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FOI Disclosure Log - September 2013

Requests responded to during September 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

FOI01450Provide a list of the same information below, but include NNDR rate accounts in relation to "Non-Limited" companies. List of current ratepayer names for all Non-Domestic rate accounts. We also asked for additional details against the list of NNDR rate accounts of those properties that are currently in receipt of any mandatory or discretionary rate relief, empty property exemptions, small business rate relief and rural relief.02/09/201316/09/2013Refused - Section 40
FOI01470In respect of properties that in the last 6 months have had a rateable value reduction in either the 2005 or 2010 rating list: The property address. The ratepayer name(s) if the ratepayer is a limited company. The Previous RV. The current RV11/09/201330/08/2013Information provided
FOI01474Copy of Businesses within your district that are not currently benefiting from the Small Business Rates Relief under the governments incentive, that maybe eligible for the scheme.16/09/201302/09/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01484Changes to the Council tax support scheme with reduced funding. How many are paying council tax for the first time or an increase due to the change? How many are a registered carer, in receipt of disability related benefits, veteran or a war widow? Of those paying increased council tax or for the first time, how many were in arrears as of the end of Aug 2013? How many have had a summons issued against them since 1st April 2013?24/09/201320/09/2013Information provided
FOI01487What is the most expensive hourly charge for Pay & Display, Pay by Phone or Shared Use Bays in your local authority?In total, how much did the local authority or any authorised contractor or sub-contractor receive in parking charges last year?include all on-street, off-street parking charges and any other charges? how much did the local authority or any authorised contractor or sub-contractor receive in parking fines last year?How many households are there in your local authority? (If not known24/09/201324/09/2013Information provided
FOI01489The business names of the parties liable for the following Business Rates assessment between the dates shown. Please omit all personal information, if the ratepayer is an individual just note 'individual'. provide the following information - name of the ratepayer liable for the dates shown. If there is more than one organisation list all parties and dates of liability. Confirm whether the property was classified as vacant or occupied for the same period.24/09/201302/09/2013Part refused - Section 40(2)
FOI01492list of the address, rateable value and reference number of every property in your area that is currently claiming small business rate relief.26/09/201324/09/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01502List of Ltd Companies and PLC's, their addresses and name of rate payers that have become liable for NDR from the 1st August - 31st August 2013 throughout your authority area please. I would also like to know the dates that they became liable.03/10/201327/09/2013Information provided
FOI01510Business Rate accounts with a current overpayment/credit shown 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 individual11/10/201324/09/2013Information provided
FOI01511Reference in law giving NFDC powers to impose on the NNDR ratepayer,£40 summons/legal costs at the point of issue of the Summons, which if included in payment along with the outstanding balance before the order is made, would allow proceedings to be halted?for NNDR liability order applications. the reference in law giving powers to impose an amount of summons costs, and take payment;a) before a Liability Order has been granted b) where no Liability Order is obtained11/10/201324/09/2013Information provided
FOI01519This financial year - Number of people within your local authority area who have been impacted by the removal of the spare room subsidy, also known as the 'bedroom tax'. total amount of discretionary housing payment funding awarded to your local authority to date. total amount of discretionary housing payment funding spent by your local authority to date. total amount of discretionary housing payment spent on 'removal of the spare room subsidy' cases.17/10/201320/09/2013Information provided
FOI01523For each of the past five years, how much has the local authority spent on CCTV enforcement vehicles? How many CCTV enforcement vehicles have been purchased and what is the total size of its fleet? What revenue from fines for parking and traffic contraventions has the council generated in each of the last five years?18/10/201325/09/2013Information provided
FOI01529How much was spent on Housing Benefit payments in the year 2012/2013. How much was spent on Local Housing Allowance payments in the year 2012/2013. How many households was the LHA paid for? How many households was the Social Housing/Housing Benefit paid for?22/10/201325/09/2013Information provided

Service: Environment Services

FOI01490How many public lavatories are there currently in your local authority area? What was the corresponding figure in May 2010?How many of these public toilets are currently operated (a) directly by your council and (b) by a contractor on behalf of the council? What was the corresponding figure in May 2010?How many of your public toilets operated (a) directly by your council and (b) by a contractor on behalf of the council require a charge to use?What is the most expensive charge to use one of your24/09/201319/09/2013Information provided

Service: Housing

FOI01488How many homes for affordable rent (not including social rent), which have received all necessary approvals, and with financing in place, will be started in each of the next three years in the geographical area under your remit? How many affordable homes for rent have been built in your local authority area since May 6th 2010? This includes those being built directly or by housing associations.24/09/201311/09/2013Information provided
FOI01496How many properties in your local authority area have been sold under the 'Right to Buy' scheme since May 6th 2010? How many social homes for rent have been built in your local authority area since May 6th 2010? How many social homes for rent to be built in future have, at this point in time, both planning permission and financing in place?27/09/201311/09/2013Information provided
FOI01506How many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 1 bed private rental property are overcrowded? how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 1 bed social housing property are overcrowded? how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 2 bed private rental property are overcrowded? how many tenants on your allocations/waiting list in a 2 bed social housing property are overcrowded? If you no longer hold the allocations list please state the name of who does04/10/201318/09/2013Information provided
FOI01516For financial year 2011-2012 - How many tenants (resident in homes Council has responsibility for maintenance) did you have (those who were tenants at any time of the year)? How many complaints did you have from tenants about damp or mould in their homes? Estimated total cost of responding to those requests?Questions re litigation costs: How many cases referring to damp homes did the Council receive? Total cost (including court costs & fines) to the Council of defending those cases?15/10/201319/09/2013Information provided

Service: Human Resources

FOI01481Transparent Pay20/09/201320/09/2013Information provided
FOI01494What are the minimum and maximum spinal column points and pay rates used by your authority for NJC workers? include any local extension of the NJC pay spine. Have you adopted the Living Wage (LW)? which Living Wage rate have you adopted? £8.55/hour£7.45/hour,Other. Are you implementing LW for community schools? How are you implementing? As a supplement, Redesigned your grading structure, Other. If you have not implemented Living Wage, are you considering adopting?27/09/201325/09/2013Information provided
FOI01500Information in answer to below for every year back to July 2011. 1 -1a - Number of people carrying out work experience placements in New Forest District Council who are claiming Job Seekers' Allowance (JSA). I would like these numbers for each scheme you are involved in. For example, the schemes involve: Mandatory Work Activity, Job Centre Work Experience Scheme, Sector-Based Work Academies, Work Programme work experience placements (both voluntary and mandatory schemes)02/10/201317/09/2013Information provided

Service: Legal & Democratic

FOI01471Information relating to spend on internal and external legal services over the past 3 financial years. Internal Legal Services total cost including overheads. All external Legal Services (exc VAT) Direct payments to Barristers or Chambers only (exc VAT).11/09/201311/09/2013Information provided
FOI01504Number of complaints made to the Council to date in relation to Cllr G. Beck of the NFDC and New Milton Town Council. number of upheld complaints in reference to Cllr Beck. amount spent to date by the Council in reference to all investigations to date into Cllr. Beck. totals for other instances where the NFDC has used outside consultants/investigators/solicitors in reference to any complaint made about a Cllr. Cost per complaint and to whom payments were made.04/10/201323/09/2013Information provided
FOI01512What policies are imposed for it to be possible for New Forest District Council to have made it into the top 3% of the most dishonest local authorities in regards lying to the public in FoI request14/10/201324/09/2013Information not held

Service: Multiple Services

FOI01476How many derelict buildings there in New Forest District Council's area of responsibility as a planning authority and how many Section 215 notices New Forest District Council issued under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in 2012-13.16/09/201311/09/2013Information provided in part - clarification requested
FOI01483Food and alcohol spend for the past five years23/09/201319/09/2013Information provided
FOI01486How many paving stones have been reported as requiring repair in your local authority area in the past year? How much have you spent on repairs to defective paving stones in the past year? How many personal injury claims for "slip or trip" injuries relating to defective paving stones have you received in the past year? How much have you paid out in damages and fees (both defendant and claimant) relating to defective paving stones in the past year?24/09/201319/09/2013Information provided
FOI01495What type of information does the council refer to the Land Registry or the Registers of Scotland? Which department and officer is in charge of referring this information? What are the reason(s) for the council to send this information? When there is a public health funeral, does the council pass details/information to the Land Registry or the Registers of Scotland? From January 2013, has the council dealt with public health funerals?27/09/201326/09/2013Part refused - Sec 31 & 22

Service: Not NFDC

FOI01518Does your Council have - Master vendor/neutral vendor solutions, PSLs (preferred supplier lists), SLAs (service level agreements In place for the purpose of supply teaching agencies/recruitment agencies that provide teaching and support staff. Names of the companies/agencies they have the agreements with and what dates these agreements came into force. Expiry dates (or are they on going). Dates/times when they are reviewed (when do they look at re-tendering).17/10/201320/09/2013Information not held
FOI01520Vacancies in state nurseries17/10/201320/09/2013Information not held
FOI01522Questionnaire regarding public health expenditure in relation to spend on substance misuse, alcohol, smoking cessation and sexual health also including weight management18/10/201320/09/2013Information not held
FOI01524What are your current arrangements for discharging your welfare provision in respect of furniture and electrical items? Do you have a provision for clothing? What is your spend (£) for the current financial year to date? What is the budget for the current financial year and for the next financial year? How long do you expect to have this provision in place? give details of any retailers (High Street, Online, Charity etc.) that you currently use to support your provision. the name of th18/10/201326/09/2013Not held

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI01480Street lighting in your area for financial years:2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Expenditure for each year. Whether or not your council has reduced/is planning to reduce any street lighting, if so, whether this was/will be by: Switching lights off, Dimming lights (how much %), Other methods. If your council has reduced/plans to reduce street lighting by switching off, dimming or other methods, what hours are they/will they be reduced?19/09/201326/09/2013Information provided
FOI01514Statistical data on your organisations planning applications. Number of Large Scale Major, Small scale major & minor planning applications received over the last 10 years. Provide as a type and financial year breakdown for as much of the 10 year period your records provide for.10/10/201323/09/2013Information provided
FOI01527Copies of any records that you hold in connection with any and all building works undertaken at Kismet, Butts Ash Lane, Hythe since 2005 to date (to include detached garage, if you hold any material in this regard). Include details of all inspections and associated paperwork signing off each stage of the build.21/10/201327/09/2013Part refused - Regulation 13

Service: Property Services

FOI01493Details of any new or updated Changing Places toilets or school Hygiene Rooms your authority plans to provide during 2013/14.26/09/201318/09/2013Information provided
FOI01508Information about contracts with the company Capita and its subsidiaries. The name of the subsidiary (if applicable). Details of services rendered. The start date and duration (including details of potential extensions). The annual value of the contract/framework. This includes service agreements, joint venture companies, shared services and annual tenders. Any Business Processing Outsourcing contracts or frameworks you hold with suppliers other than Capita.09/10/201320/09/2013Information provided

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI01457Copies of all hospital kitchen hygiene and food safety inspection reports carried out in your area since January 1, 2012. reports for both privately-run and NHS hospitals. If a hospital has been inspected multiple times, provide multiple reports. Only reports for kitchens that serve food to patients - not staff cafes or on-site shops who may sell food.04/09/201305/09/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01466Copy of the full report from the latest Food Standards Agency inspection of all schools, nurseries, after-school clubs and playgroups which achieved a food hygiene rating of 3 or lower.09/09/201306/09/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01478Are snares in use or permitted on council land? Does the council have any policy to either prohibit or regulate their use? Please could you send a copy of this policy? Would the council consider meeting with a league representative to discuss the use of snares on council land?16/09/201311/09/2013Information held in part and provided
FOI01482Name, phone number & email address for the following (or similar) roles: Troubled families co-ordinator/manager, Integrated Offender Management manager/project lead, Early Interventions manager/project lead, Head of safeguarding for adults & children, MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) lead/manager, Head of commissioning for adult social care, Head of commissioning for children social care Head of community safety, Head of regeneration/social housing19/09/201320/09/2013Information provided
FOI01497The names of all Public Health Funerals/ bona vacantia estates passed or in the process of being referred ie pending referral to The Treasury Solicitor ( BV ) Department or Duchy of Lancaster within the last 4 weeks. Full name of deceased, Date of death, Last known address, Approximate value of estate.30/09/201326/09/2013Part refused - Section 31 and 22
FOI01498I would like to request a complete copy of the file in relation to the Beaulieu Estate sewage system , including complaints , any contact with the Environment Agency, any remedies and any ongoing issues.01/10/201324/09/2013Information not held
FOI01501Copy of file relating to sewage odours from Sir Walter Tyrrell public house back to year 2000.04/10/201327/09/2013Part refused - Regulation 13
FOI01503Details of all A2 installations and Part B permits in your area, including the following information if available: your reference for the permit, the name and address of the permit holder, the address for which the permit is granted, the grid reference, the date of issue, the process undertaken, and the current status of the permit.03/10/201327/09/2013Information provided
FOI01505Details of anyone who has died with no known next of kin from 1/6/2013 to the day of your reply. Supply a list of any Public Health Act Funerals carried out from the above date. Date of death. Postcode area of their last known home address at time of death (ie, post code region). Date when referral was made of estate to the Treasury Solicitor or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall, or confirmation that the case is awaiting referral or undecided if referral.04/10/201326/09/2013Information provided
FOI01533Please can you send me a copy of the email you sent to Cllr Alison Hoare on Monday 9th regarding the Corkfield Skate Park, Normandy Way, Marchwood.10/10/201327/09/2013Information provided
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