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A to Z of Services

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  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Adult and community education centres
    • Learning as an Adult

      The Workers Education Association has about 450 students enrolling each year and in 2007/ 8 plan to run over 20 courses, starting in September. The website for the Federation has information on the WEA locally as well as the courses to be offered.

  • Advertising
  • Air pollution
    • Air Quality - Further Assessment 2012

      Part IV of the Environment Act 19995 places a statutory duty on local authorities to review and assess air quality within their area, and to determine whether or not Air Quality Objectives are likely to be achieved.

    • Air Quality Detailed Assessment 2011

      Local authorities have a statutory duty to monitor and report on Air Quality within the area.

    • Air Quality in Colchester

      An introduction to the monitoring and management of air quality within the Borough of Colchester.

    • Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) Declaration

      4 New AQMAs have been declared in Colchester. This article provides details of the process and the area(s) declared.

    • Air Quality Management Areas consultation

      Started on 27 January 2012 and closed on 24 March 2012

    • Bonfires

      Burning waste often gives rise to complaints, especially if the bonfire contains damp and smoldering garden or household waste. The smoke and smell can annoy people and even be a nuisance.

    • Checking Air Quality

      Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 places a statutory duty on local authorities to review and assess the air quality within their area and take account of Government Guidance when undertaking such work. More information can be found in this section.

    • Clean Air Act - Chimney Height Approval

      Under section 14 of the Act, unless the height of the chimney has been approved by the local authority and any conditions attached to approval adhered to, it is an offence to cause to cause or knowingly permit a furnace to be used for certain combustion processes.....

    • Local Air Quality Management Progress Report 2013

      This Progress Report is the latest in 5th round of Review & Assessments and covers the monitoring data for 2012.

    • Pollution Control - Air Handling Units

      Ventilation and air-conditioning systems that are poorly installed or maintained maybe a health risk to the public.

    • Report Pollution

      Part 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires us to take reasonable steps to investigate and, if appropriate, to take formal action to in the event of justified complaints of statutory nuisance such as noise, emissions of smoke, fumes or gases, dust, steam and smell

  • Allotments
  • Animal fouling
    • Dog Fouling

      Each year Colchester Borough Council receives many complaints regarding irresponsible owners not clearing up after their dogs. To report issues of dog fouling contact 01206 282581 or via email

    • Responsible Dog Ownership Strategy consultation

      Started on 10 April 2012 and closed on 8 May 2012

  • Animal nuisance
    • Nuisance from animals and other sources

      In addition to noise and light, the Environmental Protection team can also help with nuisances caused by premises, accumulations, keeping animals, smoke, fumes and gases under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  • Ant control
    • Pest Control

      Colchester Borough Council provides a pest control service for both domestic and non-domestic premises. Further information can be found in this section.

    • Pest Control Services

      Colchester Borough Council provides a pest control service for both domestic and non-domestic premises. Our animal control officers will eradicate infestations of pests such as rats, mice and a wide range of insect pests including fleas, wasps, bed bugs and carpet beetles and will advise you on preventing them from reoccurring.

  • Antisocial behaviour and disorder
    • Crime & Anti Social Behaviour

      This page contains research reports regarding crime in Colchester. Please use the contact details on the right hand side of this screen if you would like to talk to us about any of the documents on these pages. Thanks!

    • Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour

      The ASB team actively investigates all complaints of ASB and, if appropriate, works with partner agencies, such as police, social services, housing associations etc to ensure a successful resolution to your complaint. Further information can be found in this section.

    • Emergencies

      Emergencies and more information.

    • Graffiti

    • I want to make a complaint

      Information on How to contact the ASB team can be found in this section

    • Meet the team

    • Useful Contacts

      Links to other useful contacts can be found in this section

    • What is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

      ASB is defined as anything that which reduces the quality of life by causing alarm, distress or harassment. More information about ASB can be found in this section

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  • Asbestos
    • Asbestos awareness

      Find out more about this hidden killer and keep safe!

    • Asbestos information

      As long as asbestos is in good condition and is not being, or going to be, disturbed or damaged there is no risk. However if it is disturbed or damaged, for example during building maintenance work, it can be a danger to health, because asbestos fibres are then released into the air and breathed in.