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Dear Bexley Borough Council,

1. Is the council a Duty Body and does it have a Statutory Duty to fulfil in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 & Litter Code of Practice?

2. Does the council manage litter picking and fly tipping in-house or has a third party contractor been appointed?

3. Is the latter, who is the contractor and when and for how long have they been appointed?

4. Does the contract reflect and impose responsibility with penalties for failure or lack of performance on the contractor and does the contract clearly set out the need for the work to "back to back" with the council’s Statutory Duty?

5. What is the total number of litter-pickers in place?

6. How many financial penalties and to what value have been imposed on the contractor for the last year for not meeting standards or failing to carry out their work?

7. What is the annual cost of litter-picking for the last 3 years?

8. Does the council directly employ enforcement officers for issuing fines and carrying out prosecutions with regards to littering and fly-tipping offences or has this been outsourced?

9. How many enforcement officers are in place?

10. What is the annual total annual cost to the council per year for the enforcement officers?

11. How many fines have been issued over the last 3 years and to what value for:

FPNs for littering?
FPNs for Fly-Tipping?
Successful prosecutions for Fly-Tipping?

12. How many fly-tips have been recorded in the last 3 years

13. What is the cost to the council per year for clearing these fly-tips?

14. If no costs are recorded please provide costs using national standard cost estimates from the “Waste Data Flow” system that you are legally obliged to use to record all fly-tips.

15. How many fixed or portable CCTV cameras are owned by the council or via an appointed 3rd party for the purposes of fly-tipping prosecutions.

16. Are they all in working order?

17. Are they subject to a service / maintenance contract?

18. Who is responsible for monitoring the footage and how often is it

reviewed?

19. Has any of the footage been used for prosecutions and if so how many and

when?

20. Can you also confirm how many of the CCTV cameras are capable of night

vision?

21. If you have no CCTV cameras, when will you be putting these in place?

22. If you only have fixed CCTV cameras, when will you be putting in place

Yours faithfully,

Danny Lucas

Bexley Council, Bexley Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 9918404

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Dear Mr Lucas
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 March
2021 concerning:

1. Is the council a Duty Body and does it have a Statutory Duty to fulfil
in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 & Litter Code of
Practice?
2. Does the council manage litter picking and fly tipping in-house or has
a third party contractor been appointed?
3. Is the latter, who is the contractor and when and for how long have
they been appointed?
4. Does the contract reflect and impose responsibility with penalties for
failure or lack of performance on the contractor and does the contract
clearly set out the need for the work to "back to back" with the council's
Statutory Duty?
5. What is the total number of litter-pickers in place?
6. How many financial penalties and to what value have been imposed on the
contractor for the last year for not meeting standards or failing to carry
out their work?
7. What is the annual cost of litter-picking for the last 3 years?
8. Does the council directly employ enforcement officers for issuing fines
and carrying out prosecutions with regards to littering and fly-tipping
offences or has this been outsourced?
9. How many enforcement officers are in place?
10. What is the annual total annual cost to the council per year for the
enforcement officers?
11. How many fines have been issued over the last 3 years and to what
value for:
FPNs for littering?
FPNs for Fly-Tipping?
Successful prosecutions for Fly-Tipping?
12. How many fly-tips have been recorded in the last 3 years
13. What is the cost to the council per year for clearing these fly-tips?
14. If no costs are recorded please provide costs using national standard
cost estimates from the 'Waste Data Flow' system that you are legally
obliged to use to record all fly-tips.
15. How many fixed or portable CCTV cameras are owned by the council or
via an appointed 3rd party for the purposes of fly-tipping prosecutions.
16. Are they all in working order?
17. Are they subject to a service / maintenance contract?
18. Who is responsible for monitoring the footage and how often is it
reviewed?
19. Has any of the footage been used for prosecutions and if so how many
and
when?
20. Can you also confirm how many of the CCTV cameras are capable of night
vision?
21. If you have no CCTV cameras, when will you be putting these in place?
22. If you only have fixed CCTV cameras, when will you be putting in place
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 14 April 2021 (which is 20 working
days beginning on the first working day after the date we received your
request).
 
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will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
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of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
 
Regards,

Annmarie Carroll
Complaints and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 3923
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk

Dear Bexley Council,

By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 13 April 2021.

Can you please provide the requested information by return.

Yours sincerely,

Danny Lucas

Freedom of Information, Bexley Borough Council

Good afternoon Mr Lucas,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with the response to your request. I have alerted the Service Manager and trust that he will be responding to you as quickly as possible.

Kind regards,

Hazel Watson
Complaints & FOI Officer

London Borough of Bexley
Civic Offices
2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT
Tel: 020 3045 3411
Email: [email address]

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Information request
Our reference: 9918404

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Dear ‎Mr Lucas‏
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 15 March 2021.
 
 Please find attached our response to your request.
  

Regards,

Lorraine Hand
Complaints and Freedom of Information Officer
London Borough of Bexley , Civic Offices , 2 Watling Street , Bexleyheath
, Kent , DA6 7AT
Tel: 0203 045 3855
Email: [email address]
www.bexley.gov.uk

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