Dog Watch Van

Colm Howard-Lloyd made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Colm Howard-Lloyd

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

In relation to the "dog watch van", as noted in this picture - http://twitpic.com/2lsdtu

Can you please supply any documents relating to:

* The rationale/decision-making process behind this initiative
* Its timescale - length of the operation and its operational hours
* The locations of the van, past and future
* Cost of the operation
* Success metrics - ie penalty notices issued
* Income generated

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Colm Howard-Lloyd

Dear Mr Howard-Lloyd

Your Request has been logged as RFI/02458. You may expect a response
within the prescribed 20 working days time period, i.e. by 26 October 2010

FOI Coordinator, on behalf of Greenwich Council
4th floor, Riverside House, Woolwich High Street, London SE18 6BU
Tel: 020 8921 5084

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Alan Soskin,

Dear Mr Howard-Lloyd

I write with reference to your Request, shown below. Our response is as
follows.

The Council is unable to provide the documentation you requested as
there is no initiative involving a dog watch van.

The vehicle in the picture you provided was previously the Council Dog
Warden Vehicle and was used by the Dog Warden to fulfil the Council's
statutory obligation of collecting stray dogs. Due to changes in service
provision the vehicle is no longer used for this purpose.

The Dog Warden Service has never had any enforcement role in relation to
the Dog Control Orders in force within Greenwich. However during 2009 it
was considered acceptable that the vehicle displayed signage informing the
public of the Orders as a method of promoting responsible dog ownership.

The vehicle is still periodically used at dog promotion events and is
still equipped to carry dogs; however as previously stated it does not
have a role in the enforcement of Greenwich Council's Dog Control Orders.

Alan Soskin
Corporate Information Manager, Greenwich Council
Human Resources & Organisational Improvement
4th floor, Riverside House, Woolwich High Street, London SE18 6BU
Tel: 020 8921 5084

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