|Topic/Area||1st Rep||2nd Rep(s)||Short term actions|
|Gill||Cliff, Kate||Planting wild flowers
Street weeding group
|Trees||Stan, Kate H, Dan, Tony||New tree & shrub planting
Replacing lost ash
|Jen||Teresa, Kate H,|
|Engagement - school
& wider community
Outreach – walks, talks, publicity
|Rivers & watercourses||Tony||Dan||Yealm Estuary to Moor
21 October, 18 November, 16 December, 20 January, 17 February, 17 March
Details of how to report a problem to South West Water are given at:
This describes how one can report smell as a possible indication of pollution over the SWW Operational queries helpline 0344 346 2020* (24 hours), or report that smell online at:
In addition, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nuisance-smells-how-councils-deal-with-complaints
describes how Councils must look into complaints about smells from industrial, trade and business premises (sewage handling facilities are mentioned specifically) that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’ (covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990).
For the smell to count as a statutory nuisance it must do one of the following:
- unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises
- injure health or be likely to injure health
If they agree that a statutory nuisance is happening, has happened or will happen in the future, councils must serve an abatement notice. This requires whoever’s responsible to stop or restrict the smell. The notice will usually be served on the person responsible but can also be served on the owner or occupier of the premises.
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