This week at theEHP we report on the effects of a volatile rental market and prosecutions.
The CIEH and the University of Greenwich have published a professional guidance document ‘Effective Strategies and Interventions: environmental health and the private housing sector’.
This week at theEHP we report on new enforcement tools from the FSA, public health priorities, prosecutions and RPT Decisions.
We would like to welcome the launch of Buckingham Futures. Buckingham Futures is a national recruitment firm that specialises in the placement of Environmental professionals.
This week at theEHP we report on an Ombudsman Report, prosecutions and RPT Decisions.
The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) have published a report on the trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2011.
A landlord has been fined £1,500 with £1,000 legal costs after he failed to act on a legal notice issued by Brent Council.
A slumlord who was renting out six properties without a licence – one of which was deemed unfit for human habitation – has been hammered with a £9000 fine and ordered to repay £3000 in costs.
The boss of a Halesowen Chinese takeaway has landed a court bill of over £15,000 for poor standards of hygiene.
Dead cockroaches, tar-like deposits of uncleaned food grease, and repeated disregard of warnings saw the owners of a Selhurst take-away receive the highest food safety offences fine ever levied by Croydon magistrates.
A SWANSEA pizza restaurant has been served with a heavy fine for a string of food hygiene offences.
Flintshire County Council Environmental Health Officers from the Health and Safety Enforcement Section have successfully prosecuted Mr Ian Freeman of the Black Horse Inn, Mold Road, Buckley for the use of a dangerous large inflatable slide at the rear of the premises in May 2012.
On 17 April 2013 at Bodmin Magistrates Court, Mr Zhang He Gong the food business operator at the Ocean Dragon Takeaway in Looe, was found guilty of one offence in relation to health and safety standards.
Poundstretcher Limited, which operates two retail shops in the New Forest, has been fined a total of £48,000 and ordered to pay £8,997 costs, following prosecution by New Forest District Council for health and safety offences.
In a recent noise enforcement forum questions were raised over the use of unqualified and inexperienced personnel to investigate and make determinations of statutory nuisance on behalf of local authorities. In particular, concerns centred around the possibility of legal challenges on appeal of a notice or during criminal proceedings. This article provides some discussion on some of the issues involved.
Hill City Council has prosecuted a man after his was found transporting large amounts of scrap metal in various locations in Hull.
An Oxford man has been ordered to pay nearly £1,500 by Oxford Magistrates Court after illegally fly-tipping black bags containing sheep heads amongst food waste in a Wootton lay by.
Two café owners are the first in the city to be prosecuted for flouting the well-established smoking ban by allowing shisha to be smoked.
The manager of a Hendon shisha bar has been convicted of an offence under smoke-free legislation.
Following a recent crackdown, two people were prosecuted for smoking in their work vehicles. Abdul Shakoor of Crawley Road and Keith Fairlie of Napier Road were found guilty at Luton Magistrates Court on April 22. As neither attended the hearing, the case was heard in their absence.
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A landlord whose property was found to be in a poor and dangerous condition has been ordered to pay £2,745 by the courts.
A food business operator has been fined £4,000 for failing to keep his premises clean and maintained in good repair and condition.
A landlord in Barnet has been ordered to pay over £24,000 by the courts, after he failed to make the necessary improvements to his empty property.
Wrexham Council has taken action against two landlords for failing to obtain a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence.
A landlord who failed to bring two privately rented Hull flats in line with safety standards has been prosecuted and fined £2,000 plus costs for three offences under section 30(1) of the Housing Act 2004.
Mohammed Abdul Noor, who operates Ibrahim’s Tasty Bites, 59 Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, pleaded guilty to five offences and was fined £2610.78 including costs at Chichester Magistrates Court on Monday 22 April 2013.
The owner of a kebab shop trading as Best Kebab & Pizza in Richmond Street, Weston-super-Mare has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £2,015 following food safety breaches.