Cigarette butts – Fixed Penalty Notices per UA

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

I would like to request the following data under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your council handed out in 2018 for the littering of cigarette butts?
2. How many FPNs have not been paid within the allocated time frame, and subsequently gone to court for littering cigarette butts in 2018?
3. How much is your FPN for littering cigarette butts?

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Naomi Aharony

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Naomi Aharony

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 14619

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning fixed
penalty notices. Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act,
the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can
confirm that we do hold the information you requested which has been
answered below. 

Please find your request and our response below: 

1.    How many Fixed Penalty Notices has your Council handed out in 2018
for the littering of cigarette butts?
3,475.

2.    How many FPNs have not been paid within the allocated time frame,
and subsequently gone to court for littering cigarette butts in 2018?
152 for all types of litter.

3.    How much is your FPN for littering cigarette butts?
£100, reduced to £75 if paid within 14 days.

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