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FOI Disclosure Log - November 2016

Requests responded to during November 2016

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

ReferenceSubjectResponse dueCompleted dateResponse

Service: 1-Resources

FOI034141. Do you randomly breath test your staff on work premises for alcohol? YES / NO If YES - please answer the following questions; 2.Upon what legislation, regulation or framework are you using to conduct such alcohol breath tests on staff?19/08/201617/08/2016Information supplied
FOI03530Have you purchased any IT / ICT technical training courses or any other training Since April 2016 from; QA training or QA limited ( or any related businesses)02/11/201601/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03572A departmental structure of the HR and Payroll department within the council.25/11/201622/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03573Organisation's Local Area Network (LAN) contract.25/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03590Provision of: • Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) • Learning Management Systems (LMS) • E-Learning The details I require are as follows: •Who were the suppliers who applied for inclusion on each Framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages •Contract values of the above framework/contract, year to date •Start date & duration of framework02/12/201628/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03605Did your local authority have a Christmas lights switch on or similar event in 2016? If no, then no further questions apply. If yes, then please confirm the following: Who did the switch on? Were they paid a fee to do so? If more than one, please provide a breakdown. Were expenses paid, either in addition to any fee or instead of? If so, please provide a breakdown of these.16/12/201618/11/2016Information not held.
FOI036151.What percentage of your 2015 budget was spent on cyber security? 2.Did your cyber security budget in 2015 increase or decrease compared to the previous year? And by what percentage?20/12/201628/11/2016Information supplied

Service: 2-Operations

FOI03520Seizure of stray dogs27/10/201620/10/2016Information supplied
FOI03538How many complaints about dog fouling have been received between 1st Jan 2013 to 31st December 2015, please separate figures by year,. How many Fixed Penalty Notices for dog fouling were issued for the same period, please give yearly figures. Of these Fixed Penalty Notices, how many were actually paid, please give yearly figures. Has the council been involved in any schemes to combat dog fouling? If yes, please provide the graphics used (if possible).09/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03560In the event of an emergency/disaster within the area you cover (eg, plane crash, train crash, civil unrest etc) please can you provide me with any document(s) you may have in relation to how your organisation will respond - for example any emergency planning documentation etc.18/11/201621/10/2016Information supplied
FOI03567What is the total number of people the council currently employs to work as street cleaners?24/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03575I would like to request information your council has on indicators of street cleanliness for your local authority's streets (for example, NI195, BV199a and other indicators would all be acceptable/welcome) for 2014/15.28/11/201616/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035831. Which of the following do you fall under? (Shire counties, Shire districts, Metropolitan districts, London Boroughs, Unitaries) 2. Is sustainable waste management a mandatory requirement when granting planning permission for public events? 3. Are you aware of any national or European policies regarding waste management at public events? 4. If applicable, when hiring independent companies to manage waste, do they have to meet any standards or make any guarantees?01/12/201622/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03611Q1: Does your council operate a service for Alternate Weekly Collections (AWC)? Specifically refuse collected one week and recycling the next. If no please respond without answering the following questions. Q2: When did your council change to AWC?19/12/201628/11/2016Information not held.
FOI03617How many fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping has the council issued since the powers were introduced by the Government on Monday 9 May, 2016? What is the total value of the fines issued?21/12/201629/11/2016Information supplied

Service: 3-Economy, Housing and Planning

FOI03462Re: agreement with Ross & Roberts and NFDC19/09/201602/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03514The name and contact details of the manager of the team responsible for the councils licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).20/10/201601/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035231. What is the total number of households the council is currently providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation for? 2. How many households requiring emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation are currently being provided this accommodation outside of the council's boundaries? 3. For the years, 2010-2016 (to date) what is the total spend by the authority for providing emergency (B&B / Guesthouse) accommodation?31/10/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03553Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with rough sleeping in your area for each of the last five years; Please disclose the budget allocated to deal with homelessness in your area for each of the last five years; Please disclose the number of places in shelters/hostels etc for the homeless in your area for each of the last five years;16/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03555Section 106 payments16/11/201609/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03561Does council keep an "Audit Register" of whether it is following legally binding legislation clauses of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.18/11/201631/10/2016Information supplied
FOI03563Planning Documents21/11/201617/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035641) In the past 12 months, the total number of families placed in temporary accommodation by the Local Authority 2) In the past 12 months, the total number of children placed in temporary accommodation by the Local Authority 3) On average, how long do families reside in temporary accommodation? 4)In the past 12 months, the total number of families residing in HMO properties 5)In the past 12 months, the total number of children residing in HMO properties22/11/201607/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03565Has your council set up a housing company? If so, please can you tell me the tenure mix of your development pipeline i.e. homes for private rent, outright sale, affordable rent or social rent? How many homes of each tenure over how many years? Please tell me what will happen to any profit generated by the housing company? Will it go back into the general fund or into affordable/social housing? How much income has the housing company generated so far?22/11/201631/10/2016Information not held.
FOI03579A list of all properties that have any credit balance on their business rates account29/11/201615/11/2016Refused - Section 21 and 40
FOI03580Self-build and Custom house building- information about Registers and land availability29/11/201625/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03581Self-build and Custom house building- number of Register registrations on 31 October 201629/11/201625/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035821. Average time taken to validate planning applications ideally April 1 to 31 October 2016 or nearest dates available. 2. Average time taken to complete pre application enquiries - dates as above or nearest available.30/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03587Completion notices issued for the purposes of Business Rates (NNDR) since 1st January 2015. •A copy of the notice in its original format - ie, copy of signed document.02/12/201616/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03594A full list of businesses and charities that have become responsible for non domestic rates in your area please. Between the 25/10/2016-10/11/2016.08/12/201615/11/2016Refused - Section 21 and 40
FOI03602The total value (in either cash or your best estimate of monetary value) of Section 106 agreements (agreements reached with property developers under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act) reached over the last five years, broken down by year.13/12/201621/11/2016information supplied
FOI03604Could you please supply in the form of a spreadsheet all non domestic properties with a rateable value between 1000 and 50000 that have not been awarded small business rate relief please include sole trader addresses. Please include property description, address, business name (in the case of limited companies), rateable value and PRN.15/12/201618/11/2016Refused - Section 21 and 40
FOI03621(1) how many people have registered to date on the NFDC Self Build Register (2) how many people have been offered plots to date of land for self build by NFDC21/12/201628/11/2016Information supplied

Service: 4-Governance and Regulation

FOI035181)Total number of complaints received by the legal/standards department from members of the public regarding councillors not declaring interests. 2)Total number complaints (undeclared interests) as referred to above followed up by investigation. 3)Total number complaints as referred above (undeclared interests) referred to committee. 4)Total number of upheld complaints (undeclared interests). 5)Name of the current monitoring officer and head of legal services and remuneration.25/10/201621/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03532Details of LA-PPC and LA-IPPC processes regulated under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. 1) details of all (current and historic) Part A(1) Authorised Processes, Part A(2) installations and Part B permit02/11/201602/11/2016Information supplied.
FOI035341) Building Regulation Completion Certificate dated 17 September 2013 council's reference number 08/00147/P 2) the full plans which were deposited relating to the above Property under the Building Regulations made under Section 1(3) of the Building04/11/201602/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03540How many noise complaints have been received from local residents in relation to the skate park in your area? How many complaints have given rise to any formal action? Have any measures been implemented to control noise emanating from the skate park?07/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03543Food Hygiene Report10/11/201610/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03562Can you please send a full and up to date list of businesses and charities who have become newly liable for business rated between the 6th Oct 2016 to the 24th Oct 2016. Please include the business name, address, date they became liable, property type and rateable value please.21/11/201615/11/2016Refused - Section 21 and 40
FOI03566i. The number of applications received from October 2015 to October 2016 for a hackney carriage license. ii.The number of applications received from October 2015 to October 2016 for a private hire license. iii.The number of new hackney carriage licenses issued from October 2015 to October 2016. iv. The number of new private hire licenses issued from October 2015 to October 2016.24/11/201610/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035711.Total amounts spent on consultants by your authority for the last 5 financial years 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. 2.For each year I would also like to know the highest hourly fee paid to a consultant and for how many hours they worked. 3.For each year I would like the top supplier for consultancy services and he value.25/11/201614/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03574Please could you provide a list of Private Hire Operators licenses issued by yourself.28/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035771.The amount of money spent on official council Christmas decorations and/or lights for Christmas 2015;2.The amount of money that will be spent on official council Christmas decorations and/or lights for Christmas 2016;3.The amount of money spent on official council Christmas light "switch on" events for Christmas 2015, including the booking of any individuals to switch on the lights.29/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03578Use by private hire operators of IVR (Interactive Voice Recognition) telephone systems29/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03589About the Regulation of the Investigatory Powers Act 2000: ·Over the last five calendar years how many times or operations have you conducting using these powers? Can I have that broken down by calendar years? ·How long did those operations take in terms of days? Can I have that broken down by calendar years? · Can you provide of list of reasons why the powers were used? (Eg pigeon feeders or the council believe that drivers are illegally parking in disabled parking bays)05/12/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03591Amount of money the council spent on the services of external law firms and barristers over the last two years (years ending March 31).06/12/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03601Details of any deceased persons you have dealt with which you were unable to find the next of kin from 1st August 2016 to the present time.14/12/201629/11/2016Information supplied

Service: Multiple Services

FOI03541Provision of print services for electoral and revenue and benefits projects.09/11/201607/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03546names and email addresses of the following people. Chief Executive and All Director11/11/201604/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035571. Does your organisation own any solar panels? a. Yes b. No 2. Does your organisation have any partnerships with third parties to co-own solar panels? If yes, please specify who the partnership is with and the details of the deal? a. Yes - the partnership is with company X and the deal includes XYZ (i.e. free daytime electricity for tenants) b. No18/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03568(1)The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 advise that waste produced by a charity shop selling donated goods which have originated from domestic property (e.g. from private donors) should be counted as household waste, not commercial. With this in mind: (a) do you accept this kind of waste in the event that a local charity shop were to bring it to one of your council's sites? (b) do you levy a charge to dispose of such items of domestic waste in the event that a local charity shop were to bring them to one of your civic amenities sites? (2) If your answer to (1 b) is yes, please provide details of your charging scheme, including any different rates of charges for different categories of waste (for example WEEE items) and any plans to change your charging policies in the future. (3) Do you host any charity shops at your civic amenities sites, and if so how many?24/11/201608/11/2016Information supplied
FOI035691.How many households have been in arrears for a) Rent and b) Council Tax in your area in each of the last four calendar years, including the 10 months to October 2016 (or the nearest set of figures available)? 2. How many times has the council engaged bailiffs a) in response to a household falling into arrears on their a) rent b) Council Tax or c) any other circumstances in which a household owes money to the council in each of the last four calendar years, including the 10 months to October 2016 (or the nearest set of figures available)? 3. How much money has the Council spent on bailiff services in in each of the last four calendar years, including the 10 months to October 2016 (or the nearest set of figures available)?25/11/201611/11/2016Information supplied
FOI03586For the last 12 months, the number of accounts / instructions issued to external enforcement agents for: a. Council Tax liability orders b. Parking Penalty Charge Notices (if applicable) c. National Non-Domestic Rates liability orders02/12/201629/11/2016Information supplied

Service: Not NFDC

FOI03551A list of all domestic violence services funded by the council and how much funding they have received for every financial year since 2009/10, and including services that no longer receive funding.14/11/201604/11/2016Information not held.
FOI03576• The amount of compensation that has been paid to motorists for road accidents over the last four years? • How much of that is for pothole-related damage? Ideally can I have that data year on year. • How many claims have been made? How many claims are still open and how many have the council admitted fault/liability?28/11/201601/11/2016Info not held.
FOI03584• How many meals on wheels were distributed by your council in each of the last five calendar years? • What was the cost of a meal to users in 2011 and now in 2016? • How many users of your meals on wheels service were registered in 2011 and now in 2016?01/12/201604/11/2016Information not held.
FOI03585Bus lane cameras pointed at traffic:02/12/201604/11/2016Information not held.
FOI03593· In the last five years how many cases are recorded of children in care going missing? · If children did go missing -how long were they missing a) on average and b) the longest time? · What was the ages of the children who went missing?08/12/201611/11/2016Info not held.
FOI035951. What is your budgeted spend on surface dressing. (If you have no surface dressing programme please state "None". 2. What is the name of the contractor responsible for the annual surface dressing programme. (If carried out in-house please state.) 3. What is your budgeted spend on micro surfacing. (If you have no micro surfacing programme please state "None".) 4. What is the name of the contractor responsible for the annual micro surfacing programme.08/12/201611/11/2016Info not held.
FOI03596Adult social care - budget07/12/201611/11/2016Info not held.
FOI03600In the years 2010/11, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16, •A record of whom you have commissioned to deliver drug and alcohol treatment, and what service was provided. (Please specify any instances of residential rehabilitation in the data). •What percentage of your drug and alcohol treatment budget has been spent on residential rehab, and from which fund or grant it has come. •How much from alternative budgets have been used to treat drug and alcohol addiction, and please specify the alternative budgets.13/12/201618/11/2016Information not held.
FOI036181. How many members of school staff have been reported to your LADO or designated officer, or authority, broken down by year over the last three full academic years 2013/14, 2014/5 and 2015/16, where the allegations have included evidence of contact on social media? 2. Please supply the ages of the pupils and the year group if available. 3. If the information is available which named social media platform was used?21/12/201628/11/2016Information not held.
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