FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

28 May 2021

Please contact me if you have any questions about my request. As required under the FOI Act, please provide any guidance I may require for this request to be dealt with by your local authority.

 

1)

a. For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many fines or fixed penalty notices did your authority issue for fly-tipping?

b. How many were paid/unpaid?

c. What was the total revenue received from these fines or FPNs? (i.e. actually received by your authority)

d. What is the total amount (in £s) unpaid after 30 days?

e. How much was spent on issuing these fines?

 

2)

a. For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many times did your authority prosecute individuals or businesses for fly-tipping?

b. How many resulted in convictions? 

c. Was any revenue received as compensation?

d. Was any revenue received as costs?

e. How much was spent on these prosecutions?

f.  What is the total amount of compensation awarded unpaid?

g. What is the total amount of costs awarded unpaid?

 

3) For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many cases of fly-tipping did your authority deal with?

 

4) For the last financial year (2020-2021), what was the total cost to your authority of dealing with cleaning up fly-tipping?

 

5) How many people live in your local authority area?

 

6) How many cases of fly-tipping were reported to your authority on private land?


 



East Herts Council Response

25 June 2021

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

1)

a. For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many fines or fixed penalty notices did your authority issue for fly-tipping? 59

b. How many were paid/unpaid? 54 / 5

c. What was the total revenue received from these fines or FPNs? (i.e. actually received by your authority) £8,885.00

d. What is the total amount (in £s) unpaid after 30 days? We are unable to answer that question but over the financial year the answer is £1500, however three of those are on plans and paying by instalment.

e. How much was spent on issuing these fines? Unknown

 

2)

a. For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many times did your authority prosecute individuals or businesses for fly-tipping? 6

b. How many resulted in convictions? 6

c. Was any revenue received as compensation? 0

d. Was any revenue received as costs? £1,537.75

e. How much was spent on these prosecutions? This information is not available.

f. What is the total amount of compensation awarded unpaid? 0

g. What is the total amount of costs awarded unpaid? This question cannot be answered as often the courts allow defendants to pay by instalments so the full amount would be considered to be paid until an offender defaulted.

 

3) For the last financial year (2020-2021) how many cases of fly-tipping did your authority deal with? 1,446

 

4) For the last financial year (2020-2021), what was the total cost to your authority of dealing with cleaning up fly-tipping? This information is not available.

 

5) How many people live in your local authority area? East Herts has a population of approximately 144,000: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-east-herts

6) How many cases of fly-tipping were reported to your authority on private land? This information is not recorded

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

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https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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Thank you for your request.