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Environmental health officers

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Dear council team

I am looking for information on your environmental health services.

1. Could you please provide figures on the number of environmental health officers employed by the council over the last five financial years starting from April 2017/18 and including 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22. Please provide total number accross the environmental health services you offer.

2. I am also looking for numbers - again for the last five financial years - of the number of pest control workers (or equivent job title in your LA). Could you also please provide the number of cases dealt with by pest control workers over the last five financial years?

3. I am also looking for the number of officers charged with commercial waste enforcement over the last five years as well as the number of cases in the same time period.

I am making this request under freedom of information legislation and look forward to a response within 20 working days. If you need to clarify anything you can contact me here or on [phone number removed].

Yours faithfully,
Karin Goodwin

Karin Goodwin

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

Thank you for your email to Argyll and Bute Council in relation to Freedom
of Information Requests. We will endeavour to respond to your email as
soon as possible.  
Many Thanks
FOI team 

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Dear Karin Goodwin

Request for information: Environmental health officers

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:14103.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2022-05-27
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little
longer.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

Regards

FOI Officer

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Dear Karin Goodwin

 

Request for information: Environmental health officers, pest control
workers, commercial waste enforcement

Reference: argyllbuteir:14103.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs).

 

Could you please provide figures on the number of environmental health
officers employed by the council over the last five financial years
starting from April 2017/18 and including 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22.
Please provide total number across the environmental health services you
offer.

2017/2018 - 16.5

2018/2019 - 17

2019/2020 - 16.8

2020/2021 - 16.8

2021/2022 - 16.4

 

I am also looking for numbers - again for the last five financial years -
of the number of pest control workers (or equivent job title in your LA).
Could you also please provide the number of cases dealt with by pest
control workers over the last five financial years?

2017/2018 – 9

2018/2019 - 4

2019/2020 - 4

2020/2021 – 4

2021/2022 – 4

 

I am also looking for the number of officers charged with commercial waste
enforcement over the last five years as well as the number of cases in the
same time period.

I have to advise that the information you requested is information not
held by the Council and as such I must refuse your request in terms of
Regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs.

However, in line with the duty placed on the Council in terms of
Regulation 9 of the EIR’s, I can advise the wardens detailed in Q2 above
also carry out commercial waste enforcement as part of their role.
However, this does not form a large part of their duties and we do not
record the number of cases.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -  
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison McGinty

Assistant Compliance & Regulatory Officer

Legal and Regulatory Support

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

 

01546 604057

 
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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Karin Goodwin

 

Request for information: Environmental health officers, pest control
workers, commercial waste enforcement

Reference: argyllbuteir:14103.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs). Please
disregard my previous response as I omitted the number of pest control
cases in question 2.

 

Could you please provide figures on the number of environmental health
officers employed by the council over the last five financial years
starting from April 2017/18 and including 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22.
Please provide total number across the environmental health services you
offer.

2017/2018 - 16.5

2018/2019 - 17

2019/2020 - 16.8

2020/2021 - 16.8

2021/2022 - 16.4

 

I am also looking for numbers - again for the last five financial years -
of the number of pest control workers (or equivent job title in your LA).
Could you also please provide the number of cases dealt with by pest
control workers over the last five financial years?

2017/2018 – 9

2018/2019 - 4

2019/2020 - 4

2020/2021 – 4

2021/2022 – 4

 

Number of cases dealt with:

2017/18 – 2 (Pest Control service only went live in January 2018)

2018/19 – 29

2019/20 – 331

2020/21 – 267

2021/22 – 367

 

I am also looking for the number of officers charged with commercial waste
enforcement over the last five years as well as the number of cases in the
same time period.

I have to advise that the information you requested is information not
held by the Council and as such I must refuse your request in terms of
Regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs.

However, in line with the duty placed on the Council in terms of
Regulation 9 of the EIR’s, I can advise the wardens detailed in Q2 above
also carry out commercial waste enforcement as part of their role.
However, this does not form a large part of their duties and we do not
record the number of cases.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -  
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison McGinty

Assistant Compliance & Regulatory Officer

Legal and Regulatory Support

Argyll and Bute Council

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

PA31 8RT

 

01546 604057

 
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