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  • Air pollution continues to be a problem and arises from domestic, commercial and industrial premises as well as cars and other transport.

  • The Council carries out monitoring and assessment of air quality within the Borough.

  • Find out more about asbestos and how to deal with it.

  • Contamination of land can occur as a result of previous commercial uses or pollution incidents.

  • Garden bonfires can be a particular source of annoyance to neighbours, particularly in the summer months.

  • Officers inspect premises which have been granted permits or authorisations to check compliance with the conditions specified.

  • Noise from domestic audible intruder alarms often results in complaints to the Council's Environmental Health Service.

  • If the noise is deemed to be a nuisance, action can be taken and legally enforced to suppress the noise.