Environmental health


Environmental health

  1. Smoke Control Area: Distington

    Smoke Control Area Distington

  2. Repair and renewal flood grant application form

    This is the application form you need to apply for money to pay for flood repair or prevention worl after you have suffered flooding.

  3. Flood protection

    Flooding can occur at any time for a number of reasons. We cannot stop flooding but we can all take steps to reduce the risks of it. It is best to be prepared. Find out if you live in a property that is known to be at the risk of flooding by checking out the maps on the Environment Agency's website. There are also booklets available with advice on how best to take precautions.

  4. Smoke Control Area: Whitehaven

    Smoke Control Area: Whitehaven

  5. Repair and Renew grants guidance notes

    This document tells you how to apply for a Repair and Renew Grant (to make your home more flood-resilient.) You should use it when you are filling in the application form for the grant.

  6. Contaminated land

    Copeland, like most of the country, has a long history of industrial activity which has led to a legacy of contaminated land. Where land is contaminated there may be serious consequences for human health and the environment. The law (2000 Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990)  requires us to inspect our area for contaminated land and ensure it is cleared up appropriately.

  7. Smoke Control Area: Millom

    Smoke Control Area: Millom

  8. Flood re leaflet 2016

    Making insurance available and affordable for homes affected by flooding

  9. Pest control - wasps

    You may have one of three problems

    • An active wasp nest on your property.
    • Hibernating queen wasps waking too early.
    • Nuisance wasps (where the nest cannot be found).

    Whatever the scenario you will want to get rid of the wasps as they can cause a nasty sting that gives you not only a dose of venom but also an unhealthy amount of bacteria. Wasps are naturally defensive of their nests and will sting anyone or anything (without provocation) just for walking near to the nest. So if you have a nest close to your home or in your garden you should have it treated to avoid the risk of being stung.

  10. Food registration form

    Form to use to register a food business, notify us of premises and/or vehicles used in the preparation or transportation of food. There are some useful guidance notes to accompany this form that we suggest you read before completing and returning the form to us.

  11. Free tourism business event

    Copeland is offering free training in consumer protection for tourism businesses. Call 0845 054 8600 or check out the news section of this website to find out more.

  12. Pest control - seagulls Roof nesting Herring gulls and Lesser Black Backed gulls are becoming a growing concern in many towns and cities throughout the UK. Food is readily available and there are no natural predators.
  13. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

    This document sets out our approach to contaminated land in Copeland.

  14. Sandbags
  15. Pigeons and other wild birds Pigeons, starlings and other wild birds can become a problem if they are not controlled. Large numbers of birds can cause a nuisance with noise and droppings which can be hazardous to health.
  16. Guide for developers

    A joint guide written by all Cumbrian local authorities to help developers deal with contaminated land.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.
  19. 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.

  20. Environmental Health

    Our Environmental Health Team can provide a range of advice and guidance on health and safety issues. We also regulate business to ensure compliance with legislation. Please note that we do not offer a pest control service. We can provide advice and will investigate if there is a serious problem but if you are looking for pest control, please contact a local supplier.

  21. 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
  22. 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.

  23. Starting a Food Business

    Here is a quick guide to setting up a food business in Copeland

  24. Insects and pests

    Here we deal with ants, cockroaches and bed bugs. We also have information sheets on:

  25. Riding establishment guidance

    Guidance relating to gaining a licence to run a riding establishment.


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