Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

Can you please advise me:

1. How many fines you have issued by type for each year from 2014/15?
2. how many by year have been paid?
3. How many staff does the Council use to carry out environmental enforcement?

Yours faithfully,

O.Dove

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 408570

We sincerely apologise for the delay in acknowledging your request. We have recently undergone a restructure and as a result, are experiencing some delays with regard to our information requests.

Thank you for your recent request. Your request is being considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, subject to the application of any
exemptions/exceptions. Where consideration is being given to exemptions/exceptions, the 20 working day timescale may be extended to a period considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of your request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a revised time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to deal with your request at the earliest opportunity.

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Kind Regards,

Corporate Complaints and Casework Team

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Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - 408570

Thank you for your recent request for information. This is to inform you that we are unable to answer your request based on the details you have provided. To assist us in proceeding with your request, please could you provide us with further information.

Can you please specify what area of environmental enforcement you are referring to? In addition to this, can you specify what type of fines you are requesting?

After receiving clarification from you, your request will be acknowledged and considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, subject to the application of any statutory exemptions.

Many thanks and kind regards

Anthony McKay
Corporate Information Team

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Dear Foi, Customer,

Thank you for your clarification request. This is in regard to the number of litter, dog fouling and flytipping FPNs issued.

Yours sincerely,

O.Dove

Dear Foi, Customer,

I would like to remind the Council that this request is now legally overdue. Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

O.Dove

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Dove,

Thank you for your email.

We are currently waiting for some information to be able to respond to your request. We apologise for the delay you have therefore experienced and any inconvenience caused. Please be assured we have prioritised your request and will get the response prepared as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Corporate Complaints and Casework Team

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Fowler, Joel, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Freedom of Information request: 408570.

 

Thank you for your request for information held by London Borough of
Lewisham, copied below for ease-

 

1.    How many fines you have issued by type for each year from 2014/15?

2.    How many by year have been paid?

3.    How many staff does the Council use to carry out environmental
enforcement?

 

We can respond to your request for information as follows.

 

1.    How many fines you have issued by type for each year from 2014/15?

2014/15           Waste Deposit – 0 (came into force June 2016)

                        Litter – 99

                        Waste Documents – 266

                        Dog Offences – 1

 

2015/16           Waste Deposit – 0

                        Litter – 184

                        Waste Documents – 264

                        Dog Offences – 14

 

2016/17           Waste Deposit – 45

                        Litter – 44

                        Waste Documents – 92

                        Dog Offences – 0

 

2017/18           Waste Deposit – 7 (to date)

                        Litter – 12 (to date)

                        Waste Documents – 10 (to date)

                        Dog Offences – 0 (to date)

 

2.    How many by year have been paid?

Total FPNS Paid         14/15 – 281

                                    15/16 – 355

                                    16/17 – 128

                                    17/18 – 21 (to date)

 

3.    How many staff does the Council use to carry out environmental
enforcement?

There are currently four Enforcement Officers and two vacant posts.

 

We hope you will find the above information helpful.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication,
requires the permission of the copyright holder. You may apply for
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You have a right of appeal against this response. If you wish to appeal
you must do so in writing to the Corporate Information Manager at the
following address:

 

Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team

London Borough of Lewisham

1st Flr, Town Hall Chambers

Rushey Green

Catford

London, SE6 4RY

 

This must be requested within 40 working days of the date of this
response.

If you remain dissatisfied after receiving this decision, you then also
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your reasons to the regulating body, the Information Commissioner's
Office.

Contact details: [1]http://www.ico.gov.uk/ or 0303 123 1113 or

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joel Fowler

Senior Customer Resolutions Officer

Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team.

 

London Borough of Lewisham

Address 5^th Floor Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU.

Phone 020 8314 6097

Email  [2][email address]

 

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