Number of flytipping offences in Dundee between 2010 and 2018

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Jonathan Rainey

Dear Dundee City Council,

I write this letter under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information on flytipping:

1. How many flytipping incidents in the county that your authority controls were reported to Dundee City Council, Police Scotland (including then Tayside Police) and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency between 2010 and 2018?
2. How many flytipping cases were dropped between 2010 and 2018 because the evidence was found to be tampered with? Also, how many were dropped due to fears of reprisals from the reported offender(s)? How many were also dropped due to lack of evidence?
3. Can the citizens of the Dundee area set up their own covert surveillance cameras to capture flytippers in the act themselves? If so, apart from Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (especially regarding section 2 on privacy being exempt in the interest of preventing crime and disorder) what exact laws need to be taken into consideration which includes regards to the Information Commissioner’s Office? If high-quality footage of an offence was successfully captured, can the footage be used in court?
4. What is the Litter Control Strategy that Dundee City Council has to abide by when investigating flytipping cases along with dog fouling and littering cases?

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Rainey

DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

I acknowledge receipt and your request which has now been registered under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Please quote Reference 20190509001 in any correspondence.

Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thankyou for your information request reference: 20190509001
Please find response Document(s) attached to this email.

Relevant contact details are provided in the response document(s).
Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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Jonathan Rainey

Dear Dundee City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Dundee City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Number of flytipping offences in Dundee between 2010 and 2018'.

Can you please clarify things through the following questions:

1. In response to questions 1 and 2 in the previous FOI, how many of the reported flytipping offences resulted in a conviction?
2. In response to your answer to Question 3 of the previous FOI, since the Greenspace Department of West Dunbartonshire Council were able to answer question 3 with no problems in a similar FOI request on whatdotheyknow.com in late 2018. It was not answered in the proper context of acknowledging section 2 of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and sources of the code of conduct on surveillance from the Information Commissioner’s Office. Since your authority is in charge of upholding the law to tackle dog fouling, flytipping and littering, can you confirm if the citizens of the Dundee City Council area, if they are concerned about the Council not being able to install covert as well as overt cameras to catch dog foulers, flytippers and litter louts due to lack of resources from austerity cuts made by the British Government, will be able to install covert cameras in both private and public areas themselves to catch dog foulers, flytippers and litter louts in the act? Would the recorded footage be used in court against the offender(s)? What laws would the public need to take into consideration when using the cameras?
3. If your authority does not have a Litter Control Strategy, what is the standard procedure when dealing with dog foulers, flytippers and litter louts from catching them in the act to gathering evidence and taking them to court?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

A response from higher up the chain of command in Dundee City Council will hopefully also be considered upon releasing the response.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Rainey

Jonathan Rainey

Dear DCC FOISA System,

To add on a question as part of the internal review request, does Dundee City Council abide by the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018 (COPLAR) as well as Dog Fouling Act 2003?

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Rainey

Dundee City Council

Dear Sir
In regards to your email below, the review process only covers
questions which were in your original request and our response.
However I will now process this question as a new request.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
E: [1][Dundee City Council request email]
[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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To: "DCC FOISA System" <[4][email address]>
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Date: 22/05/2019 08:27PM
Subject: Re: Dundee City Council: Response to Information Request Ref:
20190509001.

Dear DCC FOISA System,

To add on a question as part of the internal review request, does Dundee
City Council abide by the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland)
2018 (COPLAR) as well as Dog Fouling Act 2003?

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Rainey

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Dundee City Council

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Dear Mr Rainey

Please see attached in respect of the above.
Yours sincerely

David R Martin

Chief Executive

Dundee City Council

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