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11067

 

I  would like to request the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

·   What steps the Council has taken to meet its section 40 duties under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 to ‘have regard... to the purpose of conserving biodiversity’.

·   The total amount spent by the council on promoting biodiversity in the last year for which data is available.

·   How much the Council plans to spend on promoting biodiversity in the coming year.

·  The name and contact details of the officer responsible for promoting biodiversity within the council (if there is no such person, please provide the name and contact details of the officer responsible for managing the Council’s green spaces).

Thank you for your request for information about biodiversity which we received on 12 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

·   What steps the Council has taken to meet its section 40 duties under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 to ‘have regard... to the purpose of conserving biodiversity’.

Bedford Borough Council, along with a number of other organisations has signed up to and endorses the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for Bedfordshire and Luton.  We do our best to meet these priorities within this BAP on land that we manage, particularly in our Country Parks and roadside nature reserves.

Details of the works undertaken within our Country Parks to conserve biodiversity can be found in the following management plans.

Please click here Priory Country Park

Please click here forHarrold-Odell Country Park

On other areas of Council land we look to enhance biodiversity through the creation of more relaxed management regimes, and the creation of open space and country parks within new development areas.

The statutory development plan contains policies to protect and enhance biodiversity in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework.  Both Strategic and Local Green Infrastructure Plans are in place.  These consider biodiversity in some detail and provide evidence to support the negotiation of enhancement or provision in association with development proposals and schemes. The local Wildlife Trust provides expert advice to the Council on biodiversity issues in relation to planning applications and development plan policies and proposals.

·   The total amount spent by the council on promoting biodiversity in the last year for which data is available.

Much of the cost of promoting biodiversity within Council owned areas is undertaken by a number of dedicated volunteers. It is not possible to put a monetary value on this workforce, other monetary values can be found in the management plans above.

 How much the Council plans to spend on promoting biodiversity in the coming year.

As above

·   The name and contact details of the officer responsible for promoting biodiversity within the council (if there is no such person, please provide the name and contact details of the officer responsible for managing the Council’s green spaces).

Alison Ivatt is the manager responsible for the Council’s Green Spaces (alison.ivatt@bedford.gov.uk)

12/9/17

 

11068

 

 1. Byelaws relating to the regulation of public walks and pleasure grounds.
Public Health Act 1875
(c. 55).  164 
2. Byelaws relating to the regulation of open spaces and burial grounds.
Open Spaces Act 1906 (c. 25).
12 
3. Byelaws relating to the regulation of open spaces and burial grounds.
Open Spaces Act 1906 (c. 25).
15 
4. Byelaws relating to the prevention of danger, obstruction or annoyance to persons using the sea-shore. Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 (c. 53).
82 
5. Byelaws relating to the prevention of danger, obstruction, or annoyance to persons using esplanades or promenades.
Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 (c. 53).
83 
6. Byelaws relating to the regulation of public bathing.
Public Health Act 1936 (c. 49).
231 
7. Byelaws relating to the regulation of pleasure fairs and roller skating rinks.
Public Health Act 1961 (c. 64).
75 
8. Byelaws relating to the regulation of hairdressers and barbers.
Public Health Act 1961 (c. 64).
77 
9. Byelaws relating to good rule and government and the prevention and suppression of nuisances
Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70).
235 
10. Byelaws relating to the regulation of market places.
Food Act 1984 (c. 30).
60 

Further to your request for information dated 13th August 2017, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request is for copies of bye-laws relating to certain issues. You clarified subsequently that you required only copies of those bye-laws in force.

Your list covers 10 separate areas of activity. Since the administrative area of Bedford Borough Council does not comprise any sea-shore, or areas described as esplanades or promenades, I can say that the Council does not hold any bye-laws relating to activities affecting such land (items 4 and 5 in your list).

We have carried out some preliminary work and determined that there are, potentially, 39 bye-laws which relate to the remaining 8 areas of activity. These are shown on the attached list.  As you will see, some bye-laws may cover more than one area of activity listed but, nevertheless, there are still 34 individual bye-laws which appear to be most relevant to your enquiry. We have added a list of 60 other bye-laws underneath the table which do not appear to relate to the areas of activity but which would need to be consulted to answer the enquiry properly.  The Council does not have copies of the bye-laws or a list of the contents of bye-laws, so the original of each individual bye-law would need to be consulted to determine whether or not it is indeed relevant. Further, the Council does not have a list which indicates which bye-laws remain in force, so work would be required to determine that particular issue.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not oblige the Council to comply with a request for information if it estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the “appropriate limit.”

This appropriate limit has been set in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 which provides that for a local authority the appropriate limit is £450. This is calculated by reference to a maximum of 18 hours being taken and the cost of staff time being set in the Regulations as £25 per hour.  The Regulations also say that In calculating the amount the Council may, “for the purpose of its estimate, take account only of the costs it reasonably expects to incur in relation to the request in: (a) determining whether it holds the information, (b) locating the information, or a document which may contain the information, (c) retrieving the information, or a document which may contain the information, and (d) extracting the information from a document containing it.”

We have already spent over 3 hours of officer time in producing the list now sent to you. The Council’s bye-laws are held within the Archives department and it would require a member of staff, with some understanding of bye-laws and the ability to locate information and determine whether or not those bye-laws are in force, to visit the department and consult the relevant documents. This is likely to be a considerable undertaking if we have to review all 94 documents and related material, probably in excess of an hour for each bye-law. As such, I have to refuse the request under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

As mentioned, the bye-laws are held by the Archives department and you are entitled to carry out or procure the relevant work to answer your query. This is a link to the relevant webpage

Please click here for the archive link

If you think that you may be able to refine your request to enable us to deal with it, or that we can help you in some other way in dealing with your request, please let me know.

11/9/17

 

11069

 

Question 1

Is your organisation developing/creating Tech solutions (e.g. Demonstrator projects/Accelerator projects)? To support future service delivery.

o   What is the value of this work?

o   What solutions are you working on?

o   When will these be complete?

o   Will these solutions be scalable to help other authorities and cities?

o   Are you developing this yourself or getting funded, if so who is doing the funding?

Question 2

Digital Transformation

·   Have you started the journey?

·   What are your current successes?

·   What technologies are working best for you?

 Question 3

With reference to Innovator/Demonstrator/Accelerator projects or Digital Transformation, is there anything you are struggling with (resources, knowledge, expertise etc)?

Question 4

Is there any specific piece of work you would like me to champion or use as an example of great practice or development done by your organisation at these events? If so please provide a summary.

Further to your request for information dated 14/8/17, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

You requested regarding Tech solutions

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1.States that above is exempt information.

2. Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21 (information accessible to applicant by other means) of the FOI Act (FOIA). Please see link here regarding the information on our website about the digital operating model.

25/8/17

 

11070

 

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses of empty properties that are within Bedford Borough Council area; and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to

(c) The date they have been unoccupied from

The above questions relates to both residential and commercial properties

Further to your request for information dated 13 August 2017, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

You requested:

Addresses of empty properties, names of the owners and dates unoccupied for both residential and commercial properties.

 Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

States that the information requested is exempt information.

Specifies, that the exemptions in question are contained within Sections 31 and 40 (s31 Law enforcement and s40 Personal Information) of the FOI Act (FOIA). 

The Council considers that the information in relation to all the properties is exempt under Section 31 which is concerned with increased crime. The Council is particularly concerned about the high level of thefts of valuable metals and that publishing a list of empty properties will encourage thefts of this type.

The Council has also concluded that the information relating to properties where the Council Tax payer is an individual is confidential personal information that is exempt on the basis of Section 40 of the FOIA.

14/8/17

 

11071

 

I note that no stopping restrictions and enforcement cameras have been installed on the layby outside Edith Cavell Scholl on Manton Lane Bedford.

Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you provide documentation that confirms the date of installation of the yellow ‘no stopping’ and ‘enforcement cameras’ signs.  

Thank you for your request for information about parking restrictions outside Edith Cavell Lower School which we received on 21 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you requested is as follows:

The ‘No Stopping’ restriction outside Edith Cavell Lower School was included within a Road Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in 2009 which includes the yellow road markings and upright yellow traffic sign. Please find attached a copy of the written TRO and the relevant plans.

Please contact:

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

The enforcement camera was installed on 21 June 2017 and the enforcement signs were installed on 14 July 2017.  The camera went live on 1 August 2017.

11/9/17

 

11072

 

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

RE: Halesowen Drive, Elstow, 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 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 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.

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

 

 

30/8/17

 

11073

 

1.       Names and vintage years of all private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, distressed, real estate/REIT, debt and infrastructure partnerships in Bedfordshire Pension Fund’s portfolio.

2.       Commitments made to each partnership.

3.       Contributions drawn down since inception.

4.       Distributions made to Bedfordshire Pension Fund to date by each individual partnership.

5.       Net Asset Value of each partnership.

6.       Internal rates of return (IRRs) for each partnership. Please note if the IRRs are not net.

7.       Investment multiple (TV/PI) for each individual partnership.

8.       The dollar amount of “total management fees and costs paid” for each individual partnership.

9.       Date as of which all the above data was calculated.

10.   Names of all alternative asset partnerships partially and fully sold by Bedfordshire Pension Fund, including date of sale. 

Good afternoon, with reference to your email below.  Please note that this is exactly the same as the request for information that you sent to us on the 15 May and a reply was sent on the 17 May 2017 (copy attached Ref 10642).  Please refer to this for your answers.

 

16/8/17

 

11074

 

Regarding the Business Rates Relief for pubs announced in the March 2017 Budget, of £1000 for pubs with a rateable value under £100,000.

 Regarding the Scheme, I would like to know:

(a) Whether your council has already begun distributing to local pubs the funding made available for 2017-18 as part of the Scheme?

(b) If the answer to (a) is yes, how much (in £s) has already been allocated to local pubs?

(c) If the answer to (c) is yes, what are the names of the pubs that have received relief? 

(d) If the answer to (c) is no, why not?  

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

  (a) Whether your council has already begun distributing to local pubs the funding made available for 2017-18 as part of the Scheme?  Yes

(b) If the answer to (a) is yes, how much (in £s) has already been allocated to local pubs?

£21,427.40

(c) If the answer to (c) is yes, what are the names of the pubs that have received relief?

The property addresses of the accounts that have received relief are:

The Anchor Hotel, 85 High Street, Great Barford, Bedford, MK44 3LF

The Wellington Arms, 40 And, 42 Wellington Street, Bedford, MK40 2JX

The King's Arms, 24 St.Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AS

The Plough, Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst, Bedford, MK44 2EX

The Fox And Hounds, 1 Milton Road, Clapham, Bedford, MK41 6AP

The Curry Mansion, Bedford Road, Ravensden, Bedford, MK44 2RA

The Park Hotel, 98 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2PF

1 Duke Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD

The Fox And Hounds, High Street, Riseley, Bedford, MK44 1DT

King William Iv, 56 High Street, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7AL

The Three Cranes Hotel, High Street, Turvey, Bedford, MK43 8EP

The Gordon Arms, 118 Castle Road, Bedford, MK40 3QY

The Golden Cross,2 And, 4 Bedford Road, Great Barford, Bedford, MK44 3JD

The Tavistock Pub, 117 Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2SB

86 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8BB

The Three Cups, 45 Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR

The Horse And Groom, 15 High Street, Clapham, Bedford, MK41 6EQ

The Three Fyshes, Bridge Street, Turvey, Bedford, MK43 8ER

The Three Tuns, 57 Main Road, Biddenham, Bedford, MK40 4BD

55 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1RZ

The Cricketers Arms, 35 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3LH

The Pheasant, 300 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK41 8YR

(c) If the answer to (c) is no, why not?

N/A

12/9/17

 

11075

 

Please forward information re temporary accommodation from 2012 onwards 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please see attached.

Please contact:

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

12/9/17

 

11076

 

How many fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping did the council issue from May 9, 2016 to May 8, 2017, under new powers brought in by the Government on Monday 9 May, 2016

:: How much money was collected from the FPNs issued in the first year of the scheme (May 2016- May 2017)? I would like to know the total amount collected by the council, not the face value or discounted value of the FPNs.

::  Does the council charge for bulky waste collections from households? If so, what are the charges?

:: Does the council charge for garden waste collections from households? If so, what are the charges?

:: How frequently does the council collect residual (black bin) waste from households? If collections vary for different households, please specify.

Please find the information you requested below in bold:

How many fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping did the council issue from May 9, 2016 to May 8, 2017, under new powers brought in by the Government on Monday 9 May, 2016? - 27

How much money was collected from the FPNs issued in the first year of the scheme (May 2016- May 2017)? I would like to know the total amount collected by the council, not the face value or discounted value of the FPNs. - £2200

Does the council charge for bulky waste collections from households? If so, what are the charges? - There is a £34.30 charge made for each bulky waste collection, of up to 5 items. For a collection of 6 to 12 items of bulky waste there is a charge of £53.30

Does the council charge for garden waste collections from households? If so, what are the charges? -No

How frequently does the council collect residual (black bin) waste from households? If collections vary for different households, please specify. - The Council moved to an alternate weekly collection in October 2016

6/9/17

 

11077

 

My request relates to Adoption Support Funding.

I would like to request the following;

·         How many applications for funding awards from the Adoption Support Fund has your council received during the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17?

ASF funding applications and awards May 2015 – 5thOctober 2016

·          How many applications for Adoption Support Fund  awards in excess of £5,000 were received between the introduction of the fund in May 2015 up until 5th October 2016 when the ‘Fair Access Limit’ was introduced?

·         How many applications for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of £5,000 were approved by your council between May 2015 and 5th October 2016?

·         What was the total cost to your council of those awards in excess of £5,000 made between May 2015 and 5th October 2016

ASF ‘Fair Access Limit’ match funding from 6thOctober 2016 to date

·         How many applications for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of the £5,000 ‘fair access limit’ for therapy has your council received  since 6th October 2016 to date?

·         How many of those applications for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been approved for match funding by your council?

·         What is the total cost to your council of those match fund awards approved  since 6th October 2016 to date?

·         How many applications to your council for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of the £5,000 ‘fair access limit’ for therapy £5,000 since 6th October 2016 to date have been declined?

·         What is the total value to your council of those match fund applications declined since 6th October 2016 to date?

Request withdrawn by requester and re-submitted as request FOI 11119.

 

 

11078

 

This requests concerns arm’s length housing companies or other housing companies owned and/or operated by your local authority.

1)      Please break the number of homes constructed by your housing companies in each financial year since its incorporation down by the type of rent or sale they were provided under:

i)                    Sold at market rate

ii)                   Rented under a shared ownership scheme

iii)                 Rented at social rent

iv)                 Rented at affordable rent

v)                  Rented at market rent

2)      Of homes currently in the housing pipeline and that have been granted planning approval, please break the number of homes planned for future construction by your housing companies down by the planned type of rent or sale they will be provided under:

i)                    Sold at market rate

ii)                   Rented under shared ownership schemes

iii)                 Rented as social rent

iv)                 Rented at affordable rent

v)                  Rented at market rent

3)      Please state the total net profit made by your housing companies in each financial year since its incorporation.

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 

1. 0

2. 0

3. 0

 

The Council has only recently incorporated the housing company and no trading decisions have been made.  There is no housing in the company as yet.

 

 

25/8/17

 

11079

 

I submit the following request for information under the Freedom of Information legislation to your local authority children’s social care services concerning how you respond to children in need. There is a particular focus on 16 - 17 year olds.

Children in need 16 and 17 and other vulnerabilities

 1.In your local authority area how many children aged 16 and 17 were a) children in need (including children on child protection plan); b) looked after children on 31 March 2017?
a) Children in need  b) Children on child protection plan  c) Looked after children
Aged 16   
Aged 17   
2.In your local authority area how many children aged 16 and 17 were a) children in need (including children on child protection plan); b) looked after children at any point in the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
a)Children in need  b) Children on child protection plan  c) Looked after children
Aged 16   
Aged 17   
3.In your local authority area:
How many children aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in:
How many Children in need, including children on child protection plans aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in: How many looked after children
children aged 16 and 17 on 31 March 2017 were in:
Full time education   
Work based learning    
Employer funded training    
Other education and training    
Not in education or training – in employment    
Not in employment, education or training
4.In your local authority area:
On 31 March 2017 how many children aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:
On 31 March 2017 how many children in need, including children on child protection plans
 aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:
On 31 March 2017 how many looked after children aged 17 had achieved the following in GCSE or equivalent:
No passes 
No passes above grade D    
No passes at any grade in at least one of English or Maths   
Not obtaining at least 5 passes  at any grade including English and Math 
5.In your local authority area:  How many of 16 and 17 year olds who were children in need, including children on child protection plans, at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 were:  How many of 16 and 17 year olds who were looked after children at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 were:
Arrested at any point in their lives  
Received an Anti-social behavioural order (ASBO) at any point in their lives 
6.How many young adults currently aged 18 to 20 in your local authority area were:
A Child in Need when aged 16 or 17 
A child on Child Protection Plan when aged 16 or 17 
Looked after child when aged 16 or 17
7.How many young adults aged 18-20 claimed housing benefit at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
How many of these young adults were at any point:
i.Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17?
ii.Looked after children when they were 16 or 17?
8.How many young adults aged 18-20 presented as homeless to the local authority at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
How many of these were, at any point:
i.Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17:
ii.Looked after children when they were 16 or 17:
9.How many of young adults aged 18-20 were NEET (not in education, employment or training) at any point from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
How many of these young adults were, at any point:
i.Children in need, including children on child protection plans when they were 16 or 17:
ii.Looked after children when they were 16 or 17:

Further to your revised request for information, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not oblige the Council to comply with a request for information if it estimates that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the “appropriate limit.”

This appropriate limit has been set in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 which provides that for a local authority the appropriate limit is £450. This is calculated by reference to a maximum of 18 hours being taken and the cost of staff time being set in the Regulations as £25 per hour.  The Regulations also say that In calculating the amount the Council may, “for the purpose of its estimate, take account only of the costs it reasonably expects to incur in relation to the request in: (a) determining whether it holds the information, (b) locating the information, or a document which may contain the information, (c) retrieving the information, or a document which may contain the information, and (d) extracting the information from a document containing it.”

The Council has therefore decided to refuse your request in part.

 

You Requested:

See attached

 

Response:

Please find attached our response, as such we are only able to answer the LAC part of Question 1.  The other information is not available (as previously stated).  (This would require significant manual checking of records and validation across several partner agencies and therefore as such this would take significantly over 18 hours to complete.)

 

 

 

11080

 

I submit the following request for information under the Freedom of Information legislation to your local authority children’s social care services concerning how you respond to children in need. There is a particular focus on 16 - 17 year olds.

Scale of referrals and decisions on referrals
1.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide the number of children by the age groups as in the table below who:  a) were referred to your local authority’s children’s services; b) were referred to your local authority’s children’s services but after initial consideration no further action was taken c) were referred and proceeded to be assessed as children in need as specified in the Working together guidance; d) referred, assessed but closed after assessment with no further action 
a)Total referred to social services
 b)Total referred but after initial consideration no further action was taken
c)referred and assessed as children in need
d)referred, assessed and closed after assessment with no further action 
Under 1    
Age 1-4    
Age 5-9    
 Age 10-13    
14    
15    
Age 16    
Age 17  
16-17 year olds children in need
2.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide a total number of children aged 16 and 17  who were children in need at any point during that period of time.
3.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide a breakdown by gender and ethnicity of 16-17 year olds who were children in need at any point during that period of time.
Ethnicity  Females 16 and 17  Males 16 and 17  Total unknown gender 16 and 17 Total
White    
Mixed    
Asian or Asian British     
Black or Black British     
Other ethnic group    
4.In a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide a total number of children aged 16 and 17 who were children in need at any point during that period of time by duration of their child in need plan.
16 year old
17 year old
a)Under 3 months  
b)3 to 6 months  
c)6 to 12 months   
d)Over a year  
5.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide a total number of children who ceased to be children in need at any point during that period of time and were:
Age 14 
Age 15 
Age 16 and 17 
6.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide a breakdown of reasons for closure of CIN cases in relation to 16 and 17 year olds.
Description (CIN code) 16 year olds  17 year olds  Total 16 and 17 year olds
Adopted (RC1)   
Died (RC2)   
Child arrangement order (RC3)   
Special guardianship order (RC4)   
Transferred to services of another local authority (RC5)   
Transferred to adult social services (RC6)   
Services ceased for any other reason, incl child no longer in need (RC7)   
Case closed after assessment, no further action (RC8)   
7Is there is a policy in your local authority on how children in need’s transition to adulthood is planned? Please share the policy document with us.
Children in need aged 16-17 year olds and their previous involvement with children’s services
8.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide the number of children referred to social services who were a) re-referrals within the 12 months of previous referral;  b) re-referrals within the 24 months of previous referral
a)Referrals that were within the 12 months of previous referral
b)Referrals that were within the 24 months of previous referral but not within the 12 month of current referral Total
Age 16   
Age 17   
Total 16-17    
9.In the year from April 2016 to March 2017 please provide the number of children in need aged 16-17 who were looked after by local authority by less than 13 weeks prior from the age of 14 to their 16th birthday.
Children in need aged 16-17 year olds by source of referral
10.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide the number of children aged 16 and 17 who were referred to your local authority’s children’s services by source of referral codes as in the Children in Need Census.
CIN code for the source of referral  All children 0-117 (inclusive)  Children aged 16-17 only
1A ‘INDIVIDUAL (Family member, relative or carer)  
1B ‘INDIVIDUAL (Acquaintance)  
1C ‘INDIVIDUAL’ (Self -referred)  
1D ‘INDIVIDUAL ’Other’   
2A ‘SCHOOLS’  
2B Education services   
3A ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (GP)  
3B ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Health visitor)   
3C ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (School nurse)  
3D ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Other primary health services)  
3E ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (A&E)   
3F ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Other)  
4 ‘HOUSING’ (local authority housing or housing association)  
5A ‘LA SERVICES’ (social care)  
5B ‘LA SERVICES’ (other internal)  
5C ‘LA SERVICES’ (Other external)  
6 POLICE  
7 OTHER LEGAL AGENCY  
8 OTHER   
9. ANONYMOUS  
10. UNKNOWN  
11. In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide the number of children aged 16 and 17 who were referred and assessed as children in need by source of referral codes as in the Children in Need Census.
CIN code for the source of referral  All children 0-18 Children aged 16-17 only
1A ‘INDIVIDUAL’ (Family member, relative or carer)  
1B ‘INDIVIDUAL’ (Acquaintance)  
1C ‘INDIVIDUAL’ (Self -referred)  
1D ‘INDIVIDUAL’ (Other)   
2A ‘SCHOOLS’  
2B Education services   
3A ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (GP)  
3B ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Health visitor)   
3C ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (School nurse)  
3D ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Other primary health services)  
3E ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (A&E)   
3F ‘HEALTH SERVICES’ (Other)  
4 ‘HOUSING’ (local authority housing or housing association)  
5A ‘LA SERVICES’ (social care)  
5B ‘LA SERVICES’ (other internal)  
5C ‘LA SERVICES’ (Other external)  
6 POLICE  
7 OTHER LEGAL AGENCY  
8 OTHER   
9. ANONYMOUS  
10. UNKNOWN  
Children in need aged 16-17 year olds primary category of need
12.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide the number of children aged 16 and 17 by the primary need identified on assessments
Number of children in need 16 and 17 year olds
N1. Abuse or neglect 
N2. Child’s disability 
N3. Parental Disability or Illness 
N4. Family in acute stress 
N5. Family dysfunction 
N6. Socially unacceptable behaviour 
N7. Low income 
N8. Absent parenting  
N9. Cases other than children in need 
N10. Not stated  
Children in need aged 16-17 year olds by factors identified in assessments 
13.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 please provide the number of CIN assessments (of all children and children 16 and 17 year old separately) which have recorded information on the factors identified in assessments.
Number of CIN assessments of children 0 to 17 (inclusive)  with recorded information on  factors identified in assessments
Number of CIN assessments of children 16 and 17 with recorded information on  factors identified in assessments
14.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please state how often the factors listed were identified in assessments – for all children (aged 0-17), and specifically for children aged 16-17.
a)Total number of factors identified in CIN assessment of children 0-18
 b)Number of factors identified in assessments of 16-17 year olds 
1A. Alcohol misuse (by the child)  
1B. Alcohol misuse (by parent or carer)  
1C. Alcohol misuse (another person in household)  
2A. Drug misuse (by the child)  
2b. Drug misuse (by parent/carer)  
2c. Drug misuse (by another person in household)  
3a. Domestic violence (child the subject)  
3b. Domestic violence (parent or carer the subject)  
3c. Domestic violence (another person)  
4a. Mental health (child’s)  
4b. Mental health (parent’s)  
4c.Mental health (other’s)  
5a. Learning disability (child’s)  
5b. Learning disability (parent’s)  
5c. Learning disability (other’s)  
6a. Physical disability or illness (child’s)  
6b. Physical disability or illness (parent’s)  
6c. Physical disability or illness  (other’s)  
7a. Young carer  
8b and 8c. Privately fostered (overseas children)  
8d-8e. Privately fostered (UK children).  
9a. UASC  
10A. Missing  
11A. CSE  
12A. Trafficking  
13A. Gangs  
14A. Socially unacceptable behaviour  
15A. Self-harm  
16A. Abuse or neglect - neglect  
17A. Abuse or neglect – emotional abuse  
18a. Abuse or neglect – physical abuse  
19a. Abuse or neglect –sexual abuse   
20. Other  
21. No factors identified  
22A.FGM  
23A. Abuse linked to faith or belief   
16 and 17 year olds Section 47 inquiries and Child Protection Plan
15.How many children aged 16 and 17 were subject to Section 47 Enquiries in a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
16.How many children aged 16 and 17 were subject of an initial stage child protection conference in a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
17.How many children aged 16 and 17
Became the subject of a Child Protection plan at any point in a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017? 
Were subject of a Child Protection plan in the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017?
18.Of all children aged 16 and 17 who became a subject of a Child Protection plan in the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, how many have previously been subject of child in need plan or child protection plan?
16 and 17 year olds who became looked after
19.In the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide the number of children aged 16 and 17 who started to be looked after by local authority.
20.In a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide a breakdown by legal status for children aged 16 and 17 who started to be looked after by local authority in that year
Interim care order 
Full care order  
Placement order 
Accommodated under Section 20 
Detained on child protection grounds in LA accommodation  
Youth justice legal statuses  
21.In a year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, please provide the number children aged 16 and 17 whose application for care order was not successful.  

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested enclosed. 

Please contact:

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

 

6/9/17

 

11081

 

National Hate Crime Freedom of Information Questions ---------------

Council Details
1. Name of Council
2. FOI Reference Number
3. Name of Person responding to FOI
4. UK Region council is located in.

Hate Crime Policy

1a Is hate crime included in the councils current community safety plan? Y/N

1b Does the council have a separate hate crime policy? Y/N

1c If no current plans are available - which year did the last plan end?

1d Can you send a PDF copy of the above documents?

2a Does the council have a designated hate crime lead/team? Y/N

2b If 2a= yes, what is the name of the designated hate crime lead/team?

2c Does the council employ designated hate crime officer? Y/N

2d If 2c  = yes, how can we contact them?

Hate Crime Reporting

3a Does the council facilitate hate crime reporting in its area? Y/N

3b What methods of reporting does the council support?

Hate Crime Resources

4a Does the council have a designated page on its website for hate crime information? Y/N

4b If 4a = yes - what is it's URL website address?

4c Does the council produce any hate crime materials (Posters, Leaflets, Cards, Campaign materials, training resources etc)? Y/N

4d If 4c = Yes - can you send us PDF copies of any of these resources?

Hate Crime Advocacy

5a Does the council provide direct hate crime advocacy services to people affected by hate crime? Y/N

5b If 5a = yes - how many hate crime advocates does the council employ?

5c Does the council refer people affected by hate crime to external hate crime advocacy services? Y/N

5d If 5c = Yes, please can you provide a list of hate crime advocacy services that the council refers people to?

Hate Crime Funding

6a How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2017/18?

6b How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime last year 2016/17?

6c How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2015/16?

6d Can you provide a list of organisations funded by the council to tackle hate crime?

Working with Communities affected by hate crime

7a Does the council facilitate or participate in a hate crime forum? Y/N

7b If 7a = yes - what is the name of the hate crime forum?

7c if 7a = yes - how often does the hate crime forum meet?

7d if 7a = yes - what other local authorities attend the meetings?

7e If 7a = yes - what voluntary sector organisations are represented on the forum?

National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

8a Does the council intend to take part this year? (14th-21st October 2017) Y/N Maybe?

8b If 8a = yes - what is the council planning to do?

8c Which years has the council taken part in #NHCAW? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 (please check each year participated)

8d If the council has not participated in #NHCAW before - can you give us a reason why?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please see attached.

Please contact:

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

12/9/17

 

11082

 

Please provide specific details of the information being sought.: In relation to the Bedford Borough Council Local Plan 2035 Consultation carried out between April and June 2017:

(A) How many comments/responses were received by Bedford Borough Council in all formats including; online response forms, online response forms delivered by email, post, hand or fax, emails (including letters attached to emails), letters delivered by post, hand or fax, any other online route and any other acceptable format?

(B) Of those comments/responses:-

               1             How many were made referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages? 

               2             How many were made referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook? 

               3             How many were made from addresses within Sharnbrook referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages?

               4             How many were made from addresses within Sharnbrook referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook?

               5             How many were made from addresses within Felmersham referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages?

               6             How many were made from addresses within Felmersham referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook?

               7             What is the breakdown of comments/responses between (A) Land owner (B) Resident (C) Consultant (D) Agent (E) Other?

Please find the information you requested below:

(A) How many comments/responses were received by Bedford Borough Council in all formats including; online response forms, online response forms delivered by email, post, hand or fax, emails (including letters attached to emails), letters delivered by post, hand or fax, any other online route and any other acceptable format? - 1853

(B) Of those comments/responses:-

1   How many were made referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages? - 967

2   How many were made referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook? - 352

3   How many were made from addresses within Sharnbrook referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages? - 260

4   How many were made from addresses within Sharnbrook referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook? - 242

5   How many were made from addresses within Felmersham referring to the proposals for Group 1 Villages? - 65

6   How many were made from addresses within Felmersham referring to the proposals for Sharnbrook? - 59

7   What is the breakdown of comments/responses between:

(A)    Land owner - 1

(B)    Resident - 336

(C)    Consultant - 11

(D)    Agent - 0

(E)    Other? - 4

6/9/17

 

11083

 

I would be grateful if you would supply the following information, please, relating to your authority’s Leaving Care team.

1.      What was the budget for your authority’s Leaving Care team for each of these financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17?

2.      How many Personal Adviser FTE and PTE posts were there for each of the three above financial years?

3.      How many individuals were employed by your authority as Personal Advisers during each of these three years?

4.      Were any employment agencies used to fill these posts during each of these three years? If so, how many posts for each year? What was the total spend with agencies for these roles for each year?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

1.What was the budget for your authority’s Leaving Care team for each of these financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17?
Answer:
 2014/15 £618,720
 2015/16 £625,870
 2016/17 £659,780

2.How many Personal Adviser FTE and PTE posts were there for each of the three above financial years?
Answer: None for 14/15; 15/16 and one for 16/17

3.How many individuals were employed by your authority as Personal Advisers during each of these three years?
Answer: As answer to above.

4.Were any employment agencies used to fill these posts during each of these three years? If so, how many posts for each year? What was the total spend with agencies for these roles for each year?
Answer: The PA employed 16/17 is locum
 2014/15 £   -
 2015/16 £   -
 2016/17 £34,379         

 12/9/17

 

11084

 

In regards to the Freedom of information act, please can you provide the following information.

1. How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people(16-24 years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough?

2. How many care leavers or eligible young people (16&17 years olds) are living in supported or semi supported accommodation within your borough/out of borough?

3. How many young people and UASC did you accommodate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county.

4. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation?

5. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation?

6. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week, 15 hours and 20 hours?

7. What was the cost in 2105/2016/2017 for placing care leavers 16-18 and UASC in accommodation including support in Luton and out of county?

8. Can you explain your commissioning process for supported living accommodation for care leavers 16 - 24 year old and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts?

9.How many block and spot purchasing agreements were made 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county for young people and UASC?

10. Do organisations need to go through the tendering process to accommodate care leavers/young people(16-24 years old) and UASC on a spot purchase or block purchase basis?

11.Can you send a copy of all the providers currently being used for the provision of services to leaving care young people 16+ and UASC?

12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation? Do you require more providers?

13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals?

1.  How do you currently accommodate care leavers young people (16-24 years old) and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) within your borough/out of borough?

Answer: We use a range of provisions including foster care, residential care, semi-independent accommodation and supported lodging.

2.    How many care leavers or eligible young people (16&17 years olds) are living in supported or semi supported accommodation within your borough/out of borough?

Answer: 30

3. How many young people and UASC did you accommodate in 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county.

Answer:
2015 – 17 UASC placed out of authority 9 of whom placed in Luton

2016 – 14 UASC placed out of authority 6 of whom placed in Luton

2017 – 9 UASC placed out of authority 5 of whom placed in Luton Suppress the Luton figure

4. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing a child (16-18 years olds) in supported/semi supported accommodation?

Answer: Dependant on Provider, this is charged at between £650 to £800 p/wk for Standard Accommodation Packages

5. What is the weekly cost including support hours and accommodation for placing an adult (18-24 years old) in supported/semi supported accommodation?

Answer: £250 p/wk

6. What is the weekly cost for the following support hours, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week, 15 hours and 20 hours?

Answer: Dependant on Provider, this is charged at between £20 to £30 p/hour

7. What was the cost in 2105/2016/2017 for placing care leavers 16-18 and UASC in accommodation including support in Luton and out of county?

Answer:

 

8. Can you explain your commissioning process for supported living accommodation for care leavers 16 - 24 year old and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)? Do you spot purchase, have framework contacts/agreement or block contracts?

Answer: We are currently spot purchasing these placements.

9.How many block and spot purchasing agreements were made 2015/2016/2017 within in Luton and out of county for young people and UASC?

Answer: All in the answer to Q3 were spot purchased.

10. Do organisations need to go through the tendering process to accommodate care leavers/young people (16-24 years old) and UASC on a spot purchase or block purchase basis?

Answer: Not at the present time. The Local Authority will always try to get three quotes from providers to establish the best value balanced against the needs of the child or young person.

11.Can you send a copy of all the providers currently being used for the provision of services to leaving care young people 16+ and UASC?

Answer:

Care Success Solutions

Rhema Project

Athena Housing & Support

Taylor House

Each One Homes

Icarus Blanc

SAIL

12. How many care leavers/young people (16&24 years olds) and UASC are currently in supported/semi supported accommodation?

Answer: 39

Do you require more providers?

Answer: We are always happy to consider new partners.

13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals?

Answer: Martin Purbrick – Head of Service (Looked After Children)

13/9/17

 

11085

 

Can you please release the following information - 

I would like the total amount of compensation paid out to schools and teachers in 2016 and a separate figure for 2015. 

Can you also list the total number of claims per year.

Please find the information you requested below:

2015:     £18,000 paid out for 1 x Claim where Injury caused to Pupil Digit caught in a door

2016:     £0.00     nothing paid out

I am unable to supply the actual date of the incident and also the name of the school involved due to Data Protection - Section 40 DPA - Personal Information

23/8/17

 

11086

 

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

Swan Road

Wixams

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

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11087

 

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

 Hastings Crescent

Shortstown

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

Please only respond to the relevant questions, where your specific department is listed.

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11088

 

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

Cheviot Close

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

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11089

 

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please could you provide me with the following;

1)  Total grant(s) received in relation to the Pothole Action Fund for 2016/17

2) Total money spent on filling potholes in 2016/17

3) Number of potholes filled within 2016/17

Thank you for your request for information about the Pothole Action Fund for 2016/17 which we received on 16 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you requested is as follows:

1) Total grant received in relation to the Pothole Action Fund for 2016/17

£137,000

2) Total money spent on filling potholes in 2016/17

£758,322

3) Number of potholes filled within 2016/17

2016 – 2600

2017 – 1886

1/9/17

 

11090

 

I request a copy of the quarterly public records from Q2 2017 of the following information at the partnership level, preferably in Excel or PDF format:

1.       Names and vintage years of all private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, distressed, real estate/REIT, debt and infrastructure partnerships in Bedfordshire Pension Fund’s portfolio.

2.       Commitments made to each partnership.

3.       Contributions drawn down since inception.

4.       Distributions made to Bedfordshire Pension Fund to date by each individual partnership.

5.       Net Asset Value of each partnership.

6.       Internal rates of return (IRRs) for each partnership. Please note if the IRRs are not net.

7.       Investment multiple (TV/PI) for each individual partnership.

8.       The dollar amount of “total management fees and costs paid” for each individual partnership.

9.       Date as of which all the above data was calculated.

10.   Names of all alternative asset partnerships partially and fully sold by Bedfordshire Pension Fund, including date of sale.

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested attached below:

31 March 2017

Name: Phildrew Ventures 4th Fund

Currency GBP

Commitment £820,000

Contribution £820,000

Distribution £483,800

Value £3,280

Net IRR N/A

 

 

17/8/17

 

11091

 

I would like information on people dying with no next of kin being known, from 1/5/17 to the day of your response to this request. If someone died before 1/5/17 but the case has only come  to your attention since, could you please also include details, as follows:

Surnames and forenames or initials

Dates of death

Age at death or date of birth

Place of birth

Marital status

Maiden surnames of married or widowed women

Usual address at time of death

Approx. value of their estate if known

The date you sent information to the Government Legal Department  (or, if in Lancashire, the Duchy of Lancaster, or, if in Cornwall, the Duchy of Cornwall), or confirmation that this action was not applicable.

If you have yet to send the information on, as per 9 above, or a decision has not yet been made whether or not to do so, please also advise of this.

Further to your request for information dated 16/1/17, I confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1. States that the above is exempt information.

2.Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21(Information accessible to applicant by other means) Please see link for Public Health Funerals

 

14/9/17

 

11092

 

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

Hampton Close

Wilstead

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

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11093

 

1.       What were the top 10 most frequently lost items handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

  • libraries
  • leisure centres
  • children centres
  • housing offices
  • one stop shops
  • other council buildings

2.       What were the top 10 most frequently lost children’s items handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

  • libraries
  • leisure centres
  • children centres
  • housing offices
  • one stop shops
  • other council buildings

3.       How many lost children items were handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

  • libraries
  • leisure centres
  • children centres
  • housing offices
  • one stop shops
  • other council buildings

4.       How many lost items were handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

  • libraries
  • leisure centres
  • children centres
  • housing offices
  • one stop shops
  • other council buildings

5.       Do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in worth under £50?

6.       How long do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in before discarding?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold some of the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested below :

What were the top 10 most frequently lost items handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

Libraries- We don’t hold this information, but in no particular order the type of items handed in includes library cards, items of clothing, shopping, mobile phones, walking sticks

Leisure centres - We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

Children centres - We do not hold this information

Housing offices - The council does not have housing offices

One stop shops - This information is not recorded

Other council buildings - for corporate buildings there are very few items handed in; glasses are the top item, gloves, coats, occasionally mobile phones and small items of jewellery

Corn Exchange - Umbrellas, scarfs, coat, hats, paper work, soft drinks, wine, tablet, glasses and purse

The Higgins Museum - we don’t hold this information but in no particular order the type of items handed in includes hats, coats, scarfs, umbrellas, spectacles, mobile phones

What were the top 10 most frequently lost children’s items handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

Libraries - We don’t hold this information but in no particular order the type of items handed in includes drinks bottles, clothing, toys

Leisure centres We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

Children centres - We do not hold this information

Housing offices - The council does not have housing offices

One stop shops - This information is not recorded – however, anecdotal soft toys are believed to be the items most frequently lost.

Other council buildings NIL

Corn Exchange - Hats, purse, coat and cuddly toys

The Higgins Museum - We don’t hold this information, but in no particular order the type of items include toys, bottles, backpacks, coats, hats, gloves, scarves

How many lost children items were handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

Libraries We don’t hold this information

Leisure centres We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

Children centres - We do not hold this information 

Housing offices The council does not have housing offices

One stop shops This information is not recorded

Other council buildings NIL

Corn Exchange – 12 Items

The Higgins Museum – We don’t hold this information

How many lost items were handed in at the following places between January 2016 and January 2017?

Libraries We don’t hold this information

Leisure centres We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

Children centres We do not hold this information 

Housing offices The council does not have housing offices

One stop shops This information is not recorded

Other council buildings – corporate building 10

Corn Exchange – 42 Items

The Higgins Museum – We don’t hold this information

Do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in worth under £50?

Yes for corporate buildings, libraries, Corn Exchange and Higgins Museum

one stop shops – yes

Leisure Centres – We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

How long do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in before discarding?

As we do not get many things handed in we tend to hold on to items until we have a clear out which could be every couple of years.

one stop shops – Very valuable items (e.g. car keys) are handed into the Police at the end of the day, medium value items, e.g. mobile phones are handed to the police after approximately six months, other items are disposed of after approximately six months

Libraries – 1 Month

Leisure Centres – We do not hold this information as the Leisure Centres are operated and managed by Fusion Lifestyle

Corn Exchange - 3 months.  Where appropriate items given to charity.

The Higgins Museum - 6 months. Where appropriate items given to charity.

6/9/17

 

11094

 

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

Kimbolton Road

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

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11095

 

I am seeking information on the number of local authority run primary schools and secondary schools that will be operating at over capacity in September 2017 in terms of class sizes.

If available I would like information on both a) schools in general and B) entry years e.g. Year 7 and reception.

If possible I would also like this same information for the two previous school years.

-How many primary schools as a whole in your area/authority are expected to be operating a) under capacity? b) full and c) over capacity in September 2017? Please could you provide this information for the start of the school years 2016/2017 and  2015/16?

-How many at primary schools at the year of entry, e.g. reception, in your area/authority are expected to be a) under capacity? b) full and c) over capacity in September 2017? Please could you provide this information for the start of the school years 2016/2017 and 2015/16?

·How many secondary schools as a whole in your area/authority are expected to be operating a) under capacity? b) full and c) over capacity in September 2017? Please could you provide this information for the start of the school years 2016/17 and 2015/16?

·How many secondary schools at the year of entry, e.g. Year 7, in your area/authority are expected to be operating a) under capacity? b) full and c) over capacity in September 2017? Please could you provide this information for the start of the school years 2016/17 and 2015/16?

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested enclosed. 

        

  2017  
                       a        b          c 
Primary         34      16         5
Secondary    5         1          5 
    
 2016 
                      a          b          c
Primary        26        22       5

Secondary    0          1         4
 
 2015 
                     a           b          c
Pimary         24         26        3
Secondary   3           2          0

 

11/9/17

 

11096

 

Please could you provide the full list of noise complaints made to the Council from 1st Jan 2015 up to, and including, August 2017, broken down into the following categories:

·         Number of complaints during the specified period of time, broken down by category and month e.g 60 x Out of Hours noise - music from club/pub/restaurant in July 2016

·         List of, and quantity of, all action that has been taken as a result of the noise complaint e.g 10 x warning, 5 x noise abatement order issued, 20 x no action taken

·         Full list of fines issued due to breaks of a ‘noise abatement order’ (broken down by number of fines and monetary value of each fine)

Applicant did not respond to fee notice request.  Request closed.

 

11097

 

 Could you please supply me with an excel spreadsheet of charities receiving mandatory and discretionary rate relief.

If possible please include name, address, rateable value, percentage of relief, property description, property reference number and rates payable amount.

 I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1.       States that the information is exempt information.

2.       Specifies, that the exemption in question is contained within Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act – information reasonably accessible by other means.

Business Rates data sets can be found on the Council’s website as follows:

Business Rates

As a rule these will be updated as follows:

•           Business Rates Data Sets – Monthly Balances

•           Written on and off – At least six monthly (possibly quarterly)

•           Credit Balances – Bi-monthly

15/9/17

 

11098

 

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

New Cardington

Bishop Mead

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

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 at the following link

Planning

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.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the environmental information.

 

21/8/17

 

11099

 

 Can you please provide me with the estimated or actual amount of money spent by the local authority on the following items when administering i) the 2016 EU referendum and ii) the 2017 UK General Election?

1.     Printing ballot papers

2.     Distributing postal votes within the UK

3.     Distributing postal votes abroad

4.     Staff time for

a.     manning polling stations

b.     counting ballot papers

c.     administering postal votes and proxy vote applications

d.     processing received postal votes

5.     Promotional material highlighting the date of the vote across the local authority

6.     Pencils at polling stations

7.     Polling booths

8.     Ballot boxes

9.     Tactile voting devices

10.  Training staff (both counting staff and staff manning polling stations)

11.  Signs directing voters to the polling station

12.  Polling station signs

13.  Hiring polling stations

14.  Transporting ballot papers from polling stations to count centres

15.  Storing completed ballot papers after the election

16.  Provision of disabled access at polling stations

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do not hold this information

12/9/17

 

11100

 

Please can you forward the Accident and Fatalities list for Clapham Rd BEDFORD

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.   The information you requested is attached.

 

The Accident Plan shows where the accidents occurred, by either green circles or blue squares.  Within the circles and squares you will find a reference number.

The Accident Report explains how the accident occurred.  You will need to refer to the reference number from the Accident Plan to help identify the accident listed in the Report. 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the attachment

7/9/17

 

11101

 

Children's social workers:

1. Please state the total expenditure by the council on agency children's social workers in 2016/17

2. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the number of EU citizens (excluding UK/Republic of Ireland citizens) who worked for the council as qualified children's social workers - please provide headcount and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

3. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the total number of people (including EU citizens, UK/RoI citizens, and non-EU citizens) who worked for the council as qualified children's social workers - please provide headcount and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

4. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the total number of qualified children's social worker posts that were vacant - please provide the number of posts and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

5. Please state the number of EU citizens (excluding UK/Republic of Ireland citizens) working as qualified children's social workers who have (a) joined, and (b) left the council since the start of July 2016 - please provide headcount figures if possible

Adult social care workers:

In this section of the request, 'adult social care workers' includes people working for the council in adult care or personal assistant functions in residential/nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, and/or clients' own homes. If the council has a specific adult care department or directorate, it should simply use staffing figures for that department/directorate, excluding purely administrative roles if possible.

6. Please state (using the spreadsheet provided) the total expenditure by the council on agency adult social care workers during each of the following years:

·               2012/13

·               2013/14

·               2014/15

·               2015/16

·               2016/17

7. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the number of EU citizens (excluding UK/Republic of Ireland citizens) who worked for the council as adult social care workers - please provide headcount and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

8. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the total number of people (including EU citizens, UK/RoI citizens, and non-EU citizens) who worked for the council as adult social care workers - please provide headcount and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

9. For each of the following months (and using the spreadsheet provided), please state the total number of adult social care worker posts that were vacant - please provide the number of posts and FTE figures if possible

·               end of March 2016

·               end of June 2016

·               end of March 2017

·               end of June 2017 (or most recent data available; please state date)

10. Please state the number of EU citizens (excluding UK/Republic of Ireland citizens) working as qualified adult social care workers who have (a) joined, and (b) left the council since the start of July 2016 - please provide headcount figures if possible 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested below. Please note that the headcount figures are based on a count of each post an individual holds, eg. should an individual hold two post that will equate to two ‘heads’. The figures include casual and relief workers engaged by the Council.

 

CHILDREN’S SOCIAL WORKERS: Please note that qualified social workers include ASYE Social Workers, Social Workers, Experienced Social Workers, Advanced Practitioners and Team Managers.

 

Please see attached

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk

for a copy of the attachment

 

18/9/17

 

11102

 

I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please can you answer the following questions in writing.

Does the council have any measures which incentivize the use of low-emission vehicles such as reductions in parking permit costs or parking permit charges?

What is the incentive? If money is saved, please state the amount.

What criteria does the vehicle need to meet to qualify for the incentive/discount?

How many individual vehicles have used the scheme in each of the years since it has been in place? This can be financial or calendar years. 

Thank you for your request for information about the use of low-emission vehicles which we received on 18 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the

Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

You have asked if Bedford Borough Council has put in place any measures to incentivise the use of low-emission vehicles, such as reductions in parking permit costs or parking permit charges. 

I can confirm that the Council does not currently have any measures to incentivise the use of low emission vehicles.

 

18/8/17

 

11103

 

 
  1.  Against how many people did you commence committal proceedings with regard to unpaid council tax in 2012/13 and 2016/17?
     
  2. What was the outcome of the council tax committal proceedings identified in question 1 for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    a) How many people were committed to prison for non-payment of council tax for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    b) What was the overall total number of days served in prison by all of the people committed to prison for non-payment of council tax owed to the local authority for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    c) How many people were subject to a suspended committal order for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    d) How many people subject to a suspended committal order in this year were subsequently committed to prison because they did not comply with the terms of the suspended order for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    e) In how many cases did the people subject to a committal order clear the debt and avoid imprisonment for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    f) In how many cases did the people subject to a committal order and imprisoned clear the debt and so reduced their prison term for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    g)  In how many cases did people subject to a suspended committal order maintain the required payments for the duration of the order or to date for 2012/13 and 2016/17?
     
  3.  What was the total amount of council tax arrears owed by people subject to council tax committal proceedings in 2012/13 and 2016/17 when the proceedings commenced?
     
  4. What was the total amount of council tax arrears remitted by the local authority in 2012/13 and 2016/17?
     
  5. What was the total amount of council tax arrears remitted by the magistrates court for your local authority in 2012/13 and 2016/17?
  6. What was the total cost the local authority of all committal proceedings for non-payment of council tax in 2012/13 and 2017/18? Please explain how you have calculated this.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

  1. Against how many people did you commence committal proceedings with regard to unpaid council tax in 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – 1

2013/14 – 5

2014/15 – 4

2015/16 – 0

2016/17 – 0

  1. What was the outcome of the council tax committal proceedings identified in question 1 for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

    a) How many people were committed to prison for non-payment of council tax for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – 0

2013/14 – 0

2014/15 – 0

2015/16 – 0

2016/17 – 0

b) What was the overall total number of days served in prison by all of the people committed to prison for non-payment of council tax owed to the local authority for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

Not applicable

c) How many people were subject to a suspended committal order for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – 1

2013/14 – 5

2014/15 – 4

2015/16 – 0

2016/17 – 0

d) How many people subject to a suspended committal order in this year were subsequently committed to prison because they did not comply with the terms of the suspended order for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – 0

2013/14 – 0

2014/15 – 0

2015/16 – 0

2016/17 – 0

e) In how many cases did the people subject to a committal order clear the debt and avoid imprisonment for 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – 0

2013/14 – 0

2014/15 – 0

2015/16 – 0

2016/17 – 0

f) In how many cases did the people subject to a committal order and imprisoned clear the debt and so reduced their prison term for 2012/13 and 2016/17?
Not applicable
g)  In how many cases did people subject to a suspended committal order maintain the required payments for the duration of the order or to date for 2012/13 and 2016/17?
 6 cases

3.      What was the total amount of council tax arrears owed by people subject to council tax committal proceedings in 2012/13 and 2016/17 when the proceedings commenced?

This information is not available 

4.     What was the total amount of council tax arrears remitted by the local authority in 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – £0

2013/14 – £0

2014/15 – £0

2015/16 – £0

2016/17 – £0

  1. What was the total amount of council tax arrears remitted by the magistrates court for your local authority in 2012/13 and 2016/17?

2012/13 – £0

2013/14 – £0

2014/15 – £0

2015/16 – £0

2016/17 – £0

  1. What was the total cost the local authority of all committal proceedings for non-payment of council tax in 2012/13 and 2017/18? Please explain how you have calculated this..

The warrant of commitment was £305.00 in each case.  It has also been necessary to use a process server which has incurred additional costs.

18/9/17

 

11104

 

Over the last few years we have had 2 applications rejected

1: For planning permission for a dwelling in our back garden:

APP/K0235/W/15/3017297

2: The placing of a tree preservation order on 2 trees:

14/03011/FUL

I would like to obtain any communication relevant to the rejection of these 2 processes to understand how the decision were reached

Thank you for your request for information about planning application 14/03011/FUL and the Tree Preservation Order (TPO) at 187 Kimbolton Road which we received on 20 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  Please find below the information you requested:

The officer report and all internal comments (including those of the Tree Officer) relating to planning application 14/03011/FUL are available on line on the Council’s website at the following page:

Please note that details of some of the external comments received is only available at the Customer Service Centre (Horne Lane, Bedford) for reasons of data protection.

 

With reference to planning application 14/03011/FUL, an Arboricultural report was submitted which, under the industry British Standard – BS 5837 2012 (Tree in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction) recommendations, trees on a development site are categorised.  The two trees which are protected by TPOs are identified in this report as NT1 and NT2.

 

The Tree Officer’s comments made in response to the planning application raised observations about the engineering solutions to accommodate the trees and the nuisance factors once a dwelling was placed within close proximity to these tree(s).  In her view, the trees which were proposed for retention were being accommodated within the proposed development rather than informing it. Furthermore, while engineering solutions had been proposed, they were not always appropriate when looked at in a wider context.  An assessment (please see attached) was therefore made as the trees were considered to be under threat. The assessment indicated that the trees merited a TPO and the order was subsequently served.

 

Following service, a TPO application was submitted (ref 16/02536/TPO) to fell and replace NT1 Corsican Pine. The reason provided was that the tree was not site appropriate. Where a tree is subject to a TPO, unless there are significant and substantiated arboricultural grounds for its removal (e.g. that the tree is structurally compromised or is damaging a built structure) then removal will not normally be supported. 

The decision to refuse the application (ref 16/02536/TPO) was subsequently appealed. Such appeals are now dealt with as a fast track process and unless specified by the appellant no further representations can be made and there is no opportunity for a site visit involving the third parties.  An inspector makes a visit and assesses the application and the Council’s reasons for refusal and makes their decision based on that information. I have attached the Council’s submissions in relation to appeal reference APP/K0235/W/15/3017297 for your information.

Please contact:

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

19/9/17

 

11105

 

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

Westminster Gardens

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

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

30/8/17

 

11106

 

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

Honeysuckle Way

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 

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

 

30/8/17

 

11107

 

1.       a) How many residents between the age of 18 and 64 in your local authority area currently live in an older people’s nursing or care home (i.e. a residential facility where the majority of residents are aged 65 or over)?

b)      What is the average age of residents in each of those facilities in which a resident between the age of 18-64 resides?

2.       a) How many residents between 18 and 64 years of age with a neurological condition currently live in an older people’s nursing or care home in your local authority area (i.e. a residential facility where the majority of residents are aged 65 and over)?

b) If possible, please provide a breakdown of numbers of people against the specific neurological conditions listed below:

- Multiple sclerosis

- Parkinson’s disease

- Motor neurone disease

- Huntington’s disease

- Acquired traumatic brain injury

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you requested.1.

a)  How many residents between the age of 18 and 64 in your local authority area currently live in an older people’s nursing or care home (i.e. a residential facility where the majority of residents are aged 65 or over)?25 residents.

b) What is the average age of residents in each of those facilities in which a resident between the age of 18-64 resides? 57 average age.

2.    

a) How many residents between 18 and 64 years of age with a neurological condition currently live in an older people’s nursing or care home in your local authority area (i.e. a residential facility where the majority of residents are aged 65 and over)?

Numbers supressed due to the total being under 5.

b) If possible, please provide a breakdown of numbers of people against the specific neurological conditions listed below:

- Multiple sclerosis

- Parkinson’s disease

- Motor neurone disease

- Huntington’s disease

- Acquired traumatic brain injury

Numbers supressed due to the total being under 5.

8/9/17

 

11108

 

Please would you provide me with a list of all incidences of fly-tipping in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

For each record, please state:

a) an address, postcode or location data (e.g. lat/long pair)

b) a description of the type of rubbish dumped

c) the date it was reported or located (whichever is easier for you to provide)

Please could you also indicate if possible whether the locations in a) are in a National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Please find the information you requested below in bold:

Please would you provide me with a list of all incidences of fly-tipping in 2015/16 and 2016/17. – Attached

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the lengthy attachments

Please could you also indicate if possible whether the locations in a) are in a National Park or Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.  - There are no areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) officially designated in Bedford Borough.

30/8/17

 

11109

 

Please could I put in another request for the number of children in EHE for the following school years?

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested attached

Please contact:

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

 

14/9/17

 

11110

 

During the periods of April 2014 to March 2015, April 2015 to March 2016 and April 2016 to

March 2017:

How many reports were made of sexual abuse, assault, exploitation or any other sexual

offence against Looked After Children by members of staff or other residents at the

Looked After Child’s care home? Please provide the date and summary of the incident.

What was the action and outcome of each incident? Specifically, was the complainant or

alleged perpetrator moved to a different care home following the allegation?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Answer:

Allegations under the category of sexual abuse of YP in residential reported to the LADO April 14 to March 17

 

April 2014 – March 2015 –Two allegations made

(1)  Assessed as Unfounded.

(2)  Assessed as Malicious.

 

April 2015 to March 2016 – Two allegations made

(1)  Assessed to be false

(2)  Admitted this was false.

 

April 2016 – March 2017 – Three allegations made

(1)  YP immediately withdrew the allegation

(2)  Management investigation concluded this allegation was unfounded.

(3)  YP refused to provide a statement. Management investigation was concluded as Unsubstantiated

Please note:  We are only able to provide the information above, as due to low numbers, providing any further information could make a person identifiable.

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

·       States that the information requested is exempt information.

·       Specifies, that the exemption in question is contained within Section 40 (Personal Information) of the FOI Act (FOIA). 

11/9/17

 

11111

 

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

Aspley Court, Warwick Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire,

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

Con29 3.12 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.

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

30/8/17

 

11112

 

Please answer the following question:

Who is the  Commissioning/ Personalisation officer/person responsible for Direct Payments within Adult Social Care

and what are their contact details.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Who is the Commissioning/Personalisation officer/person responsible for Direct Payments within Adult Social Care and what are their contact details?

George Hunt, Head of Commissioning – George.hunt@bedford.gov.uk

7/9/17

 

11113

 

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

Walcourt Road

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

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

30/8/17

 

11114

 

I would like to receive an up to date project directory and a list of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants of all of the companies involved in The Hills Academy classroom building - scheme comprises single storey classroom building with parking ad landscaping.

Thank you for your request for information regarding The Hills Academy which we received on 22 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Please find attached Bedford Borough Council’s project directory for the works at The Hills Academy, which contains details of the lead contractor and project manager. The Council does not hold contact details for sub-contractors and suppliers.  The project is due for completion on 29 September 2017.

Please contact:

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

 

7/9/17

 

11115

 

·         What percentage of school teachers in your primary schools are male?

·         What percentage of school teachers in your secondary schools are male?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

1. 9.85 %

2. 33.01 %

Please note the above response only includes percentage of males that are employed in our maintained schools (excluding academies) and where the Council provides a HR service to the school.

14/9/17

 

11116

 

I wanted to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please.

-          How many public health funerals you have carried out each financial year dating back to 2010/11 (if possible) and up to 2016/17?

-          How much you have spent on public health funerals in the whole of each financial year (2010/11 to 2016/17)?

-          And, if possible, the average cost of each funeral in 2016/17 compared to the cost of one in 2010 (or earliest you have available)?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.
1. How many public health funerals you have carried out each financial year dating back to 2010/11 (if possible) and up to 2016/17     
2010-11 9      
2011-12 4      
2012-13 10      
2013-14 11      
2014-15 13      
2015-16 18      
2016-17 12             
2. How much you have spent on public health funerals in the whole of each financial year (2010/11 to 2016/17)   
2010-11 £0      
2011-12 £1,499      
2012-13 £13,557      
2013-14 £4,761      
2014-15 £6,945      
2015-16 £6,823      
2016-17 £4,345             
3. If possible, the average cost of each funeral in 2016/17 compared to the cost of one in 2010 (or earliest you have available)     
2010-11 £683      
2016-17 £1,015      
Note: The average cost of a funeral is calculated using the total spend on funerals without accounting for recovery of funds from sale of assets, divided by the number of funerals. The spend by the Council provided in question 2 is the cost to the Council after accounting for recovery of funds from sale of assets.           

13/9/17

 

 

11117

 

I am writing with regards to my son.   I wish to request freedom of information act .I would like access  to all information that the SEND TEAM hold on behalf of my son since January 2015  

Further to your request for information, I can confirm that the information you requested is not held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested as it is covered by Subject Access Request and Data Protection Act.

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1.              States that this is exempt information.

2.              Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 40 (Personal Information) of the FOI Act (FOIA).

An explanation follows below.

The information you seek is governed by different legislation. The information you requested is private data and not information that can be released to the public (which is FOI).  Your request therefore comes under Subject Access Request (which has a legal timeframe of 40 calendar days to receive information from the date you send your proof of ID)

Please refer to the following link for further information:

Subject Access Requests

23/8/17

 

11118

 

I would like to obtain the list of all council houses/estates owned by Bedford council since 1998 together with the postcode and (possibly) the full address.

I also would like to additionally obtain for each council house/estate information on any intervention done (e.g. demolition, renovation…) since 1998 and whether the house/estate is still owned by the council.

Thank you for your request for information about council houses/estates which we received on 23 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Please find the information you requested in bold:

Bedford Borough Council transferred its housing stock to Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association (BPHA) in 1990 and you will need to contact them directly for any information.

30/8/17

 

11119

 

Further to Request 11077 I would like to re-submit my request, with more specific questions as my previous wording did not make the distinction between assessments, applications and awards sufficiently clearly.

I would like to request the following information;

•                How many assessments for funding awards from the Adoption Support Fund has your council received during the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17?            

•                How many assessments for funding awards from the Adoption Support Fund has your council received from 6th October 2016 to date?

ASF funding applications and awards May 2015 – 5thOctober 2016

•                 How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of £5,000 were received by your council between the introduction of the fund in May 2015 up until 5th October 2016 when the ‘Fair Access Limit’ was introduced?

•               How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of £5,000 were accepted by your council between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 and submitted to the ASF?

•               How many of those applications submitted to the ASF between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 resulted in ASF awards and what was their total cost to your council?

•               How many assessments for Adoption Support funds awards in excess of £5,000 between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 were rejected by your council and therefore not submitted to the ASF, and what was the total value of the requested award to your council?

ASF ‘Fair Access Limit’ match funding from 6thOctober 2016 to date

•                How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of the £5,000 ‘fair access limit’ for therapy has your council received  since 6th October 2016 to date?

•               How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been approved  and submitted to the ASF for match funding by your council?

•      How many of those applications submitted to the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date have resulted in ASF awards and what is their total cost (ie your match fund contribution) to your council?)

•               How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been rejected by the council and thus not submitted to the ASF, and what was the total value of the requested match-fund contribution to your council?

•               How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been submitted to the ASF by the council and rejected by the ASF

•     What is the total value to your council of those match fund applications rejected by the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date?

Adoption Support Fund applications for children  and young people voluntarily accommodated by the council

•      How many applications submitted to the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date by your council are for children and young people voluntarily accommodated by the council under Section 20 ?

•      How many such applications have resulted in ASF awards and what is their total cost (ie your match fund contribution) to your council?) 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

·       How many assessments for funding awards from the Adoption Support Fund has your council received during the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17

Answer:

2015-16 = 13

2016-17 = 18

 

·       How many assessments for funding awards from the Adoption Support Fund has your council received from 6th October 2016 to date?

Answer: 16

ASF funding applications and awards May 2015 – 5th October 2016

·       How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of £5,000 were received by your council between the introduction of the fund in May 2015 up until 5th October 2016 when the ‘Fair Access Limit’ was introduced?

Answer: 5

 

·       How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of £5,000 were accepted by your council between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 and submitted to the ASF?

Answer: 5

 

·       How many of those applications submitted to the ASF between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 resulted in ASF awards and what was their total cost to your council?

Answer: 5 - no cost to the LA

 

·       How many assessments for Adoption Support funds awards in excess of £5,000 between May 2015 and 5th October 2016 were rejected by your council and therefore not submitted to the ASF, and what was the total value of the requested award to your council?

Answer: 0

 

ASF ‘Fair Access Limit’ match funding from 6th October 2016 to date

·       How many assessments for Adoption Support Fund awards in excess of the £5,000 ‘fair access limit’ for therapy has your council received  since 6th October 2016 to date?

Answer:  Suppressed due to low numbers, fewer than 5*

 

·       How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been approved  and submitted to the ASF for match funding by your council?

Answer: Suppressed due to low numbers, fewer than 5*

 

·       How many of those applications submitted to the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date have resulted in ASF awards and what is their total cost (ie your match fund contribution) to your council?)

Answer: Suppressed due to low numbers, fewer than 5*

 

·       How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been rejected by the council and thus not submitted to the ASF, and what was the total value of the requested match-fund contribution to your council?

Answer: Suppressed due to low numbers, fewer than 5*

 

·       How many of those assessments for awards in excess of £5,000 received since 6th October 2016 to date have been submitted to the ASF by the council and rejected by the ASF

Answer: 0

 

·       What is the total value to your council of those match fund applications rejected by the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date?

Answer: 0

 

Adoption Support Fund applications for children  and young people voluntarily accommodated by the council

·       How many applications submitted to the ASF since 6th October 2016 to date by your council are for children and young people voluntarily accommodated by the council under Section 20?

Answer: 0

 

·       How many such applications have resulted in ASF awards and what is their total cost (ie your match fund contribution) to your council?)

Answer: 0

 

 

*Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

·       States that the information requested is exempt information.

·       Specifies, that the exemption in question is contained within Section 40 (Personal Information) of the FOI Act (FOIA). 

An explanation follows below.
Information suppressed due to low numbers (fewer than 5), which could make children/young people identifiable.

 13/9/17

 

11120

 

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

Harewelle Way

Harrold

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

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

30/8/17

 

11121

 

 Can you please inform me with regard to your PSN IT Health Check (ITHC):

Who is responsible for sourcing the ITHC testing?

When is the ITHC testing usually carried out? (Month/Year)

When is the council's PSN submission due? (Month/Year)

How much did last year's ITHC testing cost?

Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Can you please inform me with regard to your PSN IT Health Check (ITHC):

·        Who is responsible for sourcing the ITHC testing? Chief Officer for Technology (see contact details above)

·        When is the ITHC testing usually carried out? (Month/Year) September of each year

·        When is the council's PSN submission due? (Month/Year)  October 2017

·        How much did last year's ITHC testing cost? The last ITHC cost £3,600

29/8/17

 

11122

 

 We ask that you provide the following information regarding dog breeding licences issued by your council. All data requests are per annum, from 2006 – 2016. This data will be hugely beneficial to the project, as we will be able to obtain the UK dog population growth rate, which will allow for comprehensive statistical analysis.

Questions regarding all dog breeding licences:

1.       Number of first-time applications for a dog breeding licence, per year from 2006 – 2016.

2.       The fee charged for a first-time application, per year from 2006 – 2016 (including and excluding inspection fees).

3.       Number of renewal applications for a dog breeding licence, per year from 2006 – 2016.

4.       The fee charged for a renewal application, per year from 2006 – 2016 (including and excluding inspection fees).

5.       Number of applications refused for a dog breeding licence, per year from 2006 – 2016 (with reasons for refusal if possible).

6.       Number of dog breeding licences issued, per year from 2006 – 2016.

7.       Number of dog breeding licensed establishments with quarantine or isolation facilities, per year from 2006 – 2016.

8.       Number of dog breeding licensed establishments, per year from 2006 – 2016, with majority: A) natural light, B) artificial light, or C) a combination of both.

9.       Number of dog breeding licensed establishments, per year from 2006 – 2016, with the following accommodation: A) wholly indoors, B) wholly outdoors, or C) a combination of both.

10.   Number of dog breeding licensed establishment, per year from 2006 – 2016, with the following breeding establishments: A) domestic, B) non-domestic, or C) a combination of both.

More specific questions regarding each dog breeding licensed establishment, per year, from 2006 – 2016:

11.   The number, age and breed of all breeding bitches, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

12.   The breed(s) of dog(s) concerned, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

13.   Number of kennels, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

14.   The total number of dogs kept above 9 months of age, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

15.   The number of litters produced, at each dog breeding licensed establishment.

16.   The total number of puppies born, in each dog breeding licensed establishment.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested attached

Please contact:

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

14/9/17

 

11123

 

I write to you requesting if possible you may assist with provision of information relevant to “homelessness applications”

If possible you may be able to provide the following details:

  1. Number of applications taken in the last quarter (01 April 2017 to 30 June 2017)
  2. Monthly/ Yearly footfall
  3. Current numbers in B&B
  4. other current temporary accommodation resources.
  5. Average time spent in temporary accommodation 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

The head of Housing at Milton Keynes is currently undertaking a study to compare and contrast with other local authorities on provision of services to homeless households as part of a presentation to the Corporate Leadership Team.

In this respect she had requested if possible you may be able to provide the following details:

Number of applications taken in the last quarter (01 April 2017 to 30 June 2017)? 101.

Monthly/ Yearly footfall? 3414 average, monthly = 284.  

Current numbers in B&B? As at 31st August 2017 is 3.

Other current temporary accommodation resources?64 PSL accommodation units and nightly rate accommodation as and when required.

Average time spent in temporary accommodation is? 3 months estimated average

20/9/17

 

11124

 

I am looking for information on any organisations that work with children in your area.

Please could you split the information in to different sectors (Early Years, Education, Fostering (IFAs), Children's Placements, Leisure, Faith Groups (incl. Madrassas / Sunday Schools) and Other provisions.

Please could you send to me the information in the form of an excel spreadsheet with the following information:

Column 1 - Sector,

Column 2 - Organisation Name

Column 3 - Contact Name

Column 4 - Address Line 1

Column 5 - Address Line 2

Column 6 - Town

Column 7 - Postcode

Column 8 - Telephone Number

Column 9 - Email address

Column 10 - Type of Service (if different to Column 1)

Clarification sought

 

 

 

11125

 

 Please could you provide me with a list of which businesses in your area have one or more Thermal Oxidisers installed at their site?  In particular, I would like to know;

● the business name and address of the site which has the Thermal Oxidiser

● the type of thermal oxidiser (Regenerative, catalytic, direct fired, etc.)

● the flow rate of the oxidiser (Typically in Nm3/h)

● the date of installation

● the oxidiser manufacturer

● a lead contact responsible for the operation of the oxidiser or environmental issues

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do not  hold the information you requested.

 

19/9/17

 

11126

 

For each of the last 5 years, how many repair requests have you have relating to each of the below categories in homes (including in communal areas) owned or managed by the Council or by a TMO or ALMO on your behalf
  • exposed wiring
    • dangerous or broken boilers
    • badly-fitting external doors or problems with locks
    • damaged fire doors
    • damaged staircases/steps
    • excessive cold
    • leaking roof
    • mould on the walls or ceiling
    • rats or other pest or vermin infestation
  • What the average time for these repairs to be completed was, broken down by each category of repair and by year
  • For each category, what was the longest time taken to complete a repair of that type

Thank you for your request for information about Property Repairs which we received on 23 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you requested is as follows:

For each of the last 5 years, how many repair requests have you had in homes (including in communal areas) owned or managed by the Council or by a TMO or ALMO on your behalf

Bedford Borough Council’s social housing stock was transferred to a local Registered Provider of Social Housing in 1990.

What the average time for these repairs to be completed was, broken down by each category of repair and by year Not Applicable

For each category, what was the longest time taken to complete a repair of that type Not Applicable

19/9/17

 

11127

 

It is the practice of water companies to charge for these services via local authority rents, under the Water Industry Act 1991.  Please advise the arrangement in your area along with any arrangements to refund for overcharging caused by any scenario that may apply.

This may be with respect to Water Orders regarding re-selling or due to disparity between metered charges and those based on RV.

Thank you for your request for information about charges for water supply and sewerage services which we received on 24/8/17. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you have requested is, under Exception 12(4)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Not held by Bedford Borough Council

We believe you are asking for information about charges for water and sewerage to tenants of Council housing (which may be included as a separate service charge paid alongside the rent).  If that is the case the Council does not have any housing stock. Housing stock was transferred in 1990 Bedfordshire Pilgrim Housing Association. They can be contracted at http://www.bpha.org.uk/. Please let me know if you would like me to transfer your request to them. If the above is not the case please let us know.

11/9/17

 

11128

 

Required Information:- The eligibility criteria for Revaluation Relief set out in the Council policy. Specifically;

·         What is the maximum rateable value to which this relief will be applied.

·         What is the minimum increase (%) in rateable value of a business property between the 2010 and 2017 valuation periods required in order for an application to be considered.

·         How will Revaluation Relief be calculated (in terms of percentage savings and number of financial years applicable)

·         Will eligibility be determined by the length of time the applicant has been located in the authority boundary.

·         Any other factors relevant to the consideration of the eligibility of a business for this relief.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested below:

 

The Council is in the process of finalising its proposed policy on the award of Discretionary Rate Relief.

 

The policy will then be subject to consolation and, therefore, at this stage the Council cannot confirm the eligibility criteria.

 

21/9/17

 

11129

 

So I would like to request the following information from your authority:

  1. A copy of all of the social work ‘health checks’ (see above) that your council has produced since the social worker employer standards were introduced in 2011.
  2. The number of children your local authority has sent to secure units in Scotland or Wales in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
  3. A list of the secure units in Scotland or Wales that your local authority has placed children in in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
  4. The number of times your local authority has been told no bed in a secure unit is available in England for a child who needs one in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

  1. A copy of all of the social work ‘health checks’ that your council has produced since the social worker employer standards were introduced in 2011.

Answer: The ‘health check’ is one tool to consider and not mandatory.  Bedford Borough Council use a range of alternative means to achieve feedback, including staff surveys, self-assessment, service development days and through senior managers regularly visiting and spending time with teams. 

  1. The number of children your local authority has sent to secure units in Scotland or Wales in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

Answer: 2012-13 - 0, 2013-14 - 0, 2014-15 – Suppressed due to low numbers*, 2015-16 -0, 2016-17 –suppressed due to low numbers*

  1. A list of the secure units in Scotland or Wales that your local authority has placed children in in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

Answer: We are unable to provide this information due to low numbers in the cohort.*

  1. The number of times your local authority has been told no bed in a secure unit is available in England for a child who needs one in each of the following financial years: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

Answer: We do not hold this information.

*Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

·       States that the information requested is exempt information.

·       Specifies, that the exemption in question is contained within Section 40 (Personal Information) of the FOI Act (FOIA). 

An explanation follows below.

Information suppressed due to low numbers (fewer than 5), which could make children/young people identifiable.

18/9/17

 

11130

 

Regarding your supply of the Carriageway Resurfacing 2017-18 contract information to us, and for competing our RTPI form. Would you be able to identify individual schemes with a minimum value of £100k within the term contract? We would also require the pricing documents attached to the form.

Thank you for your request for information about road contracts, including maintenance work, undertaken in the last 12 months which we received on 24 August 2017.

Following careful consideration, I regret to inform you that we have decided not to disclose this information.

The information you requested is being withheld as it falls under the exception(s) in Regulation 12 (5) (e) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 which relates to Confidentiality of commercial or industrial information.

In applying this exception we have had to balance the public interest in withholding the information against the public interest in disclosure. The factor(s) we considered in deciding where the public interest lay are that the contract is a current contract and is due for retendering.  Due to its commercial sensitivity we regret that the information cannot be released at this time.

22/9/17

 

11131

 

I’m undertaking a Geo-environmental Desk Study for a site in Wilstead, Bedford, I have attached a site location plan.

As part of the work we have undertaken a Landmark Envirocheck search, however, I would be grateful if you could supply us with specific environmental data held, which is not held elsewhere pertaining to the site and immediate environs, including any relevant anecdotal and general information particularly regarding the following issues:

•                     Whether the council hold any historical environmental reports for the subject site;

•                     Is the site, or any surrounding areas, classified as Part IIA contaminated land?;

•                     What is the status of the site under the councils contaminated land inspection strategy?;

•                     information regarding the former uses of the site, storage tanks or the immediately surrounding land which may have resulted in contamination of the site;

•                     knowledge of any former industrial uses, landfilling, mineral extraction on or within the area of the site;

•                     any records of complaints about odour, noise or other nuisance relating to the site;

•                     information regarding the presence of tanks (if any) at the subject site or in surrounding areas;

•                     pollution incidents on site or in immediate area; and,

•                     environmentally sensitive areas in the site vicinity.

no fee paid

 

 

11132

 

 We wish to know whether a notice of abandonment was issued in respect of the vehicle X between 8/5/16 and 9/7/16 at Hargeaves Court  Bedford, or any other location in Bedford Borough. We wish to know where the vehicle was taken when recovered and what happened to it in so far as this is within the knowledge of the employees of Bedford Borough Council

Thank you for your request for information about a Notice of Abandonment which we received on 24 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you requested is as follows:

We wish to know whether a notice of abandonment was issued in respect of the vehicle X (Chrysler Grand Voyager) between 8/5/16 and 9/7/16 at Hargeaves Court  Bedford, or any other location in Bedford Borough.

From our records, we received a report from the Police on 26 May 2016 of the following abandoned vehicle:

Registration: X

Model: Chrysler Voyager

Colour: Silver

Location: Hargreaves Court, Bedford

We wish to know where the vehicle was taken when recovered and what happened to it in so far as this is within the knowledge of the employees of Bedford Borough Council

An Enforcement Officer attended site on 27 May 2016 and the vehicle was not on site. No further action taken.

15/9/17

 

11133

 

Please could you send me all Licensed Kennels and Cattery’s in the Bedford Borough and if possible Licenses names and email address.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Please find the information you requested attached.

However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose some of the information requested.

You requested email addresses

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1. States that above is exempt information.

2.   Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21(information accessible to applicant by other means) of the FOI Act (FOIA). Another source (i.e. an internet search)

One licensee (LIC/2/20/31) has been redacted. The exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 40(Personal information) the FOI Act (FOIA). 

11/9/17

 

11134

 

My request concerns street lighting.

Please could you send me the following information:

1. The total number of street lights for which your local authority had responsibility as of July 31 2017, or the nearest available date for 2017;

2. Of this total for 2017, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate);

3. The total number of street lights for which your local authority had responsibility as of July 31 2016, or the nearest available date for 2016;

4. Of this total for 2016, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate);

5. The total number of street lights for which your local authority had responsibility as of July 31 2015, or the nearest available date for 2015;

6. Of this total for 2015, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate).

Thank you for your request for information about street lighting which we received on 25 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. 

1. The total number of street lights for which your local authority had responsibility as of July 31 2017, or the nearest available date for 2017;

 13,756

2. Of this total for 2017, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate);

 230 street lights are switched off for part of the night.  2,778 were dimmed.

3. The total number of street lights for which your local authority had responsibility as of July 31 2016, or the nearest available date for 2016;

 13,756

4.  Of this total for 2016, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate);

 230 street lights are switched off for part of the night.  797 were dimmed.

5.  The total number of street lights for which your local authority had   responsibility as of July 31 2015, or the nearest available date for 2015;

 13,756

6.   Of this total for 2015, how many were deliberately dimmed and/or switched off (please give both numbers if appropriate);

230 street lights are switched off for part of the night.  0 were dimmed.

19/9/17

 

11135

 

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

FIELDS ROAD, WOOTTON, 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 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 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.

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

Please contact:

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

Regarding the questions relating to planning, the Planning department advise that all information relating to planning applications is available on our website at the following link:

Application 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.

 

 

30/8/17

 

11136

 

 I would be grateful if you could answer the following questions please under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act:

In the last year for which figures are available, in your local authority area:

a) how many private sector nursing home establishments catering mainly for elderly people were there?   What was the highest weekly rate for a place?

b) how many private sector residential care home establishments catering mainly for elderly people were there?   What was the highest weekly rate for a place?

c) what is the maximum weekly rate that your local authority would normally pay for a publicly-funded place in i) nursing and ii) residential homes, and in what percentage of cases did you exceed that contribution?

d) for what percentage of i) nursing homes and ii) residential homes would this standard rate cover the full costs of a place

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

a) how many private sector nursing home establishments catering mainly for elderly people were there? 14

What was the highest weekly rate for a place? £2,016.00

b) how many private sector residential care home establishments catering mainly for elderly people were there?

25  

What was the highest weekly rate for a place?

£2,772.00

c) what is the maximum weekly rate that your local authority would normally pay for a publicly-funded place in

i) nursing £595.00
and ii) residential homes
£595.00,
and in what percentage of cases did you exceed that contribution?

Nursing = 14.04% and Residential = 9.2% (figures include long term and respite placements)

d) for what percentage of:

i) nursing homes 82.9%

and ii) residential homes would this standard rate cover the full costs of a place 89.85%

 25/9/17

 

11137

 

 

We would like to collect information on the number of families that are currently in housing provided under section 17 of the children’s act and the number of families placed into housing provided under section 17 of the Children’s Act in the last twelve months.

We would be incredibly grateful for your help.

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of information Act 2000.

1.           

a) The number of households living in accommodation provided by the local authority under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act at the end of April 2017

b) (if available) The total number of adults living in these households at the end of April 2017

c) (if available) The total number of children living in these households at the end of April 2017

2.

a) The number of households provided with accommodation by the local authority under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act, in the 12 months to April 2017

 

b) (if available) The total number of adults in these households, in the 12 months to April 2017

c) (if available) and the total number of children in these households, in the 12 months to April 2017

 

Further to your request for information, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

You requested;

1 and 2   

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council

1   States that this is exempt information.

2.     Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 40 (Personal Information)  of the FOI Act (FOIA).

An explanation follows below.

We are only able to provide the information above, as due to low numbers (fewer than 5 households), providing information could make a family, child or young person identifiable.

25/9/17

 

11138

 

 Please treat this email as a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I am seeking information concerning taxi and private hire drivers and the Equality Act 2010.
I would like to know:
-1  How many taxi and private hire drivers within your authority have been fined, prosecuted or had their licences revoked from 6 April 2017 to the present day for being in breach of the newly amended Equality Act 2010, which states taxi drivers will face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra . Please specify the action taken and the date on which the action occurred
2- I would also like to know how many complaints have been made to your authority specifically in relation to this legislation from 6 April 2017 to the present day. Please specify the nature of the complaint and the date of the complaint
3- I would also like to know how many complaints have been made to your authority – from September 2015 to the present day – about drivers on the issues of discrimination against the disabled, overcharging disabled passengers and providing assistance to the disabled. Please specify the nature of the complaint and the date of the complaint

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.
Please see response below:

1.None
2.None

3Answer –
Prosecution
18th January 2016 or failing  or refusing to carry out a booking accepted by his Operator on behalf of a disabled person and the reason for his failure or refusal was that the disabled person was accompanied by an Assistance Dog. Licensee was fined £70.00 & ordered to pay costs to the Council of £200.00 and a victim surcharge of £20.00 totalling £290.00. Licence subsequently suspended for 6 weeks by the authority. 
Complaints 
27.7.17   Ongoing complaint regarding a TXV driver refusing to get out of his vehicle to assist a wheelchair user when it was raining. (awaits transcript of interview and will then be submitted)
26.4.17 Complaint of possible overcharging of a wheelchair passenger by a TXV compared to the price charged by PHV. Not comparing like with like and complainant could only give general information. Driver advised and closed NFA
5.1.17 Complaint of parking on disabled bay – written warning
30.12.16 General complaint that complainant believed he was being overcharged by TVX. Could not give detail. – NFA
15.12.16  TXV refusing a wheelchair passenger and referring customer to the next vehicle in the rank. Evidence produced that the relevant driver had a prebooked client.
22.7.16 Refusing guide dog. Complainant failed to engage
28.9.16  parked on disabled bay and abusive gesture – one week suspension
28.9.16 PHV stopped on disabled bay. Confirmed that PHV was picking up a child with disability. NFA
9.8.16 Complaint of TXV refusing a wheelchair passenger. Appeared before GLSC – not proved (suspended 2 weeks due to other non-discrimination issues)
23.4.16 Complaint of attempted overcharging by TXV amongst other issues – 2 weeks suspension

22/9/17

 

11139

 

I am looking to understand more about the use of discretionary housing payments (DHPs) in the year 2016/17. In particular I am interested in information on the number of applications for Discretionary housing Payments (DHPs) received by your local authority, the number of applications for DHPs refused and the lengths of time that DHP awards are made for. I am interested in information for all applicants, and for applicants affected by the benefit cap. The full request is set out below.

I would be very grateful if you could please provide the following information. I request this information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For all of the following, we would like to request data for the year 2016/17 (The twelve months between the beginning of April 2016 and the end of March 2017). Please complete all of the fields that you can.

A All applicants

All DHP applications and awards

1.     The total discretionary housing payment (DHP) budget available to your local authority for the 2016/17 financial year [please include, and specify, any additional funds granted].         

2.     The amount spent or committed on DHPs at the end of the year 2016/17.         

3.     The number of applications for DHP received by your local authority in the year 2016/17.         

4.     The number of applications refused.

Length of time of award

5.     The average length of time a DHP award was given for in 2016/17

Repeat applicants (if recorded)

6.     The number of applications received where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority

7.     The number of applications refused where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority

B Applicants affected by the benefit cap

DHP applications and awards

8.     The number of applications received from applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap

9.     The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap.

10. The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap and had previously received a DHP award by your local authority (if recorded).

Length of time of award for benefit cap affected households

11. The average length of time a DHP awarded to households affected by the benefit cap was given for in 2016/17

12. The number of DHPs awarded to households affected by the benefit cap given for the different time periods listed

a. Less than 4 weeks (includes one-off payments)

b. 4 weeks to 12 weeks

c. Between 12 weeks and 26 weeks

d. Between 26 weeks and 52 weeks

e. More than 52 weeks

Applicants affected by the benefit cap who are single parents with dependent children aged 0 or 1 year’s old (if recorded)

13. The number of applications received where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded).

14. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded).

15. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old, and had previously received a DHP award (if recorded).

C Discretionary Housing Payment’s allocation policy

Your most recent Discretionary Housing Payments policy document, setting out the procedures in place for determining DHP awards

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

For all of the following, we would like to request data for the year 2016/17 (The twelve months between the beginning of April 2016 and the end of March 2017). Please complete all of the fields that you can.

A All applicants

All DHP applications and awards
1.     The total discretionary housing payment (DHP) budget available to your local authority for the 2016/17 financial year [please include, and specify, any additional funds granted].
£308,094 grant allocated by Department of Work and Pensions, no additional fund added
2.     The amount spent or committed on DHPs at the end of the year 2016/17.
£307,053
3.     The number of applications for DHP received by your local authority in the year 2016/17.
866
4.     The number of applications refused.
195

Length of time of award
5.     The average length of time a DHP award was given for in 2016/17
71 days
Repeat applicants (if recorded)
6.     The number of applications received where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority
Not recorded
7.     The number of applications refused where the applicant had previously received a DHP from your authority
Not recorded

B Applicants affected by the benefit cap

DHP applications and awards
8.     The number of applications received from applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap
93
9.     The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap.
1
10. The number of applications refused to applicants who had their benefits reduced by the household benefit cap and had previously received a DHP award by your local authority (if recorded).
1

Length of time of award for benefit cap affected households
11. The average length of time a DHP awarded to households affected by the benefit cap was given for in 2016/17
81 days

12. The number of DHPs awarded to households affected by the benefit cap given for the different time periods listed
a. Less than 4 weeks (includes one-off payments)
16
b. 4 weeks to 12 weeks
17
c. Between 12 weeks and 26 weeks
44
d. Between 26 weeks and 52 weeks
0
e. More than 52 weeks
0

Applicants affected by the benefit cap who are single parents with dependent children aged 0 or 1 year’s old (if recorded)
13. The number of applications received where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded).
Not recorded
14. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old (if recorded).
Not recorded
15. The number of applications refused where the applicant was impacted by the benefit cap and was a single parent with dependent children aged 0 or 1 years old, and had previously received a DHP award (if recorded).
Not recorded

C Discretionary Housing Payment’s allocation policy
16. Your most recent Discretionary Housing Payments policy document, setting out the procedures in place for determining DHP awards
See attached

Please contact:

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

 

15/9/17

 

11140

 

1.     Please could you supply the name, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for learning disabilities placements?

For questions 2 to 6, please supply this information as a snapshot at the end of the year for the financial years 2013/14 to 2016/17, and where possible, the most up to date snapshot available for 2017/18.

2.     Please provide the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in residential care.

3.     Of the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in residential care (q.2) please provide the number that are in ‘in area’ placements and the number that are in ‘out of area’ placements.

4.     Please provide the total number of adults with learning disabilities funded by the Local Authority in supported living.

5.     Please provide the number of adults with learning disabilities who transitioned from children’s learning disabilities services into adult’s services - in total, into adult residential care services only, and into adult supported living services only.

6.     Please provide the number of adults with learning disabilities who ‘stepped down’ from specialist inpatient hospital placements into adult residential care and supported living services.

7.     Please provide the local authority’s total expenditure on residential care and supported living for adults with learning disabilities for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2016/17, and where possible, budgeted expenditure for 2017/18. If expenditure for 2016/17 is not yet available, please provide projected expenditure.

8.     Please provide the highest, lowest, and average weekly rate paid by the Local Authority for residential care placements for adults with a learning disability for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2017/18. If the Local Authority has weekly rate bands, please also provide these.

9.     Please provide the highest, lowest, and average hourly rate paid by the Local Authority for supported living placements for adults with a learning disability for each of the financial years 2013/14 to 2017/18. If the Local Authority has hourly rate bands, please also provide these.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 

Please see attached

 

Please contact:

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

 

29/9/17

 

11141

 

 We are proposing to undertake a noise survey

We would be grateful if you could confirm your acceptance of our proposed approach and also indicate whether there are any current activities near the site (such as construction) that you may be aware of that may affect our noise measurements.

Closed as general business

 

31/8/17

 

11142

 

I would like a full and complete list of companies including charities that have become liable for business rates between the 15/08/17 to 31/08/17.

Please include:-

Business name

Full address

Date of liability

Liable party

Property type

 Further to your request for information, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.
You requested information on Business rates as stated in your e-mail below.
 Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council
1.States that the Business Rates data sets information requested is exempt information.
2.Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21 of the FOI Act (FOIA). 
An explanation follows below:
The Business Rates data sets are now published on the website.

As a rule these will be updated as

follows:

Business Rates Data Sets – Monthly Balances

Written on and off – At least quarterly (possibly six monthly)

 Credit Balances – Bi-monthly

21/9/17

 

11143

 

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

Howbury 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

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

 

8/9/17

 

11144

 

1.  Local Authority Name:

2.   Average and maximum prices

(i)            Please provide the average and maximum prices of LA-funded places and the average prices of self-funded places for older people. If you do not have exact figures for this group, please provide your closest approximations based on your available data, such as your market position statements. E.g. “between £650 and £700 a week” or “approx. £675”.

3.            Number of individuals using services

(i)            Please provide the number of older people using the following different services over a year. Please use your closest approximations, if exact figures are unavailable.

(ii)            Please provide the number of hours per year used by all older people using home care services in total per year. Please use your closest approximations, if exact figures are unavailable.

4.  1.    Source of funding

(i)            What proportion of older people in receipt of social care in your area are entirely LA-funded, partly LA-funded, or entirely self-funded? This includes all kinds of social care referenced in our glossary at the beginning of the survey. Please use your closest approximations, if exact figures are unavailable.

(ii) What proportion of the places for older people in residential care (i.e. care homes and nursing homes) that you commission are funded using top-ups from third parties (to any extent)? Please use your closest approximations, if exact figures are unavailable

5.  (i)            Based on your latest market analysis, is there sufficient provision in your area to meet the care needs of older people for the following services?

When did you most recently assess sufficiency?

If you indicated ‘No’ or ‘Don’t Know’ for any answers, please use the space below to tell us about the issues in your area. We are grateful for any additional information.

6.   Out of area placements

(i)            Do you use out of area placements for older people’s care?

(ii)           If so, what proportion of your total placements for older people’s care are out of area? Please use your closest approximations if exact figures are unavailable, or leave blank if the data is not held or not accessible.

7.   Future projections

(i)            Do you expect (i) the demand, and (ii) the supply of social care to increase, decrease or stay the same over the next year?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you requested.

 

Please see attached.

Please contact

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

 

29/9/17

 

11145

 

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

LAND TO THE WEST SIDE OF ST. JOHNS STREET, BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE,

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

Con29 3.12 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 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

 

8/9/17

 

11146

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’m requesting the following information from Bedford Borough Council:

1)   How many new homes, subject to the Community Infrastructure Levy, have been built in your council area in:

a.     2013/14

b.     2014/15

c.      2015/16

d.     2016/17

2)   For those new homes, how much money has your council collected from housing developers under the Community Infrastructure Levy in:

a.     2013/14

b.     2014/15

c.      2015/16

d.     2016/17

3)   How much of that money was spent on building or developing GP practices in:

a.     2013/14

b.     2014/15

c.      2015/16

d.     2016/17

4)   How many GP practices were built or developed using that money in:

a.     2013/14

b.     2014/15

c.      2015/16

d.     2016/17 

Thank you for your request for information about new housing developments which we received on 30 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Bedford Borough Council did not adopt The Community Infrastructure Levy until the 1st April 2014 therefore during the financial year 2013/2014 no CIL would have been collected.

CIL reports are published at the end of each financial year online.  The reports can be found  here

and are at the foot of the webpage. These reports detail how much CIL money has been spent and the items of infrastructure it has been spent on.

Below is a list of planning permissions that have been granted subject to CIL.  These permissions are known to have been implemented and the CIL monies have been collected.  CIL is collected upon the implementation of development, the below list does not include permissions granted subject to CIL that are yet to have been implemented or where implemented development is not chargeable through nil liability. Permissions granted subject to CIL for retail development have not been included in this list. The monies received so far from these liabilities is £1,527,728.00, it should be noted that 15% of this is transferred across to Parish Councils and 5% of this money is allocated for admin expenses, this 20% deduction follows The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended).  It should be noted also that the planning permissions listed below may have reduced liabilities through the application of exemptions.  The below list of planning permissions also include permissions where the development is phased and or due to be paid in instalments, the full CIL liability may not have yet been received for these permissions.

Using the following link here

the decisions notices and supporting documentation can be found.   The decisions notices can be viewed using the link ‘To View Planning Data From 1948 to 1994 and The Entire Decision Register’.  The plans and supporting documents for each planning permission can be viewed using the link ‘To View and Comment on Planning Applications From 1995’.  This webpage also contains ‘How To Guides’ that give information on how to conduct these searches.  Upon conducting a search of the decision notices and the other supporting documentation it is possible to ascertain the amount of houses built subject to CIL.

 

13/02417/MAF
13/02608/FUL
14/00103/FUL
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27/9/17

 

11147

 

Under the freedom of information act please could you tell me how many fixed penalty notices were issued by the council for the following years - 

2014 

2015

2016

Please give a break down of what these fixed penalty notices were for by group i.e littering, anti-social behaviour, breach of a PSPO? 

Does the council employ a private company to issue the fines? 

If so what proportion of the fines were issued by the private company? Please state if the company were only employed for part of the period concerned in the FOI.

What is the financial arrangement with the private company? I.e paid hourly, get to keep a set proportion of the fine. 

Thank you for your request for information about Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) which we received on 30 August 2017. Your request has been considered under the

Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The information you requested is as follows:

 

How many fixed penalty notices were issued by the council for the following years - 2014, 2015, 2016

Please see attached PDF

Please give a breakdown of what these fixed penalty notices were for by group

Please see attached PDF

 

Does the council employ a private company to issue the fines?

No

 

If so what proportion of the fines were issued by the private company?

Not Applicable

 

What is the financial arrangement with the private company?

Not applicable

Please contact

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

 

25/9/17

 

11148

 

I would be grateful if you could please answer the following queries: -

1.1          Please confirm how many retail premises have been inspected by you for health and safety compliance within the last three years.

1.2          In respect of the retail premises inspected, in how many did you undertake inspection of these premises of your own volition and how many at the request of other authorities?

1.3          In how many of the retail premises inspected were there found to be a problem regarding the manner in which stock was stored and managed?  For example, improperly stacked stock, boxes blocking aisles or fire exits etc.

1.4          In respect of those retail premises for which there were found to be problems regarding the manner in which stock was stored, in how many was formal enforcement action taken? For example, warning letters and statutory improvement and prohibition notices.

1.5          In respect of those retail premises for which enforcement action was taken regarding the manner in which stock is stored, to your knowledge, how many of those retail premises were multi-outlet organisations?

1.6          Of those multi-outlet organisations, how many were subject to enforcement action across multiple outlets in the area for which you are responsible?

1.7          In respect of those retail premises for which enforcement action was taken regarding the manner in which stock is stored, how many criminal prosecutions for that and other offences were undertaken?

1.8          Of those criminal prosecutions, how many senior officials were prosecuted as well as the relevant organisations?

1.9          How many of those criminal prosecutions resulted in a conviction?  

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state  whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

Q1.1 Please confirm how many retail premises have been inspected by you for health and safety compliance within the last three years.
A1.1 24
Q1.2 In respect of the retail premises inspected, in how many did you undertake inspection of these premises of your own volition and how many at the request of other authorities?
A1.2 All 24 premises inspection at own volition.
Q1.3 In how many of the retail premises inspected were there found to be a problem regarding the manner in which stock was stored and managed?  For example, improperly stacked stock, boxes blocking aisles or fire exits
etc.
A1.3 None
Q1.4 In respect of those retail premises for which there were found to be problems regarding the manner in which stock was stored, in how many was formal enforcement action taken? For example, warning letters and statutory  improvement and prohibition notices.
A1.4 None

Q1.5 In respect of those retail premises for which enforcement action was taken regarding the manner in which stock is stored, to your knowledge, how many of those retail premises were multi-outlet organisations?

A1.5  None

Q1.6
Of those multi-outlet organisations, how many were subject to enforcement  action across multiple outlets in the area for which you are responsible?

A1.6   None

Q1.7  In respect of those retail premises for which enforcement action was taken  regarding the manner in which stock is stored, how many criminal  prosecutions for that and other offences were undertaken?

A1.7  None

Q1.8  Of those criminal prosecutions, how many senior officials were prosecuted as well as the relevant organisations?

A1.8  None

Q1.9  How many of those criminal prosecutions resulted in a conviction?

A1.9  None

27/9/17

 

11149

 

We are seeking information about your authority's use of Public Space Protection Orders between October 2014 and June 2017. We are particularly interested in how they've been used against young adults (aged 18-25), so where possible breakdowns of data on sanctions by specific ages would be ideal.

1. Please give the details of all Public Space Protection Orders currently in place, or that have been in place in the time period specified. Please send the text of the Order as well as any relevant consultation documents. 

2. How many Fixed Penalty Notices, prosecutions, convictions and fines have there been for not complying with the terms of these Public Space Protections Orders, including failure to hand over or cease drinking alcohol when requested? Could you break these down by the specific PSPO to which they relate?

3. How many verbal or written warnings have been issued for breach of any of the terms of a PSPO?

4. How many times has alcohol been confiscated under a PSPO?

5. Could you provide any demographic information you might have recorded about who has been given these sanctions, particularly the specific ages of each person sanctioned. Could you break this down by the specific PSPO to which they relate please?

6. Apart from the case management system used to record and monitor cases of Antisocial Behaviour, what other databases have people sanctioned for breaching PSPOs been placed on in the time period specified? E.g. safeguarding, gangs etc. 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.   The information you requested is as follows:

1. Please give the details of all Public Space Protection Orders currently in place, or that have been in place in the time period specified. Please send the text of the Order as well as any relevant consultation documents

PSPO Town Centre Cycling Restrictions – Consultation ran  20/7/15 to 30/9/15

PSPO Dog Control Order - Consultation ran from 18/4/16 to 31/5/16

PSPO Dog Control Order – Expansion of the Dog Control Orders to cover new areas  - Consultation ran from 9/5/17 to 31/7/17

Please click here for the consultation

Details of each Public Spaces Protection Order [PSPO] introduced by the local authority for the following time periods:

1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 - None

1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016 – please see below:

 

PSPO - Town Centre Cycling Restrictions -  No person shall cycle/ride bicycles through the main pedestrian area of the town centre between the designated times (09:00hrs and 18:00hrs) This order will come into force on 16 May 2016 for a period of three years until 15 May 2019

Please click here for safety

PSPO - Dog Control Order - The Dogs Exclusion Order: The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter or remain on any land to which this Order applies.

 

The Dogs On Leads Order: The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to ensure that a dog is kept on a lead on any land to which the Order applies. 

 

The Dogs On Leads by Direction Order: The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to put that dog on a lead under the direction of an authorised officer on any land to which the Order applies.

 

The Fouling of Land by Dogs Order: The effect of this Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove faeces forthwith from any land to which the Order applies.

Please click here on street cleaning

1 October 2016 to September 2017 - None to date

 

2. How many Fixed Penalty Notices, prosecutions, convictions and fines have there been for not complying with the terms of these Public Space Protections Orders, including failure to hand over or cease drinking alcohol when requested? Could you break these down by the specific PSPO to which they relate?

1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 - None

1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016 - 34 (32 cycling and 2 dog)

1 October 2016 to September 2017 or the most recent statistics available - 31 (26 cycling and 5 dog)

The initial ‘fine’ amount for a fixed penalty notice issued for breach of a PSPO - £50.00 if paid within 8 days, £75 thereafter.

 

3. How many verbal or written warnings have been issued for breach of any of the terms of a PSPO?

No warnings issued, FPN issued for offences.

 

4. How many times has alcohol been confiscated under a PSPO? 

Not applicable

 

5. Could you provide any demographic information you might have recorded about who has been given these sanctions, particularly the specific ages of each person sanctioned. Could you break this down by the specific PSPO to which they relate please?

Not Applicable

 

6. Apart from the case management system used to record and monitor cases of Antisocial Behaviour, what other databases have people sanctioned for breaching PSPOs been placed on in the time period specified? E.g. safeguarding, gangs etc.

Not Applicable

27/9/17

 

11150

 

We are seeking information on your authority's use of Community Protection Notices between October 2014 and June 2017. We are particularly interested in how they may have been used to sanction young adults (aged 18-25), so breakdowns of data on who was given a CPN or sanctioned for non-compliance by their specific age would be ideal.

1. How many Community Protection Notice warnings have been issued by your authority in the time period specified?

2. How many resultant Community Protection Notices have been issued in the time period specified? Please state the subject of these CPNs and provide the text of any notices if available. 

3. How many Fixed Penalty Notices, prosecutions, convictions, fines, remedial orders, forfeiture orders and warrants for seizure have been issued for breaches of Community Protection Notices in the time period specified?

4. Could you provide any demographic information about who was given CPN warnings, CPNs and resultant sanctions, particularly the specific ages of each person?

5. Could you confirm whether the data you provide only refers to measures and resultant sanctions that your authority issued? I.e. does you data include instances where the council issued a CPN but the police shared enforcement responsibility and so issued a sanction for breach? Or similarly, if you have a joint case management system, does your data include instances where the police have issued a CPN and also issued the sanction for breach? We are requesting the same information from police forces and don't want to double count cases.

6. Apart from the case management system you use to monitor and record cases of ASB, what other databases have people issued a CPN or sanction for breach been placed on in the time period specified?

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.  The information you requested is as follows:

1. How many Community Protection Notice warnings have been issued by your authority in the time period specified?

From September 2015 to date:

 

69        - Waste related only

3          - Noise related

1          - Dog related offence

1          - overgrown garden

2          - vehicle related

 

2. How many resultant Community Protection Notices have been issued in the time period specified? Please state the subject of these CPNs and provide the text of any notices if available.

As these are on-going enforcement cases we cannot provide details on individual circumstances.  However the categories they fall within are as follows:

From September 2015 to date:

15        - Waste related only

1          - Noise related

1          - Dog related offence

2          - vehicle related

 

3. How many Fixed Penalty Notices, prosecutions, convictions, fines, remedial orders, forfeiture orders and warrants for seizure have been issued for breaches of Community Protection Notices in the time period specified?

From September 2015 to date 4 FPNS have been issued.

4. Could you provide any demographic information about who was given CPN warnings, CPNs and resultant sanctions, particularly the specific ages of each person?

All our warnings and notices have been issued to adults over the age of 25. However age information is not recorded as a necessity.

5. Could you confirm whether the data you provide only refers to measures and resultant sanctions that your authority issued? I.e. does you data include instances where the council issued a CPN but the police shared enforcement responsibility and so issued a sanction for breach? Or similarly, if you have a joint case management system, does your data include instances where the police have issued a CPN and also issued the sanction for breach? We are requesting the same information from police forces and don't want to double count cases.

Data provided, only refers to actions by Bedford Borough Council.

6. Apart from the case management system you use to monitor and record cases of ASB, what other databases have people issued a CPN or sanction for breach been placed on in the time period specified?

Bedford Borough Council uses ‘Civica’ as a case management system and the fine penalties are £100 (£60 if paid within eight days).

25/9/17

 

11151

 

 I am writing to request information on the grounds of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
I would like to know if any of the residential care homes, owned by your local authority, currently utilise any of the measures below to promote levels of physical activity amongst their residents?
Please write ‘Yes’ or No’ in the relevant rows next to ‘Answer’.
If Yes Please elaborate with any available details.
Promoting levels of physical activity in residential homes  
Strategy for Physical Activity –  Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) currently have a strategy to ensure their residents achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended guidelines for physical activity?
Answer: 
Strategy for Health and Wellbeing – Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) have a strategy to promote the health and wellbeing of residents, which specifically includes measures to promote physical activity?
Answer: 
Measuring levels of physical activity -  Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) measure how much physical activity residents take part in per day, or per week?
Answer: 
Staff training on the benefits of physical activity – Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) provide training to members of staff regarding the benefits of physical activity amongst older people?
Answer: 
Staff training in the promotion of physical activity – Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) provide training to members of staff regarding how to promote levels of physical activity amongst older people?
Answer:

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

 Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) currently have a strategy to ensure their residents achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended guidelines for physical activity?

Answer: No as it will depend upon each individual’s circumstances and health and would be assessed as part of their care needs at that time

 

Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) have a strategy to promote the health and wellbeing of residents, which specifically includes measures to promote physical activity?


Answer: Yes, as part of each individual’s care plan which identifies their individual health, social and emotional needs and has individual goals and interventions in place   

Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) measure how much physical activity residents take part in per day, or per week?
Answer: any physical activity is recorded on each individuals daily life notes, however some residents are very frail and dependent and physical activity may be severely limited due to their health

 Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) provide training to members of staff regarding the benefits of physical activity amongst older people?
Answer: Yes, we have staff trained as OOMPH co-ordinators, staff also cover this in manual handling training and other care related training

Do any of the residential care homes (owned by your local authority) provide training to members of staff regarding how to promote levels of physical activity amongst older people?
As above

27/9/17

 

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