Garry Richardson

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to respectfully request the following information:

i) Can you please confirm the number of 'knife bins' in the Blackpool constituencies.
ii) Can you please confirm the locations of the 'knife bins' in the Blackpool constituencies.
iii) Can you please confirm the dates which each 'knife bin' was installed.
iv) Can you please confirm how many items have been recovered from each of the individual 'knife bins' in the Blackpool constituencies.
v) How regularly do the 'knife bins' get checked.

Yours faithfully,

Garry Richardson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr Richardson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

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Information Governance Team
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FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Mr Richardson

Please see attached.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
Governance and Partnerships | Blackpool Council |Number One| Bickerstaffe Square |Talbot Road |Blackpool |FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
T: 01253 477477
E: [Blackpool Council request email]

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your update. However, I am sure there are more than two 'knife bins' in the Blackpool constituencies therefore. would you please take another look, as I remember that Amazing Graze on Bolton Street was provide with a knife bin.

I await for further information.

Yours sincerely,

Garry Richardson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr Richardson

Thank you for your further email below with regards to our response.

I have checked this answer again with Community Safety and they in turn, have contacted the Knife Crime Lead Police Officer. They have confirmed that there are only 2 knife bins, in the places we have stated in our original response. There was one at Amazing Graze but this has been removed.

I trust that this further clarifies our response.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team
Governance and Partnerships | Blackpool Council |Number One| Bickerstaffe Square |Talbot Road |Blackpool |FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
T: 01253 477477
E: [Blackpool Council request email]

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Dear FOI,

As advised by you, I have contacted Lancashire Constabulary and they have confirmed, there are four knife bins in Blackpool.

Yours sincerely,

Garry Richardson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr Richardson

Thank you for your email below.

I have discussed your email below with Community Safety and they have in turn made further enquiries with the Police, this time with the Violence Reduction Network, who confirmed that there are four knife bins.

These are located -
1 Blackpool Boys & Girls club Mereside
1 Grasmere Rd Revoe
1 Egerton Rd Claremont
1 The Grange

Please accept my sincere apologies for the incorrect information which was supplied to you previously in response to your FOI request.

Kind Regards
Mrs L Whitehead

Information Governance Team
Governance and Partnerships | Blackpool Council |Number One| Bickerstaffe Square |Talbot Road |Blackpool |FY1 3AH

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA
T: 01253 477477
E: [Blackpool Council request email]

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