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Birmingham City Council, Environmental Health, is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018.

This privacy notice explains what information is collected and how it is used. Our core obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and commitments are set out in the council’s privacy statement.

Please note that failure to provide your personal data may lead to you being unable to access our services.

Environmental Health consists of the following services:

  • Food safety
  • Health and safety
  • Pollution control (air and land)
  • Statutory nuisances
  • Animal welfare
  • Pest control
  • Unauthorised encampments
  • Litter
  • Flyposting
  • Proper disposal of waste
  • Public health related Antisocial Behaviour
  • Infectious Disease Control 

We may undertake this work as part of our statutory duties to deliver services and inspections, we may as part of this undertake law enforcement, give advice, ask for matters to be rectified, serve notices requiring work, undertake work in default if notices are not complied with, and take enforcement action (this may mean that your data is shared with contractors undertaking these works).

We also work with:

  • other departments of Birmingham City Council
  • contractors for some enforcement work (bailiffs for evictions and recovery of land and litter enforcement patrols)
  • statutory undertakers such as the police, fire service, the statutory water and sewage undertaker for Birmingham
  • Public Health England to protect health,
  • registered social landlords.
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