Responses to FoI requests received in July 2015

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Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

Please provide a copy of the responses given to the FoI requests received in July 2015 and listed in the document at http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/f...

Yours faithfully,

Owen Barker

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2015/11698 - FOI responces July

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 14/08/2015.

 

This will be processed in accordance with the appropriate access to
information regime.

 

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Request for Information - 2015/11698 - FOI Responses July

 

I refer to your request for information received on 14/08/2015.  Please
see below, along with relevant attachments, the information which was held
by the Council at the time of your request.  Due to the size of the email
and attachments, this is being provided as three separate emails, this
being the first:-

 

Please provide a copy of the responses given to the FoI requests received
in July 2015 and listed in the document at
[1]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/f...

 

Please see responses below:-

 

Request for Information - 2015/11452 - Overcrowding

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please would you provide me with:

1. A snapshot of the number of households currently considered statutorily
overcrowded in your authority as of June 30, 2015 or the nearest available
date.  Please use the 'room standard' as defined in part 10 of the Housing
Act 1985.  If data for June 30 is not possible to retrieve please specify
the date used.

Please note that the Council is not able to provide a definitive answer to
this question as this information is not specifically recorded.  

We can advise from a housing modelling exercise dated May 2015, which was
undertaken by BRE Global, it is estimated that there are 122,610 dwellings
in the borough, with 73 dwellings estimated to have a category 1 HHSRS
 hazard for crowding and space.  Please note that `crowding’ has a much
broader meaning than just the room standard. 

In addition we can advise that, based on WBC tenants active on our housing
queues as at 30th June 2015 (as required by the Housing Act 1996 (as
amended)), there were 703 tenants who have applied to be rehoused into
larger accommodation that attract overcrowding points, of which 20
households were noted as being statutorily overcrowded.

2. A snapshot or estimate of the number of households in your authority as
of June 30, 2015 or the nearest available date.

If data for June 30 is not possible to retrieve please specify the date
used.

Please specify whether this is an estimate or a precise figure.

See answer to question 1 above.

3 a) The figures for the top ten households in your authority with the
highest absolute numbers of people in them.

B) For these ten households, the first half of the postcode (e.g. CR3, M4)
where they are situated.

 

No. of
Position Post code occupants
1 SW18 13
2 SW11 12
=3 SW15 10
=3 SW18 10
=3 SW17 10
=3 SW17 10
=3 SW17 10
=3 SW11 10
=4 SW18 9
=4 SW19 9

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11453 - Business Rates

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like a list of every business or charity that have just become
responsible for the business rates in your council area.  Could you send
the details of any new liabilities from the 15th June 2015 to the 30th
June 2015.  If you could include the business name, address, rateable
value, type of property and the date that they became liable please.

Please refer to the attached Excel document.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11454 - Graveney / Chestnut Grove School

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would be grateful if you could furnish me with the following information
under the Freedom of Information Act.

Graveney School

1) Over the course of the last five years, how many children identified
with SEND and also on Free School Meals have joined the school and then
subsequently left before age 16 due to:

a) permanent exclusion

- how many were black,

- how many where white and

- how many were on free school meals

Please refer to the attached Excel document.

b) their positions becoming untenable - leaving because of lack of support
or following a complaint or disagreement. 

- how many were black,

- how many where white and

- how many were on free school meals

Information not held by the Council.  Please contact the schools directly,
details of which are on the following
link:-[2]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/directory/4...

2) Over the course of the last five years how many children with no
identified SEND have started the school and then left prior to age 16 due
to:

a) permanent exclusion

- how many were black,

- how many where white and

- how many were on free school meals

Please refer to the attached Excel document.

b) their positions becoming untenable - leaving because of lack of support
or following a complaint or disagreement. 

- how many were black,

- how many where white and

- how many were on free school meals

Information not held by the Council.  Please contact the schools directly,
details of which are on the following
link:-[3]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/directory/4...

 

Chestnut Grove School

1) I would like to know please in the last 5 years how many children
applied under social medical grounds after year 7 (so in year transfers)
and how many applications were upheld and processed under social medical
grounds?

Of the applications upheld I would like to know how many were black
children and how many were white children.  It would also be helpful to
know how many went on to claim free school meals.

The Council’s admissions records show that one place has been offered
under the social/medical criterion for Chestnut Grove for an in year
admission at Chestnut Grove Academy in the last five years.  It should
perhaps be noted that where it is possible, in any case, to offer a child
under a different admission criterion (e.g. sibling priority or distance)
place, an application may not be formally considered under the
social/medical criterion.  The Council does not hold information about how
many applications were considered under this criterion which would be
matter for the school as its own admissions authority.  The Council does
not collect information about the ethnic background of applicants for
schools.

Please contact the schools directly, details of which are on the following
link:-[4]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/directory/4...

2) Of the applications upheld I would like details of five examples of
social grounds (not medical) upheld.  I understand that no personal
details can be revealed.  So for example if it were medical grounds I was
asking about then the answer might be . . .  child A was granted medical
grounds because he developed a condition leaving him unable to walk and
lived across the road from the school.

This is just an example but hopefully you get my point.

The Council does not hold information on the reasons why an application
may have been given priority on social or medical grounds by the Academy.

Please contact the schools directly via the link already provided.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11455 - 4201 Templeton, 118 Priory Lane

I refer to your request for information received on 22/06/2015.  Please
accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request: -

Whilst we fully respect the confidentiality of anyone making complaints
could we please request the following:

Could we please be provided with details of complaints / issues raised,
and a copy of any response given by yourself (details of who the
complaints / correspondence were from duly blanked or omitted).

                We can confirm that the council holds this information,
but it is being withheld under the following exemption of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000:-

Section 40 – Personal Information

We can confirm that the Council holds records of the complaints and issues
raised regarding this site, but considers them exempt from disclosure
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The records held on complaints made about this site would enable the
identification of one or more individuals, therefore, as disclosure of the
details of the complaint, or issues raised, would result in you being able
to identify the originator, this information is considered to be personal
information.  Please note that this personal information is exempt from
disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as
disclosure would result in a breach of the first data protection
principle.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11457 - Planning
Applications

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see our partial response below with regard to your request as we are still
awaiting information for your question two: -

I would like some information on local planning applications. For the last
financial year (2014-2015), please provide:

1.           Total number of planning applications published on council
website.

6,878.  Please be advised that our Housing and Community Services
Department are only able to extract this figure from their “received”
dates for the financial year.  Should you wish to view planning
applications published, please use the following link to the Council’s
Planning Explorer which can be searched by date:-

[5]http://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/North...

2.           Total number of statutory planning notices that the council
published in local/regional media.

The Council published 1315 planning notices in The Guardian during the
financial year 2014/2015.

3.       Names of local/regional media titles in which statutory planning
notices were published.

          Wandsworth Guardian.

4.      Total cost to the council of publishing statutory planning notices
in local/regional media.

This is not held separately, only as part of a general cost code,
therefore in accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your
request as the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where
appropriate, extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate
limit' as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection
(Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the total cost to the Council of publishing statutory planning notices
in local or regional media would take in excess of 18 hours as each
invoice held under the general cost code would need to be reviewed for the
information to be extracted and collated.  For one year alone this is
approximately 4,000 invoices; at a minute per invoice, this would equate
to just over 66.5 hours.  You may wish to revise the scope of your request
in order to try and bring it within the cost limit. 

5.       Average number of comments/objections received per planning
application.

6.       Average number of web page views per planning application
published on council website.

7.       Average number of unique web page visitors per planning
application published on council website.

Reference questions 5-7, in accordance with the provisions defined under
section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to
comply with your request as the process of identifying, locating,
retrieving and, where appropriate, extracting the information would exceed
the 'appropriate limit' as defined by the Freedom of Information and Data
Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to both the average number of comments/objections per planning
application, average number of web page and unique web page visitors per
planning application would take in excess of 18 hours. 

We have been advised by our Web Manager that for the 2014/15 financial
year there were 1,543,876 page views and 1,115,661 unique page views.  He
also advises that this is a partial number.  It does not include views of
associated documents for the planning application (plans, letters, etc.)
which are held by a separate system and are not recorded by our analytics
system.  The main limiting factor on obtaining more accurate numbers for
each application published in a year is that the planning system holds the
planning applications going back many years to give a record of
applications made for an address.  Over the time frame given in the report
run, it would mean checking the record of each ‘hit’ individually to see
whether the application was made between 01/04/2014 and 31/03/2015.  As
you will therefore appreciate, even at a minimum of 5 seconds per web page
view received for that financial year, this would equate to 221,628
officer hours.  You may wish to revise the scope of your request in order
to try and bring it within the cost limit. 

Similarly, with regard to the average number of comments/objections
received per planning application, as these are removed from the website
once permission has been granted, each of the files would need to be
separately reviewed.  Again, at a minimum of at least one minute per file
to extract and collate this information, this would amount to just over
114.5 officer hours.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11458 - Recruitment
Management System

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to know whether you have a current applicant tracking system
in place (recruitment management system) and if you do who is the
supplier?

iTrent from Midland Software

How much does the Council pay for the use of this system and when is this
contract due to expire?

£36k pa, due to expire December 2016 with the option to extend for 2
years.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11459 - Traffic Counts re Temporary Road
Works - Trinity Road

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

'Essential gas works' are being carried out at present on Trinity Road
necessitating temporary traffic measures to allow the works to be carried
out safely.

Please let me know if any consideration has been given to carrying out
traffic counts before, during and after the works.

If consideration was given, and a decision was reached not to conduct such
counts, please supply the reason why this decision was reached.

Information is not held by the Council as this road falls under the
responsibility of Transport for London.  Please contact them directly for
this information; the following link may be of assistance to you:-

[6]https://custserv.tfl.gov.uk/icss_csip/Cr...

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11460 - ASC Budget Changes

I refer to your request for information received on 01/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you tell us:

a.      Whether there has been any increase or decrease in Wandsworth’s
adult social care budget between 2012/13 and 2015/16.

There was a slight increase in 13/14 and a decrease in 14/15 and 15/16.

b.  The percentage of any increase or decrease in Wandsworth’s adult
social care budget between 2012/13 and 2015/16.

·         13/14 increase of 0.7%

·         14/15 decrease of 8.4%

·         15/16 decrease of 3.0%

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11461 - Project Directory - Putney Green

I refer to your request for information received on 02/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please may I request an up to date project directory of all companies,
suppliers and sub-contractors involved in the project 24 Flats & 1 School
Former Putney Hospital, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1. Project Name: Putney
Green.

Please refer to the attached document which has been redacted of all third
party names, direct and mobile phone contact numbers.  Please note that
this personal information is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2)
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a
breach of the first data protection principle.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11462 - FOI Response 7454

I refer to your request for information received on 02/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Could you please supply information pertaining to request number 7454 5th
April 2013 - Social housing in Thanet District Council

Please refer to the response as it was provided below:-

“Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/7454 - Social housing in Thanet
District Council

I refer to your request for information received on 05/04/2013.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

•         The number of people on your social housing register who have
been housed in properties in the area covered by Thanet District Council
over the past two years.

None.

•         The number of people on your social housing register who you
propose to house in properties in the area covered by Thanet District
Council over the next two years.

None.

•         The number of residential properties (including those that have
not yet been built) that the Borough owns in the area covered by Thanet
District Council.

None.

•         Your policy for housing residents of the Borough outside its
boundaries.

The Council does not have a specific policy around placing households
outside of its area but on occasions does so in respect of its statutory
homelessness duties, although such use is for short term emergency
placements only where it is not reasonably practicable to do otherwise and
none have been in the Thanet area.”

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11465 - PCNs Issued - Baker House

I refer to your request for information received on 29/06/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your Freedom of Information
request: Please provide me with the total number of PCNs issued outside
Baker House in the past 3 years.

               In the last 3 years, 51 PCN's have been issued outside
Baker House on Darien Road.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11467 - Empty residential private and
council properties

I refer to your request for information received on 02/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please send a list of all empty residential proprieties within your
council area.

Your request for information has been considered.  We can confirm that
Wandsworth Council holds the requested information but considers that the
information you have requested relating to empty properties is exempt from
disclosure under the Act on the following basis:-

Section 31(1)(a) – Law Enforcement – Prevention and detection of crime

Information is exempt from disclosure where this would be likely to
prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.  It is the Council's
opinion that disclosure of this information would be likely to prejudice
the prevention and detection of crime by revealing the locations of empty
properties.  In coming to this conclusion, the Council is reminded that
disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act is akin to
publication, and the Council has a duty to consider the effects of
releasing the information into the public domain when there is no control
over how it is distributed or used. 

The Council has additionally sought the opinion of the Borough Commander,
who was of the opinion that the disclosure of this information would be
likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.  The Council
finds it difficult to ignore the opinion of an experienced Officer;  as a
consequence, this information is considered to be exempt.

This exemption requires the Council to consider the public interest test
when considering whether to disclose the requested information.  Whilst
the Council recognises there is a public interest in enabling properties
to be brought back into use and a general interest in transparency, we are
also bound to consider the strong public interest in reducing the
potential for criminal activity.  

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11468 - Council home sales and leaseholder
address

I refer to your request for information received on 02/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       The number of residential properties where the council owns the
freehold but is no longer the leaseholder

As at 1^st April 2015 there were 15,633 leasehold properties where the
Council is the freeholder.  Where the Council owns the freehold of a block
with tenanted units within it, the Council is not the leaseholder and
there is no lease required.  The lease is only created when the units are
sold to a third party.

2.       The number of properties in the answer to (1) where the
leaseholder registered address for correspondence is different to the
leasehold address (an away address)

The count of leaseholders with away addresses held is 6,378.  Please note
that leaseholders are not obliged to provide WBC with an away address.

3.       If available, the number of these homes (answer to 2) where the
leasehold (flat) has been sold by the council since April 2012

The leasehold properties with away leaseholders referred to in number 2
are not sold by the Council as they are owned by the leaseholder and they
can sell/rent the property as they wish.  However, we can confirm from
our records (as the freeholder) that since 1 April 2012 up to 31 March
2015, 9 leasehold properties with known away address have been sold (by
the leaseholder.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11380 - Parking Tickets

I refer to your request for information received on 01/06/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request as attached: -

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with copies
of the following: ·

1.       All tickets issued 01/04/14-01/06/15 on Wimbledon Park Road, 4m
either side of LP26.

PCN’s are issued by road name only, and so we cannot specify the amount
issued 4m either side of LP26.

2.       All tickets issued 01/04/14-01/06/15 issued on West Hill Road
SW18.

96.

3.       Training procedure to train and teach Civil Enforcement Officers.

There is a comprehensive 10 day, classroom-based training for all new
CEOs, which is supplemented by an additional 2 weeks on-street training
with a Team Leader or senior CEO.

The classroom training comprises of:-

Ø  Introduction to the company and parking.

Ø  About the client and their expectations; CEOs being ambassadors for
both Client and Mouchel Limited.

Ø  The main aim of Parking Enforcement; to maintain the smooth flow of
traffic.

Ø  Legislation governing the rules of parking.

Ø  Customer Care Skills & Conflict Management.

Ø  Safety Awareness – in which they are taken through Risk Assessments and
the importance of reporting all incidents and or near misses.

Ø  Local Knowledge; i.e. Offence Codes issued within this Borough, their
observation times and any concessions given by the Client (WBC).

Ø  Use of the equipment required to do their job and the collective of
evidence to support the issue of any PCN issued, e.g. photos required for
every PCN issued, handheld notes, etc.

This is followed by a test and final review, and if the applicant is
successful they are awarded a certificate.  CEOs are then put on a 3
months

probation period which is subject to criteria such as:-

Ø  Attendance

Ø  Punctuality

Ø  Quality of work, i.e. correctly issued PCNs, Recovery Rate, evidence to
support PCN, etc.

Ø  Attitude to work/instructions, etc., being met before they become full
members of staff (CEOs)

4.       Disclosure of procedure handling of complaints and subsequent
actions to rectify the issues raised by Wandsworth Parking Payment
Department.

Official complaints are logged and follow the WBC complaints procedure,
details of which can be found on the website via the following link:-

[7]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200310...

5.       Copies of all correspondence and emails between Ministers or
Officials and (named person) since May 2010.

We cannot release correspondence without a request under the Data
Protection Act 1998 from the individual involved themselves.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11470 - Voice Risk Analysis

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am writing to you under the terms of the FOI Act 2000 requesting the
following information regarding the use of Voice Risk Analysis (known as
VRA) or voice recognition software within the your local authority.  I am
looking to find out:

1)            If your authority currently uses or has used VRA or any
voice recognition software, either directly or through a third company?

If so please provide the dates that the software was introduced, and if
applicable, discontinued.

No

2)            Is the council considering using VRA or any voice
recognition software in the future? If so, please provide details of these
plans.

No

3)            How much has the authority spent / is spending / will be
spending on this software?

N/A

4)            What is /was/ will this software be used for?

N/A

5)            Is the effectiveness of this software measured? If so how? 
How often is this reviewed?

N/A

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11471 - Care Act 2014

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

The information requested relates to the implementation by your council of
the Care Act 2014 which came into force on April 1st 2015.

We would like to know:

1.  What actions your council is taking or intends to take to ensure it
complies with Clause 2.23 of the Care Act Statutory Guidance (“Developing
a local approach to preventative support”) which requires a local
authority to:

“…provide or arrange for services, facilities or resources which would
prevent, delay or reduce individuals’ needs for care and support, or the
needs for support of carers. Local authorities should develop a clear,
local approach to prevention which sets out how they plan to fulfil this
responsibility, taking into account the different types and focus of
preventative support as described above. Developing a local approach to
preventative support is a responsibility wider than adult care and support
alone, and should include the involvement, by way of example, of those
responsible for public health, leisure, transport, and housing services
which are relevant to the provision of care and support.”

Wandsworth Borough Council has included its approach towards prevention
within its Market Position Statement (attached) and it is an area which
has previously been identified by the Health and Wellbeing Board as an
important area.

The Council does already fund a number of services which are preventative
in nature such as its Integrated Services for Carers (due to begin in
August 2015), its public health campaigns such as Winter Warmth and its
open access day services for older people; it also has its own in house
enablement service which works in partnership with Leonard Cheshire
Disability on concentrated rehabilitation.  The Council funds various
voluntary sector organisations that provide preventative services, and it
is also collaborating with the CCG on various short term services aimed at
preventing hospitalisation, early entry to care homes and facilitating
early discharge from hospital.

2.  Relating to Clause 14 of the Care Act 2014 (“Power of local authority
to charge), whether or not your council:

I.   Currently charges carers for their own support, or;

II.  Does not charge carers for their own support but intends to either
introduce charges or consult or debate on the introduction of charges in
the next 12 months, or;

III. Does not charge carers for their own support and has no current plans
to introduce charges.

II above applies.

3.   If your council does charges carers we would like to know further
details of how these charges are applied, specifically:

I.    How your council calculates the amount a carer will be charged for
the support they receive;

II.   The average charge per carer in your local authority; and

III.  The support services the charges apply to.

N/A.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11472 - Pharmacy Commissioned Services

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

We seek information on:

1.            All public health services commissioned from community
pharmacies by the authority in the last 12 months. Such services could
include those listed in (10) below.

The public health services commissioned from community pharmacy by the
local authority are:

·         NHS Health Checks

·         Smoking Cessation

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)

·         Chlamydia Screening

·         Supervised Consumption

·         Needle Exchange

2.           Number of pharmacy sites providing each commissioned service
in the last 12 months.

·         NHS Health Checks are provided by five pharmacies in the borough

·         Smoking Cessation is provided by 48 pharmacies in the borough

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) is provided by 62
pharmacies in the borough

·         Chlamydia Screening is provided by 62 pharmacies in the borough

·         Supervised Consumption is provided by  46 pharmacies in the
borough

·         Needle Exchange is provided by ten pharmacies in the borough

3.            Number of service episodes in the last 12 months.

We need further clarification on this question, what do they mean by
‘episodes’?

4.           The payments made to providers for the commissioned services,
including reimbursement for consumable expenditure (ideally at provider
level, but if this is not permitted for commercial reasons, then the
service level agreement payment schedule will suffice).

·         NHS Health Checks  - £21 per complete check

·         Smoking Cessation -  £70 per successful four-week quit, plus
reimbursement for NRT provision (up to a maximum of 12 weeks)

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) - £23 per EHC PGD supply

·         Chlamydia Screening -  £10 per valid screen

·         Supervised Consumption - £2.50 per activity

·         Needle Exchange - £5 per new client, £2.50 per new issue, £2.50
per return

5.           The training and support provided (funded by the Local
Authority) or required for each service commissioned:

                        a.    Formal training courses;

        b.    Accreditation programmes;

·         NHS Health Checks: Staff must be trained in the following areas:

-          CVD risk assessment

-          Safe use of relevant point-of-care testing equipment

-          Motivational counselling

-          Mandatory training required to meet the Standards for Better
Health

-          Training updates must be taken at regular intervals. 

·         Smoking Cessation: A pharmacist must attend and complete (to
Wandsworth Stop Smoking Team’s satisfaction) the National Centre for
Smoking Cessation Training & accreditation programme comprised of the
following elements.

-          Online completion and accreditation of Raising the Issue – Very
Brief Advice

-          Online completion and accreditation of Level 2 training –
offering 1-2-1 support

-          Complete the CPPE (The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate
Education (CPPE) offers a wide range of learning opportunities for the
pharmacy workforce). Course in stop smoking unless the pharmacist has been
providing stop smoking for the last 4 years.

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC): A pharmacist must attend
and complete (to the Council’s satisfaction) the locally defined Public
Health training & accreditation programme comprised of the following
elements:

-          Attendance at a recognised accreditation workshop

-          Complete the following CPPE packs

o   CPPE Emergency Hormone Contraception

o   PPE Contraception

o   CPPE Child Protection

o   CPPE Sexual Health: testing and treating Open Learning Programme

o   CPPE Dealing with difficult discussions Open Learning Programme

·         Chlamydia Screening: Provider staff must attend and undertake
training sessions arranged by the Chlamydia Screening Programme (CSO).

·         Supervised Consumption & Needle Exchange: We provide training to
the pharmacists delivering these enhanced services, in addition
pharmacists are required to complete the substance misuse Centre for
Postgraduate Pharmacy Education (CPPE). The pharmacists receive dedicated
support from the JCU harm minimisation project officer who also provides
monthly site visits including any training updates to new staff.
Accreditation programmes: The CPPE substance misuse education programme
and the RCGP part 1/ part 2 for substance misuse.

c.    Provision of, or requirement for, computers and software;

·         NHS Health Checks - Pharmacies are required to have an NHS.net
email account, IT systems with an N3 connection and MS Office software
equipment in order to send patient data securely to General Practice

·         Smoking Cessation: Requirement for the pharmacy to have access
to a computer to   record data onto Quit Manager. In addition, an NHS.net
email account and an IT system with an N3 connection and MS Office
software

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC): Requirement for the
pharmacy to have access to a computer to record consultation onto Webstar
Health (service pact)

·         Supervised Consumption Requirement for the pharmacy to have
access to a computer to record consultation onto Webstar Health (service
pact)

·         Needle Exchange: Requirement for the pharmacy to have access to
a computer to record consultation onto Webstar Health (service pact).

d.            Equipment provided or required.

·         NHS Health Checks: The following items are required for NHS
Health Checks; LDX machines for point of care testing to test random
cholesterol, blood pressure monitors, height measurer and weighing scales 

·         Smoking Cessation: public health loan the pharmacies CO monitors
to check a client’s CO level, consumables such as mouth pieces for the CO
monitors are also provided

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC): pharmacies to ensure
that they have adequate supply of the required EHC medication (Levonelle)

·         Chlamydia Screening: The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) provide
participating pharmacies with the chlamydia screening test kits

·         Supervised Consumption & Needle Exchange:  For the needle
exchange service we source all the stock required for the pharmacist to be
able to deliver the enhanced service.

6.           Methods of collecting data on delivery, for payment or audit
purposes, for each service commissioned:

(paper-based or electronic data; if the latter details of the electronic
system used (e.g. PharmOutcomes, NEO, Health Diagnostics, iCAPS)

·         NHS Health Checks: monthly paper-based data submission forms are
sent to the local authority for data monitoring and payment

·         Smoking Cessation: electronic data is recorded onto Quit Manager

·         Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC): electronic data is
recorded on to Webstar Health (service pact)

·         Chlamydia Screening: data supplied to the local authority via
THT from the Chlamydia Screening Office.

·         Supervised Consumption and Needle Exchange – electronic data
onto Webstar Health system (service pact) for monitoring the needle
exchange and the supervised administration services;  there is also paper
based client assessments which are added onto the Webstar system.

7.            Methods of collecting information on follow-up and outcomes
of services:

         a.   For what services is information collected on whether
providers conduct any follow-up;

         b.   How is this information collected?

                         c.    How are outcomes of service delivery
assessed?

·         NHS Health Checks – completion of a health check is recorded.
The result of the check is communicated to the patient and also
transferred to the patient’s GP. The patient’s GP is responsible for
ensuring that patient records are updated and required follow-up for
further investigation is under taken. In addition, as part of the
evaluation process pharmacies are required to report the following
information on a monthly basis to the local authority:

·         Number of Health Checks provided

·         Number of people not registered with a GP

·         Number of people offered in-house Lifestyle Interventions e.g.:
smoking cessation

·         Number of people found to be at high CVD risk >20%

·         Number of people referred to their GP

·         Number of people encouraged to register with a GP

8.            Methods of referral following service provision or
agreements for transfer between service providers and other health or
social care providers:

       a.     For what services is direct electronic referral to the GP
used (e.g. via e-mail or shared network)?

                       b.     For what services must the provider send a
written referral to the GP?

                       c.      For what services can a provider make an
appointment with a medical practice directly on behalf of a service user?

                       d.     Any other referral mechanisms used.

NHS Health Checks – referral and follow-up; a set of flagging criteria has
been agreed, so patients with results equal or over these levels will be
highlighted as requiring a follow up appointment with their GP; however it
will be up to individual GPs clinical judgement as to whether the patient
is called in: 

·         CVD risk score - ≥20%

·         Total Cholesterol - ≥7.5mmol/L (with reference to familial
hypercholesterolemia)

·         Blood Pressure – ≥140/90mmHg*

·         Body Mass Index – ≥30kg/m2 or  ≥27.5kg/m2 in Indian, Pakistani,
Bangladeshi, Other Asian and Chinese ethnicity categories*

*(require diabetes screening as per diabetes filter in NHS Health Check
Best Practice)

·         If an individual has any results over the flagging criteria
above, they should be made aware that they will require a follow up
appointment with their general practitioner.  For those individuals that
have a very abnormal result then they should be advised to attend their GP
on the same day.

·         For patients assessed as being at very high risk, a fax/email
should be sent to the GP and the pharmacist should telephone the surgery
to confirm that the fax has been received and for the GP’s attention on
the same day.  The individual should also be advised to see their GP on
the same day and every effort should be made to ensure that an appointment
with the GP is made.

Supervised consumption & needle exchange

Referral is made by phone, fax or customers can self-refer. For the
Alcohol IBA service the provider must send a written referral to the GP.
For alcohol clients who are hard to engage and also for needle exchange
clients the pharmacist can contact the drug service and also outreach
services

9.            Details of any services provided via a subcontract (e.g.
through a local NHS trust, via a company, a third sector organisation,
etc.) and the commissioning structure for this.

Not applicable.

10.          Possible pharmacy public health services that may be
commissioned by the local authority (note, this list is illustrative and
is not exhaustive):

a.             Screening and brief interventions for alcohol; from 1^st
July 2015, 10 pharmacies across Wandsworth will be participating in the
alcohol IBA project. This is based on the pharmacy using a screening tool
which is designed as a scratch card, screening will be opportunistic and
also targeted, there is pathway and all customers will receive brief
advice following the full AUDIT and also referral on for a range of
treatment interventions.

b.            Blood pressure monitoring; in conjunction with NHS Health
Checks

c.             NHS Health Checks; currently commissioned

d.            Chlamydia screening;  currently commissioned

e.            Cholesterol testing;  this is done as part of an NHS Health
Check

f.             Needle and syringe programmes; currently commissioned, we
have a well-established needle exchange, there are 10 pharmacies providing
this service, they provide a range of harm reduction paraphernalia through
pick and mix and also grey paraphernalia packs

g.            Directly observed treatment, e.g. for TB; commissioned by
the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG)  and provided by St
George’s Hospital TB Services

h.            Hepatitis screening; currently commissioned

i.                    Influenza vaccination; commissioned by NHS England.
WCCG commissions flu vaccination for frontline health care workers in
primary care settings

j.             Minor Ailments Schemes; commissioned by either NHS England
or the WCCG

k.            Cancer screening; commissioned by NHS England

l.             Stop smoking services, including supply of NRT; currently
commissioned

m.           Supervised consumption for drug misusers; currently
commissioned. We have a well-established supervised consumption scheme in
Wandsworth with over 43 pharmacies providing this. There is a clear
pathway and 4 way agreement in place for this service

n.            Supply of free condoms; currently commissioned

o.            Travel vaccination services; commissioned by the WCCG

p.               Weight management support; not commissioned by the LA;
pharmacists can refer overweight & obese children and adults to community
weight management schemes

q.            Supply of medicines under group direction of:

i.             Bupropion/varenicline for stopping smoking; not
commissioned by the LA; both are treated as prescription only medicines &
only obtained through the patient’s GP as a prescription

ii.            Emergency hormonal contraception; currently commissioned

iii.           Oral contraception; currently commissioned

iv.           Orlistat for weight loss; not commissioned by the LA; the
WCCG commission this in line with NICE guidance

v.            Anti-malarial tablets; The WCCG medicine prescribing is
responsible through Primary Care Support Services

vi.           Antibacterials for chlamydia; currently commissioned

vii.          Emergency planning, e.g. ciprofloxacin for anthrax;
commissioned by Public Health England’s Emergency Planning Resilience &
Response team

viii.        Antivirals for influenza. Funded by WCCG medicine
prescribing. Authority to prescribe is issued by the Chief Medical
Officer/Public Health England.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11473 - Companies Qualifying for ESOS
Assessment

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Could you send me a list of all companies within your council area that
qualify for the ESOS Assessment if possible please.  I would like the name
of the company, contact name and address please.

Information not held by the council.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11474 - Commissioning of Sexual
Abuse/Violence Services 

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request as attached: -

We would be grateful to receive all information you hold on and in
relation to the following:

1.            All contracts awarded through the commissioning of sexual
violence/abuse services or sexual violence/abuse  related services in
2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15. Please include the following details:

1.1.         Names of organisations awarded contracts

1.2.         Financial amounts awarded

1.3.         The duration of the contracts (including breakdown of amount
awarded per year)

In relation to the above, please specify the category of the contracted
services, i.e.:

(i)           advocacy, including independent sexual violence (ISVA)
advice services

(ii)          face to face services: counselling, emotional support, group
support

(iii)         forensic sexual assault services, including Sexual Assault
Referral Centres (SARCs).

1.       2012-13

Supporting People Fund (Contract)

Total – £333,492.83

Ø  Hestia Housing Domestic Abuse Services – £147,392.08 – provision of
supported refuge accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic
violence and abuse. Contract runs 1.4.12 to 31.3.15 (see 2013/14 for full
value)

Ø  Shanti Women’s Aid (Viridian Housing) - £122,455.94 -  provision of
refuge accommodation for Asian women and children fleeing domestic
violence and abuse Contract runs 1.4.06 to 31.3.15 (see 2013/14 for full
value)

Ø  Gay Men’s Supported Housing (Metropolitan Support Trust) - £63,644.81 –
provision of supported emergency and temporary accommodation for gay men
fleeing domestic violence and abuse Contract runs 3.9.04 to 4.1.14 (see
2013/14 for full value)

Community Safety Partnership Fund

Total – £112,403.00

Ø  Victim Support, Wandsworth Safety Net - £92,403.00 – provision of 2.5
IDVA posts. Contract runs 1.4.12 to 31.3.13. Value £92,403.00 

Ø  Victim Support, Wandsworth Safety Net (Family Recovery Project) -
£18,500 – provision of 0.5 IDVA post. Contract runs 1.4.12 to 31.3.13.

Housing Department (Homelessness Prevention Fund)

Total – £56,056.76

Ø  Stay-put, Stay-safe Scheme - £56,058.76 (Contract) – provision of
additional security to families who wish to remain in their current
accommodation but are at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence and
abuse. Contract with JG Security on a spot-purchase basis. 

2.       2013-14

Supporting People Fund (Contract)

Total – £243,750.25

Ø  Hestia Housing Domestic Abuse Services – £114,392.08 – provision of
supported refuge accomodation for women and children fleeing domestic
violence and abuse Contract runs 1.4.12 to 31.3.15. Projected value
£376,176.00

Ø  Shanti Women’s Aid – £80,709.20 -  provision of refuge accommodation
for Asian women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse Contract
runs 1.4.06 to 31.3.15. Value approximately £1,135,220.00

Ø  Gay Men’s Supported Housing (Closes 5/1/2014) – £48,649.05 – provision
of supported emergency and temporary accommodation for gay men fleeing
domestic violence and abuse (to 5/1/2014). Contract runs 3.9.04 to 4.1.14
Value approximately £589,630.00

Community Safety Partnership (Council Contract Fund)

Total – £169,125.00

Ø  Victim Support, Wandsworth Safety Net - £100,000 – provision of 2.5
IDVA posts (to September 2014) (1.4.13 – 31.9.14)

Ø  Victim Support, Wandsworth Safety Net (Family Recovery Project) -
£18,500 – provision of 0.5 post (1.4.13 – 31.3.14)

Ø  Risk & Harm (MARAC) Coordinator - £30,625 – provision of administrative
support to MARAC (Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference) (Contract
1.9.13 – 31.3.14) Value £17,865.00

Housing Department (Homelessness Prevention Fund)

Total – £42,750.65

Ø  Stay-put, Stay-safe Scheme - £42,750.65 (to 31/11/13) (Contract) –
provision of additional security to families who wish to remain in their
current accommodation but are at risk of homelessness due to domestic
violence and abuse. Contract is based on spot-purchase arrangement from
Homelessness Prevention Fund.  Contract with Safer Partnerships to a
maximum of £75,000

3.       2014-15

Supporting People Fund (Contract)

Total – £243,750.25

Ø  Hestia Housing Domestic Abuse Services – £114,392.08 – provision of
supported refuge accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic
violence and abuse Contract runs 1.4.12 to 31.3.15. Projected value
£376,176.00

Ø  Shanti Women’s Aid – £80,709.20 – provision of refuge accommodation for
Asian women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse Contract runs
1.4.06 to 31.3.15. Value approximately £1,135,220.00

Community Safety Partnership (Council Contract Fund)

Total – £209,125.00

Ø  Victim Support, Wandsworth Safety Net - £178,500 – provision of 4.5
IDVA posts (to September 2014) (1.4.13 – 31.9.14). Providing full range of
VAWG support services including face-to-face, telephone and emotional
support. Contract extended to 31.3.17 (Value from 1.10.15-31.3.17
£269,000)

Ø  Risk & Harm (MARAC) Coordinator - £30,625 – provision of administrative
support to MARAC (Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference) (Contract
1.4.14 – 31.3.15) Value £30,625

Housing Department (Homelessness Prevention Fund)

Total – £75,000

Ø  Stay-put, Stay-safe Scheme - £75,000 (01/04/2014 to 31/3/15) –
provision of additional security to families who wish to remain in their
current accommodation but are at risk of homelessness due to domestic
violence and abuse. Contract is based on spot-purchase arrangement from
Homelessness Prevention Fund.  Contract with Safer Partnerships to a
maximum of £75,000

2.   Plans, strategies or other public documents that relate to spending
and investment in sexual violence/abuse services or sexual violence/abuse
related services.

                Please refer to information held in the following link:-

[8]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieSe...

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11475 - Education Advisors

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you let me know the name and email contact details of any
education advisors employed by the borough in the with responsibility for
the following areas:-

Teaching English as an additional language - Bunty Dames
[9][email address]

Early Years Foundation Stage – Clare Burke [10][email address]

Primary Literacy - Ingrid Seifert [11][email address]

School Improvement ( Primary) - Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
[12][email address]

School Improvement ( Secondary) - Liz Rayment-Pickard
[13][email address]

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11476 - Property Guardians

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information request from Wandsworth
Council for the following reasons:-

1. Why is it acceptable for Wandsworth Council to utilise the services of
property guardians in their own empty commercial buildings without having
to obtain planning permission?

This does not constitute a material change of use requiring planning
permission.

2. Why is it not acceptable for our client to utilise the services of
property guardians in their empty commercial building without having to
obtain planning permission?

This is not a Freedom of Information request.  To answer questions on a
particular case we would need further details.

3. Please send me details of the contractual relations between Wandsworth
Council and the companies supplying property guardians to protect their
empty buildings. Any commercial or sensitive information can be redacted.

Please refer to the attached pdf document which has been redacted under
the following exemptions:-

Section 40 – Personal Information

The contract contains information that would enable the identification of
one or more individuals, i.e. their signature, name or direct contact
numbers.  As disclosure of this information would result in you being able
to identify those in question, this information is considered to be
personal information.  Please note that this personal information is
exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a breach of the first data
protection principle.

Section 43 – Commercial Interests

Section 43 states that information is exempt from disclosure if its
disclosure would or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests
of any person, including the public authority holding it.

Although the Council holds this information, it is felt necessary to
withhold areas of the contract that have been provided under this
exemption, as the release of this amount of detail would be likely to
prejudice our providers commercial interests.  To release this into the
public domain would provide specific insight to competitors as to how our
current provider operates, which in turn would weaken their position in a
competitive market by placing market sensitive information in the public
domain.  Disclosure would also be likely to prejudice the Council’s
ability to secure the best possible value for any future contracts, as
companies may be unwilling to provide the full information required if
they believe this will be disclosed to competitors.

This exemption requires the Council to consider the public interest test
and, whilst the Council recognises the public interest in the transparency
of the procurement process it must consider the strong public interest in
securing best value for taxpayers.  In addition it could be considered
that some of the contract information is provided on a confidential basis
on the understanding that it will not be placed in the public domain. As a
consequence, the greater public interest lies in withholding these parts
of the requested information.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11477 - Wandsworth
Residential Properties

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to request a list of all residential properties within
Wandsworth which are managed, owned and run by the London Borough
Wandsworth.

Please refer to the attached Excel document.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11478 - Traffic Counts -
Temp Road Works, Trinity Road (2)

I refer to your request for information received on 03/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

You will be aware that the temporary traffic measures for the 'Essential
Gas Works' involve changes on the adjacent road network that is managed by
Wandsworth Council as the relevant Highway Authority. The roads that I
believe to be managed by the council, and have temporary measures
impacting on them include:

St James Drive

Nottingham Road

Brodrick Road

Wiseton Road

Althorp Road

Bellevue Road

Sarsfeld Road

Balham Park Road

Please can you advise if Wandsworth Council highways officers, in working
with Transport for London to deliver the temporary traffic orders
necessary for the essential gas works to take place, gave any
consideration to carrying out traffic counts on the roads (including those
mentioned above, as well as others in the area) managed by Wandsworth
Council as the local highways authority.

If consideration was given, but a decision was taken not to carry out any
traffic counts, please advise the reason that such a decision was reached.

Wandsworth Borough Council, Transport for London and the Metropolitan
Police Traffic Division had considered traffic count variables on Trinity
Road for the traffic management plan for the works.  Transport for
London’s Traffic Flow Data system was used to ascertain the volume of
traffic.   The Council did not undertake a traffic count for each of the
roads listed below as Officers did not consider it necessary:-

St James Drive

Nottingham Road

Brodrick Road

Wiseton Road

Althorp Road

Bellevue Road

Sarsfeld Road

Balham Park Road

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11479 - Social Rents

                The requestor withdrew the request on 6^th July 2015.

 

Request for Information - 2015/11481 - Impact of Household Benefit Cap

I refer to your request for information received on 06/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am writing to you with a
request for information regarding the impact in your local authority area
of the total cap on household benefits, of £26,000 per year, which was
introduced in 2013.

Specifically I would be grateful if you would provide the following
information:

(1)    Total number of households in your local authority area which have
had their benefits capped since April 2013;

 

Count of Claim
Property Type Total
Council Tenancy 239
Housing Association 66
Private Tenancy 599
Temporary Accommodation 96
Grand Total 1000

 

(2)    Number of households in your local authority area which are
currently subject to the benefit cap;

 

Count of Claim
Property Type Total
Council Tenancy 89
Housing Association 20
Private Tenancy 192
Temporary Accommodation 32
Grand Total 333

 

(3) Breakdown of the information provided in answer to (1) and (2) by
household tenancy, i.e. local authority rent, housing association rent and
private sector rent;

As depicted in the tables above.

(4) Total number of households in your local authority area which have
been assessed as statutory homeless following imposition of the benefit
cap; 

(5) Total number of households which have been placed by your local
authority in temporary accommodation after being evicted from their homes
following imposition of the benefit cap; 

With reference to questions 5 and 6, under Section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, the Council is under no obligation to provide a copy
of the requested information if that information is reasonably accessible
to the applicant by other means. 

Information on data matching between Housing Benefit records as to which
households have been subject to the welfare benefit cap at some point, and
records held by housing services as to households admitted into temporary
accommodation as homeless, can be accessed via the following link,
specifically at paragraphs 74 to 77 of Paper 15-198 available on the
Council’s website:-

[14]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/docu...

In those paragraphs, it is recorded that, since the cap came into effect
in August/September 2013, 96 households have become homeless and been
admitted into temporary accommodation.  We would, however, advise caution
against jumping to the simplistic conclusion that the application of the
cap was the causative factor to the households becoming homeless.  This is
because the data matching reports the facts only and does not seek to
analyse the drivers behind the landlords decision to regain possession,
because the cap is often applied for the short period of time, e.g. where
a household experiences a short period of worklessness or because the
amounts `lost’ through the cap can be very low; sometimes only a pound or
less per week.

(6) Total number of households which have been placed by your local
authority in temporary accommodation outside your local authority area
after being evicted from their homes following imposition of the benefit
cap;   

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the number of households placed in temporary accommodation outside of
the Wandsworth area following eviction after imposition of the benefit cap
would take in excess of 18 hours.  Our Housing and Community Services

Department have advised that an officer would need to examine 96 files to
identify the location, then do further manual checks through relevant
systems.  It is estimated that this exercise would take approximately 15
minutes per file, equating to 24 officer hours.  You may wish to revise
the scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the cost
limit. 

In order to be of assistance, in general terms, as also covered in the
Paper mentioned above, around 62 per cent of temporary  accommodation used
by the Council for statutory homeless households is located within
Wandsworth, with the vast majority of the remainder elsewhere in London.  

(7) Total number of Discretionary Housing Payments awarded to households
in your local authority following imposition of the benefit cap;

Discretionary Housing Payments relating to the benefit cap made to 614
households.

(8) Total amount paid, in Discretionary Housing Payments, to families
affected by the benefit cap in each year since its introduction in 2013;

2013/14                £676,351

2014/15                £942,545

2015/16                £209,913              (3 months to 30/6/15)

(9) Proportion of your total budget for Discretionary Housing Payments
which was taken up by payments to families affected by the benefit cap in
each year since its introduction in 2013;

2013/14                36.7%

2014/15                56.5%

2015/16                19.9%                    (3 months to 30/6/15)

(10) Your best estimate of the total costs incurred by your local
authority as a result of expenses associated with the benefit cap,
including (but not limited to) rent arrears and recovery actions,
evictions, rent subsidies through Discretionary Housing Payments,
financial support provided to affected households through locally
administered emergency grants and loans, and services provided to homeless
families including temporary accommodation; 

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to that requested above would take in excess of 18 hours.  Our Finance
Department have advised that 1000 files pertinent to rent arrears would
need to be manually checked and any relevant data collated; they advise
that this would take a minimum of two minutes per file, equating to just
over 33 officer hours.  You may wish to revise the scope of your request
in order to try and bring it within the cost limit. 

(11) Any other comments on the impact of the benefit cap on your local
authority area;

N/a.

(12) Any comments on proposals to lower the benefit cap to £23,000 per
year and the impact this could have in your local authority area.

N/a.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11482 - Noise and Nuisance

I refer to your request for information received on 06/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

The information needed is regarding disused or abandoned buildings or any
industrial estates buildings or office buildings or open air land, or
where occupiers/squatters were in a building that could have resulted in
problems with Illegal raves, Illegal Squat Parties, Illegal Squat Raves or
Illegal Parties, for the dates of all of 2013 all of 2014, 2015 to date.

The dates, times and addresses to any illegal raves, illegal squat
parties, illegal squat raves or illegal parties where the Noise and
Nuisance Team had such information that there was illegal raves, illegal
squat parties, illegal squat raves or illegal parties in progress, or
believed to be in progress, within and around the Wandsworth council area
and wards boundaries that the Wandsworth council is part of.

If any paper work was served to any person/persons/occupiers/squatters, on
any dates when the Noise and Nuisance Team was in attendance to any
illegal raves, illegal squat parties, illegal squat raves or illegal
parties, and copies of such paper work.

All the calls that were made on any dates to the Noise and Nuisance Team
to make them aware that an illegal rave, illegal squat parties, illegal
squat rave or illegal party was taking place, or could be taking place.

This would include all calls that were made before any illegal raves,
illegal squat parties, illegal squat raves or illegal parties took place
and any calls the police made to the Noise and Nuisance Team to make them
aware that an illegal rave, illegal squat party, illegal squat rave or
illegal party was going to take place.

Any noise abatement orders that were put in place on any addresses where
an Illegal rave, illegal squat party, illegal squat rave or illegal party
was taking place, or could take place. This would include any noise
abatement orders that were put in place before any illegal raves, illegal
squat party, illegal squat rave or illegal party took place. This would
include dates and times the noise abatement orders were served on an
address and to whom, and to forward copies of any such noise abatement
orders within this request.

Person’s names who attended any addresses, and times and dates from the
Noise and Nuisance Team and any police officer names or IDs that attended
with the Noise and Nuisance Team to any illegal raves, illegal squat
parties, illegal squat raves or illegal parties. If the names cannot be
given for the Noise and Nuisance Team officers, please just state how many
Noise and Nuisance Team officers were in attendance.

Any information, if the police contacted the Noise and Nuisance Team,
about any information that an illegal rave, illegal squat party, illegal
squat rave or illegal party was going to take place, or could take place,
in the area or wards boundaries that the council is part of.

Any information, if the Noise and Nuisance Team contacted the police about
any information they were aware of, that an illegal rave, illegal squat
party, illegal squat rave or illegal party was going to take place, or
could take place, in the area or wards boundaries that the council is part
of.

No information is held on any illegal raves or squat parties; however
should you wish to discuss any aspect of your request please contact Mr
Gavin Stedman, our Residential Services Manager, via
[15][email address] or 020 8871 6140.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11483 - Noise Complaints

I refer to your request for information received on 06/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please provide details of all complaints made in 2013, 2014 or 2015
regarding noise from either privately-owned or council-owned residential
properties in any of the following Earlsfield streets:-

Leckford Road, SW18; Swaby Road, SW18; Headington Road, SW18; Lidiard
Road, SW18 and Dawnay Road, SW18.

Please include complaints regarding music, parties, building works,
burglar alarms, DIY, barking dogs and general domestic noise whether or
not these complaints were substantiated.

For each individual complaint, please provide details of:

(1) The month and year in which the complaint was made;

(2)  In which street the complained-about property was located;

(3) The nature of the complaint (e.g. music, burglar alarm, DIY noise, dog
barking);

(4) Whether the complaint was made specifically in relation to noise
between 11pm and 7am;

(5) Whether the complaint was made regarding a specific incident or
regarding general/intermittent noise;

(6) Any recommendations made or action taken by the council in response to
the complaint.

 

                Our Environmental Services Department have provided the
following to each of the above questions:-

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
Date Address Category Time 1 or Action
Received multi
Noise from Noisy party, a
03/08/2013 Lidiard Road domestic source 19.47 1 off verbal warning was
given.
Headington Noise from Noise party and a
18/08/2013 Road domestic source 23.22 1 off strong warning
letter was sent.
Noisy party but the
complaint was
03/02/2014 Swaby Road Noise from 4.35 1 off received out of
domestic source shift/ complainant
called back the
next day.
Barking dogs, an
Headington Noise from email was sent to
02/02/2014 Road domestic source 17.43 1 off the complainant
advising of our
procedure.
Barking dogs, an
Noise from email was sent to
29/04/2014 Dawnay Road domestic source 9.05 1 off the complainant
advising of our
procedure.
Noise from a
Noise from construction site.
27/08/2014 Swaby Road construction 7.22 1 off  Officers visited
site and Code of
Practice given.
Call was out of
07/09/2014 Swaby Road Noise from 2.01 1 off shift. Complainant
domestic source advised to call in
again.
Noise in the
street. The
11/03/2015 Swaby Road Noise in street 12.4 1 off complainant was
called and advised
to call again.
Noise from domestic
source. The
complainant was
27/05/2015 Swaby Road Noise from 19.09 1 off called and a
domestic source message left for
them to call back
to give more
information.
Noise from Noisy party medium
07/06/2015 Swaby Road domestic source 0.19 1 off warning letter
sent.
Noise from a
Noise from construction site.
17/06/2015 Dawnay Road construction 11.17 1 off  Verbal warning
site given and Code of
Practice given.

 

                Our Housing and Community Services Department have
provided information as depicted in the table below:-

Incident Perpetrator ACTION Nature of Noise Specific
date complaint Between incident/
11pm to general
7pm intermittent
noise
Jan-14 Headington None - no noise heard Loud music No Specific
Road on Noise Patrol incident
inspection
Feb-14 Headington Warning letter sent Loud music Yes Specific
Road incident

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11484 - Senior Members

I refer to your request for information received on 06/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please provide the following information:-

Council Leader (or equivalent)

1.       The name of the elected member who holds the position of Leader
(or equivalent, such as Directly Elected Mayor or Chairman of Resources
Committee).

Councillor Ravi Govindia

2.       Their full title (such as Council Leader).

Council Leader

3.       Their direct email address.  

[16][email address]

4.       When they were first elected / appointed to this position, and
when their current term of office is due to end.  

First elected as Leader on 18 May 2011 – current terms ends May 2018

5.       A URL on your local authority website where the name of the
Council Leader is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

[17]http://ww3.wandsworth.gov.uk/moderngov/m...

Lead member responsible for finance

6.       The name of the elected member with lead responsibility for
finance, whether as an executive / cabinet member, or as chairman of the

relevant policy committee (in a committee model).

Councillor Guy Senior

If this responsibility sits with the Council Leader (or equivalent),
please indicate.

7.       Their full title (such as Cabinet Member for Finance, or Chairman
of the Resources Committee).

Cabinet Member – Finance and Corporate Resources

8.       Their direct email address. 

[18][email address]

9.       When they were appointed to this position. 

18 May 2011  

10.   A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

[19]http://ww3.wandsworth.gov.uk/moderngov/m...

Lead member responsible for planning policy

11.   The name of the elected member with lead responsibility for planning
policy, whether as an executive / cabinet member, or as chairman of

the relevant policy committee (in a committee model).

Councillor Jonathan Cook

If this responsibility sits with the Council Leader (or equivalent),
please indicate.

12.   Their full title (such as Cabinet Member for Planning, or Chairman
of the Planning Policy Committee).

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member (Community Services)

13.   Their direct email address.  

[20][email address]

14.   When they were appointed to this position. 

9 June 2014

15.   A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

[21]http://ww3.wandsworth.gov.uk/moderngov/m...

Chief Finance Officer / Section 151 Officer

16.  The name of the officer who holds this position.

         Mr Chris Buss          

16.   Their full wider job title (such as Director of, Head of etc.).

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Finance

17.   Their direct email address.

[22][email address]

19.  A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

Director of Finance / Resources

20.  If the Chief Finance Officer / Section 151 Officer named above does
not hold a director-level position in the local authority, please provide

        the name of the officer who holds the director-level
responsibility for finance / resources.

21.  Their full job title.

22.  Their direct email address.

23.  A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

       
[23]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200310...

Head of Paid Service

24.  The name of the officer who holds this position.

        Mr Paul Martin

25.  Their full wider job title (such as Chief Executive, Managing
Director, etc.).

        Chief Executive & Director of Administration

26.  Their direct email address.

        [24][email address]

27.  A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

       
[25]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200310...

Monitoring Officer

28.  The name of the officer who holds this position.

        Mr Martin Walker

29.  Their full wider job title (such as Borough Solicitor, Head of Legal
Services, etc.).

        Borough Solicitor & Assistant Director of Administration

30.  Their direct email address.

         [26][email address]

31.  A URL on your local authority website where the name of this
post-holder is published (and where it will be updated in the future).

         N/A

Joint / Shared Appointments

32.  Please indicate whether any of the officer positions named above are
joint / shared appointments with other local authorities, and if so, which
ones and with which other councils.

Interviews will be held during July 2015 in preparation for a shared
staffing arrangement with London Borough Richmond which will commence on 1
April 2017. 

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11485 - Formula E Tickets

I refer to your request for information received on 06/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you provide confirmation of the following four numbers:-

(i)                 Number of tickets made available to the general public
(at full face value) for purchase for Sat June 27th 2015 event.

30,000

(ii)               Number of tickets purchased by the general public (at
full face value) for Sat June 27th 2015 event.

27,000

(iii)             Number of tickets made available to the general public
(at full face value) for purchase for Sun June 28th 2015 event.

30,000

(ii)          Number of tickets purchased by the general public (at full
face value) for Sun June 28th 2015 event.

28,500

Please be advised that this ticket sales information was received from the
organiser of the event.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11486 - Cost of Works - Trinity Road

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Could you please tell me the total cost of the recent works carried out to
the pedestrian subway on Trinity Road.

This information is not held by the Council as this is the responsibility
of TfL.  Please contact them via the following link which may be of
assistance to you for this information:-

               
[27]https://custserv.tfl.gov.uk/icss_csip/re...

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11487 - Costs of Residential / Nursing Care

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to know the following information as it applies in the
financial years 2015-16 and 2014-15.

The rates are the same for financial years 2015-16 and 2014-15 as they
were agreed at the start of the framework contract (2010) and there have
been minimal changes.

Please tell me your standard (weekly) rate (payable to home providers) for
Residential and Nursing Care for those aged 65 and over:

a.    For those requiring residential care;

Range across homes:£450 -590 /week

b.    For those requiring nursing care in a care home;

Range across homes £615-795 / week

c.    For any other categories of elderly care not covered by a) and b)
above.

            Nursing with mental health need (including specialist
dementia) - Range across homes:

£500-£645/wk

Nursing with mental health need (including specialist dementia) –Range
across homes: £625-£795

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11488 - Foster Care
Services

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Details of the lowest, highest and average fee rates agreed with
external suppliers of Independent Foster Care Services for the current
year.

Although we have no formal framework or preferred provider list, we make
use of the London Care Services model contract and Approved Provider
list.  The agreed Agency fees, this includes the fee paid to the foster
carer and the IFA management and overhead costs, per week are   :

0 – 11 years: £749.00

12+ years: £795.00

Parent and baby: £1,195.00

Solo Placement: £1,100.00

Learning/ Physical Disability: £1,100.00

There may be some slight differences between IFAs for specific
children/young people with identified additional needs and also for
placements made with IFAs that are not part of the London Care Services
negotiations.

2.       Details of the lowest, highest and average fee rates paid to
local authority carers

Our set weekly fees are as follows:

1 Child          £161.56

2 Children   £211.56

3 Children   £261.56

Fees made to internal carers aren’t tiered except for the £50 given for
each additional child up to a maximum of 3.

3.       Percentage increase in weekly fee rates which were awarded to the
previous year’s levels.

For IFAs on the London Care Services – there was no percentage increase
for 2015/16.

For internal there was an agreed increase of 2.2% as from 1^st January
2015.

4.       Details of the rates of each tier (if there is a framework
agreement in place).

We do not have a framework agreement in place. The IFA fees are tiered as
shown in answer 1.

5.       The number of looked after children in foster care as at 31 March
2015 and, of those children, the percentage looked after by independent

foster agencies.

As at 31.03.15 The number of LAC in foster care was 167 – the percentage
placed with Independent Fostering Agencies was 29.3%.

Please note that we do not require details of rates paid to individual
suppliers, simply minimum, maximum and average rates payable.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11489 - Business Rates

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you provide me with the most up to date list you can obtain with;

(a) List all Commercial properties and their addresses.

(b) The names and addresses of the Rate payers referred to above for each
property and their correspondence address (if different from the property
address).

(c) The billing authority property reference for each property.

                Please refer to the attached Excel document.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11490 - Vacant Properties
and Land

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

We would like to request a list of vacant properties and land owned by
Wandsworth council.  For each site, please provide the street address and
its current use if the information is available.

Vacant Land:  The Council has no ‘vacant’ land; all the land owned has
properties on it.  We may decide that a property can be demolished in
order to redevelop the land, but otherwise we have no vacant land.

Vacant Properties:

Your request for information has been considered.  We can confirm that
Wandsworth Council holds the requested information but considers that the
information you have requested relating to empty properties is exempt from
disclosure under the Act on the following basis:

Section 31(1)(a) – Law Enforcement – Prevention and detection of crime

Information is exempt from disclosure where this would be likely to
prejudice the prevention and detection of crime. It is the Council's
opinion that disclosure of this information would be likely to prejudice
the prevention and detection of crime by revealing the locations of empty
properties.  In coming to this conclusion, the Council is reminded that
disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act is akin to
publication and the Council has a duty to consider the effects of
releasing the information into the public domain when there is no control
over how it is distributed or used. 

The Council has additionally sought the opinion of the Borough Commander,
who was of the opinion that the disclosure of this information would be
likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.  The Council
finds it difficult to ignore the opinion of an experienced Officer;  as a
consequence, this information is considered to be exempt.

This exemption requires the Council to consider the public interest test
when considering whether to disclose the requested information.  Whilst
the Council recognises there is a public interest in enabling properties
to be brought back into use and a general interest in transparency, we are
also bound to consider the strong public interest in reducing the
potential for criminal activity.  

Details of properties for sale can be found at:-

[28]http://wandsworthproperties.co.uk/

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11491 - Data Quality
Practices

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would be obliged if you could provide by email some information on the
organisation’s Analysis, Reporting and Data Quality Practices, namely;

1.       Relevant to the above, does the organisation have any Frameworks
/ Preferred Supplier Lists in place?

No.

2.       If yes to Q1 – How can these be applied to? (i.e.
GCloud/Achilles/etc.)

N/a.

3.       Which department(s) within the organisation (if any) are
responsible for Business Intelligence? 

All departments have their own Business Intelligence teams.

4.       Which department(s) within the organisation are responsible for
Data Quality?

All departments are responsible for Data Quality within their respective
teams.

5.       Which Tools / Software are currently being utilised by the
organisation for Business Intelligence and Data Quality? (i.e. SAP

        BusinessObjects/Pentaho/MicroStrategy/Microsoft BI/etc?)

        Business Objects.

6.       Does the organisation have any Data Governance Policies /
Procedures currently in place?

Yes

7.       Are you able to provide names of departmental leads responsible
for Business Intelligence / Data Quality / Information Management?

Admin Department - Corporate Support and information Team Manager – Andrew
Swan

Finance Department – IT Security Officer – Pujan Sonecha

Department for Education and Social Services – Joint responsibility
between:-

·         Business Intelligence and Performance Manager – Sarita Gogna

·         Service Standards Information and Complaints Manager – Elizabeth
Keenan

Housing and Community Services – Chris Jones.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11492 - Fly Tipping

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1) How many incidents of fly-tipping were reported to the council in:

a) the year 2012/2013?

1546

b) 2013/2014?

1101

c) 2014/2015?

1357

2) How much did the council spend on clearing up fly-tipping in the area
in:

The vast majority of fly-tip clean up costs are covered by our
borough-wide street cleaning contract. Our contractors have cleaned over
the last 5 years an average of 81% per cent of all reported fly-tips under
their existing contract as well many other fly-tips which have not been
reported to the Council. We cannot accurately separate out the cost of
fly-tip clean ups from routine street cleaning costs.

3) How many people were successfully prosecuted for fly-tipping in:

a) 2012/2013?

8

b) 2013/2014?

14

c) 2014/2015?

75

Do you have any dedicated projects or trial schemes aimed at reducing
fly-tipping? If so, please give details.

We have been using various forms of adapted signage to provide information
and request assistance from the public in identifying fly tipping suspects
as per the following link-
[29]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200439...

We are also currently conducting a borough wide exercise to educate
businesses and ensure they are all legally disposing of their waste
through private contractors and complying with our time banding
regulations, which are explained at the following link-
[30]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/d...

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11493 - Social Housing,
Manchester

I refer to your request for information received on 07/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you tell me how many social housing tenants were relocated to
Manchester due to lack of sufficient housing in:

a) 2015 - 0

b) 2014 - 0

c) 2013 - 0

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11494 - Vacant Residential Properties

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as
specifically as possible.  I would like to be provided with:-

A list of private residential properties currently recorded as "long term
vacant" (vacant for more than six months) by your council where a
non-individual (i.e. a company) is listed as either being the owner or as
having a material interest in the property.

For each property, please provide the following information:

- reference/ID number (see below)

- the non-individual owner

- the date that the property was first registered as long-term vacant

- the number of bedrooms (if known)

                - Please can you also provide the Council tax band of each
relevant empty property?

Please see the attached spreadsheets in response to your request, please
note that the `date that the property was first registered as long-term`,
is not specifically held by the Council, but you are able to calculate
this by counting forward 6 months from when the property first became
“vacant”, as described below. Information regarding the number of bedrooms
is not held.

“Live Prem 50 with uprn – company names and bands” – this is a premium for
vacant properties once they have been vacant for at least 2 years. 
 Therefore when looking at the spreadsheet, you should go back a further 2
years on top of the `Start of PREM50 period` date to establish the exact
date the property became “vacant”.

“Live PCLC0 182 with uprn-company names and bands” – this is a follow-on
0% discount awarded for vacant properties once the Council’s 6 week 100%
discount expires.  Therefore when looking at this spreadsheet, you should
go back a further 6 weeks on top of the `Start of PCLC0 period` date to
establish the exact date the property became “vacant”.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11495 - Commissioned
Services Costs

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Request One

I would like to know how much Wandsworth Borough Council pays to the NHS
on a £(GBP) per hour basis for every hour of therapy, (including
physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) it
commissions over and above the provision included in the local offer in
relation to Education, Health and Care Plans and Statements (statements of
special educational need).  I would like to have the per hour figure for
this current financial year please.

The hourly rate for this financial year, for therapy commissioned by the
LA over and above what is provided via the local offer, is £51.56 (there
is also a 1-term only locum OT at £35 an hour).

Request Two

I would like to know how many hours of therapy (physiotherapy plus
occupational therapy plus speech and language therapy) commissioned by,
and paid for, by Wandsworth Council, which were not part of the Local
offer and were due to be provided by the NHS in relation to Education,
Health and Care plans and Statements (statements of special educational
need) in the last financial year, were not actually delivered by the NHS
for reasons of cancellation by the NHS?

This information has not routinely been kept by the LA but, having checked
specifically with the NHS, there was 1 day of speech and language therapy
and 2.5 days of occupational therapy not delivered against a particular
Service Level Agreement.

Request three

If the answer to question two is not known I would like to ask what plans
Wandsworth Council has put in place for this financial year to ensure that
money it pays to providers of specified services is actually used to
provide the specified services?

The LA expect schools to advise the LA if therapy sessions are being
routinely cancelled.  We advise schools that they do need to report back
to us if this happens.  This does not apply to one-off sessions where this
occurs because of illness/holiday, etc., but where there is a consistent
pattern of cancellation/non-delivery.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11496 - Planning
Application 2015/1887

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request for
information received on 08/07/2015.  Please see the information below in
response to your request: -

Please can you provide me with all correspondence both internal and
external between Council staff both in the planning department and the
park events department and their communications with Formula E over the
submission of an application by the Council Events team that included the
Formula E events for 2016 & 2017 and the decision taken to incorporate
these events into planning application 2015/1887.

I also wish to see all correspondence between involved Councillors and
officers as well as with  Formula E over the decision to withdraw the
Formula E element of this application.  There should be a number of pieces
of correspondence that relate to these decisions and this request is made
for full disclosure please.

Please find attached email correspondence between Officers and Councillors
regarding the decisions to withdraw the Formula E element of the
application. You will note that some information, including mobile phone
numbers has been redacted, this is considered personal information and is
exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a breach of the first data
protection principle.

Wandsworth Council holds no correspondence (internal or external) between
Council staff and Formula E over the submission of the application
2015/1887. The application was verbally discussed with Formula-E during
the drafting of the Legal Agreement but no written correspondence with
Formula-E is held regarding the decision taken to incorporate the events
into the planning application.  There is also no correspondence held
between officers and Formula-E over the subsequent decision to withdraw
the Formula E element from the application

Please note that both the submission and withdrawal decision were made by
Council Officers and for this reason there is no related correspondence
with Formula E held.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11497 - Printer Contracts

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you assist me in providing the following information about the
Council:

1.       Number of Printers within the Council?

Latest audit of printers indicated this was 337.

 

2.       Number of label printers included in the above answer?

0.

 

3.       Who are the main printer supplier(s)?

The Danwood Group.

 

4.       Who are the main supplier(s) of print consumables (Toner, spares,
etc.)?

The Danwood Group.

 

5.       Does the Council have a support contract(s) for Printers?

No.

 

6.       What is the length of the printer support contract?

N/a.

 

7.       What are the start and end dates for the print support
contract(s)?

N/a.

 

8.       What is the approximate spend on printers and consumables during
2014/15?

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the information relevant to the
approximate spend on printers and consumables, would take in excess of 18
hours.  Unfortunately this data is not held in an easily retrievable
format, so each cost centre that might hold this information would have to
be interrogated, and each invoice held within that cost centre reviewed,
to be able to extract and collate pertinent information.  Our Finance
Department advise that this could amount to a minimum of 2,500 invoices
held in over 600 plus cost centres for the year;  at a minimum of 1 minute
to review each invoice, once found, this would equate to just over 41.5
hours.  You may wish to revise the scope of your request in order to try
and bring it within the cost limit. 

 

9.       What is the number of MFD’s or Photocopiers within the Council?

Latest audit of MFDs indicated this was 179.

 

10.   Who are the main MFD / Copier Suppliers(s)?

MFDs = The Danwood Group.

 

11.   What is the length of the MFD contract(s)?

MFDs are purchased, not leased.

 

12.   What are the start and end dates on the MFD contracts(s)?

N/a.

 

13.   Approximate spend on MFD’s and consumables during 2014/15?

Please see our response to question 8.

 

14.   Does the Council have a managed print contract?

Yes.

 

15.   What are the start and end dates for this contract?

Started on 29^th February 2012 and terminates on 28^th February 2017.

 

16.   Which procurement route or framework was used to procure this
service?

Call off from Government Procurement Service Framework – RM450. 

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11498 - Fines Issued -
School Absence

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

How many fines have you issued to parents for children being out of school
during term time during the academic year of 2012 – 2013?  Can I have this
broken down into the number given to parents for taking their children on
holiday during term time, and the number given for truancy or repeated
poor attendance?

How many fines have you issued to parents for children being out of school
during term time during the academic year of 2013 – 2014?  Can I have this
broken down into the number given to parents for taking their children on
holiday during term time, and the number given for truancy or repeated
poor attendance?

How many fines have you issued to parents for children being out of school
during term time during the academic year of 2014 – 2015?  Can I have this
broken down into the number given to parents for taking their children on
holiday during term time and the number given for truancy or repeated poor
attendance?

 

Academic Year # of fines issued for # of fines issued for
unauthorised term time leave unauthorised persistent absence
2012/13 291 19
2013/14 366 30
2014/15 375 16

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11499 - Children or Vulnerable Adults -
Syria

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you please tell me if the council has had to take any action over
concerns children or vulnerable adults might travel to Syria?

Specifically, can you please state:

1.         How many children or vulnerable have been taken into care
because of concerns they might flee to Syria.

Nil

2.         How many times the council has had to take legal action over
those concerns and the result.

Nil

3.         How many times council action has led to the confiscation of
passports.

Nil

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11500 - Microsoft Office
Training

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.Do you have a contract with an external training supplier to  provide
you with Microsoft office training, i.e. Excel, Word,  Outlook, Access,
Project, PowerPoint training or are you able to use any local supplier?

                No,  we procure as required.

2.If you have a contract, does that contract expire?

                N/a.

3.Which training supplier(s) do you currently use?

                Escalla (Synergy), Training Outsource Ltd.

4.Which version of Microsoft Office is used at your organisation?

Office 2010.

5.Are there any plans to upgrade to the next version of Microsoft  Office?
If so, when?

No.

6.How many users of Microsoft Office do you have at your  organisation?

3000.

7.Who is the person responsible for your Microsoft Office training for all
staff? Please provide full name, title and contact information if
possible.

Agostinho De Jesus, Learning and Development Adviser:-
[31][email address].     

Caroline Dempsey, Reward and Development Manager:-
[32][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11501 - Local Welfare
Assistance Scheme

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below and attached files in response to your request:-

Please could you send us details of your LWAS policy (including internal
and external documents) about:

1.    How to make an application –

Online via the Council’s website at:

                [33]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200008...

2.    How decisions are made on application

In accordance with the Local Scheme Policy – Original document attached,
with the only the only change being increases to the award figures used in
the calculation. Figures for 2015 /16  are included as a separate
attachment.

3.    How to challenge a decision on an application

As detailed in the Local Scheme Policy.

4.    Anything else relevant to LWAS that you would like to share

NA

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11502 - School Days

I refer to your request for information received on 08/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

               In 2011 the Government devolved powers to schools to change
the shape of their school day.

[34]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schoo...

Schools were advised that they should tell their Education Authority of
any changes.

                In order to find out what has happened since, can you
please tell me -

1.  If any of your schools have alerted you to the fact that they have
changed their school day since 2011?  (How many?)

The Council has received no formal notification or consultation about
proposals to change the school day from individual schools.

2.  If any of those schools now finish later than they did before 2011? 
(How many?)

3.  If any of those schools now finish earlier than they did before 2011? 
(How many?)

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11504 - Allied Health
Professionals

I refer to your request for information received on 09/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you confirm what your total spend on Allied Health Professional
(AHP) agency staff was during the financial year 2014-15?

Can you please break this financial information down by AHP specialism:

•             Arts Therapists,

•             Chiropodist/Podiatrist,

•             Dietician,

•             Occupational Therapist,

•             Physiotherapist,

•             Speech / Language Professionals.

 

Spend in
AHP Specialism 2014-15
•  Arts Therapists £0.00
•  Chiropodist/Podiatrist £0.00
•  Dietician £0.00
•  Occupational Therapist £347,938.24
•  Physiotherapist £0.00
•  Speech / Language
Professionals. £0.00
TOTAL SPEND £347,938.24

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11505 - Adult Social Care
Statistics

I refer to your request for information received on 09/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many people (over the age of 65) require care in your
council?

1653 (Source: SALT data as at 31^st March 2015)

2.    Can you please provide a breakdown of the above in terms of

a. How many of them are in residential care  

515  (Source: SALT data as at 31^st March 2015)

b. How many of them are in non-residential (i.e. in their own homes)

1138 (Source: SALT data as at 31^st March 2015)

3.    Can you please provide a breakdown of the above in terms of:

        a. Basic care (i.e. Companionship)

        See below

        b. Home Care (i.e. Domestic chores)

        488 (as at 31^st March 2015)

        c. High need care (i.e. High touch care e.g. Alzheimer’s etc.)

        See below.

4.   Can you please provide a breakdown of the people in terms of:

        a. Self-Paying people

        See below.

        b. People availing Direct Payments and making their own choices on
carers and facilities

159 (Source: SALT data as at 31^st March 2015)

        c. People on Personal budgets making their own choices on carers
and facilities

945 (Source: SALT data as at 31^st March 2015)

        d. People on Personal budgets but have asked the Council to make
choices on their behalf

        See below.

With reference to questions 3a , 3c, 4a and 4d, in accordance with the
provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
we are not obliged to comply with your request as the process of
identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate, extracting the
information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined by the Freedom
of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to those service users receiving basic care, high need care, are
self-funding and have the Council making choices on their behalf under
their Personal Budget would take in excess of 18 hours. 

Our Department for Education and Social Services (DESS) have advised that
they do not hold the information in an easily retrievable format,
therefore each case file would need to be scrutinised by an officer for
the data requested.  As reported in question 1, for over-65’s there are
approximately 1653 files held and each record will take approximately 15
minutes to review, equating to 413.25 hours of officer time.  DESS also
advise that information is not recorded in the way it has been requested,
so even if all of the files were read, an officer would only be able to
provide a very incomplete picture.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11506 - New Individual
Boiler Systems

I refer to your request for information received on 09/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request as attached:-

1)      Could Wandsworth Council please provide an updated tally of the
total number of flats at McCarthy Court that reported problems of Cold,
Damp, Condensation or Mould-Growth since 01.10.2014, and since their
heating system was changed, to  today's date.  Please include all reports,
whether they were verbal, by phone, by email or in writing.  Please
include reports made to Wandsworth Borough Council, and those to McCarthy
Court Management Organisation.

23 properties have reported issues with damp and condensation since the
heating systems were changed.

2)      Tenanted and Lease-held. How many of the flats that had reported
such problems, were/are tenanted? How many of the flats that had reported
such problems, were/are lease-held?

10 properties were leasehold. 13 were tenants.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11507 - Mail Services

I refer to your request for information received on 10/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Does the Council manage its own incoming mail or is this service
outsourced?

The incoming Mail is managed by the Council.

2.       If outsourced, who is the current provider, when did the contract
start and what is the contract term?

n/a

3.  Is any of the incoming mail scanned or is it physically transported
across the Council?  

The Council has 2 Departments that have mail scanned but the bulk of
incoming mail is physically delivered across the Council. 

4.  If the service is provided in house how many staff are involved in:

a.   Distributing incoming mail

 The same staff are deployed to deal with incoming mail as collecting
outgoing mail and we have 11 staff that carry out these duties (including
2 couriers that deliver to schools and various Wandsworth establishments).

b.   Collecting outgoing mail

See above

5.  What is the volume of outgoing mail sent by the Council?

 For the period Mar – May (i.e. available qtr.) there were 520,715 items
sent out by the Council, this includes post processed by an external
Mailing House on behalf of the Council.

6.  Does the Council have any centralized services for printing and
sending mail?

The Council has a Print Unit that deals with much of the printing
requirements but work is then forwarded to the internal mail section to
process.  There is no “total hybrid” service used.  However some
Departments have started to use hybrid services that the Council have
bought in from the bulk Mailing House contractor.  Work is being
progressed to roll this out to all Departments.

7.  Does the Council have any hybrid mail services for sending letters or
other correspondence?

See above

8.  If yes, who is the hybrid mail provider, when did this contract start
and what was the contract term?

Banner Managed Communication – 19/6/14 start date and contract ends 2016
with the option to extend for 2 years.

9.  Does the Council have any software products for sending letters
electronically or SMS reminders to its residents? 

Yes

10.  If so what software products are used, when where these installed and
what is the contract term for support?

Banner hybrid mail. Installation 2011, Contract ends 2016 with the option
to extend for 2 years.

11.  What is the name and title of the person who is responsible for the
mail contracts?

John Dutton, Head of Facilities Management and Transitional Support.

12.  Who is your Business Transformation Officer or similar?

There is no designated Business Transformation Officer or similar.

13.  Does the council have a particular cost saving target over the next
few years through back-office process efficiencies? Who is responsible for
achieving this target?

There is no specific target.

14.  Does the Council have a fleet of franking machines? If so how many &
what are the costs to run in terms of lease and postage cost 1st and 2nd
class?

The Council has 2 franking machines that were purchased several years
ago.  Based on the volume of outgoing post highlighted above (period March
– May) there was spend of £187K on 1^st and 2^nd class post.

15.  How much does the Council currently spend on outbound mail annually?

Based on current spend the Council is likely to spend in the region of
£750K on outgoing post.

16.  Does the Council support & promote ‘agile workers’?

Yes

17.  Does the Council have a project to promote digital or on-line citizen
communication?

Yes

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11508 - Health Protection
Reg No 658 (2010)

This is a duplicate request – see response to 2015/11559.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11509 - High Volume Print

I refer to your request for information received on 10/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Does the Council have one or more onsite print rooms?

The Council has one print room.

2.       If the Council has an onsite print room is it managed in house or
outsourced?

In-House.

2b   When is the print room contract renewal date?

        N/a.

3.    How many staff work in the print room?

        2.5FTE staff.

4.    Who is the main supplier(s) of the Councils higher volume commercial
print (leaflets, forms, posters, letterhead, etc)?

        We work to a Print Framework.

5.    Who is the Councils main paper supplier?

        Office Depot.

6.    How much paper (boxes or reams) did the Council purchase in the last
12 months?

        Please refer to the attached Excel document.

7.    Does the Council hold printed stationery on site?

        Yes, but very little.

8.    What was the spend on external print during 2014/15?

        £249K.

9.    Who is the person responsible for the print room and externally
purchased print?

        Rodney Sharrier and Joanna Kettle respectively.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11510 - Monitoring Mentions of Council

I refer to your request for information received on 10/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you specify how much you have spent over the last five years on
monitoring mentions of your local authority’s name in print, online,
social and broadcast media.

Nil spent over the last five years.

Can you specify how much you are projected to spend on this same service
over the coming three years?

Projected nil spend over the next three years.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11512 - Mental Health Agency Staff

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you confirm what your total spend on temporary Mental Health
staff was during the financial year 2014-15 for the below specialisms?

Can you please break this financial information down by:

•             Mental Health Nurse

•             Learning Disabilities Nurse

•             Psychologists

•             Psychological wellbeing practitioner

•             Psychotherapist

•             Counsellor

•             High Intensity Therapist

To provide additional clarity on my request, ‘temporary Mental Health
staff’ is to mean all persons who are mental health staff and are not on
permanent contracts of employment with the Council, but are supplied via
employment agencies.

The council does not hold this information. Please direct your queries to
the Clinical Commissions Group via [35][email address]

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11513 - Residential & Nursing Care Fee
Rates

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to know the latest fee rates available, 2015/2016, for Older
Person residential care and Nursing (not including RNCC) that are paid by
the council please.

To give you an idea of what I’m looking for it would be along these lines,
with a minimum and maximum banding if applicable:

New Care Home Contract Rates
Fee per resident per week 2015/16
Older People Residential
Care £xxxx
Older People Nursing Care £xxxx

 

On our framework the rates are as follows:

    Minimum Maximum
Residential £555.50 £691.02
Nursing £631.25 £792.36

 

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11515 - Finance and Legal

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to request the name, email address and direct telephone
number of the individuals who hold the following positions or are
responsible for:

Corporate Finance

·         Corporate Director of Finance.

        Chris Buss, Director of Finance:-  [36][email address]  
020 8871 8300

·         Head of Finance/Assistant Director within Adult Social Care. 

        Wandsworth Borough Council do not have such a job title within
Corporate Finance.  We have provided a link to the structure chart on the
open

        data section of our website in order that you may be able to
clarify the information required:-

           
      [37]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/f...

·         Assistant Director of Finance (Corporate Finance) 

Mike Hall :- [38][email address]   020 8871 6406

•     Service and/or Team Managers within Corporate Finance

        Financial Controller for Education and Social Services  Matt
Rowe:- [39][email address] 020 8871 8041 

 

Adults Social Care Finance

Our Adults and Children’s Services Departments have merged, now known as
Department for Education and Social Services.  They have provided details
for the Head of Finance and the Assistant Director that they report to,
but please clarify from the structure chart available via the link
provided as to what information you wish to be made available.   

•      Adults Social Care Director of Finance.

•      Head of Finance/Assistant Director within Adult Social Care.

•      Service and/or Team Managers within Adults Social Care who manage
the:

               Income and/or

               Financial Assessments Team

 Children Social Care

•      Children Social Care Director of Finance.

•      Head of Finance/Assistant Director within Children’s Social Care.

•      Service and/or Team Managers within Children’s Social Care.

    Education and Social Services incorporates Adults and Children’s
Social Care:

Alistair Rush, Assistant Director (Resources):- 
[40][email address]  020 8871 8199

Tracy Shaw, Head of Finance:-  [41][email address]  020 8871 6856

         

Legal and Litigation

•      Director of Legal and/or Litigation

        Martin Walker, Borough Solicitor:- [42][email address]  
020 8871 6110

•      Head of Service/ Assistant Director of Legal and/or Litigation.

         Assistant Borough Solicitor (litigation and general) Sally
Novell:- [43][email address]  020 8871 6116  

 •     Service Manager of Legal/and/or Litigation

         The Council has nobody with this job title.  

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11516 - Social Care

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many people currently access support for a) residential and
b) non-residential social care from your local authority?

 

Number of  current service users for Number of  current
the period  1st April to 30th June service users
a) residential 865
b) non-residential social care 2214

 

2.  How many people accessed support for a) residential and b)
non-residential social care from your local authority between 31 March
2013 and

      31  March 2014?

 

Number of  service users for the
period  1st April 2014  to 31st  Number of service
March 2014 users
a) residential 1161
b) non-residential social care 2732

 

3.  How many people in receipt of a War Disablement Pension currently
access support for a) residential and b) non-residential social care from

      your local authority?

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to those service users who currently access support for residential care
services, and are in receipt of a War Disablement Pension, would take in
excess of 18 hours.  Our Department for Education and Social Services
(DESS) have advised that there are approximately 1,500 people that have
requested financial assistance who are in residential accommodation.  As
this information is not held in an easily retrievable format, DESS expect
that it would take an officer approximately 5 minutes to check each
individual case, therefore equating to 125 officer hours, to see if any of
these people are in receipt of War Disablement Pension.  You may wish to
revise the scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the
cost limit. 

In order to be of assistance, DESS have advised that there are 22
non-residential service users who access social care and are in receipt of
a War Disablement Pension.

4.  How many people in receipt of a War Disablement Pension accessed
support for a) residential and b) non-residential social care from your
local

      authority between 31 March 2013 and 31 March 2014?

Please see our response to question 3, but we are able to advise that 14
non-residential service users accessed social care, and were in receipt of
a War Disablement Pension, in the 2013/14 financial year.

5.  How many people in receipt of Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
Guaranteed Income Payments currently access support for a) residential

      and b) non-residential social care from your local authority?

      a) residential = 0       b) non- residential  = 0

6.  How many people in receipt of Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
Guaranteed Income Payments accessed support for a) residential and

      b) non-residential social care from your local authority between 31
March 2013 and 31 March 2014?

                      a) residential = 0       b) non- residential  = 0

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11517 - ASC Assessments

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request as attached: -

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to make a request
for information regarding Adult social care assessments for Older People
and clients with learning disabilities.

These are the questions that I would like a response to:

How many eligibility assessments for Older People and people with Learning
disabilities have been carried out in the last two years?

Data period July 13 – July 15 (2 years)

Number of eligibility assessment done for:-

                Learning Disability – 940

                Older people – 4062  

[Note: Definition of older people used is people who are aged 65 and
over.  Eligibility assessment can be done at point of entry to service OR
during any other time clients’ needs change.  Only latest eligibility for
each client is counted].

How many of these service user assessments have had an annual review?

People who received an annual review:-

                Learning Disability – 784

                Older People – 2396

[Note:  All those who received an eligibility assessment in Q1 would not
have been necessarily eligible to receive services, therefore only those
who went on to receive services would receive an annual review.
 Furthermore, many clients die or cease to receive services before their
scheduled annual review.

“Annual review” is defined as a full re-examination of client needs to
include a (formal) reassessment and direct contact with the client.  Only
the latest review for each client is counted]

What is the timeframe for a service user to have a review undertaken?

Annually.

How many social workers in (Adults), have been assigned to undertake
Reviews & Assessments? 

87.

Of these how many of them are Locum staff?

                51.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11518 - Small Waste Oil Burners

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request as attached: -

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoI) and the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) I would like the London
Borough of Wandsworth to provide the following information and answer the
following questions:-

1.    How many licenses (part B permits) for the running of SWOBs are
currently operating in your area? 

        Currently 3 waste oil burners are permitted under the Local Air
Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC) regime.

2.    Are you aware of any SWOBs that are currently unregistered or have
you faced issues with failures to register in the past? What actions have
been taken, in general, to deal with unlicensed SWOBs in the past?  

        We are unaware of any SWOBs that are currently unregistered, and
have not faced issues with failures to register in the past.

3.    Are sites operating SWOBs usually visited before granting a
licence? 

        Yes, sites operating SWOBs are visited before issuing a permit. 

4.    Are licences regularly renewed and are sites revisited upon renewal
of a licence? 

        Operators are provided with a permit to operate the waste oil
burner once the authority is satisfied with the details provided in the
application and the control measures are in place. The permits will only
be reissued to reflect changes in statutory guidance or upgrading
requirements, or a change of ownership.  With regards to a change of
ownership the SWOB would be revisited.  In addition, a risk rating process
is used to determine the frequency of inspections, and statutory guidance
also influences this and the review of the permits.  Visits would also be
undertaken if the Council receives complaints about the use of the SWOB. 

 5.    Are the majority of SWOBs recorded fan assisted or is this
information not recorded/requested when applying for a licence? 

        This information is not required in the permit application but
individual requirements are discussed with the operator.

 6.    Does the local authority promote the permitting of SWOBs to
encourage operators to apply or does the authority simply leave the matter
to an operator’s discretion to apply? 

        It is left to the discretion of the operator to apply. 
Information regarding Industrial Installations is available on the Council
website.

7.    When operators state on their permit application they intend to only
burn their own waste oils, are they required to vary their permit before 
burning waste oil from third parties? 

        Yes.  Burning waste oil from a third party falls under a
different process guidance note, therefore a different permit is
required. 

8.    How often if at all are checks performed on emissions from SWOBs to
ensure they meet requirements or are operators required to monitor
emissions themselves? 

Where the operator observes smoke emissions that contravene the
requirements of  a condition of their permit, the operator shall record
the date and time that the emission occurred in a log book.  Records of
such emissions shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years.  This
information is assessed by the local authority. Inspection of waste oil
burners is dependent upon the risk rating as previously referred to. 

 9.   Does the authority carry out any environmental impacts assessments
to study the contribution of SWOB emissions to the local air quality,
particularly PM10 and NOX concentrations?  

        No.  

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11519 - Children's Services - Delegated
Functions

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Following a consultation in 2014, the government amended the Children and
Young Person’s Act 2008 to allow social services functions related to
children (with the exception of independent reviewing officer and adoption
agency functions) to be delegated to not-for-profit third party providers.
With this mind, I would like to request the following information under
the Freedom of Information Act:

1)      Please list any children’s services functions that your local
authority has delegated to a third party provider under the Children and
Young Person’s Act 2008 since May 2014. For each delegated service please
list the name of the third party provider you have delegated the function
to. Leaving Care.

2)      Please list all the current providers of your local authority’s
child protection services and the date that this provider took on the
services (if the services are run by the local authority then just state
‘local authority’).

Local Authority.

3)      Please provide copies of any open tender documents issued by your
local authority since May 2014 that relate to the delegation of children’s
services to a third party provider under the Children and Young Person’s
Act 2008 powers.

Please refer to the attached documents.

4)     Please attach copies of any bid documents your local authority
submitted to the government’s children’s social work innovation fund.
Please include copies of bids that were both successful and unsuccessful.

Please refer to the attached documents.

I appreciate some of this information may not be available exactly as I
have requested it, so please provide me with any available information
relating to this that you think may be relevant to illuminating the
substance of my request.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11520 - Business Rates -
Hardship Applications

I refer to your request for information received on 13/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Is there a procedure in place to appeal the hardship application
decision?

We understand that you have had direct communication from the Business
Rates Section with regard to this, but we can confirm that there is no
written procedure.

2.       Could I have details of the number of hardship business rates
appeals lodged in the last ten years and the number that have been
approved, together with the reasons for approval?

With regard to the number of hardship appeals lodged, this is being
withheld for the following reason:-

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the number of hardship business rates appeals lodged, and those
approved, in the last ten years would take in excess of 18 hours.  Our
Business Rates section have advised that they do not retain this data in
an easily retrievable format, therefore an officer would have to
scrutinise each of the property accounts on the database, of which there
are 9,000, and many more accounts.  Even at a minimum of two minutes per
property to extract and collate any pertinent information, this would
equate to 300 hours. You may wish to revise the scope of your request in
order to try and bring it within the cost limit, but taking the above into
consideration this would not address your request.

Since 2005 the Council has awarded hardship to a total of 19 cases, the
reasons for approval being withheld as this is deemed to be personal to
the individuals concerned.  Please note that this personal information is
exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a breach of the first data
protection principle.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11521 - Domiciliary Care

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), for a copy
of the documents containing the following information:

1.       Details of the lowest, highest and average fee weekly rates
agreed with external suppliers of the following services:

·         Domiciliary care services for the elderly in their own home.

        Highest rate (excluding double handed) £17.80, lowest rate £11.67
and Mean Average £14.21.

·         Domiciliary care services for adults under the age of 65 in
their own home with specialist care needs such as learning disabilities,
autism or physical disabilities.

        Highest rate £26.18, lowest £10.50, Mean Average £16.41.

2.        Details of the percentage increase in weekly fee rates which
were awarded to the previous year’s levels.

The framework allowed a 2.6% rise based on RPIX for the relevant month.

3.        Details of the rates of each tier (if there is a framework
agreement in place).

                 No tiers in the framework.

Please note that we do not require details of rates paid to individual
suppliers, simply minimum, maximum and average rates payable.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11522 - Western Riverside
Waste Authority Complaints

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please could you supply me with details of all complaints raised by
Wandsworth residents since 2001 (including petitions) relating to noise,
smell, dust or other forms of pollution from the Western Riverside Waste
Authority site on Smuggler's way, as well any Council discussion around
these points and the resolution reached.

                Our Housing and Community Services Department have
provided the following:-

Four complaints have been located on the Housing and Community Services
document management system since 2001.  

May 2006 – complaint concerning metal scraping noise and nearby lights
affecting residents.

                February 2004 – noise complaint

March 2003 – petition regarding noise (connected to paper 03-421)

                April 2003 – noise complaint

In terms of Council discussion, no information is held other than minutes
relating to the Environment and Public Services Overview and Scrutiny
Committee on 10^th June 2003; these can be viewed via the following link:-

[44]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/Data...

and please also see minutes of Executive meeting held on 16^th June 2003

[45]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/Data...

Our Environmental Services Department provided the attached
correspondence, formatted in the pdf document and redacted of third party
names and contact details.  Please note that this personal information is
exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a breach of the first data
protection principle.  Data of this nature is only held by this section
for 6 years under their retention policies.

                Within your response, please could you also include copies
of the below reports:

1)      Paper no. 03-421 from June 2003 Wandsworth Borough Council

[46]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/Data...

2)      Paper on Waste Strategy 2007 and consultation on recycling

We have been unable to identify this paper.  Please provide some
additional information to help us identify and locate the documents you
are looking for, e.g. full document title, or where these are mentioned. 
Please note you may also search for papers via the WBC web site using this
link:-[47]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/ieDo...

 

 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team, will be able to assist
you.

 

Please note that all material provided by Wandsworth Council in response
to your request for information is for your personal, non-commercial use.
Wandsworth Council reserves all rights in the copyright of the information
provided. Any unauthorised copying or adaptation of the information
without express written confirmation from Wandsworth Council may
constitute an infringement of copyright. Any intention to re-use this
information commercially may require consent. Please forward any requests
for re-use of information to the FOI officer.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided in relation to your
request you may make representations to the Chief Executive. 
Correspondence should be addressed to: 

 

Corporate Support and Information Team, Room 149, Wandsworth Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

 

Regards

Sue Murray

Corporate Support and Information Team

[48][Wandsworth Borough Council request email]

 

 

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13 Attachments

Request for Information - 2015/11698 - FOI Responses July

 

I refer to your request for information received on 14/08/2015.  Please
see below, along with relevant attachments, the information which was held
by the Council at the time of your request.  Due to the size of the email
and attachments, this is being provided as three separate emails, this
being the second:-

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11523 - Expenditure on B & B

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, with the
following information relating to temporary accommodation spending at your
council:-

1)         The gross expenditure by your council on bed and breakfast
accommodation, including shared annexes, in the years for 2009/10,
2010/11,

2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 (projected in part if necessary).

2)         The total gross expenditure by your council on all temporary
accommodation (including bed & breakfast accommodation, including shared

annexes) in the years for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and
2014/15 (projected in part if necessary).

Please refer to the tables below.

 

B&B payments 2009-10 to 2014-15
2009-10 £564,576.37
2010-11 £870,104.27
2011-12 £1,426,565.41
2012-13 £2,077,683.47
2013-14 £3,002,445.58
2014-15 £6,529,569.58
Total temp accommodation payments (including B&Bs) 2009-10 to 2014-15
2009-10 £1,696,216.40
2010-11 £1,335,140.04
2011-12 £2,233,189.33
2012-13 £3,181,584.31
2013-14 £4,629,494.67
2014-15 £8,979,757.45

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11524 - New Streets /
Street Name Changes

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1) The number of new streets created in your council area in the past five
years and the names of these new streets. Please provide information for
each year:  2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

2010/11 – 5:

WELDIN MEWS,SW18

BENKART MEWS, SW15

DRURY CLOSE, SW15

STONEMASONS YARD, SW18

HEPDON MEWS. SW17

2011/12 – 5:

KING GEORGE MEWS, SW17

LAWRENCE MEWS, SW15

1-9 PAGE MEWS, SW11

OLYMPIC MEWS, SW18

CHERWELL MEWS, SW11

2012/13 – 4:

WINCHESTER WALK, SW15

VILLAGE MEWS, SW18

EMERALD SQUARE, SW15

STAMFORD SQUARE, SW15

2013/14 – 8:

PARSONS MEWS, SW18

FILAMENT WALK, SW18

SPECTRUM WAY, SW18

NEW UNION SQUARE, SW8

NEW MILL ROAD, SW8

EMBASSY WAY, SW8

KNIGHTLEY WALK, SW18

RIVERLIGHT QUAY, SW8

2014/2015 – 12:

COBALT PLACE, SW11

CHARLES BAKER PLACE, SW17

DANVERS AVENUE,  SW11

MONARCH SQUARE, SW11

COTSWOLD MEWS, SW11

PLAZA GARDENS, SW15

EDISON MEWS, SW18

MAYFAIR MEWS, SW12

JACOBS MEWS, SW15

OLD HIGHWAYMAN PLACE, SW15

PIPIT DRIVE, SW15

STONECHAT MEWS, SW15

2)

a) The number of requests for street name changes in your council area in
the past five years. Please provide all street name change requests for
each year: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

b) The street names that any street name change requests related to in the
past five years. Please provide all names of streets for each year:
2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

c) The number of requests to change street names in your council area that
were upheld in the past five years. Please provide information on all
upheld requests to change street names for each

year: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

d) Of the requests for street name changes that were upheld in your
council area - please provide information on what they were called
previously and what the name was changed to. Please provide information on
all upheld changes for each year: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14
and 2014/15.

We have not renamed any streets in the past 5 years.  We have named an
unnamed access way and readdressed some of the existing properties in it. 
These were  the flats above and to the rear of 94-102 (even) East Hill,
SW18 – readdressed into PARSONS MEWS SW18 2HE (shown in list above for
2013/14).  The change was requested by residents of the flats as access
was from unnamed access way at the rear.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11525 - Parking Data

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to request for the following parking information under the
Freedom of Information Act please:-

- Loading Bay locations and associated restrictions

- Single yellow line markings (and associated restrictions where
available)

- Double yellow line markings (and associated restrictions where
available)

Where applicable, locations and markings should be described as points,
polylines or polygons. The preferred file format is ESRI Shapefile,
MapInfo, AutoCAD or Excel/CSV and where these cannot be provided, a 'To
Scale Map' showing where these features are located on a map.

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to this parking data would take in excess of 18 hours.  We have been
advised by the relevant officer that, as the data is not held in an easily
retrievable format, each traffic order would need to be scrutinised to
identify each of the 468 amendments and the relevant drawings pertaining
to those orders.  This has been estimated to take at least five minutes
per traffic order, equating to 39 officer hours.  You may wish to revise
the scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the cost
limit. 

However, in order to be of assistance in this matter we have been advised
that, towards the end of August or early September, the relevant section
will have completed a survey of the waiting and loading restrictions
throughout the borough and uploaded them to a GIS system that will enable
us to supply the data in one or more of the preferred file formats
indicated in the request.  Should you wish to have this provided, please
submit your request again by, say, mid-September and we will aim to meet
the scope of your request.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11526 - Home Care

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

In light of the fact that you have re-commissioned your homecare contracts
within the last few months (or were scheduled to) could you please answer
the questions below?  

If you are unable to provide the information because you are still going
through the commissioning process and are therefore unable to provide any
updated answers then it would be appreciated if you could tell me when you
expect the process to be finished by. 

The homecare framework came to an end on 30^th June 2015; no new framework
has been sought.  Interim arrangements prior to a more permanent solution
are being negotiated and should be complete by the end of September. 

1.       Please list all the providers of homecare services that you
commission

A list of providers is attached.

2.       Please list the start and end date of their contracts

There are no contract start and end dates owing to temporary provision.

3.       Please tell me how many staff each provider employs to provide
this service? (If the exact number is not known, please give an
approximate number)

Not known - Staff numbers fluctuate too much to even give an estimate.

4.       Please can you also indicate the nature of each contract? (i.e.
whether they are spot contracts or guaranteed a certain number of hours)

They are ‘called off’ from a framework  as required, with no guarantees of
hours.

5.       If the providers are paid for guaranteed hours, please indicate
how many each contractor is allocated

There are no guaranteed hours.

6.       Do you have any in-house provision of homecare services? If so
how many hours in total allocated?

No.

               

 

Request for Information - 2015/11527 - Housing Waiting Lists

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

•  For each financial year since 2008/09, how many (i) requests have been
made to the local authority’s housing waiting list, and (ii) how many were
accepted?

 

YEAR BY YEAR 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
REGISTERED 3763 3775 3543 3369 3331 2807 2439
ACCEPTED 3244 3106 2860 2716 2768 2582 2247

 

•  For each financial year since 2008/09, (i) what proportion and (ii)
total number of households applying to the local authority’s housing
waiting list included at least one working person?

(i)   This can be calculated using the figures we have provided
above/below.

(ii)  See table below.

 

Households including
at least one working
Year person
2013/ 14 668
2014/ 15 1166

 

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the proportion and total number of households applying to our waiting
lists, and included at least one working person, would take in excess of
18 hours.  The Housing and Community Services Department (HCS) only began
collecting this data in a reportable format from the 2013-14 financial
year.  The employment status of applicants seeking housing in previous
years would be held on individual case files/records, and to provide that
data would require each applicants file to be checked from each financial
year covering 2008/09 up to 2012/13 inclusive.  The number of files that
would need to be located, extracted and scrutinised for relevant data to
be collated can be taken from the first table; HCS estimate that this
exercise would take 20 minutes per file, so for just 2008/09 alone, 3763
files at 20 minutes per file would equate to1,254 officer hours.  You may
wish to revise the scope of your request in order to try and bring it
within the cost limit. 

•  Please provide a breakdown number of applicants on your authority’s
housing waiting list broken down by the number of years they have been on
the list (for those who have been on the list less than a year please
indicate whether they have been on for less than 3 months, 6 months or 12
months.)

 

Years on Access Queues Total
1 to 3 months 337
3 to 6 months 460
6 to 12 months 848
1 to 2 years 817
2 to 3 years 632
3 to 5 years 684
5 to 10 years 713
10 to 20 years 236
over 20 years 10
Grand Total 4737

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figures as at 22.7.15

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11528 - Department for
Education Correspondence

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Provide all communications and documentation (e.g. including emails and
guidance) received by all staff within Children's Services departments
from Stephen Bishop and Joanne Harker of the Department for Education's
Independent and Boarding Team from April 1st 2014 up until July 1st 2015.
Please include all attachments.

No information is held by Wandsworth Council from the email addresses
provided, nor has anything been located under individual names from
personal email accounts.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11529 - Telephone
Maintenance

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you send me the following contract information with regards to
the organisation’s telephone system maintenance contract (VOIP or PBX,
other) for hardware and Software maintenance and support:

1.      Contract Type: Maintenance

2.      Existing Supplier: Damovo

3.      Annual Average Spend: £21K     

4.      Number of Users: 3500

5.      Hardware Brand: The primary hardware brand of the organisation’s
telephone system is Mitel

6.      Application(s) running on PBX/VOIP systems: we don’t actually run
applications on the pabx but alongside it, Rostrvm being our Call centre

          application

7.      Telephone System Type: PBX, VOIP

8.      Contract Duration: Five years

9.      Contract Expiry Date: 30/06/2020.

10.    Contract Review Date: 30/06/2017

11.    Contract Description: Standard PaBX maintenance contract

12.    Contact Detail: Stuart Wright 020 8871 8989,
[1][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11530 - Schools Expulsions
and Suspensions

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can I request the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

1. Please tell me how many schoolchildren in your LEA were a) expelled and
b) suspended in each of the following school years:-

a) September 2010 - July 2011; b) September 2011 - July 2012; c) September
2012 - July 2013; d) September 2013 - July 2014; e) September 2014 to July
2015 for sexual misconduct

2. Please provide me with a breakdown of each case, giving details of the
child's age, sex, a summary of the incident and whether they were expelled
or suspended. 

Please refer to the attached Excel document.  Please note that information
has been suppressed within the document in line with the Department for
Educations Statistical Policy Statement on Confidentiality, where that
information is a very low number of individuals. The Council considers
that disclosure of very low numbers of individuals would enable the
identification of a living individual from that information, or, from the
information and other data in the possession of, or likely to come into
the possession of, a data controller. To prevent individual pupils being
identified from the data the information has not been provided in the
attached document as disclosure of the requested information would result
in a breach of one or more of the principles of the Data Protection Act,
and the information is therefore exempt in accordance with Section 40(2)
of the Freedom of Information Act.

                You may wish to revise the scope of your request in order
to try and bring it within the cost limit. 

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11531 - Road Maintenance
Expenditure

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you tell me the amount of expenditure you spent in 2014/2015 on road
maintenance (just the road and pavement, excluding bridges, drainage
etc.), split between capital and revenue.

Can you also tell me your budget for 2015/2016 on road maintenance (just
the road and pavement, excluding bridges, drainage etc. - a comparable
figure with 2014/2015), also split between capital and revenue.

If possible, can you tell me your expected levels of expenditure on road
maintenance in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 - if available.

 

Road
Maintenance
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
    Actuals Budget Budget Budget
General
Carriageways Fund £695,714 £192,570 Not Known Not Known
  Capital £3,414,892 £2,000,000 Not Known Not Known
   
General
Footways Fund £438,840 £438,840 Not Known Not Known
  Capital £1,975,033 £1,000,000 Not Known Not Known

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11532 - Project Directory -
Faylands Estate

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please may I request an up to date project directory of all companies,
suppliers and sub-contractors involved in the project 7 Tower Blocks
(Refurbishment) Faylands Estate, SW16 1TE.

We have 16 properties on the Faylands estate included in Phase Seven of
the decent homes contracts which is programmed for 2016/17. 

The main contractor has not yet been appointed and therefore no project
directory is available.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11533 - Head of Education

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am writing to request the following details for the named person
responsible within your organisation under the Freedom of Information Act.
Job Role: Lead School Improvement Adviser OR Head of Education where
applicable.
John Johnson
Contact details: Email Address and Telephone number.

                [2][email address]  

020 8871 7891

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11535 - Garages/Motorcycle
Units Voids

I refer to your request for information received on 15/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you please let me know the total amount of voids in SW18 and SW17 for
:

Garages

Motorcyle Units

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the total amount of voids in SW18 and SW17 for garages and motorcycle
units would take in excess of 18 hours. 

The manner in which the Housing and Community Services Department (HCS)
holds this information in their systems means that they are unable to
readily extract the requested information automatically.  The only way to
identify this would be to run checks of voids in each street in the
postcodes identified, and this can only be achieved by running a report
per road.  Thereafter the records for each void would have to be manually
examined in order to identify if there is already an applicant assigned to
the unit.  Of those units not assigned to an applicant, those would have
to be inspected to see if the unit was suitable for letting.  HCS estimate
that there are 600 roads and the process would take, on average, half an
hour per road equating to 300 officer hours.  You may wish to narrow the
scope of your request in order to try and bring it within the cost limit.

How long the waiting list is for these voids, i.e. how many people on the
waiting list in SW17 and SW18 and how long the average waiting time is.

This information is not held as the waiting list operated by WBC is broken
down by Estate and not postcode.  

How long the application processing time takes from someone applying for a
void unit to being granted a void unit.

This information varies dependent on each area/Estate and the demand. 

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11539 - Fines for Littering

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Using your most recent annual figures, please provide me with information
under the following headings about people who have been issued with a
fixed penalty notice for dropping litter (a lfpn):  

                Our responses are for the 2014/15 financial Year.

1   the number of people committing an offence of dropping litter who were
issued with a lfpn;

360 

2   the number of people who failed to pay a lfpn;

55 

3   the number of people who failed to pay a lfpn who did not leave their
correct address;

4   the number of lfpn’s that have been cancelled by the authority;

10 

5   the number of people who failed to pay a lfpn whose files were passed
onto the authority’s legal team;

42 

6  the number of people who failed to pay a lfpn, whose files were passed
onto the authority’s legal team, who were subsequently  prosecuted;

23 (information only available up to January 2015) 

7  the number of young people who have been taken to the youth court for
failure to pay a lfpn;

8   the total number of trained and authorised employees of the authority
who presently are able to issue lfpn’s and their titles, e.g. Enforcement
Officers, Traffic Wardens, Council Refuse Operatives, Community
Environment Support Officers.

A total of 13, made up of the following:-

1 Head of Inspection and Enforcement.

2 Principal Enforcement officers.

10 Inspection and Enforcement officers.   

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11541 - Traffic Order re
Kettering Street

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I noticed that contractors working on behalf of Thames Water had closed
Kettering Street, SW16 to through motor traffic, to carry out repairs on
Mitcham Lane at the end of Kettering Street.

Can you please let me know:

What is the duration of the temporary traffic order, or how long will the
road be closed to through motor traffic?

How long does it take officers to raise the necessary paperwork for the
temporary traffic order?

What is the cost of raising the traffic order?

Thames Water have a permit for Mitcham Lane to repair a leaking main, but
have closed Kettering Street to facilitate the works.  They had a permit

until Monday 20^th July on Mitcham Lane, so we would expect the road to
have been closed until then but that Thames Water would have opened it
earlier if they could.

Temporary Traffic Orders normally take a minimum of 8 weeks if they are
standards, although for an emergency they can be raised the same day.

The cost of an order is £1,544.00.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11542 - Armed Forces
Covenant

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please would you tell me:-

1.       Has the local authority signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant,
as of July 16, 2015?

Yes.

2.       If the answer to Q1 is yes, when did this take place?

The Armed Forces Covenant was signed 30th June 2012.

3.       If the answer to Q1 is yes, how many servicemen and women and
their families have been given priority status in applying for
Government-sponsored affordable housing schemes since your authority's
introduction of the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Council has a policy designed to assist armed forces personnel looking
to purchase a property in the borough. Under this policy, the priority
accorded to serving or former service applicants has been increased within
the groups of applicants from Priority 4 to Priority Category 2 alongside
Council Tenants, meaning they receive more offers and greater choice when
it comes to deciding the type of home they would like to buy.  We
currently have one MOD applicant registered under this priority.

4.       If the answer to Q1 is no, how many servicemen and women and
their families have been rehoused by the local authority or private
registered providers during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 financial years?

N/a.

5.       Is there any other support given by the local authority in
accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant? If so, please state what it is.

In 2011/12, Wandsworth Council introduced a quota for rehousing armed
forces personnel. The first year, a quota of 15 properties were set aside
for those who served in the armed forces and who have a local connection
with the borough; as a result, 2 ex-service personnel were rehoused under
the scheme.  In the light of this, ten properties were set aside in
2012/13 under this quota and 5 armed forces personnel were rehoused under
this quota.  In 2013/14, the Council rehoused 8 households and in 2014/15,
6 were rehoused.  In 2015/16, we have set aside 10 properties for the
quota.

In total, since the armed forces quota was introduced, we have rehoused 21
households. The Council also liaises closely with Oswald Stoll under the
Veterans Nomination Scheme, which also supports veterans when they move. 
The Council has a similar agreement with Haig Homes (but they have not
nominated any applicants as yet).

The Council has included in its Allocation Scheme the CLG recommendations
made in relation to disregarding local connection and ensuring that
additional preference is awarded when required to the groups detailed in
the Code of Guidance.  This includes both serving and former service
personnel, as well as the criteria around bereaved partners of armed
forces personnel.

For question 4, please give the figures separately for each financial
year.

For questions 3 and 4, please take 'servicemen and women and their
families' to mean 'a household containing at least one member of the Armed
Forces, or recent Service leaver'.

 

               

                Request for Information - 2015/11543 - New Build
Statistics

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Questionnaire for total number of new build completions in 2014/15, and
whether they included those for social, affordable, intermediate and
market rent, affordable home ownership, market sale or not known. 

Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states that information
is exempt if, at the time a public authority receives a request for it,
the public authority holds it and the authority (or another person)
intends to publish the information at some future date. 

The Housing and Community Services Department have stated that the Council
holds the requested information in that the Planning Department undertake
an annual survey of new build completions.  The survey for 2014/15 has
been completed and the information is currently being collated; this will
be published shortly as a housing annual monitoring report on the planning
section of the Council’s website via the following link:-

[3]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/d...

The section 22 exemption is a qualified exemption, so the Council must
consider whether the public interest in applying the exemption is greater
than the public interest in providing the information.  Publication of the
requested data would be appropriate once the Housing and Community
Services Department have completed their analysis of all the data they
hold for last years’ new build completions survey.  The public interest in
releasing the information at this stage is not considered to be strong as
the planned date of publication is not far in the future.

How many estimated to be built between 2015/16 to 2019/20 and, of those,
how many have land or secured sites already.

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
under no obligation to provide a copy of the requested information if that
information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means. 

This information is available as part of the Council’s Housing Trajectory
and associated schedules which is available on the Council’s website at:-

[4]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/d...

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11544 - Temporary
Accommodation - Salford

I refer to your request for information received on 16/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many properties do Wandsworth Council currently lease or
utilise for statutory temporary accommodation in Salford?

None

 

2.       How many properties do Wandsworth Council currently lease or
utilise for statutory temporary accommodation in Greater Manchester and
within Blackburn-with-Darwen borough?

None

 

3.       How many properties do Wandsworth Council currently lease or
utilise in Salford for families or households with no recourse to public
funds? None

 

4.       How many properties do Wandsworth Council currently lease or
utilise in Greater Manchester or Blackburn-with-Darwen borough for
families or households with no recourse to public funds?

None

 

5.       Where Wandsworth use property for statutory temporary
accommodation, how many times have they failed to notify Salford City
Council of its use?

N/a

 

6.       How many times have Wandsworth Council discharged a homelessness
duty through use of a property in Salford?

None

 

7.       How many times have Wandsworth Council discharged a homelessness
duty through use of a property in Greater Manchester or within
Blackburn-with-Darwen borough?

None

 

8.       What checks are undertaken on the suitability of a property prior
to placement of a household?

The council inspects all units used as temporary accommodation.

 

9.       Do Wandsworth undertake checks on local housing conditions such
as the presence of selective licencing areas prior to placement?

The council liaises with the home borough's private housing team, and such
issues would be revealed through that contact.

 

Please identify for questions 1-4 above:

The property address and postcode

The size of each household

The date that property was first used

               N/a.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11550 - Costs of CCTV
Cameras

I refer to your request for information received on 17/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am writing to obtain information about your local authority’s use of
CCTV cameras.

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:

1.       The amount spent by your authority on the installation of
public-facing CCTV cameras and the purchase or lease of recording
equipment and premises.  I request that the information be laid out in the
following format:-

 

Council Amount spent on fixed Amount spent on mobile Total council spend on
public facing cameras public facing cameras cameras
  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Wandsworth £28,877 £0.00 £0.00 £14,000 £0.00 £0.00 £42,877 £0.00 £0.00

 

2.       The annual cost of your authority’s public-facing CCTV operation
and maintenance.  I would like this information broken down into fixed and
mobile camera devices.  I request that the information be laid out in the
following format:-

 

Annual cost of CCTV Annual cost of CCTV Total council spend on
Council operation and maintenance operation and CCTV operation and
for fixed cameras maintenance maintenance
  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Wandsworth £237,862 £258,542 £293,410 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £237,862 £258,542 £293,410

 

                In addition to the above figures given for questions 1 and
2, our Housing and Community Services Department (HCS) have provided the
following:-

CCTV on Housing land -  Annual
Cost of CCTV Equipment Maintenance
2012/13 2013/2014 2014/2015
£324,542 £275,073 £277,596

 

 

 

 

 

3.       The annual wage and salary cost of CCTV operators, including
pension liabilities, to your authority.

The annual wage and salary cost, including pension liabilities for
2014/15, was £164,428.81.

4.       The total number of cameras controlled by your authority as of
1^st March 2015.  if your authority’s public-facing CCTV operation is
operated by either the local police or another council, or on behalf of
another authority, please make this clear and provide any details of the
annual cost of the lease or annual stipend paid to (or received from)
these organisations for the operation of the CCTV network.

The total number of cameras is 2246, 960 of which are located on Estates
across the borough, and the CCTV system is run and operated by Wandsworth
Borough Council staff.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11551 - Lead for Armed
Forces Veterans

I refer to your request for information received on 17/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Do you have a lead/champion for armed forces veterans or for military
families?  Please indicate Yes or No.

Yes

If YES, could you please provide contact details.

Wandsworth Borough Council has two “champions”:-

Councillor McDonnell

[5][email address]

and

Paul McCue, Assistant Director (Leisure and Culture), Housing & Community
Services

[6][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11553 - Open Spaces

I refer to your request for information received on 17/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

                1.  The total land area of the local authority, in square
kilometres, as of July 17, 2015 or the nearest available date.

35.21

2.  A list of all areas that are classed as open space, as of the date in
question 1.

We do not hold a named list of all the spaces; the figure below is the sum
of all spaces identified in this map:
[7]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/f...

3. The total land area of the local authority that is classified as an
open space, as of the date in question 1, in square kilometres.

10.6 square kilometres.

Please take the definition of 'open space' from the National Planning
Policy Framework (NPPF). For clarity, I am quoting the definition

below:-

"Open space: All open space of public value, including not just land, but
also areas of water (such as rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs) which
offer important opportunities for sport and recreation and can act as a
visual amenity."

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11554 - Sexual Incidents In
Schools

I refer to your request for information received on 17/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

Under Freedom of Information Laws, I would like to find out details of
incidents of reported sexual harassment and assaults involving children in
maintained schools.

 

Since September 1, 2013 (to the date of this request), I would like to
know the recorded numbers and available details of every incident of a
child being involved in sexual harassment/assault /act in a school.  It is
important the notes DO NOT contain the name of the people involved, or the
name of the school involved. Providing either of these details might risk
identifying someone potentially involved in criminal behaviour, or a
victim of sexual offences.

 

However, it is crucial that the age and sex of the children
involved are disclosed, along with any other details relating to the
outcome of any disciplinary process which may have followed (for example
suspension). Where applicable, please state if the case was treated as a
child protection issue, with any of the children involved being deemed "at
risk" or referred to children's services.  Providing these details will
not lead to the identification of the child.  Incidents could include
children being sexually bullied/harassed via online means
(phones/computers). Assaults may be perpetrated by a young person on
another, or by an adult (such as a member of staff).

Please refer to the attached Excel document. 

Please note that information has been redacted from the Excel document in
line with the Department for Educations Statistical Policy Statement on
Confidentiality, where that information is a very low number of
individuals. The Council considers that disclosure of very low numbers of
individuals would enable the identification of a living individual from
that information, or, from the information and other data in the
possession of, or likely to come into the possession of, a data
controller. To prevent individual pupils being identified from the data
the information has been redacted from the attached spreadsheet.
 Disclosure of the requested information would result in a breach of one
or more of the principles of the Data Protection Act and the information
is therefore exempt in accordance with Section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11556 - Housing

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many homes do you provide within your authority that has
seven or more bedrooms? By “providing” I mean through whatever funding
means (e.g. Council owned, council managed or privately rented
accommodation paid for with a contribution from Housing Benefit
payments)?  

2

2.       For each property state:-

Ø  the number of bedrooms

7  

Ø  the first section of the postcode and the first digit of the second
section of the postcode (e.g. E11 3??),  

1) SW17 8  &  2) SW17 8  

Ø  the monthly rental cost of the property and how much of this cost is
met by Housing Benefit payments

Monthly rental £1,122.77  - Monthly Housing Benefit paid £546.39

Monthly rental £1,226.81  - Monthly Housing Benefit paid £1,122.12

 

3.       If a council owned property please state how much money has been
spent on renovation, repair, redecoration on the property in the last five
financial years?

Property 1

 

Total 10/11 £921.49
Total 11/12 £558.41
Total 12/13 £230.25
Total 13/14 £183.60
Total 14/15 £127.49
Total 15/16 to Date £0.00
Property 2
Total 10/11 £317.26
Total 11/12 £0.00
Total 12/13 £2,973.48
Total 13/14 £730.85
Total 14/15 £245.01
Total 15/16 to Date £2,095.23

 

 

4.       How many residential properties does your authority own that are
currently rented out to council tenants and are valued in excess of
£1million? If you do have any such properties please give the postcode of
the property with the exception of the last two letters and state the
estimated market value that you have on record.

Please refer to the table below.

 

Post Code Estimated Market Value
SW17 8 £1,800,000
SW17 8 £1,800,000
SW11 1 £1,400,000
SW11 1 £1,400,000
SW11 6 £1,400,000
SW12 9 £1,400,000
SW12 9 £1,400,000
SW11 5 £1,400,000
SW11 6 £1,400,000
SW12 9 £1,400,000
SW11 1 £1,400,000
SW18 2 £1,300,000
SW18 2 £1,300,000
SW18 3 £1,300,000
SW18 5 £1,300,000
SW18 2 £1,300,000
SW18 5 £1,300,000
SW18 2 £1,300,000
SW18 2 £1,300,000
SW15 2 £1,000,000
SW15 2 £1,000,000

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11557 - Fleet Information

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please supply information detailing the organisation’s vehicle, leasing
and maintenance contracts. I am aware that not all organisations will have
this particular contract but can you please send the following information
with regards to these contracts:

1.       Contract Type: Maintenance, Leased, Hire

We have a combination of owned and leased vehicles.  The contract on the
leased vehicles has expired and these vehicles are currently retained on a
short term basis. 

All vehicles are maintained in house. 

At present there is no contract in place for the leased vehicles and
therefore the questions below are not applicable.

2.  Who is the supplier of this contract? If there is more than one
supplier please can you split all the information out below including
annual spend, contract description and contract dates.

3.  A small description of the contract.

4.  The expiry date of each individual contract.

5.  The contract review date.

6.  Can you please send me contact details of the individual within the
organisation responsible for this contract? Can you please send me two
contact one from the fleet management (or equivalent) and the other
procurement or purchasing preferably the category manager.

7.  If the contract above was awarded within the last six months could you
please provide me with the suppliers that where shortlisted?

8.  I understand that the FOI Act is for recorded information but if you
could help, please include notes into what the organisation tends to do
for future procurements, extending contract, going to tender, etc.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11558 - Facilities
Management

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you provide me with the organisation’s existing contracts
relating to facilities management for each of the categories below:

A.      Property and Building Services Maintenance

B.      Cleaning and Janitorial Services

C.      Security Services- From building and car park security to prisoner
escorting services

D.      Catering Services

For each of the contract above can you please provide me with the
organisation’s primary/main contracts that are above £1,000.00. If there
isn’t

1.       What is the type of contract please pick from one of the
categories above? If the organisation has a fully managed contract please
state “Managed”.

2.       Who is the supplier for this contract? Please can you provide me
with the contract information for each individual supplier?

3.       What is the annual average spend? Please can you provide me with
the contract information for each individual supplier?

4.       What is the contract duration? Please also provide me with any
extensions that maybe offered to the supplier.

5.       What is the contract expiry date? Please at least provide me with
the month and year.

6.       When will this contract be reviewed? Please at least provide me
with the month and year.

7.       Can you please provide me with the total number of sites the
contract covers? An estimate will also be acceptable.

8.       What services are provided under this contract? A brief
description will be acceptable

9.       Who is the main contact from within the organisation responsible
for reviewing this contract? Can you please provide me with their full
name, actual job title, contact number and direct email address?

10.   Notes: If the contract information provided is going to be expiring
within the next 3 months it would be helpful to know if you’re going to
renew or are planning to go to tender for  a new contract for this
particular service.

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
under no obligation to provide a copy of the requested information if that
information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means. 

All this information is freely available via the link depicted below (if
it’s not on the list then it is likely we do not have a contract).  This
also includes a brief description and contact details (name, phone and
e-mail) for the responsible officer.  As a general rule, contract renewals
would usually start 18 months prior to the expiry date of the contract.

[8]http://www.londoncontractsregister.co.uk/

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11559 - Statutory
Instrument No 658 (2010) – Health Protection Regulation

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

In relation to the your duties under Statutory Instrument No 658 (2010) –
Health Protection Regulation –

1)      How many orders has the Council obtained in the period 2010-2015
imposing a restriction on the movement of persons at that time resident

in your local authority area? 

                  1 (2011).

2)   In each case was the person detained in a hospital?

                  Yes.

3)   In each case which causative agent was identified as the reason for
obtaining an order under the regulations (ref: SI No 659, schedule 2)?

                  TB.

4)   In each case how long was the person detained for?

       28 days for the order.

5)   What is the name and contact details for the Council lead in relation
to the Health Protection Regulations?

                  Helen Clark, Commercial Services Manager, Environmental
Services – [9][email address] / 020 8871 6777

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11560 - Suppliers Invoices

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please treat this emailed communication as a Freedom of Information
request and provide the following information regarding suppliers invoices
paid in the period from 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015:

• Total No. of invoices
paid                                                       
               

    48,004

• Total value of invoices paid                                   
               

    £82,539,726.83 (including VAT where applicable)

• Nos of invoices paid within 10 working
days                                  

    38,058 (assumed 12 calendar days)

• % of invoices paid within 10 working
days                                      

    79.3%

• Nos of invoices paid within 30 calendar
days                                 

    44,793

• % of invoices paid within 30 calendar
days                                     

    93.3%

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11562 - Teaching Wage Bill

I refer to your request for information received on 20/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you tell us your annual wage bill for fully qualified teachers in the
last financial year 2014-15.

The same figure for 2009-10

The same figure for 2004-05

This information is not held by Wandsworth Council as schools do not
report back on this basis.

Can you tell us the annual wage bill for teaching assistants in the last
financial year 2014-15.

The same figure for 2009-10

The same figure for 2004-05

Please see our response above.

Also – is it possible to tell us how much Pupil Premium funding was
received by your schools in the last financial year?

                LA Maintained Schools 2014/15 I05 Pupil Premium Funding
Total £8,971,138.

And the same figure for 2013 – 2014.

Information on the annual wage bill for fully qualified teachers and
teaching assistants is not held by Wandsworth Council as schools do not
report back on this basis.

                LA Maintained Schools 2013/14 I05 Pupil Premium Funding
Total £ 7,515,598.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11563 - Business Rates

                I refer to your request for information received on
20/07/2015.  Please see the information below in response to your request:
-

Required Information;- A list of new NNDR accounts (i.e. a new occupier)
since 31st January  2015 to present.

•  Property address

•  Account holder name (where occupier is a limited company)

•  The date the current ratepayer became liable for the business rates

•  We do not require any information on individuals or sole traders.

               Please refer to the attached Excel document.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11567 - Councillors'
Allowances

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

For each of the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 please provide
the following:-

1)      The basic rate of members allowance           

£10,597 in each of those financial years

2)      The leader of the council's  special responsibility allowance

£40,829 in 2012-13, and £40,670 in 2013-14 and in 2014-15

3)      The total value of allowances paid to councillors

2012-13:   £1,077,790

2013-14:   £1,077,611

2014-15:   £1,001,592

4)      The total value of allowances plus expenses paid to councillors

2012-13:   £1,079,050               

2013-14:   £1,079,276

2014-15:   £1,003,804

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11568 - Annual Budget

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

When publishing annual expenditure, the council puts out statistics
related to a "Budget".  I would like to know how much money is held by
WANDSWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL, as per your annual "STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS".

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
under no obligation to provide a copy of the requested information if that
information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means. 

The draft Statement of Accounts is available via the link below, the
reserves are shown on Page 14:-

[10]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/f...

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11569 - Steroid Use

I refer to your request for information received on 14/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

How many people accessing your NSP this financial year are using PIEDs?

Please note that this information is not available until the end of the
financial year.

How many people accessing your NSP are using heroin?

Please note that this information is not available until the end of the
financial year.

How many people accessing your NSP over each of the last 5 years are using
PIEDs? (Please complete as fully as possible)

2014/2015

2013/1014

2012/2013

2011/2012

2010/2011

Please refer to the first line of the table below.

How many people accessing your NSP over each of the last 5 years are using
heroin? (Please complete as fully as possible)

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

2011/2012

2010/2011

Please refer to the second line of the table below.

 

2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
19 Data no longer held 41 60 73
57 Data no longer held 119 117 127

 

The following two questions are about NEW users attending your NSP, by new
we mean previously unknown to your NSP for using this type of substance.

How many new PIED users in this financial year?

Please refer to the table below.

How many new PIED users in 2014/2015?

                Please refer to the table below.

 

2014/15 2015/16
New PIEDs 48 34

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11570 - Car Alarm
Complaints and Policy

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please provide me with:

•  Copy of Council's strategy/policy to address residents' complaints
regarding car alarms;

•  Document showing the target response times for dealing with nuisance
car alarms and how the Council performed against these targets in the

     latest year.

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
under no obligation to provide a copy of the requested information if that
information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means. 

With regards to points 1 and part of point 2 (relating to the policy and
response times), the details can be found on our website via the following
links:-

[11]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200518...

               
[12]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200518...

Turning to the Council’s performance against these targets, in accordance
with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as the process of
identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate, extracting the
information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined by the Freedom
of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees)
Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to performance statistics would take in excess of 18 hours as an officer
would need to scrutinise 4,000 records to extract any pertinent
information.  Even at one minute per record, you will appreciate that this
would equate to just over 66.5 hours.  You may wish to revise the scope of
your request in order to try and bring it within the cost limit. 

In order to be of assistance, however, with regards to performance for the
period from 1st April 2014 to 31^st March 2015 we responded to 105 car
alarm complaints.  100% of car alarm calls were responded to within the 1
day target.  92% of all noise complaints were responded to within the '80%
in 1 hour' target.  We give car alarms a high priority due the potential
to disturb a lot of people, so we would aim to have 100% of car alarm
calls responded to within 1 hour.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11571 - The Structure of IT
and Information Security

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for
the departmental structure of the IT / Information Security Department
within the council.  Where there isn’t a dedicated IT / Information
Security Department, the details of IT Department will suffice.

Please refer to the attached pdf document.  Telephone numbers should be
prefixed by 020 8871 xxxx.

Please can you confirm Names, Email addresses and where possible Telephone
numbers of The Senior Management within the directorate (CISO, “Head of”
or Manager).

               David Tidey, Assistant Director, IT and Business
Management, [13][email address]

Frank McGeady, Consultancy Services Manager,
[14][email address]

Keith Sanderson, Support Services Manager,
[15][email address]

Ross Bridges, Infrastructure Manager, [16][email address]

James Petersen, Web Manager, [17][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11572 - Vacant Properties
Registered

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many vacant/empty/disused properties/buildings are there in
the borough according to your most recent figures?

1283.

2.       How much is the Council spending on maintaining
vacant/empty/disused properties/buildings in 2013-14 ?

£26,576.24.

3.       Do you have a list of the locations or names of
properties/buildings that are vacant/empty/disused?

Your request for information has been considered.  We can confirm that
Wandsworth Council holds the requested information but considers that the
information you have requested relating to empty properties is exempt from
disclosure under the Act on the following basis:-

Section 31(1)(a) – Law Enforcement – Prevention and detection of crime

Information is exempt from disclosure where this would be likely to
prejudice the prevention and detection of crime. It is the Council's
opinion that disclosure of this information would be likely to prejudice
the prevention and detection of crime by revealing the locations of empty
properties.  In coming to this conclusion, the Council is reminded that
disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act is akin to
publication and the Council has a duty to consider the effects of
releasing the information into the public domain when there is no control
over how it is distributed or used. 

The Council has additionally sought the opinion of the Borough Commander,
who was of the opinion that the disclosure of this information would be
likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.  The Council
finds it difficult to ignore the opinion of an experienced Officer;  as a
consequence, this information is considered to be exempt.

This exemption requires the Council to consider the public interest test
when considering whether to disclose the requested information.  Whilst
the Council recognises there is a public interest in enabling properties
to be brought back into use and a general interest in transparency, we are
also bound to consider the strong public interest in reducing the
potential for criminal activity.  

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11573 - Sex Shop Licences

                I refer to your request for information received on
21/07/2015.  Please see the information below in response to your request:
-

How many licences are currently valid in your borough?

None

Where possible, can you tell me how many licences were granted in 2012,
2013 and 2014?

None

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11574 - Windows Server 2003

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

This is a Freedom of Information (FOI) request regarding the use of
Windows Server 2003 for the on or off-site storage of information used by
your council. As you may be aware Microsoft removed active support for
this operating system on 14 July, and the option exists to continue
receiving support for this product after the date for a fee.

My questions are:

• Please indicate the number of Windows Server 2003 servers you are using?

31

• If there are any plans to migrate from them, and with what timeframe?

Yes – by the end of September 2015

• Will your council be upgrading the server systems in the foreseeable
future?

Yes – see above

• Are you utilising Microsoft’s extended server support, and to what cost
per server per year?

No

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11575 - Local Housing
Allowance

I refer to your request for information received on 21/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       What was the total amount paid in Local Housing Allowance
payments in each of the past five financial years (2010/11, 2011/12,
2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15) to households living in properties that were
previously sold by the local authority through Right to Buy?  

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to the total amount paid in Local Housing Allowance (LHA) payments over
the last five financial years to households living in properties that were
previously sold by the Council through Right To Buy (RTB) would take in
excess of 18 hours. 

Our Finance Department advised that, for the tax years in question, there
were 283 properties sold under RTB.  As they do not have a reference point
with regards to RTB & LHA, each has to be looked for individually by way
of either the name, address and/or postcode; the average time it would
take an officer to carry out this exercise would be at least 4 minutes per
property.  The next step of the exercise would be to extract the total
amount paid in LHA to households living in properties previously sold
under RTB, factoring in a further 10 minutes per property over the five
year period.  At a combined total of at least 14 minutes per property,
this would equate to 66 officer hours.

You may wish to revise the scope of your request in order to try and bring
it within the cost limit. 

2.       What was the total amount paid in Local Housing Allowance
payments in each of the past five financial years (2010/11, 2011/12,
2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15) to households living in properties where the
council is the freeholder but not the leaseholder?

Please see our response to question one.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11578 - Oracle Database

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.            Are you currently using any Oracle relational database
software?

a)            Yes

b)            No

                                Yes

2.            In the past two years, how much have you spent on all of
your Oracle licenses for Oracle relational database software?

a)            Less than £15,000

b)            £15,001 - £30,000

c)            £30,001 – £50,000

d)            £50.001 - £100,000

e)            £100,001 - £500,000

f)             £500,001 or more

                                a)

3.            In the past two years, to what percentage (to the closest 1
per cent) has the average cost of all your Oracle licenses for Oracle
relational database software changed?

a)            Decreased by 1 – 20 per cent

b)            Decreased by 21 – 40 per cent

c)            Decreased by 41 – 60 per cent

d)            Decreased by 61 – 80 per cent

e)            Decreased by 81 – 100 per cent

f)             Decreased by 101 per cent or more

g)            Stayed the same

h)            Increased by 1 – 20 per cent

i)             Increased by 21 – 40 per cent

j)             Increased by 41 – 60 per cent

k)            Increased by 61 – 80 per cent

l)             Increased by 81 – 100 per cent

m)          Increased by 101 per cent or more

                                g)

4.            In the past two years, to what percentage (to the closet 1
per cent) of your overall budget have you spent on Oracle licenses for
Oracle relational database software?

a)            0 per cent

b)            1 – 20 per cent

c)            21 – 40 per cent

d)            41 – 60 per cent

e)            61 – 80 per cent

f)             81 – 100 per cent

g)            101 per cent or more

                                b)

5.            What is the average length of all your Oracle relational
database software licenses?

a)            Less than a year

b)            One year – two years

c)            Two years – three years

d)            Four years – five years

e)            More than five years

                                e)

6.            Has Oracle conducted an audit within your organisation in
the past year

                                No

7.            How many CSI/support contracts do you have with Oracle

                                None

8.            How long did your latest Oracle relational database software
take to implement?

NB. ‘Implement’ means the period from the first day to the last day of
installing Oracle’s relational database software

A)           Less than one week

B)           One week – two weeks

C)           Two weeks – three weeks

D)           Three weeks – four weeks

E)           Over four weeks                                    

                               c)

9.           How long did your latest Oracle relational database software
take to implement?

NB. ‘Implement’ means the period from the first day to the last day of
installing Oracle’s relational database software

A)          Less than one week

B)          One week – two weeks

C)          Two weeks – three weeks

D)          Three weeks – four weeks

E)           Over four weeks

                               c)

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11579 - House Valuations

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       How many residential properties owned by the local authority are
valued at (a) more than and (b) less than

the following amounts for each category:

1 bedroom          2 bedroom          3 bedroom          4
bedroom          5+ bedrooms

   340,000         400,000                 490,000                790,000
                 1,205,000

 

  1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms 4 bedrooms 5+ bedrooms
    £340,000    £400,000    £490,000    £790,000   £1,205,000
           
More than 2 118 352 0 19
stated amount
for each
category
Less than 4493 6227 3813 991 54
stated amount
for each
category

 

2.       How many council-owned properties that were available for re-let
in the local authority area during the last financial year (2014/15) were
valued at (a) more than and (b) less than the following amounts for each
category:

1 bedroom          2 bedroom          3 bedroom          4
bedroom          5+ bedrooms

   340,000         400,000                        490,000      
    790,000                             1,205,000

In accordance with the provisions defined under section 12 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 we are not obliged to comply with your request as
the process of identifying, locating, retrieving and, where appropriate,
extracting the information would exceed the 'appropriate limit' as defined
by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004.

To process your request and to identify the detailed information relevant
to how many Council-owned properties were available for re-let during the
last financial year, and their equivalent valuations, would take in excess
of 18 hours. 

Our Housing and Community Services Department have advised that this
information is not held in an easily retrievable format, therefore an
officer would need to identify the relevant properties then examine each
file to establish the value of those properties.  There are approximately
800 void properties for re-letting each year, and it is estimated that
this would take 10 minutes per property, therefore equating to the
equivalent of just over 133 officer hours.  You may wish to revise the
scope of your request in order to bring it within the cost limit.

3.       How many council-owned properties are anticipated to be available
for re-let in the local authority area during the next five financial year
(2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20) are valued at (a) more
than and (b) less than the following amounts for each category:

1 bedroom          2 bedroom          3 bedroom          4
bedroom          5+ bedrooms

  340,000                  400,000                490,000
               790,000                 1,205,000

We are unable to provide a prediction of the number of properties that
will be available for re-let in the future.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11580 - Children's Centre

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Borough’s Demographics.

A.       # of total children (and # of disadvantaged children) under 5
years who reside in the borough.

                Figures are taken from the 2014/15 financial
year:-               

Total children under 5 = 22,000  

Disadvantaged children under 5 = 4,752.

                B.      # of total children (and # of disadvantaged
children) under 5 years who used children’s centres.

                6,952 children under 5 used centres, of which 1,807 were
disadvantaged.

C.       Any other relevant data on the usage of children’s centres.

                There were 66,753 visits to Children Centres in 2014-15.

2.       Children’s centres in the borough

A.       List of all children’s centres in the borough.

Balham
Faylands
Garratt park
York gardens
Hillbrook
Somerset
Franciscan
Smallwood
Southmead
Yvonne Carr
Chesterton
West Hill
Granard
Eastwood

 

B.      Estimated children under five years in each centre’s reach.

                          1500.

C.       Whether each centre has been commissioned out to an external
organisation and what organisation is currently operating each centre.

                          10 Centres are managed on behalf of the LA by
Maintained Schools.  4 are directly managed by the LA.

D.      If the local authority has commissioned out operations for any of
its children’s centres to external providers, I’d like information on the

          contracts, such as:

i.                    How many children’s centres does the contract
entail?

ii.                  What is the timeframe of the contract?

iii.                How much is the commission fee?

                         None commissioned to external provider.

3.     What is the operational model/ how are the centres organised with
each other (e.g. each centre is run independently of each other, “hub and

         spoke” model, etc.)?

                         Each centre is stand-alone.

4.       What are the main services provided by each children’s centre?

           Core offer of Children Centre as per Statutory guidance.

5.       What the employee structure is at children’s centres (how many
employees, what positions, etc.)

                          Centre Manager, Outreach Worker, Early Years
Practitioner, Creche staff,  Administrator.

6.       Information/summary of the local authority’s most recent
consultation regarding children’s centres.

                          This can be found on Committee paper 13-102 via
the following link:-

                         
[18]http://wbcvmmod01/documents/s26578/Paper...

7.       Contact information (e-mail and phone number) for:

a.       Head of local authority

                          Paul Martin, Chief Executive:-
[19][email address]    020 8871 6001

b.      Head of department related to tenders/contracts

                          Access via Paul Martland (details below)

c.       Head of children’s centres

                          Paul Martland:-  [20][email address]
       020 8871 7156

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11581 - Foster Care and
Adoption Figures

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am under the freedom of information act requesting annual figures of
children placed in foster care and adopted. Along with failed adoptions.

I am also under this act also asking for the budget given to each Local
Authority in relation to adoption and fostering funds granted by the
Government every year.

We would also like to know if any of your workers are given incentives
either by promotion options or pay bonuses to meet adoption targets that
would show an improvement of the annual OFSTED reports.

So to clarify:

1. The annual figure for 2014 to date of all children currently looked
after by the LA and those that are in adoption or await adoption.

·         As at 31/03/15 there were 222 Children Looked After (CLA).

·         In the year 01/04/14 – 31/03/15 there were 9 adoptions. These 9
are not counted in the 222 above because they are no longer looked after
by the LA once adopted.

·         As at 31/03/15 there were 27 children awaiting adoption and out
of this number 5 were placed with their adopters. These are included in
the 222 above.

2: Adoptions that have broken down since in the previous annual year.

There were no adoption breakdowns in 2013/4.

3: Your annual budget given by the government to assist and support
placements of children.

657K Adoption Reform Grant:  550K Adoption support.  It is difficult to
aggregate the annual budget as the budget includes staffing, therapeutic
intervention and other resources provided to support placements of
children.

4: If any cash or promotional offers are granted to Social Workers in
order to meet any OFSTED targets.

No cash or promotional offers are granted to Social Workers.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11583 - Software
Applications/Contact Details

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would appreciate it if you could please provide me with the following
information;

1.                  List of corporate and enterprise software applications
used and under the process of acquisition

Financial system – e5 from ABS

HR system – iTrent from Midland

2.                  Name, Telephone Numbers and Email addresses of
officers responsible for system administration of the above applications.

David Tidey, 020 8871 6000, [21][email address]

3.                  Your IT Strategy Policy document

Please refer to the first attached pdf document.

4.                  Your Information Security Policy document

Please refer to the second pdf document attached.

5.            Name, Telephone Numbers and Email addresses of the following
officers

o             All Chief Officers

·                    Head of IT, HR, Legal & Committee Services

Head of IT – David Tidey, 020 8871 6000, [22][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11584 - Supply Spend
2014/15

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information above as attached.

                Please can you provide me with the 2014/15 school spend on
agency supply staff in the borough of Wandsworth from the data you have
available?

I would prefer to receive the information in excel spread sheet format,
with considerable focus on 2013/14 Primary, Secondary, SEN and Nursery
school spend data including E1-E31 including Capital expenditure CE01,
CE04 and E26, broken down per school.

I would like the information broken down to show the amount spent on
teachers and the amount spent on support staff.

I would also like to have the spend information per school broken down
into which Agency/Company it was spent with.

I would also like to have notification as to whether this borough has a
Preferred Agency Supply List.  If so, can you please confirm which
agencies are currently on the Preferred Supply List for your borough and
how to make application to be included on the list.  If the Preferred
Supply list for the borough is fixed I would like to know when this is up
for re tender.  If individual schools have their own Preferred Supply List
I would also like this information broken down to see the agencies
currently on the preferred list for each school.

Please find attached a spreadsheet giving the breakdown of 14/15 CFR
expenditure by school in the format requested. Highlighted in yellow is
CFR code E26 which relates to teaching supply spend.

Supply spend for support staff cannot be broken down separately as it is
included in CFR code E27 which also includes other types of curriculum
bought in services.

               We do not hold information on which agencies or companies
schools use for supply cover.

               Please note that the CFR data is still with the DfE for
final approval before inclusion on their benchmarking website in October
2015.

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11586 - Spent grains from
Microbreweries

I refer to your request for information received on 23/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Some microbreweries brew beer with malt bought from a maltster.  Others
brew beer using barley which they boil in a 'mash tun', to extract the
malt. The barley grains that have been boiled in this way are then thrown
away. These are known as 'spent grains'.

What arrangements do you have to deal with spent grains from
microbreweries in the borough?

We do not, as a council, have any arrangements with microbreweries to deal
with spent grains.  During inspections we would ask about the brewery’s
own arrangements, as sometimes they are used in animal feed production and
we would assess whether they have suitable arrangements in place.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11587 - House Valuation

I refer to your request for information received on 22/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

See the information that was relied on for the valuation below:

I am writing to request information about the how my property was valued
and what information was used to decide the overall value.

 

Bowyer House o Three Bedroom Flat, Ex Local Authority
o Average Condition
o On Market for £425,000 in July 2015 and Under Offer
at £425,000 and Very Close to Exchange of
Contracts.
34 Bembridge House o Three Bedroom Flat, Ex Local Authority
o Average Condition
o Sold for £352,000, November 2014
39 Binstead House o Two Bedroom Flat, Ex Local Authority
o Average Condition,
o Sold for £340,000, October 2014
38 Bembridge House o Two Bedroom Flat, Ex Local Authority
o Average Condition
o Sold for £325,000 in October 2014

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11588 - Sexual Education
Resources

I refer to your request for information received on 23/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as
specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too
unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that
under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am seeking the following information in electronic form.

A list of all:

•             Resources;

•             training providers;

•             support services;

and/or any other organisations involved in the provision of sex and
relationships training, advice or education, that are recommended or
advertised by your local authority to schools  or parents. In the case of
any resources, I would like the name, title or web address of the
resource, as well as the name of the organisation that provides or
produces it.

This information is not held by the Council.  Please contact the schools
directly, contact details being available via the following link:-
[23]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/directory/4...

In addition, please could you provide details of any website/internet
filtering policies or systems your local authority provides or recommends
to schools.

All schools use Webscreen 2.0 through the London Grid for Learning.  Some
Secondary schools also use additional filtering, but they would need to be
contacted directly for the details.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11589 - Late Licences

I refer to your request for information received on 23/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please could you provide me with the number of I) applications for
licences to serve alcohol past 12am ii) licences held to serve alcohol
past 12am in the borough.  

Please could you provide this information by I) the nature of the premise
holding or applying for the licence, for each of the following years a)
2012 b) 2013 c) 2014 d) 2015 (up to the current date)?

Number of applications received seeking the consumption of alcohol beyond
midnight on one or more nights by type

Year Applications OFF licences ON Licences ON/OFF
licences
2012 10 new (of which 2 were 3 5 (of which 2 2
time limited) were time
6 limited)  
13 variation
3 4

 
2013 7 new (of which 3 were 0 3(of which 3 4
time limited) were time
  limited)  
10 variation
4 3 3
2014 4 new 2 0 2

8 variation 2 1 5
2015 (to 10 new 0 6 5
current date)
4 variation 0 2 2

 

We do not hold the information to advise you of the number of licences
held to serve alcohol past midnight regularly on one or more nights across
the borough in 2012 and 2013.  The information for 2014 and of today’s
date are as follows:-

 

Year Off sales only On sales only On and off sales
2014 44 34 (of which 4 hold 156 (of which 9 hold
club premises club premises
certificates) certificates)
2015 (to date) 48 39 (of which 4 hold 153 (of which 9 hold
club premises club premises
certificates) certificates)

 

Please note that this information does not include festive variations. 
For more information about festive variations on current licences, please
visit the public register on the Council’s website, available via the
following link:-

[24]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/site/custom...

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11591 - No Next of Kin

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1. From June 2015 to any pending please provide details of any deceased
persons you have dealt with who have no known next of kin (or you cannot
find next of kin).

2. Date of Death and Date of Birth.

3. Last known address.

4. The date passed onto TSOL or The Duchy Solicitor (plus any pending).

5. The approximate value of estate.

Please refer to the attached Excel document from which you will note that
some information has not been provided, i.e. the name of the deceased,
value of estate and full address..

Section 31(1)(a) - Law Enforcement – Prevention and detection of crime

Information is exempt from disclosure when this would be likely to
prejudice the prevention and detection of crime.  The Council considers
that the release of this information would be likely to lead to an
increased number of instances of fraud.  In coming to this conclusion, the
Council is reminded that disclosure of information under the Freedom of
Information Act is akin to publication and the Council has a duty to
consider the effects of releasing the information into the public domain
when there is no control over how it is distributed or used. 

The public interest test has been applied and the Council does not
consider that the public interest in releasing this information would
outweigh the risks associated with disclosing the information.

Information about estates valued at over £5,000 will eventually, after
checks made by the Treasury Solicitor's Department, be made available on
their website.  This can be found via the following link: -

                [25]www.bonavacantia.gov.uk

This information includes the name, place of death, date of death, estate
amount and family history.  Please note that the Treasury Solicitor's
Department will only disclose relevant information after the appropriate
checks have been carried out.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11592 - Social Care System

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

               Adult Social Care

a)                  Who is the current supplier of your Adult Social Care
application system and what is

                Servelec-Corelogic.

b)                  Systems name

Frameworki.

c)                   When did the contract with the current supplier
begin, and when is it due for renewal?

Contract start date of Frameworki is November 2007, but no end date as we
have a perpetual license.

d)                  Is the system located in-house, supplier hosted or
Cloud based?

Supplier hosted.

Children’s Social Care

e)                  Who is the current supplier of your Children’s Social
Care application system and what is

Servelec-Corelogic.

f)                   Systems name

Frameworki.

g)                  When did the contract with the current supplier begin,
and when is it due for renewal

Contract start date of Frameworki is November 2007, but no end date as we
have a perpetual license.

h)            Is the system located in-house, supplier hosted or Cloud
base?

                Supplier hosted.

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11593 - Hepatitis C
Activities

I refer to your request for information received on 05/06/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Who is the lead for addressing hepatitis C as a public health
concern at your local authority?  

The Joint Commissioning Unit is responsible for the commissioning of
testing, treatment and support services. The Council’s Public Health
division is responsible for the assessment of need and general awareness
programmes.

2.       What activities have your Health and Wellbeing Board undertaken
to improve hepatitis C awareness, testing and diagnosis over the last 2
years (May 2013 to May 2015)?

3.       What were the outcomes of those activities?  

•  The Council’s commissioned sexual health testing and treatment services
include hepatitis C testing, treatment and advice as part of routine
GUM    sexual health clinics.

•  The Council’s commissioned drug and alcohol treatment service provides
hepatitis C testing to all injection drug users and hep C-positive service
users receive proactive support with their treatment regimes.

•  Nine pharmacies across the Borough are commissioned to provide needle
exchange services, which assist in the reduction of hepatitis transmission

            among injection drug users.

Specific activities regarding hepatitis C awareness, testing and diagnosis
over the last 2 years:-

a.      May 2013 – on-going:

All needle exchange pharmacies have had hepatitis C training and this is
included in the annual needle exchange training. The training is
comprehensive and covers all blood borne viruses.  Hepatitis awareness,
testing and vaccination is a part of the campaign calendar and pharmacies
promote awareness and signposting for testing.

b.      April 2014 – May 2015:  All current drug and alcohol service users
offered a re-test

6% more eligible service users have had a Hep C test in 2014/15 compared
with 2013/14, meaning we are now well above the national average of 80% of
eligible service users receiving a test.  In 2014/15 88.6% of eligible
Wandsworth service users had received a test.

There was also a 10% increase of new eligible service users receiving a
Hep C test compared with 2013/14; this also means we are now over 9% above
the national average for this measure.  In 2014/15 79.8% of eligible new
Wandsworth service users had received a test, compared with 70.5%
nationally.

c.       On-going: Hep C Clinic delivered within the drug treatment
service

We have increased awareness across all treatment sites, in primary care
and through our needle exchange services which operate within community
pharmacies.  Again there is an active campaign run within the pharmacies
which operate the needle exchange, with messages being placed on sharps
containers and posters in the pharmacy.  The clinic is run on alternate
weeks in the main drug service, there is a lead within each site of the
treatment service for ensuring that all patients who are within the
treatment service (and through primary care/shared care) are offered
testing.  There is a clear pathway in place.

d.      On-going: Specialist chemsex clinic every week where Hep C testing
is available 

This takes place every Wednesday from 6-8pm, run by the specialist
provider, and provides counselling, testing, treatment, needle exchange
and a fast track into sexual health services.  We have formed close
partnerships with the Brighter Partnership, Terrence Higgins Trust and
Wandsworth LGBT. There will be provision for providing testing for clients
who are identified through PSE - Public Health Services.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11595 - Parking PCNs

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Can you send me details of how many PCNs, in relation to Stormont Road no
right turn sign, have been issued this month and this year.

 01/01/015-30/06/15

1004 PCNs were issued. 

We cannot provide the PCNs issued for July yet, as the month is not
complete.

 

 

Request for Information - 2015/11596 - Sure Start

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

The number of designated statutory children's centres in the local
authority now

14

How many Sure Start centres in the local authority provide fewer services
now than they did in 2009/10?

5

How many Sure Start centres in the local authority have reduced their
opening hours since 2009/10?

0

How many Sure Start centres in the local authority have fewer staff now
than in 2009/10?

0

Approximately how many children use the Sure Start Centre(s) in the local
authority on a frequent basis now?

13,779 (64%) of all children under 5 in April 2014- March 15

Approximately how many children used the Sure Start Centre(s) in the local
authority on a frequent basis in 2009/10?

Information not held

Approximately how many families use the Sure Start Centre(s) in the local
authority on a frequent basis now?

Information not held

Approximately how many families used the Sure Start Centre(s) in the local
authority on a frequent basis in 2009/10?

Information not held

What was the amount of money allocated to the Sure Start centre(s) in the
local authority in the financial year 2009/10?

£2,407, 567

What was the amount of money allocated to the Sure Start centre(s) in the
local authority in the most recent financial year?

£3,201,131

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11597 - School Census
Software

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       The software that each school in your authority use to compile
school census e.g. Capita SIMS, RM Integris, etc.

We only hold information with regard to the schools that we support, these
being 56 primary schools, 1 secondary and 6 special schools, which use
Capita SIMS.    

2.       Do you have a licence / contractual arrangement with an MIS
supplier?

Yes

A.     Please provide the name of the supplier.

        Capita

B.     Please provide the nature of the duration of this contract.

                        1 year

C.      Please provide the cost to the LA for this contract.

                        £96,792.44 

D.     How is the pricing structure for each school calculated?

                        The price is based on a per pupil amount.

 3.      Do you provide support for this software?

                        Yes

A.      Is this support priced separately to the software?

                        Yes

B.      Can schools just purchase licences or are they bundled with
support?

                        Schools can just purchase licences.

C.       How is the pricing structure calculated for each school’s
support?

                         The price is based on a per pupil amount.

 4.        Are schools free to choose their own MIS software, or is this
chosen by yourselves?

                         Schools are free to choose their own MIS.

 5.        If you have a licence / contract with an MIS supplier, when is
this being reviewed?

                         Feb 2016

A.       Will a formal tender be carried out for this software?

                         This is dependent on schools’ response to annual
trading account request.

i.         Which portal will this be released on?

                         If tendered, then probably Delta e-sourcing.

B.     Will review considerations be made public when a decision is made?

         If tendered, yes.

6.     Please provide contact details of the person(s) that are
responsible for the MIS supply for the LA.

                         Daren Marsh, Schools ICT support manager –
[26][email address]

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11598 - Sexual Heath Budget

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1  What proportion (expressed as both a percentage and actual sum) of your
2014/15 public health budget was spent on sexual health?

£8,307,000 of the £25,431,000 grant (32.7%)

2  What proportion (expressed as both a percentage and actual sum) of your
2015/16 public health budget will be spent on sexual health if promised
central government cuts to public health funding go ahead?

No decision has yet been taken as to how the proposed reductions will be
accommodated within public health budgets. Prior to the announcement of
the proposed reductions, £8,496,000 of the £25,431,000 grant (33.4%) was
allocated to be spent on sexual health.

3  Have you had to cut and/or restrict access to sexual health services
since April 2013?

We have not had to restrict access to sexual health services but have had
to agree a reduction in the number of sites from which CASH services are
delivered.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11600 - Tender Document

I refer to your request for information received on 24/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Your organisation published the tender below:-

London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services 
2014/S 241-424559    2014 12 13.

My request is simply the full names and addresses of all of the companies
who submitted a PQQ and / or ITT for this tender and whether they were
successful or not.  I do not require any confidential information about
the bid itself or the bidders.

This request relates to the Nine Elms Bridge Design Team Competition which
is still on going. 

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council is
under no obligation to provide a copy of the requested information if that
information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means. 

You can access the company names by following the link given to the
relevant website, then source the addresses of those companies that you
are interested in as these will be in the public domain.

[27]http://www.nepbridgecompetition.co.uk/st...

               

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11606 - Satellite Dish
Removal

I refer to your request for information received on 23/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

We would like to be provided with the decision of the IRS installation and
the cost of that service to the council under the Freedom of information
Act.

The decision to install IRS across the borough is documented in Housing
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Paper 03-549, which is available to view
on the Council’s website via the following link:

[28]https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/Data...

The cost of the installation of IRS to 2-32 Stroud Crescent was £2,568.61.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11608 - Planning
Applications

I refer to your request for information received on 27/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I wish to gain access to any publications of any sites within council that
have submitted planning applications and/or have been granted permission
within the last five years in the Borough of Wandsworth. 

We confirm that you will be able to see applications for the last five
years via the following link to the Council’s Planning Explorer which can
be searched by date:-

[29]http://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/North...

We can also confirm that over the past 5 years there have been
approximately 30,000 applications.

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11609 - Bathroom Adaptions

I refer to your request for information received on 27/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       The total number of bathroom adaptations into accessible shower
rooms for 2014/15

71

2.       The total cost of these adaptations for 2014/15

£518,358.00.   Please note that some of these works included other
adaptations and no breakdown is available to separate out just bathrooms.

3.       The grand total cost of keeping elderly and disabled people in
their own homes to include bathroom adaptations, kitchen adaptations, any
other home adaptations, providing daily living products including any
other expenditure for 2014/15

Housing and Community Services Department = £1,025,343.00

Department for Education and Social Services = £     434,673.41 (amount
spent on equipment)

4.       The budget for item 3 above for 2015/16

Housing and Community Services Department = £2,105000.00

Department for Education and Social Services = £    369,580.00

5.       The total number of bath lifts provided in years 2014/15

286

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11611 - Stapleton Road
Consultation

I refer to your request for information received on 28/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I note that a consultation is currently out for Stapleton Road (SW17)
public realm improvements in light of a resident engagement project that
took place I believe last year with the support of Sustrans.  Please
advise me of the cost of the engagement project, which has now resulted in
this current consultation.

The costs of the public engagement project were £12,801.88.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11613 - Agency Supply Staff

I refer to your request for information received on 28/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you provide me with the 2014/15 school spend on agency supply
staff in the borough of Wandsworth from the data you have available?

I would prefer to receive the information in excel spread sheet format,
with considerable focus on 2013/14 Primary, Secondary, SEN and Nursery
school spend data including E1-E31 including Capital expenditure CE01,
CE04 and E26, broken down per school.

I would like the information broken down to show the amount spent on
teachers and the amount spent on support staff.

I would also like to have the spend information per school broken down
into which Agency/Company it was spent with.

I would also like to have notification as to whether this borough has a
Preferred Agency Supply List. If so, can you please confirm which agencies
are currently on the Preferred Supply List for your borough and how to
make application to be included on the list. If the Preferred Supply list
for the borough is fixed I would like to know when this is up for re
tender. If individual schools have their own Preferred Supply List I would
also like this information broken down to see the agencies currently on
the preferred list for each school.

Please find attached a spreadsheet giving the breakdown of 14/15 CFR
expenditure by school in the format requested. Highlighted in yellow is
CFR code E26 which relates to teaching supply spend.

Supply spend for support staff cannot be broken down separately as it is
included in CFR code E27 which also includes other types of curriculum
bought in services.

                We do not hold information on which agencies or companies
schools use for supply cover.

                Please note that the CFR data is still with the DfE for
final approval before inclusion on their benchmarking website in October
2015.

                There is no preferred supplier list.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11616 - Supply Cover
Finance

I refer to your request for information received on 29/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

Please can you provide me with the 2014/15 school spend on agency supply
staff in the borough of Wandsworth from the data you have available?

I would prefer to receive the information in excel spread sheet format,
with considerable focus on 2013/14 Primary, Secondary, SEN and Nursery
school spend data including E1-E31 including Capital expenditure CE01,
CE04 and E26, broken down per school.

I would like the information broken down to show the amount spent on
teachers and the amount spent on support staff.

I would also like to have the spend information per school broken down
into which Agency/Company it was spent with.

I would also like to have notification as to whether this borough has a
Preferred Agency Supply List.  If so, can you please confirm which
agencies are currently on the Preferred Supply List for your borough and
how to make application to be included on the list.  If the Preferred
Supply list for the borough is fixed I would like to know when this is up
for re tender.  If individual schools have their own Preferred Supply List
I would also like this information broken down to see the agencies
currently on the preferred list for each school.

Please find attached a spreadsheet giving the breakdown of 14/15 CFR
expenditure by school in the format requested.  Highlighted in yellow is
CFR code E26 which relates to teaching supply spend.

Supply spend for support staff cannot be broken down separately as it is
included in CFR code E27 which also includes other types of curriculum
bought in services.               

                We do not hold information on which agencies or companies
schools use for supply cover.

                Please note that the CFR data is still with the DfE for
final approval before inclusion on their benchmarking website in October
2015.

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11624 - Children's Services
Salary Scale

I refer to your request for information received on 30/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I would like to receive the most recent salary scales for the following
positions (or equivalent) within Children's Services.

Social Worker                                  SO2 – PO2 £31, 323 -
£36,186

Senior Social Worker                    PO3 £36,186 - £39,069

Principal Social Worker               PO4 £39,069 - £41,811

Consultant Social Worker          PO4 £39,069 - £41,811

Team Manager                              PO5 £41,811 - £44,544

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11627 - Electricity/Gas
Supplier

I refer to your request for information received on 31/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

1.       Please confirm the name of the organisation who
implemented/operates your framework agreement for electricity and gas.

LASER.

2.       Please confirm the name of the supplier appointed to supply
electricity and gas to users of the framework.

Currently N Power, Total Gas, EDF.

3.    Please confirm the start and end dates of the framework for
electricity and gas in the below table:

               

Utility Current Supplier Start Date End Date
GAS EDF 1/10/2009 30/09/2020
NHH Electricity N Power 30/09/2010 30/09/2020
HH Electricity N Power 30/09/2010 30/09/2020

 

 Please confirm the names of each individual user of the framework
agreement for electricity and gas.

Not known.

4.       Please confirm the termination requirements for a user to exit
the framework for electricity and gas.

Minimum 6 months’ notice before contract end date.

5.       Please confirm the date at which a user of the framework must
provide notice to exit the framework within the framework period. This may
be multiple dates over multiple years so please state all applicable
dates.

Not applicable unless material breach of any obligations.

6.       Please confirm whether the Council receive any form of
commission/rebate or any payment from the supplier as a result of users
being supplied electricity or gas through the framework.

No payment received from supplier.

7.       Please confirm the total amount of commission/rebate or any
payment received by the Council in the last full year of the framework and
how this is calculated, for example, pence per kilowatt hour.

See above, no payment received from supplier.

8.       Please provide the name and full contact details of the person at
the Council who is responsible for the framework agreement for electricity
and gas.

R Holt, Head of Design Service, Town Hall Wandsworth High St, London, SW18
2PU. E-mail [30][email address].

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11628 - Cases Involving
Witchcraft

I refer to your request for information received on 31/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

I am working on a story for the BBC about child abuse linked to
accusations of witchcraft and spirit possession. I would like to request
the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please could you tell me the number of cases your Children’s Services
department recorded where a child was accused of witchcraft or possession
by spirits.

Nil

Please include cases where abusers believed that evil forces were acting
through the child. Language used might include black magic, kindoki,
ndoki, dakini, the evil eye, djinns, voodoo, obeah, devils, curses,
demons, and child sorcerers. The abuse might involve attempts to drive out
evil; to ‘exorcise’, or ‘deliver’ the child, causing physical or
emotional/psychological harm, or neglect. Nil

Please provide the figures for

a) 2014

b) 2013

c) If possible within the reasonable time limit please also provide the
figures for 2012 – if not please prioritise a) and then b)

                N/A

 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team, will be able to assist
you.

 

Please note that all material provided by Wandsworth Council in response
to your request for information is for your personal, non-commercial use.
Wandsworth Council reserves all rights in the copyright of the information
provided. Any unauthorised copying or adaptation of the information
without express written confirmation from Wandsworth Council may
constitute an infringement of copyright. Any intention to re-use this
information commercially may require consent. Please forward any requests
for re-use of information to the FOI officer.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided in relation to your
request you may make representations to the Chief Executive. 
Correspondence should be addressed to: 

 

Corporate Support and Information Team, Room 149, Wandsworth Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

 

Regards

Sue Murray

Corporate Support and Information Team

[31][Wandsworth Borough Council request email]

 

 

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Request for Information - 2015/11698 - FOI Responses July

 

I refer to your request for information received on 14/08/2015.  Please
see below, along with relevant attachments, the information which was held
by the Council at the time of your request.  Due to the size of the email
and attachments, this is being provided as three separate emails, this
being the third:-

 

 

                Request for Information - 2015/11621 - PCN Re: No Right
Turn

I refer to your request for information received on 30/07/2015.  Please
see the information below in response to your request, and please be
advised that we have no record of any other FOI request received from you:
-

                I would like a copy of the complaints made about the
specific camera in question since 1 January 2015.

                There have been no complaints about the camera at this
location since 1^st January 2015.

                I would like evidence that the council has authority to
use an intermittent no right turn sign at its location.

Regulation 58 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002
(TSRGD 2002) permits the use of a Schedule 2 traffic sign to be used on
a variable message device displaying, at different times, two or more
aspects.  The sign used in Putney High Street at the junction with
Montserrat Road switches between regulation 58, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph
(a) schedule 2 traffic sign TSRGD dia.612 – during the restricted hours
and paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (d) a blank black face – outside the
restricted hours.  Regulation 58 paragraph 2 defines the limits of the
sign, and explains that the message must be of a size appropriate to
display the messages referred to in paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (a).  In
this case a 600mm diameter sign was used and can be seen lit.  The colours
used to display TSRGD 2002 dia. 612 is in accordance with those specified
in Regulations 58, paragraph 3.

The attached Traffic Management Order 2008 no. 12 (point 9), in
conjunction with section 6 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(a), as amended by section 8 of and Part I
of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Act 1985(b) and the Road Traffic Act
1991(c), states no person shall cause any vehicle proceeding in Putney
High Street to turn right into Montserrat Road between the hours of 7 am
and 7 pm on Monday to Friday inclusive.

I would also like to know the type of camera and its specification used
for as a CCTV focussed on the sign.

The camera used at this location is a 360vision Predator 28x Col/Mono
camera; please find attached the specification data sheet and the EMC
compliance report for your information which has been reacted of third
party names, signatures and contact details.  Please note that this
personal information is exempt from disclosure under Section 40 (2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 as disclosure would result in a breach of
the first data protection principle.

I would like to know the revenue the sign in question has generated for
the council in 2014-15 financial year.

£157, 819 has been paid for PCN's issued at this location in the financial
year of 2014/15; however, the sign itself does not generate revenue.

 

 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team, will be able to assist
you.

 

Please note that all material provided by Wandsworth Council in response
to your request for information is for your personal, non-commercial use.
Wandsworth Council reserves all rights in the copyright of the information
provided. Any unauthorised copying or adaptation of the information
without express written confirmation from Wandsworth Council may
constitute an infringement of copyright. Any intention to re-use this
information commercially may require consent. Please forward any requests
for re-use of information to the FOI officer.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided in relation to your
request you may make representations to the Chief Executive. 
Correspondence should be addressed to: 

 

Corporate Support and Information Team, Room 149, Wandsworth Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

 

Regards

Sue Murray

Corporate Support and Information Team

[1][Wandsworth Borough Council request email]

 

 

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