Flytipping cases in Levenshulme

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Dear Manchester City Council,

I live in Levenshulme and it feels like flytipping is getting worse. Do you collect information on this by ward?
If so I'd like to know how many reports of flytipping there were in Levenshulme in 2018. For comparison it would be good to know the numbers for the previous years too, say, going back to 2015.

Also, i'd like to know how many prosecutions there have been each year since 2015.

Yours faithfully,

James Graham

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Graham
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: GAN/B93JKY
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 4 February 2019.
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Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][Manchester City Council request email]
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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Graham

Further to your request for information relating to fly-tipping in
Levenshulme since 2015.

In order for the Council to progress your request, please can you confirm
we have interpreted your request correctly?

The ward boundaries for Levenshulme changed following a boundary review in
2018. The Council holds relevant data on the current ward boundary which
you have request in the first part of your request. In relation to the
second part of your request, for data from 2015 which you have requested
for a comparison, please can you confirm if you wish the Council to provide
you with fly-tipping reports made within the former ward boundary of
Levenshsulme?

Yours sincerely

Cath Cryer
Complaints and Information Compliance Officer
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532, Town Hall
Manchester, M60 2LA

[email address]

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Dear Manchester City Council,
Thanks for getting back to me so promptly. I appreciate the ward boundary changes will make a direct comparison tricky but it would still be good to have the info back to 2015 to give some indication.

Yours faithfully,

james graham

Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Graham

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 4th February 2019.  The Council has considered
the information requested and is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR).  Your request for information has therefore been
considered under the provisions of the EIR.

The detail of your request and the Council’s response is provided below.
I live in Levenshulme and it feels like flytipping is getting worse. Do you
collect information on this by ward?
If so I'd like to know how many reports of flytipping there were in
Levenshulme in 2018. For comparison it would be good to know the numbers
for the previous years too, say, going back to 2015.

Flytipping in Levenshulme 2015 – 2018

|---------------+------------+------------+------------+------------|
| |2015 |2016 |2017 |2018* |
|---------------+------------+------------+------------+------------|
|Levenshulme |872 |1268 |1001 |1281 |
|---------------+------------+------------+------------+------------|

*Ward boundaries changed during 2018 so areas formally in Gorton South are
now in Levenshulme

Also, i'd like to know how many prosecutions there have been each
year since 2015.

The number of prosecutions for fly-tipping and associated waste offences in
Levenshulme for the requested periods were as follows

|-------------+----------------|
|Year |Prosecutions |
|-------------+----------------|
|2015 |1 |
|-------------+----------------|
|2016 |7 |
|-------------+----------------|
|2017 |11 |
|-------------+----------------|
|2018 |5 |
|-------------+----------------|

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you should
contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO Box 532,
Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[MCC request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be downloaded
from
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
www.ico.org.uk

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Angela Whitehead
Compliance and Enforcement Lead
The Neighbourhoods Service
Neighbourhoods Directorate

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