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Find out how to report pollution issues in your area, and information on pest control, animal welfare and food safety.

About Ipswich Borough Council's dog warden service.
From 6th April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped under The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014.
Use of the Prevention of Damage By Pests Act 1949 and Public Health Act 1936
On 01 July 2007 it became illegal to smoke in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England.
Certain, specified, skin piercing activities are required to be registered by the Council. These activities are: Acupuncture (including dry needling); Cosmetic piercing; Electrolysis; Tattooing; and Semi-permanent skin colouring (make-up). The latter includes the insertion of any pigment into the skin so would include treatments such as BB Glow which is microneedling with the insertion of pigment. (Microneedling by itself is not registerable).
How we can help keep your workplace safe.
Foxes are classed as wild animals, not pests, and the Council has no statutory powers or legal rights to eradicate foxes on private or other land.
Ipswich sometimes experiences Traveller encampments on its parks, open spaces or car parks. These Frequently Asked Questions will explain what the issues are and how we deal with them.


Contact Details

Environmental Health,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,