This page sets the aim of this service which is to provide a safe, healthy and high quality environment for all people living and working in the borough.
To carry out this service, we do the following:-
- monitor the borough to detect any statutory nuisances,
- deal promptly with all complaints and incidents of pollution (including noise pollution) of the land, air and water within the borough,
- deal promptly with complaints about nuisance problems,
- monitor the air quality within the borough,
- take action to have abandoned vehicles removed as quickly as the law allows,
- keep a register of cooling towers and evaporative condensers in our borough and
- issue permits for certain industrial premises.
If you would like to know more about any of these services, contact Environmental Health, our contact details are on the right.
Environmental protection enforcement
It is our responsibility to enforce a number of laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment in our borough and to help us do this in a fair and consistent manner, we have a set of guidelines that we follow. These guidelines are contained in our enforcement policies.
Review of policy
Our current policy is due for review in 2013 and you can open a copy by going to related documents below.
If you have read the policy and would like to comment on it, we shall consider what you say in our review.
To give your comments, please contact Environmental Health, our contact details are on the right.
If you contact us with a problem or request with regard to our environmental protection service, we aim to give you a response within five working days. For example, in 2010-11, we responded to 99 per cent of complaints about noise within this target time.
Although five working days is the target, in the majority of cases, you will receive a response much quicker than this.
The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency is a public body set up in 1995 that helps to protect and improve the environment in England and Wales. The agency works with businesses and other organisations to prevent damage to the environment by providing education and guidance.
The agency covers a wide remit that includes air and water quality, conservation and waste disposal.
If you would like to know more about the Environment Agency's work, visit the Environment Agency's web site.
There is nothing to stop this but remember amplified sound and/or a live band will increase the chances of causing a noise disturbance to your neighbours.
Generally speaking, we do not encourage live, amplified music at private homes as most homes in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston are very close to others and there is a good chance that the noise will cause a disturbance.
We strongly advise that you finish at a time that neighbours will consider reasonable.
Again there is nothing to stop this but the longer noise is made, the greater is the chance that you could cause a statutory nuisance and that your neighbours will have a genuine complaint.
If you must have a number of parties over two or more days, you should make extra sure that your neighbours are prepared for this and agree with them acceptable finish times. These times might be earlier than you would like, but where people live close together and are easily affected by activities at someone else’s home, you do need to show consideration and courtesy.
Fireworks are inherently dangerous explosives and need to be used with extreme care.
Always follow the safety advice on the instructions.
Your garden should be sufficiently large to enable guests to stand well away from the lighting area and it is not a good idea for someone under the influence of alcohol to light them.
There are also time restrictions when the law allows fireworks to be lit.
Visit our fireworks page for more advice about using fireworks safely and within the law.
There are no specific restrictions or times that relate to parties in private homes. However the police can take action if you or your guests cause a disturbance and the council can take action if the noise from the party causes a nuisance.
A nuisance can occur at any time but is more likely to cause disturbance to others at night..
See our information on statutory nuisance for more details of what the council can do.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:51 am