FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

04 January 2021

  • The number of prosecutions for dropping litter by the council, and the outcomes of those prosecutions, in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).    
  • The number of fixed penalty notices issued for dropping litter by the council and/or private contractors employed by the council in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).  
  • The number of fixed penalty notices for littering which were paid, unpaid or cancelled (and/or other relevant statuses) at the end of each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)? 
  • The amount of money collected from these fixed penalty notices for littering in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).
  • The number of prosecutions brought for non-payment of the FPNs for littering in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)?  
  • The annual expenditure by the council on littering enforcement in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).


East Herts Council Response

22 January 2021

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

  • The number of prosecutions for dropping litter by the council, and the outcomes of those prosecutions, in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). - 1 Prosecution in 2017 with a guilty verdict  
  • The number of fixed penalty notices issued for dropping litter by the council and/or private contractors employed by the council in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).  2016 x 1, 2017 x1, 2018 x 0, 2019 x 27, 2020 x 9
  • The number of fixed penalty notices for littering which were paid, unpaid or cancelled (and/or other relevant statuses) at the end of each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)? - 2016 x 3, 2017 x 2, 2018 x 4, 2019 x 0, 2020 x 1
  • The amount of money collected from these fixed penalty notices for littering in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). - 2016 = £200, 2017 =£150.00, 2018 = £200, 2019 = £1,410, 2020 = £530
  • The number of prosecutions brought for non-payment of the FPNs for littering in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)?  We do not prosecute for non payment of fine as we would be prosecuting for the offence itself.
  • The annual expenditure by the council on littering enforcement in each of the previous five calendar years (i.e. 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). - We do not hold this information in this format as it forms part of overall budgets so I am unable to answer this question.

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.