Farm welfare offences

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

I hope you're well.

I am looking for information relating to farm welfare offences for 2019 and 2020. For each offence, I am looking for:

- The name and address
- A brief description of the offence
- The relevant laws or regulations
- The result.

As an example, you can see here that I have gathered the data for 2014 to 2018 here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...

If any information cannot be provided due to data protection, please omit that but include the other details for each one (ie, if names cannot be provided, I would still like a summary of the offence and the other details that can be provided).

Yours faithfully,

Robyn Vinter

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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Subject:Freedom of Information request - Farm welfare offences

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, I hope you're well. I am
looking for information relating to farm welfare offences for 2019 and
2020. For each offence, I am looking for: - The name and address - A brief
description of the offence - The relevant laws or regulations - The
result. As an example, you can see here that I have gathered the data for
2014 to 2018 here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...
EVY/edit#gid=490966577 If any information cannot be provided due to data
protection, please omit that but include the other details for each one
(ie, if names cannot be provided, I would still like a summary of the
offence and the other details that can be provided). Yours faithfully,
Robyn Vinter
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St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Hello Robyn,

 

St Helens is only a semi-rural authority with relatively few farms and
small holdings.

 

For the time period requested I can confirm that no cases were progressed
under animal welfare legislation.

 

Tony Smith

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