The Environmental Health team use the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to investigate and take action to resolve public health nuisances including;
Environmental Health Officers investigate complaints and enquiries to establish if the source of the complaint is causing a Statutory Nuisance. The officers have legal powers to prevent the nuisance occurring or continuing if the matter cannot be resolved informally.
Officers from the Environmental Health team also deal with abandoned vehicles which includes cars, caravans and trailers.
Where the vehicle is confirmed abandoned, it will be uplifted and disposed of once officers have established there is no ownership of the vehicle. Officers must exhaust all methods of enquiry to establish ownership therefore removal of an abandoned vehicle is not immediate.
If a vehicle is causing road safety problems Police Scotland should be contacted on 101.
Otherwise abandoned vehicles can be reported using our Report It web page.
More than 120,000 people die in the UK every year from diseases caused by smoking. Each year smoking is responsible for around 33,500 hospital admissions. It is estimated about 1,000 of these people have never smoked during their lifetime.
Tobacco in cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, contains poisons such as ammonia, acetone, carbon monoxide, cyanide and arsenic. Altogether, cigarettes can often contain over 4000 chemicals.
The Healthy Working Lives website provides guidance on how to manage smoking in the workplace.
If you wish to complain regarding smoking within no smoking premises, please contact us using the details below.
Second-hand smoke can cause serious conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma and children are more at risk than adults because they have smaller lungs and breathe more quickly.
The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force on the 5th Dec 2016 and makes it an offence for an adult (18 yrs and over) to smoke in a private motor vehicle when there is a child (under 18yrs) in the vehicle and the vehicle is in a pubic place, for example roads, car parks or parks.
Offenders may be served a fixed penalty notice (£100) or liable on conviction to a £1000 fine. Failure to supply an officer with your or the offending person's name and address is an offence and liable to a £1000 fine.
Authorised council officers may search a vehicle to ascertain whether an offence has been or is being committed there. Officers will initially give advisory warnings to offenders.
The Scottish Government’s Take it Right Outside campaign clearly communicates the harm of second-hand smoke and the importance of making your home and car smoke-free.
Information about stopping smoking is available via the NHS Forth Valley website.
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