We can take action to deal with homes and gardens that cause (or are likely to cause) health issues or disease.
If an environmental health officer finds that a premises is prejudicial to health, there are legal actions we take to remove and cleanse the area.
Environmental health can take action if:
- there's rotting or decaying items (such as food) or items likely to contain pathogenic organisms (like an accumulation of faeces, or putrid and foul liquids) - there are exceptions, like manure heaps
- animals are kept in filthy, disease forming conditions - for example where animals aren't cleaned, or dog mess is never picked up, to the point it causes a health issue
- the house or garden has rats or mice living there
- there's an infestation of fleas, bedbugs or cockroaches
We cannot deal with:
- wasps or ant nests in neighbouring properties
- untidy or poorly decorated houses, if there's not threat to human health
- overgrown gardens, if there's not threat to human health
How to report
Environmental health is a shared service with Peterborough City Council:
Call: 01733 747474 (customer services, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)