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FOI Disclosure Log - November 2015

Requests responded to during November 2015

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

ReferenceSubjectResponse dueCompleted dateResponse

Service: Environment Services

FOI02936How many Resident Parking Zone schemes does this council operate by year - 2010-2014• How many permits have been issued per year 2010-2014?• Average price of annual permits / actual cost of annual permit if the same for each zone - 2010-2014• How much revenue is generated annually from the running of Resident Parking Zones schemes 2010-201416/11/201511/11/2015Information provided
FOI02972How many crematoria are under the control of the Council? 2. Does the Council have a policy for the introduction or removal of religious symbols, e.g. the Christian cross, from the associated 'chapels', when requested to do so by members of other faiths or of none?3. If there is such a policy, could you please provide details of this policy?10/12/201512/11/2015Information provided

Service: Executive Management Team

FOI02942Could you please send me contract information relating to Banking Services, Audit Services and Card Processing Services. Can you please provide me with the following contract information for each of the contract category specified above: 1. Contract Category: Please see select from the categories provided; Banking Services; Financial Audit Services; Card Processing Services 2. Existing Supplier Name for each contract3. Contract Description: Please do not just state two to three words can you p19/11/201517/11/2015Information provided
FOI02953how many people your council sent to the MIPIM expo in Cannes, France, which took place between the 10th and 13th March 2015. Please included all people, employees, councillors and others, for whom the council bought a conference ticket. how many people your council sent to the MIPIM expo in Olympia, London, which took place between the 21st and 23rd October 2015. Again, please include all people employees, councillors and any others, for whom the council bought a ticket.25/11/201502/11/2015Information supplied

Service: Housing and Customer Services

FOI02921We wish to obtain information, from the Council, relating to unclaimed credits for non-domestic ratepayers. We are aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to business ratepayers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid and maybe considered untraceable by the Council.06/11/201505/11/2015Information provided
FOI02922A list of Business Rate accounts that meet the following criteria: •Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn't been carried forward. •Accounts where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed.06/11/201505/11/2015Information provided
FOI02923the financial years 2004/05 up to and including 2014/15. 1.A Total number of domestic council tax liability orders issued. 1.B Number of households receiving domestic council tax liability orders. 1.C Total sum of unpaid domestic council tax (before recovery)1.D Total sum of unpaid domestic council tax (after recovery)2.A Cost for raising a summons (Paid to the Council)2.B Cost for liability (Paid to the Magistrates)3.A Total number applications for discretionary relief received3.B Total number09/11/201505/11/2015Information provided in part
FOI02926provide me with the following information for commercial premises which are currently vacant and where the rateable value of the property exceeds £18,000; - 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)11/11/201505/11/2015Information provided
FOI02929Please can you send over a full list of companies and charities that have become responsible for business rates between the 01/10/2015 to 15/10/2015. I would like to know the name of the business and the rate payer, address and date they became responsible if possible12/11/201505/11/2015Information provided - Sec 40
FOI02933Please provide details of empty habitable properties owned by New Forest District council. Preferably One/two beds, for people that fall under high priority16/11/201509/11/2015Information supplied
FOI029371. The ratepayer prior to the reconstitution, for the hereditament below. 2, SCHOOL LANE, RINGWOOD, HANTS - BA Reference: 418650020 2. The ratepayer and net rates Payable for the financial year 2005/06, for the hereditaments below. FRONT OFFICES 2, SCHOOL LANE, RINGWOOD, HANTS - BA Reference: 418650020 REAR OFFICES 2, SCHOOL LANE, RINGWOOD, HANTS - BA Reference: 418650022.16/11/201510/11/2015Information provided
FOI02944Total number of housing benefit claimants within the authority for 'exempt' accommodation for the current year and the total for each of the 5 previous years (calendar or financial, however it is collated).Total amount of housing benefit paid by the authority for 'exempt' accommodation for the current year and the total for each of the 5 previous years (calendar or financial, however it is collated).20/11/201529/10/2015Information not held
FOI02945list of current unpresented business rates refund cheques that meet the following criteria: · Refund cheques that remain unpresented 3 months after date of issue. · Refund cheques that are out of date. I would request that the list contains the following information: · Ratepayer name (Information is only requested where the ratepayer is a company and not an individual as I appreciate this is limited by the Data Protection Acts). · Address of property concerned (if known). The date the refund24/11/201505/11/2015Information provided
FOI02948We are currently reviewing newbuild statistics and would therefore appreciate it if you could complete and return the attached short questionnaire at your earliest convenience.24/11/201529/10/2015Information provided
FOI02951Please could you provide the information below for every open/live account within your charging authority, preferably on an emailed Excel spreadsheet, along with the date the data was extracted from your system.26/11/201524/11/2015Information provided - Section 40
FOI02952How many homelessness households has your borough accepted a duty for in 2015 to date?26/11/201517/11/2015Information provided
FOI02957I would like to request an up to date list of companies that have new liabilities for business rates between the 15th October 2015-31st October 2015. Please include the business name and address, date that they became liable, liable party and RV if possible.27/11/201505/11/2015Information provided - Sec 40
FOI02965Business rates data.04/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02970If 47, LYMINGTON ROAD, NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE BH25 6PR falls under one of the follow criteria:- Demolished, Pending demolition (Vacated and gas meter removed), Occupied - Still receiving council tax payments10/12/201526/11/2015Information provided
FOI02973Request about the amount paid by the council in refunds to successful business rate appeals. I've numbered the points to make it easier. If you could provide the following:1) The amount paid by the council this year in refunds to businesses who have successfully appealed their business rates. The amount also paid in 2014, 2013, 2012.I also understand that the council currently pays only half of the refunds.10/12/201524/11/2015Information provided in part
FOI029751.All commercial properties within your billing authority, including all active and closed. Please go as historic as possible. 2.Property Rateable Value 3.Occupier name 4.Any relief being claimed 5. BA reference number 6.Property Description 7.Please note whether this is an active or closed account11/12/201526/11/2015Provided - Sec 40
FOI02978Liability orders obtained for non payment of Council Tax.14/12/201526/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02986Do the council have any veterans on their housing list? If so, how many? How many veterans have been housed by the local authority in - 2015, 2014 and 2013? How many people in total are on the waiting list for housing.13/11/201519/11/2015Information provided in part - Sec 12
FOI02993Business Rates Accounts information17/12/201526/11/2015Partial disclosure - section 40
FOI02997A list of all 'closed' Council Tax accounts with a credit balance (overpaid Council tax) from 1993-2015 where the liable party is a company or organisation.21/12/201527/11/2015Information supplied

Service: Human Resources

FOI02938staffing structure of your following departments. Housing Department - both generic and non-generic (if applicable) Maintenance/Property Services Department Legal Department .Facilities Department . HR Department. Procurement Department Finance Department. Social Services Department. I.T Department. Strategy Department. Marketing Department Policy & Communications Department What the total spend on Temporary/Interim staff has been in the last twelve months Which/if any recruitment18/11/201511/11/2015Information provided
FOI02940customer satisfaction results from any data which you do collect (from the company you outsourced to, if necessary) including: 1. Feedback, on the customer satisfaction of services provided either face-to-face, on the web, telephone, email or by post. The information should include the number of responses received in each customer satisfaction category for each service rated, as well as any comments provided. 2. Please provide this data for a period of 12 months16/11/201512/11/2015Information provided
FOI02946information relating to first aid training. Are these courses delivered in house by a LA trainer or are they contracted out? Are they delivered under an Awarding Organisation/Body (AO), if so which one? If not delivered under an AO to what organisation are they accredited? Are contracted courses delivered under a framework agreement or as a single supplier contract?24/11/201525/11/2015Information provided
FOI02959who is the person with overall responsibility for Workstation (Display Screen Equipment) Assessment and compliance with the DSE Regulations 1992? •what is their direct telephone number and e-mail address? •approximately how many "users" are there in the organisation i e people who use a computer most of the time, in order to carry out their role? •approximately how many users work predominantly from home, as opposed to an office base? •do you have a dedicated DSE Assessor in place? •if not, who c02/12/201530/11/2015Information supplied

Service: ICT Services

FOI02916Who is part of your software development and testing framework?. What is your spend annually for development and testing of software?. Can you confirm if any further regional frameworks exist for such services in addition to the framework referred to in question 1?. When are the framework(s) referred to in question 1 and/or question 3 subject to re-procurement?. Who is your point of contact for IT procurement?05/11/201502/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02919Please could you provide me with the name(s) of the software application(s) (or the name of the company that develops it) used in your organisation for the following functions: 1. Housing & Council Tax Benefit (for example, Capita Academy, Civica IBS/OpenRevenues or Northgate iWorld/Anite/SX3) 2. Customer Relationship Management (for example, KANA/Lagan, Oracle LG45, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP CRM or Northgate Front Office)06/11/201502/11/2015Information supplied
FOI029941. Do you currently have an electronic system for users to store passwords? This could be a computer system or the use of biometrics. 2. If your answer to the above is 'yes', please provide details of what you are currently using.18/12/201523/11/2015Information supplied

Service: Legal & Democratic

FOI02941Information Pertaining to Legal Challenges to the Council's Tendering Activities19/11/201504/11/2015Information provided
FOI029561.Are there civil parishes in your local authority area? 2.If yes, is the entirety of your local authority area parished?30/11/201502/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02977If you are retaining requests on an MS-Excel spreadsheet that logs FOI requests I would like a copy of the spreadsheet provided electronically covering the years 2012 to the present time.The spreadsheet should include if possible the type of requester (eg local resident, researcher, commercial, press and media) and the time spent handling each request.14/12/201524/11/2015Information provided

Service: Not NFDC

FOI02949The total number of raids relating to food and drink breaches carried out by Trading Standards• How many of these raids have resulted in a fine or other enforcement action. Please provide the information for the last 3 years (2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15) with a year end of March 31st.25/11/201502/11/2015Info not held.
FOI02966For the period covering 2009 to present day, the number of children under the age of 18 taken into care by your authority (whether it be by social services or another of your departments) due to fears/reports/evidence of that child being a victim of sexual abuse.07/12/201509/11/2015Info not held.
FOI029671)How much was spent on Children's Services in 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and how much will be spent this current financial year? Can I please have a separate figure for each year?07/12/201509/11/2015Info not held.
FOI02985number of children classed as living in poverty in the New Forest during the period November 1, 2014-October 31, 2015 2: The number of children classed as living in poverty in the New Forest during the period November 1, 2013-October 31, 201415/12/201518/11/2015Information not held

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI02928Mockbeggar House, BH24 3NL, formerly Theruen or Therven, formerly The Glen, South Gorley or Mockbeggar, Ibsley. Building Regulations that have been notified or filed or deposited with you as the Local Authority in respect of the above property.12/11/201503/11/2015Information provided
FOI029321) Please can you advise me how and where information is stored about applicants for planning permission, in particular the names of any IT databases or paper-based filing systems used and how they can be filtered or searched to reveal applications where the applicant is an overseas company? 2) Please can you tell me how many planning applications have been lodged by an overseas company? 3) Please can you provide me with brief details of each planning application.17/11/201526/10/2015Information provided

Service: Property Services

FOI02925Over the last 12 months, what is the average time (in days) taken to make payments to Tier 1 contractors for construction and building maintenance contracts, following the receipt of an undisputed invoice or payment notice? (ANSWERS; GIVE TIME IN DAYS; DON'T KNOW)11/11/201506/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02934Equivalent to highlight, dashboard, exception reporting that your organisation uses to report on the management and performance of actual contracts to relevant managers, senior managers, project boards, programme boards. The date of the information will be after April 2014. Equivalent to Supplier Performance Management documentation that your organisation used for management performance and or benchmarking of actual contracts.16/11/201511/11/2015Information held in part and provided
FOI02943Mobile phone contracts20/11/201513/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02980Details of who provides your e-procurement software and contract management software1.Category of service i.e. e-procurement, contract management 2.Name of supplier i.e. Due North3.Annual value of contract i.e. £10,000 p/a 4.Expiry date of contract i.e. 01/06/20155.Business / service owner (please include full contact details) i.e. Mrs Barbara Brown14/12/201517/11/2015Information provided
FOI02982How many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?15/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02983How many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?15/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02984How many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?15/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02988Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?16/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02990Please can you tell me how many of your buildings are currently unoccupied? And how many homeless children, women and men could be housed in them.17/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02991Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?17/12/201524/11/2015Information provided
FOI02992provide details of all surplus to requirement, derelict, empty and abandoned properties that the New Forest District Council own. Full address, estimated market value, size (i.e. one, two bedroom), condition (i.e. shell, water-tight, habitable etc) and the type of building (i.e. residential, industrial, agricultural etc) are required please.17/12/201530/11/2015Information supplied

Service: Public Health & Community Safety

FOI02914How many public burials have your local authorities carried out in in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15? Of these public burials, how many were carried out because: a) No next of kin could be contacted b) The family were unable to pay for a funeral05/11/201503/11/2015Information provided
FOI029181. From July 2015 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). 2. 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 approximate value of estate.06/11/201502/11/2015Information supplied
FOI02927Does your Local Authority have a specific policy or restriction related to Escapology (yes or no)1.If yes, please provide a link to that policy.1.In the last 12 months, how many outdoor events have had to be cancelled due to concerns over Health and Safety?1.If an event was cancelled, what were the reasons and the date (such as flooded site and 14.10.15)?12/11/201504/11/2015Information provided
FOI02939Subject: Re: FOI 2852 1. The bundle includes the minutes of SAG meetings on 6/3/2013, 11/4/2014 and 13/3/2015. Does this mean that there were no SAG meetings prior to the autumn events in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 or any other Wiggle events over the period? Or that minutes were not taken, or these have not been retained? If such documents exist I request that they are provided under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.2. Also included are debriefing notes from three events. In03/11/201503/11/2015Information provided/Not held
FOI029501.What terms require a breeder to have a breeding license within your local authority (e.g. if they breed over a specific number of litters)?2. Please state the number of breeders in your local authority in 2014 and to date in 2015: Number of breeders licensed in 2014:3.Do staff, on behalf of your local authority, carry out visits relating to dog breeding and licensing? (Please state yes/no and give details of purpose e.g. inspect dog housing, breeding facilities etc.)?27/11/201513/11/2015Information provided
FOI02954Bona Vacantia information26/11/201526/11/2015Part refused - Section 31
FOI02955Copies of anything you have on file that relates to Fyre Stychen Kennels, particularly in relation to how many dogs were allowed to be boarded.30/11/201513/11/2015partial disclosure - section 40
FOI02958I am writing to enquire about your authority's use of powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.1.Has your local authority brought through any Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) since these powers became available on 20 October 2014? If so, please give details of the PSPOs (please provide the text of the order(s), and if possible a map of the area affected).30/11/201509/11/2015Information provided
FOI02962For those societies that are licensed to promote lotteries under a small society lottery license, please send me;1. Name of society licensed2. Address (including postcode) of office or head office of society 3. Telephone number of society 4. Name of person that applied for the license 5. Capacity 6. Address (including postcode) 7. Daytime telephone number03/12/201527/11/2015Part disclosure - section 40
FOI02963Provide the current licenses for 2014/15 including number of puppies permitted to be stocked at any one time on the premises.2. Please can you provide inspection reports for 2013, 2014 and 2015 if available.3. If held, please can you supply details of where puppies are sourced from.03/12/201526/11/2015Information provided
FOI02971Copy of an inspection report regarding health and safety at Milford Supplies.09/12/201516/11/2015Information provided
FOI02981Puppy trading14/12/201526/11/2015Information provided
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