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Littering and Fly-tipping

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

Could you please answer the following questions with regards to Littering and Fly-tipping in your area - thank you!

Littering:
Please could you provide the requested data per year for the last 5 years (2015- 2020)

1. What is the fine cost of a littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?
2. How many FPNs did you issue for littering?
3. How many FPNs for littering were paid for each year over the last 5 years?
4. How many council complaints have you had for littering?
5. How many employees do you have that litter pick and how has this number changed over the last 5 years?
6. How many journalist inquiries regarding litter picking have you received over the last 5 years?
7. How many staff members were furloughed during 2020 and 2021?

Fly-tipping:
Please could you provide the requested data per year for the last 5 years (2015- 2020)

1. What is the fine cost for a Fly-tipping FPN?
2. How many fly-tipping FPN have you issued for each year over the last 5 years?
3. How much money was collected from FPNs for Fly-tipping each year for the last 5 years?
4. How many reports/complaints on fly-tipping did you receive for the above time frame?
5. What is the cost to the council to rectify fly-tipping offences?

Thank you so much,
Ellen Blacow

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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This will be kept to a minimum wherever possible and the Council will review its position in line with directions from Government and Public Health organisations as and when required.
Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the [Conwy Council request email] email address.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding and patience.
Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai FOI/Regulatory and Housing FOI, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Requester,
 
With regards to your information request below.
 
The council reasonably requires further information in order to identify
and locate the information that you have asked for. I will not be able to
take this matter further without extra information from you. In
particular, it would be useful to know:
 
Littering Q7. How many staff members were furloughed during 2020 and
2021.  Do you mean among all council staff or just those involved in
issuing FPN's?
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
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it is possible that some of the information we hold may be regarded as
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where we are unable to provide such information.
 
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contact us, remembering to quote the above reference number in any future
communications.
 
Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the
[email address] email address
 
Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [1][Conwy Council request email]
 

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Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai FOI/Regulatory and Housing FOI, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Requester
 
The e-mail below was sent to you on 19^th April requesting calcification
on the point highlighted in blue.  I will not be able to take this matter
further without the extra information from you.
 
Please may I have your response so this FOI request can be concluded.
 
Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [1][Conwy Council request email]
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai FOI/Regulatory and Housing FOI
Sent: 19 April 2021 11:48
To: '[FOI #747688 email]'
<[FOI #747688 email]>
Subject: 0033-21 - RE: Freedom of Information request - Littering and
Fly-tipping
 
 
Dear Requester,
 
With regards to your information request below.
 
The council reasonably requires further information in order to identify
and locate the information that you have asked for. I will not be able to
take this matter further without extra information from you. In
particular, it would be useful to know:
 
Littering Q7. How many staff members were furloughed during 2020 and
2021.  Do you mean among all council staff or just those involved in
issuing FPN's?
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
Please note, once the information you have requested has been identified,
it is possible that some of the information we hold may be regarded as
exempt information under the provision of the Act and you will be advised
where we are unable to provide such information.
 
We may also ask that a fee be paid for processing and delivering the
information to you, but we will notify you of any charges as soon as
possible should you wish to your request to proceed.
 
If you have any queries about your request, please do not hesitate to
contact us, remembering to quote the above reference number in any future
communications.
 
Please ensure all email correspondence is sent to the
[2][email address] email address
 
Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [3][Conwy Council request email]
 

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Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai FOI/Regulatory and Housing FOI, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Madam
 
Please find below information in response to your Freedom of Information
request.
 
Could you please answer the following questions with regards to Littering
and Fly-tipping in your area - thank you!
 
Littering:
Please could you provide the requested data per year for the last 5 years
(2015- 2020)
 
1. What is the fine cost of a littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?  £75
 
2. How many FPNs did you issue for littering?
 

Date 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total number of Littering FPN's issued 3698 4049 1401 5 10

 
3. How many FPNs for littering were paid for each year over the last 5
years?
 

Date 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Paid 3388 2802 872 3 8

 
 
4. How many council complaints have you had for littering?
Information not held – Littering complaints are not recorded separately.
 
5. How many employees do you have that litter pick and how has this number
changed over the last 5 years?  
Within the structure, CCBC employs 29 ‘Environmental Operatives’ whose
role may include litter picking duties.
This has been the case for the past 5 years
 
6. How many journalist inquiries regarding litter picking have you
received over the last 5 years?
Information not held
 
7. How many staff members were furloughed during 2020 and 2021?
During 2020 and in 2021 (to the date of this request), No staff members
who issue FPN’s have been furloughed.
 
Fly-tipping:
Please could you provide the requested data per year for the last 5 years
(2015- 2020)
 

 1. What is the fine cost for a Fly-tipping FPN?

Domestic Waste Fly-tipping £400.00
 
2. How many fly-tipping FPN have you issued for each year over the last 5
years?
 

Date 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total number of fly-tipping FPN's issued 0 0 0 9 0

 
3. How much money was collected from FPNs for Fly-tipping each year for
the last 5 years?
 
        2019 - £2,075.00
 
4. How many reports/complaints on fly-tipping did you receive for the
above time frame?
During 2020/21 a total of 2,078 reports of fly tipping were received.
 
5. What is the cost to the council to rectify fly-tipping offences?
Information not held – fly-tipping enforcement costs are not recorded
separately from other enforcement costs.
 
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Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai/ Regulatory & Housing Services   
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy / Conwy County Borough Council
Gwasanaethau Rheoleiddio a Thai FOI/Regulatory and Housing FOI
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