Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough 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

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Samantha Davey
 
 
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
 
Your reference is FS-Case-56586010
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Jason Flannagan, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Samantha Davey,

 

In response to your freedom of information request I have answered each of
your points below

 

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? 39

b) How many of these fines were paid and/or how many fines remain unpaid?
3

c) How many challenges have been made against payment of fines?
Information not available

d) How many litter abatement notices were issued under the EPA s92? 0

e) How many street litter control notices were issued under EPA ss93-94? 0

f) How many litter clearance notices were issued under the EPA s92A? 0

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? 0

b) Under the ASBCPA, s67 how many individuals have failed to comply with
the order? N/A

c) How many fixed penalty notices were issued for PSPOs under the ASBCPA,
s68? N/A

d) Under the ASBCPA, s61 how many further various have been made to orders
in effect? N/A

e) Under the ASBCPA, s66 how many times has the validity of the orders
been challenged? N/A

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? 0

b) Under the ASBCPA s43 how many Community Protection Notices have been
issued? 0

c) Under the ASBCPA, s52 how many fixed penalty notices have been issued?
0

Under the ASBCPA, s48 how many individuals have committed the offence of
failing to comply with the order? 0

d) Under the ASBCPA, s46 how many appeals have there been against the
CPNs? N/A

e) How many fines remain unpaid? N/A

 

I hope this fulfils your request but if you are dissatisfied with the
handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of
the date of receipt of the response to your request and should be
addressed to;

 

            Information management Unit

            Oldbury Council House

            Oldbury

West Midlands

B69 3DE

 

E-mail  - [1][Sandwell Council request email]

 

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The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

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Please remember to quote your reference number above in any future
communications. If I can be of any more help please don’t hesitate to
contact me on the number below.

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Jason Flannagan

CCTV and ASB Operations Manager

Community Safety and Resilience Team

T:  0121 569 5043

 

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Dear Jason Flannagan,

Thank you for your reply. I was just wondering if you could tell me how many FPNs were issues for littering and how many of these fines were unpaid in the last year alone?

Many thanks,

Samantha Davey

Jason Flannagan, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Hi Samantha - sorry for the delay, response to your follow on question below.

10 issued for littering , all paid.

Kind regards,

Jason Flannagan
CCTV and ASB Operations Manager
Community Safety and Resilience Team
T:  0121 569 5043

Sandwell Council...working for you

Sandwell Council
Direct 2 Industrial Estate
Roway Lane
Oldbury
B69 3ES

www.sandwell.gov.uk

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