Stroud District Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is the answer to the question:
What constitutes air pollution and what can the Council do about it?

The most common cause of pollution complaints is bonfires. However any smoke, fumes or dust can be classed as air pollution depending on location and degree. The Council's Environmental Protection team will investigate any incident which they consider may constitute pollution. If necessary the Council can take legal action to prevent pollution and to prosecute those who cause it. It is also possible for private individuals to take action themselves under the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act.

If you need help or advice you can contact the Environmental Health Department on 01453 754478 or e-mail your enquiry to

Stroud District Direct Link

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