Environmental protection


Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless natural gas found in soil and rocks. Levels vary throughout North Kesteven from parish to parish and even from house to house in the same street.

Pollution and nuisance

Part 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires us to take reasonable steps to investigate and, if appropriate, take formal action in the event of justified complaints of statutory nuisance. 


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Weeds and knotweed

Responsibility for control of specified weeds rests with the occupier of the land on which the weeds are growing.

Filthy or verminous premises

Filthy or verminous premises are properties that are considered verminous (including rats, mice, eggs, larvae and pupae of insects or parasites) and/ or in such a filthy condition as to be prejudicial to health.


Please note that the Council does not provide a pest control service, but offers advice with how to deal with flies.

Dangerous dogs

Please note that the Council does not hold any legislation to deal with dangerous dogs and any reports should be made to the police. 

Untidy or overgrown gardens

The Council may be able to take action if an overgrown garden is providing harbourage for pests such as rats or mice. We may also be able to act if the garden conditions are having a detrimental impact on the quality of life of residents in the locality.

Dog fouling

It is the duty of every dog owner or walker to clean up after his or her dog