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FOI Disclosure Log - August 2016

Requests responded to during August 2016

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ReferenceSubjectResponse dueCompleted dateResponse

Service: 1-Resources

FOI03396Details for the most senior member of staff who deals with professional development at your council (i.e. the person responsible for training initiatives for internal staff):12/08/201610/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034021. Please advise the total staff headcount that are employed directly by New Forest District Council, with each part-time employee counted as one employee. Please exclude all temporary agency workers from this figure. 2. Please identify each supplier that New Forest District Council has a contract with to supply temporary agency workers. 3. Please identify: a. the type of contract that New Forest District Council has with each of these suppliers (preferred supplier list/ framework/ etc.16/08/201610/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03403IT Infrastructure16/08/201615/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03405•What manufacturer telephone system are you using? •How many extensions are there on your telephone system? •Who maintains your telephone system? •When does your telephone system maintenance contract expire? •Are you using Lync or Skype for Business?18/08/201609/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034191. Whether the council has fallen victim to a ransomware virus scam (a definition of which can be found at:, or has been made aware that it has transmitted a ransomware virus scan from its email server, between 1 January 2014 and 31 July 2016 inclusive, in whichever format is easiest to supply; and 2. If the answer to question 1) is "yes", how many times the council has fallen victim.25/08/201610/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03422Does your organisation have a cyber abuse or cyber trolling/bullying or social media policy - or a related policy such as Bullying and Harassment or Internet Usage - where cyber abuse or cyber bullying is mentioned? if so can I request a copy?25/08/201623/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03424How many people are employed in your contact centre(s)?What are your opening hours?Number of telephone calls per months for the past two years (and monthly average over this period)Average handling time?First point of contact resolution rate?Average cost per contact and how this is calculated?What is the total annual cost of your contact centres(s), including staff?26/08/201609/08/2016Advised and assisted.
FOI03436Has your council paid any money to "boost" posts on Facebook? If so - how much has been paid since the beginning of this financial year? Please also provide the same figures for 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14 Could you provide a list of posts that were boosted? Could you also tell me if anything has been paid by the council for extra "likes" on facebook?31/08/201622/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03446Please supply me with a copy of your council's policy on the use of e-cigarettes on council premises. This includes all council owned or leased buildings (for example, libraries, offices, museums), council owned or leased property (for example, parks, gardens, and other areas that form part of the grounds of council offices), and vehicles (for example, council owned or leased cars and vans).07/09/201618/08/2016information supplied

Service: 2-Operations

FOI03401Details relating to how your organisation deals with recycling of materials collected from households and businesses. Also provide information about recycling strategy and policy, and how the recycling scheme is communicated to the public (along with details of any associated communications plan/strategy), and education regarding recycling provided to schools/public.15/08/201612/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034071.Do you manage your own parking enforcement or do you outsource it? 1a. If you outsource it, who to? When is this contract due to finish? 2.What is the approximate value of your Enforcement Software Contract? 3.How many Civil Enforcement Officers do you employ? 4.Do you manage the administration of parking appeals yourself or have you outsourced it? 4a. If you outsource it, who to? When is this contract due to finish?18/08/201615/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034231) Does your council use 240 litre bins, or a smaller size? If it's a smaller size, when did the changeover happen? 2) Does your council collect waste weekly? If it's bi-weekly, or tri-weekly, when did the changeover happen?25/08/201601/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03427Q1: Does your local authority issue guidance to those who work on their own? Q2: Approximately, how many employees of your local authority are now classed as lone workers? As a percentage of total number of employees? Q3: Are those employees who undertake lone working provided any form of specialised training, such as conflict avoidance or De-escalation techniques?30/08/201608/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034381.Total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years: • 2014-15 • 2015-16 2. Expected total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years: • 2016-17 • 2017-18 • 2018-1931/08/201630/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03442•Please can the local authority advise who currently carries out the kerbside collection, including the length of contract in place. •Please can the local authority advise the current re-processor of any mixed dry recyclable material. •Please can the local authority advise the current re-processor of any fibre material.02/09/201626/08/2016Information supplied

Service: 3-Economy, Housing and Planning

FOI03366correspondence relating to a planning and planning enforcement file.15/08/201622/08/2016Part disclosure - section 40
FOI03379Cases of taxpayers with council tax arrears, how many times has the council has applied for: 1. Charging orders 2. Bankruptcy orders03/08/201605/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03380•What Revenues & Benefits System does the council use? •How many users access the system across the council? •When did the contract commence and when will it expire? •Who is the person responsible for Revenues & Benefits (name and title)? •Do you intend to evaluate alternative solutions when the contract expires? •Where is the system physically located and run - i.e. is it in house or hosted remotely (via the Cloud)?03/08/201629/07/2016Information supplied
FOI03395Building report11/08/201621/07/2016Information supplied
FOI03404Housing stock17/08/201617/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03408copy of the list of documents held by New Forest District Council regarding Wetherspoons Restaurant19/08/201619/08/2016Partial disclosure - section 40 and 41
FOI03413Addresses and rateable values of Commercial properties that are within your District Council up to a rateable value of £11,000 who are not receiving any sort of Small Business rate relief.22/08/201622/08/2016Refused - Section 21 and Section 40
FOI03417Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs): How many disabled applicants successfully received DHP monies in each year since the financial year 2010/11?What is the total number of DHP applications received to date (disabled and non-disabled). How many applicants have been awarded a DHP to date (disabled and non-disabled)?How many applicants have been refused a DHP to date (disabled and non-disabled)?23/08/201601/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034281) How many applications for Discretionary Housing Payments were made to your council by eligible applicants in the 2015-2016 financial year? 2) How many of those applications were rejected/unsuccessful? 3) What were the five main reasons that eligible DHP applicants had their DHP applications turned down in the 2015-2016 financial year?05/09/201618/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034331. The total number of: - reminders issued; - final notices issued; - court summonses issued; - liability orders issued; - attachment of benefit arrangements made; - attachment of earnings arrangements made; and - enforcement agents employed; in relation to your collection of council tax for each financial year since (and including) 2012/13 2. If possible please provide the council tax collection rate, among LCTRS recipients only, for each financial year since 2012/13.31/08/201622/08/2016Information supplied.
FOI03434Regarding the number of applications you have received for new and extended residential basement developments (where a basement did not exist previously) in each of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 year to date.05/09/201618/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03437The Ratepayer and the Rates payable for the financial years 2010/11 and 2011/12, including any transitional relief or surcharge, for the hereditament below. PLOT F7, CRACKNORE INDUSTRIAL PARK, CRACKNORE HARD LANE, MARCHWOOD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO40 4UJ - BA Reference: 23248335302/09/201622/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03439A list of all active and closed business rate accounts that contain a credit balance as at 1st August 2016.02/09/201622/08/2016Refused - Section 21
FOI03441Is any land within the NEW FOREST D.C area of authority required for public purpose i.e. land that is protected from development in the interests of future needs of the government, council, or statutory undertaker? If there is, please advise the location of the land and under what mechanism it is protected.02/09/201611/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03443NNDR Accounts Credit Balances or "Write On's"07/09/201622/08/2016Refusal - Section 21
FOI03449We would like to request information on all Agricultural Ties registered as charges under Section 290(i) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.08/09/201623/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03461Disabled Facilities Grants16/09/201622/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03464A full list of businesses and charities within your council area that became responsible for paying business rates between the 10th August 2016 to the 24th August 2016. Can you include the business name, address, RV and the date they became liable if possible please22/09/201626/08/2016Refused - Section 21

Service: 4-Governance and Regulation

FOI03382Regarding the issue of dog fouling in your local authority, and for the periods 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 year to date, could you please provide responses to the following questions: How many fines did your local authority hand out for dog fouling? How many reports of dog fouling were received by your local authority? What was the total value of fines handed out by your local authority out for dog fouling?04/08/201601/08/2016Information supplied
FOI033901. What council tax is being paid on 15 Moat Close (Kascabs main office). Private residential tax or Business tax? 2. Which department within the council is liable for making legal disclosure on properties which are purchased and the name and full details of the officer who heads up that department? 3. We believe that there may be a corrupt act taking place within the council officers and member. Who within the council is responsible for investigating allegations?04/08/201622/07/2016Information supplied
FOI03391The total cost the council of all civic receptions held since July 1, 2013 Details of each civic reception, including date, individual cost, purpose, location, how many guests attended, how many councillors attended and what the money spent was used to purchase.09/08/201605/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03392The total amount spent by the local authority on councillors' clothing allowances since April 6, 2013. The names of any councillors entitled to a clothing allowance at any point during this period. An itemised list of all clothing purchased by each of these councillors during this period, including the cost of each item, description of each item (i.e. a skirt), the name of the shop where it was purchased and the date of purchase.09/08/201605/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03409a) the number of referrals the local authority has received from police forces regarding people smoking in cars carrying children, since the legislation was implemented in October 2015 b) the number of fines and/or issued by the local authority for this offence as a result c) the value of fines issued19/08/201611/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03410The age distribution of those who have registered to vote between December 2015 and May 2016 in your Local Authority.19/08/201610/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03416Your local authority website states that the council keeps a register of Food Businesses which is available to the general public. Please could you send me a list of all business that have registered in the last 60 days?23/08/201604/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03425•The number of businesses registered with the council as food businesses in 2013/14, 2014/15 and in 2015/16 respectively, broken down by type of food business registered •A list of the trading names of all businesses registered in 2015/16 as the following types: oRestaurant/Café/snack bar oMoveable establishment oTakeaway30/08/201625/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03432Please state how many Public Space Protection Orders the council currently has in place.30/08/201611/08/2016Information supplied
FOI034651.Has the council introduced a late night levy? 2.If the answer to question 1 is yes, please provide the total amount of revenue raised from the late night levy for each calendar year since its introduction. 3.If the answer to question 1 is no, is the council consulting on, or has the council consulted on, the introduction of a late night levy?26/09/201626/08/2016Information supplied

Service: Multiple Services

FOI03411How much funding is your council planning to make or will be making available for the Queen's birthday celebrations, at any point throughout the year, and how much of this funding will be met by your Local Authority and/or by Central Government?22/08/201616/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03430Information about your council's use of body worn cameras.31/08/201623/08/2016Info not held.

Service: Not NFDC

FOI03420If the council has had to accommodate any elderly people who require social care (between 4 and 16 hours a week) in alternative accommodation such as a residential home or B&B accommodation, because there is no room in independent living schemes in the area? Please provide figures for the number of people housed in alternative accommodation in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.23/08/201609/08/2016Info not held.
FOI034261. How many students were excluded at local state runs schools over the most recent 5 year period (e.g. 2011-2016) (both fixed period and permanent)? 2. Of those students how many were excluded for violent behaviour? 3. How many teachers have been physically attacked by a pupil at school over the most recent 5 year period ? 4. Of those who were attacked, what types of violence did they experience? 5. Were any teachers attacked with a weapon?30/08/201601/08/2016Info not held.
FOI03431In relation to dropped kerbs/vehicle access crossing applications.30/08/201605/08/2016Info not held.
FOI03457yearly spend on drug and alcohol addiction services since 2010.19/09/201619/08/2016Info not held.
FOI03458For the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and to date in 2016 please detail the number of children who have been taken into care citing obesity or morbid obesity as a contributing factor.15/09/201619/08/2016Info not held.

Service: Planning & Transportation

FOI03222Copy of a planning query23/08/201626/04/2016Information supplied
Published: 18 Nov 2016
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