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Environmental Health Responsibilities & Contacts

Environmental Health Responsibilities & Contacts

Environmental Health Manager: Anne Pearson

email: envhealth@barrowbc.gov.uk


Commercial Services Team

Principal Environmental Health Officer: Richard Garnett

email: commercial@barrowbc.gov.uk

Food safety responsibilities including food inspections, food safety and hygiene; sampling; inspections and enforcement in food premises to secure compliance with Food Safety Act and Food Hygiene Regulations; registration of premises; investigation of complaints.

Occupational health responsibilities including inspection and enforcement action to implement Health and Safety at Work etc. Act; Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act; Factories Act and supporting legislation.

Registering infectious disease notifications; investigation of food poisoning incidents including tracing; investigating and controlling contacts; disinfection and preventative measures.

Port Health responsibilities including boarding and inspection of vessels; infectious disease; rodent control; liaison role re: control of imported animals. Issue of deratization exemption certificates.


Environmental Protection Team

Principal Environmental Protection & Licensing Officer: Graham Barker

email: environment@barrowbc.gov.uk

Integrated pollution responsibilities including inspections and enforcement duties under Environmental Protection Act 1990, Clean Air Acts and Control of Pollution Act.
 

Monitoring of atmospheric pollution and coastal waters pollution. Monitoring construction activities to minimise pollution caused by noise, dust and other nuisances.

Investigation of noise complaints, noise surveys and pest control investigation; advisory role of rats, mice and insect infestations. Investigation and enforcement re: conditions giving rise to prejudice to health or nuisance. Contaminated Land Management. Assessments of environment impact arising from planning proposals and licensing applications. Monitoring of private water supplies and swimming pools.


 

Pest Control

PLEASE NOTE: THE COUNCIL NO LONGER OFFERS A PEST CONTROL TREATMENT SERVICE.

Householders who have a pest problem are therefore recommended to contact a private company.  These can be found in Yellow Pages or on www.yell.com .

 

Licensing Team

The Licensing functions are split between the two Principal Officers.

email: commercial@barrowbc.gov.uk

Principal Environmental Protection & Licensing Officer: Graham Barker 

Licensing responsibilities including issue of licences (incorporating the Licensing Act 2003 & Gambling Act 2005)  and inspections regarding:

 

  • Licensed Premises & Clubs and Personal Licences; 
  • Hackney Carriage / Private Hire Taxis and Taxi drivers & Operators; 
  • Pleasure Boats; 
  • Amusement Arcades; 
  • Cinemas and Theatres; 
  • Street Trading; 
  • Street Collection; 
  • Sex Shops;
  • Scrap Metal Dealers.

Principal Environmental Health Officer: Richard Garnett
 
Licensing responsibilities including issue of licences and inspections regarding:
 
  • Licensing and Registration of Animal Boarding; 
  • Dog Breeding; 
  • Pet Animal premises; 
  • Zoos and Riding Establishments;
  • Registration of Skin Treatment premises and persons.