Littering and Dog Fouling Fixed Penalty Notices

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Dear City of London Corporation,

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

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Brady,
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
 
The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for
information of 12 January 2019.
 
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Information Officer
Comptroller & City Solicitor’s Department
City of London
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DBE - Information, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Brady,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Following your request for information of 12 January 2019, and our
acknowledgement of 14 January 2019, the City of London (CoL) responds as
follows.

 

Please note, the FOIA only applies to the CoL as a local authority, police
authority and port health authority. The CoL is the local and police
authority for the “Square Mile”, i.e. the historic City of London, and not
for London as a whole. Please see the following link to a map on the CoL's
website, which shows the area covered:

[1]https://www.mapping.cityoflondon.gov.uk/...

 

 1. Department of the Built Environment - Street Environment Team.

 

 2. No.

 

 3. N/A

 

 4. £80

 

 5. The Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) will be discounted to £50 if paid
within 10 days.

 

 6. 135

 

 7. 49

 

 8. 1

 

 9. 31

 

10. Please see our response at question 1.

 

11. No.

 

12. N/A

 

13. Dog fouling is not a littering offence, and is therefore not dealt
with under s87/88 Environmental Protection Act 1990. If dog fouling is
an issue that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of
those in the locality then the CoL could issue a Public Space
Protection Order (PSPO) pursuant to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime
and Policing Act 2014, section 59.  If someone breaches the PSPO they
are then liable to FPN or prosecution.

In the Square Mile we do not have an issue with dog fouling so have not
had cause to issue a PSPO. 

 

14. 0 (zero)

 

15. 0 (zero)

 

16. 0 (zero)

 

17. No.

 

18. N/A

 

19. N/A

 

20. Please note, we have deemed ‘parks’ to pertain to publicly accessible
open spaces.

The City of London Open Spaces Audit listed 25.35 hectares of publicly
accessible open space within the Square Mile as of year-end 2017/18. This
is projected to increase to 26.55 hectares by year end 18/19. Further
information on how this breaks down is available at:

[2]https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services...

 

21. N/A

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Performance & Standards Team

Department of the Built Environment

Phone      020 7606 3030

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