Dear Stockton on Tees 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

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear G Brady

 

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Dear G Brady

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 4573/1819

Thank you for your correspondence received on 14 January 2019. In response
to your request I can now provide the following information. 

1. Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?

The Civic Enforcement Service

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

No

 

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

N/A

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

£130.00

 

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.

The FPN will be discounted to £90 if paid within 14 days.

 

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

92

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

68

 

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

13

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

Information not recorded in this format.

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

The Civic Enforcement Service and Animal Welfare services within
Environmental Health.

 

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

No

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

N/A

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

Dog Fouling of Land Act

 

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

4

 

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

1

 

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

3   

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

No

 

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

£50.00

 

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 discounted rate available for Dog Fouling FPN’s.

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

24

 

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

N/A

 

  

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instance.

 

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The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah McLaren

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

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