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Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Environmental Health

Since January 2012 we've joined with Wokingham Borough Council to create a joint environmental health and licensing service. This covers the area from Lambourn in the west to Wokingham in the east, serving a population of over 300,000 and a business community of over 7,000.

We regulate a wide range of activities, and we operate to a clear doc icon enforcement policy [25kb]. The pages below contain specific information on our key areas, but if you have an enquiry about a subject not listed please get in touch with us.  Please note that some of our activities excel icon carry a fee or charge [31kb].


Animal Warden Service
Reporting lost or found dogs or other animals
Dog Fouling
Reporting cases of fouling in public places
Pest Control
Dealing with pests such as rats and mice
Rented Housing Regulations
Inspection, regulation and enforcement in the private rented sector
Accidents at Work
Serious accidents, occupational diseases and near misses in workplaces
High Hedges
Complaining about high hedges on neighbouring properties
Information about air quality, asbestos management and noise nuisance
Air Quality
Noise Nuisance
More Pollution
Environmental Health are responsible for maintaining safe food and water
Food Poisoning and Contamination
Information for Food Businesses
Private Water Supplies