Hull Nuisance Complaints

Russ Hunter made this Freedom of Information request to Hull City Council

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Dear Hull City Council,

I would like to request information on the number of complaints received (and abatement notices issued, if applicable) by the council within these time periods:
1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

for the following three points:
- Noise complaints (if possible to be further broken down by totals each reason, such as dogs barking, loud music, or equivalent).
- Boundary disputes
- Accumulation of rubbish/waste

I’d kindly request to receive the data in excel or .csv format.

Yours faithfully,

Russ Hunter

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Information Governance Team
Town Clerk's Service
Hull City Council
The Guildhall


Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Dear Mr Hunter


Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 002114/19


With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 11 October
2019, please find our response attached.




We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact


Although information supplied in response to your request may be in
Microsoft Excel format please feel free to contact us should you wish the
information to be supplied in an alternative more readable/reusable format



Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [1][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.


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may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.


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Yours sincerely





Information Governance Team

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

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