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11652

 

Can you please let me know the amount of Council Taxes that were charged on a Band F and Band G properties form April 1993 to Mar 2017 in Brickhill, Bedford

 

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.

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.

 Please see link below here for the information

The Council has published the Council Tax charge per parish and by band for each year since 1999/2000 at the above link

Please also note that Brickhill became a parish from 2004/2005.

3/1/17

 

11653

 

1 .    How many Parking Charge Notices were issued by Bedford Council on Bank (public) Holidays in the last year (2017)?

2.    How much revenue did Bedford Council receive for issuing Parking Contravention Notices on Bank (public) Holidays in the last year (2017)?

 

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. 

 

1.    How many Parking Charge Notices were issued by Bedford Council on Bank (public) Holidays in the last year (2017)?

       651 penalty charge notices issued for the bank holidays of 2017

 

2.    How much revenue did Bedford Council receive for issuing Parking Contravention Notices on Bank (public) Holidays in the last year (2017)?

       £20,311

 

11/1/18

 

11654

 

 The data I would please like to receive is detailed below:
How many dog owners in the area under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been fined for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

What is the total amount in GBP that dog owners under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been fined for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

How many dog owners under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been prosecuted for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

I refer to your enquiry for information held by the Council submitted on the 2nd January 2018 requesting information on the enforcement of dog microchipping legislation by Bedford Borough 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 dog owners in the area under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been fined for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

None


What is the total amount in GBP that dog owners under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been fined for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

 

N/A

How many dog owners under the authority of Bedford Borough Council have been prosecuted for not having their dog microchipped since the compulsory dog microchipping law came into effect on 6th April 2016?

 

None
 

 

24/1/18

 

11655

 

 

I would like information on people dying with no next of kin being known, from 1/11/17 to the day of your response to this request. If someone died before 1/11/17 but the case has only come  to your attention since, could you please also include details, as follows:

  1.  Surnames and forenames or initials
  2.  Dates of death
  3.  Age at death or date of birth
  4. Place of birth
  5. Marital status
  6. Maiden surnames of married or widowed women
  7. Usual address at time of death
  8. Approx. value of their estate if known
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

 

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 below

Public Health Funerals

 

23/1/18

 

11656

 

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

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

I therefore request a breakdown of credit balances accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area including the following information:

 

A) The name of each business in respect of which non-domestic rate credit balances remain payable. 

B) The value of over payment in each case which remains unclaimed. 
C) The years(s) in which over payment was made and the hereditament address.
D) The name of each business in respect of which non-domestic rate credit balances has been written back on to the NDR account.
E) The value of write back in each case which remains unclaimed.
F) The years(s) in which write back was made (if available) and the hereditament address that the write back relates to.

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.

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

 

3/1/18

 

11657

 

 

Please detail how many council employees were made redundant (to include both compulsory and voluntary redundancies) during the following periods:

By tax year

April 2011 – April 2012

April 2012 – April 2013

April 2013 – April 2014

April 2014 – April 2015

April 2015 – April 2016

April 2016 – April 2017 

April 2017 – to date

Also, please detail how much the council spent on redundancy pay (i.e. gross payments made to those made redundant) during the periods:

By tax year

April 2011 – April 2012

April 2012 – April 2013

April 2013 – April 2014

April 2014 – April 2015

April 2015 – April 2016

April 2016 – April 2017 

April 2017 – to date

 

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 attached the information you have requested.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

26/1/18

 

11658

 

 

Please detail how much money the council spent on agency staff during the following periods:

For the tax years

April 2011 – April 2012

April 2012 – April 2013

April 2013 – April 2014

April 2014 – April 2015

April 2015 – April 2016

April 2016 – April 2017 

April 2017 – to date

 

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:
 For the tax years                £ million
April 2011 – April 2012       9.944
April 2012 – April 2013       6.931
April 2013 – April 2014       7.688
April 2014 – April 2015        9.517
April 2015 – April 2016       10.871
April 2016 – April 2017        9.421
April 2017 –Dec 2017          7.751

 

25/1/18

 

11659

 

 

is it possible to request access to the documents involved in the tendering and decision-making process, under the 'Freedom of Information Act'?

 in respect of south lodge

 

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 as attached. My colleague will respond under separate cover addressing the points made in your covering email.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

30/1/18

 

11660

 

 

I would be grateful if you would provide the following:

1.    The number of Penalty Charge Notices issued by the council (or agent) for on-street parking offences during December 2017

2.    The number of Penalty Charge Notices issued by the council (or agent) for off-street (car park) parking offences during December 2017

3.    The revenue from the Penalty Charge Notices received by the council during December

4a. The on-street location (street name) where the highest number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) were issued by the council during December, and the number of PCNs issued that month at that location.

4b. The off-street location (car park name) where the highest number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) were issued by the council during December, and the number of PCNs issued that month at that location.

5. The number of off-street (car park) spaces the council (or agent) is responsible for enforcing.

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.

1.     The number of Penalty Charge Notices issued by the council (or agent) for on-street parking offences during December 2017

2292

     2.     The number of Penalty Charge Notices issued by the council (or agent) for off-street (car park) parking offences during December 2017

       530

      3.    The revenue from the Penalty Charge Notices received by the council during December

£70,951.00

4a. The on-street location (street name) where the highest number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) were issued by the council during December, and the number of PCNs issued that month at that location.

     Gadsby Street 330

    

  4b. The off-street location (car park name) where the highest number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) were issued by the council during December, and the number of PCNs issued that month at that location.

       River Street MSCP 83

   5. The number of off-street (car park) spaces the council (or agent) is responsible for enforcing.

            3997 off street spaces

11/1/18

 

11661

 

 

Please provide me with details relating to the number of homeless people sent to foreign countries for reconnection. By this, I refer to those cases where a homeless person - who may be foreign or have a support system in a foreign country - has a ticket paid for to go to that place.

Specifically, please provide me with the destination of where these homeless people are sent. Please also tell me how much the tickets cost. Please specify whether they travelled by plane, train or bus. 

Please break down the instances by year. In particular, I would like information specific to 2017. If there is time, please also provide information for 2016.

 

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 attached regarding number of homelessness

 

11/1/18

 

11662

 

 

I would like to know how many instances of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 as it relates to e-cigarettes, have been investigated by your Trading Standards department following the full implementation of the legislation in May 2017? How many of these investigations have been subsequently followed by enforcement action, and what form did any enforcement actions take?

 

Additionally, how many reports of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 as it relates to e-cigarettes have been received by your Trading Standards department from consumers or other businesses/organisations in the same time period, how many of these reports have been actioned, how many of these investigations have resulted in enforcement action, and what form did any enforcement actions take?

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.

Please find your request and our response below:

1.     How many instances of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 as it relates to e-cigarettes

Since the implementation of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, 1 instance of non-compliance has been investigated with regard to e-cigarettes.

2.     How many of these investigations have been subsequently followed by enforcement action, and what form did any enforcement actions take?

The circumstances did not warrant further enforcement action.

3.     How many reports of non-compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 as it relates to e-cigarettes have been received by your Trading Standards department from consumers or other businesses/organisations in the same time period.

In total 5 complaints have been received since the implementation of Regulations.

4.     How many of these reports have been actioned, how many of these investigations have resulted in enforcement action, and what form did any enforcement actions take?

All of these complaints received a response/investigation, however enforcement action was not warranted.

30/1/17

 

11663

 

Please can you tell me on how many occasions over the past five years housing associations have turned down a council nomination for a person to be given accommodation because of affordability concerns. Please provide the number of individuals turned down in each year. 

If the housing association has stated the affordability concerns stem from the person being subject to the benefit cap or Universal Credit then please make this clear.

Please also list the name of the housing association that has turned down the nomination.

 

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. Our Housing Register and nominations to Housing Associations are managed by bpha.In 1990 Bedfordshire Pilgrim Housing Association took over all Bedford Borough Council Housing stock. They can be contacted at http://www.bpha.org.uk/ Please let me know if you would like me to transfer your request to them.

 

 

12/1/18

 

11664

 

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please provide me with information relating to:

a)       The amount of money that the council has received as payments in lieu of affordable housing (or so-called 'commuted sums') as part of fulfilling a Section 106 agreement in each of the last five financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17)

b)      The total amount of receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has spent in each of the last five financial years

c)       A summary of the total number of affordable homes built, acquired or brought back into use through spending the receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing in within the local authority in each of the last five financial years

d)      The total amount of unspent payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council currently has

e)      The total amount unspent, but allocated payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has, with a summary of the schemes that they have been allocated to

  

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 3 January 2018. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

(a)  The amount of money that the council has received as payments in lieu of affordable housing (or so-called 'commuted sums') as part of fulfilling a Section 106 agreement in each of the last five financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17)

 

The payments received from s106 obligations in lieu of affordable housing for the financial years; 2012 / 2013 is £66,605, 2013 / 2014 – is £0.

The payments received from s106 obligations in lieu of affordable housing for the financial years; 2014 / 2015, 2015 / 2016, 2016 / 2017 can be found online in the s106 annual reports located using the following link here

(b)  The total amount of receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has spent in each of the last five financial years

 

During the financial years 2012 / 2013 and 2013 / 2014 no s106 funding was spent from funding received from affordable housing obligations.

 

The spending of s106 funding in relation to affordable housing can be found online in the s106 annual reports for the years; 2014 / 2015, 2015 / 2016, 2016 / 2017 using the following link

 

(c)  A summary of the total number of affordable homes built, acquired or brought back into use through spending the receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing in within the local authority in each of the last five financial years

 

Within the financial years; 2012 / 2013, 2013 / 2014, 2014 / 2015, 2015 / 2016, 2016 / 2017 there have been no affordable housing units provided as a result of s106 affordable housing obligation funding  used to build, acquire or bring units back into use. 

 

(d)  The total amount of unspent payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council currently has

 

The total amount of unspent s106 affordable housing payments the Council is holding to date is £304,381.

 

(e)  The total amount unspent, but allocated payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has, with a summary of the schemes that they have been allocated to

 

The funding that the Council is currently holding from unspent s106 affordable housing payments has not been allocated to date.

31/1/18

 

11665

 

 

1.       Please confirm the name of the organization who implemented/operates your framework agreement for electricity, gas and water. 

2.       Please confirm the name of the supplier’s appointed to supply electricity, gas and water to sites within your Local Authority area using the framework.

3.       Please confirm the start and end dates of the framework for electricity, gas and water

. Please confirm the full details of each individual site within your Local Authority area that are supplied electricity and gas through the framework agreement.

5. Please confirm the termination requirements for a site within your Local Authority area to exit the framework for electricity, gas and water supply contracts.

6. Please confirm the date at which a new site and supply within your Local Authority area must provide notice to be added to the framework.

7. Please confirm whether the Local Authority receives any form of commission/rebate or any payment from the supplier because a site within your Local Authority area is being supplied electricity or gas through the framework as p/kWh.

8. Please provide the name and full contact details of the person at the Council who is responsible for the framework agreement for electricity and gas.

  

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

 

Please see attached

Please contact:

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

 

30/1/18

 

11666

 

Greenkeepers Road

Great Denham

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

 

4/1/18

 

11667

 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information please:

Re; Anglia Way

•             A copy of s38 approval associated documents for the above area

•             Exact date of approval and associated conditions

•             If there has been any change to the original submitted planning permissions for the site due to s38 requirements

•             Summary of considerations for consultation with interested parties, if applicable. If not applicable, why not.

 

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

•             A copy of s38 approval associated documents for the above area

For your information the section of Anglia Way fronting number 44 is known as ‘Biddenham Loop Infrastructure Phase 3B’ for Section 38 agreement purposes.

 

I have attached a copy of the S38 agreement completion memo and the S38 agreement plan for your information. The other approved drawings are currently only available in paper format. These are mostly A2 to A0 plans and could be reproduced for you at a cost of £20.50 each including VAT but excluding postage.

 

The legal agreement itself may or may not have a full set of approved drawings bound into it. Copies of Section 38 agreements can be obtained from our Records and Archives Department, and the cost is currently £70.00 including VAT.

 

Note that these documents may be viewed at Borough Hall free of charge. If you would like to do this please do get in touch with me to make an appointment.

 

•             Exact date of approval and associated conditions

 

The Section 38 highway details were approved 26 November 2012, and the general arrangement plan was approved 05 December 2012. The letter of approval does not appear to be on file as the paper files become so substantial that they are consolidated after the Section 38 agreement is sealed. I have however located and attached letters to our consultants (Amey) confirming the approvals and the list of approved drawings.

 

The Section 38 agreement wording will outline the requirements and any conditions relating to the agreement. I am not aware of any site specific conditions relating to the Section 38 approval.

 

•             If there has been any change to the original submitted planning permissions for the site due to s38 requirements

 

I am aware that there is a number of planning applications and planning conditions that will have changed the S38 drawings, however I’m not aware of any S38 requirements that have required changes to planning permissions. If you have specific queries in this regard please let me know and I will do what I can to assist.

 

•             Summary of considerations for consultation with interested parties, if applicable. If not applicable, why not.

 

Section 38s are not subject to consultation as this is more focussed on agreeing construction and technical details relating to layouts that will have received planning consent       

17/1/18

 

11668

 

 

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

 

 Marigold 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

  

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

 

4/1/18

 

11669

 

Robinson Pool- Breakdown of PCN issued from Dec16 to Dec17

 

  

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.

 

In 2016 there were no tickets issued on Robinson Pool car park.

 

2017

Jan 0

Feb 0

March 2 - £60.00

April 88 - £2174.00

May 64 - £1633

June 66 - £1610

July 72 - £1520

August 79 - £1951

Sept 30 - £725

Oct 57 - £1035

Nov 39 - £760

Dec 9 - £175

11/1/18

 

11670

 

Please may you provide me with the proxy voting records of the Bedfordshire Pension Fund for the period of 1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017. For the avoidance of doubt, I am referring to the investments made by the Pension Fund rather than any electoral voting.

Ideally, I would like to have the following information in electronic format:

·                     Name of Issuer

·                     Issuer Identifier e.g. Ticker or CUSIP

·                     Date of Shareholder Meeting

·                     Type of Shareholder Meeting (Annual, Special etc.)

·                     Proposal No.

·                     Proposal

·                     Proposer (Management / Shareholder)

·                     Vote cast by Bedfordshire Pension Fund

·                     Entity responsible for vote decision (Internal/external asset manager (if external, please name) / proxy voting advisor (ISS, Glass Lewis etc.)

 

In addition, please indicate whether the Bedfordshire Pension Fund has its own proxy voting policy or whether you use that of an external provider (Please Name).

 

For your interest, Proxy Insight is a new business helping issuers achieve best practice in Corporate Governance by demonstrating global shareholder voting practices.  To this end we are collecting voting data and policies of all significant global investors.

  

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

 

10/1/18

 

11671

 

Please can you let me know the following information:

- How many parking fines were issued on December 25 2016?

- What was the total value of parking fines issued on December 25 2016?

- How many parking fines were issued on December 25 2015?

- What was the total value of parking fines issued on December 25 2015?

- How many parking fines were issued on December 25 2014?

- What was the total value of parking fines issued on December 25 2014?

- How many parking fines were issued on December 25 2013?

- What was the total value of parking fines issued on December 25 2013?

- How many parking fines were issued on December 25 2012?

- What was the total value of parking fines issued on December 25 2012?

  

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 response for the above is 0 in all cases as Penalty Charge Notices are not issued on Christmas Day.

 

11/1/18

 

11672

 

 .       The total number of refunds requested for fines issued as a result of unauthorised absences from school

2.       The number of these refund requests that were granted (i.e. how many of the people who had been fined had any money returned to them)

3.       The total amount of money in pounds that was refunded for fines for unauthorised absences from school

  

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 attached regarding refunds and fines

 

11/1/18

 

11673

 

The total number of fines issued for unauthorised absences from school

2.       The number of these fines that were paid

3.       The total amount of money in pounds that was collected via these fines for unauthorised school absences

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:

2015-16 
1.Total number of fines issued
783

2015-17 
1.Total number of fines issued
747

2015-16 
1.no of fines that were paid
566

2015-17 
1.no of fines that were paid
425

2015-16 
1.total amt collected via fines
£34 980

2015-17 
1.total amt collected via fines
£29 930

25/1/18

 

11674

 

Regards with Gypsy, Roma & Traveller children and young people and their families.

I wish to collate a comprehensive list of national contacts.

Please can you send me the contact email address for individuals and teams which directly engage with Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities within your local authority.

  

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.

In respect of children’s service area there is no specific officer or team who is charged with this responsibility, all their teams work with all the communities to provide support services.

In respect of Housing Teams are as follows:

Tabitha Resta (Housing Needs Team Leader) tabitha.resta@bedford.gov.uk

Sharon Wilson (Gypsy & Traveller Liaison Officer) sharon.wilson@bedford.gov.uk

Ron Baker (Traveller Site Officer) ronald.baker@bedford.gov.uk

 

16/1/18

 

11675

 

Government also said they would be "Holding local authorities to account through a new housing delivery test."

Please may I request the following information under the FOI act:

1) What information, documentation or consultation, if any, your council has received on a "new standard methodology for calculating 'objectively assessed need'"; and

2) When your housing plan was last updated, including a copy of the housing plan in question; and

3)  What information, documentation or consultation, if any, your council has received on a "new housing delivery test".

 

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

 

Please see information you requested attached  regarding housing plans

19/1/18

 

11676

 

 

would like you to provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

1)     As of the 1st January, in each of the subsequently named years, how many sex establishments had an active licence within your local authority area? For clarity I seek information on licenced sex establishments as defined by Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, and amended by the Policing and Crime Act 2009. Please provide data for each of the individual calendar years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2)     In each of the individual calendar years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, how many applications did your authority receive for new licenced sex establishments, as defined by Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, and amended by the Policing and Crime Act 2009? Please note I seek information regarding applications for new licences and not the number of sex establishment licences where an application for renewal was made.

3)     As of the 1st January 2018, has your authority adopted Section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 which relates to the regulation of “sex establishments” under Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982?

4)     In relation to your local authority’s licensing policy, has the authority set a limit for the number of sexual establishment licences that are permitted to be issued within your local authority area? If yes, as of the 1st January 2018 what was the total number of sexual entertainment licences that were allowed to be issued?

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.

 

Please find the information you requested attached regards sex establishment

 

 

 

2/2/18

 

11677

 

 

) Please can you provide all entries found within your Local Authority Contaminated Land Register under Part 2a Environmental Protection Act 1990. Please include:

 

A. Site name

B. Address of the site

B. Coordinates of the effected site (northing, easting would be preferred) C. Remediation status of the site

 

2) Please can you confirm any changes to the Contaminated Land Register since January 2016?

 closed as general business

 17/1/18

 

11678

 

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

  • For applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017
    • the total number of households in such accommodation
    • the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 6 weeks but less than 13 weeks
    • the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 13 weeks but less than 26 weeks
    • the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 26 weeks but less than 52 weeks
    • the total number in such accommodation for more than 52 weeks 
  • For applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017
    • the total number of households with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants in such accommodation
    • the total number of households with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants in such accommodation for more than 6 weeks but less than 13 weeks
    • the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 13 weeks but less than 26 weeks
    • the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 26 weeks but less than 52 weeks
    • the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 52 weeks
  • For applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017
    • the total number of children in such accommodation
    • the total number of children in such accommodation for more than 6 weeks but less than 13 weeks
    • the total number of children in such accommodation for more than 13 weeks but less than 26 weeks
    • the total number of children in such accommodation for more than 26 weeks but less than 52 weeks
    • the total number of children in such accommodation for more than 52 weeks 

 

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 applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017 
the total number of households in such accommodation 12
the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 6 weeks but less than 13 weeks 4
the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 13 weeks but less than 26 weeks 6
the total number of households in such accommodation for more than 26 weeks but less than 52 weeks 1
the total number in such accommodation for more than 52 weeks  0
For applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017 
the total number of households with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants in such accommodation 2
dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants in such accommodation for more than 6 weeks but less than 13 weeks 1
the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 13 weeks but less than 26 weeks 1
the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 26 weeks but less than 52 weeks 0
the total number in such accommodation with dependent children and / or pregnant woman with no other dependants for more than 52 weeks 0
For applicant households accommodated by your authority in bed and breakfast hotels (e.g. privately managed, meal(s) provided, shared facilities) or other nightly paid, privately managed accommodation with shared facilities, as of December 31, 2017 
the total number of children in such accommodation 0

 

25/1/18

 

11679

 

1 For Disabled Facilities Grant applications approved between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many of the following types of home adaptations were approved: 
 A. Level Access Showers 
 B. Straight Stairlifts 
 C. Curved Stairlifts 
 D. Ramps 
 E. Ground floor extension for bedroom with ensuite shower 
2 For Disabled Facilities Grant applications approved between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, what was the average cost (excluding fees) of the following types of home adaptations: 
 A. Level Access Showers £
 B. Straight Stairlifts £
 C. Curved Stairlifts £
 D. Ramps £
 E. Ground floor extension for bedroom with ensuite shower £
3 For Disabled Facilities Grant applications approved between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many enabled a disabled person to be discharged home from hospital? 
4 For Disabled Facilities Grant requests/referrals received between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many were closed before a full grant application was made? 
5 For Disabled Facilities Grant requests/referrals received between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many of those closed before a full grant application were for a disabled person: 
 Aged 18 or under? 
 Aged 18 to 65? 
 Aged 65 or over? 
 

Ref Question Response by LA
6 For Disabled Facilities Grant requests/referrals received between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many of those closed before a full grant application were for: 
 Owner Occupiers? 
 Social Housing Tenants? 
 Private Rented Tenants? 
7 For Disabled Facilities Grant requests/referrals received between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many were closed before a full grant application because: 
 A. The assessed contribution was too high? 
 B. Works cost more than £30k? 
 C. Works were not reasonable and/or practicable? 
 D. Applicant did not provide all required information? 
 E. Applicant decided to move home instead? 
 F. Applicant died before the application was completed? 
 G. Some other reason? 
8 For Disabled Facilities Grant applications approved between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, how many included works to common parts? 
9 For each common parts application approved between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 please provide a summary of the works included and the cost of those works

 

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 some of the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested enclosed.

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

2/2/18

 

11680

 

How many nursery schools are there within your council region?

How many nursery schools within your council region have a male head teacher?

How many nursery teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

How many male nursery teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

 

How many nursery teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

How many male nursery teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

 

How many primary schools are there within your council region?

How many primary schools within your council region have a male head teacher?

How many primary teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

How many male primary teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

 

How many primary teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

How many male primary teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

 

How many secondary schools are there within your council region?

How many secondary schools within your council region have a male head teacher?

How many secondary teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

How many male secondary teachers are currently employed by schools within your council region?

 

How many secondary teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

How many male secondary teachers were employed by schools within your council region in the school year 2011/12?

 

 

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 for maintained schools and academies.

 

QUESTION 1

                                                                                

Numbers at (a) & (b) relate to all Nurseries within the Bedford Borough local education authority

 

a.3

b. 0

 

Numbers at (c ), (d), (e) & (f)  relate to Nurseries to which Bedford Borough Council provides an HR transactional service

 

c. 8

d. 0

 

 

e. 13

f.  0

 

QUESTION 2

 

Numbers at (a) & (b) relate to all maintained & academy primary schools within the Bedford Borough local education authority

 

a. 52 (in addition there are 2 lower schools)

b. 7

 

Numbers at (c ) & (d) relate to maintained & academy primary schools to which Bedford Borough Council provides an HR transactional service

 

c. 463

d. 51

 

Schools within Bedford Borough local education authority transitioned from a 3-tier to a 2-tier schooling structure and therefore data for primary schools for 2011/12 is not available.

 

e. N/a

f.  N/a

 

 

QUESTION 3

 

Numbers at (a) & (b) relate to all maintained & academy secondary schools within the Bedford Borough local education authority

 

a. 12 (in addition there are 1 upper & 2 middle schools)

b. 11                                                               

 

Numbers at (c ) & (d) relate to those maintained & academy secondary schools where Bedford Borough Council provides an HR transactional service

 

c. 269

d. 98

 

Schools within Bedford Borough local education authority transitioned from a 3-tier to a 2-tier schooling structure and therefore data for secondary schools for 2011/12 is not available.

 

e. N/a

f.  N/a

26/1/18

 

11681

 

The details of your use of body cameras in your organisation –

Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties?

If yes, please detail:

Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?

How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in? Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel) How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?

Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?

If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?

Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?

Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

 


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 set out below and in the attached spreadsheet. 

  1. Does anyone (staff or contractors) in your organisation use/wear body cameras or body worn video recording devices while performing their duties? If yes, please detail.

Yes, certain Council teams and contractors use/wear body cameras, when delivering Council services, and these are detailed in the attached spreadsheet. 

 

2.     Who provides the body cameras and footage/evidence management used by your organisation?

3.     How many staff members use body cameras and what capacities/teams do they work in?

4.     Are they staff or contractors (for e.g. outsourced security personnel)

5.     How many body cameras in all are currently owned and/or used by your organisation?

6.     Were the cameras bought as a one off purchase and if so, how much did they cost your organisation?

7.     If they are part of an ongoing contract - what is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire) and what is the value of said contract?

8.     Where is the data recorded stored – on premises locally or on cloud?

9.     Who is the point of contact for your body camera programme?

     The answers to questions 2 – 9 are included in the attached spreadsheet.  

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy


 

1/2/18

 

11682

 

 

Please tell me how many homeless hostels beds the council has funded in each year from 2007/08 to 2017/18. 

Please also tell me the total amount of money the council has spent on homeless hostel beds in each year and the name of the providers you have funded (with the amount paid to each provider in each year included).

 

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.

 

Please find the information you requested attached. 

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

29/1/18

 

11683

 

 This request is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and further to a decision of the Information Tribunal in England and the London Borough of Bexley v Information Commissioner 2007. In accordance with the above, I hereby request a list of Council Tax accounts that meet the following criteria:

·         Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn't been carried forward.

·         Accounts where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed.

I would request that the list contains the following information: 

·         Payer name (Information is only requested where the payer is a company and not an individual as I appreciate this is limited by the Data Protection Acts).

·         Address of property concerned.

·         Amount of overpayment/write on.

·         If possible, the period/financial year relating to overpayment/credit/write on.

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.

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

 

2/1/18

 

11684

 

Please may I ask the following four questions under FOI legislation? I have attached a spreadsheet to help you understand what I am asking for.

1. How many complaints about private landlords has your local authority received in the following financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. 

2. Please categorise these complaints as per the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. (If a complaint fell into more than one category, could you please list it under the primary complaint category only).

3. How many successful prosecutions of private landlords did your local authority achieve in the financial years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17. (Please separate by financial year)

4a. Please state the reason why each of the above prosecutions were initiated (for example, ignoring a particular improvement notice). (Please separate by financial year)

4b. Please state what the penalty was for each successful prosecution (for example a fine of £100). (Please separate by financial year)

 

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

 

 

Please see attached regarding complaints

 

2/2/18

 

11685

 

Regards with Gypsy, Roma & Traveller children and young people and their families.

I wish to collate a comprehensive list of national contacts.

Please can you send me the contact email address for individuals and teams which directly engage with Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities within your local authority.

 

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.

 

In respect of children’s service area there is no specific officer or team who is charged with this responsibility, all their teams work with all the communities to provide support services.

 

In respect of Housing Teams are as follows:

 

Tabitha Resta (Housing Needs Team Leader) tabitha.resta@bedford.gov.uk

Sharon Wilson (Gypsy & Traveller Liaison Officer) sharon.wilson@bedford.gov.uk

Ron Baker (Traveller Site Officer) ronald.baker@bedford.gov.uk

 

23/1/17

 

11686

 

Please could I have the following information from your local authority about an aspect of your community safety Domestic Homicide Review function? 

1.      The name, job title, postal and email address of the Team Manager of the CSP team/service (or equivalent dependent on local terminology)  and the Team Managers Manager.

2.      The number of DHR’s concluded in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 2017/18 (to date) in your LA area

NB: this noting that DHRs can be started some time before they are concluded or ‘signed off’ by the CSP,  and distinct from date of publication which might be some time after the report is finalised for legal reasons

3.      Of those DHRs (as outlined in Q2) please state if they were published or not, and for those that were published please provide the web- link to the reports

NB: I am not asking for any data sensitive information on those not published, these can be listed using any reference that suits you

4.      Please provide for each DHR (in each of the four years) 

a.      the cost to the CSP/LA of the Independent  Overview  Report Author (author)

b.      was the payment(s) to the author made in instalments or at publication of the review

c.      please note whether the author also acted as the Chair of the DHR Panel or not and if this was included in the cost and if not the cost for the Chairing duties 

d.      Identify if the Author was paid per day of activity or a set fee for the whole DHR itself.

e.      Whether travel /expenses were paid or not,  and if so for the last 2 years only at what rate

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning Domestic Homicide Reviews. 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 which has been answered below.  Please find the information you requested as follows. 

 

1.     The name, job title, postal and email address of the Team Manager of the CSP team/service and the Team Managers Manager.

 

John McKinney, Manager for Community Safety and Resilience

John.mckinney@bedford.gov.uk

 

John Molyneux, Chief Officer for Regulatory Services & Culture

John.molyneux@bedford.gov.uk

 

The address for both:      Borough Hall

                                        Cauldwell Street

                                        Bedford

                                        MK42 9AP

 

2.     The number of DHR’s concluded in 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 2017/18 (to date) in your LA area.

 

None during the period specified.

 

3.     Of those DHRs (as outlined in Q2) please state if they were published or not, and for those that were published please provide the web- link to the reports

 

Non-applicable.

 

4.     Please provide for each DHR (list of costings) 

 

Non-applicable.

 

6/2/18

 

11687

 

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

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

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

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

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

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

Please contact:

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

 

10/1/18

 

11688

 

Please find attached my FOI request on the topic of "Community care provision for working age adults (18-64 years) with mental health difficulties".

Pending

 

 

11689

 

Please could the Council provide the number of parking penalty charge notices issued in each of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and YTD 2017 in respect of each of the following streets:-

A De Parys Avenue

B Goldington Avenue

C Park Avenue

D Polhill Avenue

E Kimbolton Road

F Chiltern Avenue

G Pemberley Avenue 

Please find the information you requested below

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

A..205

593

409

417

333

B. 26

59

39

75

21

C .46

311

10

30

23

D. 5

37

8

23

35

E. 6

13

3

2

1

F. 0

0

0

0

0

G.14

66

42

34

36

12/1/18

 

11690

 

Request in respect of  Environmental Health visits

Thank you for your request for information about food poisoning, which we received on 9 January 2018. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

Please see below our response:

 

Commercial Regulation received a complaint, on 2 January 2018, raising concern in relation to possible food poisoning relating to food provided for customers on 28 December 2017 as part of a separate group attending the venue from that which you have reported.  An investigation into the complaint commenced on 2 January 2018 with the officer gathering information in relation to symptoms of illness being reported.  This was followed by the investigating officer visiting the premises, on 3 January 2018, to continue to investigate and gather information associated to the complaint.

 

Whilst visiting the site the investigating officer undertook a range of physical checks as well as discussing and reviewing control measures associated to food preparation and handling and reviewing related food safety records.  Whilst completing this process the management of the venue advised the investigating officer that another event had been held on the same day with similar symptoms being reported.  The investigating officer was unable to identify any failing in the food safety controls being followed by the venue for the sourcing, storage or preparation of food related to the functions.  In addition the venue were able to demonstrate that they were following the relevant control measures following kitchen/serving staff returning to work from illness, applying the relevant exclusion periods.  

 

The conclusion of the officers investigation, based on the information/evidence obtained during their visit and consideration of the symptoms and incubation time was that the source of illness may have been related to Norovirus.  As a result advice was given in relation to additional cleaning methods that should be followed following this type of incident.  

 

I have attached a copy of the summary report provided to the venue following the investigating officers report, should you have any further questions in relation to this please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

 

11691

 

Please would you provide me with:

1. A record of all books taken out across your library network in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year (to date).

Please include:

a) the ISBN of the book

b) the title 

c) the number of times it was loaned out in each year

d) whether the book is fiction or non-fiction 

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 attached file 1 of 3 in response to this FOI request – I will follow this up with separate emails for the other two attachments due to the file size.

 

Please find attached the information you have  requested.  This divided into separate spreadsheets for 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 (to date). The spreadsheets are presented as pivot tables – to view the full data behind the summary please click on the ‘Grand Total’ cell to recreate the data worksheet.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

24/1/18

 

11692

 

Temporary Accommodation - Nightly Rates

1.  How many properties do you currently have on Temporary Accommodation?

2.  Please can you advise us on the maximum that is paid per night for a Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, 3 Bed & 4 Bed

3.  Who are your largest 5 suppliers and how much do you pay them on average every month?

4.  If we were to supply accommodation on this basis, please can you give us contact  names and telephone numbers of the procurement team.

 

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 attached

 

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy

 

26/1/18

 

11693

 

1.       Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider name e.g. EE, Telefonica, Vodafone, Three

2.       Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.

3.       Number of Connections- Number of connections for each network provider.

4.       Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider.

5.       Contract Start Date- please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement.

6.       Contract Expiry Date- please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state.

7.       Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date on when the organisation plans to review this contract.

8.       The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full contact details cannot be provided please send me their actual job title.

If the mobile phone contract is provided by a managed contract please provide me with the actual name of the network provider along with the number of connections and the internal contact from within the organisation responsible for this contract.

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.

Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider name.  Vodafone

2.  Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.  
2015 - £98,233.32; 2016 - £97,794.52; 2017 - £84,092.61

3.  Number of Connections - Number of connections for each network provider.  927

4.  Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider. Out of contract and currently going through a tender process.

5.  Contract Start Date- please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. Currently going through a tender process – expected new contract to start March 2018.

6.  Contract Expiry Date - please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement.  Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state. Currently going through a tender process and it should be for a length of 24 months – expected end date would be February 2020.

7.  Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date on when the organisation plans to review this contract. The contract review date would be 22 months from the start of the new contract.

8.  The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full contact details cannot be provided please send me the actual job title. 
Paul Smith, Manager for Commissioning and Procurement, tel no. 01234 228150.

If the mobile phone contract is provided by a managed contract please provide me with the actual name of the network provider along with the number of connections and the internal contact from within the organisation responsible for this contract.. See answers to Q1, 3 & 8

Please can you provide me with the latest information- If the organisations are currently out to tender please can you also state the approx. date of award along with the information above. See answer to Q5 – the tender is expected to be awarded end of February – beginning of March 2018.

Also if contract in the response has expired / rolling please can you provide me with further information if available of the organisation's plans going forward with regards to mobiles and the current status? See above – currently going through the tender process.

 If this contract was awarded within the past three months can you please provide me with a shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract? Due to the ongoing tender process we do not have any shortlist at this time.

12/1/18

 

11694

 

I am writing to request the names of the 25 landlords, excluding housing associations, who have received the largest amounts of housing benefit over the last three financial years (2016-17, 2015-16 and 2014-15).

In each case, please include housing benefit payments made directly to landlords and, if possible, payments made to tenants which you are able to link to landlords.

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 attached (Please note where XXXXXXXXX is shown, that it is an individual)*

 

*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).

 

Please contact:

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

 

 

2/2/18

 

11695

 

I write to request a full and up to date list of businesses/Ltd companies/charities that have become responsible for business rates.

I would like the full business name and address, date they became responsible and the property type if you wouldn't mind.  Between the 21/12/17 to 11/01/18

 

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.

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

 

5/2/18

 

11696

 

I would like to know the name of the committee that meets to consider changes to the council’s Housing Allocation Scheme, how often it meets to perform this task and a list of the dates of its past meetings for the past 3 years (or for a reasonable period if 3 years of data is not available).

 

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.

 

Bedford Borough Council’s Housing Allocation Scheme is reviewed under delegated authority by council officers. The last review under this delegation was in August 2016 and April 2015 before that.

 

Any significant changes to the scheme are agreed by the Executive Committee. The last full review of the scheme was agreed by this committee on 30th January 2014 as per the attached minutes.

 

A full review of the scheme is scheduled for later this year to take into account changes under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 which will require approval by the Executive Committee.

 

Please contact:

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

 

1/2/18

 

11697

 

The data requested is expenditure data for the financial year 1016/17. This is the total expenditure on ‘Assets’.  The definition for ‘Assets is:

Include all revenue costs associated with:

  •    - acquisition of assets
  •    - new build of assets
  •    - extension of assets
  •    - running (including FM) of assets
  •    - sale of assets
  •    - demolition of assets
  •    - security of assets
  •    - management of assets
  • Include staff costs
  • Include associated on-costs
  • Do not include capital expenditure
  • Do not include HRA/Housing

Pending

 

 

11698

 

Please could advise of the following in relation to the Environmental Health department at Bedford Borough Council:

1.     The number of food hygiene inspections undertaken by Bedford Borough Council in 2017;

2.     The number of food poisoning complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017;

3.     The number of foreign body  complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017;

4.     The number of workplace Health & Safety inspections undertaken by Bedford Borough Council in 2017

5.     The number of workplace accidents investigated by Bedford Borough Council in 2017; and

6.     The number of Health & Safety complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017.

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 11 January 2018. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Please see below your request and our response:

1.     The number of food hygiene inspections undertaken by Bedford Borough Council in 2017

705 food hygiene inspections were undertaken between 01/01/17 & 31/12/17.

2.     The number of food poisoning complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017;

26 food poisoning complaints were received by Bedford Borough Council between 01/01/17 & 31/12/17.

3.     The number of foreign body  complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017

9       foreign body complaints were received by Bedford Borough Council between 01/01/17 & 31/12/17.

4.     The number of workplace Health & Safety inspections undertaken by Bedford Borough Council in 2017

32 Health and Safety inspections were undertaken by Bedford Borough Council between 01/01/17 & 31/12/17.

5.     The number of workplace accidents investigated by Bedford Borough Council in 2017;

12   Accident investigations were undertaken by Bedford Borough Council between 01/01/17 & 31/12/17.

6.     The number of Health & Safety complaints received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017.

62 Health & Safety complaints were received by Bedford Borough Council in 2017.

30/1/18

 

11699

 

Further our ongoing correspondence and Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 – Request No. 11442 I would like to request the planning application reference numbers in relation to the 3 active planning enforcements and the 21 planning enforcement cases of the last 3 years  relating to breaches of planning control consisting of unlawful new residential development where the development was alleged to be different to the approved plans.

Pending

 

 

11700

 

Re: Property in Hurst Grove

Any site investigations/remedial works carried out at

the property or in close proximity.

Information on any pollution incidents/ records of

contamination.

Whether they have any concerns regarding ground

conditions on or adjacent to the property site.

Whether the site has been risk ranked in

accordance with their Contaminated Land Strategy

and if so what level has it been assigned (Low,

Medium or High; Category 1, 2, 3, etc).

Pending

 

 

11701

 

Do you have a set of traffic volumes for the Goldington Avenue (Goldington Avenue, Bradgate Road Campbell Road) that is layer than the last set I received covering end of 2013.

 

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

 

The information you requested:

 

Do you have a set of traffic volumes for the Goldington Avenue (Goldington Avenue, Bradgate Road Campbell Road) that is layer than the last set I received covering end of 2013.

 

Response:

 

We have not collected any further traffic flow data on this road since 2013.

 

17/1/18

 

11702

 

 

Under freedom of information could you please tell me how many different persons raised objections to the 2013/2014 TRO for one way on Goldington Avenue.

Could you please also tell me the number of objections that were lodged.

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.

Objections were received from 32 separate residents. In addition - 2 letters signed by 2 residents; 1 letter signed by 3 residents; 1 letter signed by 6 residents; 1 letter signed by 11 residents.

We received 8 responses in support of the proposal.

19/1/18

 

11703

 

 

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

Turnpike Gardens

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

 

19/1/18

 

11704

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would appreciate a response to the following:

1.   If a company applies to quarry a section of land for the removal of aggregate, how far in advance are residents within the affected area notified of the intent to apply for consent.
2.  What criteria has to be met before consent will be considered for such a quarry.
3.   If consideration to consent is given, what is the closest the quarry can operate to any inhabited dwelling.
4.   With regards to health and safety, what must the company adhere to in order to ensure there is no dispersing of crystalline silica in any of the product or byproduct, including dust.
5.   With regards any non-compliance, what sanctions are considered, and how are the operations monitored to ensure there is full compliance at all times.

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

 

Please see below information you requested:

 

1.     If a company applies to quarry a section of land for the removal of aggregate, how far in advance are residents within the affected area notified of the intent to apply for consent.

There is no specified timescale for residents to be notified in advance.

 

2.     What criteria has to be met before consent will be considered for such a quarry.

Any planning application for aggregate extraction will be considered against the policies and criteria in the Council’s Development Plan.  The main documents for minerals are available on the web page here;

1.     If consideration to consent is given, what is the closest the quarry can operate to any inhabited dwelling.

There is some guidance in the documents on the above webpage but the distance will be specific to the circumstances of any individual proposal.

 

2.     With regards to health and safety, what must the company adhere to in order to ensure there is no dispersing of crystalline silica in any of the product or byproduct, including dust.

We hold no information on this. This issue is also the responsibility of other agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive who publish guidance on this.

 

3.     With regards any non-compliance, what sanctions are considered, and how are the operations monitored to ensure there is full compliance at all times.

If the non-compliance relates to limits imposed by other agencies, then this will be a matter for them.  Planning conditions are sometimes applied to planning permissions for aggregate extraction sites which will seek to address some of the environmental issues associated with dust.  Planning conditions on mineral extraction sites can require ongoing dust monitoring and control to be carried out by the mineral operator and sites are monitored by Council officers.  Any non-compliance issues are handled in accordance with the Council’s Planning Enforcement Plan available on the webpage here

17/1/17

 

11705

 

The information that I am requesting relates to the tree risk management responsibilities that fall within your highway management function for all road categories (excluding motorways) that carry vehicles, and is as follows:
1.       How many fatalities due to highway tree failures (trees within falling distance of the highway that fell onto the road) have occurred in each of the five years from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2017?
2.       How many injuries due to highway tree failures have occurred in each of the five years from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2017?
3.       Does your highway authority have a formal tree risk management strategy/protocol/guide for inspecting highway trees?  If so, could you please provide the document or a link to it?
4. Does your highway authority require its highway inspectors to look for tree hazards as part of their highway inspection responsibilities?
If yes:
4.1.   Does the highway authority have a published/formal policy to train highway inspectors in tree hazard recognition?
4.2.   If the answer to 4.1 is ‘yes’, is that training through the LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection course, the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course, in-house training, or other out-sourced training?
4.3.   Do highway inspectors have specific tree hazard recognition refresher training to keep up to date, and if so, how often?
4.4.   If the answer to 4.3 is ‘yes’, is that refresher training in-house or outsourced?
4.5.   Are the inspections carried out on foot or driven?
4.6.   If driven, please describe:
4.6.1.       at what speed;
4.6.2.       how many operatives are in the vehicle;
4.6.3.       whether spotters are expected to check trees and highway defects at the same time;
4.6.4.       whether spotters are expected to carry checks on both sides of the road during one traverse of the route, whilst driving in a single direction;  and,
4.6.5.       is there a formal list of tree conditions that trigger the vehicle to stop to allow the inspector to carry out a closer check?
5. Has your highway authority implemented the advice set out in paragraph 5(4) of the Prevention of Future Deaths Report issued by the Berkshire Coroner
6. Does your highway authority use professional trained arboriculturists, either in-house or out-sourced, to check highway trees?  If so:
6.1.   In addition to their basic training, does the highway authority have a published/formal policy to provide additional training for arboricultural inspectors through the LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection course, the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course, in-house training, or other out-sourced training?
6.2.   Do arboricultural inspectors have refresher training to keep up to date, and if so, how often?
6.3.   If the answer to 6.2 is ‘yes’, is that refresher training in-house or outsourced?
6.4.   Are the inspections carried out on foot or driven?
6.5.   If driven, please describe:
6.5.1.       at what speed;
6.5.2.       how many operatives are in the vehicle;
6.5.3.       whether spotters are expected to check trees on both sides of the road during one traverse of the route, whilst driving in a single direction;  and,
6.5.4.       is there a formal list of tree conditions that trigger the vehicle to stop to allow the inspector to carry out a closer check?
7. At what frequency are highway tree inspections carried out by a) highway inspectors, and b) arboricultural inspectors, on A, B, and lower category roads.  Please feel free to use the table below if it is of help.

 

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

 

Please see the information you requested below

1.       How many fatalities due to highway tree failures (trees within falling distance of the highway that fell onto the road) have occurred in each of the five years from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2017? None

2.       How many injuries due to highway tree failures have occurred in each of the five years from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2017? None due to Tree Failure

3.       Does your highway authority have a formal tree risk management strategy/protocol/guide for inspecting highway trees?  If so, could you please provide the document or a link to it? Our Tree inspectors inspect all trees in accordance with the QTRA  (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment)Please find enclosed link here

 

4.      Does your highway authority require its highway inspectors to look for tree hazards as part of their highway inspection responsibilities? Highways inspectors are not given any formal training with regard to trees but will call through any concerns to the Arb team.

If yes:

4.1.   Does the highway authority have a published/formal policy to train highway inspectors in tree hazard recognition? No

4.2.   If the answer to 4.1 is ‘yes’, is that training through the LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection course, the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course, in-house training, or other out-sourced training?

4.3.   Do highway inspectors have specific tree hazard recognition refresher training to keep up to date, and if so, how often? No

4.4.   If the answer to 4.3 is ‘yes’, is that refresher training in-house or outsourced?

4.5.   Are the inspections carried out on foot or driven? Both

4.6.   If driven, please describe:

4.6.1.       at what speed; Depends on the road and road conditions, covered by orange beacon for slower speeds

4.6.2.       how many operatives are in the vehicle; 2

4.6.3.       whether spotters are expected to check trees and highway defects at the same time; See above

4.6.4.       whether spotters are expected to carry checks on both sides of the road during one traverse of the route, whilst driving in a single direction;  Yes and,

4.6.5.       is there a formal list of tree conditions that trigger the vehicle to stop to allow the inspector to carry out a closer check? No

5.      Has your highway authority implemented the advice set out in paragraph 5(4) of the Prevention of Future Deaths Report issued by the Berkshire Coroner on 17th July 2014 following the Michael Warren Inquest  NO

 

  1. Does your highway authority use professional trained arboriculturists, either in-house or out-sourced, to check highway trees?  If so: In House Trained Arboriculturists

6.1.   In addition to their basic training, does the highway authority have a published/formal policy to provide additional training for arboricultural inspectors through the LANTRA Basic Tree Inspection course, the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course, in-house training, or other out-sourced training? Arboriculturists  team are trained as follows Basic Tree Inspector, Level 3 arboricultural qualification  LANTRA Tree Inspector (Past officer have been trained however due to a turnover in Staff this needs updating for some current staff members)  

6.2.   Do arboricultural inspectors have refresher training to keep up to date, and if so, how often? Yes every 3/5 Years depending on the training course.

6.3.   If the answer to 6.2 is ‘yes’, is that refresher training in-house or outsourced? Outsourced

6.4.   Are the inspections carried out on foot or driven? All inspection by Tree officers are carried out on foot.

6.5.   If driven, please describe:

6.5.1.       at what speed;

6.5.2.       how many operatives are in the vehicle;

6.5.3.       whether spotters are expected to check trees on both sides of the road during one traverse of the route, whilst driving in a single direction;  and,

6.5.4.       is there a formal list of tree conditions that trigger the vehicle to stop to allow the inspector to carry out a closer check?

7.      At what frequency are highway tree inspections carried out by a) highway inspectors, and b) arboricultural inspectors, on A, B, and lower category roads.  Please feel free to use the table below if it is of help.

 Highway                                             Tree
  Inspector                                      inspector
A Roads
                               Monthly          3 Yearly Cycle
B Roads 
                           Six monthly          Yearly Cycle
Lower
category
roads                 Yearly 3-5            Yearly Cycle


Please note tree inspectors use a bespoke system for recording inspections. Any trees identified to show signs of decay the above frequency is increased depending on the severity or risk identified

 1/2/18

 

11706

 

 

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

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

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

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

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

 

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

Please contact:

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

 

19/1/18

 

11707

 

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

Pennard Close and Garage 73, Great Denham,

Con29 Questions

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

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

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

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

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

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

 

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

Please contact:

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

 

 19/1/18

 

11708

 

 

1) Do you have an in House Fleet of Vehicles , ie Cars,Vans,Parks Equipment,HGV Lorries etc

 

2) Where are these Vehicles Serviced/Repaired , ie do you have your own Vehicle Workshops or is the work sent out to a Private company .

 

3) Do your Vehicle Workshops use Agency Staff  (if you have own Workshop)

 

4) if you have your own Vehicle Workshops do you have a contact name and number please or email address of the person in charge of the Fleet or Vehicle Workshops

 

5) if the work is sent out do you have the name of the Company please

 

 

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) Do you have an in House Fleet of Vehicles , i.e. Cars, Vans, Parks Equipment, HGV Lorries etc.?

Yes we have all of the types of vehicles quoted.

 

2) Where are these Vehicles Serviced/Repaired , i.e. do you have your own Vehicle Workshops or is the work sent out to a Private company?

The majority of work relating to the repair/maintenance of fleet vehicles is carried out by our in-house Vehicle Repair Depot. Certain types of repair work requiring specialist knowledge or warranty repairs are contracted out to the vehicle/equipment manufacturer. Some items of Grounds Maintenance equipment are maintained by a specialist Agricultural/Horticultural company.

 

3) Do your Vehicle Workshops use Agency Staff  (if you have own Workshop)?

No

 

4) If you have your own Vehicle Workshops do you have a contact name and number please or email address of the person in charge of the Fleet or Vehicle Workshops?

Steve Waring - steve.waring@bedford.gov.uk - 01234 228115

 

5) If the work is sent out do you have the name of the Company please?

Work sent out relating to fleet vehicles is usually to Original Equipment Manufacturers i.e. Dennis Eagle, Hill End Engineering (Heil), Terberg, Intercounty (Mercedes vehicles), ECON Engineering (Gritters), Whale Tankers (Gully Tankers), Brian Currie (DAF vehicles). AMF Services are used to maintain some of the Grounds Maintenance equipment.

 

 

19/1/18

 

11709

 

List of HMO- contacts details etc

 

 Pending

 

 

11710

 

 As a Public Contracting Authority, Bedford Borough  Council has a **Regulation 113 (7) reporting obligation. Please therefore confirm the relevant details for the financial year 2016/17

%age invoices
paid
within 30
days

 

Interest (£’s)
paid
to suppliers

Interest (£’s),whether
or not claimed,
 liable to be paid
to
suppliers


 Number of
invoices
not paid
within 30 days
 

 Pending

 

 

11711

 

 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request information regarding data and cybersecurity incidents in the calendar year 2017 affecting information owned, processed or generated by your local authority.

 

[1] Please may you provide me with the number of data breaches that occurred of your organisation's owned, processed or generated information in the calendar year 2017.

 

[1.2] Please may you provide me with a list of details regarding these breaches (i.e. when they occurred, how they occurred, and what information was lost).

 

[2] If your organisation differentiates between data breaches and data incidents, please may you provide me with the number of data incidents that occurred of its owned, processed or generated information in the calendar year 2017.

 

[2.2] Please may you provide me with a list of details regarding these incidents (i.e. when they occurred, how they occurred, and what information was lost).

 

[3] Please may you provide me with the number of cyber security incidents that occurred within your organisation in the calendar year 2017.

 

[3.2] Please may you provide me with a list of details regarding these incidents (i.e. when they occurred, how they occurred, whether information was exposed, and how the incident was handled, if recorded as a crime by the police and/or whether the National Cyber Security Centre was informed).

 

 Pending

 

 

11712

 

 

Please could you kindly send me any information you may hold relating to 'public health act' or 'welfare' or 'contract' or 'paupers' funerals having taken place or due to take place, and/or persons who have died with no  known next of kin since 1/11/17 to the day of your reply. Please include:


 1. full names of deceased persons,
 2. dates of death,
 3. marital status,
 4. maiden surnames of married or widowed females,
 5. dates of birth or ages at death,
 6. last known addresses,
 7. estimated value of estates,
 8. date(s) when the information was passed (or information that
 is about to be or likely to be passed) to the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor) or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall or any other 3rd party, or, confirmation that this will not be happening and the reason why.

 

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 below

Public Health Funerals

 

2/2/18

 

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