Freedom of information response

Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Publication date: 
Friday 31 January 2020
Request: 

1) The number of CPN warnings issued from October 2018 - December 2019;

2) The number of CPNs issued from October 2018 - December 2019;

3) Brief details of the circumstances/ reasons why each of the CPN warnings and CPNs were issued;

4) The number of breaches of those CPNs;

5) The number of fines/Fixed Penalty Notices imposed for failure to comply with those CPNs;

6) Details of the fines imposed/other court orders made for failure to comply with those CPNs;

7) The number of PSPOs issued from January 2019 - December 2019, and those in consideration for the future;

8) The detrimental activity that those PSPOs sought to target;

9) The number of fines/Fixed Penalty Notices issued for breach of those PSPOs;

10) Details of the fines imposed for failure to comply with those PSPOs;

11) If the council is using private contractors to enforce PSPOs: stating the company and relevant PSPO, as well as whether there is a financial incentive to issue fines

Response: 

1. There were a total of 41 community Protection Warning Notices issued

2. No CPNs were issued during the requested period

3. It would be unreasonable time to outline the full details of each individual occasion.

A general summary of the offences are outlined below.

Waste Accumulation 28
Vehicle Related 3
Graffiti Removal 1
Unauthorised Skip (Waste) 1
Building Material on Highway 1
Overgrown Vegetation 2
Anti-Social Behaviour 5

4. NIL

5. NIL

6. NIL

7. There have been 21 PSPOs issued within the designated area.

There are plans to apply the PSPO for a further period of enforcement

8. PSPOs concern drinking and anti-social behaviour within a designated area identified as problematic

9. There were 3 Fixed Penalty Notices issued for breach of the PSPO

10. The fines for the Fixed Penalty Notices are £100.

11. Thurrock Council employ private contractors called Kingdom services.

There is no financial incentive to issue fines

If you are unable to provide details behind each individual CPN warning, CPN and PSPO due to exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, please place the circumstances of each under broad categories such as ‘allowing dog to escape/severely overgrown garden/putting up tents,’ alongside the number issued for that offence.

Waste Accumulation 28
Vehicle Related 3
Graffiti Removal 1
Unauthorised Skip (Waste) 1
Building Material on Highway 1
Overgrown Vegetation 2
Anti-Social Behaviour 5

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Request reference:
FOI 9690