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Litter and Dog Fouling Figures 2019 (East of England)

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
2. Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?
3. If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the name of the private company?
4. if you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the contract end date?
5. If you answered yes to question 2, could you provide me with a copy of the contract?
6. What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?
7. Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.
8. How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2019?
9. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2019 were paid?
10. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2019 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
11. Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing against Dog Fouling?
12. Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?
13. If you answered yes to question 11, could you confirm the name of the private company?
14. What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouking under? e.g. Dog Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.
15. How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2019?
16. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2019 were paid?
17. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2019 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
18. Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are dog related?
19. What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?
20. Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.

Yours faithfully,

M Mounty

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Dear M Mounty

 

Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 –
Request No.15345

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to littering and dog
fouling, which we received on 3^rd February 2020. Your request has been
considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Please see your request and our response below:

 

1.    Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?

Community Regulation.

2.    Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?
Yes and In-house.

3.    If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the name of the
private company?
Local Authority Support.

4.    If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the contract
end date?
13^th November 2020.

5.    If you answered yes to question 2, could you provide me with a copy
of the contract?
Please see PDF attached.

6.    What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?
£100.

7.    Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how
long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if
paid within 10 days.
£75 if paid within 14 days.

8.    How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2019?
2414.

9.    How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2019 were paid?
1518.

10.  How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2019 were prosecuted for
failing to pay the FPN?
77.

11.  Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing
against Dog Fouling?
Community Regulation.

12.  Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?
Yes and In-house.

13.  If you answered yes to question 11, could you confirm the name of the
private company?
Local Authority Support.

14.  What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouking under? e.g. Dog
Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.
PSPO.

15.  How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2019?
14.

16.  How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2019 were paid?
6.

17.  How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2019 were prosecuted for
failing to pay the FPN?
0.

18.  Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that
are dog related?
Yes.

19.  What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?
£75.

20.  Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how
long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if
paid within 10 days.
No.

 

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Andrea Bechtle

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