FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

02 February 2022

  1. What type of council is your council?

?    Upper-tier (i.e. County)

?    Unitary (i.e. Unitary, Metropolitan Borough, London Borough)

?    Lower-tier (i.e. District, Borough, City)

 

  1. How many officers across all departments deal with animal welfare issues?

?    0

?    <2

?    <4

?    <6

?    <8

?    >8

 

  1. How many dedicated officers do you have for dealing solely with animal welfare issues (from licensing through to dog warden issues)?

?    0

?    1

?    2

?    3

?    4

?    >5

 

  1. How many of those officers have undertaken specific animal welfare-related training for that role?

?    None of them

?    1

?    2

?    3

?    4

?    All of them

 

  1. Does your council carry out its own animal welfare enforcement work, work jointly with another council or sub-contract it to another council or a third party?

?    Carries out own enforcement work

?    Works with other enforcement agencies on a case by case basis

?    Sub-contracts enforcement out to another council or third party

 

  1. Are you part of a local or regional forum for councils and other enforcement bodies focussing on animal welfare issues and/or sharing knowledge?  If so please can you share the name of the forum, the point of contact for it and their email address. 


East Herts Council Response

25 February 2022

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

1.    What type of council is your council?

    Lower-tier (i.e. District, Borough, City)
 
2.    How many officers across all departments deal with animal welfare issues?
        >2

 
3.    How many dedicated officers do you have for dealing solely with animal welfare issues (from licensing through to dog warden issues)?
       2, however we do not have a dog warden but the Leisure and Parks development team respond to stray dog issues

 
4.    How many of those officers have undertaken specific animal welfare-related training for that role?

          currently 1, however 2 officers are due to start their training

 5.    Does your council carry out its own animal welfare enforcement work, work jointly with another council or sub-contract it to another council             or a third party?
         Carries out own enforcement work
        Works with other enforcement agencies on a case by case basis

 
6.    Are you part of a local or regional forum for councils and other enforcement bodies focussing on animal welfare issues and/or sharing knowledge?  If so please can you share the name of the forum, the point of contact for it and their email address. NO

 

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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.