Highways England Litter communications 2

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Peter Silverman

Dear Department for Transport,

Please refer to the DfT communication to me reference F0014726 which was attached to your communication of 4th May which can be seen here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

On the third page it states in an extract from a communication of 23rd February:

The hot spots will continue to be regularly monitored to ensure continued compliance with Defras Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse. This compliance is a requirement of our maintenance contracts and weekly meetings are being held with Mel’s team and the regions to regularly monitor progress ….

Page 4 gives the dates of the last litter picks as at the time of the communication i.e. 4th May.

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In respect to the South East Region hotspots please provide me with copies of the following documents created subsequent to the March clean-up dates (please only redact where absolutely necessary) :

1. Monitoring reports for each of the 6 hotspots. If it is not clear from the document please state who carried out the inspections i.e. HE or their contractor.
2. Minutes of the weekly meetings referred to.

On page 5 it states in reference to HE’s litter strategy at a meeting of 27th February:

An action point was recorded: JO to provide JH with note outlining what is being done to ameliorate HE’ approach/ strategy.

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3. Please provide me with a copy of the note referred to.

On page 6 it states:

Highways England’s response to the code of practice on litter is represented by the policies in their litter strategy and the DfT monitors their overall implementation of that.

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4. Please provide me with copies of the most recent 4 documents which record the monitoring of this overall implementation
5. Please provide me with copies of any documents dated within the last 6 months which make reference to this monitoring and/or the standard of performance being achieved.

Please get back to me if any of these requests prove to be overly burdensome with suggestions as to how I might amend them to lighted the burden for you and I will consider doing so.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Department for Transport

Dear Mr Silverman,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0014828.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
Information & Security Division
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Ashdown House
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East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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RIS Correspondence, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Silverman


Please see attached the Department for Transport’s reply to your EIR


I hope this information is useful.


Road Investment Strategy Division.

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