Fly tipping

Alister made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Aberdeen City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Aberdeen City Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I write this letter under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information on flytipping:

1. How many flytipping incidents in the county that your authority controls were reported to Aberdeen Council, Police Scotland and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency between 2010 and 2020?
2. How many flytipping cases were dropped between 2010 and 2020 because the evidence was found to be tampered with? Also, how many were dropped due to fears of reprisals from the reported offender(s)? How many were also dropped due to lack of evidence?
3. Can the citizens of the Aberdeen area, including on the Isle of Arran, set up their own covert surveillance cameras to capture flytippers in the act themselves? If so, apart from Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (especially regarding section 2 on privacy being exempt in the interest of preventing crime and disorder) what exact laws need to be taken into consideration which includes regards to the Information Commissioner’s Office? If high-quality footage of an offence was successfully captured, can the footage be used in court?
4. How are dealing with people that are fly tipping.
5. How much is it costing each year to clean up.

Yours faithfully,
Alister Harper

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Harper,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-20-0497.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 21
May 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 19 June 2020.

 

While Aberdeen City Council are prioritising resources to support
vulnerable citizens and essential services, we remain committed to provide
responses to requests as soon as we can.

 

Please refer to [1]FOISA reviews & appeals and [2]Your Data for more
information about your rights under the Freedom of Information Scotland
Act (FOISA).

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[3]ACC_Crest_for mac Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Mr Harper,

 

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 21 May
2020.

 

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify
and locate the information which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of
the FOISA, we do not have to supply you with the requested information
until you have provided us with more detail in this respect.

 

1. How many flytipping incidents in the county that your authority
controls were reported to Aberdeen Council, Police Scotland and the
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency between 2010 and 2020?

 

We would only hold information on incidents reported to us and you would
have to contact Police Scotland and SEPA for their records. We would be
extremely grateful if you could clarify if you are interested in those
reported to Aberdeen City Council only?

 

5. How much is it costing each year to clean up.

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could specify which year you are
interested in?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in. Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification. It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Please refer to [1]FOISA reviews & appeals and [2]Your Data for more
information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Grant Webster |Access to Information Officer

Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback
|Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1st Floor South | Broad Street |
Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

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