FOI request (FOI-93894120)
Requested Wed 31 October 2018
Responded Tue 20 November 2018
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please detail the following.
• Does the council subcontract enforcement of PSPO[s] to a private company (issuing penalty notices and enforcing their payment)? Please say yes or no, and detail the company used, the length of the contract and provide records of all fixed penalty notices issued under the contract.
• If the council subcontracts enforcement of PSPO[s] does the local authority pay a flat fee under the tender agreement or is revenue from fixed penalty notices incentivised under the contract agreement (ie the more fines issued, the more a company is paid)?
• Please detail all court cases brought by the council (or by a private company in the council's name) for failing to pay a fixed penalty notice for breaching a PSPO in the local authorities territory?
Hastings Borough Council does not sub contract any PSPO enforcement to a private contractor.
The pilot with Kingdom Services ended on 1st July 2018 and they were primarily contracted to enforce litter regulations under the EPA Act 1990 and only dog fouling under the PSPO order 1 (Dog controls).
At this time no cases have been bought by us for failing to pay an FPN for breaching a PSPO.
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