Freedom of information response

External Litter Company

Publication date: 
Friday 20 December 2019
Request: 

Since 1st October 2018, to date, has the council hired or been engaged in a contract with any external company to issue Fixed Penalty Notices related to littering on behalf of the council?

If yes, please answer the following questions:

What is the name of the external company or companies contracted? Please state the date range covered by each company since 1st October 2018.

How many Fixed Penalty Notices were issued by each external company used, between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019? 

Were any of these fines issued for leaving domestic waste (refuse) bags out for collection outside of permitted times and if so, how many?

What percentage of income generated from FPNs goes/went to the external company and what percentage goes/went to the council?

What income did the council receive from FPNs issued by the external company between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019?

When is the contract with the external company currently used due to expire?

Does the council provide office space for contracted external workers?

Do contracted external workers wear council uniforms?

Please provide us with a copy of the contract between the council and the external company or companies referenced above. Please redact any personal information included in the contract if necessary for data protection.

Under the terms of your contract with the private company, do environmental protection enforcers receive any financial incentives to issue FPNs?

Response: 

Yes

LA Support

3916 issued

Nil

Thurrock Council = £369,730 – LA Support = £146,744

In issuing our response the Council has applied S43 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  A commercial interest relates to a person’s ability to successfully participate in a commercial activity, i.e. the purchase and the sale of goods or services.   

5th December 2021

Yes

No

In issuing our response the Council has applied S43 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  A commercial interest relates to a person’s ability to successfully participate in a commercial activity, i.e. the purchase and the sale of goods or services.   

No

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Request reference:
FOI 9611