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Services - Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Department administers the Council's statutory functions in respect of a wide range of Environmental Health and associated legislation, including Food Control, Consumer Protection, Health and Safety at Work, Environmental Protection, Public Health and Licensing and Registration including Dog Control.

In addition to these statutory functions the Department provides a range of non-statutory services, including health education advice, advice to local businesses, public information and sampling and monitoring of recreational waters.

The Environmental Health Service Delivery Plan details our work plan for the year as well as Department objectives and targets. The Review of Variation from Environmental Health Service Delivery Plan details how we performed in the previous year. These and our target response times can be downloaded below.

Environmental Health Service Delivery Plan 2014-2015
Review of Variation from Environmental Health Service Delivery Plan 2011-2012
Environmental Health Target Response Times

Enforcement Policy

Moyle District Council's enforcement policy can be downloaded below. We welcome your comments and views on our enforcement policy or any other aspect of our service including how we can improve. Comments can be made in the following ways:

  • In person by calling into our office
  • By telephoning us on 028 2076 2225
  • In writing to Moyle District Council, Environmental Health Department, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle.BT54 6QH
  • By emailing
Environmental Health Enforcement Policy

The Council has a role in Emergency Planning. If an emergency arises which causes significant trauma to, or threatens the Health & Safety of the community the Council will provide appropriate support and assistance where this would be of benefit. This will be done by co-operating with other local service providers in support of the emergency services and where there is no clear lead authority will assume a co-ordinating role in a local emergency situation.

The department has an emergency out of hours contact no: 078 8970 7083.
Further information on the services provided can be found below:

Dog Licensing

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Moyle Food Hygiene Rating

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Department Contacts
Sharon Bateson Environmental Health Manager
Amber Holmes Senior Environmental Health Officer
Debbie O'Neill Senior Environmental Health Officer
Charlotte Dunlop Environmental Health Officer
Roisin Healy Environmental Health Officer
Martin McHenry Environmental Warden
Dianne McCook Clerical Officer
Rachel Bain Biodiversity Officer