Littering and Dog Fouling Fixed Penalty Notices

G Brady made this Freedom of Information request to Lewes District Council as part of a batch sent to 379 authorities

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The request was refused by Lewes District Council.

Dear Lewes District Council,

Could you answer the following questions please?

1. Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
2. Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?
3. If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the name of the private company?
4. What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?
5. Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.
6. How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2018?
7. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were paid?
8. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
9. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?
10. Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing against Dog Fouling?
11. Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?
12. If you answered yes to question 11, could you confirm the name of the private company?
13. What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouking under? e.g. Dog Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.
14. How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2018?
15. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were paid?
16. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN?
17. Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are dog related?
18. What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?
19. Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.
20. How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary
21. If you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the contract end date?

Yours faithfully,

Mr G Brady

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

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Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
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Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Brady,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 12^th January 2019
which has been registered under reference FOI 8357.

 

1. Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?

2. Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?

3. If you answered yes to question 2, could you confirm the name of the
private company?

4. What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?

5. Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long
is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid
within 10 days.

6. How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2018?

7. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were paid?

8. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were prosecuted for failing
to pay the FPN?

9. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were for smoking-related
materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?

10. Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing
against Dog Fouling?

11. Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?

12. If you answered yes to question 11, could you confirm the name of the
private company?

13. What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouking under? e.g. Dog
Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.

14. How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2018?

15. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were paid?

16. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were prosecuted for
failing to pay the FPN?

17. Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are
dog related?

18. What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?

19. Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how
long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if
paid within 10 days.

20. How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary 21.  If
you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the
contract end date?

 

 

As the Council has concerns over the receipt of anonymous and, possibly,
pseudonymous requests, it has decided to tighten procedures and reserves
the right to ask for proof of identity. Therefore I would appreciate it if
you could provide, electronically or otherwise, some proof of your
identity.

 

The usual forms of proof such as passport, drivers licence or a utility
bill are acceptable but other formats will be considered as long as they
demonstrate the genuine identity of the requestor.

 

A request for information must contain the ‘real name’ and address of the
requestor:

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 8(1)(b):

 

In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference to
such a request which—

 

        “…states the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence”

 

I have attached the ICO guidance (Identity or motives of the applicant)
and would draw your attention to the section on page 4.

 

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Governance
Appeals Officer -

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

In the meantime your request has been put on hold until I receive your
reply.  If I do not hear from you within 30 working days of the date of
this email I will assume that you no longer wish to proceed with your
information request, and will take no further action.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

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