Litter Statistics

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Dear Walsall 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

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Davey,

 

 

Thank you for your request for information about Litter Statistics, which
was received on 28 July 2017.

 

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InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Samantha Davey,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI0908/17

 

Further to your request for information about Litter Statistics I can tell
you the following:

 

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?

 

825

 

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

 

566 have been paid

140 payment is due

27 have been written off

92 have been referred to the courts

 

c.    How many challenges have been made against payment of fines?

 

17 representations have been made

 

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?

 

1

 

b.    Under the ASBCPA, s67 how many individuals have failed to comply
with the order?

 

9

 

c.    How many fixed penalty notices were issued for PSPOs under the
ASBCPA, s68?

 

0

 

d.    Under the ASBCPA, s61 how many further various have been made to
orders in effect?

 

0

 

e.    Under the ASBCPA, s66 how many times has the validity of the orders
been challenged?

 

0

 

f.     How many of these fines were unpaid?

 

0

 

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

 

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

 

0

 

e.    Under the ASBCPA, s46 how many appeals have there been against the
CPNs?

 

0

 

f.     How many fines remain unpaid?

 

0

 

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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Laurie Andrews

 

 

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Dear InformationRights,

Thank you for responding to my query. I was just wondering, would it be possible to break down figures for FPNs, unpaid fines and court challenges by year? If this information was provided for just last year alone this would be sufficient for our purposes.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Davey