Littering and Dog Fouling Fixed Penalty Notices

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Dear Colchester 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

Info, Colchester Borough Council

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From: G Brady <[FOI #543944 email]>
Sent: 12 January 2019 19:25
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Littering and Dog Fouling Fixed
Penalty Notices
 
Dear Colchester 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

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Dear Colchester Council,

My full name is Gerald Brady.

Could you please process my request.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Brady

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Brady,

 

Thank you for contacting Colchester Borough Council requesting information
regarding Littering and Dog Fouling.

 

Your request has been logged under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2000 with the reference above. An officer is reviewing your request and
will respond accordingly. 

  

You can find advice and guidance about accessing information from public
bodies from the Information Commissioner’s Office
at [1]www.ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/official-information

 

Many thanks,

 

Customer Information 

Colchester Borough Council 

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Andrew D. Williams, Colchester Borough Council

Hello Mr Brady

I am a Zone Manager for Colchester Council and your Freedom of Information
request has been passed to me to reply.

Please see answers in red below to your questions:

1. Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
Environmental / Zones

2. Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering? Most FPN’s
are issued by CBC staff, but a private enforcement company has deployed to
Colchester on 10 occasions with a further 3 planned for the near future.

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

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. No

6. How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2018? 247

7. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were paid? 153 currently

8. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were prosecuted for failing 
to pay the FPN? Currently none, most FPN’s for littering in 2018 were at
the tail end of the year and are still pending

9. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were for smoking-related 
materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars? A
significant amount were issued for smoking related litter but it is only
recorded as littering

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

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. PSPO

14. How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2018? 5

15. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were paid? 4

16. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were prosecuted for 
failing to pay the FPN? None, although one is currently pending

17. Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that
are  dog related? There is a PSPO on the grounds of Colchester Rugby Club
that prohibits dogs from the sports pitches, being off a lead, or the
owner not clearing after their dog

18. What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN? £100

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  21. 
If you have answered yes to questions 2 and 11, could you confirm the 
contract end date? We have 217 parks & gardens over 148 hectares. This
does not include sports grounds, which we have 8 sites over 68 hectares.
The contract end date with Artemis Environmental expires on 31 Mar 19.

 

Many thanks

 

Andrew Williams

 

Andrew D Williams

Zone Manager (Zone 5)

Environment

Colchester Borough Council

Rowan House

33 Sheepen Road

Colchester

CO3 3WG

 

Tel: 07950862979

 

Email: [email address]

 

 

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