Environmental health

  1. Riding establishment licence application Application form to return and complete if you wish to run a riding establishment.
  2. Animal Boarding Establishment Act

    Under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963, anyone wanting to board animals commercially must obtain a licence from their local council. The Act requires councils to ensure that the business in question observes certain conditions regarding the suitability of the accommodation provided and the welfare of the animals boarded. To assist councils in doing this the CIEH convened a working party of animal welfare and industry experts in the early 1990s to draw up some model licence conditions and guidance. Councils do not have to use the CIEH model licence conditions but many of them do.

  3. Animal boarding establishment licence

    Explanation of when a licence is required.

  4. Pest control - rats and mice The house mouse and the brown rat are common rodent pests. We all have a responsibility to ensure that our homes, gardens and local environment are kept free from rodents.
  5. Animal boarding establishment licence

    Application form

  6. Pest control - grey squirrels Although many people regard squirrels as an attractive part of urban wildlife, they can be a nuisance when they cause damage in gardens
  7. Animal boarding establishment licence - conditions

    Terms and conditions for animal boarding establishment licence

  8. Pet shop licence guidance

    Guidance as to when you need to apply for a pet shop licence and the conditions associated with such a licence.

  9. Application form for a pet shop licence

    Form to use to apply for a licence to run a pet shop. Before applying be sure to read the guidance for holding such a licence.

  10. Riding establishment application

    Form to use to apply for a licence to run a riding establishment.

  11. Application for a dog breeding licence

    Application form to use if you want a licence to breed dogs.

Enforcement and support services

  1. Dog on lead order
  2. Dog exclusion order
  3. Stray dogs



  4. Dogs Legislation and Powers

    For a long time the Council has had byelaws in place to take enforcement action in various parts of the Borough namely the parks and open spaces. Since the introduction of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act (2005) from April 2006 the local authority (primary authority) and parish councils (secondary authority) have had the power to introduce dog control orders.

  5. Dogs Legislation and Powers

    Below is an explanation of each of the dog control orders.

  6. Dog nuisance

    In general, people are allowed to keep animals, as long as they do not cause a nuisance or a health hazard to other people and premises around them.

    This page outlines what can be done when this is not the case.

  7. Dog Fouling - Enforcement Services

    Dog fouling can be an unpleasant problem, and is one which we know angers many of our residents. We do our bit to clamp down on the problem.

  8. Dog control order dlo_0_2013.pdf

    This is the Dogs on Lead Order for St Joseph's Church, Seascale

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