Reporting faults to the County or District CouncilsClick
here for a quick and easy way to report all manner of local problems,
- abandoned vehicles
- dead animals
- litter bins
- refuse collection
- Collecting lost dogs.
- Tracing lost dogs.
- Dealing with nuisance or dangerous dogs.
- Training dogs.
- Arranging dog boarding in private homes.
- Fostering rescued dogs in private homes.
- Transporting pets.
- Micro-chipping dogs.
Animal Wardens are contracted by Rother District Council.
Sources of useful information
Problems with nesting seagulls?
Problems with neighbours' bonfires? This is the
responsibility of Rother District Council. No bye-laws exist to control bonfires
in Rother and the District Council cannot deal with one-off bonfires, unless
they are from trade or business premises and emitting dark smoke. Frequent,
smoky bonfires are a statutory nuisance and the person responsible
can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 by the
District Council or a neighbour (contact the Clerk of the Magistrates Court for
details on how to proceed). Moreover, bonfires that are causing a traffic hazard
can be tackled by the police under the Highways (Amendment) Act 1986. If you
have a problem neighbour and you are unable to persuade then to desist, keep a
note of dates and times of bonfires, and then contact the Community Services
Department of the District Council. They would normally write, without
mentioning your name, to the alleged offender to ask them to consider their
neighbours. If the problem persists and is considered a statutory nuisance, then
a prosecution could follow. You may need to give evidence. Read more.