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FOI Disclosure Log - January 2013

Requests responded to during January 2013

For a copy of the response given to these questions, please email FOI@NFDC.gov.uk stating the reference number.

ReferenceSubjectResponse dueCompleted dateResponse

Service: Customer and Financial Support

FOI01080Schedule of ratepayers who are receiving 80% mandatory charitable rate relief under Sections 43-48 the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and the address of the property to which the relief applies. provide a separate schedule showing ratepayers who currently are receiving up to 80% discretionary rate relief under sections 43-48 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and specify the amount of rate relief that they are receiving and the address of the property to which the relief applies27/12/201228/01/2013Information provided
FOI01122Current provider of cashless/mobile phone parking payments and contract expiry? Are there any early termination possibilities? Details of financial arrangements. Who is the parking services manager at your council?01/02/201314/01/2013Information provided
FOI01123Business Rate accounts:Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn't been carried forward. Where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed. Ratepayer name * . Address of property concerned. Amount of overpayment/write on. If possible, the period/financial year relating to overpayment/credit/write on. *Information is only requested where ratepayer is a company and not an individual01/02/201328/01/2013Information provided
FOI01128All limited companies in your area who have recently had or are about to have liability orders made against them for non payment of business rates. Companies who are about to have the seven day letter sent out to them, with names and amounts outstanding.05/02/201330/01/2013Information provided
FOI01130Commercial premises which are currently vacant and where the rateable value of the property exceeds £25,000; The full address including postcode. The name of the account holder where it is not an individual (if it is, please leave blank). The rateable value of the property. The date on which the premises first became vacant. The type of property (if such information is easily included)06/02/201328/01/2013Part refused Section 40
FOI01131Information in respect of ratepayers that are currently in receipt of : Mandatory rate relief (s.43, S.45 & S64 LGFA 1988), or Discretionary rate relief : (s47 LGFA 1988), or both. In such circumstances please provide: Property address (including postcode), Property reference number, Ratepayer name, % of relief granted.07/02/201328/01/2013Information provided
FOI01134Number of officers involved in benefit fraud investigation in each of the last three years. If you can quantify the administrative staff that support the work, please quantify this separately. Number of prosecutions against individuals believed to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last three years. The value of fraud prosecuted in each of the last three years08/02/201315/01/2013Information provided
FOI01138All current empty commercial properties within your authority to include Shops, Office and Industrial premises, on an excel spreadsheet containing the following: Property Billing Reference, Property Type, Rateable Value, Property Vacant Date, Property Address,*Liable Party Name, Liable Party Correspondence Address. *Where liable party (account holder) is an individual and you are unable to supply their details due to Data Protection, supply property details.08/02/201329/01/2013Information provided - part refused Section 40
FOI01147Forecast tax arrears under Council Tax Support. Is the council planning to make any changes (other than non-financial changes, e.g. changes in terminology) to its Council Tax Benefit (CTB) system under Council Tax Support (CTS) from April 2013?If the answer to 1) is 'No', the council need not fulfil the remainder of this request.15/02/201323/01/2013Information provided
FOI01158How many households are under-occupying (or are believed to be under-occupying) their properties by one bedroom? and also for two or more bedrooms. Please exclude from the data any households that are exempt from the bedroom tax (e.g. pensioners). under-occupying households in council housing. under-occupying households in all social and affordable housing (including council housing)22/02/201330/01/2013Information provided

Service: Environment Services

FOI01096Information regarding the Council's grounds maintenance and street cleansing contracts.14/01/201311/01/2013Information provided
FOI01099Do you currently cut your own grass or are outside services used, If so there information would be gratefully received to pass the relevant information to. Which departments are responsible for landscaping/grass cutting? Contact name and email address of head of correct department. Contact name and email address of Health and Safety Officer.16/01/201310/01/2013Information provided

Service: Housing

FOI01108Information regarding housing allocation decision at 11 Eastern Way, Milford on Sea18/01/201307/01/2013Information provided in part
FOI01120how many a) new social housing (to include housing association and local authority run) tenants were there in i) 2007-8 and ii) 2011-12- how many b) existing social housing tenants were there in i) 2007-08 and ii) 2011-12 - include a breakdown by nationality of tenant of the above figures (for 1 and 2). - also state - if possible within FOI cost limits - how many tenants of each nationality had been in the country for a) less than one month b) less than three months c) less than six months d) l28/01/201324/01/2013Refused part Section 12
FOI01133The average weekly council housing rent in your local authority area for each of the last three years for (1) a one bedroom flat and (2) a two bedroom flat.08/02/201328/01/2013Information provided
FOI011422012's list of 1 bedroom properties (flat, bungalow, house) advertised and the outcomes showing how many single under the age of 60 were housed by NFDC and how many 1 bedroom properties were advertised for older people.31/01/201324/01/2013Part refused Section 21

Service: Human Resources

FOI01104Persons employed by the Authority subject to Enhanced DBS(CRB) Disclosure. Information regarding those employed to work with children who are subject to an Enhanced criminal records check.14/01/201317/12/2012Information provided
FOI01110List of all grade 10 and grade 9 posts in the Authority.22/01/201317/01/2013Information provided
FOI01121Period 1st Jan 2012 - 31st Dec 2012 exclude employees of schools in local authority area. Number of full time staff. Number of part time staff. Full time equivalent number of staff. Number of compulsory and voluntary redundancies made. Number of resignations accepted. Number of newly recruited staff. Number of sickness days taken by staff. Number of FTE sickness days taken by staff. Number of grievances.31/01/201329/01/2013Information provided

Service: ICT Services

FOI01094Do you have an automated starters/leavers process which automatically performs ALL of the following functions:- full integration with incident/change management system - creation/removal of network accounts- integration with Policy Acceptance System- sends inventory of equipment used by leavers to assist with recovery of items not returned- automatically assigns group membership and access to corporate systems based on user details- requests a customised display name for similar user accounts09/01/201308/01/2013Information provided
FOI01097Are ICT needs provided using in house resource or outsourced to third party? If third party who & contract end/renewal? The technology providers of your voice systems & corporate WiFi? who is your supplier and vendor? Unified communications within your networks? Who are the technology providers of videoconferencing systems? Who are the technology providers of data networking? Who provides wide area network? When does contract end/renewal? How many sites are connected to your WAN14/01/201303/01/2013Information provided
FOI01101Various questions which relates to how the council handles IT and non-IT projects.16/01/201309/01/2013Information provided
FOI01116Information regarding IT systems.24/01/201322/01/2013Information provided
FOI01125How many IOS devices has your Authority purchased (From herein when referring to an IOS device we are referring to an iPhone or an iPad) Is there a work programme for this calendar year to purchase IOS devices? Do you intend on introducing apps to be used by employees of your Authority? If yes to Q3, how will you develop these apps, either using internal resource or external resource? Have any of your Councillors been given access to use an IOS device? Which Function with the Authority would04/02/201308/01/2013Information provided

Service: Multiple Services

FOI01112The Sportsmans Arms, The Square, Lymington SO41 8GN additional questions regarding land charges search21/01/201321/01/2013Information provided
FOI01113Information on trips abroad by councillors and senior council officers over the last five years.22/01/201308/01/2013Information provided
FOI01126Contact details for the following departments: Lottery funding, charity and voluntary. All addresses for procurement. Contact details for your events manager? Postal addresses not email addresses.05/02/201316/01/2013Information provided

Service: Not NFDC

FOI01136Incidents of violence against primary school teachers or staff.08/02/201330/01/2013Information not held

Service: Performance & Strategic Development

FOI01115Flat 1 Greenlea, 53 Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QX; 70 Wainsford Road, Everton, Lymington, Hants SO41 0UD; Flat 2 Greenlea, Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea S041 0QX Please check to see if any searches were requested for any of the above three properties, in autumn 2009 and Feb/March/early spring 2010. I do not need to know who requested the searches, only if any searches were carried out at these times.23/01/201303/01/2013Information provided

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI01111The number of appeals received by the council against the council's decision to reject or refuse planning permission for wind farms or wind turbines in each of the following years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Please include only the figures I have requested in as simple a form as possible. Please do not send links to all appeal decisions made by the council, or databases which show the same thing.22/01/201315/01/2013Information provided
FOI01117Names of any local community or business groups that have applied to your local authority to become a neighbourhood forum. Names of any local community or business groups that have been designated neighbourhood forums. Neighbourhood areas they will cover? Names of any parish or town councils that have applied to designate neighbourhood planning areas. Names of any parish or town councils whose applications to designate neighbourhood planning areas have been approved.24/01/201309/01/2013Information provided
FOI01118How much the Council spent; i) on cycling infrastructure (cycle lanes, cycle parking, storage etc) in financial years of 2012, 2011 and 2010 as well as ii) how much the council expects to spend on cycling infrastructure in 2013.21/01/201302/01/2013Information provided
FOI01129In the last 5 years, broken down by year, how many applications for retrospective planning permission for work carried out on residential properties have been received? How many retrospective planning applications for work carried out on residential properties were turned down? How many cases of illegal building work carried on out residential properties have been uncovered by the council. Number of fines issued to those prosecuted for illegal building work carried out.05/02/201331/01/2013Information provided
FOI01132Copies of the structural survey and other information held on file for High Street, Lymington, SO41 9ZQ. Ref ENQ/12/2248107/02/201330/01/2013Information provided
FOI01137The number of Section 106 Agreements agreed by your authority and the total amount of revenue collected from those Section 106 Agreements for: 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 2010/11, 2011/12. I would like a forecast for 2012/13 also.08/02/201316/01/2013Information provided

Service: Property Services

FOI01114Spending by councillors, senior council officers and other council staff using purchase cards/procurement cards/'p-cards'/council credit cards or similar over the last five years.22/01/201329/01/2013Information provided
FOI01124As of January 2013 how many allotment sites are there in New Forest for which the Council has access to waiting list data? What is the total number of plots on these sites? What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites? Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications? How many new allotment sites on council land were brought into use in 2011 and 2012? number of new sites, names of new sites, total area of new land in hectares, total number of new plots04/02/201308/01/2013Information not held

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI00890policies/ internal guidelines/ procedures for the handling of 'whistleblowing' complaints for the purposes of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 handling of complaints relating to breaches of 'food law' (as defined by Regulation 178/2002). The number of food business premises registered with your local authority; and the number of approved food business premises within your authority. The total number of disclosures received between 1/1/2006 and 31/12/2010 relating to breaches of 'food law--No response to request for further information
FOI01100Contact details of all taxi, mini cab and private hire operators within your area. Business Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email, Type of business (eg taxi, private hire etc) Number of Drivers, Years Licence Held.16/01/201310/01/2013Part refused - Section 12 and 40
FOI01103Are there any environmental issues particularly smells, concerning the chicken farms and the land fill site near to the properties in Pitmore Lane, Sway.18/01/201311/01/2013Information provided
FOI01109Relating to public / welfare funerals and persons who have died with no known next of kin since 1/7/12 to the day of your reply. Dates of death, postcode areas (for example NW11) of death, date(s) when the information was passed (or information that is about to be or likely to be passed) to the Treasury Solicitor or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.22/01/201322/01/2013Information provided
FOI01127Persons who have died with no known next of kin since 01/08/2012. include'pending' cases that have been/may shortly be referred to any public authority or Treasury Solicitor. dates of birth/ages at death. marital status. maiden surnames of married females. dates of death. last known addresses. estimated value of estates.05/02/201330/01/2013Refused - Section 22 and 31
FOI01169Copy of the Licence and conditions of the Culverley Farm Caravan Site.28/02/201331/01/2013Information provided
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