Environmental Health

Our Environmental Health service is a branch of Public Health and is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may impact upon human health and well being.

We are responsible for carrying out measures for the protection of public health, including administering and enforcing legislation related to Environmental Health and providing support to minimise health and safety hazards. We cover a wide range of activities, including:

 

 

As a result of the recent outbreak of bird flu in Mid-Suffolk here is the latest advice and guidance relating to what to do if you find dead birds and how to protect your own livestock.
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On 12 January 2020 it was announced that a novel coronavirus had been identified in samples obtained from cases and that initial analysis of virus genetic sequences suggested that this was the cause of the outbreak.
We are committed to ensuring that food and drink intended for human consumption, which is produced, stored, distributed, handled or consumed within the district is without risk to the health or safety of the consumer.
We inspect workplaces, investigate accidents and complaints and promotes health and safety in the workplace including welfare of employees and the safeguarding of others, principally the public, who may be exposed to risks from work activities, taking enforcement action when necessary.
East Lindsey District Council's Environmental Protection (EP) Team investigate and take necessary action to protect people and the environmental from pollution and certain statutory nuisance.