Decision details

Environmental Health Service Plan 2024/25

Decision Maker: Head of Housing and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report is to seek approval of the Environmental Health Service Plan 2024/25. The plan sets out the likely demands on both the ‘food hygiene’ and ‘occupational health and safety’ functions to be undertaken by Environmental Health in2024/25. The plan details how the team will use the allocated resources (both financial and staffing) to meet these demands.


Approve the Environmental Health Service plan for 2024/25.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Provide additional staffing and/or financial resource to deliver the service plan. NOT RECOMMENDED. At present, the council is undertaking a council-wide service review, looking at its structures along with opportunities for efficiencies and savings. It would be prudent to establish what efficiencies can be made as part of this review before investing in additional resources.
Option 2 - Reduce the available staffing and/or financial resource. NOT RECOMMENDED. At present, there are pressures on the delivery of services.
Option 3 - Continue with the current level of service delivery, albeit augmented with temporary additional resources to conduct food hygiene visits. RECOMMENDED. This approach will allow the organisation to wait for the outcome of the pending service reviews before making an informed decision about the future configuration of the team.

Publication date: 11/06/2024

Date of decision: 11/06/2024

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