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FOI Disclosure Log - January 2017

Requests responded to during January 2017

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

FOI036481. Do you look after your own IT or is it outsourced? 2. Do you use software from any of the following vendors: Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and IBM 3. How many computer users do you have? 4. Do you use any Apple Macs? 5. When do you need to renew the contract with your vendors for software licenses? What was the value of your last contract? 6. Do you currently measure software usage versus the number of licenses purchased? If so what is used for software usage metering?09/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03660Who at the council is responsible for checking the health & safety competence, training certificates & insurances of contractors used within the council's frameworks?12/01/201730/12/2016Information supplied
FOI03667Breakdown of a charge for housing repair.16/01/201703/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03674• What software does your organisation use for Customer Relationship Management? • Is your computer data held onsite or do you use cloud based storage? • Who are your implementation partners for IT software? • Who is leading on your Digital Transformation?17/01/201716/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03682•The total number of IT staff employed by the organisation •Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team including CIO, IT Director, Head of IT and Infrastructure Architects if applicable •Please confirm your current primary storage vendors and replacement/refresh dates.23/01/201725/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03708Number of employees06/02/201723/01/2017Information supplied
FOI037091.Do you currently have an IT service desk in place? 2.What software tool is in place? 3.What is the cost for this service charged by the provider (including any maintenance fees) 4.When is the contract due to be reviewed? 5.Who is the contact responsible for your IT Service Desk Software.06/02/201725/01/2017Information supplied
FOI037271.Does your council charge to collect garden waste? If the answer is no, you may disregard the remaining questions 2.What is the charge - is it one-off or annual? 3.How much money has been received for garden waste charges in each of the past three years - 2014, 2015 and 2016? 4. How many households are currently paying for garden waste collection? 5. Do you also charge for supply of garden waste bins? If so, how much? 6. What is the total amount of money you have received for the supply of garden waste bins in each of the past three years - 2014, 2015 and 2016?13/02/201727/01/2017Information supplied

Service: 2-Operations

FOI036361. How often is household waste (i.e. non-recyclable rubbish) collected in your authority? a) weekly b) fortnightly c) other (please specify) 2. Are there any areas of your authority where this frequency differs? If so, please specify.04/01/201709/12/2016Information supplied
FOI03643What charging increases have been introduced for householders and on what type of waste between November 2015 and December 2016?What charging increases or restrictions have been introduced for commercial customers (businesses) and on what types of waste between November 2015 and December 2016?How many recycling centres and tips have been closed between November 2015 and December 2016?06/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036451) Please state the number of fixed penalty notices issued by your council for dropping litter in each of the last three financial years. 2) Please state the amount of money collected by your authority from these fixed penalty notices for littering in each of the last three financial years.09/01/201716/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036461 Do you have an organisation-wide strategy for BPA for the delivery of council services? If not, do you plan to develop such a strategy in the next 24 months? 2 Does each council directorate have its own strategy for BPA? If not, please can you indicate if they are in development? 3 Please can you list the top five business processes in your organisation by volume of transactions per annum and indicate which are fully automated, partly automated or not yet automated?09/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03649Any records of flooding incidents that may relate to groundwater within your area in the past years. This would include the location, date and description of the event if available.09/01/201709/01/2017Info not held.
FOI03676Pest Control Services25/01/2017-Information provided
FOI036771) Between January 1 and October 31 2016, how many on street parking fines / penalty charge notices were appealed or challenged? 2) Between January 1 and October 31 2016, how many of the challenged or appealed on street parking fines / penalty charge notices from question 1 were successful in their initial challenge / appeal?26/01/201724/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03678•How many tenants or benefit recipients are now affected •How many tenants or benefit recipients were affected under the first benefit cap •How many of these tenants are in rent arrears? •What size home tenants affected by the new benefit cap occupy? i.e. 1 bed, 2 bed •How much money has been spent by the council to support people affected by the new benefit cap i.e. helping to manage money, set up training or employment opportunities.20/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03681Recycling and Plastic31/01/201731/01/2017Information provided
FOI036861) How many parking fines issued by the council to foreign-registered vehicles in 2015 and 2016 remain UNPAID and WRITTEN-OFF by the authority 2) The total value of those unpaid and written off tickets. For example, if there are 10 unpaid tickets in 2015 and 10 unpaid tickets from 2016, at a value of £30 each, the council is owed a total of £600 by drivers of foreign-registered vehicles.26/01/201724/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03691Microchipping of Dogs31/01/201730/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03692The number of vehicles provided to all grades of Administrative/Management staff by your Council. The annual cost of this provision for the most recently available financial year. Confirmation that this provision registered with HMRC as a 'Benefit in Kind'.-18/01/2017Information not held.
FOI03700Details of the management of the council-owned leisure facilities02/02/201706/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03711Public Health relating contracts06/02/201713/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03723•Find out the number of parking meters owned by local councils that need to be replaced due to the introduction of the new pound coin. •Find out how many will need a software update and how many will need to be completely replaced. •Find out the approximate cost of replacing or updating these parking meters. •What is the total number of parking meters owned by your council? •Of this number, how many will need to be completely replaced to cater for the introduction of the new pound coin? •Of this number, how many will only need software updates to cater for the introduction of the new pound coin? •Approximately how much will it cost to completely replace one of the parking meters owned by your council? •Approximately how much will it cost to upgrade the software of a single machine to cater for the new pound coin?09/02/201724/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03740I am always looking for quantities of used office furniture, from a van load to an entire building including all grades and types. London and surrounding counties are the main target areas but we operate all over the U.K. and all projects nationwide will be considered.15/02/201723/01/2017Advised and assisted.
FOI03763Regarding Local Authority commissioned weight management.23/02/201727/01/2017Information supplied

Service: 3-Economy, Housing and Planning

FOI03622Q 1. How many people are currently waiting to receive social housing in your council area? This question relates to the date which this email was sent 24.11.2016. Q 2. What is the longest time one person has had to wait for social housing in your council area?This question relates to the past three years. Q 3. What is the mean average time someone has had to wait to receive social housing in your council area each year?21/12/201605/01/2017Partial disclosure - section 12
FOI036271. How many retaliatory evictions has your authority stopped since the Deregulation Act came into effect on 1st October 2015? (If you have no official statistics recorded please give your best estimate) 2. How many inspections of private rented properties has your authority carried out since October 1st 2015? 3. How many inspections at the request of tenants of private rented properties has your authority carried out since October 1st 2015? 4. How many complaints from tenants about the condition of private rented accommodation has your authority received since October 1st 2015? 5. How many Improvement Notices/Notices of Emergency Remedial Action has your authority served with regards to private rented accommodation since October 1st 2015?30/12/201604/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036331.A list of all properties that have any credit balance on their business rates account 2.The account number 3.The account holder 4.The property address including postcode 5.Billing authority reference number 6.The current balance 7.Account start date 8.Account end date30/12/201629/12/2016Partial disclosure - section 40 and 31
FOI03640About households placed in temporary accommodation and/or offered rehousing in the private sector by your council, between April 2013 and Nov 2016.06/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03641How many Section 25 prosecutions were placed before the courts by New Forest District Council between 1 January and 30 December 2015.05/01/201703/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03652In each of the last five financial years the number of claims that have been brought against your authority, for failing to adequately maintain or undertake repairs, on the housing stock for which your authority had control of. In each of the last five financial years how many claims have been settled by your authority, for failing to adequately maintain or undertake repairs, on the housing stock for which your authority had control of.09/01/201703/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03653Effects of Bedroom tax09/01/201704/01/2017Partial disclosure - section 12
FOI036551.Do you have a scheme in place regulating or licensing landlords in your area? 2.Have you put in place any internal policies or guidance to assist the following teams, or others, to carry out their work in light of the right to rent scheme? a.Housing team b.Trading Standards team (in relation to letting agents) c.Landlord licensing team (if applicable) Please provide copies of any such policies or guidance.11/01/201720/12/2016Information supplied
FOI03663Within your area, how many properties are thought to require a HMO licence under the current requirement of 5 bedrooms across 3 floors. Have you assessed how many properties are likely to come under the requirements that are currently out for consultation, and if so, what is this figure.Over the last 5 years, how many times have you issued HMO Enforcement notices, split into a minor contravention , and into major contravention.13/01/201712/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03664Since the introduction of the HMO Licencing system in 2007, please can you list the number of HMO licences applied for, and the number granted, in each year, along with the average length of time that the licences took to be processed. Please can you also list the number of appeals made each year against decision (be it a refusal, or, to remove conditions), and the number of appeals that were successful.13/01/201712/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036711. I would like to request your records of individuals and companies successfully prosecuted for offences under the Housing Act 2004 from 1 January 2015 until the 1 December 2016. This is likely to include: name, business address, rental address, offence, fine, sentence etc. 2. I would like to request your private rented sector enforcement records - where you record improvement notices, emergency remedial notices, hazard awareness notices and prohibition notices - from November 2010 until November 2016 (or whatever date range you have available). This is likely to include: landlord name, business address, rental addresses, notice types, date, hazards, outcome etc. But please exclude the tenant/complainants name(s).16/01/201716/01/2017Partial disclosure - Section 40
FOI03679how to contact certain officers or departments within your council.20/01/201720/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03680Council Tax data20/01/201720/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03693Spatial FIS data31/01/201718/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03695Council Tax Support scheme in 2017/1801/02/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036991) How many cyclists make complaints to (relevant department) about road safety every month? 2) How many road safety incidents take place each month involving a cyclist? 3) How many crashes occur each month involving a cyclist and a motor vehicle?02/02/201716/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03702Discretionary Housing Payments03/02/201710/01/2017Information supplied
FOI037041. How many people were found guilty of not paying their council tax by a court in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (in either calendar or financial years, however this information is held)? 2. How many people were sentenced to imprisonment for failure to pay their council tax in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (in either calendar or financial years, however this information is held)? 2 (a) Of those people sentenced to imprisonment, how many people subsequently paid their council tax in full to avoid imprisonment in those same years?31/01/201727/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03705(1) How many households were in Council Tax Debt, and what was the total amount of Council Tax debt owed by these households, at the end of each financial year from 2003/04 to 2015/16? (2) What was the total amount of Council Tax debt (a) repaid and (b) written off during the course of each financial year from 2003/04 to 2015/16? (3) With regard to the repayments stated in part (2), (a) how many of the households making repayments were doing so through a Debt Management Plan, and (b) how much was repaid through a Debt Management Plan?31/01/201727/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03710Business Rates data06/02/201710/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03714The total maintenance costs for empty buildings owned by your local authority for 2015/16 and a list of the buildings that you own that are currently empty: 1. Insurance. 2. Security. 3. Building maintenance.07/02/201716/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03716What information you ask Discretionary Housing Payment applicants to provide to help ascertain whether they are eligible for the payment.07/02/201724/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03719•How many empty homes has your authority registered as vacant in the financial year 2015/2016. •How many of those properties have lay vacant for over a) two years b) five years and c) ten years •In the year 2016-2017 how many of those homes have been brought into use? By that I mean is now occupied? •How many Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOS) has your authority used in the last five years?09/02/201730/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03738Period in which occupied rates have been charged and the rate payer for the below hereditament on and from 05/12/201539, HIGH STREET, LYNDHURST, HANTS - BA Ref: 22543300115/02/201720/01/2017Information supplied
FOI037491) How many street/highway trees have been felled by the council or by council contractors since 1 April 2010? If you do not have a full total, please provide a figure for those you have recorded in the period. 2) How many of those trees were protected by a Tree Preservation Order? If you do not have a full total, please provide a figure for those you have recorded in the period.20/02/201730/01/2017Information not held.
FOI03755Number of people currently on your housing waiting list? What is the average length of time an individual spends on your council's housing waiting list before they are housed in permanent accommodation?22/02/201727/01/2017Information supplied

Service: 4-Governance and Regulation

FOI03254copy of a digital image made by ISVR.--Request retracted
FOI03638* List of any residential caravan sites in your area * Max number of caravans allowed on each site * Contact details for each site * Licences in PDF or Word format * Site rules05/01/201706/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036471) Does the council use a genealogy firm or tracing agents? 2) For each public health funeral please provide : a) The deceased persons first name and surname b) The deceased persons date of death and date of birth c) The last known residence of the deceased d) Has the next of kin of the deceased been traced? e) The date on which these details and any additional details have been referred to the Government Legal Department/ Treasury , Duchy of Lancaster, Duchy of Cornwall, QLTR, National Ultimus Haeres, or any other organisation. f) Name of any other organisation that these details have been passed to.06/01/201705/01/2017Partial disclosure - section 31
FOI03650How many paupers funerals took place in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? How much has the council spent on paupers funerals in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016?09/01/201703/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03651How many Public Space Protection Orders does the council have in place? How much does the council fine people for sleeping rough/being in breach of the order?How much (total cost) has the council fined people for sleeping rough/ being in breach of the order in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? (or all applicable years)How many people have been fined for sleeping rough/being in breach of the order in in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? (or all applicable years)09/01/201709/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03659Which three pubs within your district (where your council is responsible for licensing) received the most complaints against them during 2016 (January 1st - present). Please name the pubs and provide the number of complaints against them. For the highest ranking pub, please also provide the nature of the complaints (i.e. noise complaint, etc)11/01/201704/01/2017Information supplied
FOI036721. From September 2016 to any pending please provide details of any deceased persons you have dealt with who have no known 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.16/01/201705/01/2017Partial disclosure - section 31
FOI036831) The number of refuges for female victims of domestic violence within the borough/district that were open in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (or, if 2007 figures are not available, starting with the earliest annual figures available) 2) The maximum bed capacity in the refuges in the borough/district during each year specified.24/01/201720/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03685•How many paupers funerals took place in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? •How much has the council spent on paupers funerals in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016? •How much was your a) cheapest and b) most expensive paupers funeral? •How many under 18 year old and over 65 had a paupers funeral in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016?26/01/201703/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03703How asbestos surveying and consultancy is procured19/01/201721/12/2016Information supplied
FOI03707Who provides the organisations BACS payments and Direct Debit collection software? provide a list of your suppliers of the above software. How you came to the decision to choose these companies? Are these solution(s) hosted on premise or cloud hosted? provide expenditure on computer software used for Bacs payment processing and Direct Debit collection. For financial years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.03/02/201731/01/2017Information provided
FOI03713Looking to rent or buy a commercial building, unused petrol station, open land or parking lot etc. With a potential planning permission to build or other business use. Contract for long period of time for rent.09/02/201731/01/2017Information provided
FOI037221. How many individuals have been referred by the authority under the 'Prevent' scheme for further action/assessment during the last three financial years (including 2016/17 so far)? What is the sex and age of those referred and date of referral. 2. A list of organisations and societies which have received 'Prevent' funding in the areas covered by the authority for each the last three financial years (including 2016/17 so far). For each please provide the amount of funding received.09/02/201717/01/2017Information supplied
FOI03737Details of any deceased persons you have dealt with which you were unable to find the next of kin from 1st December 2016 to the present time. Could you also please provide the last known address, the date of death and the date of birth, the date the case was passed onto The Duchy Solicitor or TSOL or any pending and finally the value of the estate (if known).14/02/201726/01/2017Information supplied

Service: Not NFDC

FOI03689•How much does it cost for an hour of council provided/or third party childcare for a 2 year old? In a) 2011 and b) 2016 •How much does it cost for twenty five hours of council provided/or third party childcare for a 2 year old? In a) 2011 and b) 2016 •Do you have a waiting list for council provided/or third party childcare? If so, how big is that waiting list.31/01/201703/01/2017Information not held.
FOI037151. Whether the council has paid a private agency or agencies to provide at-home-care for the elderly and/or infirm within the last 12 month period for which information is available. 2. Details of which agency/agencies were used during the last 12 month period for which information is available. 3. How much money was paid to each agency/agencies in fees during the last 12 month period for which information is available. 4. What proportion of the total cost to the customer these fees represented (if known)07/02/201713/01/2017Information not held.
FOI037171.How many looked after children do you have who are currently pregnant?2.How many looked after children have you had who have had children themselves in the last 3 years?3.Of those looked after children who have had children themselves, how many of their children have become (i) looked after or (ii) children in need?4.How many children leaving care for whom you are still responsible are currently pregnant?5.How many children leaving care for whom you are still responsible have had children in the last 3 years?08/02/201713/01/2017Information not held.
FOI037201.Please provide details of the total number of days that: a) teachers and b) other school staff were absent due to sickness in each academic year, in Local Authority Maintained Schools since 2013-14, including the current year to date. 2.Please provide the absence rate for a) teachers and b) other school staff in each academic year since 2013-14, including the current year to date (expressed as a percentage). 3.Please provide (a) the number and (b) the percentage of the total number of sickness days (referred to in Q1 and Q2), which were attributed to mental ill-health or stress-related conditions.09/02/201713/01/2017Information not held.
FOI03728•How many lighting columns are planned to be replaced within the next 5 years? And how many per year? •Who is responsible for delivering the work (and provider point of contact)? •What is the name of the lead officer(s)/main contact(s) overseeing the replacement of street lighting? •What is the current method used to replace/remove street lighting columns? •What is the average cost of taking a lighting column down? •What is the average cost of installing the new lighting column? •What is the average cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the lighting column?13/02/201716/01/2017Information not held.
FOI03729A list of School names and addresses, with the contact details for certain administrative and academic job functions, as appropriate to each school type.13/02/201716/01/2017Information not held.
FOI03739The number of people who were eligible for council funded home care and who were on a waiting list for such care on Tuesday January 1 2017. The longest time any individual on the list has been waiting for a home care package, and the average wait.15/02/201720/01/2017Info not held.
FOI037431) The number of cameras (CCTV/ANPR) used to enforce moving traffic offences on roads for which you are the responsible highway authority 2) The total length of coverage from all your cameras (CCTV/ANPR) used to enforce moving traffic offences on roads for which you are the responsible highway authority16/02/201720/01/2017Info not held.
FOI037501. How many street lights is/was your council responsible for? A) 2010 B) 2017 2. Does your council switch-off street lights for a period of time during the night? If so, how many lights are switched off?3. Does your council dim street lights for a period of time during the night? If so, how many lights are dimmed?4. Is your council planning to switch off or dim street lights in the future? If so, a) how many? and b) when?5. If your council dims or switches-off street lights for a period of time during the night, how much money does this save annually?20/02/201723/01/2017Info not held.
Updated: 4 Oct 2017
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