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Investigations and enforcement policies
These pages apply to the service areas of environmental health, trading standards and licensing
The Council has powers to investigate and prosecute criminal offences under the Local Government Act 1972. The Council applies laws under various pieces of legislation relating to food safety, health and safety, anti-social behaviour, consumer protection, licensing of taxis, gaming and alcohol, animal health and welfare, pollution control, environmental protection and housing standards.
The pages in this area (links below) provide some information on inspections and powers of entry, for persons being invited to an interview as part of an investigation, how decisions on prosecutions and other enforcement actions are made, and about attending court as a prosecution witness.