Litter & Fly-tipping

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Dear Folkestone & Hythe District 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 on the contractor to comply 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 of 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. 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?

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

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

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Are they all in working order?

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

17. Who is responsible for monitoring the footage and how often is it
reviewed?

18. Has any of the footage been used for prosecutions and if so how many and
when?

19. Can you also confirm how many of the CCTV cameras are capable of night
vision?

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

21. If you only have fixed CCTV cameras, when will you be putting in place
portable ones?

Yours faithfully,

Danny Lucas

Information Governance, Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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Dear Folkestone & Hythe District 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 faithfully,

Danny Lucas

Information Officer Case Management, Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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Dear Danny Lucas,

I am writing in respect of your information access enquiry dated the
3 March 2021. This request has been handled under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. 

Please accept our sincere apologies that your request was not dealt with
within the statutory timeframe and we thank you for your patience in this
matter.  As a local authority much of our focus and resource is currently
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