Motivation for a Public Spaces Protection Order which includes prohibiting sleeping in vehicles overnight

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Dear Rother District Council,

The answer to question 05/18 at http://www.rother.gov.uk/article/13026/Q... makes reference to "prohibiting sleeping in vehicles overnight". The answer goes on to state that motivation for such a prohibition is "The decision to include overnight stays in camper vans in the consultation was taken in response to concerns raised by residents about the resultant disturbance and effect on the area."

Could you supply me with the number of complaints received that led to this response to concerns raised by residents, and for each complaint:

1. the time and date of complaint or if a time is not available, only the date.

2. The precise wording of the complaint.

3. The means by which you received the complaint, if this is recorded.

4. The whereabouts of the vehicle concerned (if not in anwer 2).

5. If there was any public disorder that your employees or the police recorded in connection with the complaint, and if so the nature of the public disorder complaint and if it led to a public disorder related conviction.

6. If there was no public disorder associated with the complaint, please be specific as to the investigation performed at the time of the complaint, and the nature of "the resultant disturbance and effect on the area" mentioned in the answer to question 05/18. If no investigation was performed, please record this as "No investigation performed".

Further it is possible that multiple complaints were made by a single individual.
Please supply anonymised data which shows, of the total number of complaints, a breakdown of complaints by anonymised individual e.g.
Complainant A: 1 complaint
Complainant B: 3 complaints

Yours faithfully,

Mark Feedly

foi, Rother District Council

Dear Mr Feedly

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request received on 16 April 2018 relating to information about PSPO including prohibiting sleeping in vehicles overnight. We aim to respond to your request for information within 20 working days, in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information Manager

Rother District Council
Town Hall
Bexhill on Sea TN39 3JX

T: 01424 787000
E: [Rother District Council request email]
W: www.rother.gov.uk

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Gareth Rees left an annotation ()

The authority notified WhatDoTheyKnow in September 2018 of an inadvertent data breach.

We've now been able to make a redacted response available, which I've pasted below, with a link to the redacted attachments.

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With reference to your request received on 16 April 2018 about PSPO
including prohibiting sleeping in vehicles overnight,

Could you supply me with the number of complaints received that led to
this response to concerns raised by residents, and for each complaint:

1. the time and date of complaint or if a time is not available, only the
date - attached

2. The precise wording of the complaint. - attached

3. The means by which you received the complaint, if this is recorded. -
attached

4. The whereabouts of the vehicle concerned (if not in anwer 2). East
Parade and West Parade, Bexhill, Normans Bay

We have 37 records of informal complaints recorded regarding the parking
of camper vans in Bexhill, no formal complaints were received. A
spreadsheet is attached listing the complaints received. Personal
information has been redacted under S.40 of the Act.

The full results of the public consultation are attached.

The report and Minutes to Cabinet on 2^nd October 2017 are attached.

The matter was subsequently discussed at Cabinet on 9 April 2018 and the
report and minutes can be found on the following link
[1] http://www.rother.gov.uk/article/13084/M...

5. If there was any public disorder that your employees or the police
recorded in connection with the complaint, and if so the nature of the
public disorder complaint and if it led to a public disorder related
conviction - None

6. If there was no public disorder associated with the complaint, please
be specific as to the investigation performed at the time of the
complaint, and the nature of "the resultant disturbance and effect on the
area" mentioned in the answer to question 05/18. If no investigation was
performed, please record this as "No investigation performed" – N/A

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of the request please contact us
within 60 calendar days of this response, if you wish to request an
internal review. If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the
internal review you have the right to make a complaint to the Information
Commissioner. Their details are:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel. 01625 545700
[2]www.ico.org.uk

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intended for your personal use. If it is your intention to re-use the
information for commercial gain, you will need to apply to the Council for
a license to re-use it, under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2005.

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