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Public health enforcement policy

The aim of the Policy is to set out our approach to enforcement action throughout the service areas covered, without placing an unnecessary burden on local businesses, organisations, consumers and the public.

Public Health has extensive regulatory functions, dealing with matters as diverse as animal health and welfare, health and safety, pollution and pest control, dog warden services, private sector housing standards, public health nuisances, food safety, communicable disease control, abandoned vehicles, licensing, registration of births, marriages and deaths, community safety, trading standards including consumer safety, food and feed standards weights and measures and fair trading.

The Public Health division of the Housing and Public Health Service delivers the following services

  • Building Control
  • Burials, Cremations and Registration Services
  • Food and Safety
  • Environmental Health and Housing
  • Licensing
  • Pollution Control
  • Trading Standards