Statutory Nuisance

We investigate complaints regarding statutory nuisances and public health matters. These include;

  • Accumulations of rubbish in gardens and on private land
  • Filthy and verminous domestic premises
  • Vacant, derelict and insecure buildings

The action we take will depend on whether a statutory nuisance exists. An example is an accumulation of rubbish that is damaging to health. Food waste or discarded mattresses would come into this category as it could attract rats to an area.

Inert matter such as bricks for example would not constitute a statutory nuisance.

If a statutory nuisance does exist the Council has several routes of action which it can consider.

If you do have any concerns then please contact us via The Hub on 01562 732928.