This Week At theEHP

theEHP Newsletter – No 112

theEHP Newsletter – No 112

| 28 August, 2014 | 11:01 | Reply

In this weeks newsletter you will find a webinar, Campylobacter survey report, prosecutions, RPT Decisions & much more.

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theEHP Newsletter – No 111

theEHP Newsletter – No 111

| 29 July, 2014 | 07:15 | Reply

In this weeks newsletter you will find a webinar, fire deaths statistics, prosecutions & RPT Decisions.

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theEHP Newsletter – No 110

theEHP Newsletter – No 110

| 29 June, 2014 | 23:24 | Reply

In this weeks newsletter you will find a webinar, rouge landlord interview, raw chicken advice & prosecutions.

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Housing

Housing: Cardiff’s crackdown on rogue landlords gathers pace

Housing: Cardiff’s crackdown on rogue landlords gathers pace

| 27 August, 2014 | 20:30 | Reply

Cardiff City Council has prosecuted a further rogue landlord for offences relating to breaches of the regulations for houses in multiple occupation, at a court hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

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Housing: Huge fine for landlords who rented out unsafe property

Housing: Huge fine for landlords who rented out unsafe property

| 25 August, 2014 | 13:59 | Reply

Two landlords have been prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of £65,970 after renting out an unsafe House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Photos on Flickr).

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Housing: Wolverhmpton cracks down on dangerous housing

Housing: Wolverhmpton cracks down on dangerous housing

| 25 August, 2014 | 13:44 | Reply

Irresponsible landlords in Wolverhampton who flout regulations and potentially put tenants’ lives at risk are being warned they will be prosecuted (Photos on Flickr).

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Food Safety

Food Safety: Mice infestation leads to prosecution for Bury Park food shop

Food Safety: Mice infestation leads to prosecution for Bury Park food shop

| 25 August, 2014 | 17:41 | Reply

Luton Council successfully prosecuted the owners of Haji & Sons in Bury Park on 12 August at Luton Magistrates Court for food safety offences (Photos on Flickr).

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Food Safety: Chips are down for city take-away

Food Safety: Chips are down for city take-away

| 20 August, 2014 | 17:35 | Reply

A complaint about a deep fried cockroach found in the bottom of a bag of chips led to a discovery of shocking food hygiene conditions at a city take-away, including an infestation of rats.

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Food Safety: Birmingham takeaway owner fined after mice infestation

Food Safety: Birmingham takeaway owner fined after mice infestation

| 20 August, 2014 | 17:17 | Reply

A boss of a Birmingham takeaway forced to closed after a mice infestation was found guilty of five offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety: New report compares fatal work injuries in the EU and US

Health & Safety: New report compares fatal work injuries in the EU and US

| 27 August, 2014 | 20:58 | Reply

In an attempt to provide better information about fatal workplace hazards, Eurostat and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently developed a study comparing fatal work injuries in the EU and the US.

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Health & Safety: Cornwall Council prosecutes New Life Signs Installations

Health & Safety: Cornwall Council prosecutes New Life Signs Installations

| 22 July, 2014 | 19:49 | Reply

New Life Signs Installations Limited of 13 Abington way, Queensfield, Swindon, SN2 7S2 has accepted a caution following a hearing on 20 and 23 June 2014 at Bodmin Magistrates Court after admitting offences under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work 1974.

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Health & Safety: Company fined after car park tragedy

Health & Safety: Company fined after car park tragedy

| 25 June, 2014 | 17:37 | Reply

The managers of a Kendal car park have been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 costs following the death of a pensioner who was hit by a delivery van.

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Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection: Caerphilly resident fined for fly-tipping offence

Environmental Protection: Caerphilly resident fined for fly-tipping offence

| 25 August, 2014 | 18:13 | Reply

A Caerphilly county borough resident has been taken to court and fined for allowing the illegal disposal of commercial waste in a public area.

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Environmental Protection: Flytipping ‘duty of care’ costs Cambridge man £1,275

Environmental Protection: Flytipping ‘duty of care’ costs Cambridge man £1,275

| 25 August, 2014 | 18:13 | Reply

In a prosecution brought by Cambridge City Council, a Cambridge man has being ordered to pay a £1,000 fine for dumping household waste between 2013 and 2014.

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Environmental Protection: Beeston Couple Guilty Of Fly Tipping

Environmental Protection: Beeston Couple Guilty Of Fly Tipping

| 25 August, 2014 | 18:13 | Reply

A Beeston couple were fined £1,144.50 earlier this month after pleading guilty to flytipping offences at Nottingham Magistrates Court. They were also ordered to pay £325.00 of costs to clear the waste.

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Public Health

Public Health: Birmingham furniture firm fined £11,250

Public Health: Birmingham furniture firm fined £11,250

| 20 August, 2014 | 16:53 | Reply

A Birmingham business and its director were ordered to pay a total of £15,613 after pleading guilty to 15 offences each under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

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Public Health: Cafe owner hauled over the coals for smoking

Public Health: Cafe owner hauled over the coals for smoking

| 20 July, 2014 | 15:44 | Reply

A Sheffield shisha cafe owner has been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for allowing smoking inside his premises.

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Public Health: Illegal shisha tobacco seized in Leicester

Public Health: Illegal shisha tobacco seized in Leicester

| 19 July, 2014 | 12:28 | Reply

MORE than 100kgs of illegal shisha tobacco has been seized from city businesses after a joint operation conducted by the police, HMRC customs officials and Leicester City Council.

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Other Recent Posts

RPT Decision: Improvement Notice (MAN/30UG/HIN/2013/0002)

| 28 August, 2014 | 09:24 | Reply

This case relates to an Appeal against an Improvement Notice issued by Hyndburn Borough Council. The appeal concerned Category 2 Hazards of Domestic Hygiene, Pest & Refuse.

The tribunal quashed the Improvement Notice and requested that it be replaced with a new Hazard Awareness Notice.

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RPT Decision: Improvement Notice (BIR/00FK/HIN/2013/0013)

| 28 August, 2014 | 09:05 | Reply

This case relates to an Appeal against an Improvement Notice issued by Derby City Council. The appeal concerned a Category 2 Hazard for Fire Hazard.

The tribunal confirmed the notice.

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RPT Decision: Improvement Notice (LON/00AH/HIN/2013/0010)

| 28 August, 2014 | 08:54 | Reply

This case relates to an Appeal against an Improvement Notice issued by London Borough of Crydon. The appeal concerned various Category 1 &2 Hazards.

The tribunal dismissed the appeal and varied the notice.

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Housing: Landlord ordered to pay £18,000 for renting out unsafe property

Housing: Landlord ordered to pay £18,000 for renting out unsafe property

| 25 August, 2014 | 13:16 | Reply

A landlord has been ordered to pay £18,914 after renting out an unsafe and unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the latest prosecution by Redbridge Council (Photos on Flickr).

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Environmental Protection: Repeat noise offenders prosecuted by city council

Environmental Protection: Repeat noise offenders prosecuted by city council

| 20 August, 2014 | 19:33 | Reply

Cambridge City Council has acted to protect residents from antisocial behaviour by prosecuting two people for breaching noise abatement notices.

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Housing: Over 1 in 3 homeless families in London in temporary housing

Housing: Over 1 in 3 homeless families in London in temporary housing

| 20 August, 2014 | 16:26 | Reply

Thousands of families across the capital are stuck in housing limbo for years on end, a Shelter investigation has revealed.

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Food Safety: Bognor Regis restaurant fined for food hygiene offences

Food Safety: Bognor Regis restaurant fined for food hygiene offences

| 17 August, 2014 | 19:27 | Reply

On 20th May 2014 three people were convicted of licencing offences at Chichester Magistrates Court. The trio had operated a premise called Whites Steakhouse situated by Bognor Regis Railway Station other than in accordance with the premises licence.

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Food Safety: Mobile Butcher found guilty of food hygiene offences

Food Safety: Mobile Butcher found guilty of food hygiene offences

| 17 August, 2014 | 19:12 | Reply

On Wednesday 23 July 2014 at Worthing Magistrates Court, Mr Jeremy Ireland of I & J Meats, Littlehampton pleaded guilty to seven offences under the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, and was fined £2,100.00 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £1,525.81 and victim surcharge of £30, giving a total of £3,665.81.

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Housing: Landlord fined £12,000 for not applying for a licence

Housing: Landlord fined £12,000 for not applying for a licence

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:55 | Reply

A London-based landlord has been fined for renting out a flat without a selective licence.

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Food Safety: The Vale successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth

Food Safety: The Vale successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth

| 17 August, 2014 | 16:55 | Reply

Mr Les Middleton, the operator of Cottage Bakery, Penarth, was found guilty of four offences under food hygiene regulations at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

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