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1- 11 Feb 2018

 

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11792

 

 

 

I am submitting this freedom of information request to find out the following information regarding elective home education. When I refer to 'children', I mean they are either de-registered from a school or have never been registered with a school. Please provide copies of all available documents, research and paperwork.

 

A) I would like to know which department within Bedford Borough Council local authority deals with elective home education?

1) I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and who the team leader is.

2) I would like to know who they report to.

3) What form of contact they use with families the first time they contact them.

i) Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective home education, for staff use or supplied to Home educators.

 

B) Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware that there is no requirement to investigate a case or for the LA to seek to satisfy itself that a suitable education is being provided when they know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The specified reason being, parents have given legal notification to a school that they are educating otherwise than at school.

 

C) I would like to know how many children are currently known as being electively home educated in ‘…..........’ local authority.

 

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively home educated?

Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please categorise these into:

- Children with no known SEN

- Children with SEN

- Children de-registered from special schools

- Children with care plans

- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Pending

 

 

11793

 

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 regulations 5(2), 9(1) and 12(4)a.

 

Under regulation 5(2) you have a duty to make information available on request. I will wish to inspect information (if held) for the below con29 questions for the following land and or buildings

 

 Palgrave Road, Bedford,

 

Con29 Questions

Con29 3.7 Do any statutory notices which relate to the following matters exist in relation to the property other than those revealed in a response to any other enquiry herein:

b) environment;(c) health and safety; (d) housing; (e) highways; (f) public health or (g)flood and costal erosion risk management?

Con29 3.12 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.13 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

(b) in relation to a register maintained under section 78R of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(5) –

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

(c) consultation with the owner or occupier of the property conducted under section 78G(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(6) before the service of a remediation notice?

Under regulation 12(4)a you may refuse to disclose this information if it is not held.

Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

I attach the information you requested from Environmental Health & Trading Standards department. 

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the attachment

 

5/2/18

 

11794

 

 

Please would you acknowledge this request.

As of January 2018, please could you tell me for each Allotment site in your district:

1) It's name

2) It's location

3) It's area in hectares (please do not give this answer in plots)

4) Is it a statutory allotment

 Pending

 

 

11795

 

 am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act from the Council.

I would like to know all of the following:

1) What was the total number of potholes reported to the council during 2017 - and specifically the period of 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017?

2) How many potholes did the council fix during 2017? (1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017)

3) How much did the council spend on fixing potholes during 2017? (1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017)

4) How much did the council spend on fixing potholes during the previous year 2016? (1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016)

5) What was the total number of compensation claims to the council from road users claiming for damage or injury caused by potholes and damaged road surfaces during 2017?

6) How many of these claims were successful during 2017? (i.e compensation paid out)

7) What was the total amount of compensation paid out by the council to road users claiming damage or injury caused by potholes and damaged road surfaces during 2017? (1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017)

 Pending

 

 

11796

 

 

I would like to know -

1)   How many planning applications were received for telecommunication masts and or related equipment during the period of:

a)   1st January 2015 – 31st December 2015

b)   1st January 2016 – 31st December 2016

c)   1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017

2)   How many of these applications were?

a)   approved

b)   completed  

            

3)   Where it is possible to access your most up to date telecommunications register.

 Pending

 

 

11797

 

 

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

For the years 2016 and 2017, please provide a list of registered third parties - regulated by the Electoral Commission - that have requested electoral registers and/or electoral register updates, overseas voters lists, and/or absent voters lists.

For each registered third party, please provide details on what they requested and when they requested it. Please also indicate whether their requests were fulfilled.

 Pending

 

 

11798

 

 

I'm looking to buy flat  Wheelright House and under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request  disclosure of the following information:

1. how many noise complaints were made by the residents of flats in Wheelright House, palgrave road,

2. How many noise complaints were made by residents of flats x y and Z

 Pending

 

 

11799

 

Do you have an Autism Partnership Board and if so who, measurement in pace to ensure quality etc, training, benchmark service  etc

 Pending

 

 

11800

 

Please could you provide me with a list of highways which are maintainable at public expense within your council boundary, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Pending

 

 

11801

 

 

Please could you provide me with a list of streets which are subjects to any agreements, such as a Section 38, within your council boundary, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 Pending

 

 

11802

 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the number of designated statutory children's centres in the current financial year and every year since, and including, 2009/10.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the number of local authority employees working in Sure Start and children’s centres in the current financial year and every year since, and including, 2009/10.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide the total expenditure by your local authority on children’s centres and Sure Start, in the current financial year and every year since, and including, 2009/10.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in relation to children’s services and Sure Starts, please provide the total number of children and parents who have used your children centres and Sure Starts, in the current financial year and every year since, and including, 2009/10.

 

 Pending

 

 

11803

 

Understanding the true cost of living with a disability is critical for any social support system to ensure that people do not have to live in undue hardship.

 

With this in mind:

 

  1. If a person can evidence disability related expenses, do you pay these / subtract them from a person’s care charges?
  2. Do you have a definitive list of what constitutes disability related expenses?
  3. If yes to 2 above, please supply the list.
  4. If no to 2 above, can you give examples of what you would consider as disability related expenses, based on what you have paid for in the past.
  5. Please say if you would pay for any of the following as disability related expenses to enable disabled people to reach a minimal acceptable standard of living:

·        Technological equipment, software and IT training (eg. laptop, mobile phone, screen reader software, etc.) to enable communication, facilitate access to written materials, make the best use of a person’s sight, etc;

·        Domestic help, eg. regular help with cleaning, dealing with particular jobs;

·        Additional travel costs, eg. taxi journeys to medical appointments, visits to dispersed social networks;

·        Additional costs of socialising and going on holiday, eg. companion’s travel costs (without whom a holiday would be impossible), using a hotel rather than self-catering accommodation, etc;

·        Additional cost of household goods, eg. better lighting, floor coverings, paying someone to help with home maintenance, etc;

·        Additional health care costs, eg. increase in the number of prescriptions, purchase of sanitary/hygiene items, etc;

·        Utilities, eg. additional cost of electricity to run technological equipment, additional lighting, etc;

·        Specialist support, eg. sign language interpreters, which is not always considered a ‘reasonable adjustment’ to providing services;

·        Social activities, eg. to combat the risk of social isolation;

·        Anything else?

 Pending

 

 

11804

 

 

I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please provide details of all payments received under Section 106 Planning Agreements for the years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18


• The value of the payment 
• The purpose of the payment 
• The amount of the payment that has been spent 
• The amount that has been committed but not spent 
• The amount that has not been committed or spent 
• The amount that has been repaid 
• The reason for the repayment 

 Pending

 

 

11805

 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information regarding spending and contracts for older person’s social services (aged 65 and over). Please provide answers on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

If data for 2018/19 is not available, please provide predicted or budgeted figures where appropriate.

1. Does the Local Authority operate a usual cost of care for older person’s social services? By usual cost of care, we mean set weekly fee rates that the Local Authority pays to care providers for older people’s residential, residential EMI, nursing, and nursing EMI.

2. If the answer to question 1 is ‘yes’, does the Local Authority have a banding system for fee rates? By ‘banding system’ we mean different levels of fees for a council’s own criteria i.e. quality reports.

3. If the answer to question 2 is ‘no’, please provide the Local Authority fees from 2013/14 through to 2017/18, and to 2018/19 if fees have been decided upon or predicted.

a.  Older person’s residential

b. Older person’s residential EMI

c. Older person’s nursing

d. Older person’s nursing EMI

4. If the answer to question 2 is ‘yes’, please provide fees associated with each band/grade from 2013/14 through to 2017/18, and to 2018/19, if fees and bands have been decided upon or predicted.

a.  Older person’s residential

b. Older person’s residential EMI

c. Older person’s nursing

d. Older person’s nursing EMI

5. If the Local Authority no longer operates a usual cost of care, but had done historically, please provide any historic fees since 2013/14 for:

                a. Older person’s residential

                b. Older person’s residential EMI

                c. Older person’s nursing

                d. Older person’s nursing EMI

 Pending

 

 

11806

 

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information (‘council’ refers to your authority):

1)     What assessment has the council made of the potential impact of ash dieback (Chalara) in the authority area and what strategy does it have to cope?

2)     How many mature ash trees are close to roads for which the council is responsible or public areas in the council’s control where those trees have the potential to impact on public safety if they become infected, whether in the council’s ownership or privately owned?

3)     How many of those trees are on council-owned land, and how many of those are ‘street trees’ in residential areas.

4)     How many of those trees are on non-council-owned land?

5)     What is the estimated cost to the council of felling and/or otherwise dealing with all trees in question 2 and over what timescale is that cost estimated?

6)     How much of that cost does the council expect to recover from third parties?

How many trees has the council committed to plant specifically to replace trees lost to Chalara

  Pending

 

 

11807

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known at:

 Westwood Close

Shortstown

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

  

Thank you for your requests for information.  Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I attach the information you requested from Environmental Health & Trading Standards department.  Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website

Search Plans

 

The data used for answering questions 3.1, 3.2 and 3.7(e) is accessible for viewing on appointment directly with Highways Development Control.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the environmental information

 

6/2/18

 

11808

 

 

I wish to make a Freedom of Information Request about your Payment Solutions (Income Management and Cash Receipting):

 

1)      What Income Management solution do you use?

i)        Is the solution hosted off site?

2)      What Card Payment solution do you use for:

i)        Internet Payments?

ii)       Mediated payments over the phone?

iii)     Automated telephone payments?

iv)     Card Present payments (Chip & Pin)

3)      Who supplies the solutions in question 2 above?

4)      Are these solutions hosted off site?

5)      Are there more than one payment solutions in use in your Authority?

i)        If so, how many and who are the supplier(s)

6)      Approximately how many credit and debit card transactions do you take annually?

7)      Who provides your Merchant Services?

8)      Is this provided as part of your Banking contract or by the Card Payment Solution provider?

9)      Is the Authority PCI-DSS compliant?

  Pending

 

 

11809

 

 

In terms of the Freedom of Information Act of 2000, and subject to section 40(2) on personal data, could you please provide me with a complete and up-to-date list of all business (non-residential) property rates data for your local authority, and including the following fields: 


(a) Billing Authority Reference Code
(b) The current ratepayer of the property (if a LTD company)
(c) Full Property Address (Number, Street, Postal Code, Town) 

(d) The date the current ratepayer became liable for the business rates
(e) Occupied / Vacant status

(f) Any relief the property is currently receiving including, but not limited to  : mandatory, discretionary, small business rates relief, empty rates relief etc

(g) The current rateable value of the property

  Pending

 

 

11810

 

 

I would like to find out the following under the Freedom of Information Act please.

Figures that show the amount of money that’s been allocated for short breaks for adults with learning disabilities in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The amount of money that’s been allocated for short breaks for children with learning disabilities in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

How many day services for people with learning disabilities have been closed in the past five years.

  Pending

 

 

11811

 

 

We are researching the problem of noisy neighbours and would be grateful if your council could supply the following information for the last five years (not totals but for each year, ie 2016/7, 2015/6, 2014/5, 2013/4, 2012/3, in respect of your council’s area.

·       The number of complaints received by your authority concerning noisy neighbours (including loud music, loud parties, shouting, screaming, arguing, door slamming, barking dogs)

·       Out of these complaints, how many were classed as a ‘nuisance’ under the Environmental  Protection Act 1990?

·       Out of those classed as a ‘nuisance’ how many resulted in the service of an abatement notice under the Environmental  Protection Act 1990?

·       Out of those served with a notice, how many were subjected to further interventions, including prosecution, as a result of their failure to comply with the notice?

  Pending

 

 

11812

 

 

I would like to know:

1/ In your local authority, how many people made referrals to the StreetLink hotline for rough sleepers across the past two years January 2016 - January 2018, or the two years until the most recent date available?

(This includes calls to the hotline, and referrals via the app and website).

2/ of these referrals, how many times did Street Outreach Services find/meet with the rough sleeper?

3/ of these referrals, how many resulted in an ‘accommodation outcome’ within 72 hours?

4/ of these referrals, how many resulted in an ‘accommodation outcome’ being offered within 72 hours?

5/ of these referrals, how many resulted in other support being offered within 72 hours?

  Pending

 

 

11813

 

 

I would like a full list of companies  that have become newly liable for business rates between the 12th Jan 18 to the 05/02/2018 .  Please include the full business name and address, property type and date of liability.

  Pending

 

 

11814

 

 

I would like to request:

1.            Has the council installed any energy efficient street lighting in the last five years, such as replacing halogen bulbs with LED street lights?

2.            If the council is in the process of installing any energy efficient street lighting, please confirm when the council started to do this and provide an estimate of when the council expects to have switched all street lights to energy efficient street lighting.

3.            How much did the council spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2015, 2016 and 2017?

4.            How much does the council estimate they will spend on running, installing and maintaining street lighting under the council’s jurisdiction in 2018?

5.            How many complaints were received in relation to new energy efficient street lighting, if any, during 2017?

6.            Please estimate how much money the council currently saves following the installation of any energy efficient street lighting on a monthly and annual basis?

  Pending

 

 

11815

 

I would like to obtain most recent information, from the Council, relating to unclaimed live business rate credit balances. Please also indicate when requested information (spreadsheet or website) has been updated.

I am aware that all Billing Authorities hold on account sums of money that are due to be returned to ratepayers and for a variety of reasons have not been repaid and maybe considered untraceable by the Council.

I therefore request a breakdown of live unclaimed 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 non-domestic rate credit balances remain payable.

B) The value of over payment in each case which remains unclaimed.

C) The years(s) in which over payment was made and the hereditament address.

D) The name of each business in respect of which non-domestic rate credit balances has been written back on to the NDR account.

E) The value of write back in each case which remains unclaimed.

F) The years(s) in which write back was made (if available) and the hereditament address that the write back relates to.

  Pending

 

 

11816

 

 

This request concerns information about the number of drivers your authority gave a private licence to that applied with a Sheffield (S) postcode, between 2014-2017.

Questions:

-        In 2014/15 how many drivers did your authority give a private hire licence to that applied with a Sheffield (S) postcode?

  -        In 2015/16 how many drivers did your authority give a private hire licence to that applied with a Sheffield (S) postcode?

        In 2016/17 how many drivers did your authority give a private hire licence to that applied with a Sheffield (S) postcode?

  Pending

 

 

11817- 11818

 

 

Under regulation 5(2) you have a duty to make information available on request. I will wish to inspect information (if held) for the below con29 questions for the following land and or buildings

 

 King Alfred Way, Great Denham Park, Great Denham,

Cherry Walk, Kempston, Bedford

Con29 Questions

Con29 3.7 Do any statutory notices which relate to the following matters exist in relation to the property other than those revealed in a response to any other enquiry herein:

b) environment;(c) health and safety; (d) housing; (e) highways; (f) public health or (g)flood and costal erosion risk management?

Con29 3.12 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.13 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

(b) in relation to a register maintained under section 78R of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(5) –

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

(c) consultation with the owner or occupier of the property conducted under section 78G(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(6) before the service of a remediation notice?

Under regulation 12(4)a you may refuse to disclose this information if it is not held.

 

Thank you for your request for information which has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I attach the information you requested.

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the attachment.

 

6/2/18

 

11819

 

 

was wondering whether it would be at all possible that you could help me in regards to information concerning a specific aspect of planning enforcement by Bedford Borough Council?

If it is at all possible, could you let me have the following information:

How many of Bedford’s planning enforcement cases have been open for between 6 – 12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months and over 24 months respectively?

  Pending

 

 

11820

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known at:

Roseberry Avenue

Wootton

 

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

  

Thank you for your requests for information.  Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I attach the information you requested from Environmental Health & Trading Standards department.  Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website

Search Plans

 

The data used for answering questions 3.1, 3.2 and 3.7(e) is accessible for viewing on appointment directly with Highways Development Control.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the environmental information

 

6/2/18

 

11821

 

 

Please find my FOI request below:

1.       How many guardianship orders were granted in favour of your council vs a relative of an adult who comes under the adults with incapacity act? 

Please outline your answer in table format for the following years:

2013 -2014
2014 -2015
2016-2017
2017-present

1.     In total, how much money has the council assigned to financial guardians who are not a relative of an adult that falls under the incapacity act?

 

So, for example, three adults who fall under the incapacity act have council appointed financial guardians. Each have £300,000 worth of savings/accumulated benefits.

In total, therefore, there would be £900,000 handed over to financial guardians who are not the relative of an adult.

So, please answer Q2 in the same way: In total, how much money has the council assigned to financial guardians who are not a relative of an adult that falls under the incapacity act?

 

2.     Once the adult with incapacity dies, what happens to the funds which have been looked after by financial guardians?

 

3.     How much money is still being held by council-appointed financial guardians on behalf of deceased adults who came under the mental incapacity act?

 

4.     If a will wasn’t made prior to death, how long is the financial guardian able to hold the funds?

 

5.     Where do these funds go if nobody claims the money after the adult has died?

Pending

 

 

11822

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 regulations 5(2), 9(1) and 12(4)a.

Under regulation 5(2) you have a duty to make information available on request. I will wish to inspect information (if held) for the below con29 questions for the following land and or buildings

Princes Road, Bromham, Bedford,

 

Con29 Questions

Con29 3.7 Do any statutory notices which relate to the following matters exist in relation to the property other than those revealed in a response to any other enquiry herein:

b) environment;(c) health and safety; (d) housing; (e) highways; (f) public health or (g)flood and costal erosion risk management?

Con29 3.12 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.13 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

(b) in relation to a register maintained under section 78R of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(5) –

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

(c) consultation with the owner or occupier of the property conducted under section 78G(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(6) before the service of a remediation notice?

Under regulation 12(4)a you may refuse to disclose this information if it is not held.

 

Thank you for your request for information which has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

I attach the information you requested.

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the attachment.

 

7/2/18

 

11823

 

 

We understand that the following contract expired in 2017.

 

  • Service – Highways Maintenance - Highways Carriageway resurfacing works
  • Contractor – Hanson
  • Expiry date - 31/03/2017

 

Can you advise if a new contract has been/will be awarded for this service and if so what the new contract details are (in the same format as below): -

 

  • Service description
  • Contractor
  • Start data
  • End date
  • Duration and possible extension periods
  • Annual contract value

 Pending

 

 

11824

 

 

I’m writing under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

 

1.      How many public health funerals took place in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?

2.     How many were paid for by your authority, and how many by other means?

3.      How much has the council spent on public health funerals in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?

4.      If known, how many were male and how many were female, broken down by year?

5.      How much was your a) cheapest and b) most expensive public health funeral?

6.      How many under 18s and over 65s had a public health funeral in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017?

 Pending

 

 

11825

 

I understand you might not have access to all of the information requested below, but I would be very appreciative if you were able to provide me with as much as possible.

I would like to know details of anyone who has passed away with no known next of kin, from 01/01/2012 to the date of your reply. If there are any new cases dealt with after this date, please also include details in your response.

I would also like to know how often the list requested is updated by your council. Also, how I can see this list every time it is updated.

Please also supply a list of any Public Health Act Funerals (also known as Welfare or Environmental Health Act funerals) carried out from the above date if this is not forming part of your reply to the above.

This should include funerals carried out by the council or on behalf of any third party. Please include:

1.      1) The deceased’s full name(s)

2.      2) The date they passed away

3.      3) The approximate value of their Estate

4.      4) Their dates of birth, or age at death

5.      5) Whether or not they were married, divorced, single or widowed.

6.      6) The maiden surnames of married females or widows

7.      7) Their address at time of death

8.      8) The date when a referral was made to the Treasury Solicitor or Duchy of Lancaster/Cornwall or any other third party to research or administer, and the name of the third party the Estate was referred to.

9.      9) If a referral to the Treasury Solicitor or Duchy has not been made yet and you are of the belief it may well be, please advise me on this as well.

 Pending

 

 

11826

 

Please accept this request for the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

Copies of all emails sent or received by the council’s leader or chief executive in the last 12 months which contain the keywords ‘section 114’ or ‘s114’. Please also include any relevant email attachments.

 Pending

 

 

11827

 

 How many school are provided with IT support and cost

 

 Pending

 

 

11828

 

Do you directly provide any care services  in which care staff perform sleep-in shifts?

 

If yes, are the care workers paid a lump sum for the sleep-in shifts or are they paid an hourly rate?

 

If they are paid a lump sum, what steps do you take to ensure that their average hourly wage - when all their working time is taken into account - is compliant with the National Living Wage?

 

Do you commission care employers who employ care workers on sleep-in shifts?

 

Please list those providers.

 

Are those providers required by you to pay care workers who work sleep-in shifts at an hourly rate, as opposed to a lump sum?

 

Do you carry out any checks to ensure that those care workers contracted by your council are paid at least the National Living Wage?

 

Have you given any guidance to your care providers who employ workers on sleep-in shifts about ensuring compliance with the National Living Wage?

 

 

 Pending

 

 

11829

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

Hastings Crescent

Bedfordshire

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 Pending

 

 

11830

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

Bower Street

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 Pending

 

 

11831

 

Do you have Dynamic Purchasing System ? If so when does it expire? Name of the procurement portal

 

 Pending

 

 

11832

 

 

 

Would you be able to provide me with the following as per the Freedom of Information Act provisions:

 

1.       The number of households on the Council's Housing Register at 1st April 2017.

2.       The number of social rented dwellings lost through Right to Buy in the Bedford Borough for the 2016/17 period.

  1. The number of Right to Buy replacements completed in the Bedford Borough funded by Right to Buy sales for the 2016/17 period.

 

In addition, could you provide me with the following information (questions repeated between Ward and Parish as I am unsure which level you hold your records for):

 

4.       The number of households on the Council's Housing Register at 1st April 2017 specifying the Turvey Parish as their preferred choice of location.

5.       The number of households on the Council's Housing Register at 1st April 2017 specifying the Kempston Rural Ward as their preferred choice of location.

6.       The current number of social housing dwelling stock in Turvey Parish at 1st April 2017.

7.       The current number of social housing dwelling stock in Kempston Rural Ward at 1st April 2017.

8.       The number of social housing lettings in Turvey Parish between 1st April 2016 and 1st April 2017.

9.       The number of social housing lettings in Kempston Rural Ward between 1st April 2016 and 1st April 2017.

10.   The number of NET affordable housing completions in Turvey Parish broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

11.   The number of NET affordable housing completions in Kempston Rural Ward broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

12.   The number of social rented dwellings lost through Right to Buy in Turvey Parish broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

13.   The number of social rented dwellings lost through Right to Buy in Kempston Rural Ward broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

14.   The number of Right to Buy replacements completed in Turvey Parish funded by Right to Buy sales broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

  1. The number of Right to Buy replacements completed in Kempston Rural Ward funded by Right to Buy sales broken down on a per annum basis for the period between 2000/01 and 2017/18.

 

 Pending

 

 

11833

 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with the following information:

1.a How many primary school places are available in your local authority area?

1.b For how many children have applications been made for entry to year R (Reception) in 2018?

1.c How many of those applications (1.b) were from outside your local authority area?

1.d. How many pupils were offered their first preference/choice of school?

1.e How many of those applications (1.b) have you received to place a child out of their normal age group?

1.f How many of the above applications (1.e) were successful?

1.g How many of those applications (1.b) have you received under medical/ social grounds

1.h How many of the above applications (1.g) have been successful?

 

2.a How many secondary school places are available in your local authority area?

2.b For how many children have applications been made for entry to year 7 in 2018?

2.c How many of those applications (2.b) were from outside your local authority area?

2 d How many pupils were offered their first preference/choice of school?

2.e How many of those applications (2.b) have you received under medical/ social grounds

2.f How many of the above applications (2.e) have been successful?

 Pending

 

 

11834

 

 

RE:Maia Close, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Our environmental searches (attached) for the above property revealed contaminated land and so in order for us to get the search upgraded, please can you provide the following answers back to us via email as soon as possible:

 

•             Are the Council aware of the above cited historic land use of the area as a landfill,  waste and sewage pumping station circa 1938?

 

•             Are the Council considering any further action against the study site or any surrounding sites (either informally or formally) under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990?

 

•             If the Local Authority are considering further action under this legislation, please establish the level of priority assigned to this site (category level and number within category) and likely timescale (i.e.  approximately how many sites do they investigate per annum)

 Pending

 

 

11835

 

 

Please would it be possible for you to send me a list of animal boarding establishments (kennels and catteries) who hold licences issued in your area.

 

I would be grateful if you could indicate the expiry date and year for each licence, and if you could differentiate between commercial boarders and home boarders that would be very helpful.

 

 Pending

 

 

11836

 

 

I wish to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

1)            Please can you outline the council’s budget for road repairs for the financial years:

a.            2013-14

b.            2014-15

c.            2015-16

d.            2016-17

 

2)            Please can you tell me the number of compensation pay-outs made by the council to individuals injured by potholes on council roads for the financial years:

a.            2013-14

b.            2014-15

c.            2015-16

d.            2016-17

 

3)           Please can you tell me how many of those who received compensation were cyclists? Motorists? Motorcyclists?

a.            2013-14

b.            2014-15

c.            2015-16

d.            2016-17

 

4)            Please can you tell me the total amount spent on compensation pay-outs made by the council to individuals injured by potholes on council roads for the financial years:

a.            2013-14

b.            2014-15

c.            2015-16

d.            2016-17

  Pending  

11837

 

 

I would like to know what your requirements are to apply for a hackney carriage licence.

 

1. Do you have a knowledge test 

2. Do you have a competency test

3. Do you test potential applicants level of English

 

  Pending

 

 

11838

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

 Griffin Way

Kempston

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

  Pending

 

 

11839

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

 

Clover Avenue

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

  Pending

 

 

11840

 

 

To clarify can you please provide these exact dates:

1.            The exact date on which you signed the contract for the new system.

2.            The exact Go-Live date by the winning supplier specified in the tender.

3.            The exact Go-Live date by the winning supplier in their proposal.

4.            The exact date the system went live across all services.

  Pending

 

 

11841

 

 

Under regulation 5(2) you have a duty to make information available on request. I will wish to inspect information (if held) for the below con29 questions for the following land and or buildings

 

RE King Alfred Way, Great Denham, Great Denham Park, Bedford

Con29 Questions

Con29 3.7 Do any statutory notices which relate to the following matters exist in relation to the property other than those revealed in a response to any other enquiry herein:

b) environment;(c) health and safety; (d) housing; (e) highways; (f) public health or (g)flood and costal erosion risk management?

Con29 3.12 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.13 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

(b) in relation to a register maintained under section 78R of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(5) –

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

(c) consultation with the owner or occupier of the property conducted under section 78G(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(6) before the service of a remediation notice?

Under regulation 12(4)a you may refuse to disclose this information if it is not held.

  Pending

 

 

11842

 

 
  1. Name of authority
  2. Do you currently have an electronic record system(s) in place for social care case management?
  3. Can you provide a name for the system(s)?
  4. How much are you currently spending on this system(s) annually for licensing and support fees?
  5. What is the date of contract expiry for the system(s)?
  6. Do you intend to go to tender for a new Case Management system (if applicable)?
  7. How many users does your Case Management system have? (an estimation if unsure)
  8. How is your system hosted?
  9. What is the name and email address of the person responsible for the IT strategy in your authority?
  10. What is the name and email address of the person responsible for procurement of Social Care systems in your authority?

  Pending

 

 

11843

 

Pages 3 & 4 - Questions by Edward Chamberlyne related to Colworth New Village

Please let me have a complete copy of the  full written response provided by the Mayor to the points raised by Mr Chamberlyne together with any documentation referred to by the Mayor in his response.

Page 7 - Question by Mr Jeremy Viewing relating to Local Plan scoring methodology and matrix

Please let me have a copy of the full written answer provided by the Mayor to Mr Viewing together with any documentation referred to by the Mayor in his reply.

Page 14  - Question by Councillor Moon related to "Shift Living"

Please let me have a copy of the full written response provided by the Mayor to Councillor Moon together with any documentation referred to by the Mayor in his response.

 

  Pending

 

 

11844

 

 Revenues and Benefits
Please supply email address and direct telephone number for your Transformation Manager or equivalent
Please supply email address for your Chief Financial Information or equivalent
Please supply email address and direct telephone number for your Revenues and Benefits Manager or equivalent
Please supply email address and direct telephone number for your Procurement Manager or equivalent
Please confirm the name of the supplier(s) who prints and arranges the posting of your Annual Council Tax and Business Rates Bills.
Please confirm if this supplier also produces Council Tax and Business Rates Bills and associated documents for the council during the year (ie., “adhoc” billing), or if the council produces these internally
If the council uses an outside supplier for the printing and mailing, can you confirm when that contract is due to end?
What method would be used to procure a new contract once the existing contract ends? For example, does the council use a tender framework or portal to choose a supplier? 
What is the council’s annual spend, including postage costs, on Council Tax and Business Rates Bill printing and mailing?
How many ‘packs’ does the Council produce each year for its annual/daily billing requirements (a pack is one envelope with contents)
Which revenues software system do you use (e.g. Northgate, Capita, Civica)
Postage Volumes and Costs
Please provide costs for any postage sent  out from the authority as a whole using any mail provider (e.g. Royal mail, Neopost, Pitney Bowes)
Please provide the name of your mail provider/s
Hybrid Mail Solution

Do you utilise a hybrid mail solution…if so which one and who is the  contract with
Please provide the name, email and telephone number of the person who is responsible for the hybrid mail solution
When is your hybrid mail contract up for renewal
What method would be used to procure a new hybrid mail contract once the existing contract ends? For example, does the council use a tender framework or portal to choose a specific hybrid mail supplier? 
How many packs per month do you create via the solution
What cost do you pay for the creation and mailing of each ‘pack’
How many users are using the solution in the office and working from home
Additional Information
Please confirm who provides you with all printing & mailing requirements/services for the following departments:-
Housing
Finance
Parking
Social Care
Planning
Electoral Administration
Please provide associated costs for the printing & mailing of the above departments
Please identify whether the service is contracted or provided ‘in-house’
If one or all of the service areas above are contracted please provide date when the contract expires.

  Pending

 

 

11845

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

 

Lower Furlong

Sharnbrook

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

  Pending

 

 

11846

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

 

High Street

Clapham

Bedford

 

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

  Pending

 

 

11847

 

 

Please accept this email as a request for the following information, in relation to the property known as:

 

Hutchins Close

Wootton

Bedford

Access is required to records containing the information necessary to answer the following questions of the CON29R form:

 

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (b) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (c) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (d) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (e) – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (f) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.7 (g) – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.9 (a)-(n) - Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

   Pending

 

 

11848

 

 

Is there a general e-mail admin contacts list for your schools that I may have access to please?

 

   Pending

 

 

11849

 

What happens to recycled rubbish

how many kilometres it travel to centre

Is transhipped to other vehicles

which companies recycle waste

   Pending

 

 

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