Council Teams Join Forces to Improve Living Standards

Published on December 12, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Rossendale Council’s Environmental Heath Team are working together with the Housing Options Team to improve the living standards in private rented property.

The Council’s Environmental Health Team have recently started inspecting property prior to a bond being given.

The result of this joint work has been improvements to the property whilst its unoccupied, to make it safer for future tenants.

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Environmental Health – Odour from HGV’s

Published on July 14, 2016 at 8:13 am

We have been receiving and increased number of complaints regarding odours from HGV’s travelling through the Valley.

These vehicles are carrying material from a commercial composting company in Calderdale. The material is classed as a type of compost and is used by farmers to improve their land. The material is produced under a  Permit from the Environment Agency, the only control on vehicles leaving the site is that they must be covered up before they leave site.

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Work of Council’s Environmental Health Team Rectifies Public Health Issue

Published on April 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Rossendale Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team has successfully worked with residents and neighbours of a property that was creating a serious public health issue.

The Council’s Environmental Health Team received reports of a leaking soil stack (see photo 1) at first floor level in a property. When an Environmental Health Officer visited there was toilet waste and tissue paper down the back wall of the house.

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