Decision details

Environmental Health Service Review

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Streetscene and Environmental Health.  The report updated Executive on the Environmental Health service review and proposed changes to the structure of the Environmental Health service to address recruitment and retention, reduce reliance on the use of temporary and agency support and to provide capacity to deliver the Council’s priorities.


Moved by Councillor Deborah Watson and seconded by Councillor Clive Moesby

RESOLVED - that Executive:-


1)    request the Head of Paid Service to use delegated authority, in consultation with the Joint Director of Environment and Enforcement and the Portfolio Holder for Streetscene and Environmental Health, to make changes to the establishment as specified within the report.


2)    recommend the additional cost associated with the revisions to the Environmental Health structure be included in the Medium Term Financial Plan to be considered for approval by Council.



To provide additional capacity to be able to meet the needs and objectives of the Council by providing a professional and expert Environmental Health Service to residents and businesses.



To do nothing would not help delivery of the Council’s Ambition objectives to enhance enforcement activity to address environmental crime and to provide an effective Environmental Health Service.  This would result in the continued use of temporary and agency resources to deliver statutory services. 


(Paragraphs 1,2, and 3)



Reason Key: Revenue Income or Expenditure of £75,000 or more;

Contact: Email:

Report author: Ken Eastwood

Publication date: 25/11/2020

Date of decision: 23/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/11/2020 - Executive

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