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  • Page being redeveloped as part of new 'This is Wirral' Needs Assessment reports - to be added shortly

Environmental Health 

Key content

  • Environmental Health - Air Quality (June 2018)

  • Environmental Health - Food Safety (June 2018)

  • Environmental Health - Noise section will be available Autumn 2018

Local Work:

Takeaway for a Change
A collaborative Wirral pilot project to encourage behavioural change within families by raising awareness of and improving attitudes towards healthier options available at local fast food outlets

Environmental Health related content

A recent LGiU Briefing: Local Authorities and Food Safety (July 2016)
This Local Government Information Unit report highlights the changing and complicated picture in relation to local food safety. 

Food Standards Agency (FSA) - Latest Enforcement Data by Local Authority Area
FSA work closely with local authorities in the UK to help ensure food stays safe and honest. FSA have agreements and protocols in place to support local authorities in their work and give guidance to explain the regulations and how they can be applied to food businesses. This
Monitoring local authority activity data and report provides more understanding of local enforcement outcomes.

Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution Royal College of Physicians (March 2016)
This report, jointly published with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, examines the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime. The report offers a number of major reform proposals setting out what must be done to tackle the problem of air pollution. View the Royal College of Physicians website for more information. 

Air quality: a briefing for directors of public health (March 2017)
Local authorities have a central role in achieving improvements in air quality; their local knowledge and interaction with the communities that they serve mean that they know the issues on the ground in detail. This briefing provides the information to help Directors of Public Health consider the appropriate public health response to air pollution in their area. There is extensive evidence about the health impacts of air pollution, growing media and public interest and an indicator on mortality attributed to particulate matter air pollution in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. 

Also see

News Articles

Summer 2019 climate statistics: largely warm and wet

The State of the British Coast - Observable Changes through Art Imagery 1770 to the Present Day

UK natural capital: ecosystem access for urban areas

New National "Love Water" Campaign launched by the Environment Agency and Water UK

Flood and Coastal Erosion Call for Evidence

World Trade Explorer

New official highest temperature in UK confirmed

Government told to speed up climate change efforts