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FOI Disclosure Log - March 2014

Requests responded to during March 2014

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ReferenceSubjectResponse dueCompleted dateResponse

Service: Customer and Financial Support

FOI018271. How many working age people are claiming Council Tax Support (CTS)? 2. How many council tax accounts currently include at least one working age person who is claiming CTS? 3. How many liability orders relating to 2013/14 council tax have been granted against working age CTS claimants during 2013/14, as of February 10th 2014?10/03/201405/03/2014information supplied
FOI01832bedroom tax - number of households affected.12/03/201412/03/2014Information supplied.
FOI01865All information requested relates to Completion Notices served on commercial properties served under schedule 4A to the Local Government Finance Act 1988. Required Information;- A list of all commercial properties where a completion notice has been served since 1st January 2010 • The address of the property being deemed complete by the notice. • The date the Completion Notice was issued • The date the property was entered into the Rating List • The recipient company name • The address25/03/201406/03/2014Information supplied.
FOI01870correspondence within the last couple of months regarding unauthorised building amendments and usage of a property.26/03/201427/03/2014Refused Information Not Held
FOI01875about Business Rates Accounts held by your council: Account Name, Account Reference, Account Start Date, Billing Authority Reference, Current 2010 List Rateable Value, Current 2005 List Rateable Value, Current Charge.31/03/201421/03/2014Information provided
FOI01878list of LTD companies/PLCs that have become responsible for the NDR between the 16th Feb to the 28th Feb 2014. * Company Name/liable party * Address * Date of liability * Rateable Value28/03/201405/03/2014Information supplied
FOI01882With respect to all of the hereditament addresses contained within your billing authority, I would like the following: - The full address, including postcode; -The name of the liable party for the business rates (excluding personal information); -The Billing Authority Reference number; and -Rateable Value02/04/201421/03/2014Information provided
FOI01887how many vacant dwellings are there in your local authority area? how many long-term vacants are there in your local authority area? what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on second homes? what level (%) of council tax does your council charge on long-term empty properties i.e. do you make use of the empty-homes premium or allow discounts? do you intend to introduce the empty-homes premium on long-term empty homes in your area?03/04/201413/03/2014information supplied
FOI018971. Current overpayment/credit shown if credit balance hasn't been carried forward 2. Accounts where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed09/04/201421/03/2014Information provided
FOI01899How many households affected by the housing benefit under-occupancy charge introduced in April 2013 (sometimes referred to as the "spare room subsidy" or "bedroom tax") have moved to a new property as a result of the charge? What proportion is this of the total number of households affected in the local authority?09/04/201417/03/2014Information supplied.
FOI01900For each of the following financial years a) 2011/12 (b) 2012/13 (c) 2013/14) (d) 2014/15, could you please provide the following information (where applicable): 1)The amount of money given to you in Discretionary Housing Payments? 2)The amount of money given to you in Discretionary Housing Payments for specific expenditure on ameliorating the impact of the new social size criteria/underoccupancy penalty?09/04/201414/03/2014information supplied
FOI01902•How many vacant properties are there in you geographic area of responsibility? •What level of housing and commercial property stock does the council posses? Please provide a figure of quantity, rather than value.09/04/201413/03/2014information supplied
FOI01907the number of 'closed' council tax accounts which have a credit balance and the total value of that credit balance. the authority's policy on refunding overpayments of council tax, where liability has ceased.11/04/201421/03/2014Information provided
FOI01921Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:- (a) Addresses of empty residential properties that are within your Council area (b) Addresses of empty commercial properties that are within your Council area (c) The names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a) and (b), where known (d) The length of time each property referred to in (a) and (b) has been unoccupied22/04/201424/03/2014Request refused - Section 31 and Section 40

Service: Environment Services

FOI01793litter cleaning statistics for this stretch of motorway (A 31 in the Ringwood Section) for the 12 months to December 201324/02/201405/03/2014information supplied.
FOI01829How much has your council paid out to motorists whose vehicles have been damaged by bin lorries in the past five years? This includes: property damage, injury, hire charges, solicitor fees, medical fees, expert fees and any other form of compensation not specified. this information broken down by year since 2008 and amount of compensation IN TOTAL and then broken down by type eg: 2009: compensation £120,000 solicitor fees £20,000.12/03/201406/03/2014information supplied - section 12
FOI01835from the 01/01/13 - To Present Day: Vehicle Purchases; In order of spend, Where they were purchased from (which company (branch where applicable/available)) Top 10 Parts/Repairs/Maintenance Purchases; In order of spend, Where they were purchased from (which company (branch where applicable/available)) Top 30 Vehicle Hires (external); In order of spend, Where they were hired from (which company (branch where applicable/available)) Top 1014/03/201411/03/2014information supplied.
FOI018371)How are residents required to split their recycling waste? 2)How many separate containers do households have? And when are they collected and how often? 3)What disposal system do you use? ie where does the waste go to, landfill? 4)What fines do you levy on households which do not comply which your recycling policy?17/03/201403/03/2014Information supplied
FOI01881Could you please disclose any information held with relation to proposed improvements to refuse collection processes and, in particular, whether 'wheelie bins' are to be introduced in the area. If there are no plans to make service improvements could you please advise the justification for this.31/03/201426/03/2014Information supplied
FOI01888a) Whether your organisation offers a commercial waste service to businesses?b) What is your organisation's annual revenue from the service?c) What is your organisation's annual cost for disposal?d) What is your organisation's annual internal management(administration) cost for the provision of the service?04/04/201414/03/2014information supplied

Service: Executive Management Team

FOI01885statement of accounts from FY 2000 to FY 2013.02/04/201410/03/2014Information supplied.

Service: Housing

FOI017981.How many households with children (aged 0-16) have come to your council for assistance because they are homeless? 2.How many of those households with children (ages 0-16) were found to be intentionally homeless? 3.a) How many intentionally homeless households with children (ages 0-16) were housed in bed and breakfasts (this means the whole household including the children)? b)How many weeks were they housed in bed and breakfast accommodation for?28/02/201428/02/2014information supplied
FOI01863List (including addresses) of Council properties that are empty both short and long term25/03/201427/02/2014Information supplied
FOI018661.Is the Council signed up to the Government's HomeSwap Direct mutual exchange swap scheme? 2.Is the Council signed up to any other mutual exchange swap schemes? (e.g. a council-run or an independent swap scheme) 3.What are the names of these schemes? 4.In 2012/13, how many tenancies do you contribute housing benefit towards in social housing and the private rented sector?25/03/201425/03/2014Information provided
FOI01867(1)Has the council exercised the power given by Housing Act 1996 section 160ZA(7) to designate some classes of persons as not eligible for its housing allocation scheme.If so, what are those classes. (2)Since adopting those classes, how many applicants have been notified that they do not qualify.(3)What was the number of applicants on the waiting list before those classes were adopted.(4)What is the current number on the waiting list.26/03/201414/03/2014Information provided in full, save for one item where information was not held
FOI019091)How much DFG funding was allocated to New Forest by the Department for Communities and Local Government in2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2)How many applications were made to New Forest for a Disabled Facilities Grant 2013/14 year to date?14/04/201419/03/2014information supplied.

Service: Human Resources

FOI018181. Please provide details of any office accommodation your organisation provides to staff to carry out trade union business. 2. Please advise any estimates for other costs met for those staff on trade union facility time apart from salaries - including travel expenses, office supplies, telephone expenses and energy bills.06/03/201406/03/2014information supplied.
FOI018611.Does the council have a policy to pay all staff at least the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour? If not, is such a policy in line to be introduced? 2.If the answer to 1) is 'yes', does this policy extend to companies contracted by the council to provide services? 3.If the answer to 1) is 'yes', does this policy extend to casual and temporary staff? 4.What percentage of overall council staff (FTE and headcount if possible) are female?21/03/201421/03/2014Information provided
FOI018741.Council Chief Executive pay broken down by (1) basic pay, (2) bonuses, (3) allowances, (4) pension contributions, for the last four years : 2.How many Council employed staff are paid below the Living Wage of £7.65 per hour.3. Do you have a minimum salary requirement for workers within outsourced service contracts?27/03/201427/03/2014Information provided in full

Service: ICT Services

FOI01850how much money has been spent on cloud-based services by the council since February 2012 (when the Government's G-Cloud initiative began).20/03/201403/03/2014information supplied.
FOI018601-How many PCs (desktops, laptops, tablets) does your department/authority currently run in total? 2-On which operating systems do these devices run? 3-On 9 April 2014, how many PCs will you have running on Windows XP? 4-Are you in the process of migrating these devices off Windows XP? If so, to which operating system21/03/201403/03/2014information supplied

Service: Legal & Democratic

FOI01824all documents with regards the handover of the running of the Colonel Rookes Will and Trust Fund in 197928/02/201427/02/2014information not held
FOI01839Please provide full details of all property currently owned by the NFDC within the parish of Bramshaw. Details should include Land Registry reference numbers. For any property SOLD by the NFDC within the last 40 years, please provide all NFDC correspondence in relation to each sale, as well as Land Registry reference numbers. For any property PURCHASED by the NFDC within the last 40 years, please provide all NFDC correspondence in relation to each purchase, as well as Land Registry reference n13/03/201410/03/2014Information supplied.
FOI01848I am writing to request the amount of Compulsory Purchase Orders on council owned land within your council at this time. Secondly, would you be able to let me know if there have been any other CPO orders within the council in the last two years and the outcomes of the order?19/03/201420/02/2014information supplied.

Service: Leisure Services

FOI01873concerning Swimming Pools in New Forest 1)How many swimming pools located in the New Forest local authority area were available to the public at 1 April 2010 and of those how many were: a) 25m pools; b) 50m pools and c) other pools. 2)What changes have been made to public swimming pool provision since 1 April 2010 including the opening of new facilities, the closure of facilities or alterations to opening times?27/03/201427/03/2014Information provided (save for some information not held)

Service: Multiple Services

FOI01632Is there any land to be acquired for road works? If there is, can you please provide details?-12/03/2014Further information requested - not received so closed
FOI01864Council funding for 1) domestic violence services 2) Community Centres 3)Leisure Centres24/03/201424/03/2014Information provided
FOI01880Survey regarding collection trends and billing mechanism for various council services31/03/201420/03/2014Information supplied

Service: Not NFDC

FOI01889What was your Local Authority's Supporting People budget in 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/14? How many bed spaces for single homeless people did your LA provide in 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/14? How many providers of housing-related support services for single homeless people were there in your LA in 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/14?04/04/201410/03/2014info not held
FOI01911Information about foreign national children in care at your institution since 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2013.14/04/201418/03/2014Info not held
FOI019151.How many people are currently receiving Direct Payments / Personal Budgets across the authority?2. Is there a central function that looks after these people or are they split into teams / locations? 3. If there is a central function who is the main contact for this function? 4.If split into teams or locations who are they people who head up these teams?16/04/201421/03/2014Information not held
FOI01920What local enhanced services did you commission from GP practices for 2013/14? How much of your budget did you allocate for each of each of these services in 2013/14?Which of these services are you recommissioning in 2014/15? Which have you decommissioned?18/04/201421/03/2014Information not held
FOI01929Under the Freedom of Information Act can you tell me how many children have been taken into care in 2014 over fears they are being radicalised by their parent/carer? Can you provide the age of the children and the religion and ethnicity of the families involved. Can you repeat the question for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.24/04/201428/03/2014Information not held
FOI01930Under the Freedom of Information Act can you tell me how many cases of smacking children the social services department has investigated in 2014 and what age and ethnicity the children were and what action, if any, was taken. ie the children were removed and taken into care, and also if the police investigated. Please can you repeat this for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. To clarify when I say smacking children, I mean where parents have hit their children to chastise them.29/04/201428/03/2014Information not held. HCC.

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI01762All correspondence, notes, emails, minutes etc.. concerning the development site know as Crow Lane, Ringwood (Ring3 ) since 1st Jan 2012 and the subsequent planning application 13/11450. This should include all correspondence, notes, emails etc.. from Linden Homes, HCC or their representatives to NFDC and all inter department memos, notes and emails etc.. regarding this development.18/03/201418/03/2014Partial response - regulation 12(4)(d) and (e), regulation 13
FOI01820details of free standing PV developments that are being progressed through the planning process in your area. This would include sites that have requested a screening or scoping request (in accordance with the EIA regulations) and sites that have been submitted or consented.05/03/201405/03/2014information supplied.
FOI01841•A copy of all your exchanges with TM.17/03/201418/03/2014information supplied
FOI018431. the date (or the approximate date) that building work or development first took place 2. the date (or the approximate date) on which any building work or development above damp-proof course level first took place on the double garage and woodstore built at a property in the council's area.17/03/201412/03/2014information supplied.
FOI01852A copy of the legal advice received by the NFDC (regarding the Town Police Clauses Act, 1847 Section), who requested this advice and who provided it? What is the NFDC's legal definition of a 'Sporting Event'.20/03/201418/03/2014Partial response - section 42
FOI018561) The total number of applications for planning permission made to New Forest District Council in the year 2013 2) The number of applications for planning permission made to New Forest District Council in 2013 that were delegated to council officer21/03/201406/03/2014information supplied.
FOI01859written documented proof that the letter dated 20/11/2007 was passed on to either the contractor or agent (or both ) . 1) copy of specification pages that incorporate the items listed in the letter dated 20/11/2007 . 2) copy of letter you wrote to the agent advising them of the conditions listed in the letter dated 20/11/2007 3) copy of enclosures and letter dated 09//6/2008 sent to the CET via the contractor incorporating the letter dated 20/11/2007 .20/03/201404/03/20144.3.2014 - Information provided
FOI01872If your local authority has agreed a local plan, how many homes do you aim to be built within your authority as part of the plan If your local authority does not have a local plan, how many homes do you aim to be built within your authority over the next 20 years26/03/201405/03/2014information supplied
FOI01877how much money the council has a) allocated in subsidies for local bus services b) spent directly on operating council-owned bus services in each of the last four years.28/03/201405/03/2014Info not held.

Service: Property Services

FOI01826details of the annual income received by the Council for catering kiosks, premises, etc. details of annual income by operating unit providing the address, name of business operating the unit and type of income.10/03/201410/03/2014Information supplied.
FOI018941) How much the council has spent on attending the MIPIM real estate trade show. Please include a breakdown of expenses by travel, entertainment and accommodation and whatever else the expenses/budget classes associated spending under in categories. 2) Please specify how many council staff attended and if possible their names and/or seniority.07/04/201411/03/2014Information supplied
FOI019041.Do you employ a specialist to regularly service automatic doors at your properties?2.If so, who is employed to carry out this service?3.How many automatic doors are included in the service?4.How many times per year are they serviced?5.How much do you pay for this service annually?6.When is the contract up for renewal?10/04/201417/03/2014information supplied

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI01825Council's arrangement for public health funeral and details of welfare funerals since 1/11/13.10/03/201406/03/2014Partial response - section 22 and section 31.
FOI018311. From December 2013 to any pending please provide details of any deceased persons you have dealt with who have no known next of kin (or you cannot find next of kin). . Date of Death and Date of Birth. 3. Last known address. 4. The date passed onto TSOL or The Duchy Solicitor (plus any pending). 5. The Value of estate if known (approximately).13/03/201411/03/2014partial response - section 31 and section 22
FOI018451)For your authority, please provide the number of samples from the years 2012/13 and 2013/14 (to date) that were classified as unsatisfactory for these analysis types: Composition (column F) Labelling & Presentation (column G) Others (column H)19/03/201425/02/2014info not held.
FOI01846information about recycling facility at Manor Farm Pennington19/03/201419/03/2014Partial disclosure - regulation 13 - personal data
FOI01876the number of fines the council has a). issued to members of the public for littering in each of the last four years, b). how many of these fines were for dropping cigarettes in each of the last four years c). the total amount of money the council has received through these fines in each of the last four years28/03/201412/03/2014information supplied
FOI01879How many public health funerals, carried out as part of the council's duties under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, did the council carry out in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.27/03/201425/03/2014Information provided
FOI018981. How many "Troubled Families" has the authority identified in your area? 2. How many of them have been "turned around"? 3. How many "turned around" families have subsequently been involved in at least one crime and/or incidence of anti social behaviour?09/04/201413/03/2014info not held.
FOI01917all 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.31/03/201418/03/2014information supplied
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