Street cleansing inspection data

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

Please can you give me a list of all locations within each ward making up the data released today (2/2/2016) on street cleansing inspections and whether each location passed or failed for each of the three areas of concern for the most recent inspection?

Please can you explain what definition you use for the location (e.g. is there a fixed radius within which litter, graffiti or fly-posting would need to be seen to fail the inspection)? How were the locations decided?

Please can you explain how, if there are 70 locations in each ward, there are a number of wards that report dead on 5% compliance which would mean that 3.5 locations failed that particular inspection?

Thanks for your assistance with this request.

Yours faithfully,

A Walker

REGFOI, Birmingham City Council

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information

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Zohra Ahed, Birmingham City Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – FOI 14207

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry, detailed below, for
information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.    Please see our response to your questions and the
attached spreadsheet.

 

 

Please can you give me a list of all locations within each ward making up
the data released today (2/2/2016) on street cleansing inspections and
whether each location passed or failed for each of the three areas of
concern for the most recent inspection?

 

Please see  attached

   

Please can you explain what definition you use for the location (e.g. is
there a fixed radius within which litter, graffiti or fly-posting would
need to be seen to fail the inspection)? How were the locations decided?

 

Litter only cover areas for which local authorities are responsible known
as ‘relevant land’. Graffiti and Fly-posting cover areas that can be seen
on and from any piece of ‘relevant land’.

70 Transects (locations)  are selected evenly (if land-uses present)
across both the land-uses and the ward, the land-uses can be seen on FOI
(14207) tab titled LEQSClass.

 

Please can you explain how, if there are 70 locations in each ward, there
are a number of wards that report dead on 5% compliance which would mean
that 3.5 locations failed that particular inspection?

 

For litter, graffiti and flyposting  the measure is based on the
percentage of sites surveyed that fall below a Grade B. However, in the
case of sites graded B –, these sites are given half the weight of sites
that are graded C, C – or D in calculating the overall Indicators for
litter, graffiti and flyposting.

 

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Birmingham

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SENT ON BEHALF OF:

Regulation and Enforcement – FOI

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Birmingham City Council

PO Box 16586

Birmingham

B33 3EH

 

Tel:  0121 303 9362

Email:  [3][email address]

 

"Locally accountable and responsive fair regulation for all - achieving a
safe, healthy, clean, green and fair trading city for residents, business
and visitors"

[4]http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/regulatoryc...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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