Fly Tipping and Litter

Details:

Reference Number: 5399
Request Date: 14/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
A.1 Environmental Enforcement/Animal Welfare Team and Civil Enforcement Officers from Parking Services.
 
Q.2 Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?
A.2 No
 
Q.3 If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the name of the private company?
A.3 N/A
 
Q.4 What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?
A.4 £80
 
Q.5 Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.
A.5 £65 if paid within 7 days
 
Q.6 How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2018?
A.6 168
 
Q.7 How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were paid?
A.7 137
 
Q.8 How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
A.8 24
 
Q.9 How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?
A.9 This information is not recorded on our database.
 
Q.10 Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing against Dog Fouling?
A.10 Environmental Enforcement/Animal Welfare Team
 
Q.11 Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?
A.11 No
 
Q.12 If you answered yes to question 11, could you confirm the name of the private company?
A.12 N/A
 
Q.13 What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouling under? e.g. Dog Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.
A.13 Public Space Protection Order
 
Q.14 How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2018?
A.14 94
 
Q.15 How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were paid?
A.15 85
 
Q.16 How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
A.16 3
 
Q.17 Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are dog related?
A.17 No
 
Q.18 What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?
A.18 £100
 
Q.19 Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.
A.19 £80 if paid within 7 days
 
Q.20 How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary
A.20 20
 
Q.21 If you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the contract end date?
A.21 N/A


Details:

Reference Number: 5495
Request Date: 29/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1 I would like to be told the number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued by the council for littering for the following years:
 
A.1    
2014/15: 243
2015/16: 375
2016/17: 176
2017/18: ​93​
2018/19: 165
 
Q.2 What was the revenue to the council from the issuing of FPNs for littering for the following years:
  
A.2   
2014/15: No record for this year
2015/16: £4,590.00
2016/17: £8,006.00
2017/18: £12,345.00
2018/19: £10,270.00 (to end of January 2019)
 
Q.3 Could you please specify what the council consider 'littering'? Ie are there separate penalties for dog mess or cigarette butts or do these all come under 'littering'? If there is a breakdown of what constitutes 'littering' please provide it.
 
A.3 Littering constitutes any kind of waste material which includes cigarettes but ​n​ot dog ​fouling ​​​​which is specifically catered for by a separate FPN. There is no breakdown​ by letter type.​
 
Q.4 How much is the fine of Fixed Penalty Notices you issue? 
 
A.4 The current FPN fine is £80 reduced to £65 if paid within 7 days.
 
Q.5 Who patrols areas and issues FPN's for littering on behalf of the council? Are officers directly employed by the council or is monitoring litter subcontracted to a private company? If so, which one? 
 
A.5 Only council staff issue FPN's, the Environmental Enforcement/ Animal Welfare Team and Parking Enforcement Officers. Private firms are not used.
 
Q.6 What was the revenue to a private company, if any, for issuing FPNs for littering on behalf of the council for the following years: 
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
2017/18
2018/19 - to the most recent available figures.    
 
A.6 N/A


Details:

Reference Number: 7035
Request Date: 26/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     Since 1st October 2018, to date, has the council hired or been engaged in a contract with any external company to issue Fixed Penalty Notices related to littering on behalf of the council?

A.1     No

If yes, please answer the following questions:

Q.2     What is the name of the external company or companies contracted? Please state the date range covered by each company since 1st October 2018.

Q.3     How many Fixed Penalty Notices were issued by each external company used, between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019? 

Q.4      Were any of these fines issued for leaving domestic waste (refuse) bags out for collection outside of permitted times and if so, how many?

Q.5      What percentage of income generated from FPNs goes/went to the external company and what percentage goes/went to the council?

Q.6      What income did the council receive from FPNs issued by the external company between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019?

Q.7      When is the contract with the external company currently used due to expire?

Q.8      Does the council provide office space for contracted external workers?

Q.9      Do contracted external workers wear council uniforms?

Q.10    Please provide us with a copy of the contract between the council and the external company or companies referenced above. Please redact any personal information included in the contract if necessary for data protection.

Q.11    Under the terms of your contract with the private company, do environmental protection enforcers receive any financial incentives to issue FPNs?