FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

31 October 2018

~~Dear foi officer,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please detail the following.

• Does the council subcontract enforcement of PSPO[s] to a private company (issuing penalty notices and enforcing their payment)? Please say yes or no, and detail the company used, the length of the contract and provide records of all fixed penalty notices issued under the contract.

• If the council subcontracts enforcement of PSPO[s] does the local authority pay a flat fee under the tender agreement or is revenue from fixed penalty notices incentivised under the contract agreement (ie the more fines issued, the more a company is paid)?

• Please detail all court cases brought by the council (or by a private company in the council"s name) for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice for breaching a PSPO in the local authorities territory?

If you have any questions, please email me. Please provide this information in cvs format. If parts of it are unanswerable within the timeframe, please let me know how this request could be narrowed – as you are duty bound under FOI law.



East Herts Council Response

13 November 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

• Does the council subcontract enforcement of PSPO[s] to a private company (issuing penalty notices and enforcing their payment)? Please say yes or no, and detail the company used, the length of the contract and provide records of all fixed penalty notices issued under the contract.

No

• If the council subcontracts enforcement of PSPO[s] does the local authority pay a flat fee under the tender agreement or is revenue from fixed penalty notices incentivised under the contract agreement (ie the more fines issued, the more a company is paid)?

N/A

• Please detail all court cases brought by the council (or by a private company in the council"s name) for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice for breaching a PSPO in the local authorities territory?

Zero

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.