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Smells and odours

Offensive smells can originate from a number of sources; from food odours arising from takeaway outlets and restaurants, to industrial smells such as solvents from paint spraying. 

If you are experiencing problems from odours, speak to the business or person responsible first. 

If this is not successful we can take action if the odour is classed as a statutory nuisance.

This could be:

  •  accumulations of waste, such as dog faeces or food items
  •  odour arising from industry or agriculture
  •  odour arising from animals being kept in poor conditions
  •  cooking smells from food businesses

 We cannot deal with cooking odours or smoking odours from domestic properties.

For gas smells please call the National Gas Emergency number 0800 111 999.

Tell us about a smell/odour nuisance by contacting us on ehadmin@bedford.gov.uk or 01234 718099.