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:
Q.2 What was the revenue to the council from the issuing of FPNs for littering for the following years:
2014/15: No record for this year
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 not 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:
2018/19 - to the most recent available figures.