling, hackneys and private hire vehicles and drivers, pet shops Kennels and catteries, riding establishments, zoo's, dangerous wild animals and caravan sites.

Last updated: 10.02am on Monday 13 November 2017

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