Public health

We deal with complaints concerning drainage issues and refuse and it is estimated that the section will investigate almost two hundred complaints about these issues this year. In addition we also deal with complaints concerning properties which may be filthy or verminous as well as exhumations of the deceased should they be necessary. 

Public health funerals

The Council has a responsibility to make arrangements for public health funerals where no other person makes suitable arrangements. More information, including details as to how the Council carries out public health funerals is contained in our Public Health Funeral Policy (PDF, 371Kb).

A register of referrals for public health funerals from January 2022 onwards can be found below. The register will be routinely updated with details of any public health funerals arranged by the Council.

 • Download Register of public health funerals

Who to contact

For more information contact the Environmental Protection Team.

Data protection is important to us. Information on how we handle and protect your data including our Corporate Privacy Policy can be found here.