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FOI Disclosure Log - February 2013

Requests responded to during February 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

FOI01141Total gross sundry debt arrears for 2011/12. Total Bad Debt provision for 2011/1211/02/201301/02/2013Information provided
FOI01167List of remaining credits and credits that have been written off by your authority in respect of Business Rates as at 01/01/2013 for companies as far back as your records will allow. We appreciate that information will not be provided where the business rates records are in the name of an individual. Details of the company name, address, amount of credit and BA ref number.25/02/201311/02/2013Information provided
FOI01168List of commercial properties which are responsible for any business rates liability from December 2012 onwards. We appreciate that the information will not be provided where the business rates records are in the name of an individual. Details of company name, address and BA ref number.25/02/201315/02/2013Information provided
FOI01173Details of the income earned by the Council from parking fines and the incentive scheme to ensure proper working practice by your parking enforcement officers.28/02/201312/02/2013Information provided
FOI01175List of all items bought by a council purchase card, p-card, council credit card, or similar that was later found to be a fraudulent activity or misuse, over the last five years (financial years 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)? For each a summary of the item bought, price, date, the role of the person who misused the card and the reprimanding/disciplinary action they received (if any)?01/03/201320/02/2013Information provided
FOI01179Request regarding bedroom tax under-occupancy01/03/201308/02/2013Information provided
FOI01186Postal spend in 2011 & 2012 on 1st class post inc number of items- 2nd class post inc number of items- Other postal spend. How do you process mail? - stamps, franking, Postage Paid Impressions (PPI), Down Stream Access (DSA), DX or if other service specify. If DSA indicate service provider and rates. Royal Mail discounted service such as Clean Mail or Business Mail advance? how much has been received in refunds within last 12 months?12/03/201327/02/2013Information provided
FOI01191Number of parking tickets that remain unpaid, issued to foreign vehicles? for financial years 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12. Largest number of unpaid parking tickets issued to a single foreign vehicle? Also state whether this is the largest number of parking tickets issued to ANY vehicle in that particular year? Total number of parking tickets issued by the council each year? Number of parking wardens employed/contracted by the council each year? (total number on the workforce that current year)11/03/201320/02/2013Information provided
FOI01195Details of the credits held on your records for ratepayers in respect of payment of Business Rates. Ratepayer name, address, credit amount and the financial year the credit sits in. This would only be for Limited Companies (corporate) and Government Bodies and not for individuals (sole traders, partnerships).12/03/201315/02/2013Information provided
FOI01198Properties within your Billing Authority area with a credit held on the account. The fields required are all non-personal. Primary Liable Party Name (Business Name), Full Property Address, Postcode, Billing Authority Reference Number (Assessment Number), Current Rateable Value, Credit Amount, Date Credit Applies to.13/03/201315/02/2013Information provided
FOI01212Business Rates - Discretionary Rate Relief Policy22/03/201327/02/2013Information provided

Service: Environment Services

FOI01153List of vehicles that have been towed away by the council in the last three years after they were abandoned. For each entry supply the date the vehicle was towed, the make and model of the vehicle, the estimated value of the vehicle, whether the vehicle was destroyed possible. I prefer last 3 calendar years 2010, 2011, 2012.20/02/201313/02/2013Information provided

Service: Housing

FOI01139In each of the last four years (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 to date) what was the average number of weeks it took to rehouse households on the council's waiting list. Would you also please break down this information by number of bedrooms required, i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more.08/02/201304/02/2013Information provided
FOI01143Have you used funds from the New Homes Bonus to fund or support housing development? How many homes (a) have been completed or (b) are under construction, have been funded in whole or part by the New Homes Bonus? Have you used funds from the New Homes Bonus to contribute towards the council's general fund?12/02/201307/02/2013Information provided
FOI01145The number of households in the council area that are known or believed to be under-occupying their properties by one bedroom, under the terms of the 'bedroom tax'. The number of households in the council area that are known or believed to be under-occupying their properties by two or more bedrooms, under the terms of the 'bedroom tax'. The forecast average weekly loss in Housing Benefit for tenants who are under-occupying by one bed, due to the 'bedroom tax'. The forecast average weekly loss in13/02/201306/02/2013Information provided
FOI01162The number of weeks in a year that the council pays Housing Benefit to a full-year claimant (e.g. 52 weeks a year, 48) number of vacant one-bedroom properties that currently exist (or are likely to exist in April 2013) (a) in the local council housing stock (b) in the social and affordable housing stock of local housing associations, excluding supported housing units. number of one-bedroom properties (excluding void properties) that became vacant25/02/201306/02/2013Information provided
FOI01170How many households has you local authority identified as being subject to the under -occupation housing benefit reduction? a) How many of these households have registered or requested for a transfer to smaller accommodation and how many are projected to have transferred before April, and during 2013/14? b) How many households will move to private sector accommodation, what is the projected change in housing benefit expenditure as a result of these changes?28/02/201325/02/2013Refused part of request - Section 12

Service: Human Resources

FOI01144Has the council paid RADA in Business (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) for local authority training classes during the past four years? list the dates when the workshops were held for 2009,2010,2011 and 2012. list how much money was paid by the council to RADA for each training workshop. state the name of the course/courses undertaken. How many councillors or council staff attended the classes.13/02/201307/02/2013Information provided
FOI01148Current job descriptions and person specifications for the following posts or their equivalent (most recent if no current postholder) Chief Executive, Directors, Chief Legal Officer. Current salary or salary band. Postholder start dates. The most recent recruitment process (including date(s) of interview, format, interview questions, presentation topics. Did the recent recruitment process involve external recruitment firm, organisation or person? provide the identity.18/02/201315/02/2013Information provided
FOI01157The registration number of the Council's registered body with the Criminal Records Bureau or Disclosure and Barring Service as it is now called. The name of the registered body's Lead Countersignatory. The postal address for correspondence to the Lead Countersignatory. The email address for correspondence to the Lead Countersignatory.22/02/201311/02/2013Part refused Section 31
FOI01209copy of your organisation's management structure. detailed staffing structure, to include job titles and salary grades for the following service areas:(i) Planning - to include Development Control, Building Control, Conservation, Planning Policy(ii) Regulatory Services - to include Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Licensing, Licensing Enforcement, Planning Enforcement, Waste Enforcement, Land Charges(iii) Economic Development & Tourism.21/03/201322/02/2013Request withdrawn

Service: ICT Services

FOI01187Procurement and maintenance of Tablet devices since 2008. How many tablet devices have been purchased and how much has been spent. How much has been spent on the maintenance of tablet devices.08/03/201314/02/2013Information provided

Service: Legal & Democratic

FOI01140Total no of FOI Requests received between. 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010 b. 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 c. 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012. Total no of complaints regarding overall council services received between. 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010 b. 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 c. 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012. Leader of the council's salary. Chief Executive's salary.11/02/201301/02/2013Information provided
FOI01146Number of builders prosecuted over the last few years? How many of these prosecutions were successful? What was the individual name and/or company name of all those prosecuted?15/02/201313/02/2013Information provided
FOI01161The names and email addresses of the following who are responsible for the services below: Directors, Head of or Managers and Lead Member or cabinet member. Services: Street Lighting, Highways and Transportation, Parking, Passenger Transport (Adult and Children services)25/02/201320/02/2013Information provided
FOI01165Copy of the Millennium Garden Lease at Woodside Gardens, Lymington26/02/201326/02/2013Information already provided
FOI01172the total expenditure incurred by the council associated with unauthorised encampments and or sites of Travellers, Gypsies or van dwellers. Include costs associated with enforcement, legal processes, costs of evictions, waste management, removal and storage of Traveller vehicles following eviction, and works carried out to restore sites to their previous state during each of the last four financial years (08/09), (09/10), (10/11) and (11/12)01/03/201305/02/2013Information provided

Service: Leisure Services

FOI01160How much money has your council spent on leisure centres, sports parks (like swimming pools / basketball courts etc) and fields between 2005-2013? Not school sport. Capital and revenue. Council spend only (not government grants etc) How many leisure centres, sports parks and fields were there in your council area in the years from 2005-2013? How much has your council spent on sport overall in the years between 2005-2013? breakdown for EACH of the years above from 2005-2013. Would I be correct22/02/201318/02/2013Information provided
FOI01211Does the Council own any Business, Innovation, Enterprise or Incubation Centres aimed at supporting small to medium sized businesses and business start-ups? Provide supporting information or website link for the facilities? If yes to question 1, which of these centres are managed by the Council and which are managed by third party organisations? If any centres are managed by third party organisations, confirm when their management contract is due for renewal?21/03/201328/02/2013Information provided

Service: Multiple Services

FOI01159Number of people within the council who are granted the right to use powers of entry legislation to enter a private property as of the 1st January 2013. Number of people who have been disciplined for the misuse of these powers. Details of any disciplinary action taken in relation to Q2. Period covered for question 2 & 3 is 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2012.22/02/201321/02/2013Information provided
FOI01164complete suite of council financial services (transactional banking and investment), which *provider(s) does the Council currently use, and how many individual accounts are held with each listed financial services provider? (2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years). How frequently are the various financial services procured, when is the existing arrangement due to end (month/ year) for each provider? What is the average balance(s)/cap investment(s) of accounts held with each provider......27/02/201320/02/2013Information provided
FOI01174Copy of receipts for all expenses claims for your council leader and council chief executive for the past three years. Specifically, the a figure for the grand total of each of their expenses for the financial years: 2011/12, 2010/11, 2009/10. And for each of the individual expenses a scanned copy of the submitted receipt. If you cannot provide them as a scanned copy, hard copy.01/03/201327/02/2013Information provided

Service: Not NFDC

FOI01151How many new potholes were reported on the roads for which your authority is responsible in each of the last three full financial years and in this financial year to date? How many potholes were repaired? What is your current backlog of potholes to be repaired? How much have you paid out in road user compensation claims?19/02/201305/02/2013Information not held
FOI01152Questions regarding the most oversubscribed and under subscribed state-maintained primary and secondary schools in your area.19/02/201305/02/2013Information not held
FOI01154How many outstanding roadworks/road maintenance projects (i.e. ones that are not yet complete) are there in your council area?. What is the total distance (in miles) that these outstanding roadworks cover?21/02/201304/02/2013Information not held
FOI01163How many Directors of Children's Services did the Local Authority's Social Services department employ from March 2007 to March 2012? Please state each Director of Children's Services' start and finish date and whether they resigned or were dismissed from this position.26/02/201305/02/2013Information not held
FOI01184Who are now the main points of contact for Public Health when the transition competes in April. In some circumstances the actual job titles may have changed and so if that is the case, could you please provide the names of the people with an equivalent job role/title. Director of Public Health, Associate Director of Public Health, Consultants in Public Health. Also their email or whether they are using a nhs.net email or a local authority one.06/03/201307/02/2013Information not held
FOI01213How much the local authority has spent on funding family intervention projects in each of the last three years - how much funding received from the government towards these projects. How many so called 'troubleshooters' have been recruited by the local authority since 15th Dec 2011 to tackle troubled families and help identify families that are in need of help, make sure they get access to the right services and ensure that action is taken.22/03/201327/02/2013Information not held

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI01182The number of Agricultural Occupancy Ties that have been lifted from properties in the last five years and if possible the number of permissions granted that have an agricultural occupancy condition attached to them, but not including dwelling under the Commoners Housing Scheme., again in the last five years.05/03/201307/02/2013Information provided
FOI01190Transport budget for your council for 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 & 2012/13, projected transport budget for 2013/14? What was the total budget spent specifically on cycling (installation & maintenance of cycle lanes, cycle racks, marketing of cycle routes, cycle maintenance, cycle training etc) in those years, inc a projected figure for 2013/14? Is there someone with a specific brief in charge of cycling? If so, who are they and what is their job title?11/03/201314/02/2013Information provided
FOI01197Copy of drawings or any specification relating to the construction of the roof at Halvergate, Pilley Street, Pilley, Lymington, SO41 5QP.13/03/201321/02/2013Information provided

Service: Property Services

FOI01194Full address details of any property within your authority which does not have a current Display Energy Certificates (DEC) as required by the EPBD regulations.11/03/201312/02/2013Information provided

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI01135Those who have died with no known next of kin from 1/9/2012 to the day of your reply. If there are any new cases prior to 1/9/2012, but were dealt with after this date, please include. Date of death. Postcode area of their last known address at time of death. Date when referral was made of this estate to the Treasury Solicitor or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall, or conformation that the case is awaiting referral or if undecided.08/02/201311/02/2013Information provided
FOI01149Information regarding any ground contamination issues relating to the site and surrounding area of St Johns Street, Hythe14/02/201313/02/2013Information provided
FOI01150Copy of the Statutory Notice together with any other relevant details which you may hold regarding The Notice in respect of Statutory Nuisance dated 19 October 1993 re lighting of bonfires (Statutory notice Ref P56/93).-14/02/2013No further information received and request withdrawn
FOI01155From February 2012 how many public health funerals has your organisation performed. The names (including maiden names), date of death, dates of birth and last known residence for the deceased. Whether next of kin have been located Has the estate, if any, been passed onto the Treasury Solicitor, Duchyof Cornwall/ Lancaster or in Scotland the QLTR and when was it has or will be sent. Estimated value of said estate.21/02/201305/02/2013Refused - Section 22, 31 and 14(2)
FOI01156persons who have died with no known next of kin since 1 September 2012 to the date of your response. cases that have been or will be sent to the Treasury Solicitor (or Duchy of Lancaster/Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR or National Ultimus Haeres) and any cases where the deceased died on or before 1 September 2012 but have recently come to attention for any reason. First name & Surname. Date of death and Date of birth. Last known residence of the deceased. Estimated value of estates.22/02/201321/02/2013Information provided
FOI01166Water quality analyse report on water leaving Drake's Coal yard, Copythorne then entering the river. copy of the report and hand written breakdown of the report.21/02/201308/02/2013Information provided
FOI01178What are the total number of complaints received by 1) members of the public 2) staff regarding care homes in the local authority. What is the total number of investigations that have been carried out by the Local Authority into any complaints received regarding care homes?01/03/201312/02/2013Information provided
FOI01180Number of safeguarding referrals/investigations* with regard to all nursing and residential homes for the elderly in your local authority area, for each of the following calendar years (i.e. January-December in each case):2009, 2010, 2011, 201204/03/201314/02/2013Information provided
FOI01181How many incidents of anti-social behaviour were recorded in the local authority area between January 1st 2012 and December 31st 2012'.04/03/201312/02/2013Information provided
FOI01188List of places you had issued a licence to regarding Animal Boarding.06/03/201321/02/2013Information provided
FOI01192How many public space CCTV cameras have been in operation in the local authority area in each of these calendar years to date; (a) 2010 (b) 2011 (c) 2012 and (d) 201311/03/201315/02/2013Information provided
FOI01200Do you use contracting kennels for stray dogs? Were these kennels inspected by the Council before being given the contract? Since January 2002 has the contracting kennels ever been issued with or been subject to a) Improvement notice's b) Licence conditions c) Health and Safety investigations supply a copy of licence issued under the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 and any conditions attached to the licence when issued.19/03/201320/02/2013Information provided
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