Public register for enforcement

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority is required by the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 to maintain a public register of notices. The Act requires authorities, to which it applies, to establish a public register of relevant notices served concerning health, safety, environmental protection and related issues. 

As an enforcing authority of fire safety legislation, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority will maintain a public register of notices served. These notices are:

  • Alterations Notices
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Prohibition Notices

Relevant Notices are legal documents placing either restrictions or requirements on the person on whom the Notice has been issued.

The register

Notices served from April 1 2009 can be viewed electronically on the website of the Chief Fire Officers Association.

Notices served prior to April 1 2009 will be maintained in hard copy at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters. All notices may be inspected free of charge at any reasonable time by contacting reception on 01480 444500.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority will maintain the register, which will contain information relating to notices served. Each entry on the register will state sufficient particulars to convey the substance of the notice to which it relates.

Notices will be held in the register for no less than five years. After which, the relevant notices will be subject to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority publication scheme and may be available upon request.

Persons on whom notices are served have a right to give written notification to the Authority within 14 days following the date of the service, that they think the entry may reveal a trade or manufacturing secret. Where such notification is received, the Authority will amend the notice and send a draft entry to the person affected. Should the person affected disagree with the proposed entry he/she may, within 14 days, appeal to the Secretary of State.

Notices which have been successfully appealed under Section 4 (1)-(4) of the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 will be clearly redacted (edited to remove sensitive information) to demonstrate compliance.