FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

01 June 2021

 

I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions regarding littering and dog fouling:

 

 

 

1.            Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering/Dog Fouling?

 

 

 

2.            Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?

 

                a.            If yes could you confirm the name of the private company?

 

 

 

3.            What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?

 

 

 

4.            Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.

 

 

 

5.            Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling?

 

                a.            If yes, could you confirm the name of the private company?

 

 

 

6.            What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouling under? e.g. Dog Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.

 

 

 

7.            Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are dog related?

 

 

 

8.            What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN?

 

 

 

9.            Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.

 

 

 

In relation to Bishop’s Stortford ONLY:

 

10.          How many FPNs did you issue for littering between

 

                a.            January 2019 and December 2019?

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid?

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay?

 

                                iii.            How many were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?

 

                b.            January 2019 and December 2019?

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid?

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay?

 

                                iii.            How many were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?

 

 

 

11.          How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling between

 

                a.            January 2019 and December 2019?

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid?

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay?

 

                b.            January 2020 and December 2020?

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid?

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay?

 



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.            Which department is responsible for enforcing against Littering/Dog Fouling?

                Operations 

 

 

2.            Do you use a private company to enforce against Littering?  No

 

                a.            If yes could you confirm the name of the private company? N/A

 

 

 

3.            What is the full price of a Littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)?

£80.00

 

 

 

4.            Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g.

The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.

 

 

5.            Do you use a private company to enforce against Dog Fouling? No

 

                a.            If yes, could you confirm the name of the private company? N/A

 

 

 

6.            What is the legislation you enforce Dog Fouling under? e.g. Dog Control Order, fouling of land act or PSPO etc.PSPO

                Failing to comply with the Public Spaces Protection Order under section 67/68 of the Anti          Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

 

 

 

7.            Do you enforce against any other Dog Control Orders or PSPO’s that are dog related?

Yes, please see: https://cdn-eastherts.onwebcurl.com/s3fs-public/2019-07/Public%20Spaces%20Protection%20Order%2024-04-19.pdf

Not placing a dog on a lead when requested

Not keeping a dog on a lead in a designated area

Walking more than 4 dogs on East Herts Owned Land

Taking a dog onto area of East Herts Owned Land which has been designated to exclude dogs

Failing to produce a means to pick up your dog faeces

Dog Fouling

 

 

 

8.            What is the full price of a Dog Fouling FPN? £100.00

 

 

 

9.            Do you have a discounted price for a Dog Fouling FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days. Discounted to £60.00 within 10 days

 

 

 

In relation to Bishop’s Stortford ONLY:

 

10.          How many FPNs did you issue for littering between

 

                a.            January 2019 and December 2019? 3

 

                                i.          How many of these were paid? 3

 

                                ii.         How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay? 0

 

 iii.       How many were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars?

 

                b.            January 2019 and December 2019? 1

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid? 1

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay? 0

 

    iii.     How many were for smoking-related materials e.g. Cigarette butts, rolled up cigarettes or Cigars? Repeat question

 

 

 

11.          How many FPNs did you issue for Dog Fouling between

 

                a.            January 2019 and December 2019? 0

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid? N/A

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay? N/A

 

                b.            January 2020 and December 2020? 0

 

                                i.              How many of these were paid? N/A

 

                                ii.             How many of these were prosecuted for failing to pay? N/A

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