Penalty Charge Notice - litter from vehicles - S61 of London Local Authorities Acts 2007

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Peter Silverman

Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

Please refer to my request on the same subject of 19th June 2105 at
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Can you please update the information to include the full year 2015/16 and the current year to date.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Dear Peter Silverman,

Please send a written request and the council will respond to the request
accordingly.

Regards,

FOI/DPA Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

A request by e-mail is a written request and therefore a valid one for the purposes of the FOIA

I would like your reply to be by the same means.

Please let me know within the next week how and if you intend to respond to this communication

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Good Morning,

 

Could you confirm that below is the request that you would like to make?

 

BACKGROUND

 

Please refer to this extract from the minutes of the Communities & Local
Government Select Committee inquiry into litter – 25th Nov 2014

 

Q87 Simon Danczuk: Mr Morley, how often do you use the powers that London
authorities have to issue penalty-charge notices to owners of vehicles
that have thrown litter out? It is a bit different in London.

 

Shaun Morley, Head of Waste Management, London Borough of Wandsworth: Yes.
Obviously, we have the benefit of the London Local Authorities Act and, as
was mentioned by previous colleagues, we have piloted that. It has been
quite successful, in that we have used it to good effect. The enforcement
guys have been very successful at it. They have got to understand the
likely candidates who are going to throw something out of the window.

 

Simon Danczuk: They know what they look like.

 

Shaun Morley, : They have a pattern. What we have found is that the
legislation has not been in place properly for us to take it to its full
conclusion. Because it is through PATAS—the Parking and Traffic Appeals
Service—and it is a penalty-charge notice, there is a cycle of appeal,
etc. and at the end of it, it is not in place. Yes, we have been quite
successful and we have a payment rate of about 60%, but if we have to go
to the next stage that mechanism is not in place to take it to its final
conclusion.

 

Simon Danczuk: So some improvements are needed and, as a Committee, we
need to learn what they are and make recommendations.

 

INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Please supply the following information separately for 2012/13, 2013/14,
2014/15 and the year to date in respect to Penalty Charge Notices issued
to the owners of vehicles out of which litter was seen to be thrown in the
LB of Wandworth.

 

1. The number issued

2. The number subsequently paid unchallenged

3. The number subsequently challenged by the vehicle owner

4. The number of challenges subsequently rejected

5. The number subsequently paid without appeal after rejection of the
challenge

6. The number of appeals subsequently made after rejection

7. The number of decisions subsequently made by PATAS in favour of the
council

8.The number of decisions subsequently made by PATAS in favour of the
vehicle owner.

 

NB the figures should show the outcomes for the PCNs issued in a given
year even if those outcomes occurred in a subsequent year.

 

FOI team

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

You write "Could you confirm that below is the request that you would like to make?"

However I have already made a request. It was made on 9th March. It requires no clarification. It is now overdue.

If you cannot provide the information within the next 7 days please treat this communication as a request for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/14822 - PCN's

 

I refer to your request for information received on 27/04/2017.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

Please supply the following information for 2015/16  and the current year
to date in respect to Penalty Charge Notices issued to the owners of
vehicles out of which litter was seen to be thrown in the LB of Wandworth.

 

1. The number issued

2. The number subsequently paid unchallenged

3. The number subsequently challenged by the vehicle owner

4. The number of challenges subsequently rejected

5. The number subsequently paid without appeal after rejection of the
challenge

6. The number of appeals subsequently made after rejection

7. The number of decisions subsequently made by PATAS in favour of the
council

8.The number of decisions subsequently made by PATAS in favour of the
vehicle owner.

 

NB the figures should show the outcomes for the PCNs issued in a given
year even if those outcomes occurred in a subsequent year.

 

Please supply the following information for
2015/16  and the current year to date in respect
to Penalty Charge Notices issued to the owners of 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
vehicles out of which litter was seen to be thrown
in the LB of Wandsworth.
1. The number issued 19 51 2
2. The number subsequently paid unchallenged 15 36 2
3. The number subsequently challenged by the
vehicle owner 2 5 0
4. The number of challenges subsequently rejected 2 5 n/a
5. The number subsequently paid without appeal
after rejection of the challenge 2 3 n/a
6. The number of appeals subsequently made after
rejection 0 0 n/a
7. The number of decisions subsequently made by
PATAS in favour of the council  n/a n/a n/a
8.The number of decisions subsequently made by
PATAS in favour of the vehicle owner. n/a n/a n/a

 

 

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