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FOI Disclosure Log - April 2017

Requests responded to during April 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

FOI03854Which department/person(s) deals with Employment References at your organisation and what is the name of the Head of Department? 2. What is the average hourly rate of the person(s) dealing with Job References? (If outsourced, how much do you pay annually for this service?) 3. How are Employment References requested for new starters? How are they chased up? (email/telephone/postal service/fax) 4. How are Employment References completed for ex-employees (email/telephone/postal service/fax)? 5. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, requesting employment references for new candidates? 6. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, chasing up employment references for new candidates? 7. How many hours (on average) does your company spend (or the outsourced company), each month, completing employment references for former employees? 8. How many leavers (on average) does your company have per month? 9. How many new starters (on average) does your company have per month? 10. How many staff does your organisation employ at the moment?06/04/201705/04/2017Information provided
FOI038581/ What HR software system/s does the council currently use for following areas, please include Vendors name, Product name and version, include in-house / shared drives where applicable. 2/ How many employee new starters are there per annum 3/ How many employee leavers are there per annum 4/ How many employee grievance processes are received per annum 5/ How many employee absence & sickness monitoring processes are started per annum 6/ How many employee disciplinary procedures are started per annum 7/ What is the current number of employees in the HR department of the Council 8/ What is the current total number of employees in the Council07/04/201705/04/2017Information provided
FOI03876total expenditure on temporary agency staff for 2015/16 state which staffing group has the highest temporary agency spend for 2015/16 Does the organisation use any 3rd party services/software to manage agency workers20/04/201712/04/2017Information provided
FOI03879each of the financial year 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and for cases approved for 2016-17:1) Number of employees made redundant broken down into compulsory and voluntary redundancies.2) total amount of redundancy pay outs for each year and then broken down by a) compulsory and b) discretionary. data broken down year on year.21/04/201720/04/2017Information provided
FOI03892The New Forest Council spending on computers and laptops, per calendar year since 1st January 2013 (separated by year) The number of computers and laptops purchased by the New Forest Council, per calendar year since 1st January 2013 (separated by year) The number of computers and laptops disposed by the New Forest Council, per calendar year since 1st January 2013 (separated by year)The total New Forest Council IT department spending per year (everything: hardware, software, labour costs .etc.), per calendar year since 1st January 2013 (separated by year)28/04/201726/04/2017Information provided

Service: 2-Operations

FOI038561. How many car parking spaces are currently provided by the local authority to generate this annual income? 2. Does the local authority have any plans to increase its number of off-street car parking spaces, and if so, by how many? 3. If the local authority holds any information regarding the number of off-street car parking spaces provided in the local authority area by other providers (such as private car parking operators) please advise how many spaces are provided, and by which operator.10/04/201707/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03872Amount of money the council has collected in unreturned change or money recorded as over-vend from car parking meters/machines in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.19/04/201714/04/2017Information provided
FOI038741. The number of fixed penalty notices for dog fouling and littering issued by your authority during 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 to date (March 20 or whichever is closest) a) the date b) the offence (littering or dog fouling) c) the location19/04/201703/04/2017Information supplied
FOI038771. How many 'Big Belly' solar-powered bins have you purchased in total? 2. How much have you spent in total on the 'Big Belly' solar-powered bins?21/04/201713/04/2017Information provided
FOI03880the amount of enforcement notices, specifically Parking enforcement notices, issued along CAPTAINS ROW & QUEEN KATHERINE ROAD, LYMINGTON from the 1st March 2017 to 1st January 2017, and the period of 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016. details of enforcement patrols along CAPTAINS ROW & QUEEN KATHERINE ROAD, LYMINGTON, over the same period as listed in point 6.12/04/201704/04/2017Information provided

Service: 3-Economy, Housing and Planning

FOI03857A full list of companies and charities that have become liable for business rates between the 18th Feb 2017 to the 10th March 2017.07/04/201704/04/2017Part refused - Section 40
FOI03863planning applications and approvals for new, isolated homes in the countryside, by your council.11/04/201706/04/2017Information provided
FOI038681.Do you have any provisions in your housing allocation policy which favour existing local residents e.g. residence criteria for access to register or additional preference for those meeting a residence requirement? If yes, how does it work? 2.What is the average rent for social housing including assured tenants of housing associations by property size (2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom properties)? Please provide the most recent data available. 3. What is the average rent for temporary accommodation arranged by the authority under Part 7 Housing Act 1996, by property size (2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom properties)? Please provide the most recent data available.12/04/201713/04/2017Information provided
FOI03883Could the Council provide details of individual contracted services they have for Housing Related Support (including accommodation based, floating support, rough sleeper and Housing First services)? For each individual contract over £100,000 per annum, could the Council please provide the following information: • Contract name • Contract start and end date • Contract value (please indicate total or annual) • The current contract provider • Owner of the building the contract is delivered from • The client group (please include contracts for single homeless, families, young people and rough sleepers) • Number of clients supported under the contract • Whether there is an intention to extend or re-procure the contract • Lead commissioner name and contact details25/04/201725/04/2017Information provided
FOI03886Has the contract for the new build of housing at Sarum House and Compton House, Blackwater Drive, Totton, Southampton tendered 9 September 2016 been awarded and if so, are you able to tell me who to?27/04/201704/04/2017Information provided
FOI038871: The percentage of housing development planning permissions which are granted to those applications using Land Promotion Companies 2: The percentage of housing development planning permissions which are waiting to be built on.25/04/201721/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03888Somerley Estate - Mockbeggar Lakes letters, reports, photographs or emails concerning this area of land to be released to the Estate25/04/201719/04/2017Information provided
FOI03891Breakdown of your authority's social housing waiting list, by the bed need of its households.27/04/201724/04/2017Information supplied
FOI038951.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 date04/05/201724/04/2017Part refused - Section 31 and 40
FOI03897Full and up to date list of businesses, companies, PLCS and charities that have become liable for business rates from the 08/3/17-31/03/17.03/05/201724/04/2017Partial response - Section 40
FOI03900All NNDR Business rates accounts with a credit balance. FOI Part 1 I am aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid. I therefore request a breakdown of credit balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area, including the following information: A. The name of each business in respect of which NNDR rate credit balances remain payable. I understand you will not provide individuals names. B. The value of overpayment in each case which remains unclaimed C. The years(s) in which overpayment was made (IF KNOWN) D. The property address the credit relates to E. A write to address and write to company name if available F. Please state whether the account is a live/open account or a closed account; if closed the date it closed G. The reason the credit exists if known05/05/201724/04/2017Part refused Section 21 and 40
FOI03901All Ctax domestic rate accounts with a credit balance. FOI Part 2 I am aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to payers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid. I therefore request a breakdown of credit balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area, including the following information: A. The name of each business in respect of which credit balances remain payable. I understand you will not provide individuals names. B. The value of overpayment in each case which remains unclaimed C. The years(s) in which overpayment was made (IF KNOWN) D. The property address the credit relates to E. A write to address and write to company name if available F. Please state whether the account is a live/open account or a closed account; if closed the date it closed G. The reason the credit exists if known05/05/201724/04/2017Part refused - Section 40
FOI03902list of both credit balances and credit balance write ons accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all "incorporated" companies within the authorities billing area, including • The name of each ratepayer for which the credit or credit write on relates to. • The value of overpayment in each case. • The year(s) in which overpayment was made. • The hereditament address. Please note that no personal data (as defined under the Data Protection Act 1998) is requested and any personal data contained within files concerning Non-Domestic Rates is exempted from this request.05/05/201724/04/2017Part refused Section 40
FOI039051) The total number of rating assessments with a private school classification. 2) In respect of the answer provided in relation to question 1, please confirm the total number of those assessments that hold charitable status and thus entitled to 80% mandatory relief. 3) Please confirm I) the total rates bill for 2017/18 in respect of all rating assessments with a private school classification after all reliefs applied and II) confirm the total amount in mandatory relief applied for charitable status. 4) The total number of rating assessments with a private hospital classification. 5) In respect of the answer provided in relation to question 4, please confirm the total number of those assessments that hold charitable status and thus entitled to 80% mandatory relief. 6) Please confirm I) the total rates bill for 2017/18 in respect of all rating assessments with a private hospital classification after all reliefs applied and II) confirm the total amount in mandatory relief applied for charitable status.09/05/201725/04/2017Information provided
FOI03906The number of right to buy applications you or the organisation that manages your council housing had in financial years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17.The number fraudulent right to buy applications that you or the organisation that manages your council housing prevented in financial years 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17.The estimated cash amount that was saved by preventing fraudulent right to buy applications in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.09/05/201707/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03918data starting from the beginning of January 2014 up until the most recently available data, broken down by month: 1. Number of disabled adult refugees resettled by council 2. Number of disabled child refugees resettled by council16/05/201718/04/2017Information provided
FOI03928I am looking at obtaining information in respect of dwellings where non-traditional methods have been used. For example - Airey, Wates, Cornish, Wimpey No Fines, Dorlonco, Easiform, Elliot, Reema, etc.19/05/201721/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03930In the 2016/17 council year 1. How many councillors were issued with reminders for missing council tax payments due in the 2016/17 council year?2. Of those referred to in question 1, how many councillors complied with the reminders to the point where no further action was required?3. Of those referred to in question 1, how many councillors were sent court summonses as a result of missing council tax payments due in the 2016/17 council year?4. Of those referred to in question 3, what was their name, political party and amount owed in each case?23/05/201727/04/2017Information supplied

Service: 4-Governance and Regulation

FOI03861details of any deceased persons you have dealt with which you were unable to find the next of kin from 1st February 2016 to the present time. 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).11/04/201707/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03866Prevention of damage by pests act 1949 - can I please request a copy of all information held about this case.10/04/201704/04/2017Part refused - Section 40
FOI03873Restaurant/cafe/canteens, pub/bar/nightclubs, takeaway/sandwich shops, and mobile caterers (and other catering premises) for which following enforcement actions have been made between 2011 and 2016. •Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices (HEPN) •Hygiene Prohibition Orders (HPOs) •Voluntary closures •Suspension/revocation of approval10/04/201704/04/2017Information provided
FOI03893I am interested in any food that has been either formally seized by your authority or voluntarily surrendered by a food business within your area since Jan 2015.28/04/201707/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03894A list of all unsuccessful tenderers (those unsuccessful at either the PQQ Stage or ITT Stage) for Goods or Service Contracts (both OJEU and non-OJEU) in 2016/2017 (or most recent annual period).2) Details of what tenders they were unsuccessful for.02/05/201706/04/2017Information provided
FOI038961.Does the work of your Troubled Families programme(s) include help for parents to work through difficulties in their couple relationships as well as with their parenting skills? If yes, please describe in as much detail as possible what work is typically done with couples. 2.Do you use any specific programmes and/or refer to external agencies e.g. Relate, or is help delivered directly by keyworkers working within the Troubled Families programme?03/05/201725/04/2017Information held in part
FOI03904public health funerals your organisation has paid for in the last financial year (2016/17).1. How many of these funerals did you arrange in the last financial year? 2. Would you list all funerals with the following details for each: the date, whether the body was buried or cremated, whether a funeral service was held, the total cost (including all disbursements such as crematorium fees and burial plots, even if these are owned by you. And excluding any offset of monies recovered from the estates of the deceased), and the funeral director used. I do not require any personal information such as name or date of birth of the deceased. 3. How were the funerals providers found - on a case-by-case basis or part of a tendered contract? 4. If part of a tendered contract, when did the contract begin and when is it scheduled to be renewed?08/05/201728/04/2017Information supplied
FOI039111. From February 2017 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.6. Please email your response.15/05/201728/04/2017Information supplied
FOI03935details for departments where they deal with someone passing away leaving no known next-of-kin. contact details for a person within the relevant departments and give me an indication of how many cases of this nature that you deal with each year.24/05/201728/04/2017Information supplied

Service: Multiple Services

FOI038671. In the last three years, how much money has your council paid out in compensation following personal injury claims, and work related accident claims? Please break down by total amount for the last three financial years (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 so far). This request relates to the year the compensation money was paid out, even if the incident occurred in a previous year. This request includes injuries which were caused due to faults on council-maintained roads. 2. Broken down for the same financial years above, please state the amount paid in legal costs relating to personal injury claims - including those where cases were unsuccessful. Please also break down these costs by legal firm. This relates to the year the money was paid to the firm, even if the incident or conclusion of the case occurred in an earlier year. 3. For each successful case (where a claimant was awarded compensation for a personal injury or accident at work), please state: • The year the money was paid out • The total amount of compensation money paid • The total amount spent on legal costs relating to the case - such as solicitors fees for both the council and the claimant. Please exclude any legal fees that were reimbursed. • The type of injury, where it occurred (e.g. council building, school, etc.) and how it occurred. • Whether the claimant was a staff member, or member of the public.12/04/201706/04/2017Information provided
FOI03870List of brownfield sites and Council Assets.19/04/201711/04/2017Provided in part - Section 21

Service: Not NFDC

FOI03878Please find attached 2 separate excel files which contain questions relating to your organisations Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Services.21/04/201722/03/2017Information not held
FOI039091) What was the budget for school crossing patrols (lollipop patrols) for the academic year of 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/18? 2) How much was spent on lollipop patrols for the academic year of 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/18? 3) How many traffic incidents did lollipop patrols report in 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/18? 4) How many lollipop patrols were/are employed in 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/18?11/05/201710/04/2017Information not held.
FOI03915Household Waste Recycling Centres16/05/201713/04/2017Information not held
FOI03920How many children were referred to children's social services due to concern that they may be at risk of child sexual exploitation in 2016? Does this represent an increase on previous years? If so by how many?16/05/201718/04/2017Information not held
FOI03921How many children were reported missing in 2016 How many children were missing more than once How many children were missing frequently How many children were missing for more than 24 hours, 48 hours , 72 hours, a week, more than a week , more than a month for each episode? How many children have not been located? How many children who are reported missing have been referred to services at risk of child sexual exploitation?17/05/201718/04/2017Information not held
Published: 8 Sep 2017
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