This week at theEHP we report on an opinion, an Ombudsman Report and prosecutions.
HSE has published the National Local Authority Enforcement Code. The code provides a list of sectors and activities suitable for proactive inspection by local authorities.
This week at theEHP we report on a new Mobile Homes Act, Newham’s licensing, Swimming in the River Thames & prosecutions.
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This week at theEHP we report on an opinion, prosecutions & RPT Decisions.
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Birmingham City Council failed to deal with a homeless family properly meaning a woman and her four children had to live in a one-room Bed & Breakfast for over 4 months.
The owner of a chain of six shops in London has been fined £10,450 for the appalling housing conditions of his tenants above his shop, the Sunrise convenience store in Shaftesbury Avenue.
A new licensing regime for park home sites that comes into force this week. New rights will give park home residents the protection they need from unscrupulous site owners, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Owner and manager of the Saffron Restaurant, 36 Union Street, Stowmarket appeared in court on the 30th May 2013 and were fined a total of £15,000 for food hygiene offences.
Scarborough Borough Council have prosecuted Harbour View Whitby Ltd, which operates Harbour View Restaurant on Baxtergate in Whitby.
A SWANSEA pizza restaurant has been served with a heavy fine for a string of food hygiene offences. Abbas Salami, owner of The Flying Pizza on Woodfield Road in Morriston, recently appeared in Swansea Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to nine food hygiene offences.
Local authorities are being banned from unnecessary health and safety inspections under a new code. The new National Local Authority Enforcement Code came into effect on Wednesday 29 May 2013.
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.
Hull City Council has successfully prosecuted a local business for fly tipping. A and J Clubb Limited (also known as Relax Nightclub) of 25 Spring Bank West, Hull were prosecuted at Hull Magistrates Court for four offences under section 34 of the Environmental protection Act 1990.
A man from Northampton who dumped his rubbish off a main road in Rugby has been ordered to pay £660. In a prosecution brought by Rugby Borough Council, the court was told that Mr Catalin Gheorghiu of 5 Great Gull Crescent, Northampton, was seen throwing rubbish into a bush near the Elliott’s Field retail park on Leicester Road.
On the 28th March 2013 at Merthyr Magistrates Court, Ria Jones, of 7 Lupin Close, Gurnos Estate, Merthyr Tydfil pleaded guilty to breaching a Noise Abatement Notice served by Merthyr Tydfil CBC Environmental Health Service. During the investigation Ms Jones had various electronic equipment seized by the Council.
The owner of a Harrow shisha lounge will have to pay out more than £10,000 after breaching the smoking ban.
A new report published by Public Health England (PHE) shows that swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness.
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.
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Nearly 30,000 applications* have been made by private residential landlords to Newham Council. So far Newham has carried out 750 enforcement visits, issued 1200 warning letters, and handed out 50 cautions. Thirty prosecutions, at various stages of the legal process, have been pursued since the scheme started.
A landlord has been fined following a fire in an outbuilding that left two people in hospital. Ace Management, of Kings Avenue, Winchmore Hill, London, was ordered to pay £12,000 after admitting renting a house in Melfort Road, Thornton Heath, without being licensed to do so.
A food manufacturing business in Tylorstown has been fined more than £1,600 for hygiene breaches following an investigation by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Environmental Health Officers.
A Risca food business operator has been taken to court and fined following a council investigation that revealed the business failed to provide a hot water supply to its sink at the food premises.
A takeaway customer got more than they bargained for when they ordered a curry from the Radhuni Restaurant in Flackwell Heath and found a cockroach in the food. The concerned customer contacted the Council’s Environmental Health Department who investigated the local eaterie.
A Hendy man and Swansea company have been convicted in court for two waste offences. Peter Karl Davies and Purnell Construction Ltd pleaded guilty at Carmarthen Magistartes Court for carrying waste without a waste carriers licence and for failing to complete waste transfer notes.
No power for fridges, lighting by candles and a refusal to allow inspection of the kitchens was the scene that greeted food safety officers when they visited a South Norwood takeaway following repeated warnings about the filthy conditions found on previous visits.
Two companies and two managers of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) were fined a total of £27,000 and ordered to pay costs totalling £25,000 for offences in relation to two HMOs in Newport.
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This case involves an Application for a Rent Repayment Order, made by 5 Tenants in the Liverpool area. The Northern Panel awarded £6,875 to repaid to the Tenants