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FOI Disclosure Log - December 2013

Requests responded to during December 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

FOI01622Total revenue budget for 2013/14. The projected net revenue budget for each of the subsequent four financial years (2014/15-2017/18), taking into account projected funding reductions and projected disjustments to income. Car parking (both off-street and on-street where applicable) that is overseen by your local authority.11/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01626For each commercial property in your local area with rateable value up to £18000 1) Address of the property2) VOA Billing Authority Number (BA Reference Number) 3) Name of the Ratepayer 4) 2010 rating list value £ 5) Tape of the Relief granted for 2013/2014 6) Local Authority Reference Number7) Occupancy date for the current Ratepayer12/12/201304/12/2013Information provided - Part refused Section 40
FOI01627Information about the use of Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs), which became law as part of the 2004 Housing Act - and came into effect in 2006.12/12/201309/12/2013Information provided
FOI01638How much did you spend on electricity bills in each of the last two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13) and in the first half of 2013/14 in all council buildings apart from schools. How much you specifically spent on the electricity for streetlights in each of the last two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13) and in the first half of 2013/14. How much did you spend on gas bills in each of the last two financial years (2011/12 and 2012/13) in all council buildings apart from schools.16/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01639Regarding the additional costs incurred by your Council as a result of the housing benefit change known as the under-occupancy policy (otherwise referred to as the removal of the spare room subsidy, or size criteria policy).16/12/201313/12/2013Information provided
FOI01653Addresses and rateable values of all empty commercial properties that are within New Forest Council area. Names and addresses of the owners/occupiers of the properties, with the date the properties were vacated. Account number or VOA Property Reference if available.24/12/201304/12/2013Information provided - Part refused Section 40
FOI01656List of Companies (PLC and LTD) that have become liable for the non domestic rates from the 16th to the 30th Nov 2013. Could you please supply addresses and name of rate payers in your authority area please. Could you also include the RV and date they became liable.31/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01663Details of the 20 landlords (excluding housing associations) whose tenants collectively received the largest amounts of housing benefit from your council in the last financial year 2012/13. Amount in pounds of total housing benefits paid to their tenants for each of the top 20 in that yea. Provide the names of the corporate landlords or other legal entities in the list.03/01/201409/12/2013Information provided
FOI01664Re the impact of the localisation and cuts to the council tax benefits system as of April 2013.03/01/201403/12/2013Information provided
FOI01665Total number of properties in your area. Total number of properties receiving an exempt Class L. Total number of properties receiving an exempt Class U. Total number of properties receiving a carer's discount. Have you undertaken a recent review of their SEMI's or do you carry out a regular review.06/01/201404/12/2013Information provided
FOI01666Ratepayers and the charges levied (including any reliefs, exemptions or write offs) in respect of the properties listed below for the financial years 01/08/2005 to 31/03/2008.99, HIGH STREET, LYMINGTON, HANTS, SO41 9AP - 612117006: 99B, HIGH STREET, LYMINGTON, HANTS, SO41 9AP - 612117007. Financial years 01/04/2005 to 31/03/2008. NFDC 65, CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, RINGWOOD, HANTS, BH24 1DH - 411813102: RECORDING STUDIO 2ND FLR 65, CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, RINGWOOD, HANTS, BH24 1DH - 41181311006/01/201405/12/2013Information provided
FOI01679Provide the ratepayer in respect of the property listed below for the period 01/04/2004 to 31/07/2005.99, HIGH STREET, LYMINGTON, HANTS, SO41 9AP - 612117006:31/12/201331/12/2013Fully responded
FOI01682Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) for assistance with the impact of the April 2013 Housing Benefit changes for social rented sector tenants, during the current financial year. What is the shortest period of time you have awarded a DHP for? What is your average length of award for a DHP? How many DHP re-applications have you received since April 2013?13/01/201412/12/2013Information provided
FOI01683Applications for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) for assistance with the impact of the April 2013 Housing Benefit changes for social rented sector tenants, during current financial year. breakdown of DHP applications received, awarded, refused and still being processed by whether or not the applicant has stated that they, or a member of their household, has a disability or health condition13/01/201413/12/2013Information provided
FOI01684Details 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 for Limited Companies (corporate) and Government Bodies and not for individuals (sole traders, partnerships).13/01/201413/12/2013Information provided
FOI01686Various questions regarding Discretionary Housing Payments14/01/201413/12/2013Information provided
FOI01687Council tax charged to all council tax payers (including Council Tax Support claimants) during the course of 2013/14 (current estimate, 2013/14 tax only) total council tax collected from all council tax payers (including Council Tax Support claimants) during 2013/14, as of 1st December 2013 (2013/14 tax only) council tax charged to all Council Tax Support claimants during the course of 2013/14 (current estimate, 2013/14 tax only) council tax collected from all Council Tax Support claimants)14/01/201413/12/2013Information provided
FOI01688List of Ltd Companies and PLC's, their addresses and name of rate payers that have become liable and date the became responsible for NDR from the 1st Dec - 15th Dec 2013 throughout your council area if possible please under the freedom of information act 2000.16/01/201418/12/2013Information provided
FOI01694Ratepayer's name(s) in respect of the property listed below for the period 01/04/2005 - 28/04/2008. ADDRESS REAR OFFICES, 2 SCHOOL LANE, RINGWOOD, HANTSBH24 1LG, Property ref: 41865002215/01/201419/12/2013Refused - Section 40
FOI01696Number of DHP applications , awards, total amount allocated and committed in the period from the beginning of April to the end of September 2013 and 2012.23/01/201423/12/2013Information provided

Service: Environment Services

FOI01610How the authority provides services for each of the following works: Grounds Maintenance. Street Cleansing. Roads Term Maintenance. If contracted out the name of the contractor, Date contract started, Expiry date and any extension periods that could be applied. Description of services included under each contract. For street cleansing state if public toilets and council offices are included in contract.06/12/201306/12/2013Information provided

Service: Housing

FOI01636During the most recent complete year for which you have available data for your area, (please specify the year), how many families living in (a) local authority and (b) housing association households live in a property that is below the Government's 'bedroom standard' i.e. the number of homes where an extra bedroom is needed. Please provide the most up to date figures.30/12/201316/12/2013Information provided
FOI01649How many of your council properties are occupied by tenants that are on your waiting list to downsize to a house with a) 1 bedroom, b) 2 bedrooms? How many of your council properties with a) 1 bedroom, b) 2 bedrooms are occupied by tenants who are overcrowded? How many of your council properties with a) 1 bedroom, b) 2 bedrooms have you been able to fill with tenants who had applied to be downsized to those properties, since 1 April 2013? How many overcrowded council properties with a) 1 bedroom14/01/201424/12/2013Fully responded.

Service: Human Resources

FOI01594How many staff employed by the Council were overpaid in each of the financial years: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13? by how much were staff employed by the Council were overpaid? How much of this money has been recouped by the Council? What was the largest overpayment that the Council can locate within the FOI Act time limit in each of the financial years. Based on overpayments what was the average overpayment of staff employed by the Trust who were overpaid?29/11/201302/12/2013Information provided
FOI01596Full organisational structure charts of your following departments with names, job titles and direct telephone numbers. Legal, Human Resources, Finance & Housing. If there is any cross over between departments please provide both structures.02/12/201302/12/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01640From 2010 to your most recent (2013) records, how many employees have been asked to sign 'compromise agreements' or 'confidentiality agreements' in order to encourage them to keep quiet about matters concerning the council? In each case, how much money in severance pay? who these employees were what their job/role was and WHY they were paid of. How many members of the public (if any) were made to sign compromise agreements or confidentiality agreements16/12/201305/12/2013Part refused - Section 40
FOI01648How many employees of your council - including teachers and other school staff, if applicable - have been absent from work due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination of those ailments in each of the last five years? If applicable, specifically, how many teachers and other school staff employed by your council have been absent from work due to either stress, anxiety, depression or any combination of those ailments in each of the last five years?19/12/201319/12/2013Information provided
FOI01657The number of current employees on payroll that are earning the national minimum wage. The number of FTEs that are earning the national minimum wage. The number of current employees on payroll that are earning less than the UK living wage. The number of current FTEs on payroll that are earning less than the UK living wage. The number of contract workers earning less than the UK living wage31/12/201318/12/2013Information provided

Service: ICT Services

FOI01634Does the Council use Cloud computing services? If so, which Cloud computing service and provider are being used?If known, in which country is the Cloud computing service's servers located? What measures are taken to ensure that content stored on the Cloud is compliant with the Data Protection Act? Did the Council request specific terms and conditions? Does the Cloud computing service that is being used comply with the EU's standard contractual terms?13/12/201312/12/2013Information provided
FOI01676How much did your organisation spend last year on training within the IT department? names of the training organisations that the IT training budget was spent with and how much was spent with each organisation. organisational structure of the IT department with names of relevant directors, departmental heads and line managers. What databases, IT development technologies and operating systems are predominantly employed within your organisation?09/01/201412/12/2013Information provided

Service: Legal & Democratic

FOI01629Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsory purchase or acquire any property within your area ?If yes, please advise which addresses. provide details over any orders made that have not yet been acted upon and any proposals to make orders.02/01/201403/12/2013Information provided

Service: Leisure Services

FOI01668How much does an annual membership; a single peak gym class; and a single-off peak gym class, currently cost at each council-supported gym or leisure facility in your local authority area? How much did an annual membership; a single peak gym class; and a single-off peak gym class, cost at each council-supported gym or leisure facility in your local authority area in May 2010?06/01/201405/12/2013Information provided

Service: Multiple Services

FOI01586The costs of all cancelled projects carried out by the council since January 2010. Please provide yearly breakdowns as well as details of each project. I am referring to actual costs of these projects, and not the projected costs.--Further information requested - not received so closed
FOI01603The amount of money spent hiring celebrities to present awards, record video/audio clips, turn on Christmas lights, visit a local school or for any other purpose. back to May 6, Which celebrity was hired? What they were hired to do? When they were hired? How much they were paid? Were they given anything in lieu of payment - eg night in a hotel, cab fares etc? In some instances a celebrity may have asked the money be paid to charity.05/12/201303/12/2013Information provided
FOI01635List of all bootsales & markets. Location name, Full postal address, Postcode, Operators Business name, Contact name, Contact Number, email address, Season, Days that it operates, start time, end time, Licence start date, Licence end date16/12/201311/12/2013Information provided
FOI01637How much did the Council spend or are you budgeted to spend on Christmas lights in your local authority area (a) this year and (b) last year? In how many locations is (a) the council funding Christmas lights this year and (b) what was the comparable number of locations last year? Are you offering free parking in high streets this Christmas. If so, on how many days will this policy operate? Do you offer a free Christmas tree recycling service? Does this include collection?16/12/201311/12/2013Information provided
FOI01672How many pieces of artwork, including paintings and sculptures has the council sold between December 2012 and December 2013? December 2011 and 2012? December 2010 and 2011? Name the pieces of artwork, where they were displayed and their value.07/01/201413/12/2013Information provided
FOI01673Number of art and antiques thefts from council museum and art galleries in 2012/13, 2011/12 & 2010/11. Broken down into works of art/ pictures name the piece of art and estimated value and if it was recovered. Sculptures name the piece of art and estimated value and if it was recovered. coins/medals, antique watches, jewellery07/01/201413/12/2013Information provided

Service: Not NFDC

FOI01661How many unaccompanied non-UK children (under the age of 18) having arrived in the UK, are currently in the care of New Forest District Council? Please provide figures for this year as well as for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.02/01/201403/12/2013Information not held
FOI01669How much of the local authority's ring-fenced public health grant allocation was spent in quarter one (April to June) in the year 2013-14, and a breakdown of what it was spent on.06/01/201404/12/2013Information not held
FOI01700i)Any minimum standards for the number of social workers which are on call during the out of hours periods.ii)The number of times the available number of social workers have fallen below the minimum number required during out of hours periods (broken down each month since January 2011).24/01/201430/12/2013Information not held
FOI01703what the (a) gender and (b) familial relationship was to the child victim of offenders in substantiated child abuse cases in the area which you have a duty to protect children from abuse for the last full year which figures are available, broken down by (i) physical abuse, (ii) emotional abuse, (iii) sexual abuse and (iv) cases of neglect.28/01/201430/12/2013Information not held
FOI017091. How many cases of pupils cyber bullying other pupils at schools in your council area have been reported to you, or schools under your authority, in the the last three years:2. How many cases of pupils cyber bullying teachers or staff at schools in your council area have been reported to you, or schools under your authority, in the the last three years:28/01/201431/12/2013Information not held

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI01631Is there any land within the authority which is included in 'land for public purpose'? If there is, can you please provide details?02/01/201405/12/2013Information provided
FOI01643A copy of all pre-application planning advice given to Linden Homes by New Forest District Council concerning the proposed development at Crow Lane Ringwood, BH243DZ. This site is also know as Ring3 in the local plan.17/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01646Your affordable housing target for new developments, expressed as a percentage. For 12 months beginning 1 November 2012 and ending 31 October 2013, what percentage of new built units are classed as affordable housing? How many applications to renegotiate the number of affordable housing units in a Section 106 agreement are you currently dealing with? How many applications to renegotiate the number of affordable housing units in a Section 106 agreement have you received since April 201319/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01650For all payments received under Section 106 planning agreements: The value of the payment• The purpose of the payment• The amount of the payment that has been spent • The amount that has been committed but not spent • The amount that has not been committed or spent • The amount that has been repaid • The reason for the repayment Please provide these details for the following years:• 2012-2013• 2011-2012• 2010-2011• 2009-2010• 2008-200920/12/201304/12/2013Information provided
FOI01651To date, how many applications to convert offices to residential has the council received under the permitted development powers granted on May 30. How many of these were denied by the council. If successfully completed, the total units of housing set to be delivered by these applications If known, how many of these applications related to occupied office space.20/12/201317/12/2013Information provided
FOI01659Copies of the final approved structural engineer's drawings for the Tree House Study Centre , Beaulieu. Copies of the engineer's approved drawings for classroom 1 & 2. Confirm if you instructed Blue Forest to change their specification to bring it in line with the Engineer's specification or did you accept that standard soft wood could be used everywhere.31/12/201319/12/2013Information provided
FOI0166212/01495 - Merrie Orchard - Copies of any correspondence sent with regard to works at the above address.03/01/201417/12/2013Information provided - Section 40
FOI01681Various questions relating to payments received by the council in relation to residential developments13/01/201418/12/2013Information provided
FOI01685Confirm whether or not the residential and commercial properties that form 13 - 15 West Street, Ringwood are considered as separate properties for planning purposes.08/01/201411/12/2013Information not held - Section 8

Service: Property Services

FOI01652Your council's current, or most recent, climate change adaptation strategy (or equivalent report). Your council's current, or most recent, flood risk management strategy (or equivalent report).Confirmation of whether you employ any members of staff as Climate Adaptation Officers, stating how many and their salary; or any officers with climate adaptation as part of their work, stating their title, what approximate proportion of their time is spent working on climate adaptation, and total salary23/12/201318/12/2013Information provided

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI01546Air Quality equipment service and maintenance contract end date? Which process do you use to tender - website or directly and can you provide website address if applicable?--Further Information not received - Closed
FOI01654Purchasing of CCTV equipment for surveillance purposes in Hythe. Reason for the camera? Costs of damages to the area where it was installed? Level of social misbehaviour in the area prior to it being installed? Who operates the equipment? Is it being viewed all the time? Financial return in proceedings against antisocial behaviour since installed? Any plans to remove it?30/12/201320/12/2013Part held - Information provided
FOI01677All Public Health Act Funerals within the last 8 weeks which are in the process of being referred to either the Treasury Solicitor or Duchy Solicitor. Full name of deceased, Date of death, Date of birth, Last known address, Approximate value of estate.09/01/201418/12/2013Information provided
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