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Enforcement of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

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Dear FOI team,

I would like to make the following requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. How many visits have your Local Authority Officers made to licensed Scrap Metal Dealers in order to enforce the provisions of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 since October 2018?

2 How many closure orders have been issued or enforcement actions undertaken by yourselves against scrap metal dealers, both mobile and site-based, since October 2018?

Yours faithfully,

Rowan Bridge

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

Access to Information,

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Dear Mr. Bridge,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 26 February 2020 
which has been registered under reference EFOI 10833.

 

1.            How many visits have your Local Authority Officers made to
licensed Scrap Metal Dealers in order to enforce the provisions of the
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 since October 2018?

 

2   How many closure orders have been issued or enforcement actions
undertaken by yourselves against scrap metal dealers, both mobile and
site-based, since October 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. Proof can be sent
directly to our Freedom of Information email address
[1][email address]

 

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: [2][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 20 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

[3][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 
[4]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[5]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

 

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Dear Mr. Bridge,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 26 February 2020 
which has been registered under reference FOI 10834.

 

1.            How many visits have your Local Authority Officers made to
licensed Scrap Metal Dealers in order to enforce the provisions of the
Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 since October 2018?

 

2   How many closure orders have been issued or enforcement actions
undertaken by yourselves against scrap metal dealers, both mobile and
site-based, since October 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. Proof can be sent
directly to our Freedom of Information email address
[1][email address]

 

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: [2][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 20 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

[3][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 
[4]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[5]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

 

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recipient(s), you are prohibited from copying, distributing,
disseminating, or in any other way using the content of this email. If you
have received this email in error, please contact the sender using the
contact details given above.

All our Network computers operate virus-scanning but we make no guarantee
that any attachment to this email is free from computer viruses. You are
advised to check all attachments using your own virus-scanning software
before opening or executing them.

All written communications sent by and to Eastbourne Borough Council are
subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore be
aware that this email or the information contained in it may be disclosed
without notice to a third party making a request for information about the
subject matter of this email.

 

 

References

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1. mailto:[email address]
2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/
5. http://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/

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