Since January 2010 Fareham Borough Council and Gosport Borough Council's Environmental Health departments have been working in partnership.
Environmental Health is a service responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation that may affect individuals, organisations or businesses residing or operating within its district. Examples of such legislation include food safety, occupational safety, environmental protection, noise control, private sector housing, animal welfare, licensing and certain environmental anti-social activities. Its enforcement tools range from giving informal advice to the issue of Formal Notices and prosecution.
In December 2012 a joint Enforcement Policy was produced. The aim of this Enforcement Policy is to provide clarity as to how the Environmental Health Partnership intends to use its enforcement powers and to demonstrate how they will be applied in a fair, consistent and transparent manner.