Dear Argyll and Bute 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

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear G Brady

Request for information: Littering & Dog Fouling

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:9604.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2019-02-11
00:00:00.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

Regards

FOI Officer

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personal information will be handled, and your rights under data
protection legislation.

Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Request for information: Littering

Reference: argyllbuteir: 9604

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

Please see below information in fulfilment of your request.

 

 1. £80.
 2. No discount for littering FPNs is offered.
 3. 4.
 4. 0.
 5. 4.
 6. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.
 7. 3.
 8. 1.
 9. £100.
10. Yes, fines are issued at £80. If not paid within 28 days of the date
of issue, the fine increases to £100.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[3]David Signature

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Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

2 Attachments

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Request for information: Littering and Dog Fouling

Reference: argyllbuteir: 9604

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004. Due to an
administrative error, our previous response sent to you on 6^th February
was incomplete. Please accept my apologies for this error.

 

Please see below information in fulfilment of your request.

 

1. Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering?
Response: Amenity Services.

2. Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering? Response:
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)?
Response: £80.

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. Response: No discount for littering FPNs is offered.

6. How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2018? Response: 4.

7. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were paid? Response: 0.

8. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were prosecuted for failing
to pay the FPN? Response: None.

9. How many FPNs issued for Littering in 2018 were for smoking-related
materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars? Response:
4.

10. Could you confirm which department is responsible for enforcing
against Dog Fouling? Response: Amenity Services.

11. Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling? Response:
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 Fouling under? e.g. Dog
Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc. Response: Dog Fouling
(Scotland) Act.

14. How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling in 2018? Response: 3.

15. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were paid? Response: 1.

16. How many FPNs issued for Dog Fouling in 2018 were prosecuted for
failing to pay the FPN? Response: None.

17. Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are
dog related? Response: Yes, Dog Control Notices are issued under the
Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

18. What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN? Response: £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. Response: Yes, fine initially issued at £80. If not
paid within 28 days of date of issue, fine increased to £100.

20. How many Parks do you have within the local authority boundary.
Response: The Council does not hold this information, therefore your
request is refused under Regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs.

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

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[3]David Signature

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