Search our website
You are here: Home Page  >  Your services  >  Legal and Public Health Protection  >  Enforcement

LEGAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION  SERVICES DIRECTORATE

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

The Directorate of  Legal and Public Health Protection Services covers the following areas of responsibilities:

 

  • Food Hygiene
  • Licensing
  • Health and Safety
  • Housing Enforcement
  • Pest Control
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Fly tipping/Dog Fouling
  • Nuisances
  • Pollution
  • Certain Drainage issues
  • Civil parking Enforcement
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Legal Services
  • Procurement

 

 The Director in charge is David Pattison.

 

 It is important to set out clearly the vision for the Directorate. Much of the Directorate’s work will relate to  enforcement. Indeed one strength of the Directorate is that the vast majority of the Council’s enforcement functions are now concentrated in one team.

 

 The Council’s corporate aims and objectives as set out in the Council Plan 2012-2016 are at the heart of what the Directorate does. They can be found here http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/your_services/policy_and_partnerships/council_plan_-_2012-2016.aspx

 

 The Directorate’s intended approach is in line with the Council’s Corporate Enforcement Policy which can be found here http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/your_services/legal__p_h_protection/enforcement/enforcement_policy.aspx

:

 

 

 ■  Focused enforcement  - Our enforcement resources will be targeted primarily on activities giving rise to the most serious risks to the environment, health and safety or the public.. Having one Directorate allows resources to be focussed onto priority areas of concern when the need arises including for example protection of the character of the green belt in terms of breach of planning control and reduction of pollution and fly tipping.

 

 

 ■  Any enforcement will be fair, accountable, consistent, proportionate and transparent. The public and   businesses should know what approach is likely to be taken in advance and should be kept informed of the steps to be taken. Any step taken should be proportionate to the nature of the offence and the harm caused. Having enforcement concentrated in one team will allow enforcement approaches to be consistent and standardised, where appropriate. A co-ordinated central enforcement policy for the Council will shortly be produced for consultation.

 

 

 ■  Reduction of burden on business through improved partnership working and more consistent working as a Council - The Directorate should reduce as much as possible the regulatory burden on businesses. Improved working with partners and within the Council is critical and a priority for the Directorate. For example where visits are necessary they are, where possible, jointly carried out or by only one authority and information sharing is improved.

 

 

 ■  Involvement of the public and businesses in the Directorate’s approach and policies. The public and those businesses affected by the Directorate’s work should be given an opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of the policies adopted by the Directorate

 

 

 ■  Improved communication – Members should be kept informed about the status of any enforcement in their area through regular updates. Members should also be provided with information as to the levels and types of enforcement action taking place. The Directorate will also work on taking a proactive approach so that the public and businesses are educated on areas of concern to try and avoid problems arising such as the current examples of health and safety training for care homes.

 

 

 

 

 

David Pattison

Directorate of Environmental Protection and Legal Services

 

Legal and Public Health Protection Services

Telephone: (01902) 696220

Fax: (01902) 696222

Rate this pageRate this page - 1 / 5Rate this page - 2 / 5Rate this page - 3 / 5Rate this page - 4 / 5Rate this page - 5 / 5
Browse services
A-Z of services
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z
accreditations | South Staffordshire Council 2012 | Privacy policy and Cookies
South Staffordshire Goodlife Website MyPlaceMySay Website Staffordshire Prepared website i54 information website DirectGov