Dear Bromley Borough Council,

1a. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the total number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ?
However if...
1b. the role of the dog warden has been dispersed to other staff or 1c you do not directly employ any dog wardens and manage this function via a contract with an external provider:
could you still please let me know for each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many people undertake dog warden duties and what proportion of their time in whole time equivalents (w.t.e.) that they roughly spend on the dog warden's role.

2. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments defined as 5 or more litters per year).

Yours faithfully,

H. Guite

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From: H. Guite [mailto:[FOI #580071 email]]
Sent: 31 May 2019 15:51
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dog wardens

 

Dear Bromley Borough Council,

1a. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the
total number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ?
However if...
1b. the role of the dog warden has been dispersed to other staff or 1c you
do not directly employ any dog wardens and manage this function via a
contract with an external provider:
could you still please let me know for each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19
how many people undertake dog warden duties and what proportion of their
time in whole time equivalents (w.t.e.) that they roughly spend on the dog
warden's role.

2. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding
Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments
defined as 5 or more litters per year).

Yours faithfully,

H. Guite

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From: H. Guite [mailto:[FOI #580071 email]]
Sent: 31 May 2019 15:51
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Dog wardens

 

Dear Bromley Borough Council,

1a. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the
total number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ?
However if...
1b. the role of the dog warden has been dispersed to other staff or 1c you
do not directly employ any dog wardens and manage this function via a
contract with an external provider:
could you still please let me know for each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19
how many people undertake dog warden duties and what proportion of their
time in whole time equivalents (w.t.e.) that they roughly spend on the dog
warden's role.

2. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding
Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments
defined as 5 or more litters per year).

Yours faithfully,

H. Guite

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ES Freedom of information (Group), Bromley Borough Council

Dear Requester,

 

Further to your recent FOI enquiry (16099) having completed my enquiries,
please see response(s) to your FOI request highlighted in blue below,
which have been provided by a senior member of staff in the Environmental
Services and Public Protection department.

 

 

FOI RESPONSE(S) BELOW:

 

Q1. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 could you please tell me the
total number of w.t.e (whole time equivalent) dog wardens you employ?

 

Response: The service is provided by an external contractor.

Q2. However if the role of the dog warden has been dispersed to other
staff or 1c you do not directly employ any dog wardens and manage this
function via a contract with an external provider:
could you still please let me know for each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19
how many people undertake dog warden duties and what proportion of their
time in whole time equivalents (w.t.e.) that they roughly spend on the dog
warden's role.

 

Response: I can confirm that we do not hold this information and are
advising you as per Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

 

Q3. For each year from 2005/6 to 2018/19 how many Commercial Breeding
Establishments are there for dogs? (Commercial Breeding Establishments
defined as 5 or more litters per year).

 

Response:

Dog Breeders 17 to 18 3
Dog Breeders  16 to 17 4
Dog Breeders  15 to 16 2
Dog Breeders  14 to 15 2
Dog Breeders  13 to 14 3
Dog Breeders  12 to 13 3

 

N.B. No records kept prior to this

 

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We trust this completes your FOI enquiry which has now been closed.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Regards

 

 

FOI Co-ordinator

Environment and Community Services

London Borough of Bromley

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