Litter Statistics

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Dear Dudley Council,

I would like to request the following information on: 1) Litter under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, 2) Public Space Protection Orders under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and 3) Community Protection Notices under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
1. Data for the last 5 years on the following:
a) Under the EPA s88 how many fixed penalty notices for leaving litter were issued?
b) How many of these fines were paid and/or how many fines remain unpaid?
c) How many challenges have been made against payment of fines?
d) How many litter abatement notices were issued under the EPA s92?
e) How many street litter control notices were issued under EPA ss93-94?
f) How many litter clearance notices were issued under the EPA s92A?
2. Data from the time of commencement of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs):
a) Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014, s59 how many PSPOs have been made?
b) Under the ASBCPA, s67 how many individuals have failed to comply with the order?
c) How many fixed penalty notices were issued for PSPOs under the ASBCPA, s68?
d) Under the ASBCPA, s61 how many further various have been made to orders in effect?
e) Under the ASBCPA, s66 how many times has the validity of the orders been challenged?
f) How many of these fines were unpaid?
3. Data from the time of commencement of Community Protection Notices (CPNs):
a) Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014, s43 how many CPNs have been issued?
b) Under the ASBCPA s43 how many Community Protection Notices have been issued?
c) Under the ASBCPA, s52 how many fixed penalty notices have been issued?
Under the ASBCPA, s48 how many individuals have committed the offence of failing to comply with the order?
d) Under the ASBCPA, s46 how many appeals have there been against the CPNs?
e) How many fines remain unpaid?
If possible, it would be helpful if the data could be broken down by year, parish and type of litter offence (e.g. car litter, etc). If the council does not have the data (mentioned above) which body holds this data?

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Davey

Dudley Triggers, Dudley Council

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Description : Litter Statistics

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RFI 15684 11 August  2017 01384 817851   Sharron Andrews

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samantha Davey
 
 
 
Dear Samantha Davey,
 
Freedom Of Information Act 2000 - Information Request 15684
 
Your request for information received on 28/07/2017 has now been
considered.
 
Your request and our response
 
I would like to request the following information on: 1) Litter under the
Environmental Protection Act 1990, 2) Public Space Protection Orders under
the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and 3) Community
Protection Notices under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act
2014.
1. Data for the last 5 years on the following:
a) Under the EPA s88 how many fixed penalty notices for leaving litter
were issued?
 
 

01/04/2013 01/04/2014 01/04/2015 01/04/2016
01/04/2012-31/03/2013 – -31/03/2015 – –
31/03/2014 31/03/2016 21/03/2017
Litter 82 103 115 73 32
FPN
Litter
from 62 31 17 58 71
vehicle
FPN
Litter
FPN 144 134 132 131 103
total

 
 
b) How many of these fines were paid and/or how many fines remain unpaid?
 

01/04/2012-31/03/2013 01/04/2013 – 01/04/2014 01/04/2015 – 01/04/2016 –
31/03/2014 -31/03/2015 31/03/2016 21/03/2017
113 paid 108 paid 97 paid 90 paid 59 paid

 
c) How many challenges have been made against payment of fines?
 
Information not held.
d) How many litter abatement notices were issued under the EPA s92?
 
Zero
e) How many street litter control notices were issued under EPA ss93-94?
 
Zero
f) How many litter clearance notices were issued under the EPA s92A?
 

01/04/2012-31/03/2013 01/04/2013 – 01/04/2014 01/04/2015 – 01/04/2016 –
31/03/2014 -31/03/2015 31/03/2016 21/03/2017
4 3 - - -

 
Please note: From 2014, legislation changed and litter notices were
replaced with public space protection orders and community protection
notices. This information has been provided to questions 2 & 3
 
2. Data from the time of commencement of Public Space Protection Orders
(PSPOs):
a) Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014,
s59 how many PSPOs have been made?
 
We have 2 PSPO’s in operation
b) Under the ASBCPA, s67 how many individuals have failed to comply with
the order?
 
One breach
c) How many fixed penalty notices were issued for PSPOs under the ASBCPA,
s68?
 
Nil
d) Under the ASBCPA, s61 how many further various have been made to orders
in effect?
 
Nil
e) Under the ASBCPA, s66 how many times has the validity of the orders
been challenged?
Nil
 
f) How many of these fines were unpaid?
 
N/A
3. Data from the time of commencement of Community Protection Notices
(CPNs):
a) Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA) 2014,
s43 how many CPNs have been issued?
 
None
b) Under the ASBCPA s43 how many Community Protection Notices have been
issued?
 
None
c) Under the ASBCPA, s52 how many fixed penalty notices have been issued?
Under the ASBCPA, s48 how many individuals have committed the offence of
failing to comply with the order?
 
None
d) Under the ASBCPA, s46 how many appeals have there been against the
CPNs?
 
None
e) How many fines remain unpaid?
 
None
If possible, it would be helpful if the data could be broken down by year,
parish and type of litter offence (e.g. car litter, etc). If the council
does not have the data (mentioned above) which body holds this data?
 
 
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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you so much for your speedy and detailed response. I have one quick question. Does this mean there haven't been any criminal prosecutions in the last 5 years?

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Davey

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