FOI request (FOI223450)
Fixed Penalty Notices
Requested Tue 21 November 2017
Responded Tue 21 November 2017
Under the freedom of information act please could you tell me how many fixed penalty notices were issued for by the council for the following years -
Please give a break down of what these fixed penalty notices were for by group i.e littering, anti-social behaviour, breach of a PSPO?
Does the council employ a private company to issue the fines?
If so what proportion of the fines were issued by the private company? Please state if the company was only employed for part of the period concerned in the FOI.
What is the financial arrangement with the private company? i.e paid hourly, get to keep a set proportion of the fine. Please include the hourly rate or proportion of fine paid.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.
April 2014 to March 2015 211 Fixed Penalty Notices issued. These were issued for littering, dog fouling, dog off lead, smoking in a smoke free place and graffiti.
April 2015 to March 2016 156 Fixed Penalty Notices issued. These were issued for littering, dog fouling, dog off lead and smoking in a smoke free place.
April 2016 to March 2017 156 Fixed Penalty Notices issued. These were issued for littering, dog fouling, dog off lead, smoking in a smoke free place and failure to produce a waste carriers licence.
Hastings Borough Council has been working in partnership with a private company, Kingdom Services Group Ltd.
Kingdom have been contracted by Hastings Borough Council but this only started on a trial period beginning on the 5th July 2017, so no FPNs have been issued by Kingdom during the years listed.
From July 2017 all of the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) revenue will be collected by Kingdom Services Group Ltd. Kingdom will invoice Hastings Borough Council for 85% of collected FPN revenue monthly. There is no hourly rate.
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