Decision details

Part 3 Function Scheme General powers delegated to all Strategic Directors and Heads of Service can be delegated to other officers under Part, para 3.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1. To authorise the following officers as designated persons under the provisions of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and any subsequent amendments.
This authorisation is in relation to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Districts.
a. Joint Head of Environmental Health Service
b. Environmental Health Manager
c. Licensing Team Leader
d. Licensing and Enforcement Officer
e. Environmental Enforcement Team Leader
f. Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer
g. Senior Environmental Health Officer
h. Environmental Health Officeri. Technical Officer (Housing and Pollution)
j. Environmental Protection Officer
k. Environmental Protection Enforcement Officer
2. To authorise the following officers to approve the bringing of proceedings for any offence under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
Authorised Officers:
a. Joint Head of Service
b. Environmental Health Manager

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Councils to enforce the provisions of the Act to protect public health. A wide group of officers have been identified to enable enforcement action and on-site support as required.

Alternative options considered:

To reserve all delegated powers to the Joint Head of Service only. This would require the Joint Head of Service to personally approve and attend every enforcement action in relation to the Act, and given the seriousness and practicalities involved in enforcing the legislation this would be a prohibitive step.
Due to the potentially high profile of any legal proceedings against businesses, the authorisation of proceedings for such offences should not be granted to officers outside the service senior management team.

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 30/03/2020

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