There are public nuisances, private nuisances and statutory nuisances. Differences exist between these types but similar principles will usually apply. Local authorities deal with statutory nuisances, principally those specified in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Our Enforcement & Prosecution Policy aims to:
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Noise and other nuisance (e.g. smoke from bonfires, smells and odours, etc.) can reduce the quality of life for some people. Thurrock Council encourages every one of its residents to be a considerate neighbour. It is a fact of life that we all do things which can have an impact on our neighbours and on the quality of the local environment. Whether we are playing music, having a bonfire or own a dog that constantly barks. Consideration and awareness are the key to making sure your actions are not a problem for others.
The council has responsibility for accepting and seizing stray dogs.
Motorcycles, mopeds, go-peds and scooters
Combating the problem of illegal motor vehicles and the problems that they can cause.
The council has powers to deal with complaints about high hedges.
How to find pest control services in your area.
Dead Animals - reporting and removal
The collection and removal of dead animals from public highways and council land.
Clean Streets - keeping Thurrock clean and green
Putting an end to graffiti, abandoned vehicles, fly-tipping, vandalism, litter and more.