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7234  03.08.20

1. House Numbering. Does the Council control/regulate the numbering and naming of all houses in the district or only on certain streets or is this policy the responsibility of another authority in the district?

2. Street Naming. Which of the following legislation, or otherwise, does the Council use to control street naming;

The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 clause 64

The Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 clause 21

The Public Health Act 1925 clauses 17-19

3. Sign Boards on New Streets. With regards to the cost of putting up street sign boards on new streets, does the Council pay for the erection of sign boards or does the Council require developers pay for the name boards?

4. Changing Street Names. With regards to changing the existing name of a street:
If the Council uses The Public Health Act 1925 c15 does it put any restriction on the number of people in the street who must approve the name change? If the uses the Public Health Amendments Act 1907 c21 what majority of residents is required to change a name, is a majority of residents also required if the Council plans to change a street name?

5. Council Resolution. Does the Council have a copy of a resolution of the Council by which it has applied or withdrawn the provision of the Public Health act 1925 c17 -19 (per Local Government Act 1972)?

1. Yes

2. The Council is empowered by the Public Health Act 1925 (sections 17 to 19) for the purpose of naming streets and by Section 64 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 for the purpose of the numbering of properties

3. We require developers to pay for and install street name plates.

4. Two thirds of residents must agree to any change

5.No information has been identified in relation to this part of your request, and as such it is considered not held for the purposes of the Act

None
7247 19.08.20

1. Does your Local Authority have an assigned Data Protection Team / Unit?

a) If yes, has it been set up since 2018?

2. Does your Local Authority have a Data Protection policy?

a) If yes, how often does your Local Authority update its Data Protection policy?

3. In 2017, how many Subject Access Requests did your Local Authority receive?

4. In 2019, how many Subject Access Requests did your Local Authority receive?

5. What percentage of Subject Access Requests were completed within the 40-day deadline in 2017?

6. What percentage of total Subject Access Requests were completed after extension in 2017?

7. What percentage of Subject Access Requests were completed within the one month deadline in 2019?

8. What percentage of total Subject Access Requests were completed after extension in 2019?

9. How many Data Protection Impact Assessments had your Local Authority conducted in 2017?

10. How many Data Protection Impact Assessments had your Local Authority conducted in 2019?

11. How many systems which process personal information had your organisation stopped using and storing personal data on in 2017?

12. How many systems which process personal information had your organisation stopped using and storing personal data on in 2019?

Records Management
13. Does your Local Authority have a Records Management Policy?

a. If yes, how often does your Local Authority update its Records Management Policy?

14. Does your Local Authority have a retention or disposal schedule?

15. Does your authority have an Electronic Document Record Keeping (or management) System?

Yes
Yes, multiple
No

a) If yes, what volume (Mbytes) of digital information was captured into this system in 2017?

b) If yes, what volume (Mbytes) of digital information was captured into this system in 2019?

16. How many digital records does your organisation have captured in your storage facilities currently?

17. What is the electronic volume (Mbytes) of digital information in your organisation’s system currently?

18. How many digital records does your organisation have captured into your system currently?

19. How many paper-based files/documents and/or boxes does your organisation have in your storage facilities currently?

20. How many digital records were captured by your organisation in 2017?

21. How many digital records were captured by your organisation in 2019?

22. How many paper-based records were captured/registered by your organisation in 2017?

23. How many paper-based records were captured/registered by your organisation in 2019?

24. How many digital records/documents did your Local Authority dispose of in 2017, according to your retention or disposal schedules?

25. How many digital records/documents did your Local Authority dispose of in 2019, according to your retention or disposal schedules?

26. How many paper-based files and/or boxes had your Local Authority disposed of in 2017, based on your retention or disposal schedules

27. How many paper-based files and/or boxes had your Local Authority disposed of in 2019, based on your retention or disposal schedules

1. Yes
1. a) Yes

2. Yes, it is published on the Council website: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/media/380175/t-files-data-protection-insite-web-data-protection-policy-web-version-with-no-links-data-protection-policy.pdf

2. a) Due for review in April 2022

3. Four

4. Five

5. All requests opened in 2017 were completed within the 40-day deadline. One request was aborted.

6. Not applicable

7. All requests opened in 2019 were completed within the 40-day deadline. Two requests were aborted.

8. Not applicable

9. This information is not recorded

10. Six

11. This information is not recorded

12. This information is not recorded

13. The Council holds a Data Retention Policy which is published via its website: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/data-protection-and-freedom-of-information/privacy-and-data-protection/data-retention/

13. a) annually

14. This information is published via the Council's website: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/data-protection-and-freedom-of-information/privacy-and-data-protection/data-retention/data-retention-schedules/

14. a) annually

15. Yes, multiple a & b) This information is not recorded

16. This information is not recorded

17. This information is not recorded

18. This information is not recorded

19. This information is not recorded

20. This information is not recorded

21. This information is not recorded

22. This information is not recorded

23. This information is not recorded

24. This information is not recorded

25. This information is not recorded

26. This information is not recorded

27. This information is not recorded

None
7250 07.08.20

During the covid-19 lockdown the Environmental Health Department should have specifically asked residents to avoid endangering the health of other residents by lighting garden bonfires. I would like to what extent this actually happened.

Specifically, which organisations were asked to publish the council's request not to light bonfires during lockdown

Please provide the following information:

1, An exhaustive list of exactly which media organisations/outlets were approached

2, The means by which each organisation was approached

3, The wording

1. No media organisations or outlets were approached
2. Not Applicable
3. No press releases were issued
None
7257 10.08.20

1.
a. For the last financial year (2019-2020) how many fines or FPNs did your authority issue for fly-tipping?

b. What was the total revenue received from these fines or FPNs?

c. How much was spent on issuing these fines?

2.
a. For the last financial year (2019-2020) how many times did the authority prosecute individuals or businesses for fly-tipping?

b. How many resulted in convictions?

c. Was any revenue received as compensation?

d. Was any revenue received as costs?

e. How much was spent on these prosecutions?

3. For the last financial year (2019-2020) how many cases of fly-tipping did the authority deal with?

4. For the last financial year (2019-2020), what was the total cost to the authority of dealing with fly-tipping?

5. How many people live in the local authority area?

1.

a) This information, for the calendar year 2019, is published in the Council’s Environmental Fixed Penalty Notices dataset:
https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=B51726BB-93ED-47AD-80F1-h3E4AB3A25D63&DS=4005

In accordance with Section 22 of the Act, the 2020 data will be published in February 2021, once the 2020 year is complete

b) Please refer to the dataset above for the 2019 data. The 2020 data will be published in February 2021 once the 2020 year is complete, in accordance with Section 22 of the Act

c) This information is not recorded

2. Please refer to the Council’s Prosecutions dataset which covers the requested period and is updated on a quarterly basis, with the last update completed 7 July 2020: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=0437E375-8836-45E5-BAB8-A11E6739B321&DS=4005

3. This information, for the calendar year 2019, is published in the following dataset: Flytipping: Number of reported fly-tipping incidents to the Council and associated costs:

https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/key-statistics-and-data/open-data/?ID=6D869870-EF56-455D-8985-3B36CA7B9D34&DS=4005

In accordance with Section 22 of the Act, the 2020 data will be published in February 2021, once the 2020 year is complete

4. Please refer to the dataset above for the 2019 data

The 2020 data will be published in February 2021, in accordance with Section 22 of the Act

5. The Council does not maintain a record of the number of individuals that reside in the North Devon Area therefore the applicant was directed to contact The Office of National Statistics for this information

Section 22 of Act
7258 07.08.20 1. A year on year gender breakdown of DHP awarded to claimants since 2005

2. A year on year gender breakdown of Hardship payments awarded to claimants since 2005

1. 2005 to 2008 - Male = Zero, Female = Zero
2009 – Male = Zero, Female = One
2010 – Male = Zero, Female = Zero
2011 – Male = 57, Female = 58
2012 – Male = 104, Female = 99
2013 – Male = 150, Female = 175
2014 – Male = 113, Female = 152
2015 – Male = 78, Female = 131
2016 – Male = 89, Female = 137
2017 – Male = 130, Female = 218
2018 – Male = 111, Female = 187
2019 – Male = 102, Female = 162
2020 – Male = 36, Female = 60

2. 2005 to 2010 - Male = Zero, Female = Zero
2011 – Male = Two, Female = Seven
2012 – Male = Three, Female = Five
2013 – Male = 23, Female = 23
2014 – Male = 16, Female = 21
2015 – Male = Nine, Female = 14
2016 – Male = Nine, Female = 11
2017 – Male = 16, Female = 36
2018 – Male = 14, Female = 37
2019 – Male = 27, Female = 46
2020 – Male = Eight, Female = 17

None
7264 24.08.20

1. How many Building Regulations applications were made between 1st January and 31st December 2019 (either Full Plans under Regulation 13 or Building Notices under Reg 14)
2. How many Building Regulations completion certificates were issued between 1st January and 31st December 2019

3. How many part completed building regulations applications do you have recorded (complete history for all years) ie. applications which have commenced on site but have not received a full completion certificate

4. Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 28 days

5.Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 3 months

6.Of the total of those commenced but not visited within the last 3 months, how many do you estimate may be complete and/or occupied

Please provide an approximate estimate if exact figures are not available

1. 1,367
2. 1,293
3. 7,123
4. 6,680
5. 6,246
6. This is not a request for information and we have no statistical basis on which to base an estimate
None
7265  10.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 4BB Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7266 18.08.20

1. How frequently does the council count or estimate the number of rough sleepers in its area? (eg. weekly, monthly, annually)

2. If counts or estimates are made in addition to the annual single night autumn snapshot provided to MHCLG, is the methodology the same as that used for the annual single night autumn snapshot in 2019?

3. If not, please explain the methodology

4. Please provide data on the number of rough sleepers for counts or estimates on or nearest to the first day of each month of 2020 up to and including August

5. Please provide the latest data on those provided with emergency accommodation by the council as part of the Covid-19 pandemic response. This data should include people who were sleeping rough, in shared sleeping sites, and who became vulnerable to rough sleeping during the pandemic:

a) Total number provided with emergency accommodation at some point
b) Number still in emergency accommodation
c) Number evicted from emergency accommodation
d) Number found longer-term accommodation by the council or its partners
e) Number who have left emergency accommodation of their own accord

1. Bi monthly

2. The bi monthly counts take the form of an actual count as opposed to our annual single night autumn snapshot which is an estimate combined with a hotspot count

3. Outreach is undertaken at minimum once a week so it is felt that that for the annual count we have a very good knowledge of who would ordinarily be on the street therefore making an estimate a more factual account for our annual single night

The bi monthly counts are criteria set by MHCLG

4. 1 January 20 = Eight
    1 February 20 = Seven
    1 March 20 = Nine
    1 April 20 = 10
    1 May 20 = 10
    1 June 20 = 13
    1 July 20 = 15
    1 August 20 = 12

5.a) Estimate of 50
   b) Seven
   c) Four
   d) 19 confirmed rough sleepers and 17 at risk          of rough sleeping
   e) Three

None
7267 10.08.20

i) The number of individual payments and total sum paid specifically to charities and not for profit organisations between 24th March to 28th July 2020 under the following schemes:

• Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme

• Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

• Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

ii) A copy of (or link to) the form and any associated application guidance required to be used for the application of the above

iii) The number of total applications made to each scheme, and the total number rejected for each scheme

iv) The number of total applications made by charities and not for profit organisations to each scheme, and the total number rejected for each scheme

v) If the council has during the period of 24th March - 28th July created or contributed to any other COVID grant or loan schemes to the local community, voluntary and social enterprise sector. The total sum of the contribution and the total number of recipient organisations

i) Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

This is administered by the Council’s Economic Development team, however it was only opened on 1 June 220, so the data provided is from that date to 28 July 2020. Applications are closed at the moment but will reopen today (10 August 2020):

Number of payments – 10 with a total value of £46,500

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

This is administered by the Council’s Revenues team, however this information is not recorded separately and the reporting system is unable to provide this information; therefore the only other way this could be provided would require the manual checking of approximately 3,750 accounts. Each account would take approximately 3 minutes to identify, locate, retrieve and collate the information

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Local Authorities is set at £450 by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours at £25 per hour in determining whether the Council holds the information, locating, retrieving and collating the information

It has been estimated by the Revenues team that it would take approximately 187.5 hours to provide the requested information. The procedure would cause serious disruption to the day to day working of the Revenues team and therefore the Council is unable to process your this part of the request any further. As set out in the previous paragraph, the Council has the right to refuse to provide the information in accordance with Section 12 of the Act

ii) Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

The form and guidance is published on the Councils website:

https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support/grants-for-businesses/coronavirus-discretionary-grants-1/ (it should be noted that the Council is only reopening to 4 sector categories in this final round that don’t specify organisation type but could include social enterprises or charities form one of these sector categories)

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

This information published on the Council’s website, via the following link: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support/grants-for-businesses/coronavirus-business-support-grant/

iii) Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Total number of applications: 353, 61 of which were rejected

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

The number of applications is published weekly on the gov.uk website, link below, the latest published data is at 26 July. The number of rejections are not recorded: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-grant-funding-local-authority-payments-to-small-and-medium-businesses

iv) Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Total number of applications: 13, three of which were rejected

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF)

This information is not recorded separately and the reporting system is unable to provide this information; therefore the only other way this could be provided would require the manual checking of approximately 3,750 accounts. Each account would take approximately 3 minutes to identify, locate, retrieve and collate the information

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for Local Authorities is set at £450 by the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours at £25 per hour in determining whether the Council holds the information, locating, retrieving and collating the information

It has been estimated by the Revenues team that it would take approximately 187.5 hours to provide the requested information. The procedure would cause serious disruption to the day to day working of the Revenues team and therefore the Council i unable to process this part of the request any further. As set out in the previous paragraph, the Council has the right to refuse to provide the information in accordance with Section 12 of the Act

v) The Council contributed a total of approximately £35K to 10 separate recipient organisations

Section 12 of Act
7268 04.08.20

The number of Assets of Community Value nominations that the Council have received between 1 January to date (02.08.20)

1. Any nomination form and any supporting evidence supplied with the nomination form.
2. Any response received from the owner of the nominated asset (or their representative) to the ACV nomination

1. None
2. N/A
None
7269 12.08.20

Regarding the Council’s PSPO Dog Consultation:

a) current level of community representations received,

b) current level of regulatory activity
c) observations of Neighbourhood wardens, in relation to Instow beach

a) As follows:

2016/17:
Dog fouling = 84
Dogs out of control = 113
Lost dogs = 98
Stray dogs = 129
Total = 424
2017/18:
Dog fouling = 69
Dogs out of control = 87
Lost dogs = 110
Stray dogs = 132
Total = 398

2018/19:
Dog fouling = 97
Dogs out of control = 80
Lost dogs = 92
Stray dogs = 136
Total = 405

2019/20:
Dog fouling = 72
Dogs out of control = 66
Lost dogs = 78
Stray dogs = 138
Total = 354

b) The Council’s Neighbourhood Officers routinely patrols the district and engages with the general public, landowners and other stakeholders on dog control and related matters

c) As b) above

The Council does not hold any documented evidence of these observations; however the proposals reflect the professional opinions of Officers who routinely patrol the District in their investigation of associated matters

None
7270 14.08.20

1. Does your Local Authority have any Article 4 Directions currently in place for HMOs? (C3 to C4)

2. If the Local Authority does have an Article 4 Direction (C3 to C4) in place, what kind of designation is it? Ie. Borough/City-Wide, single designated area, multiple single designated areas

3. Has your Local Authority formally consulted/currently consulting/planning to consult in the next/last 12 months on introducing an Article 4 Direction? (C3 to C4)

4. If the Local Authority has formally approved an Article 4 Direction (C3 to C4) in the last 12 months, when does it come into force?

5. What is the best contact email address to contact the planning department to discuss matters relating to planning enquiries and Article 4?

1. North Devon Council has no Article IV directions in its area that relate specifically to Houses in Multiple Occupation

2. Not applicable - see 1. above

3. No information is held

4. Not applicable – see 1. above

5. planning@northdevon.gov.uk

Article IV land is recorded “spatially” and the sites are available to view by interrogating the Mapping tool on the North Devon Council website: https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/mapping/

To establish the terms of an Article IV Direction it is necessary to contact the Planning Service with details of its location

None
7272 25.08.20

1. How many incidents of fly-tipping were recorded by the council in each month from January 2019 to July 2020?

2. The type of the waste that was fly-tipped in the incidents recorded in the answer to Q1 – also by the same months? By this I mean whether the waste was household, commercial etc.

3. How many fines were issued for fly tipping by the council in each month from January 2019 to July 2020?

4. The total value of fines that were issued for fly tipping by the council in each month from January 2019 to July 2020?

Applicant provided with the information in table format, which is available upon request

None
7274 14.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3SA Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7278 21.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 7JW Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7279 12.08.20

The following information relating to active and sustainable travel:

1. Confirm whether the Council has applied for (or is planning to apply for) any Government funding relating to active and sustainable travel (eg. walking and cycling)?

2. If so, confirm whether you have been successful in accessing funds and how much has been awarded?

3. Confirm if the council has any plans in place on how to use this funding?

4. Confirm the individual and department (name and job title) responsible and how we can potentially contact them to discuss further?

1. The Council has not applied for, nor is it intending to apply for, any government funding relating to active and sustainable travel

Any funding would be applied for by Devon County Council’s Highways department

Applicant directed onto Devon County Council’s FOI team: accesstoinformation-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

2. N/A

3. N/A

4. N/A

None
7280 21.08.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 8DH

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

None
7281 12.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3XD Applicant advised that no information is held None
7282 14.08.20

All payments received under Section 106 planning agreements or the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20:

• The value of the payment
• The purpose of the payment
• The amount of the payment that has been spent
• The amount that has been committed but not spent
• The amount that has not been committed or spent
• The amount that has been repaid
• The reason for the repayment

Also provide details of any unspent money that dates back to before 2017-18

Applicant provided with the information in Excel format, which is available upon receipt None
7283 14.08.20

For the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 to date:

1. How much money has the council spent in total on commissioned portraits (ie. a painting, drawing or engraving of a person)?

2. How much money has the council spent in total on purchased portraits (ie. a painting, drawing or engraving of a person)?

3. For portraits commissioned who was the subject (eg. member of staff, council leader etc)?

4. If possible, I would be grateful for a breakdown of spending
- Cost of each portrait
- Name of artist
- Room hire costs
- Number of sittings
- Any other fees / charges incurred

1.No paintings, drawings or engravings of a person have been commissioned

2. Not applicable

3. Not applicable

4. Not applicable

None
7287 17.08.20

The cost of the free provision of dog poo bags to residents during the years:

2018-19
2019-20
2020 to date

Applicant advised that the Council does not provide free dog waste bags:

2018/19 – Nil
2019/20 – Nil
2020/21 to date – Nil

None
7289 28.08.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 3FA

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

None
7290 28.08.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX17 4SY

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

None
7291 19.08.20

1. What is your current budget for purchasing public EV charging points per annum?

2. What is your current budget for maintaining public EV charging points per annum?

3. What is the cost associated with buying a single public EV charging point? Please include the total, including any OLEV funding

4. What is the cost associated with maintaining a single public EV charging point per annum? Please include the total, including any OLEV funding

5. How much government funding for public EV charging points have you received over the last 12 months? Please write “0” if none

6. What percentage of your annual budget for public EV charging points is funded by the government?

7. How many new public EV charging points do you expect to see installed in your authority between now and end of year 2021? If you don't have a specific number planned, please respond with "no specific number planned"

8. Do you have a plan in place for the installation of more public EV charging points through to 2025? If not, over what period of time do you have a roadmap for? If you don’t have a roadmap, please respond with “we don’t have any specific plan in place”

9. Are you making specific plans for the installation of rapid public EV charging points by 2025? If so, what percentage of new public charging points will be rapid? In this case, ‘rapid’ means 43Kw or more

10. Will COVID-19 related spending reduce your budget available for EV charging points in the next 12 months?

1. There are no budgets for purchasing charging points

2. There is no maintenance budget

3. A slow charger can be purchased for approximately £400. Depending on where it’s located, the installation charge will be minimal. If however the Council were to purchase a rapid charger, the cost of the device will be approximately £20,000. A rapid charger will require a three-phase/direct connection to a substation. The cost of trenching and connection to the aforementioned could reach 5 figures. Approximate cost of £25,000 - £40,000 per device. There are now 150kW chargers which would cost even more however the Council is not aware of their purchase costs

4. The Council currently has no EV points and therefore are unaware of the cost of maintenance. However the Council is currently in the process of procuring EV devices through a Concessions Agreement, which will mean all maintenance costs payable will be down to the chosen supplier

5. 0

6. N/A, therefore 0%

7. As previously mentioned, the Council is currently in the process of procuring a number of EV charging points. It expects at least 7 new EV charging points to be installed on Authority operated car parks by the end 2021. There is also the possibility of the private sector purchasing and installing devices, with many suppliers currently in the process of securing deals with supermarkets and fast food restaurants. This could see many more installed within North Devon

8. The Council does not have any specific plan in place. However depending on the success of our upcoming procurement processes, the Council hopes to ascertain the need for further devices in the near future, enabling the authority to plan for further installations

9. One of the procurement processes the Council is currently administrating will mean the installation of several rapid chargers within North Devon. However the Council cannot provide a percentage until bids have been received as the number is dependent on the bid responses

10. N/A as the Council currently has no existing budgets

None
7292 20.08.20 Latest municipal waste composition report, split by household and non-household along with the date of the study This Council does not have a municipal waste composition report. National statistics for other authorities are used instead None
7294 28.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3GW Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7295 20.08.20 How far back (to what date) local businesses in the area are able to still re-claim Small Business Rates Relief as of the 2020/2021 financial year Local businesses in the Council’s area are able to still re-claim Small Business Rates Relief back to 1 April 2012 None
7296 20.08.20

Information relating to the volume of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) which are as a result of parking violations. This includes:

• The number of parking related PCN’s issued over the past twelve months

• The total revenue from parking related PCNs received by the Council over the past twelve months

• The road or location in your council on which the highest number of parking related PCNs have been issued over the past twelve months.

Applicant directed to the following links to the Council’s datasets where the information sought is published

Information regarding number of Off-street (car parks) PCNs and revenue from those fines is published on the Council’s website:
https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=ABAB98E0-8980-4486-8612-A5632E912EB0&DS=4005

From the above link this brings you to the page that sets out the following datasets:

Overspend in North Devon Parking Machines – Updated 22 July 2020

Income from Pay and Display machines and through RingGo by Town – updated 31 July 2020

Revenue received by the Council in parking charges and fines - 2009/10 - 2019/20 – updated 18 August 2020

There is also a separate page of datasets regarding Parking Enforcement:

https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=C6C421BC-E408-463C-AA9D-94767409EE29&DS=4005 

Summary of Parking enforcement – 2011/12 – 2019/20 – updated 30 July 2020

Parking Penalty Charge Notices (number of ) issued by Location in 2013 – 2019 (calendar year) – The 2019 dataset will provide the answer to the last bullet point

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
7297 28.08.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3TR

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

None
7298 20.08.20 Cost of hotel / B&B accommodation for homeless people 2019/20 and 2020/21

In accordance with Section 21 of the Act, the Council publishes this information in dataset format per financial year from 2009/10 to 2019/20:

https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=A4602931-8B01-4026-A1F9-60FFA952F74F&DS=4005

In accordance with Section 22 of the Act, the 2020/21 data will be published in July 2021

Sections 21 and 22 of Act
7299 28.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3TW

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7301 25.08.20

1. How many rough sleepers in the local authority area were accommodated under the ‘’Everyone In’’ initiative in total between March-July 2020?

2. How many of the rough sleepers accommodated at any time during this period are considered to be No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)?

3.How many of the rough sleepers accommodated at any time during this period (March-July) are EU nationals?

1. 18 rough sleepers were moved directly into Temporary Accommodation and a further 10 were placed directly into Support Accommodation

2. One

3. Zero

4. Zero

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7302 25.08.20

1. Does/or has the council use any risk-based-verification services provided by an external company to help with processing welfare claims? Please state how long you have been using it for, and if you have recently cancelled a contract using it then state the date of cancellation. Please also say which company provides the service and the cost of its use to date or to the date that it was ceased. Please also say the cost per annum of use

2. If the Council no longer uses risk-based verification please state why or direct me to any public board meetings where it is discussed. Please also say whether you have any figures on its accuracy in decision making (percentage accuracy) or if you consulted with the public on its use

3. Does the council use any other algorithms and/or artificial intelligence software/ automated decision making software in the process of delivering public services?

If Yes, please provide details:
(i) Of the algorithms or artificial intelligence software you use;
(ii) Of whether you use a commercial product or whether you have developed your own system. If it's a commercial product, please say the cost of the contract
(iii) Of the purpose for which the algorithm and/or artificial intelligence software operates;
(iv) Of the decisions the algorithm and/or artificial intelligence software is asked to make or assist;
(v) Of the type, classification and amount of data that the algorithm and/or artificial intelligence software uses in the decision-making process;
(vi) Of the process by which the decision made or assisted by the algorithm is subject to human review;
(vii) Of the process by which you inform an individual that they have been subject to a decision made or aided by an algorithm and/or artificial intelligence software?
Please also say whether you have done any checks or reviews for any potential bias in the system before implementing it

1. The Council does not and has never used risk-based verifications services from an external company to help with processing welfare claims

2. N/A, see response to 1 above

3. No

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7308 24.08.20

1. The budget allocated by the council for Christmas decorations (such as lights, baubles, Christmas trees) for this year (2020)

2. The figures detailing the amount of money spent on Christmas decorations per year since 2015

The Council has provided the sum of £5,000 towards the Christmas festivities in Barnstaple in each of the requested years, which are organised by Barnstaple Town Centre Management. A £5,000 contribution is in the council’s budget for the current year 2020/21 None
7309 25.08.20

On 24th June 2020, the Government announced an additional £105 million would be spent on keeping rough sleepers off the street and to assist those at risk of homelessness

a. How much money has your authority received from the government specifically to assist in providing for homeless communities (homeless communities includes rough sleepers as well as those at risk of homelessness)

b. How much of this money has currently been allocated to building long term safe homes in the area

c. How much of this has been allocated to the short term provision of housing

The Council’s Housing team confirms that to date the authority has received no funding from central government in relation to the 105 million announced 24 June 2020 None
7310 25.08.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 4PF Applicant advised that no information is held None