In this weeks newsletter you will find the Second Top 10 List, lots of prosecutions & jobs.
This week I have released the second Top 10 List. This is a list of the Top 10 Articles on theEHP. You can view the list here.
In this weeks newsletter you will find the first Top 10 List of theEHP’s statistical release of 2013 and lots of prosecutions.
In this weeks newsletter you will find reports on Shale gas emissions, summary powers on unauthorised encampments, RPT Decisions and lots of prosecutions.
Recently, a number of court judgements have clarified issues over the licensing of HIMOs and how local licensing fees should be determined. The cases concerned are:
Almost 12,000 homeowners rented out rooms to lodgers in January 20141 – the highest ever number recorded by SpareRoom.co.uk – as the post-Christmas financial pinch hits cash-strapped families.
A rogue landlord has been fined a huge £24,000 after renting out an illegal beds in shed structure that was totally unsuitable for residential use.
An elderly disabled woman has been denied access to suitable bathing facilities for around three years because of a catalogue of delays by Sandwell Council, a Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) investigation has found.
The owner of a Saundersfoot pub in Pembrokeshire has been fined a total of £12,500 by Haverfordwest Magistrates this week after admitting to five food hygiene offences.
The owner of a Milford Haven takeaway restaurant has been fined a total of £750 by Magistrates after admitting three separate food hygiene offences.
Selling a bread roll with a metal screw in it has cost a Lincoln bakery more than £11,000 in fines and costs (Photos on Flickr).
A Mansfield care provider has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £24,000 after it admitted failing to properly manage the risk of exposing workers to asbestos.
Birmingham City Council has successfully prosecuted a care home company which failed to fit adequate safety catches on windows, allowing a vulnerable resident to fall and sustain life-threatening injuries.
A Caerphilly county borough resident has been taken to court and fined after he breached a Noise Abatement Notice, issued to him by Caerphilly County Borough Council for repeated instances of noise nuisance.
Joshua Rees, of Pantycelyn Street, Ystrad Mynach was taken to court for repeatedly playing excessively loud music at his property, despite having previously been served with a Noise Abatement Notice by the council for this nuisance behaviour.
Following numerous complaints dating back to March 2013 about the excessively loud music being played at Rees’ property, Caerphilly County Borough Council served a Noise Abatement Notice, prohibiting this noise nuisance coming from the property on 16th May 2013.
Despite this however, the behaviour continued and Caerphilly County Borough Council took the decision to pursue the case through the courts.
The case was heard at Newport Magistrates Court on 10 January 2014. Rees did not attend court, therefore the case was proven in his absence.
He was found guilty of two breaches of a Noise Abatement Notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and was fined £2,000, ordered to pay costs of £474.74 and a victim surcharge of £120. The court also ordered for the total amount to be payable within 14 days.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services said, “We do not wish to spoil anyone’s fun, but when loud music becomes a noise nuisance for other people in the proximity of a property, we simply cannot allow this kind of behaviour to continue. Noise nuisance can have a seriously detrimental impact on the quality of life of residents who are having to suffer as a consequence, and I am pleased to see the court has emphasised the seriousness of this particular case in the size of the fine it has imposed”.
“I hope this prosecution will act as a deterrent to others who think they are able to get away with such behaviour”, he added.
At Wrexham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 November, Tim Dillon, representing Flintshire County Council, prosecuted Mrs Theresa Westwood of 30 Ash Grove, Shotton, in relation to a fly tipping offence at the back of her property.
A Manchester based landlord has been prosecuted by Hull City Council for allowing the property he owns to become in a poor condition.
At Truro Magistrates Court on Friday 08 November 2013, Newquay resident Mr Roger Parks Hobkinson (70) of Clifden Close, was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £754 for failing to clear up after a dog in his control had fouled at The Gannel, Newquay. The dog was also not wearing a collar.
Hull City Council’s Public Protection team compiled a prosecution file, resulting in the prosecution of the owner of three dangerous dogs.
A specialist make-up artist who undertook illegal semi-permanent skin-colouring at her customers’ homes has been prosecuted following an investigation by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
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On Monday 6 January at Luton Magistrates Court, Luton Council successfully prosecuted Mr Shahbaz Khan, aged 36 years, of 157 Dallow Road in Luton, for operating an illegal poultry cutting plant.
To take a leading role in the registration and validation of applications ensuring that all necessary documentation is provided, the correct description of the proposal, to verify information requirements when challenged and provide clarification on requested information requirements within a prescribed time period.
Our client in Hampshire is looking to appoint an officer to undertake inspections of ~50 premises in a range of different food premises with risk ratings C and D between now until the end of March 2014.
As a member of the Food Safety Team, you will carry out food hygiene and food standards inspections and other interventions.
Area Environmental Health Officer (Food and Health And Safety) required in East Anglia. The position will be full-time for 6 months commencing from 01/04/2014.
Inspecting and enforcing relevant statutory provisions in HMO accommodation and single family dwelling where the Council is the enforcing authority.
Environmental Protection/Environmental Health Officer required in the Midlands.
You must have specialist knowledge and recent relevant experience of Statutory Nuisance including Noise Investigations, Housing Standards, Air Quality, Contaminated Land and Pollution Control including permitted processes.