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Dear Oxford City Council,

Could you please supply me with the following information for
financial years (by year, where possible) from 2008 to present:

1. The number of litter-related incidents reported or recorded

2. The number (and total value) of fines issued in respect of
litter

3. The number (and total value) of fines paid in respect of litter

4. The number of cases taken to court and how many of these were
successful

5. The cost of pursuing litter-related incidents

6. The current policy on tackling litter (reporting, enforcement,
etc)

7. The number of dog fouling incidents reported or recorded

8. The number of fines issued in respect of dog fouling

9. The total value of fines issued in respect of dog fouling

10. The number of fines paid in respect of dog fouling

11. The value of fines paid in respect of dog fouling

12. The current policy on tackling dog fouling (reporting,
enforcement, etc)

Yours faithfully,

Lee Connor

Oxford City Council

Good morning

Thank you for your FOI request, which was received on 14th October 2013. You will be sent a response within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of Information Act.

Kind regards

Celia Robinson
Interim PA

On behalf of Mike Newman
Corporate Secretariat Manager
Oxford City Council
St.Aldate’s Chambers, 109-113, St.Aldate’s
OXFORD
OX1 1DS

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Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Connor

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your FOI request of
14th October 2013 as follows :

 

1.    The number of litter-related incidents reported or recorded

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12 |12-13 |13-To date |
|-----------+-----------+----------+----------+----------+---------------|
|56 |358 |323 |239 |365 |152 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

2.    The number (and total value) of fines issued in respect of  litter

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12|12-13|13-To date|
|-----------------+---------------+---------------+-----+-----+----------|
|Information not |Information not|Information not|193 |315 |139 |
|available |available |available | | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

As the Fixed Penalty Notices issued have a reduction in cost for early
payment it is not possible to calculate their value.

 

3. The number (and total value) of fines paid in respect of litter

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12 |12-13 |13-To |
| | | | | |date |
|------------------+---------------+---------------+------+-------+------|
|Information not |Information not|Information not|154 |250 |105 |
|available |available |available | | | |
|------------------+---------------+---------------+------+-------+------|
|  |  |  |£8,945|£13,870|£6,250|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

4. The number of cases taken to court and how many of these were
successful

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11|11-12|12-13|13-To date|
|---------------------+---------------------+-----+-----+-----+----------|
|Information not |Information not |15 |2 |1 |0 |
|available |available | | | | |
|---------------------+---------------------+-----+-----+-----+----------|
|  |  |15 |2 |1 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

5.         The cost of pursuing litter-related incidents

 

            Due to the varied nature of the work that is carried out by
the teams responsible for litter- related incidents, it is not possible to
calculate an accurate cost.

 

6. The current policy on tackling litter (reporting, enforcement, etc)  

 

                   Oxford City Council has a zero tolerance enforcement
policy towards littering. All reports made to the council are
investigated.

 

 

7. The number of dog fouling incidents reported or recorded

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12 |12-13 |13-To date |
|------------------------+--------+--------+--------+-------+------------|
|No information available|6 |75 |109 |91 |40 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

8. The number of fines issued in respect of dog fouling

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12|12-13|13-To date|
|-------------------+--------------+--------------+-----+-----+----------|
|No information |No information|No information|10 | 28 |5 |
|Available |available |available | | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

9. The total value of fines issued in respect of dog fouling

 

As the Fixed Penalty Notices issued have a reduction in cost for early
payment it is not possible to calculate their value.

 

10. The number of fines paid in respect of dog fouling

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12|12-13|13-To date|
|-------------------+--------------+--------------+-----+-----+----------|
|No information |No information|No information|8 | 19 |4 |
|Available |available |available | | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

11. The value of fines paid in respect of dog fouling

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|08-09 |09-10 |10-11 |11-12|12-13 |13-To date|
|------------------+--------------+--------------+-----+------+----------|
|No information |No information|No information|£505 |£1,045|£320 |
|Available |available |available | | | |
| | | | |   |   |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

12. The current policy on tackling dog fouling (reporting,  enforcement,
etc)

           

Oxford City Council has a zero tolerance enforcement policy towards Dog
fouling. All reports made to the council are investigated.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Newman

 

Corporate Secretariat Manager

Oxford City Council

St Aldate’s Chambers

109-113 St Aldate’s

Oxford OX1 1DS

 

 

 

 

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