Bins left on Pavements -Policy to Tackle & Enforcement

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Bins left on Pavements -Policy to Tackle & Enforcement of this

1) Please could you highlight the policy that you have in place to tackle Bins being Left on Pavements.

2) Is Enforcement to tackle Bins on Pavement considered, and under what legislation is this operated under, and if this is completed how man fixed penalty notices have been issued in the past four years.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Brown

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bedford Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bins left on Pavements -Policy to Tackle & Enforcement'.

On 15th June I requested this information and unfortunately one month later this information has still not been provided - I understood that all FOI requests should be responded to promptly, and within four weeks.

Please could this FOI request be responded to.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Henry Brown

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

Thank you for your e-mail requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

We will proceed with the request which we received today. It is our
intention to have the information delivered to you as soon as possible
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Council rely on to refuse the information. Some exemptions are absolute
and some only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption
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Andrea Bechtle, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Henry Brown,

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.17648

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested below.

 

1)    Please could you highlight the policy that you have in place to
tackle Bins being Left on Pavement.

The Council’s Waste and Recycling Policy Statement can be accessed using
the link below. Policy statement 4 states that all waste containers put
out for collection must be safely store/removed from the public highway
within 24 hours of the scheduled day of collection. 

[1]https://www.bedford.gov.uk/rubbish-recyc...

 

 

2)   Is Enforcement to tackle Bins on Pavement considered, and under what
legislation is this operated under, and if this is completed how man fixed
penalty notices have been issued in the past four years.

Enforcement is undertaken under the provisions contained within Section
46A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.  In the last 4 years no
FPN’s have been issued under Section 46.  

Issues with bins being left on the street are dealt with initially through
the issuing of a notice which outlines the property occupants
responsibilities regarding managing their waste. In the event of any
further non-compliance the occupier of the property could be liable to
further action being taken against them in accordance with the Council’s
enforcement policy. We have issued 215 of these notices since 2019 when we
began using a new case management system, data prior to that date is not
available.

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment & Enabling Services

Bedford Borough Council

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street

Bedford, MK42 9AP

 

 

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