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Chewing Gum Removal and Pavement Steam Cleansing

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

We are researching the costs to your organisation for completing chewing gum removal, we have 5 simple questions.

*If you do not hold separate analytics for gum removal alone, please report on street deep cleaning/cleansing/power washing (not sweeping).

1. What primary method of removal do you use for *chewing gum removal:
a. High pressure water lancing
b. Chemicals/solvents
c. High pressure steam
d. Other (please state)

2. What was the cost of *chewing gum removal (whether carried out in house or contracted out) in:
a. 2015?
b. 2016?

3. Do you contract out your *chewing gum removal services or is us completed all in house?

4. If outsourced, what is the renewal date of the cleaning contract?

5. Please supply the name and contact details for the department responsible for managing this contract.

May I take this opportunity to thank you in anticipation of your assistance and cooperation with this information.

Yours faithfully,

John Booth

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Booth

Re: 20593 - Chewing Gum Removal

I confirm receipt of your information request and that we are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Booth

 

20593 - Chewing Gum Removal

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 16^th September, 2019. 
This has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

*If you do not hold separate analytics for gum removal alone, please
report on street deep cleaning/cleansing/power washing (not sweeping).

 

1. What primary method of removal do you use for *chewing gum removal:

a. High pressure water lancing

b. Chemicals/solvents

c. High pressure steam

d. Other (please state)

 

We do not remove chewing gum on a regular basis.

Our street cleaning teams do not use any other methods other than sweeping
which is carried out both manually and mechanically.

Our Highways and Greenspace teams use power washing to remove moss only
from footways.

 

2. What was the cost of *chewing gum removal (whether carried out in house
or contracted out) in:

a. 2015?

b. 2016?

 

Re: Chewing gum: Not applicable

Other: The cost of power washing to remove moss is not held by the Council
as it is classed as routine maintenance.

 

3. Do you contract out your *chewing gum removal services or is us
completed all in house?

 

Re: Chewing gum: Neither

Other: in house

 

4. If outsourced, what is the renewal date of the cleaning contract?

 

Not applicable

 

5. Please supply the name and contact details for the department
responsible for managing this contract.

 

Not applicable

 

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right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for internal reviews should
be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer,
1^st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. 
Alternatively, you can send an email to:
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Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
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under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
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Commissioner’s website is at [2]www.ico.org.uk and gives more information
about the role and duties of the Commissioner.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

The Democracy Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for
Freedom of Information)

 

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