Questionnaire on littering

Samantha Davey made this Freedom of Information request to Melton Borough Council

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Dear Melton Borough Council,

I have made a previous freedom of information request on litter statistics. Thank you for the information you provided. It has been very helpful. I noticed that you have not issued fixed penalty notices for public space protection orders or community protection notices. I've listed possible reasons below and would be very appreciative if you could state the reason(s).

1) Because the council was previously unaware of these statutory provisions.
2) Because other statutory provisions sufficiently address the litter problem (if so, can you please state the relevant legislation).
3) Because of an education campaign to address litter?
4) Because the council uses other strategies to address the litter problem (if so, can you please provide further details).
5) Because there is not a litter problem in your district/borough.
6) Because the data for littering is not recorded.
7) Other reason(s).

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Davey

Reception, Melton Borough Council

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Melton Borough Council

Our Ref: 768764

Directline: 01664 502 502

Email: [1][Melton Borough Council request email]

Date: 31/07/2017

Ms S Davey,
 

Dear Ms Davey,

Environmental Information Regulations Request

Thank you for your request for information made under the Environmental
Information Regulations Act 2004 dated 01/08/2017. We can confirm receipt
of your request and we will be issuing a response within 20 working days.

In the meantime, if I can be of any further assistance then please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Linda Burn,
Customer Services Teamleader

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Please find response below.

 

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Rebecca Mann
Customer Services Advisor
Melton Borough Council
Tel: 01664 502502
Email: [1][email address]

 

 

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31/07/2017      CRM Ref 768764

Please be aware that a Environmental Information Request request has been
received from the below customer:

Name:

Ms S Davey 

Address: 

The customer  is requesting the following information:

From: Samantha Davey
[[4]mailto:[FOI #421678 email]]
Sent: 29 July 2017 12:01
To: Reception
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Questionnaire on littering

Dear Melton Borough Council,

I have made a previous freedom of information request on litter
statistics. Thank you for the information you provided. It has been very
helpful. I noticed that you have not issued fixed penalty notices for
public space protection orders or community protection notices. I've
listed possible reasons below and would be very appreciative if you could
state the reason(s).

The council is aware of the statutory provisions in regards to littering
and are currently in the progress of renewing their public space
protection orders, to allow fixed penalty notices to be issued, however
with reduced officers/recourse’s it is extremely difficult for officers to
 issue FPN’s, as this requires the offender to be observed committing the
offence.

Since the Governments departure from N195 inspections (that included
monitoring for litter) the council have not replaced this system with any
internal monitoring. During the time of N195 Melton data did not show a
significant or in fact minor problems with littering, and current trends
suggest that it still remains that way. Monitoring is carried out in areas
that are known to, on occasions have an accumulation of litter, however
resources are limited therefore inspections are intermittent.

The council do carry out educational campaigns and endeavour to follow
good practices by reproducing campaigns  created by Keep Britain Tidy
Group.

I hope this covers all the statements listed below.

Kind Regards

Amanda

Amanda Hume

Environmental Services Officer

Communities & Neighbourhoods

Melton Borough Council

[5][email address]

01664 502499/07500975427

1) Because the council was previously unaware of these statutory
provisions.
2) Because other statutory provisions sufficiently address the litter
problem (if so, can you please state the relevant legislation).
3) Because of an education campaign to address litter?
4) Because the council uses other strategies to address the litter problem
(if so, can you please provide further details).
5) Because there is not a litter problem in your district/borough.
6) Because the data for littering is not recorded.
7) Other reason(s).

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Davey

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Dear Ms Hume,

I am very grateful for such a thorough and speedy response to my query. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Samantha Davey

CSC FOI, Melton Borough Council

Hi

 

Please find response to FOI

 

 

Thanks

Raman

 

 

 

Raman Selvon

Waste& Environmental Maintenance Manager

01664502411

 

 

31/07/2017      CRM Ref 768764

Please be aware that a Environmental Information Request request has been
received from the below customer:

Name:

Ms S Davey 

Address: 

  

The customer  is requesting the following information:

From: Samantha Davey
[[1]mailto:[FOI #421678 email]]
Sent: 29 July 2017 12:01
To: Reception
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Questionnaire on littering

Dear Melton Borough Council,

I have made a previous freedom of information request on litter
statistics. Thank you for the information you provided. It has been very
helpful. I noticed that you have not issued fixed penalty notices for
public space protection orders or community protection notices. I've
listed possible reasons below and would be very appreciative if you could
state the reason(s).

1) Because the council was previously unaware of these statutory
provisions.

The council was aware but has not formally had the political  direction /
condonation.

2) Because other statutory provisions sufficiently address the litter
problem (if so, can you please state the relevant legislation).

The litter issue in the Borough has been managed successfully without this
legislative tool

3) Because of an education campaign to address litter?

Yes but only part of the reason – see above

4) Because the council uses other strategies to address the litter problem
(if so, can you please provide further details).

No specific strategy due to the problem to date being a low key issue for
this council

5) Because there is not a litter problem in your district/borough.

To a degree yes .

6) Because the data for littering is not recorded.

Some data is available therefore this is not the reason for not issuing
FPN’s

7) Other reason(s).

N/a

Yours faithfully,

Samantha Davey

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