Your Environment

Environmental Health services are provided by Environmental Protection team and Food and Health & Safety team.  The teams are dedicated and committed to assist all, either directly or by working work closely with external agencies ranging from Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Environment Agency, Anglian Water, businesses and customers throughout Breckland, and a wider range of other authorities, with the aim of working towards improving and protecting public health.

Dog Warden Service

Animal Warden Services will pick up strays, provides dog training courses and deals with dog fouling.

Environmental Permitting (Industrial Pollution Control)

Information on Industrial Pollution Control

Noise Nuisance

If a noise is causing a serious nuisance, Breckland Council has a legal obligation to investigate.

Rodents, Insects & Other Pests

Information on pest control


Details on how to report an odour problem


Guidance on reporting problems with bonfires

Air Pollution

Information on Air Pollution legislation and reporting

Contaminated Land

Information for landowners and developers regarding the Council's role in dealing with contaminated land.


Overflows from drains, a cesspool or septic tank which cause a statutory nuisance can be investigated by Breckland Council.

Drinking Water Quality

Information on Private Water Supply legislation and reporting

Enforcement and Notices

Information on Environmental Health Enforcement policy and current notices

Light Nuisance

Light Pollution legislation and reporting

High Hedge Complaints

Information on high hedge complaint procedure

Swaffham Air Quality Consultation

Breckland Council is seeking the views of residents, businesses and organisations in Swaffham on potential measures to improve air quality in the town centre, outlined in a draft Air Quality Action Plan.