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Neighbourhood Services provides a waste management service across South Ayrshire, providing collection,
disposal and recycling services for both household and commercial waste. It also leads on education and
enforcement in relation to litter.
The service works to ensure the Council’s open spaces – including parks, gardens and estates – are attractive,
clean and well-kept for the enjoyment of both visitors and residents alike. And it’s responsible for the Council’s
burial and cremation service, managing the award-winning Masonhill Crematorium and maintaining all 47 cemeteries
and churchyards across South Ayrshire.
It acts on behalf of consumers and businesses – through Trading Standards – providing advice and support to
those buying, selling, or renting/hiring goods and services and helping them obtain redress where consumer
rights have been breached.
It’s also responsible for all environmental health issues, including food safety and standards, occupational
health and safety, and public health, including air quality, dog fouling, and pollution control.
Through Building Standards, the service is responsible for the independent checking of building warrants to
construct, extend, demolish or convert buildings, and for the acceptance of completion certificates. It deals
with dangerous buildings; street naming and numbering; and safety certificates for sports grounds.
Neighbourhood Services also ensures all Council-owned vehicles remain road-worthy and adhere to statutory
requirements, and leads on delivering the Council’s commitment to sustainable development and climate change,
including reducing energy and cost savings.