FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

01 March 2022

Please tell us the general subject of your request (e.g. Burials paid for by the council)
Domestic violence beds
Pest control

Please provide full details of your request (e.g. Please provide details of the number of burials paid for by the council each year between 2001 and 2012)
My name is ***** ***** and I am writing to make a Freedom of Information request to your council

I would like to receive information on the following for research purposes:

- From March 23rd 2020 to July 15th 2020, how many extra accommodation beds (we define each safe space of accommodation as a ‘bed’) were made available to victims of domestic abuse specifically (not homeless people or any other groups needing accommodation)?

Within this data on beds for domestic abuse survivors I would like the following break down:

- What is the gender breakdown of the beds provided? i.e. how many were made available for women, men etc.
-How many of these beds were move on beds?
-How many of these beds were refuge beds?
-How many dependents also found refuge with the escaping parent?

Please let us know if you do not track this information but it is tracked on your behalf by a third party. Please give details of the third party.

For all beds (extra and not) we would like to know of the same period (March 23rd 2020 to July 15th 2020)

-Did you record diversity and inclusion data on the race/ethnicity, religion, disability status of the survivors using the beds?
-What kinds of accommodation - bed and breakfasts, private rented accommodations, hotels, council housing, storage containers and any other housing - did you provide or commission? How many of each were available during the periods above?

Please let us know if you do not hold this information. If the data is held by a third party on your behalf, please let us know the name of the third party


From the 23rd March 2020 to 15th July 2020, how many times did you respond to a pest control problem?

Of those incidents, how many call-outs were in response to the following pests:

- Rats
- Mice
- Bedbugs


 



East Herts Council Response

28 March 2022

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

From March 23rd 2020 to July 15th 2020, how many extra accommodation beds (we define each safe space of accommodation as a ‘bed’) were made available to victims of domestic abuse specifically (not homeless people or any other groups needing accommodation)?  These beds would be  provided by the County Council (Hertfordshire) and not East Herts District and the information would be held by Hertfordshire County Council.

Regarding pest control we only provide this now for vulnerable residents and there were no calls on this timeframe

We had 1 report for rats reported 26th June and one for a wasp nest, both seen in our open spaces

 

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

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

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.