Cigarette butts – Fixed Penalty Notices per local authority in England

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Dear Lewes District 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

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The Council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’), will reply
to your request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt. Subject Access Requests will be
responded to within one calendar month in line with the GDPR (General Data
Protection Regulation).

 

In accordance with section 8(1)(b) of the Act and related guidance from
the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Council reserves the right to
treat any request for information as invalid unless the requester supplies
their real name.  In such cases, the Council may request proof of
identity.

 

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Rance, Kevin,

Dear  Naomi,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 19 June 2019 
which has been registered under reference FOI 9313.

 

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?

 

As the Council has concerns over the receipt of anonymous and, possibly,
pseudonymous requests, it has decided to tighten procedures and reserves
the right to ask for proof of identity. Therefore I would appreciate it if
you could provide, electronically or otherwise, some proof of your
identity.

 

The usual forms of proof such as passport, drivers licence or a utility
bill are acceptable but other formats will be considered as long as they
demonstrate the genuine identity of the requestor.

 

A request for information must contain the ‘real name’ and address of the
requestor:

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 8(1)(b):

 

In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference to
such a request which—

 

        “…states the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence”

 

I have attached the ICO guidance (Identity or motives of the applicant)
and would draw your attention to the section on page 4.

 

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Governance
Appeals Officer -

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

In the meantime your request has been put on hold until I receive your
reply.  If I do not hear from you within 30 working days of the date of
this email I will assume that you no longer wish to proceed with your
information request, and will take no further action.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

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Dear Rance, Kevin,

My full name is Naomi Aharony.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

Rance, Kevin,

Dear Ms. Aharony,

Thank you for providing your full name however that does not constitute proof of identity.

As previously stated the council will accept -

The usual forms of proof such as passport, drivers licence or a utility bill are acceptable but other formats will be considered as long as they demonstrate the genuine identity of the requestor.

Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Kevin,

I have a copy of my passport, but I can't seem to attach it to the system for whatdotheyknow. Shall I send it to you via email or something?

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

Rance, Kevin,

Good morning Ms. Aharony,

Thank you for your email.

If you are able to attach your proof of identity to an email to this account then that would acceptable.

Many thanks.

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB  www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488
Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000


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Dear Kevin,

I can't seem to attach it to this thread. Will have to seperately email you? Is that okay?

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

Dear Kevin,
I have sent a seperate email to your account.
Please let me know this is sufficent to continue.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi

Rance, Kevin,

Dear Ms. Aharony,

Thank you for providing your proof of identity today.

I have added your name to our records so that you will not be required to provide any further proof for future requests.

The original fulfilment date of 17 July 2019 has passed owing to the period taken to provide the proof so I have recalculated the deadline which is now 15 August 2019.

We will however endeavour to respond as soon as we are able.

Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB  www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488
Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000


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Dear Ms. Aharony,

 

Information Request:  FOI 9313

 

Thank you for your information request dated 19 June 2019 received in our
office on the same day.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

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

The council has issued no FPN’s for littering of cigarette butts in Lewes.

 

2.    How much is your FPN for littering cigarette butts?

FPNs for littering are £75

 

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?

N/A

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Lewes District Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

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looked at again  (if you expand your request this will be dealt with
as a new request)
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on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request.  Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

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Information Commissioner for adjudication.  Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

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Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[3]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1
Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  [4]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay
18001 01323 410000

 

 

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