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Public Health and Protection

What is Public Health?

‘The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals’ (1920, C E A Winslow). This means that Public Health is about using what we know about local residents and their communities to shape services that can help people live longer, healthier and happier.  The starting point is encouraging and supporting you to make healthier choices by raising awareness of the impact on your health of regular exercise, smoking, drinking and what you eat.


What Are Regulatory Services?

Regulatory Services is responsible for enforcing laws relating to Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Planning and Enforcement. These relate to certain aspects of health, public safety, business and consumer protection.