Cigarette butts – Fixed Penalty Notices per local authority in England

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Dear Lancaster City 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 much is your FPN for littering cigarette butts?
3. How many FPN’s have not been paid within the allocated time frame, and subsequently gone to court for littering cigarette butts in 2018?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi

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Dear Naomi,

Freedom of Information Request - Ref: FOI 2648

Thank you for your request received on 19th June 2019 in which you asked
for the following information from Lancaster City Council:

 

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

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Response

 

 1. None
 2. £80
 3. None.

 

It should be noted that the reason for the fact no FPNs were issued for
littering of cigarette butts is for two reasons.

Firstly, the Environmental Enforcement team’s main focus throughout 2018
was to start up Operation Peregrine and focus on large fly tipping which
costs the council much more to clear and remove than cigarette butts.

Secondly, LCC doesn’t outsource littering enforcement through private
companies as some other local authorities do, which would massively
elevate the figures.

 

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Jenni McGrath

Information Governance Officer

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