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10577

 

 

“Next steps on the NHS five year forward view” (NHS England, March 2017) “Five year forward view” (NHS England, October 2015)

I refer to the documents published by NHS England entitled “Next steps on the NHS five year forward view” dated March 2017 and the “Five year forward view” dated October 2015.

I note the references to Sustainability and Transformation Plans, “Footprint” areas, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Accountable Care Systems and Accountable Care Organisations in those documents.

I write to request the following information (including copies of any documents relating to the following things), in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

What steps, if any, your organisation has taken to implement a:

Footprint

Sustainability and Transformation Plan;

Sustainability and Transformation Partnership; Accountable Care System; Accountable Care Organisation;

What plans you have to implement any or all of the above and the proposed timescale for doing so and decision-making processes to be followed in doing so.

Any documentation or instruction that you have received from NHS England describing the action your organisation is required to take, or may take, to establish the above organisations and/or otherwise to implement the new care models described in the Next steps on the NHS five year forward view and the Five year forward view.

An explanation of the legal and organisational nature of the governance arrangements for the “footprint”, as described in the Next steps on the NHS five year forward view and the Five year forward view, of which your organisation is part.

Your organisation’s understanding of the consequences if it does not implement a Sustainability and Transformation Plan, a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, an Accountable Care System, an Accountable Care Organisation and/or any of the other new care models described in the Next steps on the NHS five year forward view and the Five year forward view, and the documents on which that understanding is based.

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

Further to my email below, I have now been informed that information is available in the public domain from our STP partners.

You requested in respect of STP

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

1.   states that above is exempt information.

2. Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21 (information accessible to applicant by other means) of the FOI Act (FOIA). This is detailed in the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) full technical submission document which is available here

15/5/17

 

10578

 

1) How many people who work for Bedford Borough Council are on long term sick leave and are on full pay or part pay.

2) How many people who work for Bedford Borough Council are on long term sick leave after having been on sick leave for a year, returning to back to work for a very short time, and then returning back to long term sick leave.

 

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) 11 employees

2) 0

 

 

25/5/17

 

10579

 

 1. How many roadside ash trees are there within your council boundary? If a total number is not known, have any surveys of numbers of roadside ash been carried out within your boundary and if so, what were the results? (For clarity, by “roadside ash” I am referring to ash trees (any Fraxinus species) that are close enough to a road that they could potentially fall onto or drop debris onto the road.)

2. How many urban ash trees are there within your boundary, and what is the breakdown of these between public and private property? If this is not known, how many trees of any species are there within your boundary?

3. If known, what is the total area of parks, gardens, greens and common land within your boundary?

4. What was the total amount of money spent by your council on insuring trees in the last financial year (2016-17)? And what was the total amount spent on public liability insurance overall?

 

hank you for your request for information about ash dieback which we received on 1 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you requested is as follows:

How many roadside ash trees are there within your council boundary?

There are 763 roadside ash trees.

How many urban ash trees are there within your boundary, and what is the breakdown of these between public and private property?

There are 1,136 urban ash trees.  We do not have a count for privately owned trees.

If known, what is the total area of parks, gardens, greens and common land within your boundary?

741 hectares (1,830 acres).  Please note, this figure includes pieces of amenity land/verges.

What was the total amount of money spent by your council on insuring trees in the last financial year (2016-17)? And what was the total amount spent on public liability insurance overall?

·    Bedford Borough Council spent £0 on the Insurance of Trees.  Our Public Liability Insurance for 2016-17 was £171,549.·        

I would like to provide the opportunity for interested parties to see a pre-publication draft when it is complete, for information or comments.

Bedford Borough Council would be interested to see a pre-publication draft.  Please send to:

            Paul Pace

            Head of Environment

            Paul.pace@bedford.gov.uk

30/5/178

 

10580

 

Please confirm List of Streets spreadsheet  entitled foi request list of streets BBC.xls under FOI request 7240 still provides the up to date list and  fulfills the obligations of the Council under Highways Act  s37 (6) and (7).

if this is now incorrect please advise current link.

 

Thank you for your request asking for a list of streets maintained by Bedford Borough Council which we received on 2 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The information you have requested changes regularly, as and when new roads are added.  You can find this information on the authority’s website, Online Maps by clicking the following link

Once on the map you can search by address or just navigate around the map. Specific layers of information will need to be turned on by clicking on the box containing the drawing pin icon, which is located under the address section. It’s a long list and not strictly alphabetical. You will find the Highway data just over half way down the list titled “Borough Highways” which you will need to tick.

17/5/17

 

10581

 

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

Eagle Way Harrold Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

 

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

 

4/5/17

 

10582

 

1 . Please disclose how many scheme members have transferred out of your defined benefit pension scheme into cash or money purchase in:
a/ Financial Year 2016-17;
b/ Financial Year 2015-16.
2. Please disclose how many defined benefit transfer values were of the following sums:

* More than £5m;
* Between £2m and £5m;
* Between £1m and £2m;
* Between £500k and £1m;
* Less than £500k.

3. What current multiple of annual pension benefits are you offering for transfer valuations? 

What was the prevailing multiple offered in April ’15 and how and when has it changed since then (up to end of financial year ’16-’17)? For example, rate changed from 14x to 18x in November 2015 and to 22x in February 2016 

4.If you offer different multiples depending on the date the deferred scheme member joined the scheme, please state the multiples offered for the three largest categories of members.

5. What multiple do you offer for those wishing only to take the 25 per cent tax free cash sum?
6. What is the total value you agreed to pay out to members in financial year 2016-17 and financial year 2015-16?

 

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

 

Please find the information you requested attached in regards to pensions

 

17/5/17

 

10583

 

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

Cartmel Priory 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

 

4/5/17

 

10584

 

to request the following information regarding any business your organisation has awarded to Hardscape Products Limited Contract Amount / Spend

  • Details of the contract requirement
  • Name, title and email address of the person who awarded the contract
 

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.

We do have Hardscape Products Ltd on Agresso although it was closed in 2010 due to inactivity on the account. There is no record on Agresso of making any payments to their supplier account

15/5/17

 

10585

 

 

RE:Walsingham Close, Bedford,

  1. Is the Environmental Health Service aware of any current land contamination issues at this property or on properties immediately adjacent to it.
  2. Is the Environmental Health Service currently investigating contamination at this property or on the properties immediately surrounding it, and if so, is the Environmental Health Service currently considering taking any action under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Have requirements of any remediation notice been complied with to the satisfaction of the Environmental Health Service.

  1. Please ascertain from the Planning Department at the Local Authority whether or not the original Planning Consent made any reference to contamination and conditions.
 

Fee not paid therefore closed

 

 

10586

 

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

 Carmichael Drive

Shortstown Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

 

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

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

Search Plans 

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

Please contact

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

 

4/5/17

 

10587

1)      How much money is invested via council-operated pension funds in tobacco companies? I would like this information broken down by year for the past five financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17); and broken down by tobacco companies.

For example: “2012/13 British American Tobacco £24,550”

2)      The level of funding for ‘Stop Smoking’ services provided by the council, over the previous five financial years (as above 2012-2017). For example: “2012/13 £1.26m”

Does the council intend to continue running the Stop Smoking service in future years? I would appreciate just a short answer to this question indicating when, if at all, the service is due to end, and any further information on whether elements of the service are being maintained, e.g. for pregnant women.

 

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) An analysis of the Funds records shows that it owned the following stocks in tobacco companies at the past 5 year end:
31/03/2013 – British American Tobacco £1.613 million
31/03/2014 – British American Tobacco £0.548 million
2)     It should be noted that the service was part of the Public Health transfer to the Local Authority in April 2013, therefore there is no funding within the Local Authority for stop smoking services within 2012/2013.  Following the transfer of the service it has been fully funded by the Public Health Grant.
                             Total
                              £
2013/2014           216,979
2014/2015           354,937
2015/2016           343,653
2016/2017           343,653

Bedford Borough Council has no plans to stop delivering all the current elements of the Stop Smoking Service in future years, which includes smoking in pregnancy

23/5/17

 

10588

 

I would like to exercise my right under freedom of information laws to find out how much your authority has invested in commercial property in the following years: 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017 to date

If the value of the purchases in any one year amount to more than £10 million could I please be given a brief description of the purchases and their individual value. 

 

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.

I would like to exercise my right under freedom of information laws to find out how much your authority has invested in commercial property in the following years:
                         Total
                         £
2012/2013      0
2013/2014      0
2014/2015      11,140,184
2015/2016      0
2016/2017      2,163,630
2017/2018
 (To date)              0

If the value of the purchases in any one year amount to more than £10 million could I please be given a brief description of the purchases and their individual value.              
2014/2015                                  £         
Purchase of 14-28

 Allhallows
- Parade of shops          1,140,184         
CCLA Property

Investment
Fund Purchase             10,000,000        

                                        11,140,184   
Please also include how much has been borrowed from the Public Works Loan Board to help facilitate any purchases in each of these years and the agreed interest rate for repayment and term of loan.
There has been no borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board to facilitate these purchases.

19/5/17

 

10589

 

I would like to request the following information:

- the total amount of expenses claimed by each Bedford councillor for the following years: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/16

- for each councillor who was a councillor for all or part of the time period 2011-2016, how much they claimed as subsistence expenses in each of the five years listed above (or for as many years as are relevant to their term of office during this period)

- for  each councillor who was a councillor for all or part of the time period 2011-2016, how much they claimed as travel expenses in each of the five years listed above (or for as many years as are relevant to their term of office during this period)

 

 

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    regarding councillors

 

19/5/17

 

10590

 

 The total net housing completions across the borough for the year between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017.  Any net housing completions recorded at any point between these dates should also be provided

Thank you for your request for information about housing completions which we received on 3 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The information you have requested is contained within the Housing Monitoring Report 2016/17.  You can find this information on the authority’s website

or by clicking on the following link here

 

31/5/17

 

10591

 

I am carrying out an evaluation of the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme and I would like some information about your council's participation in this programme. If possible, could I get information on how many individuals/families have been settled with the council. Also, was there any mental health screening carried out or offered as part of the programme? Are there any future plans to resettle more refugees, and will mental health screening be offered in the future?

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.

Currently 20 individuals/4 families have been resettled. 

As far as we are aware all health screening takes place in the country of origin.

We have plans to resettled a further 16 families over the next three years in Bedford Borough.

We do not hold any records of any mental health screening.

 

10592

 

All questions relate to people with a disability in council funded care settings:

1.  How many people with a disability were placed in an accommodation based care setting (i.e. supported living, nursing/care home, NHS facility) in the council area over the course of 2016/17?

a.     Please state the average (arithmetic mean) cost per placement. 

2.     How many people with a disability who were living at home, were placed ‘urgently’ in an accommodation based care setting over the course of 2016/17 with a notice period of:

a.     Between three and six months.

b.     Between one and 3 months.

c.     Between one week and one month.

d.     Less than one week.

3.     Please state the average (arithmetic mean) cost per placement to the council of placing a person with a disability in an accommodation based care setting in 2016/17 with a notice period of:

a.     More than six months. 

b.     Between three and six months.

c.     Between one and three months.

d.     Between one week and one month.

e.     Less than one week.

 

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: 

 

Q1      242 clients and an average weekly cost of £633

 

Q2 and Q3

 

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 at the level requested

31/5/17

 

10593

 

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), I request the following information:

1.  How many assaults were reported against your housing staff in the year 2016/17?

2.   How many of the assaults were verbal?

3.  How many of these assaults were physical?

 

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

‘Housing’ is a fairly general term which could be applied to various different activities carried out by the local authority.  We have therefore carried out a search of our database by group to include Adult Services, Environment/Regulatory & Recreational Services, Planning Services and Property Services between 1 May 2016 and 1 May 2017 for violence, verbal abuse and/or threatening behaviour to employees. 

Our search produced zero results.

305/17

 

10594

 

Can you please confirm what allowance for dealing with TUPE has been built into all tenders over the last 5 years since January 2012 and the termination dates of the respective services/leases and commencement date of the new.

 

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 follows:-

The Council can confirm that there has been one instance of a lease renewal where TUPE was considered applicable over the last five years. The details are as follows:-

Harrold Odell Park Café

Termination date of previous lease 31/03/2017

Commencement date of new lease 29/04/2017

21/6/17

 

10595

 

 RE: Firbank Road, Bedford

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

As I am a prospective applicant under regulation 9(1) please advise whether you hold any information on the properties listed above. A yes or no answer for each property will be sufficient to this initial enquiry.

 

 

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. 

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

 

4/5/17

 

10596

 

 combined pricing and quantitative assessment figures" which I would like to view for the tender

 

closed as general busines

 

10597

 

Please can you tell me if Bedford Borough Council has imposed any "article 4 for direction" or "planning conditions" on the Great Denham estate?

Thank you for your request for information about imposing an ‘Article 4 for Direction’ or ‘Planning Conditions’ on the Great Denham development which we received on 4 May 2017.  Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

There is no Article 4 direction relating to the development at Great Denham. The planning conditions attached to the original granting of planning permission is available on the authority’s website

 

At the link here

The planning application reference is 02/00787/OUT and only the numbers (not the 'OUT' part of the reference) need to be inserted in the 'Application Reference' box.

24/5/17

 

10598

 

 Please provide, under Freedom of Information rules, copies of all correspondence and other documents in the Borough's possession in relation to The Jackal public house in Thurleigh going back over the last two years.

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council.  Please note your request has been considered under EIR and FOI and the information requested is below.

Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 – Request No. 10598

General Planning Applications relating to this address can be found on the website here

The site was submitted through the Local Plan 2035 ‘call for sites’ process (Site 550) The Link is here

There is one Building Notice Application on this address which was for a re-roof in 1997 – Application Number BN/97/0175.  The application was submitted by Charles Wells and the works completed on 10 July 1997.

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 10598

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 redacted copies of all Licensing information regarding The Jackal for the last two years.

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

There are six enforcement cases relating to this site which date from 2015 onwards

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

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

States that the information requested is exempt information.

Specifies, that the exemption in question is contained within Section 30(Investigation and proceeding conducted by public authorities) of the FOI Act (FOIA). 

23/6/17

 

10599

 

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

Windrush Avenue

Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

 

 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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

12/5/17

 

10600

 

 ease could you advise me of the name and email address of your Mental Health Commissioner or Mental Health Children's Projects Manager?

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.

However, these are commissioned by Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and their contact details are Karlene Allen, email Karlene.Allen@bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk as the Local Authority does not commission mental health services please let me know if you would like me to transfer your request on to them.

25/5/17

 

10601

 

 a copy of the email clarifications to bidders

 

 

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 contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk to view the attachments

1/6/17

 

 

10602

 

Please can you tell me how much funding your 'health protection' budget (part of the Public Health budget) has received for 2017/18.

Please also tell me how much funding the health protection budget received in 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.

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

                            Total
                             £
2013/2014         63,220
2014/2015         63,960
2015/2016         49,510
2016/2017        49,510
2017/2018        49,510

19/5/17

 

10603

and 10604

 

RE:  CHAGFORD CLOSE, BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE

RE:Goff Place, Wootton

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

 

12/5/17

 

10605

 

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

Days Lane

Biddenham

Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

12/5/17

 

10606

 

The information I am requesting is any contract signed with one or multiple third parties to construct homes (either directly or through subcontractors) since 1st January 2012 either directly with your organisation or via companies owned by your organisation. In particular, the information contained within contracts which I am requesting is:

1. Name of scheme
2. Name of main contractor (and developer, if different)
3. Postal address of the development
4. The planning authority responsible for the site of the homes (if different)
5. Number of homes specified in the contract
6. Scope of works under contract
7. The cost or price for construction, including any subdivision of cost information which is held, such as bills of quantities
8. Internal floor area (total or per unit, divided between private and communal areas in flats or apartments)
9. Sale price of homes, if sold (average or total), initial rental prices (average or total per month/year) if rented.
10. Specification of construction plans, architectural performance specifications, employer requirements, architectural drawings and any other appendices or exhibits to the contract.
11. Date of agreement

Thank you for your request for information about constructing homes which we received on 8 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The Council has not constructed any homes in the period since 1st January 2012 other than six traveller pitches at Kempston Hardwick Caravan Site and 14 traveller pitches at Meadow Lane (the site now known as Willow Drift). Information regarding the development of these traveller pitches is in the public domain.

 

11/5/17

 

10607

 

I would like to receive a copy of your current Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care and also the name and contact details for your Head of Commissioning for Adult Social Care.

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.

Name and contact details for your Head of Commissioning for Adult Social Care?

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

Please provide specific details of the information being sought.: I would like to receive a copy of your current Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care?

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 specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21 of the FOI Act (FOIA).

An explanation follows below.

Our market position statement is currently being updated. In the meantime similar information can be found in the Joint Commissioning Strategies on the website. Further information is available via the following here

 

7/6/17

 

10608

 

we are seeking details as to how many times traffic enforcement officers have visited the parish of sharnbrook in the last 12 months. We are compiling a report for the council and need to know how many times in the last year officers have spent time here monitoring traffic at school peak times.

 

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.

There have been 10 visits to the Sharnbrook village in the last 12 months.

I am unable to say what times as I do not have this information but historically visits are made to the villages specifically for school start and finish times.

9/5/17

 

10609

 

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1 - How many assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were conducted during the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017 by the following:

a.) Council employed Best Interest Assessors.

b.) Independent Best Interest Assessors (not employed directly by the Local Authority).

c.) Mental Health Assessors.

d.) Assessments allocated to 3rd part recruitment agency contracts.

2- Total budget spend on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards from 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017, broken down to include:

a.) The total council spend on DoLS assessments split between employed Best Interest Assessors, Independent Best Interest Assessors, Mental Health Assessors and/or recruitment agencies for the period 01/05/2009 to 01/05/2017

b.) Price paid per BIA assessment.

c.) Price paid per Mental Health Assessment for DoLS.

d.) Total DoLS team budget for 2017-2018.

e.) Details of the current DoLS team members by name / job title and number of qualified Best Interest Assessors working in your local authority. Please include contact details for the current MCA/DoLS Service lead and DoLS team manager.

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

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

The Council has therefore decided to refuse your request.

In terms of total assessments, there have been 3,425 completed between 1st April 2009 and 31st March 2017 (latest available validated data) and many of the questions will require manually checking these records.

7/6/17

 

10610

 

RE: St Andrews Rd Bedford

Copies of tree policies and maintenance

Thank you for your request for information about 5 St Andrews Road, Bedford which we received on 9 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

1. Copies of your tree policies within the period 2008 and 2014 or where to locate said policies if readily accessible in electronic format; - Please refer to attached document - BBC Tree Policy.

2. A copy of your tree maintenance works carried out to the Alder tree under your ownership and control, located to the front left of the above Property (T1 on the attached site plan), between 2008 and 2014, pertaining to but not restricted to recommended works, extent of works completed and inspections; - Please refer to Treewise screenshot - Tree History.

Please note that trees in St Andrews Rd were first plotted in November 2008. Trees that are young, typically below 31 cm in diameter (measured at 1.5m above ground level) are not proactively inspected for risk. 

3. A copy of your risk analysis in respect of trees on and around St Andrews Road, between 2008 and 2014, to include any maintenance regimes, if any, also carried out within this period; - Please refer to attached document - Inspection History.

4. All documentation relating to the T1 Alder tree referred to above. – see attached

5. The number of highway trees under your ownership and control in 2013 (or at present if not available). - 23,917 – present count

6. Details of all trees on St Andrews Road over which the Council has responsibility including:

6.1 Location (by house number) - Please refer to the attached documents: Tree Locations – north, Tree Locations – middle, Tree Locations – south.
6.2 Species - The above also indicates species.
6.3 Maintenance history for the period 2008 to 2014 - Please refer to attached document - 5 St Andrews Rd – Alder Inspection History.

7. Details of the information retained by and/or accessible to you in respect of the soil types in:

7.1 the St Andrews Road area; and
7.2 Bedford generally.

We have ownership of a British Geological Survey Map, 1:50,000 Scale Geology Series, England and Wales, Sheet 203 Bedford, Bedrock & Superficial Deposits.

8. The number of tree related subsidence claims that have been brought against you within the MK40 2 postcode area and St Andrews Road between 2008 and 2014. For each claim please confirm:

8.1 Location of the tree (by house number and street name)
8.2 Species of the implicated tree
8.3 The date of the claim
8.4 The outcome of the claim

The number of tree related subsidence claims that have been brought against the Council within MK40 2 postcode area & St Andrews Road between 2009 & 2014.  We do not have any records for 2008 as this was before unitary and before the JCAD data base system.
Location   

Species of the implicated tree 

 The date of  the claim

The outcome of   the claim


Warwick Ave

 Birch Tree 

01/09/2011 

Settlement made to TP property owner


Chaucer Road

 Lime Tree 

30/01/2012 

Settlement made to TP property owner


Chaucer Road 

Lime Tree 

26/07/2012 

Current – ongoing


Chaucer Road 

Lime Tree 

31/07/2012

 Settlement made to TP property owner
Plese contact freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy of the attachment

3/7/17

 

10611

 

 

RE: Portland Close, Goldington,

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

 

12/5/17

 

10612

 

 1: Do you use the EDOC system for commercial waste?

1b, If not, are there any specific reasons why it has not been implemented?

 2: What commercial waste streams do you collect?

Please answer yes or no.

Refuse:

Mixed Recycling:

Paper:

Cardboard:

Glass:

Plastics:

Food:

Textiles:

Other (Please describe): 

3: Do you enforce Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? (Duty of Care for businesses)?

3.A If yes is this done internally or by an external company?

3.B Is the enforcement facilitated strategically based on intelligence or through random visits?

3.C How many enforcement officers do you have?

3.D Do you offer a grace period when discovering a business is in breach of the EPA where they can improve their compliance? Or is the fixed penalty notice issued immediately?

3.E How many fixed penalty notices have been issued in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for businesses not having Duty of Care/Transfer of Waste documents. 

3.F How many fixed penalty notices have been issued in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for businesses not keeping to the waste hierarchy. Such as keeping waste to a minimum by doing everything they reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste in that order. As enforced by the Environmental Protection Act.

 

4: If applicable, what checks are in place to mitigate commercial and trade waste entering household waste sites?

4:A If applicable, do you allow businesses to take waste to your household waste sites? If so, what are the charges? 

Thank you for your request for information about commercial waste and environment which we received on 9 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Please find the information you requested below in bold:

1:  Do you use the EDOC system for commercial waste? – No

1b,    If not, are there any specific reasons why it has not been implemented? – No

2:    What commercial waste streams do you collect? Please answer yes or no.

Refuse: Yes
Mixed Recycling: Yes
Paper: Yes
Cardboard: Yes
Glass: No
Plastics: No
Food: No
Textiles: No
Other (Please describe): Green waste

3:    Do you enforce Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990? (Duty of Care for businesses)? – Yes

3.A  If yes is this done internally or by an external company?- Internally

3.B   Is the enforcement facilitated strategically based on intelligence or through random visits? - This can form proactive visits where we will target an area to check   compliance or as a result of another ongoing investigation such as fly tipping.

3.C   How many enforcement officers do you have? - 4 x full time

3.D   Do you offer a grace period when discovering a business is in breach of the EPA where they can improve their compliance? Or is the fixed penalty notice issued    immediately? - This is very much dependent on the nature of the investigation, how long the business has been trading, the quantity of waste they produce and         whether they have had a commercial waste contract in the past. The Fixed Penalty Notice can only be issued after a notice requesting waste documents has be      served and subsequently failed to comply with the notice.

3.E      How many fixed penalty notices have been issued in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for businesses not having Duty of Care/Transfer of Waste documents.
2014 - 7
2015 - 2
2016 - 1

3.F      How many fixed penalty notices have been issued in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for businesses not keeping to the waste hierarchy. Such as keeping waste to a minimum by   doing everything they reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste in that order. As enforced by the Environmental Protection Act. - There is no Fixed Penalty   Notice for this offence.

4:    If applicable, what checks are in place to mitigate commercial and  trade waste entering household waste sites? - A permit scheme is in operation at the site. Please see     this link for details:

4:A      If applicable, do you allow businesses to take waste to your household waste sites? If so, what are the charges? - We are about to launch (on 5th June) a new scheme to         permit commercial waste to be deposited at our HWRC site. Information on charges will be published at the above link shortly.

1/6/17

 

10613

 

1.Approx. how many service users do you provide domiciliary care to via providers directly contracted to the Local Authority? 
2.Approx. how many care calls are delivered each week? 
3.Approx. how many hours of care are delivered each week? 
4.Could you give a brief description of your local authority area to give an idea of the concentration of care delivery in your area?(e.g. rural, high-density urban etc)
5.How do you commission individual care packages? (Eg via a Care Brokerage team / social work team / IT mini-competition system etc)
6.Do you block purchase any dom care services (emergency night sits, day time rotas) etc to increase capacity availability?
7.Do you commission specific start times for dom care calls, or do you indicate an appropriate time banding / time of day for the call to be delivered? (Eg between 8:00 – 9:00am, ‘morning call’ etc)
Commissioning of Services
8.Do all of your dom care service users fall under the same contract, or do you have separate contracts for Learning Disability dom care, Mental Health dom care etc?
9.Could you give a brief description of your model of domiciliary care provision?
Quality Monitoring
10.What various forms of monitoring are utilised to evaluate the quality of the service?
11.What are your KPI’s?
12.How do you monitor missed calls? Do you rely on providers reporting this to you, or do you monitor their electronic call monitoring systems independently / run reports?
13.What time period do you apply to deem a care call as ‘missed’? Eg any call delivered 1 hour earlier / later than the agreed commissioned call time is a ‘missed’ call
Payments
14.What is your average hourly rate for standard day time dom care?
15.Do you pay the providers on commissioned hours, or actual hours delivered?
16.Do you pay in “blocks” of time? (e.g. 15 minute minimum, 30 minute minimum, minute-by-minute etc) Have you found this method to have any advantages/drawbacks?
17.Do you use Electronic Call Monitoring (ECM) to calculate payments for dom care packages, or are invoices still used?
General Information
18.What difficulties are you finding that face the dom care market currently? (Eg staff recruitment and retention, appropriate management at local level, communication, staff wages etc) Has there been any activity (successful or unsuccessful) taken to try and resolve this, and what was the result? 

 

 

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

 

Please see attached.

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

 

8/6/17

 

10614

 

1:  Please provide the location of all currently operational “School Crossing Patrol Sites” in the borough.

2:  Please provide the location and the dates of closure (dis-establishment) of any “School Crossing Patrol Site” in the borough. Time Span:  Any time frame would be appreciated If it is easily obtained from 3 to 10 years; or alternatively any significant date that mass closure occurred

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 and this is provided below.

1: The location of the current operational School Crossing Patrol sites are as follows:

·       Bedford Road/Bedford Road Primary School entrance, Kempston

·       Avon Drive opposite nos.11 & 13, Brickhill

·       Old Ford End Rd/Saunders Gardens

·       Curlew Crescent/Kestrel Rd/Hawk Drive, Brickhill

·       Barkers Lane/King Edward Road, Goldington

·       Waveney Ave /Falcon Avenue, Brickhill

·       Chiltern Avenue/ Brendon Avenue, Bedford

·       Polhill Avenue/Castle - Newnham Primary School entrance (dual site)

·       Bedford Road/School Entrance, Wootton (current School Crossing Patrol vacancy advertised)

·       Polhill Avenue/Haylands Way, Bedford

·       Putnoe Lane/Green Acres

·       Opposite 13 Cause End Road, Wootton

·       Hawk Drive/Scott Primary School entrance, Brickhill

·       Haylands Way/Mendip Crescent, Putnoe, Bedford

·       Haylands Way / Chiltern Avenue

·       Polhill Avenue/Haylands Way, Bedford (dual site)

·       De Parys Avenue/School entrance, Bedford

·       Putnoe Lane / Poplar Avenue

·       Hillgrounds Road, Kempston  (currently vacant not advertised due to school closure but not yet dis-established)

·       Orchard Street / The Hollies, Kempston

2:The former Putnoe Street /Church Lane School Crossing Patrol site was formally dis-established in September 2011.  (There has never been any “mass” closure of School Crossing Patrol sites in Bedford.)

19/6/17

 

10615

 

With regard to the Evaluation Report for the Bedford Townscape Heritage Initiative Evaluation Report dated December 2016 can you tell me if:

1) The report was produced by an in-house officer of your council or an external individual/company.

2) If it was an officer of the council can you tell me their Job Title, their position within the team structure and their involvement with the THI scheme (i.e project manager etc).

3) If it was an external individual/company, can you tell me what criteria you based your selection on i.e: qualifications and/or experience and which qualifications/experience it was that you stipulated when inviting expressions of interest/quotations/tenders

 

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

1)     The report was written by the THI Project Manager who was an in-house officer employed by the Council on a five year fixed term contract.

2)     As above, the job title was THI Project Manager and reported into the Economic Development Manager for Town Centre Projects & Research.  The same PM remained in place for the full 5 year term of the project, managing the scheme from September 2011 to December 2016

3)     Not Applicable

 

 17/5/17

 

10616

 

Would you please advise me as to whether there are any current plans to re provide the Dove Lane home for people with learning disabilities. It is owned by Aldwyck HA and managed by Turning Point and some years ago was considered to be outdated.

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.

Would you please advise me as to whether there are any current plans to re provide the Dove Lane home for people with learning disabilities. It is owned by Aldwyck HA and managed by Turning Point and some years ago was considered to be outdated?

Pursuant to Section 17 (1) of the Act the Council specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 21 of the FOI Act (FOIA).

The Learning Disabilities Accommodation Strategy is in the public domain and  this sets out the Council’s overall approach.

There is a proposal to re-provide the Dove Lane scheme at The Bury Kempston. This is available on the Council’s website. Planning Reference 15/02358/MAF. Planning Permission was refused (decision issued 22July 2016). This decision is currently subject to an appeal.

8/6/17

 

10617

 

I have been using your planning website recently with regards to the development at a former RAF base – 13/00765/EXTM and have identified that condition 20 relates to contaminated land, are you able to confirm whether this condition has been discharged?

 

Closed as General Business

5/6/17

 

10618

 

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

Hastings Crescent

Shortstown

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

 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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

19/5/17

 

10619

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information regarding spending and contracts for older person’s social services

1. Who within the Local Authority, has the commissioning responsibility for adults aged 65+? Please provide their:

 a.     Name

 b.     Job title

 c.     Telephone number

 d.     Email address

2. Please provide the gross total expenditure on older person’s (age 65+) services, including new placements each year and those who are already receiving the service at any time during the year. Please provide:

 a.     The total amount of expenditure allocated to residential care

 b.     The total amount of expenditure allocated to nursing care

 c.     The total amount of expenditure allocated to domiciliary care (home care)

 Please supply this information by financial year for 2013/14 to 2016/17 (give budgeted spend for 2017/18 if figures are available)

 

3. Please provide figures for the number of older people (age 65+) that the council has funded in:

 a.     Residential care

 b.     Residential EMI care

 c.     Nursing care

 d.     Nursing EMI care

 e.     Domiciliary care (home care)

 Please supply this information by financial year for 2013/14 to 2016/17 (give budgeted spend for 2017/18 if figures are available)

 

4. Please provide figures for the number of new placements that the council has made for older people (age 65+):

 a.    Residential care

 b.     Residential EMI care

 c.     Nursing care

 d.     Nursing EMI care

 e.     Domiciliary care (home care)

Please supply this information by financial year for 2013/14 to 2016/17 (give budgeted spend for 2017/18 if figures are available)

 

5. Please provide figures for the number of older people (age 65+) that are privately funded. By privately funded we mean the service user or service user’s family are privately paying for the care with no council fee payment.

 a.     In residential care

 b.     In residential EMI care

 c.     In nursing care

 d.     In nursing EMI care

 e.     In domiciliary care (home care)

Please supply this information by financial year for 2013/14 to 2016/17 (give budgeted spend for 2017/18 if figures are available)

 

6. Please provide the figures for the numbers of older people (age 65+) that the council has placed and have Local Authority funding, but are also subject to the service user paying a top up. By ‘top ups’ we mean any additional fees that the service user or service user’s family pay to make up the full total of the fee that the home is asking for.

 a.     In residential care

 b.     In residential EMI care

 c.     In nursing care

 d.     In nursing EMI care

Please supply this information by financial year for 2013/14 to 2016/17 (give budgeted spend for 2017/18 if figures are available)

 

7. Please provide figures for the number of care homes in the council area that are registered with the council and the council will contract with:

 a.     Older person’s residential care

 b.     Older person’s nursing care

 c.     Older person’s dual registered residential and nursing care

 c.     EMI care

 

8.     Does the Local Authority have a banding system for fee rates? By ‘banding system’ we mean different levels of fees for certain residential care, residential EMI care, nursing care and nursing EMI care. Or different levels of fees for a council’s own criteria i.e. inspection reports. By ‘fees’ we mean rates that the Local Authority pay to care providers. (Yes or No)

 

9. If the answer to question 8 is ‘no’ then what are the Local Authority fees for 2017/18. By ‘fees’ we mean rates that the Local Authority pay to care providers. For:

 a.     Older person’s residential placements

 b.     Older person’s residential EMI placements

 c.     Older person’s nursing placements

 d.     Older person’s nursing EMI placements

 

10.  If the answer to question 8 is ‘yes’, how are fee bands defined/structured for (Example- Band 1, Band 2, Band 3; or Gold, Silver, Bronze; etc)

 a.     Older person’s residential placements

 b.     Older person’s residential EMI placements

 c.     Older person’s nursing placements

 d.     Older person’s nursing EMI placements

 

11.  What are the 2017/18 fees associated with each band for (Example Band 1 - £500 per week)

 a.     Older person’s residential placements

 b.     Older person’s residential EMI placements

 c.     Older person’s nursing placements

 d.     Older person’s nursing EMI placements

 

12.  Who are the Local Authorities preferred providers for the following. By preferred provider we mean list of the care homes or services that would be placed within preferentially over other homes or services.

 a.     Older person’s residential placement

 b.     Older person’s residential EMI placement

 c.     Older person’s nursing placement

 d.     Older person’s nursing EMI placement

 e.     Domiciliary care (home care)

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 not hold the information you requested.

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

The Council has therefore decided to refuse your request.

Many of the questions will need manually checking of potentially 1,000 records to answer and therefore would exceed the limit set by Freedom of Information.

24/5/17

 

10620

 

 

By cyber attack I am referring to the unauthorised access or deliberate disruption of a computer system or a device.

Types of cyber attack could include, but are not limited to: ransomware, denial of service, phishing and spear phishing etc

By data, I am referring to any information held on your computer systems or devices

Please could you answer the following:-

1.      Does your organisation keep an incident log of cyber attacks?

2.      How many cyber attacks - attempted and successful - were recorded against your organisation in the last three financial years, year-by-year (ie 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)?

3.      Where cyber attacks were successful, what kind of data and what amount of data, if any, was lost or stolen? Was it confidential?

4.      For each case, please confirm:- the type of attack (eg ransomware, denial of service etc)

5.      What demand, if any, was made to resolve the attack? Did the organisation comply?

6.      Whether the attack was reported to police or other responsible authority? Was the attacker traced/convicted?

 

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 in spreadsheet format, as requested.

 

15/5/17

 

10621

 

  • how much of your transport budget has been spent on air pollution work, or will be spent, for each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18.
  • How much of your public health budget has been spent on air pollution work for each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18.
  • If your air pollution work has not come under either the transport or public health budgets please list which budget line this came under and how much was spent for each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18 and which budget line this falls under.

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 here on air pollution

 

 

7/6/17

 

10622

 

Please can you tell me how many FTE staff you have had working on air pollution in each year from 2010-11 to 2017-18.

 

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 contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for the attachment.

 

9/6/17

 

10623

 

 1. Whether the council has paid a private agency or agencies to provide at-home-care for the elderly and/or infirm within the last 12
month period for which information is available.
2. Details of which agency/agencies were used during the last 12 month
period for which information is available.
3. How much money was paid to each agency/agencies in fees during the
last 12 month period for which information is available.
4. What proportion of the total cost to the customer these fees
represented (if known)

 Applicant did not respond to request for clarification.  Request closed.

 

 

10624

 

Our request is for information relating to contracts between your Authority and the following Companies:

•             Broadwater Leisure Limited (Company no: 04383905)

•             Parkwood Project Management Limited (Company no: 03330400)

•             Parkwood Leisure Limited (Company no: 03232979)

•             Parkwood Community Leisure Limited (Company no: 06054092)

•             Parkwood Holdings Limited (Company no: 02733592)

•             Parkwood Leisure Holdings Limited (Company no: 08923607)

•             Leisureplan Limited (Company no: 04351431)

•             Legacy Leisure Limited (Company no: 08361324)

•             Any other companies within the Parkwood Group

The information we would need regarding such contracts with the above companies is:

•     Does your Authority currently have a contract(s) with any of the above companies for provision of works and/or services at any of your leisure facilities? If so, please provide the year when each of them commenced and the length of each of the contracts?

•     Did your Authority have in the past a contract(s) with any of the above companies for provision of works and/ services at any of your leisure facilities? If so, when did they terminate? Did they terminate on the contracts' expiry date or were they terminated early by your 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.

 

•   Does your Authority currently have a contract(s) with any of the above companies for provision of works and/or services at any of your leisure facilities? If so, please provide the year when each of them commenced and the length of each of the contracts? - No

•    Did your Authority have in the past a contract(s) with any of the above companies for provision of works and/ services at any of your leisure facilities? If so, when did they terminate? Did they terminate on the contracts' expiry date or were they terminated early by your Authority?" - No

 

15/5/17

 

10625

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information regarding Fostering placements for Looked After Children.

1.     Who, within the Local Authority, has commissioning responsibility for fostering placements for Looked After Children? Please provide the following:

a. Name

b. Job title

c. Direct phone number

e. Email address.

2.     Please provide a list of preferred independent fostering agencies. By ‘preferred’ we mean those agencies that would be considered and chosen for placements on a preferential basis by the council.

3.     Please provide the following fee related information:

a. The current 2017/18 fee for foster parents (i.e. the pay foster parent would receive)

b. The current 2017/18 amount given for basic fostering allowances.

4.     Please provide the following information related to Fostering placements for Looked After Children. Please provide actual figures for years 2013/14 to 2016/17, as well as predicted figures for 2017/18.

a. The number of children cared for by a foster carer provided by the Council

b. The number of children cared for by a foster carer arranged through an independent fostering agency

5.    What is the gross total expenditure on fostering services for Looked After Children? Please provide actual figures for financial years 2013/14 to 2016/17, as well as budgeted expenditure for 2017/18.

 

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 click here for the information on fostering placements for looked after children

 

 

Fostering allowance attachment

9/6/17

 

10626

 

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

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

RE:Ryswick Road, Kempston,

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

19/5/17

 

10627

 

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

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

RE: Shay Lane, Huntingdon,

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

 

19/5/17

 

10628

 

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

Bower Street

Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

 

 

 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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

19/5/17

 

10629

 

Please can I request the following information: 

1. Please could you provide the number of Community Protection Notices (CPN) issued to a person responsible for a dog when the dog has shown it's capable of aggression since October 2014.

1 (a) if possible, the month and year of when the CPN was issued.

2. Please can you provide what the CPN ordered the responsible person to do, eg. do specified things like muzzling the dog.

3. Please can you provide the details as to who the person was that issued the CPN, i.e. a police officer, a council officer etc.

4. Please can you provide further detail if anyone issued with a CPN has not complied with that notice, i.e. been given a fine, the dog being removed etc.

5. When issuing a CPN, do you also inform the police?

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

1.  Please could you provide the number of Community Protection Notices (CPN) issued to a person responsible for a dog when the dog has shown it's capable of aggression since October 2014. 
There have been no CPNs issued to a person responsible for a dog when the dog has shown it's capable of aggression since October 2014, however Bedford Borough Council works in partnership with a number of agencies to deal with risks to public safety, in circumstances such as described incidences of aggressive dogs would also be a consideration for Bedfordshire Police. 
1.(a) If possible, the month and year of when the CPN was issued – n/a 
2.     Pleasecanyou providewhat the CPN ordered the responsible person to do, eg. do specified things like muzzling the dog – n/a
 3.     Pleasecanyou providethe details as to who the person was that issued the CPN, i.e. a police officer, a council officer etc – n/a
 4.   Please can you providefurtherdetail ifanyone issued with a CPN has not complied with that notice, i.e. been given a fine, the dog being removed etc. 
Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice would result appropriate legal action and/or prosecution through the Court system. 
5.     When issuing a CPN, do you also inform the police? 
Bedford Borough Council are not required to inform Police about the issue of a Community Protection Notice.

 

10630

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please could you provide answers to the following information regarding your Council's planning policies/application on shipping container homes.

1.     How many planning applications have been submitted since 2006 to use shipping containers to build a permanent home? Please indicate the status: APPROVED / REJECTED OR PENDING?

 

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

1.    How many planning applications have been submitted since 2006 to use shipping containers to build a permanent home? Please indicate the status: APPROVED / REJECTED OR PENDING? - The Council has not received any applications for the use of shipping containers as a dwelling. 

2.    Under your Development Plans, which Core Strategy could be used in assessing, shipping containers as a sustainable housing solution within your local authority? Please expand on the decision. - The Council has specific policies which developers would be expected to have regard to and these can be found as BE 30 under the 2002 Local Plan and CP7 (Meeting housing needs), CP8 (affordable housing), CP16 (Housing in the rural Policy Area) CP17 (Affordable Housing to meet Local Needs in the rural area)  CP21 of the 2008 Core Strategy & Rural issues Plan, the text of which can be found on the Council’s website here

3.   What supporting documentation is required by a self-builder/construction professional to show compliance with planning policies for shipping containers as a sustainable housing solution? - This information which an applicant would be expected to provide in the submission of a planning application is set out on the Council’s website here

4.         Would building a shipping container home onto a solid foundation change the status from moveable/temporary to a permanent structure? Please expand on your answer. – If a container were to be used as dwelling and the question of whether such a structure would be regarded as permanent is a matter of fact and degree depending on the particular circumstances of each proposal and how it is attached to the ground.  Planning permission would be required in either case but whether temporary or permanent would depend on where the structure was placed and the connection of services to allow the structure to function as a dwelling.

16/5/17

 

10631

 

Name, email and telephone number of the person responsible for managing the groundscare/ open spacesIs the mowing out sourced to a contractor? If so, who?List of all mowing machinery owned by the council excluding any hand held machinery e.g. pedestrian mowers and strimmer’s.

Thank you for your request for information about grounds care/open spaces which we received on 12 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

1. Name, email and telephone number of the person responsible for managing the groundscare/ open spaces. - Paul Pace, Head of Environment,     e-mail: paul.pace@bedford.gov.uk, Tel: 01234 718275

2  Is the mowing out sourced to a contractor? If so, who? - Delivered in house, only exception is a small amount of high speed highway verge maintenance which is contracted to Agriplant

3.  List of all mowing machinery owned by the council excluding any hand held machinery e.g. pedestrian mowers and strimmer’s. - Please see attached which includes all tractors due to use with gangs/flails

Please contact

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

18/5/17

 

10632

 

Freedom of information request local authorities – employment support

How much did your local authority area spend on employment support services for people with a learning disability in the following financial years, and how many people with a learning disability did this investment support in that period.

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/ 2013

2011/2012

2010/2011

If the local authority does not hold the data for learning disability specifically, please instead provide the data of how much your local authority area spent on employment services for disabled people in the same years, and how many people did this investment support.

If the local authority does not hold the data for learning disability or disability specifically, please instead provide the data of how much your local authority area spent on employment services for all unemployed people in the same years, and how many people did this investment support.

If you hold data for all three, or two of the three above, please provide the information for all of those, unless this takes the request above the cost threshold, in which case, please prioritise learning disability.

If providing this information for all the years outlined takes this request above the cost threshold, please provide data for the following years only:

2015/2016

2012/2013

2010/2011

If these three outlined years still take this request over the cost threshold, please provide data for the following years only:

2015/2016

2010/2011

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

Freedom of information request local authorities – employment support

How much did your local authority area spend on employment support services for people with a learning disability in the following financial years, and how many people with a learning disability did this investment support in that period:

2015/2016 – 37       £92,078

2014/2015 – 29       £114,871

2013/2014 – 29       £105,520

2012/ 2013 – 26      £90,248

2011/2012 – 21       £100,225

2010/2011 – 19       £105,797

12/6/17

 

10633

 

Quite recently you kindly sent me a copy of the list of licensed HMOs within Bedford Borough. It was for February this year. I would be really grateful if you could email me another copy if it has been updated since then ( and let me know if not).

I've also got some questions about how the mandatory licensing scheme is improving property standards within these premises and what evidence you might have to support such an assertion. Are you able to talk to me about that, or show me evidence, or would that need to be made under a freedom of information request?

I confirm that we do hold the information you requested. The information requested i.e. list of licensed Houses in Multiple Occupation within the Borough, is enclosed with this letter.

Please contact:

freedomofinformation@bedford.gov.uk for a copy.

 

12/6/17

 

10634

 

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

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

RE: Saunders Field, Kempston,

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

 

19/5/17

 

10635

 

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

Ditmas Avenue

Kempston

Bedford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

  

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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

19/5/17

 

10636

 

RE: Telecare and community equipment services

I require all  information held  on this contract such as dates, value , spent, renewal dates etc

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 follows:-

Details of all current contracts you have, including the name, address and contact details of the service provider.

Provider Name: Aragon Housing Association

Address:  Katherine's House/Dunstable St, Bedford MK45 2JP

Telephone No: 0300 123 5544

Provider Name: Millbrook Healthcare (please note that the contract is held by Luton Council and Bedford Borough Council buy services via a Service Level Agreement)

Address:  Unit 3 & 4, Arkwright Industrial Estate, Bedford MK42 0LE

Telephone No: 0333 003 8074

The renewal date of the contract.

Aragon Housing - This is a rolling contract and will be reviewed within Financial Year 2017/18

Millbrook Healthcare - This is a 3 years + 2 years contract. The earliest renewal date will be 1st April 2020

Start date of the contract.

Aragon Housing – 1st January 2007

Millbrook Healthcare – 1st April 2017.

Value of the contract.

Aragon Housing – This is a demand-led provision. The average annual contract value is £232,000

Millbrook Healthcare – This is a demand-led provision. The average annual contract value is £293,000

Spend on telecare for previous financial year 2016-17.

Expenditure               Net Expenditure

   £312,058                     £267,058

Spend on community equipment for previous financial 2016-17.

Expenditure        Net Expenditure

£291,779              £211,779

Number of citizens receiving a telecare service funded by the local authority.

2016/17 = 80 people

Commissioning officer name, email address and phone number.

Roslyn Harding, Roslyn.harding@bedford.gov.uk 01234 228940.

13/6/17

 

10637

 

Internal emails between Pinchmill School and  X

Further to your request for information dated Monday, 15th May 2017, I can confirm that the information you requested is held under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the Council, for the reasons that follow, declines to disclose the information requested.

You requested emails  Pinchmill School.

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

1.   States that personal data is exempt information.

2.    Specifies, that the exemption in question is the subject of an absolute exemption contained within Section 40 (sub-sections to be specified) of the FOI Act (FOIA).

You can request this information as Subject Access Request, if you would like to raise this as a SAR, please contact Pinchmill Lower School at enquiries@pinchmill.beds.sch.uk.

19/5/17

 

10638

 

please provide details of any information you hold on the following, within the area covered by your council?Entries on the Public Register for Contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) since 2015.

Thank you for your request for information regarding information held by the Council concerning the register of contaminated land within the Borough of Bedford.  Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and I have answered your questions below.

1.  There have been no entries made on the Council’s public register for contaminated land since 2015.  The Council’s contaminated land regime is principally administered in conjunction with the development management/town and country planning processes, therefore as development occurs in future within the Borough the entries made on the public register may change.

13/6/17

 

10639

 

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

High Street

Great Barford

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

3.1 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.2 – Highways Development Control Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.10 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.12 – Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.14 - Environmental Health Department, Bedford Borough Council

3.15 – Planning Department, Bedford Borough Council

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

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 to view the environmental information.

 

19/5/17

 

 

10640

 

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

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

RE: Austin Cannons Way,  Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

Thank you for your 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. 

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

 

19/5/17

 

10641

 

Please would you disclose:

1. The total number of computers on the network in your head council office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads).

2. The total number of computers on the network in your head office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads) that have Microsoft Windows XP as their operating system.

3. The amount of money spent, or allocated to spend, on upgrading the Windows XP operating system in the current financial year.

4. The total amount of any monies paid to Microsoft for services relating to support for Windows XP in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years

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 total number of computers on the network in your head council office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads).

893 laptops and 1069 desktop computers

2.  The total number of computers on the network in your head office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads) that have Microsoft Windows XP as their operating system. None.

3. The amount of money spent, or allocated to spend, on upgrading the Windows XP operating system in the current financial year. £0

4. The total amount of any monies paid to Microsoft for services relating to support for Windows XP in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.   £0

2/6/17

 

10642

 

I request a copy of the quarterly public records from Q1 2017 of the following information at the partnership level,

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

2.       Commitments made to each partnership.

3.       Contributions drawn down since inception.

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

5.       Net Asset Value of each partnership.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

Please find the information you requested attached

Please contact

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

 

17/5/17

 

10643

 

I would like to request the number of recorded deaths for homeless people in your local authority for the time period 01/01/2015 - 15/5/2017. This would include all who had an open homelessness application, accessed homeless services or was known to be a rough sleeper by your local authority. I would like the information broken down by month and by age of the deceased. 

 

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 not hold the information you requested.

 

Please note we do not hold this information.

 

 

13/6/17

 

10644

 

I would like to inquire about what investments your councils pension fund has in arms manufacturers. Specifically I would like a list of arms companies that the pension fund invests in and how much each investment is worth.These would include investments in companies such as, but not limited to: BAE Systems, Thales Group, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Halliburton and Lockheed Martin

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, which is below:

Bedfordshire Pension Fund does not directly own any of the investments identified

 

 

17/5/17

 

10645

 

Please can you send me a full list of businesses and charities that have become liable for non domestic rates between the 1st and the 15th May 2017.  I would like the business name and full address, along with the property description and the date of liability please

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

As a rule these will be updated as

follows:

Business Rates Data Sets – Monthly Balances

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

 Credit Balances – Bi-monthly

17/5/17

 

10646

 

 Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request details relating to total spend on textbooks in your Local Education Authority.
In particular, I would like to request the following information:

1.      How much was spent on textbooks in total by a) primary schools and b) secondary schools in each of the last five financial years?

2.      How much was spent in total on all classroom learning resources by a) primary schools and b) secondary schools, with an indication of what resources this would cover, in each of the last five financial years.

3.      What was the total amount of funding provided for all proposes to a) primary and b) secondary schools in the Local Education Authority in each of the last five financial years and how many schools that funding related to.

4.      What was the number of a) primary school and b) secondary school children in the Local Education Authority in each of the last five financial years?

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.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request details relating to total spend on textbooks in your Local Education Authority.
In particular, I would like to request the following information:

1.   How much was spent on textbooks in total by a) primary schools and b) secondary schools in each of the last five financial years?

Answer:  This data is not held by the local authority as expenditure is not recorded at this level of detail.  However, please see the response to Question  2 as expenditure on textbooks is included within the category E19 – Learning Resources

2.    How much was spent in total on all classroom learning resources by a) primary schools and b) secondary schools, with an indication of what resources this would cover, in each of the last five financial years.

Answer:

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 21 (Information accessible to applicant by other means) of the FOI Act (FOIA).

An explanation follows below.

Bedford Borough Schools income and expenditure is recorded within the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR)  framework which is available on the Bedford Borough website for the financial years 2009/2010 to 2015/2016 using the following link here

The link entitled

 “Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) Framework Guidance” will take you to the gov.uk site which provides detailed guidance to the data.  Opening these documents will provide full details of the income and expenditure that is included within each of the column headings e.g.  E19 – Learning Resources. The CFR data for 2016/2017 financial year will not be available until August 2017.

1.                 What was the total amount of funding provided for all proposes to a) primary and b) secondary schools in the Local Education Authority in each of the last five financial years and how many schools that funding related to.

Answer: Please see response to Question 2

2. What was the number of a) primary school and b) secondary school children in the Local Education Authority in each of the last five financial years?

Answer:

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 21 (Information accessible to applicant by other means) of the FOI Act (FOIA).

An explanation follows below.

This information is available via the DfE page “Statistics: school and pupil numbers” in the first instance

The information you are requesting is published annually here in a report entitled ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ (data from 2010 is available here).

Each year has related LA tables giving the breakdown they require (e.g. see the latest 2016 report - table 7b gives them headcount by type of school including independent schools)

Please note that Bedford middle schools are/were deemed secondary and so the year 5 and 6 pupils are counted in the secondary figures. However the underlying data is available for each year on the relevant page where you can pick up numbers of pupils in each year group.

24/5/17

 

10647

 

 Please provide the following details for all payments received
under Section 106 planning agreements:

1.  The value of the payment
2.  The purpose of the payment
3.   The amount of the payment that has been spent
4.  The amount that has been committed, but not spent
5.  The amount that has not been committed or spent
6. The amount that has been repaid 7. The reason for the repayment
Please provide these details for the following years:

a.            Q1 to 7  for 2015-2016
b.            Q1 to 7  for 2014-2015
c.             Q1 to 7  for 2013-2014
d.            Q1 to 7  for 2012-2013
e.            Q1 to 7  for 2011-2012

f.             Q1 to 7  for 2010-2011
g.            Q1 to 7  for 2009-2010
h.            Q1 to 7  for 2008-2009

i               Q5  Please also provide details of any unspent money that dates back prior to 2008-09.

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

 

16/8/17

 

 10648

 

 

Could you provide information on the number of times you have moved travellers on, how long it takes, as well as the costs of moving them on. Could you provide this in table form for the past three financial years, or up until the most recent date that you hold records to. If it is possible, I would like this part of the response in table form. I would like the date you were alerted to each incident in the first row. Could you then provide corresponding rows for: 

length of time it took to move the travellers on

cost in legal fees - to obtain and deliver directions to leave to travellers, and to obtain court date and summons to evict them

cost of booking bailiffs and paying bailiffs to remove travellers

cost of clean up after removal

cost of target hardening/ improving defences to prevent travellers returning

any additional costs

Could you also total the costs for each year and give the average number of time it took to move travellers on each year. 

Thank you for your request for information about unauthorised encampments which we received on 16 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. 

 

Please find attached the information you requested

 

Please contact

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

12/6/17

 

10649

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding care and education for children with special educational needs (SEN).

1.       Please could you supply the name, job title, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for children’s SEN placements.

2.       Please provide the total number of children funded by the local authority with special educational needs. To clarify those children who have an EHC plan or statement of SEN/SEND where the local authority pays for their package of care. Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

3.       Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) both in local authority special schools and independent special schools, please provide the number of children that are in:

a. day placements; (To clarify, we mean placements where there is no residential overnight stay.)

b. 52 week placements; (To clarify, 52 week placements refer to schools which have the residential capacity to care for their students throughout the 52 weeks of the year.)

c. 38 week placements. (To clarify, 38 week placement indicates that a school has residential capacity to care for children only during term time, of which there are 38 weeks in the year.)

To clarify we do not require information on day placements when the child attends a local mainstream school which can be classed as a day placement, we require SEN special school figures only. Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

4.       Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are looked after children. Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

5.       Of the total number children with SEN (q.2) please provide;

a.        the number with a special educational need related to Autism;

b.       the number with a special educational need related to Asperger’s;

c.        the number with a Learning Disability: Multiple/Profound;

d.       the number with a Learning Disability: Specific/Moderate;

e.       the number with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (also referred to as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties; sometimes abbreviated SEMH, BESD or EBD).

Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

6.       Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are in Independent Special Schools. Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

7.       Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are in out-of-area placements. By out of area placements we mean those children placed in SEN schools outside of the Local Authority boundary. Please provide the figures by financial year for 2015/16, 2016/17 and predicted or forecasted figures for 2017/18.

 8.       Please provide the Local Authority’s total expenditure on SEN placements in Independent Special Schools for each of the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17, and where possible, budgeted expenditure for 2017/18. If expenditure for 2017/18 is not yet available, please provide projected expenditure. To clarify only data for independent schools for children with special educational needs.

 

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 regarding SEN

 

14/6/17

 

10650

 

Could you please provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1.  The number of potholes reported within your local authority area in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (to date), broken down by year.

2  The minimum depth and width (in inches or cm) a reported pothole must be in order to be recorded as a pothole by your local authority.

3.  he number of potholes repaired within your local authority area in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (to date), broken down by year.

4.  The amount of money the local authority has spent on repairing potholes within your local authority area in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (to date), broken down by year.

5. The amount of money the local authority has spent in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (to date), broken down by year, on paying compensation to claimants where vehicle damage was caused by potholes/damaged road surfaces.

 

Thank you for your request for information about potholes which we received on 16 May 2017. Your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.  The information you have requested is as follows:

1. The number of potholes reported within your local authority area in:

2014 - 1434

2015 - due to a change in IT systems, we do not hold this information

2016 - 1100

2017 – 897 to date

2. The minimum depth and width (in inches or cm) a reported pothole must be in order to be recorded as a pothole by your local authority.

Category 1 Potholes must be a minimum of 50mm depth, 150mm wide and have a vertical side.  Category 1 potholes are made safe or repaired within 24hrs.

All other potholes are Category 2 and are repaired during planned programmed works.

3. The number of potholes repaired within your local authority area in

 2014 - 729

2015 - due to a change in IT Systems, we do not hold this information

 2016 - 2600

 2017 –1842 to date

4. The amount of money the local authority has spent on repairing potholes within your local authority area in:

 2013/14 - £500,907

 2014/15 - £1,092,856

 2015/16 - £895,214

  2016/17 - £758,322

5. The amount of money the local authority has spent  on paying compensation to claimants whose vehicles have been damaged by potholes/road surface in:

   2014 - £10,564

  2015 - £12,303

  2016 - £738

  2017 - £3,410 to date

14/6/17

 

10651

 

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

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

RE:Lakeside Way, Wixams, Bedford

Con29 Questions

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

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

Con29 3.11 Has any enforceable order or decision been made to compulsorily purchase or acquire the property?

Con29 3.12 Do any of the following apply (including any relating to land adjacent to or adjoining the property which has been identified as contaminated land because it is in such a condition that harm or pollution of controlled waters might be caused on the property) –

(a) a contaminated land notice;

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

(i) a decision to make an entry; or

(ii) an entry; or

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

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

 

 

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. 

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

 

19/5/17

 

10652

 

Please supply me with the following statistics for your Council for Goods and Services procurement where 'goods' are tangible products such as pens or computers, generally known as supplies; 'works' are "the construction or demolition of buildings, both residential and non-residential, repair to the fabric of these buildings, construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and the installation of gas, electric, and plumbing services" and 'services' are the provision of an intangible product such as care or refuse collection, whether it is carried out internally or externally. The following payments should be INCLUDED: Goods, Services, Works, Care, other non-Local Authority public bodies (e.g. NHS, HM Courts), outside Borough schools, colleges, universities. The following payments should be EXCLUDED: foster carer payments; payments to pension funds; payments to other local authorities for placement of clients or other non-commercial activities; payments to individuals for expenses, insurance settlements, council tax refunds, NNDR refunds; Benefits payments personal budgets, transfer payments and investments.

The figures should cover (unless stated) the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.

1.   Council’s net revenue budget.

2.  Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.

3.   The total number of invoices for goods and services paid by the council during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017 whether or not the supplier was contracted to the council or the holder of a framework contract.

4.   Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period).

5.   The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

6.   The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017.

7.   The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2017.

8.  Total Number of Contracts awarded by the Council.

9.  The total number of contracts that reached their termination date and were renewed by extension without retendering.

10.   The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council awarded during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.

11.    The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers who are defined as a Small and Medium Enterprise according to the DfTI definition.

12.  The number of suppliers the spend with which adds up to 80% of the total spend with Third Parties.

13.   The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active).

14.   Total number of contract awards by the council that have been challenged by an unsuccessful tenderer.

15.    The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

16.   The total value of third party spend acquired from contracts that were not exclusive to the council arranged with another council or through participation in a contract provided through a Framework.

17.   The total value of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 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 partially hold the information you requested.

Council’s net revenue budget.

Please see attached response.

  1. Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.

Please see attached response

  1. The total number of invoices for goods and services paid by the council during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017 whether or not the supplier was contracted to the council or the holder of a framework contract.

Please see attached response

  1. Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period).

£538,818

  1. The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

Please see attached response.

  1. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017.

Please see following link to Contracts Transparency Data here

1.     The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2017.

As above.

2.     Total Number of Contracts awarded by the Council.

As above.

3.     The total number of contracts that reached their termination date and were renewed by extension without retendering.

All contracts beyond contract expiry date have been extended to provide Council with sufficient time to review procurement strategies before going out to the market.

4.     The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council awarded during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.

The Council does not hold this information.

5.     The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers who are defined as a Small and Medium Enterprise according to the DfTI definition.

Please see attached response.

6.     The number of suppliers the spend with which adds up to 80% of the total spend with Third Parties.

Please see attached response.

7.     The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active).

 

The Contracts register provides information on contracts held by the Council. Contract management responsibility lies with service areas who are applying formal and/or informal contract management practices dependent upon the value and complexity of the contract.  The contract management techniques applied do not necessarily correspond to the headings in your question.

8.     Total number of contract awards by the council that have been challenged by an unsuccessful tenderer.

There have been no legal challenges.

9.     The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

Please see attached response.

10.  The total value of third party spend acquired from contracts that were not exclusive to the council arranged with another council or through participation in a contract provided through a Framework.

The contracts register identifies contracts held by the Council. Currently the register does not include detailed information which contracts have been procured via another authority or through a framework as this is not required under the transparency code 2015.

The total value of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017

Please see following link to Contracts Transparency Data here

13/6/17

 

10653

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

1.  In the last financial year (2016/17) how much money did you pay to students, who attended school under your authority's responsibility, as compensation for personal injuries?

2. How many individual claims did this represent?

3. For all payments in excess of £2,000 please state the amount of compensation and a brief description of the nature of the claim, e.g. Fall from climbing frame (£2,100), Fingers trapped in door (£3,150).

4. In relation to all claims for compensation for personal injury referred to in Q.1 how many of these claims were for injuries sustained as a result of an attack or assault from another student?

5. What was the total compensation paid to students who were attacked or assaulted by fellow students?

Note: These 5 questions relate to compensation claims paid in 2016/17 irrespective of when the actual injury incident took place or when the claim was lodged. No details of costs and payments to solicitors are requested.

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.     In the last financial year (2016/17) how much money did you pay to students, who attended school under your authority's responsibility, as compensation for personal injuries? £3,815

2.     How many individual claims did this represent? One

3.     For all payments in excess of £2,000 please state the amount of compensation and a brief description of the nature of the claim, e.g. Fall from climbing frame (£2,100), Fingers trapped in door (£3,150).  Injury sustained whilst the member of staff carrying the child tripped and fell.

4.     In relation to all claims for compensation for personal injury referred to in Q.1 how many of these claims were for injuries sustained as a result of an attack or assault from another student? None

5.     What was the total compensation paid to students who were attacked or assaulted by fellow students?None

 

8/6/17

 

10654

 

How many families are currently receiving Adoption Allowance from your Council?

How many adopted children are involved?

 

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

  1. How many families are currently receiving Adoption Allowance from your Council?

Answer:  27 Families

  1. How many adopted children are involved?

Answer: 42 children involved

7/6/17

 

10655

 

I would like information on people dying with no next of kin being known, from 1/1/17 to the day of your response to this request. If someone died before 1/1/17 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.
 

 

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

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

1. States that the above is exempt information.

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

 

13/6/17

 

10656

 

Could you please provide the following information around your current substance misuse ‘in-patient detoxification’ framework agreements and ‘residential rehabilitation’ framework agreements:

a)  Contract/s Name

b)   Current Provider or Providers on the Framework Agreement

c)  Contract end date

d)  Anticipated Re-commissioning date

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

Contract/s Name?

Current provision is spot purchased at present when a need is identified. As such there is no current single provider guaranteed provision at any one time as request for the service are low across Bedford Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council

Current Provider or Providers on the Framework Agreement?

See above.

Contract end date?See above.

Anticipated Re-commissioning date?

See above, although discussions have been had about possibly looking towards adopting a “Light Touch” approach based on a pool of providers. Very early discussions are being held between CBC and BBC to ensure any future suggestion / way forward is compliant with both organisations procurement processes.

15/6/17

 

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