Public protection

Here you will find information about guidelines and enforcement for pollution, health and safety, antisocial behaviour, pest control and trading standards.


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Domestic Abuse

This page offers information about the services we offer relating to domestic abuse.

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Animal welfare & dog control

Here you will find guidance on reporting domestic animal welfare issues, stray dogs, controlling dogs and reporting dog mess in public places.

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Environmental enforcement

In order to improve the local environment, our skilled team has a responsibility for educating Northumberland residents about environmental matters and taking remedial action whenever necessary. Find out more, and how to report any issues to us, here.

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Neighbourhood problems

Find out how best to deal with antisocial behaviour, damage to property, fly-posting and nuisance or noise from neighbours and businesses.

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Environmental health

Here you will find information about our environmental health services.

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Pest Control

Pest control is the management of animal or insect species that you would consider a pest. Discover which services we offer to homes and businesses, as well as information on how to book and pay for a treatment. We treat pests such as rats, mice, wasps, and other insects.

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Trading standards

We ensure people get a fair deal by enforcing pricing and credit laws, investigating misleading price indications and fraudulent trading practices, as well as ensuring the accuracy of goods, services and property descriptions.

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There are many types of pollution that can interfere with our daily lives including noise, air, light and smoke. Find out how we monitor and control pollution.

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Health & safety

Here you will find information regarding health & safety in general and at work.

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Customer satisfaction surveys

Customer satisfaction surveys for areas of public protection. Please leave your feedback.

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Public Protection Privacy Notice

Public Protection Privacy Notice

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Building control

We ensure new and altered buildings comply with public health and safety rules.

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Licences & permits

This section contains information about licences and permits you may need to apply for from the council.

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Abandoned Vehicles

Information about what to do when you find a motor vehicle abandoned on the highway or in a public place.

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