Littering and Fly-tipping

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Dear Dover District Council,

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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

DDC FreedomOfInformation, Dover District Council

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Dear Ms Blacow

 

Thank you for your request for information about Littering and
Fly-tipping.   Your request was received on 16 April 2021 and we are
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or
Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as appropriate. We will
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Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16
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Tel: 01304 872312
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [1][email address]
Web:  [2]http://dover.gov.uk
 
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DDC FreedomOfInformation, Dover District Council

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Dear Ms Blacow

 

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by this
Authority received on 16 April 2021 and to confirm that we have completed
the search for the information that you requested.  The information you
have sought is set out below.

 

Littering:

 

 1. What is the fine cost of a littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?

 

£75.00

 

 2. How many FPNs did you issue for littering?

 

April 2016 to March 2017 84
April 2017 to March 2018 1796
April 2018 to March 2019 855
April 2019 to March 2020 1953
April 2020 to March 2021 10

 

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

 

April 2016 to March 2017 72
April 2017 to March 2018 1414
April 2018 to March 2019 685
April 2019 to March 2020 1494
April 2020 to March 2021 8

 

 4. How many council complaints have you had for littering?

 

April 2016 to March 2017 102
April 2017 to March 2018 135
April 2018 to March 2019 183
April 2019 to March 2020 150
April 2020 to March 2021 231

 

 5. How many employees do you have that litter pick and how has this
number changed over the last 5 years?

 

The Council does not hold this information as it does not directly employ
people to pick litter.  This service is undertaken as part of the waste
contract with a contractor.  The number of staff employed by them to
undertake this work is not set or determined by the Council.

 

 6. How many journalist inquiries regarding litter picking have you
received over the last 5 years?

 

The Council does not hold this information as it is not recorded or
documented.

 

 7. How many staff members were furloughed during 2020 and 2021?

 

Zero.

 

Fly-tipping:

 

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

 

£400.00

 

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

 

April 2016 to March 2017 7
April 2017 to March 2018 10
April 2018 to March 2019 4
April 2019 to March 2020 3
April 2020 to March 2021 16

 

 3. How much money was collected from FPNs for Fly-tipping each year for
the last 5 years?

 

Figure below is the number of fly tips paid:

April 2016 to March 2017 6 (£2.400)
April 2017 to March 2018 3 (£1,200)
April 2018 to March 2019 3 (£1,200)
April 2019 to March 2020 1 (£400)
April 2020 to March 2021 10 (4,000)

 

 4. How many reports/complaints on fly-tipping did you receive for the
above time frame?

 

April 2016 to March 2017 1100
April 2017 to March 2018 1077
April 2018 to March 2019 948
April 2019 to March 2020 942
April 2020 to March 2021 1514

 

 5. What is the cost to the council to rectify fly-tipping offences?

 

April 2016 to March 2017 £66,970
April 2017 to March 2018 £57,524
April 2018 to March 2019 £46,931
April 2019 to March 2020 £32,472
April 2020 to March 2021 £51,503

 

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Regards

 

Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16
    3PJ
 Tel: 01304 872312
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [2][email address]
Web:  [3]http://dover.gov.uk
 
P Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

  [4][IMG]

Dover District Council is a data controller under GDPR, your attention is
drawn to our [5]Corporate Privacy Notice. This explains how we will use
and share your personal information and protect your privacy and rights.

 

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