Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4087 01.07.16   Information held by Environmental Health regarding a faulty septic tank Some of the information was provided to the applicant, subject to any personal information being withheld.  Some of the information was withheld which related to the Council's investigations of a potentially criminal nature Regulation 12(5)(b) and 13 
4111  08.07.16  Council use of interim and temporary managers and executives within the authority between 2011/12 and 2015/16 The applicant was advised that the Council has used no interim or temporary managers/executives for the period as described None 
4116  12.07.16  Stray dog information covering 2015  Information provided to the applicant, where held  None 
4121  08.07.16  Council’s departmental plans and strategies for Finance, ICT, Estates, Facilities Management, Waste Management, Adult Social Care and Community Services and Children, Young People and Families 

Some of the information provided to the applicant.  Information relating to any personal information withheld.  Some of the information already published on the Council’s website

Applicant directed to Devon County Council for information relating to Adult Social Care, Community Services, Children, Young People and Families

Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4123  05.07.16  Information relating to digital transformation in Local Government (Digital Transformation, ICT and Customer Services Strategy documents and published case studies) Information provided to the applicant, where held.  Some person information redacted Section 40 of Act 
4126  05.07.16  Con29 information relating to a property in EX32 0LR Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4127  04.07.16  Details regarding projects run by the Council which have been funded by: 1. European Regional Development Fund 2. European Social Fund Structural Funding and 3. Youth Employment Initiative for 2014-20 Applicant advised that the Council has received no such funding for the period as requested  None 
4129  05.07.16  Con29 information relating to a property in EX34 9EW Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4130  01.07.16  Information regarding car parks and parking season tickets Some of the information provided to the applicant and also directed to the Council website for some of the information. Part of request was also placed on hold whilst we awaited clarification from the applicant. To date (04.08.16) no response received re clarification. File closed Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4132  05.07.16  Copy of an e-mail regarding noise monitoring at Batsworthy regarding wind turbines Copy of requested e-mail provided to the applicant, with some personal information redacted Regulation 13 
4133  08.07.16  Costs awarded by the Council in relation to successful applications for costs made by appellants during appeal proceedings, in cases involving planning applications or compulsory purchase orders from 2010/11 – 2015/16 Most of the information provided to the applicant, apart from details of costs decisions which can be found via the Planning Tracker.  Applicant advised they would need to search on each relevant planning application through the tracker for this information. Sections 16 and 21 of Act  
4134  08.07.16  Expenditure on community sports facilities and provision for the years 2012/13, 2013/14  and 2014/15 Information provided to applicant  None 
4136  05.07.16  Details of credits held for ratepayers in respect of payment of business rates, including: name, address, credit amount, financial year credit sits in, for Limited Companies/Government bodies only Applicant directed to the Council’s open data page where the information is published quarterly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4137  25.07.16  Rental/access agreements for Council owned land relating to mobile phone masts that have been active over last 10 years, with a breakdown of yearly income from the land The applicant was advised that the Council does not hold any access or rental agreements for Council owned land relating to mobile phone masts that have been active over the last 10 years.

The Council does own a site at Hillsborough Road in Ilfracombe where, since 1978, it has leased the site and allowed a broadcasting mast to be erected there.  It is understood that this mast has been used by the Council’s tenant to enter into access/rental agreements for mobile phone provision however this has not been dealt with directly by the Council nor, as set out above, does the Council hold the information requested

None
4138  19.07.16 Information relating to supported housing owned/rented out, with details highlighting those units specifically for mental health Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4139 14.07.16 Number of Charging orders and bankruptcy orders applied for by the Council regarding taxpayers with Council Tax arrears in 2014/15 and 2015/16 Information provided to the applicant None
4140 28.07.16 Information regarding dog fouling for the years 2013 – 2016 to date (number of fines, number of reports of dog fouling, value of fines, revenue recovered from fines, whether Council requires dog owners to carry poop scoop and bags when in public places)

Applicant provided with a link to the Council’s website where information regarding fines and the value of fines is published in the form of a dataset.

The remainder of the information was provided to the applicant, where held

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4141 27.07.16 Information relating to the budgeted, allocated and spend for the Council’s Electoral Services department from 2010/11 – 2015/16 and number of electors over and under 18 that were confirmed on the electoral register on 01.12.4, 01.02.15, 09.02.15, 07.05.15, 01.012.15, 31.01.16, 08.02.16. 05.05.16 and 10.06.16 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4142 27.07.16 Information regarding the Council’s rejection of a specific PCN that was issued by the Council in relation to: guidance/policy followed, identity of person making decisions, note held regarding matter and the Council authorization for delegation of decision The information was provided to the applicant where held None
4143 12.07.16 Number of CCTV cameras owned and operated by the Council, broken down by town and number that are fully operational Applicant provided with the information, where held None
4144 15.07.16 Con29 information in relation to a property in EX34 7BB Applicant provided with the information, where held None
4145 27.07.16 Electoral information relating to: 1. Number of people removed from roll as a result of new IER system, 2. Number who were removed and subsequently did not re-register in time for EU referendum, 3. Number of electors on roll at date of referendum and number of complaints received from those who had been removed during transition to IER

Applicant provided with the information, where held.  Applicant also advised that the registration of electors is governed by the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended).  Under section 8 of that Act, the Council, must appoint an officer of the Council to be the registration officer for any constituency coterminous with or situated in the Council's area. 

The role and responsibility of Electoral Registration Officer is separate from the Officer's role within the Council.  They do not carry out their electoral duties on behalf of the Council.  The Electoral Registration Officer is not subject to the provisions of the Act and therefore does not have a statutory obligation to provide information under FOI, however the request was considered by the Electoral Services Manager and the information was provided to the applicant, where held

None
4146 28.07.16 Information regarding the tendering of Kiosks at Ilfracombe Pier Most of the information was provided to the applicant.  Some information withheld due to commercial sensitivity Section 43 of Act
4147 15.07.16 Con29 information in relation to a property in EX34 8AW Some of the information provided to the applicant.  Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities for the information None
4148 20.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX32 8PN Some of the information provided to the applicant.  Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities for the information None
4149 20.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX35 6PH Some of the information provided to the applicant.  Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities for the information None
4150 14.07.16 Contract info regarding Council telephony Application provided with the information, where held None
4151 15.07.16 Contract information relating to the printing of Council Tax/Business Rates Annual Billing Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4152 19.07.16 Flooding information regarding Carrington Terrace, Barnstaple Request withdrawn as the information was provided under day to day business by Environmental Protection team direct over the phone None
4153  15.07.16  Technical specification (length, width, turning circle) of waste collection vehicles used by the Council in the North Devon area Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4154 19.07.16 Recruitment contract information Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4155 20.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX31 3EE Applicant advised there is no information to reveal None
4156 20.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX36 4EZ Applicant advised there is no information to reveal None
4157 15.07.16 List of businesses that became liable for business rates between 1 and 15 July 2016, including; business name, date liability started, full address and rateable value Applicant directed to the Council’s open data page where the information is published quarterly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4158 19.07.16 Information regarding the Council’s recycling strategy and policy, including details of what materials can and cannot be recycled, information about education and litter prevention/litter picking initiatives Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4160 20.07.16 List of the location and type of all existing housing identified to be of non-standard construction in the Council’s area, providing; Street name, Post Code, Area, Construction Type, Whether Pre reinforced concrete (yes/no) and whether improved (yes/no) Applicant advised that the Council does not keep records that would identify properties of a non-standard construction None
4161 18.07.16 Public Health Funeral/those who have died with no known next of kin information from 1 February 2016 to date Applicant directed to the Council’s open data page where the information is published monthly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4162 19.07.16 Breakdown of unclaimed business rate credit balances accrued since the Council’s earliest records, for amounts owing to all incorporated companies within billing area Applicant directed to the Council’s open data page where the information is published quarterly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4165 28.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX18 7DS Some of the information provided to the applicant.  Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities for the information None
4166 28.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX31 3QP Applicant advised there is no information to reveal None
4167 28.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX31 3EY Applicant advised there is no information to reveal
None
4168 28.07.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX37 9JW Applicant advised there is no information to reveal None
4169 20.07.16 List detailing all current rateable value assessments and which accounts are, and which not, subject to some form of relief (SBRR, Charitable, Empty, Retail etc) Applicant directed to the Council’s open data page where the information is published quarterly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4171 22.07.16 Information relating to Council Housing Stock Applicant advised that the Council transferred it Housing Stock to North Devon Homes Ltd in February 2000, therefore no information is held None
4173 25.07.16 Whether the Council has undertaken a survey to ascertain the amount of unused/underused/surplus upper floor accommodation in the centre of Barnstaple eg. High Street, Boutport Street, that could be converted into residential use The applicant was advised that no such survey has been conducted by the Council None
4176 22.07.16 Whether the Council randomly breath tests staff on work premises for alcohol No, the Council does not randomly tests the breath of staff on work premises for alcohol None
4179 25.07.16 Information regarding the cleaning and inspection in place at Ilfracombe Harbour, and in particular details of any specific system relating to the cleaning and inspection of harbour ladders The information was provided to the applicant where, held None
4187 27.07.16 List of all holiday parks that the Council is aware of, including contact/ownership details The applicant was provided with a link the Council’s website where a list of licensed caravan sites that licensed by the Council are published on a 6 monthly basis.  Personal information relating to the contact/ownership details is not published as this information is classed as personal and subsequently withheld Sections 16, 21 and 40 of Act
4189 29.07.16 If the Council has had to accommodate any elderly people who require social care (between 4 and 16 hours per week) in alternative accommodation such as residential home B and B accommodation, because there is no room in independent living schemes in the area; providing figures for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16

North Devon Council (NDC) has a duty to place households in emergency accommodation (either Bed and Breakfast or one of it’s self contained private sector leased property) where there is a homelessness risk. However, NDC is not the responsible authority for the provision of care or provision of residential care; this is Devon County Council (DCC). Where an applicant is placed into emergency accommodation (under homelessness duty), they would have to seek separate arrangements with DCC for the provision of relevant care.  Applicant referred to Devon County Council - foioffice@devon.gov.uk

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