Dear Bedford Borough 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

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Andrea Bechtle, Bedford Borough Council

Dear Mr G Brady

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.13527

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning Fixed
Penalty Notices. Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act,
the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can
confirm that we do hold the information you requested which has been
answered below. 

 

Please find your request and our response below: 

 

 

1.    Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
Community Regulation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

£100.

 

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.

£75 - 14 days.

 

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

3966.

 

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

2810.

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

49.

 

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

3455.

 

10.  Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing
against Dog Fouling?
See answer 1 – 3.

 

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

See answer 1-3.

 

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

See answer 1-3.

 

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

PSPO.

 

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

3.

 

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

2.

 

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

0.

 

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

Dog on lead by direction.

Dog in an excluded area.

Dog off a lead in a designated area.

 

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

£75.

 

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.

No.

 

20.  How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary
Designated parks.

 

21.  If you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the
contract end date?

Jan 2020 with option of extension

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
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the Council's Internal Review Procedure.  Pursuant to Section 17 (7) of
the Act the procedure provided by the Council for dealing with complaints
about the determination of this request for information is the Council’s
FOI Complaints Procedure, a copy of which can be obtained on request or is
set out at:

[1]http://www.bedford.gov.uk/council_and_de...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment

Bedford Borough Council

Room 336, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK429AP

(01234) 718243 (ext 47243)
‘Bedford Borough Council - Working with our partners to make the borough a
better place to live, work and visit.’

 

 

 

 

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Andrea Bechtle, Bedford Borough Council

Dear Mr G Brady

 

Following my previous email sent today at 12:14, please see below updated
response to question 20.

 

Kind regards

Andrea

 

Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment

Bedford Borough Council

Room 336, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK429AP

(01234) 718243 (ext 47243)
‘Bedford Borough Council - Working with our partners to make the borough a
better place to live, work and visit.’

 

From: Andrea Bechtle
Sent: 08 February 2019 12:14
To: '[FOI #543884 email]'
Cc: Freedom of Information
Subject: FOI 13527
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr G Brady

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.13527

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning Fixed
Penalty Notices. Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act,
the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can
confirm that we do hold the information you requested which has been
answered below. 

 

Please find your request and our response below: 

 

 

1.    Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
Community Regulation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

£100.

 

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.

£75 - 14 days.

 

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

3966.

 

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

2810.

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

49.

 

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

3455.

 

10.  Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing
against Dog Fouling?
See answer 1 – 3.

 

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

See answer 1-3.

 

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

See answer 1-3.

 

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

PSPO.

 

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

3.

 

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

2.

 

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

0.

 

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

Dog on lead by direction.

Dog in an excluded area.

Dog off a lead in a designated area.

 

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

£75.

 

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.

No.

 

20.  How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary
8 designated parks.

 

21.  If you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the
contract end date?

Jan 2020 with option of extension

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder. For
further information regarding Re-use of Public Sector information please
see link below.  If for whatever reason you are unhappy with our response
to your application you are entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction through
the Council's Internal Review Procedure.  Pursuant to Section 17 (7) of
the Act the procedure provided by the Council for dealing with complaints
about the determination of this request for information is the Council’s
FOI Complaints Procedure, a copy of which can be obtained on request or is
set out at:

[1]http://www.bedford.gov.uk/council_and_de...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment

Bedford Borough Council

Room 336, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK429AP

(01234) 718243 (ext 47243)
‘Bedford Borough Council - Working with our partners to make the borough a
better place to live, work and visit.’

 

 

 

 

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