Environmental health

Environmental health services in the borough; including health and safety, pest control and food hygiene.

Animal warden and pest control services

  • Pest control service

    The Council's pest control service can help you manage any pest issues you may have.

  • Pests in rented accommodation

    Landlords have a legal responsibility to deal with pest problems on their property. Tenants can report an unresolved pest problem to the Pest Control Service for enforcement.

  • Pests in refuse storage areas

    Guidance on how to prevent pests in refuse storage areas

  • Urban Foxes

    Information about urban foxes, the nuisance they cause, the risks they pose to humans and pets and tips for controlling them.

Public Health and Health and Safety

Food Safety

  • Brexit and Food Businesses

    How Brexit will affect UK Food Businesses

  • What we do

    Our Food Safety Team offer advice to businesses and will take formal action to make sure they comply with legal requirements.

  • Food safety inspections and enforcement

    Information on how the Council keeps a check on food safety in the borough

  • Food alerts

    Information about food alerts which are issued by the Food Standards Agency when food products should not be sold.

  • Food complaints

    How and when to make a complaint to our Food Safety team.

  • Food hygiene rating

    The food hygiene rating scheme is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

  • Food poisoning

    Information on food poisoning including symptoms, common causes and ways to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Food standards

    Information on food standards including advice for businesses and legislation.

  • Exported and Imported foods

    Guidance for food businesses about importing and exporting food.

  • Approved premises

    Information for certain food businesses who will require approval from the Council before they start trading and how to apply.

  • Private water supplies

    Information about requirements of private water supplies including the need to carry out water sampling and risk assessments.

  • Allergens and labelling

    Guidance on allergens and labelling from The Food Information Regulations 2014. They apply to all businesses supplying food to the public.

  • Healthier Catering Commitment

    Healthy Catering Commitment, Healthy Catering Commitment Award scheme for food outlets which offer healthier food options

  • Frequently asked questions about food safety

    Information on food safety including details about food safety regulations and what is needed to open a food business.

  • Food Safety A to Z

    Check out the A - Z of food safety to ensure that the food you, store, prepare and sell is safe to eat.

Policies and reports