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Swansea Bay Port Health Authority

We are responsible for the Swansea Bay Port Health Authority.

The area the Port Health Authority covers is landwards of an imaginary line drawn from Mumbles Head in Swansea to Nash Point near Porthcawl as far as the tide flows. This includes the port at Swansea, the river-side berths in Neath, the dock estate and harbour at Port Talbot and the harbour at Porthcawl.

The Authority is an active member of the Association of Port Health Authorities  and comprises 19 elected  members nominated by the respective constituent riparian authorities as follows:

Swansea Council10
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council6
Bridgend County Borough Council2
Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council1


Port Health Authority charges

Details of our services and the charges for them.

Port Health Authority food hygiene and safety

The Authority is responsible for checking the standard of food hygiene and sanitation on board ships and at shore-based food premises within our district such as dockside canteens and warehouses.

Port Health Authority pollution control

We issue permits regulating business activities which may impact upon the environment and human health.

Port Health Authority civil contingency

The Civil Contingencies Act delivers a single framework for civil protection in the UK. Part 1 of the Act and supporting regulations and statutory guidance 'Emergency preparedness' establishes clear roles and responsibilities for those involved at a local level.

Port Health Authority international catering waste

International catering waste (ICW) is controlled in order to prevent the introduction of exotic notifiable diseases such as Foot and Mouth disease into the UK.

Port Health Authority policies

Policies and other useful documents related to Swansea Bay Port Health Authority.