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Classes of vehicles - car park restrictions

Date submitted: 5 September 2022

Summary of request

1. Please confirm the councils definition of each of the following:
Car
SUV
Motorhome
Van
Motor caravan
Campervan
Caravan
4x4

2. how these definitions. Determined, DVLA definition, common household names, industry definitions etc ?

3. which definitions are used at council council responsibility parking areas?

4. on Sunday 28th how many parking fines were issued for each vehicle type listed in question (1) and reasons.

Summary of response

1. We only distinguish between classes of vehicles where the terms and conditions of the car park restrict use to/or by a certain category of vehicle. Therefore our definitions are more broad than those provided. The 2 definitions below cover the list of vehicles provided with the exception of “caravan”, which means “a trailer which is designed for road use and provides mobile living accommodation”.

“Motor Caravan” means a motor Vehicle which is constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers and their effects and which contains as permanently installed equipment, the facilities which are reasonably necessary for enabling the Vehicle to provide living accommodation for its users”

“Passenger Vehicle” means a motor car within the provisions of Section 136(2)(a) of the 1984 Act, and does not include any form of trailer or caravan;

2. Our vehicle classification definitions are set in our Off Street Parking Places Order 2008 (amended) using the legal definition of vehicle classification.

3. Our vehicle classification definitions are set in our Off Street Parking Places Order 2008 (amended) using the legal definition of vehicle classification

4. 9 PCN’s were issued on Sunday 28th August. 3 of these PCN’s were issued to vehicles for the following contravention “parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle”

Date responded: 7 September 2022

Car Park data

Date submitted: 17 August 2022

Summary of request

I am conducting some market research and would like to request the following information.

 Total number of car parks
 Num. of car parks classed as off-street (not spaces)
 Num. of car parks classed on-street (not spaces)
 Num. of Multi Storey car parks
 Total Num. parking machines
 Type of machines: Pay & Display – Pay on Exit – Pay on Foot – Barrier etc.
 Age of machines
 Current parking machine supplier
 Payment capabilities–Coin –Card –Google/Apple–Pay by Phone–App
 Date machines likely to be reviewed.

Summary of response

 Total number of car parks - 48
 Num. of car parks classed as off-street (not spaces) - 48
 Num. of car parks classed on-street (not spaces) - 0
 Num. of Multi Storey car parks - 0
 Total Num. parking machines - 65
 Type of machines: Pay & Display; Pay on Exit; Pay on Foot; Barrier etc. and Pay & Display
 Age of machines - Ranging from 7 years old to one year old
 Current parking machine supplier - Flowbird
 Payment capabilities –Coin; Card; Google/Apple; Pay by Phone; App - All
 Date machines likely to be reviewed - 2024

Date responded: 9 September 2022

Mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections

Date submitted: 12 August 2022

Summary of request

To Whom It May Concern,


Please provide complete answers to the following questions:


What is the name of your organisation?


How many employees are at your organisation?


How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?


How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)?


How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)?


Who is your mobile phone network provider?


Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances?


What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in May 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in June 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in July 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in August 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in September 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in October 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in November 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in December 2021?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in January 2022?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in February 2022?


What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in March 2022?


Do these numbers include VAT?


When did you renew your mobile phone contract?


How long does your contract run for?


What is the renewal date of your contract?


How did you source your contract?


What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a)


Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?


We would prefer if you could fill out these questions on our google form if possible - https://forms.gle/WB7nZA62gRfuRhzC7


If you have any questions, or need me to clarify any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by responding to this email.

Summary of response

What is the name of your organisation? - East Devon District Council
How many employees are at your organisation? - 497
How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?

EE- 524 (166 data, 24 voice only, 334 voice and data)
O2- 67 (10 data, 40 voice only, 17 voice and data)
Vodafone- 2 (2 voice and data)
Gamma- 37 (24 data, 13 voice and data)

How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)? - See above
How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)? - See above
Who is your mobile phone network provider? - EE, Vodafone, 02, Gamma
Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances? - Shared
What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in May 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in June 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in July 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in August 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in September 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in October 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in November 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in December 2021? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in January 2022? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in February 2022? - Breakdown not available
What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in March 2022? - Breakdown not available
Do these numbers include VAT? - N/A
When did you renew your mobile phone contract? - See below
How long does your contract run for?

EE 36 Months
Vodafone 24 Months
02 36 Months
Gamma Monthly Rolling

What is the renewal date of your contract?

EE Q1 2023
Vodafone - Q3 2022
02 Q3 2022
Gamma Rolling

How did you source your contract? - In place already
What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a) - N/A

Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?
NOTE: All sales enquiries must be submitted via the Strata website.
Robin Barlow
Acting Head of Infrastructure & Support
Strata | Solutions for government
Robin.barlow@strata.solutions

Date responded: 15 August 2022

Public Liability Insurance claims

Date submitted: 21 July 2022

Summary of request

Since 1st January 2018, how many Public Liability Insurance claims have EDDC received in respect to the following areas of Beer
1) Starr Bank
2) Beach Court Car Park
3) Charlies Yard
4)Beer Head Carpark, Including the Memorial WalkWay

Summary of response

Original Request: Since 1st January 2018, how many Public Liability Insurance claims have EDDC received in respect to the following areas of Beer
1) Starr Bank – None
2) Beach Court Car Park – None
3) Charlies Yard – None
4) Beer Head Carpark, Including the Memorial Walk Way – Two (incidents dated 17/04/2018 & 29/12/2020)

Date responded: 3 August 2022

Public Liability Insurance claims

Date submitted: 21 July 2022

Summary of request

Since 1st January 2018, how many Public Liability Insurance claims have EDDC received in relation to the following areas of The Jubilee area of Beer
1) The Public Toilets
2) The Memorial Play Area
3) The Grassed Area
4) The Hard Surface Area including the shelters and the S106 funded gym equipment

Summary of response

Since 1st January 2018, how many Public Liability Insurance claims have EDDC received in relation to the following areas of The Jubilee area of Beer: - I can confirm there have been no claims since 01/01/2018.

1) The Public Toilets
2) The Memorial Play Area
3) The Grassed Area
4) The Hard Surface Area including the shelters and the S106 funded gym equipment

Date responded: 3 August 2022

Licensed dog breeders

Date submitted: 20 July 2022

Summary of request

Please may you provide me with:
1) The number of licensed dog breeders between 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021.

2) Additionally can you provide a breakdown as follows -
a. The number of dog breeding licences issued in 2021 to licence holders who have bred one or two litters?
b. The number of dog breeding licences issued in 2021 to holders who have bred three or more litters?

3) The total number of breeding bitches present at licensed premises in your local authority between 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021.

4) How many licences have been issued to those selling kittens as pets in the course of a business 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021.

Summary of response

1) The number of licensed dog breeders between 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021 - 5

2) Additionally can you provide a breakdown as follows - Information not recorded
a. The number of dog breeding licences issued in 2021 to licence holders who have bred one or two litters? - Information not recorded
b. The number of dog breeding licences issued in 2021 to holders who have bred three or more litters? - Information not recorded

3) The total number of breeding bitches present at licensed premises in your local authority between 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021 - 31

4) How many licences have been issued to those selling kittens as pets in the course of a business 1 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021 - 1

Date responded: 11 August 2022

Insurance claims for damages to council property/buildings

Date submitted: 19 July 2022

Summary of request

1. How many vehicles collided with property owned by your local authority – such as buildings, railings, lampposts, street furniture etc. – in each of the calendar years 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017? Please provide the data broken down by year.

2. How much money did your local authority spend in each of the calendar years 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 repairing council-owned property that was damaged by vehicles? Please also state how much, if any, of each annual amount, in £s, was recovered through insurance policies. Please also state how much, if any, of each annual amount, in £s, was recovered through uninsured loss recovery (ULR) programmes. Please provide the data broken down by year.

Summary of response


Year No. of Insurance claims Annual recovered values with insurers
2017 4 £8,946.36
2018 3 £21,629.71
2019 1 £1,246.00
2020 3 £9,970.77
2021 0 £0
2022 0 £0

1. How many vehicles collided with property owned by your local authority – such as buildings, railings, lampposts, street furniture etc. – in each of the calendar years 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017? Please provide the data broken down by year.

Please see above table

2. How much money did your local authority spend in each of the calendar years 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 repairing council-owned property that was damaged by vehicles? Please also state how much, if any, of each annual amount, in £s, was recovered through insurance policies. Please also state how much, if any, of each annual amount, in £s, was recovered through uninsured loss recovery (ULR) programmes. Please provide the data broken down by year.

Please see above table.
Full amount of claims were recovered, some excesses were deducted initially for these but were reclaimed by insurers and paid to us at a later date.
Nothing recovered through ULR for East Devon.

Date responded: 3 August 2022

Salary range for a Principal Planning Officer

Date submitted: 28 June 2022

Summary of request

Does the Council pay the professional fees for its employees who are Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute?
What is the salary range for a Principal Planning Officer in your authority?

Summary of response

Original Request: Does the Council pay the professional fees for its employees who are Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute? - Yes
What is the salary range for a Principal Planning Officer in your authority? - £38,553 - £42,614

Date responded: 18 July 2022

Cost of emptying dog bins

Date submitted: 23 June 2022

Summary of request

I read that there are about 350 dog bins in East Devon, most emptied 3 times a week. Please could you tell me the cost of the emptying of the bins and the disposal of the contents. Secondly, does it go to a land fill site?

Summary of response

I read that there are about 350 dog bins in East Devon, most emptied 3 times a week. Please could you tell me the cost of the emptying of the bins and the disposal of the contents. Secondly, does it go to a land fill site?

We are unable to give an answer to the cost question for the reason below:
EDDC has approximately 500 dog waste only bins across the district. However, most of the litter bins in the district are able to be used for combined litter and dog waste.

Dog bin emptying is one small part of our overall recycling and waste costs. To give EDDC cost surety and control our contract is structured in a way that costs are covered by an overall fee which covers all of our recycling and waste activities. As such we are unable to breakdown this one small element of that total cost.

The cost of disposal of dog bin waste is met by the Waste Disposal Authority, Devon County Council. EDDC does not hold this cost information as it does not meet this cost.

Dog bin waste is disposed of at the Energy from Waste plant in Exeter. EDDC does not use landfill as a means of waste disposal.


Date responded: 28 June 2022

Recruitment and temporary hires

Date submitted: 21 June 2022

Summary of request

To whom it may concern,

Under the Freedom of information Act please could you supply the following information:

1. How many permanent/FTC hires in a calendar year do you make?
2. How do you manage permanent recruitment? E.g. internal team, outsourced etc.
3. If outsourced, what service do they provide and who is your service provider, when does the contract end?
4. How much did you spend in a year on permanent agency/outsourced recruitment to the nearest £100k for 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22?
5. How many temporary hires in a year do you make?
6. How do you manage the recruitment of temporary staff? E.g. a neutral vend provider, recruitment agencies direct, managed service?
7. If the answer to the above involves a 3rd party, when does this arrangement expire? When will you decide on the future method & procurement?
8. On average how many temporary staff do you have on site?
9. How much did you spend in a year on temporary recruitment per annum to the nearest £100k for 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22?

Thank you


Summary of response

1. How many permanent/FTC hires in a calendar year do you make? - On average 50-60
2. How do you manage permanent recruitment? E.g. internal team, outsourced etc. - External or internal advertising, or through an agency if a difficult to fill post.
3. If outsourced, what service do they provide and who is your service provider, when does the contract end? - A preferred supplier Comensura
4. How much did you spend in a year on permanent agency/outsourced recruitment to the nearest £100k for 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22? - Unavailable as our accounts team do not split this down to this level of detail, this will be included within the figures provided at point 9.
5. How many temporary hires in a year do you make? - Variable currently we have 22 agency workers
6. How do you manage the recruitment of temporary staff? E.g. a neutral vend provider, recruitment agencies direct, managed service? - Neutral Vendor
7. If the answer to the above involves a 3rd party, when does this arrangement expire? When will you decide on the future method & procurement? - Expiry in 2024, procurement
8. On average how many temporary staff do you have on site? - 22
9. How much did you spend in a year on temporary recruitment per annum to the nearest £100k for 2019/20, 2020/21 & 2021/22?

2021/22 – £587,796
2020/21 -£377,380
2019/20 – £516,391

Date responded: 28 June 2022

Fall and Lightening protection added to EDDC buildings

Date submitted: 21 June 2022

Summary of request

Good afternoon,

I am hoping somebody can help me please,

We have recently purchased a competitors database with a few East Devon District Council sites. Within this portfolio, to ensure that my sales team do not make excessive contact to the council directly, I wondered whether you had a list of sites that had fall protection and lightning protection assets installed?

This way, I can ensure that their time and your staff’s time is maximised by not dealing with endless enquiries regarding the inspection services we provide.

Would this be something that you can provide to me please?”

Kind Regards

Summary of response

Fall Protection is fitted to:-

Ottery Leisure Centre
Broadclyst Leisure Centre
East Devon Tennis Centre
Exmouth Town Hall



Lightning protection fitted to :-

Exmouth Town Hall
East Devon Tennis Centre
Broadclyst Leisure Centre
Sidmouth Pool
Sidmouth Chapel and Store
Ottery St Mary Leisure Centre
East Devon Business Centre
Blackdown House
Colyton Leisure Centre

Date responded: 28 June 2022

Assaults against refuse collectors

Date submitted: 13 June 2022

Summary of request

1. In the last financial year 2021/22 how many incidents did your authority record where refuse collectors were physically assaulted by members of the public while carrying out council duties? Please give a brief description of the circumstances of the incident.

Summary of response

1. In the last financial year 2021/22 how many incidents did your authority record where refuse collectors were physically assaulted by members of the public while carrying out council duties? – None

Date responded: 16 June 2022

Homeless Ukrainian nationals

Date submitted: 7 June 2022

Summary of request

I would like to know how many Ukrainian nationals have registered as homeless with your council broken down by month during March, April, May and June 2022. If the information is available, I would like to know what visa they came to Britain on (ie whether they were on the Ukraine Family scheme, Homes for Ukraine or another visa).

Summary of response

I would like to know how many Ukrainian nationals have registered as homeless with your council broken down by month during March, April, May and June 2022 - We have received one homeless approach from a Ukrainian household – in June and from the Ukrainia

Date responded: 8 June 2022

Liability Orders for council tax

Date submitted: 6 June 2022

Summary of request

I am writing to request information related to the collection of council tax debts via the use of Liability Orders (or Summary Warrants if in Scotland) and related enforcement action. Under the above-mentioned Act I would like you to provide me with the following information please: For each of the financial years; 2020/2021 2021/2022 Question 1) How many Court Summons (or Summary Warrants if in Scotland) did your organisation issue for debts relating to Council Tax payments? Question 2*) *Not applicable to Scotland How many Liability Orders did your organisation successfully obtain for debts relating to Council Tax payments? Question 3) How much total revenue did your organization collect as a result of Bailiffs (or Sheriffs if in Scotland) enforcement action for debts relating to Council Tax payments?

Summary of response

Question 1) How many Court Summons (or Summary Warrants if in Scotland) did your organisation issue for debts relating to Council Tax payments? 2020/2021 - 2256 2021/2022 - 3758 Question 2*) *Not applicable to Scotland How many Liability Orders d

Date responded: 14 June 2022

Council housing waiting list

Date submitted: 6 June 2022

Summary of request

This request relates to the authority's Housing Waiting List 1. How many households were removed from the Housing Waiting List in 2021 (or the last full calendar year where figures are available)? 2. Please provide a list of the reasons given for the removal from the list? 3. How many households were removed from the list because of death? 4. How many households have been on the list for: (a) between five years and ten years (b) ten years or more 5. With regards to households that have been on the list the longest, how long have they been on the list?

Summary of response

1. How many households were removed from the Housing Waiting List in 2021 (or the last full calendar year where figures are available)? - 1,115 2. Please provide a list of the reasons given for the removal from the list? - Blank, Cancelled – Renewal not

Date responded: 8 June 2022

Japanese Knotweed compensation

Date submitted: 31 May 2022

Summary of request

Amount (£) paid in compensation in relation to Japanese Knotweed growth during each of these calendar years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Number of complaints brought against the council in relation to Japanese Knotweed growth during each of the above-mentioned calendar years.

Summary of response

Amount (£) paid in compensation in relation to Japanese Knotweed growth during each of these calendar years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 - No compensation claims. Number of complaints brought against the council in relation to Japanese Knotwe

Date responded: 14 June 2022

Council's Planning policy in relation to climate action.

Date submitted: 30 May 2022

Summary of request

In particular, please supply me with: 1a. What is the Councils’ policy on accepting planning applications on fossil fuel extraction projects? By fossil fuel extraction projects we mean: any oil wells and fields (on or offshore), coal mines, fracking, gas, natural (including liquified) gas (on or off shore) plants, as well as related infrastructure such as pipelines and terminals for the fossil fuels. b. Has the Council had any fossil fuel extraction project proposals submitted to them since 1st January 2019 until 1st June 2022? c. Has the Council rejected or accepted any fossil fuel extraction projects proposed in its area since 1st January 2019 until today 1st June 2022? Please list which ones were accepted and rejected.

Summary of response

1a. What is the Councils’ policy on accepting planning applications on fossil fuel extraction projects? By fossil fuel extraction projects we mean: any oil wells and fields (on or offshore), coal mines, fracking, gas, natural (including liquified) gas

Date responded: 8 June 2022

Measures taken to tackle digital poverty

Date submitted: 23 May 2022

Summary of request

I would like to know what budget/policies your council have put in place to combat digital poverty/digital exclusion (such as lack of access to devices/internet or digital skills training) over the last 3 years. Please break down by financial year, and include the following: • Amount of money/budget spent (£) on devices, digital skills training or anything else across each of the last three financial years (or as far back as you can provide) • Amount of devices donated to families, schools, or charities in need o Please also include a breakdown of each device type (i.e. laptop, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) and associated costs • A list of any specific policies, activities or consultations introduced to tackle digital poverty

Summary of response

EDDC does not have a budget or polices in place regarding digital poverty/digital exclusion. All of the IT we dispose of is end of life and is recycled accordingly; our virtual environment means we do not have to regularly replace IT, therefore we have

Date responded: 8 June 2022

Home-working

Date submitted: 18 May 2022

Summary of request

Q1. During the month of April 2022, how many council employees were working from home, and what percentage of the office based workforce does this represent? Q2. Between 1st and 30th April 2022, how many desk bookings were made across the council's office buildings and, on average, how many desk bookings were there a day during this month? Q3. How many desks were available for use in the month April 2022 across the council's office buildings? Q4. What was the maximum number of office staff who could theoretically work in the office on any given day in April 2022? Q5. What was the total number of office staff who worked in your council's offices each day prior to the pandemic?

Summary of response

Q1. During the month of April 2022, how many council employees were working from home, and what percentage of the office based workforce does this represent? - Information not held. Previous high level analysis earlier in the year (February 2022) indicate

Date responded: 7 June 2022

The number of properties within your billing authority that were re-banded from band D to band E in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Date submitted: 18 May 2022

Summary of request

The number of properties within your billing authority that were re-banded from band D to band E in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 (to date) (or in the relevant financial years if that is the format in which you record this data).

Summary of response

Data correct as at 14/06/2022: 01/04/2019 – 31/03/2020: 29 01/04/2020 – 01/04/2021: 27 01/04/2021 – 31/03/2022: 39 01/04/2022 – 14/06/2022: 12

Date responded: 14 June 2022

The number of households within your billing authority that are liable for council tax and aren’t currently registered for direct debit

Date submitted: 18 May 2022

Summary of request

The number of households within your billing authority that are liable for council tax and aren’t currently registered for direct debit. The number of eligible non-direct-debit households that haven’t submitted a claim / application for the £150 Council Tax rebate, to date.

Summary of response

The number of households within your billing authority that are liable for council tax and aren’t currently registered for direct debit - As at 14/06/2022, 11,105 are not on direct debit, this figure excludes those on 100% benefit or exempt. The number

Date responded: 14 June 2022

£150 Council Tax Rebate

Date submitted: 17 May 2022

Summary of request

a) How many households in your area are eligible for the £150 Council Tax Rebate b) How many £150 Council Tax Rebates have you distributed in your area c) How many eligible households have received the £150 Council Tax Rebate d) How many eligible households have not yet received the £150 Council Tax Rebate I would prefer to receive this information electronically.

Summary of response

a) How many households in your area are eligible for the £150 Council Tax Rebate - 46908 b) How many £150 Council Tax Rebates have you distributed in your area - 41059 c) How many eligible households have received the £150 Council Tax Rebate - 40993 d

Date responded: 14 June 2022

Fleet Management

Date submitted: 12 May 2022

Summary of request

Fleet Management 1. What is the size of your fleet? 2. Does your authority operate a fleet management software product? If so, which provider? 3. What is the annual spend for this contract? 4. When does the contract expire? 5. If you go through the tender process, which framework or platform do you use? 6. Is your fleet maintenance conducted in house? Externally outsourced? Or both? EV 1. Is your authority planning on moving towards an alternative fuel fleet? Or have you already implemented an alternative fuel fleet and charging provider? 2. If you already have charging ports installed for fleet vehicles, how many are installed and what charging network (i.e., PodPoint, Engie) do you use? 3. What is planned next? Telematics 1. Who is your current telematics supplier? 2. What is the annual spend for this contract? 3. When does the contract expire?

Summary of response

Fleet Management 1. What is the size of your fleet? 93 vehicles 2. Does your authority operate a fleet management software product? If so, which provider? No 3. What is the annual spend for this contract? N/A 4. When does the contract expire? N/A 5.

Date responded: 10 June 2022

PCNs

Date submitted: 12 May 2022

Summary of request

Please may you provide me with the answers to the following questions: 1. How many Penalty Charge Notices were issued and posted by your organisation last financial year? 2. How many Charge Certificates (related to Penalty Charge Notices) were issued and posted by your organisation last financial year? 3. How many Order for Recovery's (related to Penalty Charge Notices) were issued and posted by your organisation last financial year? 4. What was the total postage cost related to posting Penalty Charge Notices, Charge Certificates and Order for Recovery's last financial year? (If this is not feasible to calculate, what was the total postage cost associated with your organisation's parking and traffic enforcement department last financial year?) 5. How many Penalty Charge Notices issued by your organisation last financial year were related to parking offences? 6. How many Penalty Charge Notices that were issued by your organisation, were paid in full last financial year? 7. What is the average number of days it takes for a Penalty Charge Notice issued by your organisation, to be paid in full? 8a. Does your organisation print and fulfil Penalty Charge Notices in-house (i.e by a mailroom owned and managed by your organisation), or is this outsourced to a third party supplier? 8b. If the answer to 8a is that your organisation outsources to a third party supplier, was the supplier sourced via the Crown Commercial Service purchasing framework?

Summary of response

1. How many Penalty Charge Notices were issued and posted by your organisation last financial year? – We do not post Penalty Charge Notices 2. How many Charge Certificates (related to Penalty Charge Notices) were issued and posted by your organisation la

Date responded: 7 June 2022

Weed Killer Usage

Date submitted: 11 May 2022

Summary of request

Please could you elaborate on what is specifically classed as "integrated methods " and will there be any exceptions when you would revert to using Glyphosate or woody herbicides such the treatment of Japanese Knotweed either on East Devon owned land or if Knotweed ingressed from East Devon land onto privately owned property?

Summary of response

Integrated methods will include • Hand Weeding • Hot Foam machines (2023 investment) • RHS vinegar based solution Japanese Knot weed is controlled by an external contractor for any located on EDDC land and they currently still use a chemical method

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Household Support Fund

Date submitted: 9 May 2022

Summary of request

1. How much did your local authority spend, or commit, of its Household Support Fund allocation in the period 6 October 2021 to 31 March 2022? £162,286.00 2. As of 1 April 2022, how much of your HSF allocation intended for the period 6 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 remained unspent or uncommitted? - The funding ran out on 25.03.2022 3. What happened to any unspent or uncommitted funding on 1 April 2022? – N/A 4. How much of the HSF allocation intended for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 have you already spent or committed? 5. How much of the HSF allocation intended for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 have you yet to spend or commit?

Summary of response

1. How much did your local authority spend, or commit, of its Household Support Fund allocation in the period 6 October 2021 to 31 March 2022? – £162,286.00 2. As of 1 April 2022, how much of your HSF allocation intended for the period 6 October 2021 to

Date responded: 10 May 2022

Mobile contracts

Date submitted: 6 May 2022

Summary of request

1. Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider, if the contract is managed for example by Daisy, please state the network provider for e.g., Vodafone, O2, EE. 2. Annual Average Spend for each contract if there is more than one contract Network 3 Contract Start Date 4. Contract Expiry Date, If the contract as expired or is rolling please state 5. Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider. 6. Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date when the organisation plans to review this contract 7. Number of Connections - number of voices only devices, voice and data devices, data only devices) 8. The person in the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me contact name, Job title, contact number and email add?

Summary of response

1.Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider name e.g. EE, Telefonica, Vodafone, Three - EE, Vodafone, 02, Gamma 2.Annual Average Spend for each Network Provider - Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over t

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Pest control

Date submitted: 6 May 2022

Summary of request

1. Can you please advise if your Council provides a pest control treatment service for rats, either in-house, contracted out or if you no longer provide a service. 2. Can you please advise on the number of reports received regarding rats per year from April 2018- April 2022.

Summary of response

1. Can you please advise if your Council provides a pest control treatment service for rats, either in-house, contracted out or if you no longer provide a service - We have an in-house pest control service. 2. Can you please advise on the number of rep

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Website digital accessibility

Date submitted: 5 May 2022

Summary of request

Intranet Questions 1. How many people are employed by your organisation, including full time and part time? 2. What is your current intranet solution? (Sharepoint, Wordpress, Interact, Invotra, Oak etc) 3. How long have you been using this intranet solution? 4. When is your intranet contract up for renewal? 5. What is your annual intranet budget? 6. What is your procurement process? Please can you include any portals used to list tenders and/or any suppliers/consultants used to procure. 7. Do you share intranet/IT services with other organisations, if so who? 8. Which team and/or individual(s) are responsible for managing your intranet internally? 9. Are you using the Office 365 suite? If so, which applications from the suite are in use? 10. Which team and/or individual(s) are responsible for your intranet’s procurement within the organisation? 11. Is your Active Directory hosted on-premise, or in the cloud? 12. Could you provide us with a link to your Digital Workplace Strategy? Website / Accessibility Questions 1. What software are you currently using for your website? 2. What team/individual is responsible for maintaining your website? 3. Do you work with an external supplier to maintain your website, if so when does your contract expire? 4. When did you last conduct an accessibility audit against your public website? 5. What team/individual is responsible for digital accessibility across your public facing services? 6. What is your budget for digital accessibility? 7. What is your annual marketing/communications budget for creating content for residents? 8. Do you work with external marketing/communications suppliers to create content for your public facing services? 9. When was the last time you conducted a content audit on your website to remove outdated content?

Summary of response

Intranet Questions: 1. How many employees are working for your organisation, including full-time, part-time, and contracted staff? - This information can be found on our website at https://eastdevon.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/strategies-policies-an

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Fixed Penalty Notices

Date submitted: 4 May 2022

Summary of request

How many fixed penalty notices (dogs) have been issued over the last three years, and how many fines have been paid, and a breakdown of the total sum collected

Summary of response

Dog related offences: 2019 – x5 FPN @ £80 each. All paid 2020 – x2 FPN @ £80 each. Paid 2021 – None issued 2022 to date – x1 FPN @ £80 Paid Total FPN - £640 Court award £620 (one FPN included additional costs. EDDC awarded £620 at Cour

Date responded: 23 May 2022

Empty and second homes

Date submitted: 3 May 2022

Summary of request

Please can you let me have the latest data on how many residential properties are empty in East Devon in total and, specifically, the areas under Exmouth Town Council and Lympstone Parish Council. Please can you also have the latest data on how many second and/or holiday homes there are in East Devon in total and, specifically, in the areas under Exmouth Town Council and Lympstone Parish Council.

Summary of response

Please can you let me have the latest data on how many residential properties are empty in East Devon in total and, specifically, the areas under Exmouth Town Council and Lympstone Parish Council. As at 20.05.22 there are 1909 Empty properties in East

Date responded: 26 May 2022

Council Place Narrative and Branding

Date submitted: 28 April 2022

Summary of request

1. Does the council have a Marketing Strategy? If so, please provide either a copy of the strategy or a link to the published version of the strategy. 2. Please confirm the population of the area covered by the council, to the nearest and latest estimate. 3. Does the council have an approved place brand and / or narrative*(see definition below) for a space, town or city within your local authority area? 3a. If the council have an approved place based narrative what were the key drivers behind the decision to develop a place brand and / or narrative? (Eg – inward investment, tourism, community building) 3b. Which geographical area does the place brand and / or narrative cover? 3c. When was the place brand and / or narrative developed and approved? 4. How did the council develop the place brand and / or narrative? 4a. When developing the place brand and / or narrative, did the council organise any participatory exercises? 4b. If so, please provide details of the engagement undertaken, including the names of any local groups who were involved. 4c. Was the place brand and / or narrative endorsed by the council’s Cabinet / Policy and Resource Committee / other political group? 4d. Following approval of the place brand and / or narrative, which organisation is currently the custodian of the place brand and / or narrative? 5. Prior to commencing work to develop a place brand and / or narrative, did the council identify specific benefits that it was believed the place brand and / or narrative would deliver? 5a. If benefits were identified, were these benefits quantifiable (ie – could they be measured)? 5b. Please provide the benefits identified and any quantifiable measurables. These should be broken down by individual benefit lines as listed in your Project Initiation Document, Benefits Realisation Plan or other project documentation. 5c. Was a baseline of the identified benefits taken prior to the implementation of the place brand and / or narrative and, if so, please provide these metrics? These should be broken down by individual benefits lines as listed as the response for question 5b. 5d. Please provide the current metrics for the benefits identified. These should be broken down by individual benefits lines as listed as the response for question 5b. 5e. Is the council monitoring the realisation of the benefits / have the benefits been realised? 5d. What is the methodology for monitoring the realisation of these benefits? 6. How did the council go about implementing the place brand and / or narrative? 6a. Was the place brand and / narrative fully implemented? 6b. If not, what difficulties did the council run into in implementing the place brand and / narrative? 6c. How long did it take the council to implement the place brand and / or narrative? 7. What was the estimated cost to the council in developing and implementing the place brand and / or narrative? This should include the estimated cost of officer and member time and any actual costs such as consultants’ fees. The total number should be broken down into categorised lines of expenditure. 8. If you have a place brand and or narrative document, please provide either a copy of the document or a link to the published version of the document.

Summary of response

1. Does the council have a Marketing Strategy? - No 2. Please confirm the population of the area covered by the council, to the nearest and latest estimate - 144,317 (2018) 3. Does the council have an approved place brand and / or narrative*(see defini

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Sports facilities

Date submitted: 27 April 2022

Summary of request

What is the council's set budget for expenditure on sport and leisure facilities for the following two years: - 2012 (so the 2012/2013 budget) - 2022 (so the 2022/2023 budget) 2. How many of the following facilities (see the list below) were owned by the council in the below two years: - 2012 - 2022 List of facilities: - Public leisure centres (so in 2012 and 2022) - Public swimming pools (so in 2012 and 2022). - Public athletics tracks (so in 2012 and 2022) - Public cycling tracks/velodromes (so in 2012 and 2022)

Summary of response

What is the council's set budget for expenditure on sport and leisure facilities for the following two years: - 2012 (so the 2012/2013 budget) - £1,039,500 - 2022 (so the 2022/2023 budget) - £1,036,820 2. How many of the following facilities (see t

Date responded: 19 May 2022

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG6)

Date submitted: 19 April 2022

Summary of request

How much money central government provided you with? How many applications you received? How much of the funding you were actually able to give out ?

Summary of response

How much money central government provided: the Additional Restrictions Grant for the period 30th December 2021 onwards paid to EDDC by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘BEIS’) was £277,681.38. These funds were used to launch a

Date responded: 21 April 2022

PC Hardware

Date submitted: 12 April 2022

Summary of request

We would be grateful if you could help in answering our request for information, answering for A to C on questions 1-8. A) Desktops B) Laptops C) Displays 1. Please name all of the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from 2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date, with the named IT resellers in question 1? 3. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due? 4. Please name the number of devices deployed 5. Please name the brand of the devices mentioned 6. Details on how these were procured. i.e. By Framework i. Procurement method ii. If Framework, please state which one. 7. What is your annual print/copy volume and spend? 8. Who is the person(s) within your organization responsible for these contract(s)? Please provide their title and their contact details.

Summary of response

1. Please name all of the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from. This information is exempt under Section 43(2) of the FOI Act 2000, where disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (an indivi

Date responded: 13 May 2022

Council Tax Bandings

Date submitted: 7 April 2022

Summary of request

Number of East Devon households at Band E and above and Band D and below

Summary of response

The number of East Devon households in Band E and above 21,908 The number of East Devon households in Band D and below 50,732 Correct as at 01.04.22

Date responded: 25 April 2022

Data protection impact assessments

Date submitted: 30 March 2022

Summary of request

I’d like a list of all data protection impact assessments conducted by your authority between 25 May 2018 and 25 March 2022.

Summary of response

DPIA list May 2018 – March 2022 2018 Mobile homes Body-worn cameras 2019 e-ticketing Housing repairs contract Cemetery Management 2020 Covid19 Data Sharing Enforcement Agents Green Homes PINS Virtual Hearings CAB Enforcement Agency Con

Date responded: 6 April 2022

Ukrainian Refugees

Date submitted: 30 March 2022

Summary of request

1. The number of Ukrainian refugees settled under the Ukrainian Family Scheme in East Devon since 24/02/2022. 2. The number of Ukrainian refugees that have been settled under the Homes for Ukraine scheme in East Devon since 24/02/2022. 3. The number of Ukrainian refugees that have registered as homeless in East Devon since 24/02/2022. 4. The number of Ukrainian refugees East Devon is planning to take in.

Summary of response

1. The number of Ukrainian refugees settled under the Ukrainian Family Scheme in East Devon since 24/02/2022 - None 2. The number of Ukrainian refugees that have been settled under the Homes for Ukraine scheme in East Devon since 24/02/2022 - None 3. Th

Date responded: 31 March 2022

Stock Condition Survey

Date submitted: 25 March 2022

Summary of request

When is the last time the council did a stock survey of its entire housing stock? (An inspection of every home to understand the state of the property).

Summary of response

The last comprehensive Stock Condition Survey was carried out in 2011.

Date responded: 31 March 2022

Household support fund

Date submitted: 25 March 2022

Summary of request

1. How much was the council allocated as part of the original Household Support Fund (intended to run from October 2021 to March 2022) 2. How much of this funding have you used so far (until March 25thth 2022)? 3. Before new funding was announced on March 23rd 2022 as part of the Spring Statement, had you run out of funding for the scheme? 4. 5. If so, when did this happen? 5. How is the funding being disseminated? E.g. in the form of grants, vouchers, given to other organisations, or put towards council schemes 6. What is the eligibility criteria for the receiving the above? 7. If you are taking applications from individuals, e.g. for grants, vouchers and/or payments via the scheme, how many applications have you received up until today (March 25th 2022)? 8. How many of these have been: o Accepted? o Rejected? o Yet to be processed? 9. What is the average value of grants/vouchers/payments that have been awarded?

Summary of response

1. How much was the council allocated as part of the original Household Support Fund (intended to run from October 2021 to March 2022) £162,286.00 2. How much of this funding have you used so far (until March 25thth 2022)? £162,286.00. 3. Before ne

Date responded: 31 March 2022

ASB

Date submitted: 21 March 2022

Summary of request

How many formal complaints related to anti-social behaviour has your council received in each of the past three calendar years: 2021, 2020, 2019. How many of the formal complaints noted above did your council actively go on to investigate in each of the past three calendar years: 2021, 2020, 2019? How many Community Protection Notices and Community Protection Warnings have your council issued in each of the three past calendar years: 2021, 2020, 2019.

Summary of response

How many formal complaints related to anti-social behaviour has your council received in each of the past three calendar years: 2021, 2020, 2019 – Information provided in financial years only; 2018/19 = 1; 2019/20 = 1; 2020/21 = 8; 2021/22 = 9 How many

Date responded: 13 April 2022

Car park fines

Date submitted: 17 March 2022

Summary of request

How many parking fines have been issued in 2021, and the first quarter of 2022? How much is the total value of parking fines which have been issued in 2021, and in the first quarter of 2022? How many car parking machines are there under your authority? How many of those car parking machines do not accept cash?

Summary of response

How many parking fines have been issued in 2021, and the first quarter of 2022? - 2021 = 1561; 2022 = 487 How much is the total value of parking fines which have been issued in 2021, and in the first quarter of 2022? - Fines that have been paid (not i

Date responded: 8 April 2022

Covid costs

Date submitted: 7 March 2022

Summary of request

Please supply the following: The number of Covid Marshalls employed and the related costs. The cost of all street signage relating to Covid All costs relating to businesses re Covid eg information leaflets Any other costs relating to Covid measures undertaken by the Council.

Summary of response

Please supply the following: The number of Covid Marshalls employed and the related costs - 2 Covid Compliance Officers and 1 Admin support, costs = £39,349 – all grant aided so not paid for by Council. The cost of all street signage relating to Covid

Date responded: 28 March 2022

Current Purchase Cards

Date submitted: 4 March 2022

Summary of request

1. What is the name of the purchase/procurement card provider? 2. Number of cards currently in use? 3. What is the contract end date? 3a. Which procurement portal will this be published on? 4. The estimated (or actual) amount of spend (£) on these cards either by department or as an overall total for the 2020/21 financial year. Please provide the figure spent on cards and also non-card spend if applicable. (Council expenditure in this instance is anything that a staff member spends (potentially from their own finances to get reimbursed at a later date); an ad hoc purchase; anything on a purchase card or council credit card. Typical examples will be fuel; hotel stays on council business; stationery etc.) 5. What system does the Council use for Payroll? 6. What system does the Council use for HR?

Summary of response

1. What is the name of the purchase/procurement card provider? - Lloyds Bank 2. Number of cards currently in use? - 41 3. What is the contract end date? - Currently rolling 3a. Which procurement portal will this be published on? - Supplyingtheso

Date responded: 28 March 2022

Council Tax Bands

Date submitted: 28 February 2022

Summary of request

1) How many domestic properties in your local authority are in council tax bands E, F, G and H? (a breakdown per band would be useful) 2) How many domestic properties in your local authority in council tax bands E, F, G and H have been purchased on the Shared Ownership scheme up until the date 3 February 2022? (a breakdown per band would be useful) 3) How many domestic properties in your local authority in council tax bands E, F, G and H were purchased on the Help To Buy scheme up until the date 3 February 2022? (a breakdown per band would be useful)

Summary of response

1) How many domestic properties in your local authority are in council tax bands E, F, G and H? (a breakdown per band would be useful) E – 10,993 F – 6,544 G – 4,158 H – 194 Information correct as at the 01.03.2022 2) How many domestic properties

Date responded: 16 March 2022

Dangerous Wild Animal Licences

Date submitted: 28 February 2022

Summary of request

Please detail the number of licences you have issued under the ‘Dangerous Wild Animals act 1976’. For each, detail, the number of animals, the species, any escapes, and whether a licence has been revoked with the accompanying reason.

Summary of response

DWA Licences 2019 x2 2020 x2 2021 x2 Which animals were these permits for? x4 Ring tailed Lemurs, x1 Serval Cat x1 Ostrich We have not been informed of any escapes No licences have been revoked

Date responded: 25 March 2022

Pest control enquiries

Date submitted: 25 February 2022

Summary of request

From the 23rd March 2020 to 15th July 2020, how many times did you respond to a pest control problem? Of those incidents, how many call-outs were in response to the following pests: Rats Mice Bedbugs

Summary of response

From the 23rd March 2020 to 15th July 2020, how many times did you respond to a pest control problem?’ - 158 pest treatment requests processed Of those incidents, how many call-outs were in response to the following pests: Rats - 138 Mice - 17 Be

Date responded: 3 March 2022

IT / MFD / Print Hardware

Date submitted: 24 February 2022

Summary of request

We would be grateful if you could help in answering our request for information, answering for A & B on questions 1-8. a) Photocopiers/MFDs (Multi-Functional Device) b) Printers 1. Please name all of the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from 2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date, with the named IT resellers in question 1? 3. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due? 4. Please name the number of devices deployed 5. Please name the brand of the devices mentioned 6. Details on how these were procured. i.e. By Framework i. Procurement method ii. If Framework, please state which one. 7. What is your annual print/copy volume and spend? 8. Who is the person(s) within your organization responsible for these contract(s)? Please provide their title and their contact details.

Summary of response

1. Please name all of the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from - Ricoh 2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date, with the named IT resellers in question 1? - Contract start date 1/08/2021; contract end dat

Date responded: 4 March 2022

Downsizing scheme

Date submitted: 24 February 2022

Summary of request

1) Does the council has a downsizing scheme where renters are offered incentives to move to a smaller home? If so, what are the incentives on offer and who is eligible? 2) Can I get a breakdown of how much money in total was given to people who successfully qualified for the scheme for the following years? a) 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 b) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020 c) 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 3) What was the single highest award in value given out to a successful applicant for the following years: a) 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 b) 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020 c) 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

Summary of response

1) Does the council has a downsizing scheme where renters are offered incentives to move to a smaller home? If so, what are the incentives on offer and who is eligible? - Yes, eligibility is for EDDC general purpose tenants downsizing to smaller accommoda

Date responded: 14 March 2022

Council tax exemptions

Date submitted: 23 February 2022

Summary of request

1: How many residential properties fall within your area of responsibility for providing services that council tax pays for. 2: How many of those properties pay a discounted rate due to being unoccupied 3a: How many properties pay NO council tax 3b: How many of those that pay NO council tax are listed as student dwellings (if any) 3c: How many of those that pay NO council tax, what are the other reasons

Summary of response

1: How many residential properties fall within your area of responsibility for providing services that council tax pays for. 72,706 2: How many of those properties pay a discounted rate due to being unoccupied 380 3a: How many properties pay N

Date responded: 22 March 2022

Accessible housing

Date submitted: 21 February 2022

Summary of request

1. What is your current Local Plan for new housing? Please provide its name and dates. 2. How many new homes are planned under your current Local Plan? Please provide a yearly breakdown (financial year). 3. Does your current Local Plan for new homes include a technical accessibility standard? 4. What are the technical accessibility standard(s) detailed in your current Local Plan for new homes? 5. How many new homes are planned under your current Local Plan to meet a technical accessibility standard? Please provide a yearly breakdown (financial year). 6. Under your current local plan, of the new homes planned to meet a technical accessibility standard, how many are planned to meet the requirements of: • Wheelchair design standard • Lifetime Homes Standard • M4(1) Category 1 • M4(2) Category 2 • M4(3) Category 3(A) • M4(3) Category 3(B) 7. How many homes planned to meet the above technical accessibility standards are council owned properties? Please provide a breakdown by each type of technical accessibility standard within this. I would be grateful if you could break down the data in yearly increments (financial year) where possible.

Summary of response

1. What is your current Local Plan for new housing? Please provide its name and dates - Local Plan 2013-2031 - East Devon 2. How many new homes are planned under your current Local Plan? Please provide a yearly breakdown (financial year) - Local Plan

Date responded: 14 March 2022

Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund

Date submitted: 18 February 2022

Summary of request

The local authority guidance issued in December 2021 requires each local authority to design the discretionary relief scheme in their area. Please provide details of the parameters and application process in your borough as we have clients who wish to pursue the relief.

Summary of response

This information is published on our website at A guide to rates relief and reductions - Local discretionary rate relief - East Devon As this information is published already it is exempt under Section 21 of the FOI Act 2000 - Information reasonably a

Date responded: 21 February 2022

EDDC Plastic recycling

Date submitted: 16 February 2022

Summary of request

I would like to know what percentage of plastic waste your local authority has recycled in the past three years as follows: 2019, 2020, 2021. I would like it to be broken down as follows: 1. The total amount of plastic waste collected for recycling by your authority, measured in tonnes. 2. The total amount of collected plastic waste that was then processed in the UK. 3. The total amount of collected plastic that was processed outside of the UK. 4. The total amount of exported plastic waste broken down by destination country. 5. Does the Council have a strategy to recycle plastic waste in the UK instead of exporting?

Summary of response

1. The total amount of plastic waste collected for recycling by your authority, measured in tonnes. 2019 1853 tonnes 2020 2156 tonnes 2021 2148 tonnes 2. The total amount of collected

Date responded: 21 February 2022

EDDC Fraud investigation department/team

Date submitted: 15 February 2022

Summary of request

1) Do you have a fraud investigation department/team? 2) If you don’t have a fraud team, who investigates reported case of fraud? 3) How many fraud investigators are there in your team? 4) Can you please list the top 4 most common types of fraud you investigate? 5) Do you investigate any Covid related fraud cases – e.g. business grant, business support, business rates relief or business load fraud cases? 6) Do you release or publish any information about the number of cases you investigate per annum, the value of fraud and their outcomes? 7) How many fraud cases were investigated in 2020 and in 2021? 8) Do you use an electronic case management system to record and manage your fraud cases? If so, which case management system do you use? 9) Do you use data matching to proactively identify potential fraud cases? Which product or service do you use? 10) Do you investigate fraud on behalf of other organisations? Can you please state who?

Summary of response

1) Do you have a fraud investigation department/team? Yes 2) If you don’t have a fraud team, who investigates reported case of fraud? N/A 3) How many fraud investigators are there in your team? 1 4) Can you please list the top 4 most common types of

Date responded: 21 February 2022

Licences to exhibit animals

Date submitted: 8 February 2022

Summary of request

1. How many licenses are currently issued to exhibit animals under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) 2018 Regulations in your council? 2. A list of the species of animal that are included in the licenses, and how many of each species.

Summary of response

1. How many licenses are currently issued to exhibit animals under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) 2018 Regulations in your council? = 9 2. A list of the species of animal that are included in the licenses, and

Date responded: 7 March 2022

Fly tipping

Date submitted: 8 February 2022

Summary of request

• Total number of fly tipping incidents in 2020/2021 and 2022 to date per area under your authority, if possible (per waste type, specifically involving electrical and electronic items) • Total cost of removal for fly-tipping incidents in 2020/2021 and 2022 (to date, if possible)

Summary of response

• 20/21 - 436 fly tips for the Financial year. We are unable to provide a breakdown of specific types of fly tipping • 21/22 277 fly tips (so far) for the Financial year. We are unable to provide a breakdown of specific types of fly tipping • Total c

Date responded: 1 March 2022

Fire Safety Regulations in blocks of flats

Date submitted: 8 February 2022

Summary of request

1). Premises more than 6 storeys or 18m- a) Provision of Premises Information Boxes b) Provision of Building Plans identifying Firefighting Equipment c) Information on external walls d) Monthly checks of Fire equipment & reporting defects to the Fire Service 2). Premises more than 11m – a) Floor and Flat identification signage b) Checks/inspections on communal fire doors and flat entrance doors 3). Any Block of Flats: a) Evacuation Plans b) Fire Safety instructions to residents, on occupation and periodically c) Information to residents on fire door safety 4). Electronic information for the Fire Service: a) Access details for premises Information Box b) Reports of Faults of FF equipment c) External wall information d) Floor and Building Plans e) Evacuation Plans

Summary of response

1). Premises more than 6 storeys or 18m- We currently don’t have any buildings more than 6 storeys or 18m within our council stock a) Provision of Premises Information Boxes b) Provision of Building Plans identifying Firefighting Equipment c) Infor

Date responded: 1 March 2022

Planning resources

Date submitted: 7 February 2022

Summary of request

How much has the council received in planning application fees in total for each of the last five calendar years (2017-2021). Of that amount, can you tell me what was spent as part of the council’s planning department budget? Over the same period, can you tell me how many roles in the planning department have remained unfilled for each calendar year? Can you provide a breakdown by the type of role?

Summary of response

How much has the council received in planning application fees in total for each of the last five calendar years (2017-2021). By financial year the figures are as follows: 2016/17 £1,241,595 2017/18 £1,168,059 2018/19 £1,280,180 20

Date responded: 15 February 2022

Community Toilets

Date submitted: 7 February 2022

Summary of request

How many “community toilets” are the council operating at this time?

Summary of response

This is not a scheme EDDC currently participates in

Date responded: 9 February 2022

Dangerous wild animals

Date submitted: 1 February 2022

Summary of request

How many Dangerous Wild Animal permits (under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976) did your council approve, by year, in 2017-2021? Which animals were these permits for? What checks, if any, does your council make when granting these permits to the CITES species appendices: https://cites.org/eng/disc/species.php? What checks, if any, does your council make to ensure these animals are not brought in through the illegal wildlife trade?

Summary of response

How many Dangerous Wild Animal permits (under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976) did your council approve, by year, in 2017-2021? 2017 x1 2018 x2 2019 x2 2020 x2 2021 x2 Which animals were these permits for? x1 Ostrich; x4 Ring tailed Lemurs;

Date responded: 23 February 2022

Policy for community ownership

Date submitted: 30 January 2022

Summary of request

1. How many publicly-owned buildings and spaces were sold off in a) 2017-18 b) 2018-19 c) 2019-20 d) 2020-21 Please provide a figure against each year. 2. Do you have a strategy or policy in place for community ownership? 3. Please can you provide a link to said policy or strategy, if applicable?

Summary of response

1. How many publicly-owned buildings and spaces were sold off in a) 2017-18 - 2 b) 2018-19 - 8 c) 2019-20 - 5 d) 2020-21 - 0 Please provide a figure against each year 2. Do you have a strategy or policy in place for community ownership? - No.

Date responded: 28 February 2022

Allotments

Date submitted: 30 January 2022

Summary of request

As of January 2022, please could you tell me: 1. How many allotment sites are there in your jurisdiction for which the Council has access to waiting list data? 2. What is the total number of plots on these sites? - 83 plots in total 3. What is the total number of people on waiting lists for these sites? - 128 on waiting lists. 4. Are any of these waiting lists closed to further applications? 5. How many people left the council ran allotments in 2021?

Summary of response

As of January 2022, please could you tell me: 1. How many allotment sites are there in your jurisdiction for which the Council has access to waiting list data? - 3 2. What is the total number of plots on these sites? - 83 plots in total 3. What is th

Date responded: 2 February 2022

Increase in Gas and Electricity energy prices

Date submitted: 26 January 2022

Summary of request

1. Have your authority's electricity and gas bills increased since July 2021? 2. If so, by roughly how much? 3. Is this increase due to a higher rate per unit of gas and electricity charged by your energy provider, or for another reason? 4. Have you made any reductions to the provision of street lighting in your area since July 2021, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so. 4. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen? 5. Have you made any reductions to the provision of lighting or heating in any of your buildings, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so. 6. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen?

Summary of response

We have provided the information based on our largest corporate building, EDDC Headquarters at Honiton. 1. Have your authority's electricity and gas bills increased since July 2021? – Yes 2. If so, by roughly how much? Electricity: 27% Gas:

Date responded: 21 February 2022

Procurement weightings for social value

Date submitted: 26 January 2022

Summary of request

• The social value weighting applied in all above threshold tenders and frameworks issued in 2021 for contracts or frameworks. I do not require information on products or construction, only services, but if the information is recorded in one dataset, I am happy to “clean” this myself. • The price and quality weightings used in the above contracts or frameworks. Again, if the dataset contains all tenders, I am happy to “clean” the data.

Summary of response

Whether or not Social Value has been applied to the contract is not recorded in a way that we can simply run a report to answer the following questions you have asked. To find out this information an officer would have to investigate each contract from ev

Date responded: 28 January 2022

Non-decent housing

Date submitted: 24 January 2022

Summary of request

For the following questions, please provide data that was correct as of 31 March 2021. If this is not possible however please provide the most recent available data and specify the date of extraction (ie what date the data is correct as of). I would like to know: 1. How many council-owned dwellings failed the decent home criteria by virtue of suffering from a category 1 hazard of ‘excess cold’? Please only include Class 1 hazard dwellings, and not those that fail because they do not have a reasonable degree of thermal comfort. 2. Of the council-owned dwellings with a class 1 excess cold hazard, how many are occupied? 3. Of the council-owned homes with a class 1 excess cold hazard which are occupied, how many have not had work to address the cold hazard because the tenant refused to allow the work to be carried out? For the next question, I would like your most up to date snapshot. Please tell me: 4. How many council-owned dwellings fail the decent homes standard by virtue of a) category 1 excess cold and b) not having a reasonable degree of thermal comfort. Please provide figures for a) and b) separately and specify how many any dwellings fall into both catgeories. Please tell me what date the data provided was extracted. Finally, please provide answers to the next questions for the last five full financial years (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21), broken down by year: 5. In the last five financial years, how much has the council spent to remove class 1 excess cold hazards from council owned dwellings? 6. In the last five financial years, how much has the council spent to make council-owned dwellings ‘without a reasonable degree of thermal comfort’ decent? Please only include the money spent on improving the thermal comfort - for instance if a home was non-decent because it both had an unreasonable degree of thermal comfort and was not in a reasonable state of repair, please count only the money spent improving the thermal comfort. 7. In the last five financial years, how much has the council spent to prevent dwellings becoming non decent due to non-reasonable thermal comfort or due to having an excess cold category 1 hazard? 8. In the last five financial years how much has the council paid out in grants to a) private renters and b) owner-occupiers to make improvements to a dwelling’s thermal comfort? Please break this data down by year, and provide separate data for renters and owner occupiers.

Summary of response

At present EDDC do not hold any HHSRS data. The data we do hold is insufficient and will not provide an accurate response to the questions you have asked. We are about to embark on a full Stock Condition Survey but this is not likely to be completed until

Date responded: 26 January 2022

Performance Management

Date submitted: 24 January 2022

Summary of request

1. How do you report performance to residents? 2. Do you have a Performance Management Handbook*? 3. What budget do you have allocated towards your performance management* initiatives per annum? 4. How many hours are spent on performance management* reporting each month? 5. Which applications or systems do you use to manage Performance Management*? 6. Do you report departmental performance separately or in a different way? 7. Do you benchmark or baseline your authority’s performance with other similar authorities? 8. Can you evidence improvements to your services based on historical performance management* reporting?

Summary of response

1. How do you report performance to residents? Public reports to Committees of the Council and via our performance pages on our website. We have previously published an annual report of performance and will look to do this for 2022. 2. Do you have

Date responded: 17 February 2022

HMO Licensing Enforcement

Date submitted: 21 January 2022

Summary of request

Q1] Since 6th April 2017, how many convictions was the council aware of (in relation to its housing area) to which Chapter 4 (Rent Repayment Orders) of The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HaPA) applied? These convictions should include any Civil Penalty Notice (CPN) issued by the council. Q2] Of the convictions the council was aware of in answer to Q1, how many did the council consider for a Rent Repayment Order application by the council? Q3] Of the convictions the council was aware of in answer to Q1, for how many did the council make a Rent Repayment Order application? Q4] Does the council have a process for making the decision referred to in Q2], and if so, what is that process?

Summary of response

Q1 - Since 6th April 2017, how many convictions was the council aware of (in relation to its housing area) to which Chapter 4 (Rent Repayment Orders) of The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HaPA) applied? These convictions should include any Civil Penalty N

Date responded: 2 February 2022

Cost of Artwork

Date submitted: 21 January 2022

Summary of request

This is an information request relating to council funding of public artwork. Please include the information for each of the following periods; 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22: • A full breakdown of any public artwork commissioned and funded by the council, including details on location and all costs including the cost of installation, commissioning and any incidentals. Please also include where relevant the difference, if any, between the expected cost and actual cost. Where a piece of public artwork has not yet been completed, please include the expected cost and the cost so far • Images of the public artwork, or an artist’s rendering if that’s not possible By public artwork I mean any artwork within the council’s remits which is publicly displayed and includes, but is not limited to, sculptures, mosaics, paintings, murals whether standalone or on bridges, walls or any other structures

Summary of response

No artwork has been commissioned or funded by EDDC

Date responded: 26 January 2022

Cost of Rejected kerbside recycling

Date submitted: 20 January 2022

Summary of request

1. The methods of disposal for rejected household recycling used by your authority for the following years: · 2017/18 · 2018/19 · 2019/20 · 2020/21 2. The annual cost to dispose of rejected household recycling within your authority for the following years: · 2017/18 · 2018/19 · 2019/20 · 2020/21 3. The main reasons for household recycling being rejected. For example, items were contaminated or not suitable for recycling. 4. Any guidance or instructions under which recycling centres determine the acceptance or rejection of items collected within your authority.

Summary of response

The recycling part of our system source segregated - that is the resident does the first sort by separating materials between the containers and the crews do the second sort at the kerb-side by putting the materials in different parts of the vehicle. If t

Date responded: 20 January 2022

Rent and service charge increases 2022

Date submitted: 20 January 2022

Summary of request

1. By how much is the council planning to increase rent on residential council-owned properties on April 1 2022? 2. By how much is the council planning to increase service charges on residential council-owned properties on April 1 2022? 3. By how much is the council planning to increase heating energy charges on residential council-owned properties on April 1 2022?

Summary of response

1. By how much is the council planning to increase rent on residential council-owned properties on April 1 2022? - We are part way through the budget setting process so not agreed yet, but the Housing Review Board agreed a CPI plus 1% rent increase in acc

Date responded: 9 February 2022

Levelling Up Fund

Date submitted: 19 January 2022

Summary of request

• Whether the Council has bid for the "Levelling Up Fund"? • If the Council has, please provide all bid documents submitted to the Government. • If the Council has, please provide all correspondence between the Council and the local Member of Parliament about the bid.

Summary of response

• Whether the Council has bid for the "Levelling Up Fund"? – EDDC has not made a bid for this fund • If the Council has, please provide all bid documents submitted to the Government. • If the Council has, please provide all correspondence between the Co

Date responded: 21 January 2022

Car park income

Date submitted: 18 January 2022

Summary of request

a) What is the most expensive hourly charge for Pay & Display, Pay by Phone or Shared Use Bays in your authority? b) In total, how much did the authority or any authorised contractor or sub-contractor receive in parking charges last year?

Summary of response

a) What is the most expensive hourly charge for Pay & Display, Pay by Phone or Shared Use Bays in your authority? - Currently, the most expensive charge is £1 per hour. This is our standard rate and applies to the majority of the EDDC car parks. b) In

Date responded: 21 January 2022

Union Time

Date submitted: 18 January 2022

Summary of request

Please can you provide all information for the financial year 2020-21, and from the start of financial year 2021 to 31 December 2021, for the following: 1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of local authority staff who are trade union representatives. 2. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of trade union representatives who spend at least 50 per cent of their time on union duties. 4. The number of days spent on union duties by authority staff.

Summary of response

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of local authority staff who are trade union representatives. None are full time and only get involved when needed. 2. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of

Date responded: 21 January 2022

Housing disrepair court orders

Date submitted: 17 January 2022

Summary of request

1. Number of housing disrepair court orders issued to the council under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 for each of the years 2019-2021; 2. Number of breach orders issued to the council due these repairs not being carried out for each of the years 2019-2021; 3. Details of how many of these breach orders were issued multiple times (i.e. how many were issued for a second, third and fourth time etc.) for each of the years 2019-2021.

Summary of response

1. Number of housing disrepair court orders issued to the council under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 for each of the years 2019-2021 - Zero 2. Number of breach orders issued to the council due these repairs not being carried out for

Date responded: 19 January 2022

Queen's Drive overflow carpark and fitness area revenue

Date submitted: 17 January 2022

Summary of request

What was the total income received from car parking from the overflow car park on Queen's Drive, adjacent next to the council's permanent pay and display car park next to the amusement arcade for the calendar year 2019? What was the total cost of grassing and converting this area for use as a 'fitness area' for the calendar year 20201, including maintenance costs? What was the total 'fitness' income received for this area for the calendar year 2021?

Summary of response

wasn't a specific ticket machine or Parkmobile location code for this car park. Any customers using the Queens Drive Overflow car park used the ticket machines in the main Queens Drive long stay car park and also used that location code for Parkmobile cas

Date responded: 9 February 2022

Dog breeding licences

Date submitted: 15 January 2022

Summary of request

1. Human population of council area 2. Number of current dog breeding licences 3. Number of open applications for a dog breeding license 4. Number of refused applications since September 2018 5. Number of withdrawn applications since September 2018 6. Number of planning enforcement notices issued regarding dog breeding &/or number of dogs in a residential premises since 1989 7. Number of planning applications submitted regarding dog breeding &/or number of dogs in a residential premises since 1989

Summary of response

1. Human population of council area - Information not held 2. Number of current dog breeding licences - 5 3. Number of open applications for a dog breeding license - None 4. Number of refused applications since September 2018 - None 5. Number

Date responded: 7 February 2022

Homeless deaths

Date submitted: 5 January 2022

Summary of request

Please can I request the number of deaths from 1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council • accommodation for homeless people, including hostels and supported accommodation for people identified as rough sleeping or with a history of rough sleeping • temporary accommodation commissioned by the local authority • supported accommodation for homeless young people • rough sleeping or with no fixed abode

Summary of response

Please can I request the number of deaths from 1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council - 0

Date responded: 11 January 2022

Eco-friendly steps EDDC is currently taking

Date submitted: 4 January 2022

Summary of request

1. Does the council take any of its energy from on-site renewable energy installations? If so, which ones? 2. Are there any eco-friendly initiatives for staff members to partake in? E.g. green transport solutions, recycling initiatives. If so, please state them. 3. Who is the main energy supplier for local council buildings, and are you on a green/renewable energy tariff with them?

Summary of response

For corporate properties only: Q1: We have photovoltaic panels in two sites, Blackdown House and Axe Wetlands Q2: New climate change officer; 3 co electric cars; co electric bikes; health & well-being workshops online; we have employed a New Green t

Date responded: 13 January 2022

Homeless deaths

Date submitted: 4 January 2022

Summary of request

Please can I request the number of deaths from 21st November 2020 - 31st December 2020 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council: • accommodation for homeless people, including hostels and supported accommodation for people identified as rough sleeping or with a history of rough sleeping • temporary accommodation commissioned by the local authority • supported accommodation for homeless young people Please can this include the cause of death or suspected cause of death, date of death, and the person’s age when they died.

Summary of response

Please can I request the number of deaths from 21st November 2020 - 31st December 2020 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council – 0 • accommodation for homeless people, including hostels and supported accommo

Date responded: 11 January 2022

Holiday lets

Date submitted: 4 January 2022

Summary of request

1) The number of properties notified to the council as being holiday lets as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018 2) The number of properties notified to the council as being a 'second home' as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018 3) The total number of residential properties in the council area as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018. Please advise if this figure does or does not include holiday lets.

Summary of response

1) The number of properties notified to the council as being holiday lets as of 1st November 2021, 1st November 2020, 1st November 2019 and 1st November 2018 Information on Business Rated properties are published on our website each quarter through the

Date responded: 28 January 2022

Accidents in the last 4 years

Date submitted: 31 December 2021

Summary of request

Over the past four years, in the workplace(s) of your council, how many people have had to: * go to hospital due to slipping on water on the toilet floor or bathroom floor? * died due to slipping on water on the toilet floor or bathroom floor?

Summary of response

* go to hospital due to slipping on water on the toilet floor or bathroom floor? – Information not held. You will need to refer your request to Health and Safety Executive * died due to slipping on water on the toilet floor or bathroom floor? – Informati

Date responded: 21 January 2022

Rough Sleeping Support Service

Date submitted: 30 December 2021

Summary of request

Q1. Is the Council, or has the Council ever been, signed up to the Rough Sleeping Support Service? Q2. Since January 1st 2018, how many non-British homeless people have been referred by the Council to the Home Office, under the Rough Sleeping Support Service?

Summary of response

Q1. Is the Council, or has the Council ever been, signed up to the Rough Sleeping Support Service? - No Q2. Since January 1st 2018, how many non-British homeless people have been referred by the Council to the Home Office, under the Rough Sleeping Supp

Date responded: 11 January 2022

Socio-economic duty

Date submitted: 21 December 2021

Summary of request

1. Please indicate whether your local authority has formally adopted the socio-economic duty (Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010). For this purpose, ‘adoption’ of the socio-economic duty, means that the authority must have either passed a motion at full council that adopts the duty, approved adoption via delegated decision or have agreed it via the council’s executive or cabinet. Please provide any relevant documentation to support your response. 2. Does your local authority consider socio-economic status within all its Equality Impact Assessments and equality frameworks? Please provide any relevant documentation to support your response. 3. Has your local authority made a commitment to considering socio-economic status more broadly in strategic decision-making and policy development? Please provide any relevant documentation to support your response. 4. If your local authority has formally adopted the socio-economic duty (as described in question 1), please describe how the council has implemented the duty, or provide details relating to any future plans it has for implementation. 5. If your local authority has not formally adopted the socio-economic duty (as described in question 1), are there future plans to adopt it? If so, please indicate the timeline that this will happen within.

Summary of response

1. Please indicate whether your local authority has formally adopted the socio-economic duty (Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010). For this purpose, ‘adoption’ of the socio-economic duty, means that the authority must have either passed a motion at full c

Date responded: 13 January 2022

Parking fines

Date submitted: 21 December 2021

Summary of request

How many parking fines has your authority issued each finance year over the following five full years. Please provide a figure in the format below: 2016-17 - FIGURE PROVIDED BY YOU 2017-18 - AS ABOVE 2018-19 - AS ABOVE 2019-20 - AS ABOVE 2020-21 - AS ABOVE

Summary of response

2016-17 - Total = 2272 2017-18 - Total = 2579 2018-19 - Total = 2685 2019-20 - Total = 1084 2020-21 - Total = 1982

Date responded: 7 January 2022

Litter fines 2021

Date submitted: 20 December 2021

Summary of request

• How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2021? • How many FPNs for littering in 2021 were paid? • How many FPNs issued for littering in 2021 were prosecuted for failing • to pay the FPN? • What is the full price of a Littering (FPN)? • Do you have a discounted price for a littering FPN and if yes, how long is the discounted period? e.g. The FPN will be discounted to £50 if paid within 10 days.

Summary of response

• How many FPNs did you issue for littering in 2021? - 1 • How many FPNs for littering in 2021 were paid? - 1 • How many FPNs issued for littering in 2021 were prosecuted for failing to pay the FPN? - 0 • What is the full price of a Littering (FPN)? -

Date responded: 11 January 2022

MFDs (Multifunctional Devices) and/or Managed Print Services

Date submitted: 17 December 2021

Summary of request

1. Regarding the subject matter, please can you provide the following: a. The name of the current supplier – believed to be XEROX, please confirm. b. The brand of the equipment provided by the current supplier – believed to be XEROX, please confirm c. The start date(s) for the contract(s) if available d. The end date(s) for the contract(s) – believed to have expired 30th July 2021, please confirm i. Please confirm if there are extension options on the contract ii. Please confirm if any extension options have been taken, and if so until when. e. The number of MFDs in each contract – believed to be 90, please confirm f. The preferred route to market, eg framework, OJEU…. g. If route to market is a framework, please state which. For example Crescent Purchasing Consortium, NPS Wales, Crown Commercial Service, HTE, LPP, etc…

Summary of response

1. Regarding the subject matter, please can you provide the following: a. The name of the current supplier – believed to be Ricoh, please confirm - Yes b. The brand of the equipment provided by the current supplier – believed to be Ricoh, please confirm

Date responded: 7 January 2022

Vulnerable renters fund

Date submitted: 17 December 2021

Summary of request

1. How much of this £65million pot of funding did the council receive? 2. How many households have received help from the funding you were given from the government’s £65million pot? 3. In total, how much of this funding you received has been given to households in £? 4. What is the single highest amount given to one household from the funding you received?

Summary of response

How much of this £65million pot of funding did the council receive? - £54804 How many households have received help from the funding you were given from the government’s £65million pot? - 19 so far In total, how much of this funding you received has bee

Date responded: 7 January 2022

Council Tax Contact details

Date submitted: 14 December 2021

Summary of request

A) The direct telephone number and options required to speak to a Council tax agent at the council B) The days and times the phone line are open C) The email address D) A link to any online contact form E) The name of the person who manages the department and their direct email address F) Confirm which boroughs your council administers and if they work together or combine administration with other councils. G) Please also advise if is it your policy to automatically award class B if your council has a housing association registered as a charity, and they meet the criteria or do you require an application to be issue for each change of occupation?

Summary of response

A) The direct telephone number and options required to speak to a Council tax agent at the council - 01395 517446, option 2 B) The days and times the phone line are open - Mon – Fri, 08:30-17:00 C) The email address - counciltax@eastdevon.gov.uk D) A

Date responded: 20 December 2021

Office space leased to the council

Date submitted: 6 December 2021

Summary of request

1. A list of all the office space the Authority currently leases, identifying for each • The Address • The Net Internal Floor Area • The Rent paid • The Start Date • The Expiry Date • The Break Date 2. The name (and email address) of the person responsible for the Authorities property portfolio

Summary of response

EDDC do not occupy any office space that is leased from an external landlord

Date responded: 16 December 2021

ASB Case Reviews

Date submitted: 6 December 2021

Summary of request

1. The number of applications for ASB Case Reviews received 2. The number of times the threshold for review was not met 3. The number of ASB Case Reviews carried out 4. The number of ASB Case Reviews that resulted in recommendations being made or actions carried out 5. Where the data relating to points 1-4 (above) is published (on the council website, for example)?

Summary of response

The webpage Community Trigger - East Devon holds all the relevant information you are seeking, which is at the bottom of the page. As this information is published already it is exempt under Section 21 of the FOI Act 2000 - Information reasonably accessib

Date responded: 9 December 2021

Facilities Management

Date submitted: 2 December 2021

Summary of request

1. Lift service and maintenance – Service contract for lift service and maintenance. 2. General waste services contracts – The organisation’s primary general waste service contract. Contract profile questionnaire for each type of contract: 1. Supplier/Provider of the services 2. Total Annual Spend – The spend should only relate to each of the service contracts listed above. 3. A description of the services provided under this contract please includes information if other services are included under the same contract. 4. The number of sites the contract covers 5. The start date of the contract 6. The end date of the contract 7. The duration of the contract, please include information on any extensions period. 8. Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contracts? name, Job Title, contact number and email address.

Summary of response

1. Lift service and maintenance – Service contract for lift service and maintenance. A. Blackdown House 1. Supplier/Provider of the services – The maintenance agreement is with Orona 2. Total Annual Spend – The spend should only relate to e

Date responded: 2 December 2021

EDDC owned 5/6 bedroomed houses

Date submitted: 1 December 2021

Summary of request

How many large 5/6 bed houses that are available for social rent that the council actually own?

Summary of response

6

Date responded: 2 December 2021

Policy for absence from work for an employee participating in Medical Research

Date submitted: 30 November 2021

Summary of request

- Policy(s) relating to absence from work for an employee participating in Medical Research for healthy Volunteers or Patients that are receiving treatment as part of a Clinical Trial. Is a policy(s) relating to Clinical Trial Appointments available within your organisation? Yes - (I would like this information to be provided to me as paper or electronic copies, or alternatively provision of appropriate web-links – if this information is already available to the public. No

Summary of response

Policy(s) relating to absence from work for an employee participating in Medical Research for healthy Volunteers or Patients that are receiving treatment as part of a Clinical Trial -No Policy Is a policy(s) relating to Clinical Trial Appointments availa

Date responded: 1 December 2021

Social media referenced in the tenancy agreement

Date submitted: 25 November 2021

Summary of request

Details of any provisions in your tenancy agreements relating to social media use by tenants and residents.

Summary of response

Please see 4.3.2 (g) below from the tenancy agreement where misuse of social media is referenced under Unacceptable behaviour or conduct. 4.3 Conduct of you, your household and visitors and antisocial behaviour 4.3.1You are responsible for the behavio

Date responded: 26 November 2021

HMOs private rented sector

Date submitted: 25 November 2021

Summary of request

1) How many housing units in your local authority do you estimate to be in the PRS? 2) Please state the year in which your local authority last carried out a Stock Condition Survey. 3) How many environmental health officers work for the local authority whose main job is to enforce standards in the private rented sector? (FTEs) 4) How much (£) did it cost a landlord to obtain a mandatory HMO licence for a single property occupied by five people in your local authority? Please exclude any discounts. 5) How many working days did it take for a typical mandatory HMO licence application to be processed and issued? Please write the typical number of working days from receipt to decision. 6) Is it your local authority’s policy to inspect a property before issuing a mandatory HMO licence?

Summary of response

1) How many housing units in your local authority do you estimate to be in the PRS? - 9% 2) Please state the year in which your local authority last carried out a Stock Condition Survey - 2015 3) How many environmental health officers work for the local

Date responded: 16 December 2021

Fly tipping

Date submitted: 23 November 2021

Summary of request

1.How many incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) occurred within the jurisdiction of your authority during the whole of last year (i.e.2020)? 2.How many incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) occurred within the jurisdiction of your authority have occurred since the beginning of 2021? 3.How many incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) were reported by the public to your jurisdiction during the whole of last year (i.e.2020)? 4.How many incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) have been reported by the public to your jurisdiction since the beginning of 2021? 5.What was the cost of clearing illegal dumping (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) to your authority during the whole of last year (i.e. 2020) 6.What was the cost of clearing illegal dumping (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) to your authority since the beginning of 2021?

Summary of response

1.How many incidents of illegal dumping of rubbish (also commonly known as fly dumping or fly tipping) occurred within the jurisdiction of your authority during the whole of last year (i.e.2020)? As below are the ones we dealt with on EDDC land 2.How m

Date responded: 24 November 2021

Community led housing

Date submitted: 22 November 2021

Summary of request

1. Does the council have any policies or ones in development to support community led housing? If so, what are they and where do they appear? 2. Since January 2010, how many grants and/or loans has the council given to community led housing groups or organisations? 3. Since January 2010, how many land disposals or leases has the council made to community led housing groups or organisations? 4. Do you have dedicated staff to support community led housing? If so, what are their job titles?

Summary of response

1. Does the council have any policies or ones in development to support community led housing? If so, what are they and where do they appear? Answer as before, Strategy 27 of the adopted Local Plan also in our Affordable Housing SPD. Council Plan 2021-202

Date responded: 24 November 2021

Enfield Farm Anaerobic Digester

Date submitted: 21 November 2021

Summary of request

Any breaches of input and output planning conditions, dates and tonnages recorded against Enfield Farm Anaerobic Digester, together with details of enforcement action taken by EDDC since 1st April 2015.

Summary of response

Breach of Condition Notice (BCN) was issued to Gorst Energy Ltd October 2019. As the Breach of Condition Notice (BCN) allowed Gorst Energy Ltd 12 months to comply with the Condition, no figures within that 12 month period can be used as evidence in respec

Date responded: 20 December 2021

Empty private residential properties

Date submitted: 16 November 2021

Summary of request

1. Person responsible for management of empty private residential property 2. Person responsible for billing of Council Tax on empty private residential property 3. Any other appropriate officers within the council Does the Council use any private company to: 1. Trace owners of private residential empty property? If so, which Company/ies does the Council use? 2. Recover Council Tax or other debts from Empty private residential property? If so, which Company/ies does the Council use? 3. Check lists of presumed empty private residential property for any reason whatsoever? If so, which Company/ies does the Council use?

Summary of response

1. Person responsible for management of empty private residential property – No specific officer has this role but would be someone from the Revenues and Benefits team 2. Person responsible for billing of Council Tax on empty private residential property

Date responded: 1 December 2021

CCTV

Date submitted: 12 November 2021

Summary of request

Does your council use CCTV cameras made by Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview or Kedacom? If so please clarify which. Are any of your CCTV cameras capable of facial recognition, temperature/thermal scanning, behaviour analysis, object detection or demographic detection (ie age, gender, clothing etc)? If yes please list which capabilities exist.

Summary of response

Does your council use CCTV cameras made by Hikvision, Dahua, Uniview or Kedacom? If so please clarify which – EDDC has Dahua cameras at our Corporate buildings but they do not have the capabilities that the question lists. Are any of your CCTV cameras

Date responded: 17 November 2021

Housing housing waiting list

Date submitted: 11 November 2021

Summary of request

a) April 2016-17 b) April 2017-18 c) April 2018-19 d) April 2019-20 e) April 2020-21

Summary of response

a) April 2016-17 - 3361 b) April 2017-18 - 3915 c) April 2018-19 - 4668 d) April 2019-20 - 4708 e) April 2020-21 - 4706

Date responded: 17 November 2021

Floral displays

Date submitted: 10 November 2021

Summary of request

Do the council use a contractor for their floral displays? If yes, who do the council use as the contractor? If yes, is this a supply only contract or does the contract include installation, removal and maintenance? If yes, when is the current contract in place until? If yes, what is the councils annual spend with the contractor for the floral displays? Do the council own their floral units eg. Hanging Baskets, Barrier Baskets, Pole Baskets, Floor Planters and Flower Towers? If yes, how many Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets are owned by the council? If yes, what is the councils spend on Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets purchases over the last 5 years? If yes, when was the last purchase of Floral Units? If yes, who has supplied the Floral Units over the last 5 years? Do the council currently use Floral Units that are Self-Watering? Do the council plan to put out a tender for Floral Display/Floral Units in the next 12 months?

Summary of response

Do the council use a contractor for their floral displays? – No If yes, who do the council use as the contractor? – N/A If yes, is this a supply only contract or does the contract include installation, removal and maintenance? – N/A If yes, when

Date responded: 12 November 2021

Annual Apprenticeship Levy

Date submitted: 7 November 2021

Summary of request

What is the annual Apprenticeship Levy? How much Levy do you currently use? approx. How many Apprentices do you currently have? What training providers do you use? What Apprenticeship standards do you use? How many IT Apprentices do you have? Who is the best point of contact for apprenticeships?

Summary of response

What is the annual Apprenticeship Levy? - £58,809 including 10% top up from the Government ( April 2020 to March 2021) How much Levy do you currently use? approx. - 22,057 How many Apprentices do you currently have? - 5 What training providers d

Date responded: 12 November 2021

Afghanistan Resettlement programmes

Date submitted: 4 November 2021

Summary of request

1) Will East Devon council be participating in the Afghanistan Resettlement programmes ARAP + ACRS and if so, how many individuals/families will you be taking on? 2) If you are not participating in the Afghanistan Resettlement programmes ARAP + ACRS, can you explain why? 3) What was East Devon council’s response to the Syrian Resettlement programme (VPRS)?

Summary of response

1) Will East Devon council be participating in the Afghanistan Resettlement programmes ARAP + ACRS and if so, how many individuals/families will you be taking on? - Yes - dependant on offers; one offer confirmed to date 2) If you are not participating in

Date responded: 5 November 2021

Glazing and insulation upgrades in housing stock

Date submitted: 1 November 2021

Summary of request

1. How many of your buildings (including any housing stock) you have installed double glazing for any windows of in over the last 12 months. 2. How many of your buildings (including any housing stock) you have installed any loft insulation in over the last 12 months. 3. How many of your buildings (including any housing stock) you have installed any solar panels on over the last 12 months.

Summary of response

The response for the non-housing portfolio is none within the last 12 months for all three of the below questions. For housing stock please see as follows: 1. How many of your buildings (including any housing stock) you have installed double glazin

Date responded: 30 November 2021

Dog mess fines

Date submitted: 1 November 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know how many fines have been issued to persons who failed to clear up their dog’s mess deposits (dog poo) in the last 5 years. Feel free to breakdown figures for each financial year starting with 2016 and up to date for this financial year. Also, please kindly confirm how many FTE Dog Wardens the council employees.

Summary of response

I would like to know how many fines have been issued to persons who failed to clear up their dog’s mess deposits (dog poo) in the last 5 years. Feel free to breakdown figures for each financial year starting with 2016 and up to date for this financial y

Date responded: 25 November 2021

Weekly Housing Benefit eligible rent levels

Date submitted: 29 October 2021

Summary of request

Please provide weekly Housing Benefit eligible rent levels paid for all supported accommodation in the Borough (and clarify if these are supported but not exempt and supported exempt). If possible please could you show the total/gross weekly rent split between the core rent, eligible and ineligible service charges. If you cannot provide this could you give the highest rent paid in these categories.

Summary of response

Please provide weekly Housing Benefit eligible rent levels paid for all supported accommodation in the Borough (and clarify if these are supported but not exempt and supported exempt). This information is not held in a format that can be collated. As

Date responded: 8 November 2021

East Devon mobile app

Date submitted: 29 October 2021

Summary of request

Information request 1: • Do you have an app? • When was it launched? • How many people have downloaded the app since its launch? • How many reports have come through the app since its launch? • Information request 2: • Do you have a Chatbot? • Is it internal for staff or external for customers? • Which supplier did you go with or was it built in-house? • When was it released to the public? • How many conversations have taken place since launch? •

Summary of response

Information request 1: • Do you have an app? - Yes • When was it launched? - ~2013 • How many people have downloaded the app since its launch? - 30,000+ • How many reports have come through the app since its launch? - 100,000+ Information request 2

Date responded: 23 November 2021

Cost of Recorded messages on the council's telephone system

Date submitted: 28 October 2021

Summary of request

1. Recorded messages on the council's telephone services (including a brief description of what was recorded) 2. On-hold music used on the council's telephone services (including details of song names and artists)

Summary of response

1. Recorded messages on the council's telephone services (including a brief description of what was recorded) - No Cost, messages recorded in house by Staff, and now we use a free Google’s text to speech service 2. On-hold music used on the council's tel

Date responded: 5 November 2021

EV charging points

Date submitted: 25 October 2021

Summary of request

These questions relate, specifically to council owned public car parks: 1. Do the council currently have any electric vehicle charging points installed throughout their public car parks? 2. If no, are the council looking at deploying electric vehicle charging points and if so what are the timescales involved? 3. If yes how many and what capacity i.e. 7kW, 22kW, 50kW etc. Please provide a breakdown per location. 4. Who is the manufacturer of the charge points installed? 5. When were the charge points installed? 6. When does the existing contract expire? 7. Are the council looking to increase the number of EV bays available at their public car parks and what will be the determining factor as to when this takes place? The questions relate, specifically, to the council offices, depots and other staff based sites. 1. Do the council currently have any electric vehicle charging points installed throughout their offices and depot facilities? 2. If no, are the council looking at deploying electric vehicle charging points and if so what are the timescales involved? 3. If yes how many and what capacity i.e. 7kW, 22kW, 50kW etc. Please provide a breakdown per location. 4. Who is the manufacturer of the chargepoints installed? 5. When were the charge points installed? 6. When does the existing contract expire? 7. Are the council looking to increase the number of EV bays installed available at their offices and depot facilities and what will be the determining factor as to when this takes place? These are general questions that relate to the council strategy with regards to the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure: 1. Do the council have a dedicated electric vehicle charging strategy? If yes please either provide a copy or direct me to where this can be downloaded/viewed. 2. Which departments within the council are responsible for the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, if more than one please list them. 3. Who are the primary contacts within each department, name and job title is sufficient.

Summary of response

1. Do the council currently have any electric vehicle charging points installed throughout their public car parks? – No 2. If no, are the council looking at deploying electric vehicle charging points and if so what are the timescales involved? – Please

Date responded: 18 November 2021

Emergency accommodation numbers

Date submitted: 24 October 2021

Summary of request

I would like to request the total number of people accommodated in emergency accommodation in the following financial years: 1) 2014-15 2) 2015-16 3) 2016-17 4) 2017-18 5) 2018-19 6) 2019-20 7) 2020-21 8) This financial year to date.

Summary of response

Please note - between 2014 - 2019 we can only provide the figure of the total in situ at the end of the year (March) as there is no system to pull the data from. I would like to request the total number of people accommodated in emergency accommodation

Date responded: 26 October 2021

Recycling and Waste processing

Date submitted: 20 October 2021

Summary of request

Can you share with me information about what happens with the bins/recycling that is collected? Is recycling delivered to a dedicated place to process recycling? Is recycling taken to the same place as general waste?

Summary of response

Is recycling delivered to a dedicated place to process recycling? - After collection at kerb-side recycling is taken to our recycling depot. At the depot the materials are separated and baled. The materials are then sent onto a wide variety of specialist

Date responded: 21 October 2021

Garden waste

Date submitted: 20 October 2021

Summary of request

1. The Head/Manager of Garden Waste Collection, their contact details including their job title, email address and telephone number. 2. How many subscriptions the council currently has on their system? 3. How much do you charge for this service? 4. The duration of the service, i.e. weekly, fortnightly, how weeks/ months of the year do you operate? 5. How does the council receive Garden Waste applications? Online or paper format? 6. What software platform do you use to manage your customers applications, i.e. .GOV.UK, Idox, Civica? 7. If you use a software platform, how long is the contract for and what is the value of the contract? 8. Who is your payment platform provider? i.e Worldpay. 9. Does your current system allow automated payments? 10. Is your payment platform integrated with your Garden Waste system to allow automated payments? 11. Are you planning to increase/ expand the current Garden Waste service? 12. How many members of staff do you have managing Garden Waste applications?

Summary of response

1. The Head/Manager of Garden Waste Collection, their contact details including their job title, email address and telephone number - Gareth Bourton, Recycling & Waste Manager gbourton@eastdevon.gov.uk 2. How many subscriptions the council currently ha

Date responded: 15 November 2021

Missed collections

Date submitted: 20 October 2021

Summary of request

How many missed bin collections did the council experience in the past financial year (2020 to 2021). How many missed bin collections complaints has the council received in the past financial year? (2020-2021). Is the bin collection company council or a private company?

Summary of response

How many missed bin collections did the council experience in the past financial year (2020 to 2021) - In the period 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 we recorded 7850 missed collections How many missed bin collections complaints has the council received in

Date responded: 21 October 2021

Disabled Facilities Grants

Date submitted: 19 October 2021

Summary of request

1a. The total number of referrals from occupational therapists received for home adaptations in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 1bi. The total number of households means tests completed for home adaptations in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 1bii. How many potential applicants did not proceed with making a grant application following a means test in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 1c. The total number of formal applications received for home adaptations in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 1d. The total number of formal applications approved in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 1e. The total number of grants completed in the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? For the questions below, please could you specify which average measure you are using, whether it is median or mean. However, the median would be preferable. 2a. What was the average number of working days from first contact for someone to receive an initial assessment from an occupational therapist (or similar person) in each of the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 2b. What was the average number of working days between someone receiving an initial assessment from an occupational therapist (or similar person) and the date of the referral to the housing department/ district council in each of the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 2c. What was the average number of working days between the date of the referral to the housing department/ district council and the date of the formal grant application in each of the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 2d. What was the average number of working days between the date of receipt of the formal application and the certified/ completion date of installing the adaptations in each of the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 until 30th September 2021? 3a. If the council is currently using its discretionary powers to provide additional funding in addition to the maximum DFG amount, please state what the new figure is and what legislation has been used to increase the figure.

Summary of response

This information is now published on our website at Grants and loans - Disabled facilities grants - East Devon As this information is already in the public domain it is exempt under Section 21 of the FOI Act 2000 - Information reasonably accessible to

Date responded: 17 November 2021

Recycling and Waste vacancies

Date submitted: 19 October 2021

Summary of request

How many bin collection employees have left this financial year (from April 2021)? If it's possible to have this broken down by month April 2021 to October 2021, that would be great, but no problem if this would require more hours. If so, please just share the number of employees that left since April 2021. How many bin collection jobs do you have currently open/you are advertising for?

Summary of response

Leavers from the frontline workforce by month in 2021 are: • April - 4 • May - 2 • June - 5 • July - 3 • August - 7 • September - 3 • October - will not have the data until mon

Date responded: 21 October 2021

Local welfare assistance scheme

Date submitted: 18 October 2021

Summary of request

1. Do you operate a local welfare assistance scheme? If no, please proceed to Question 2. a. What is the name of the scheme? b. Do you provide grants (cash or in-kind) to members of the public through this specific scheme? c. Is it open to a member of the public to apply? d. How many grants (cash or in-kind) were awarded 2020/21? e. How much did you spend on the scheme in 2020/21? f. What percentage of your overall spend went on the provision of furniture and white goods? g. Do you plan to continue this scheme in 2021/22? 2. Did you receive any funding from Devon County Council for the provision of local welfare assistance in 2020/21? If yes, please specify the amount.

Summary of response

1. Do you operate a local welfare assistance scheme? If no, please proceed to Question 2 - No a. What is the name of the scheme? b. Do you provide grants (cash or in-kind) to members of the public through this specific scheme? c. Is it open to a member

Date responded: 19 October 2021

Parking permits in Lympstone

Date submitted: 18 October 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know the total number of annual permits issued/in force for the Lympstone car park located at Underhill. Therefore I would like the Lympstone totals for resident permits and also any non resident permits if the latter applies.

Summary of response

I can confirm the following data taken from the system for the last year – 10/11/2020 – 10/11/2021 Residents Permit – Lympstone = 66 Town Modular Permit for Lympstone or including Lympstone = 27

Date responded: 10 November 2021

Housing stock transfer(s) to Housing Associations

Date submitted: 17 October 2021

Summary of request

1. A summary of any housing stock transfer(s) undertaken by the council in the past, including the names of the housing association(s) and the year(s) of transfer 2. A copy/copies of the transfer agreement(s) for any stock transfers 3. If known, a summary of commitments made by the receiving housing association(s) for investment in the stock being transferred (e.g. £50m over 10 years) 4. If known, a summary of commitments made by the receiving housing association(s) for development of affordable housing (e.g. 200 new affordable homes over 5 years) 5. The council’s understanding of the amount invested in the stock by the housing association in the years following the transfer, and whether this part of the agreement was met 6. The council’s understanding of the number of affordable homes delivered by the housing association in the local authority area in the years following the transfer, and whether this part of the agreement was met 7. The amount of money received by the council as part of the stock transfer(s) 8. A summary of how the council spent the money received through the stock transfer(s)

Summary of response

The requested information is not held. EDDC has not transferred any stock under the stock transfer route.

Date responded: 18 October 2021

Taxis

Date submitted: 14 October 2021

Summary of request

Please can you provide the following information 1. Total number of Hackney Carriage vehicle’s currently licenced by your authority. 2. Do you impose a vehicle condition relating to a top light? 3. If yes to Q2 what is the wording of this condition? 4. If yes to Q2 have you received any complaints or requests to remove the condition relating to top lights? If so how many? And how many of these were on grounds of public safety?

Summary of response

1. Total number of Hackney Carriage vehicle’s currently licenced by your authority - 130 2. Do you impose a vehicle condition relating to a top light? - YES 3. If yes to Q2 what is the wording of this condition? - Roof Sign - All vehicles upon being

Date responded: 21 October 2021

Noise complaints about students

Date submitted: 13 October 2021

Summary of request

How many noise complaints did the council receive against student houses from 1st September 2021 to 1st October 2021? Student houses refers to Houses of Multiple Occupancy in which the occupants are full time students attending university, shared Student halls of residences or privately rented student homes.

Summary of response

None

Date responded: 19 October 2021

Untitled

Date submitted: 11 October 2021

Summary of request

How many people applied for allotments in the following timeframes: 2019 2020 2021 to date How many people are on the current waiting list for allotments The age breakdown of people who applied for allotments in the following years, if available. 2020 2021 to date Please provide age ranges if that is available, i.e., 18 – 26 yrs etc

Summary of response

How many people applied for allotments in the following timeframes: 2019 - 27 2020 - 27 2021 to date - 38 How many people are on the current waiting list for allotments - 128 The age breakdown of people who applied for allotments in the following

Date responded: 18 October 2021

IT procedures

Date submitted: 11 October 2021

Summary of request

please provide me with an electronic copy of policy, procedures or guidance issued to your IT department/staff or others concerning the : • Management of IT assets (PC’s, Desktop, Laptops, Tablets, SmartPhone) • IT Asset disposal process • Process or Procedure for monitoring and tracking of physical IT asset inventory/stock • Process for assigning asset numbers (equipment tracking numbers) to IT assets • Storage of IT assets o Storage area o Inspection of equipment o Procedure for the intake and recording of new equipment • Policy on the use of personal computers by Council staff • Procedures for requests for new IT assets • Procedures for the installation and disposal of IT equipment. • Procedures for the redistribution/reallocation of IT Equipment to new staff • Procedures for returning equipment from staff who have left the Council

Summary of response

• Management of IT assets (PC’s, Desktop, Laptops, Tablets, SmartPhone) o Covered below in other questions • IT Asset disposal process o Simple process in place managed by Service Desk; limited items each year • Process or Procedure for monitoring a

Date responded: 29 October 2021

Current Business Expense Management Process

Date submitted: 10 October 2021

Summary of request

1. Name, position and email address of the staff responsible for the council’s staff purchase/expense cards. 2. If an automated business expense management is in place, what is the name of the system/card provider and the amount of cards currently in use? 3. If this on a contacted basis, please provide the contract end date. 4. The estimated (or actual) amount of spend (£) in business expenses either by department or as an overall total for the most recent financial year. 5. Name, position and email address of the staff or department responsible for reducing the carbon emissions (CO2) within the council as part of the overall strategy to achieve carbon neutrality.

Summary of response

1. Name, position and email address of the staff responsible for the council’s staff purchase/expense cards – EDDC do not use staff purchase/expense cards as staff expenses will go through payroll. 2. If an automated business expense management is in p

Date responded: 28 October 2021

Contaminated land register

Date submitted: 1 October 2021

Summary of request

Can you please provide details of any information you hold on the following, within the area covered by your council? -Any Entries added or updates on the Public Register for Contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) since January 2017. Where possible could the information be provided in the following formats in order of preference? 1. ESRI Shape File 2. GML 3. KML 4. Excel/csv

Summary of response

EDDC do not have any designated contaminated land within the district under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) to date.

Date responded: 19 October 2021

Allotment plots

Date submitted: 29 September 2021

Summary of request

How many allotment plots are available ? What is an average size of an allotment? How many people are on the waiting list? What is the average waiting time? What is the average age of the allotment owner?

Summary of response

How many allotment plots are available? - 83 plots in total What is an average size of an allotment? - approx. 127 sqm How many people are on the waiting list? - 128 on waiting lists What is the average waiting time? - Approx. 4.5 years What is the av

Date responded: 18 October 2021

Untitled

Date submitted: 28 September 2021

Summary of request

1. Which glyphosate-based herbicides[1] are currently used by or on behalf of the Council and/or on land owned by, managed by, or under the control of, the Council? 2. For the most recent 12-month period for which information is available, please could you tell me the amount and brand of each glyphosate-based herbicide in question, as well as the size of the area over which they were used. 3. Please could you explain the basis for (i) the Council’s choice of particular product(s), and (ii) the Council’s decision to use glyphosate-based herbicides rather than alternative methods. Please could you provide me with copies of any policy or other document which informs that decision-making. 4. I understand that, if the Council uses, or instructs other to use, plant protection products (including glyphosate-based herbicides) then the Council is required by law[2] to ensure that[3]: • all reasonable precautions are taken to protect human health and the environment; • the application of the plant protection product is confined to the crop, land, produce, buildings, contents of buildings, materials or other areas intended to be treated; • and when the product is used in places of heightened concern (which includes, among others, areas used by the public or vulnerable groups[4], areas in the close vicinity of healthcare facilities, and on or along roads, railway lines, very permeable surfaces, or other infrastructure close to surface water or groundwater) that the amount used and the frequency of use are as low as reasonably practicable. 5. Please explain how the Council ensures that it complies with the requirements set out above in paragraph 4, particularly in terms of operational decision-making by the Council? 6. Please provide me with copies of any policy or other document which informs the Council’s decision-making in relation to compliance with the legal requirements set out in paragraph 4 above. Please also provide copies of evidence of the Council’s decision-making over the past 12 months relating to the records of decisions taken to ensure the amount of plant protection products used and the frequency of use are as low as reasonably practicable.

Summary of response

Which glyphosate-based herbicides[1] are currently used by or on behalf of the Council and/or on land owned by, managed by, or under the control of, the Council? Rosate - A systemic and contact herbicide For the most recent 12-month period for which

Date responded: 26 October 2021

Kubernetes container technology

Date submitted: 23 September 2021

Summary of request

1) Does your organisation current have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the Kubernetes container technology? 2) Does you organisations currently have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the Docker or Docker SWARM technology platform? 3) Does you organisations currently have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the Rancher technology platform? 4) Does you organisations currently have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the IBM Open Shift technology platform? 5) Does you organisations currently have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the VMware Tanzu technology platform?

Summary of response

1) Does your organisation current have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the Kubernetes container technology? - No 2) Does you organisations currently have deployed or plan to deploy in the next 6 months the Docker or Docker SWARM technolog

Date responded: 5 October 2021

Committal proceedings with regard to unpaid council tax

Date submitted: 22 September 2021

Summary of request

1) Against how many people were committal proceedings with regard to unpaid council tax commenced? 2) How many people were committed to prison for non-payment of council tax? 3) What was the overall total number of days served in prison by all of the people committed to prison for non-payment of council tax owed to the local authority?

Summary of response

1) Against how many people were committal proceedings with regard to unpaid council tax commenced? - 0 2) How many people were committed to prison for non-payment of council tax? - 0 3) What was the overall total number of days served in prison by a

Date responded: 27 September 2021

Car park charges

Date submitted: 21 September 2021

Summary of request

• The average charge for 1 hour of car parking in car parks operated by your local authority in 2010 • The average charge for 1 hour of car parking in car parks operated by your local authority in 2015 • The average charge for 1 hour of car parking in car parks operated by your local authority in 2020

Summary of response

The average charge for 1 hour of car parking in car parks operated by your local authority in 2010 - In 2010 the hourly charge increased from 85p to £1 – there has been no increase since The average charge for 1 hour of car parking in car parks operated

Date responded: 24 September 2021

Additional Restrictions Grant

Date submitted: 20 September 2021

Summary of request

1. Please can you let me know how many businesses in your borough applied for the The Additional Restrictions Grant 2. How many were given approval to receive the fund 3. The total amount of funds allocated 4. The total amount of funds still held by your council and yet to be given out 5. The average waiting time to receive the full funds

Summary of response

1) Please can you let me know how many businesses in your borough applied for the Additional Restrictions Grant - We received 1,114 applications for ARG funding via the online application form across the four ARG tranches. 2) How many were given appro

Date responded: 11 October 2021

Replacement of lead pipes in EDDC housing stock

Date submitted: 20 September 2021

Summary of request

What proportion of EDDC properties have had their lead pipes replaced so far?

Summary of response

In progress.

Date responded: 20 October 2021

When will the 3rd annual report be presented to SEDHRP

Date submitted: 16 September 2021

Summary of request

1 Can you advise whether preliminary findings of the 3rd annual report have already been made to SEDHRP or its officers, 2 When such preliminary findings will be made available to SEDHRP or its officers 3 When the formal report will be presented to the SEDHRP executive 4 When the report will be made public.

Summary of response

1 Can you advise whether preliminary findings of the 3rd annual report have already been made to SEDHRP or its officers - Yes, preliminary findings have been made to officers of SEDHRP, not members of the Executive Committee. 2 When such preliminary fi

Date responded: 6 October 2021

Cost of monitoring Exe estuary

Date submitted: 16 September 2021

Summary of request

1 When this was placed for tender 2 Names of Consultants who received a copy 3 Number of bids received and the charges proposed 4 Name of winning bidder and the cost of its services.

Summary of response

1 When this was placed for tender – 27/10/2017 2 Names of Consultants who received a copy – (1) EAD Ecology Ltd (2) Footprint Ecology Ltd (3) Devon Wildlife Consultants (4) Green Ecology (5) EcoLogic Consultant Ecologists 3 Number of bids received a

Date responded: 7 October 2021

National Assistance Burials

Date submitted: 15 September 2021

Summary of request

1. How many such funerals has the Council arranged since 15th July 2021? 2. In each case please disclose: a) The name and last residential address of the deceased b) The deceased’s dates of birth and death c) Whether the deceased’s next of kin/family members have been traced d) Whether the deceased’s estate has been referred to the Government Legal Department or elsewhere 3. Has the Council passed this information to any other individual or organisation (either formally through a FOI request or by other means)? 4. Does the Council work with any genealogist? If so, which? 5. Does the Council publish a list of Public Health Funerals it has arranged? If so: a) Where is the list published (please provide web url if on-line)? b) How often is the list updated? c) When was the list last updated? 6. Who in the Council is responsible for the Council’s Public Health Funerals? Please advise us of their names and contact details.

Summary of response

How many such funerals has the Council arranged since 15th July 2021? – 1. Information on National Assistance Burials (NAB) can be found on our website which is updated as and when there is a NAB at Cemeteries - East Devon In each case please disclose

Date responded: 20 September 2021

Redundant boiler rooms

Date submitted: 15 September 2021

Summary of request

1. The total number of boiler rooms owned by the council. 2. The total number of these boiler rooms that are redundant. 3. The estimated average total space in sq ft of all the redundant council-owned boiler rooms.

Summary of response

Commercial buildings 1. The total number of boiler rooms owned by the council - 20 2. The total number of these boiler rooms that are redundant - 0 3. The estimated average total space in sq ft of all the redundant council-owned boiler rooms - N/A

Date responded: 4 October 2021

Zero hours contracts

Date submitted: 14 September 2021

Summary of request

Please advise the current number of staff you have employed on "zero hours contract". Please define according to the official definition: "They are on call to work when you need them. You do not have to give them work. They do not have to do work when asked."

Summary of response

We currently have 27 employees who are employed on a casual contract where we are not required to provide work and the employee is not obliged to accept that work. All our casual employees are paid the same rates as salaried employees for the grade of the

Date responded: 17 September 2021

Confidential Waste

Date submitted: 14 September 2021

Summary of request

The details I require are: • Has confidential waste being procured via tender or framework or another means? • If a framework, could you confirm the name of the framework please? • Actual contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots) • Start date & duration of contract • Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension? • Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed? • Who is the procurement officer responsible for this contract and could you provide their email address and phone number please? Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract and could you provide their email address and phone number please? • Who is the current supplier? • If your current supplier is a Facilities Management/Waste/Cleaning Company, which sub-contractor services your organisation?

Summary of response

• Has confidential waste being procured via tender or framework or another means? - Another means • If a framework, could you confirm the name of the framework please? - N/A • Actual contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots) - One pu

Date responded: 17 September 2021

Cleansing of drains in Byes Lane Sidford

Date submitted: 9 September 2021

Summary of request

Please give details under a freedom of information request on when the last time the drains in Byes Lane Sidford were cleansed and when are they scheduled to be done again?

Summary of response

Information not held. Cleansing of the drains is carried out by Devon County Council as Byes Lane is an adopted highway. However surface sweeping is done by EDDC and we surface sweep at least once every 3 weeks.

Date responded: 6 October 2021

Tender submission for Axmouth Harbour Wall Repairs

Date submitted: 9 September 2021

Summary of request

Please provide the following: • The suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and who were unsuccessful at the PQQ & ITT stages Insert company names here: • Duration of Framework/contract o Insert duration in months here:

Summary of response

• The suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and who were unsuccessful at the PQQ & ITT stages Insert company names here: This contract was tendered as a closed RFQ with manual selection by officers as per the terms of our Contra

Date responded: 14 September 2021

Planning for net zero

Date submitted: 4 September 2021

Summary of request

1. Have you declared a climate emergency? Y/N 2. a. Do you have an action plan or strategy (or equivalent) related to net zero goals? Y/N b. If yes, is ‘Spatial Planning’ featured within the action plan/strategy? Y/N 3. a. Does your ‘Local Plan’ reflect net zero targets? Y/N b. if yes to what year? c. If no, does your ‘Local Plan Review’ plan to include net zero? Y/N 4. a. Do you have an in-house sustainability (or equivalent) officer/s supporting local planning policy, if yes, the number of officers? b. Who is the key contact at your council? 5. a. What tools do your planners use to support climate planning policy and delivery in your authority? b. Do your planning officers receive climate literacy training or equivalent? Y/N c. Do you use climate change mitigation as a material consideration in balancing planning applications? Y/N

Summary of response

1. Have you declared a climate emergency? - Yes 2. a. Do you have an action plan or strategy (or equivalent) related to net zero goals? - Yes b. If yes, is ‘Spatial Planning’ featured within the action plan/strategy? - Yes 3. a. Does your

Date responded: 10 September 2021

Ransomware

Date submitted: 1 September 2021

Summary of request

1. In the past three years has your organisation: a. Had any ransomware incidents? (An incident where an attacker attempted to, or successfully, encrypted a computing device within your organisation with the aim of extorting a payment or action in order to decrypt the device? ) i. If yes, how many? b. Had any data rendered permanently inaccessible by a ransomware incident (i.e. some data was not able to be restored from back up.) c. Had any data rendered permanently inaccessible by a systems or equipment failure (i.e. some data was not able to be restored from back up.) d. Paid a ransom due to a ransomware incident / to obtain a decryption key or tool? i. If yes was the decryption successful, with all files recovered? e. Used a free decryption key or tool (e.g. from https://www.nomoreransom.org/)? i. If yes was the decryption successful, with all files recovered? f. Had a formal policy on ransomware payment? i. If yes please provide, or link, to all versions relevant to the 3 year period. g. Held meetings where policy on paying ransomware was discussed? h. Paid consultancy fees for malware, ransomware, or system intrusion investigation i. If yes at what cost in each year? i. Used existing support contracts for malware, ransomware, or system intrusion investigation? j. Requested central government support for malware, ransomware, or system intrusion investigation? k. Paid for data recovery services? i. If yes at what cost in each year? l. Used existing contracts for data recovery services? m. Replaced IT infrastructure such as servers that have been compromised by malware? i. If yes at what cost in each year? n. Replaced IT endpoints such as PCs, Laptops, Mobile devices that have been compromised by malware? i. If yes at what cost in each year? o. Lost data due to portable electronic devices being mislaid, lost or destroyed? i. If yes how many incidents in each year? 2. Does your organisation use a cloud based office suite system such as Google Workspace (Formerly G Suite) or Microsoft’s Office 365? a. If yes is this system’s data independently backed up, separately from that platform’s own tools? 3. Is an offsite data back-up a system in place for the following? (Offsite backup is the replication of the data to a server which is separated geographically from the system’s normal operating location site.) a. Mobile devices such as phones and tablet computers b. Desktop and laptop computers c. Virtual desktops d. Servers on premise e. Co-located or hosted servers f. Cloud hosted servers g. Virtual machines h. Data in SaaS applications i. ERP / finance system j. We do not use any offsite back-up systems 4. Are the services in question 3 backed up by a single system or are multiple systems used? 5. Do you have a cloud migration strategy? If so is there specific budget allocated to this? 6. How many Software as a Services (SaaS) applications are in place within your organisation? a. How many have been adopted since January 2020?

Summary of response

1. In the past three years has your organisation: a. Had any ransomware incidents? (An incident where an attacker attempted to, or successfully, encrypted a computing device within your organisation with the aim of extorting a payment or action in order

Date responded: 10 September 2021

Dog breeder licences

Date submitted: 26 August 2021

Summary of request

1) How much are the Dog Breeding licences fees for your council? 2) How much are the vet inspection fees? Are these included in the license fees? 3) How much are the renewal fees? 4) Do have you a scale of fees dependant on the number of dogs/size of business? 5) Do you have a lower fee for Home/pet breeders and commercial breeders?

Summary of response

1) How much are the Dog Breeding licences fees for your council? - £330 2) How much are the vet inspection fees? Are these included in the license fees? - Not included and charge depends on the number of dogs etc. 3) How much a

Date responded: 8 September 2021

Climate Change

Date submitted: 20 August 2021

Summary of request

1. When did your council declare a climate emergency (CM)? 2. What projects/policies have been developed by the council to tackle the CM? 3. What projects/policies has the council produced since declaring a CM which could increase carbon emissions? 4. By which date do you intend for all of your operations to be producing net zero emissions? 5. What funds have been provided by central government to help you get to net zero? 6. What penalties, if any, could the Council face if it did not meet its own target for getting to net zero?

Summary of response

1. When did your council declare a climate emergency (CM)? – Declaration made July 2019 2. What projects/policies have been developed by the council to tackle the CM? – Please view our website for this information at Climate Change Strategy 2020 - 2025 -

Date responded: 23 August 2021

Blue Badge holders

Date submitted: 18 August 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know.. 1. How many Blue Badge holders are in your area? 2. How many council-owned parking spaces there are? 3. How many of these council-owned parking spaces are for Blue Badge holders? 4. How many of these council-owned parking spaces are parent-child spaces? 5. How many fines are, on average, given out, to those that park in Blue Badge spaces that aren't allowed to park there? 6. The same for parent-child spaces.

Summary of response

I would like to know.. 1. How many Blue Badge holders are in your area? - Information not held. Devon County Council issue Blue Badges. 2. How many council-owned parking spaces there are? - 5260 3. How many of these council-owned parking spaces are fo

Date responded: 19 August 2021

Bonfires on allotments

Date submitted: 18 August 2021

Summary of request

Please could you provide answers to the following questions for me: 1. Does you authority provide allotments? 2. If you do provide allotments: 1. Do you currently allow tenants to have bonfires on their plots? 2. If you don't allow bonfires on plots, is that a recent decision (since January 2020) and was climate change a stated factor in the decision being made? 3. If you do allow bonfires on plots, are you considering a change of policy within the next 18 months based on the damage to the environment that they cause?

Summary of response

1. Does you authority provide allotments? - Yes 2. If you do provide allotments: 1. Do you currently allow tenants to have bonfires on their plots? - No. We stipulate no bonfires allowed in our Terms & Conditions given to incoming tenants 2. If you do

Date responded: 19 August 2021

Council Tax Empty Properties

Date submitted: 16 August 2021

Summary of request

1) How many empty properties currently advertised (rightmove) as "for sale" and unfurnished does east devon impose empty property tax on? 3) What is east devon's policy on empty property tax, specifically in relation to a property that is actively "for sale" and unfurnished and contracted to a local estate agent? 4) What is east devon's policy on imposing empty property tax, specifically relating to a property that is unfurnished, actively "for sale" and contracted to a local estate agent and also "under offer"?

Summary of response

1) How many empty properties currently advertised (Rightmove) as "for sale" and unfurnished does east Devon impose empty property tax on? - We do not record information relating to agents or properties for sale, so we cannot provide this information.

Date responded: 18 August 2021

Carbon footprint and EDDC's Climate Change Strategy

Date submitted: 14 August 2021

Summary of request

Further to your local authority declaring a climate emergency and setting a target for your area to be carbon neutral by 2030 please advise: 1. If you have published a plan setting out how you will achieve this target. If so please provide a link to the document. 2. What reduction (if any) in your local authority's own carbon emissions so far. 3. What reduction (if any) in your local authority's own energy consumption. 4. What incentives you have provided (if any) for electric cars. For example, reduction in parking permits and fees. 5. How much of your local authority's own vehicle fleet has been switched to electric vehicles? 6. How many new street trees (if any) you have planted in the financial year 2020/21. 7. What changes (if any) you have undertaken to ease planning restrictions to convert commercial to residential properties. Also to extend existing residential properties - for example in easing the restrictions on mansard roofs.

Summary of response

1. If you have published a plan setting out how you will achieve this target. If so please provide a link to the document - https://eastdevon.gov.uk/climate-change/climate-change-strategy-2020-2025/ 2. What reduction (if any) in your local authority's

Date responded: 7 September 2021

Council garages

Date submitted: 13 August 2021

Summary of request

1. The total number of lock-up domestic garages owned by the councils. 2. The total number of these garages that are currently empty. 3. The total number that are currently let to council estate residents. 4. The total number that are let to non council estate residents. 5. The estimated average total space in sq ft of all the council-owned garages.

Summary of response

1. The total number of lock-up domestic garages owned by the councils - 727 2. The total number of these garages that are currently empty - 325 and awaiting the stock survey to determine which can be repaired and re-let 3. The total number that are cu

Date responded: 7 September 2021

Social Value submission data

Date submitted: 13 August 2021

Summary of request

• Name of organisation winning the tender or contract • The winning organisation’s social value created as a monetary amount, provided as part of their final submission or offer • The winning organisation’s social value investment amount, or input cost monetary amount, submitted as part of their final submission or offer • Value of the tender or contract • Duration of the tender or contract • The name of the Social Value framework (if any) utilised by the winning tender for valuations of social value created.

Summary of response

Whether or not Social Value has been applied to the contract is not recorded in a way that we can simply run a report to answer the following questions you have asked. To find out this information an officer would have to investigate each contract from e

Date responded: 18 August 2021

Litter bins

Date submitted: 13 August 2021

Summary of request

• What has the council spent in each of the last 4 years to March 2021 on external street and park litter bins? • Going forward how is the budget expected to change and by how much? • Who have been the top 5 suppliers of litter bins in each of these years? o What Model of litter bin was purchased from each company? o How much did the council spend with each? • Has the council followed a tender process? If so, can you provide details including when any existing contracts come to an end. • If the council does not follow a tender process, how does the council select its supplier? • Does the council have a policy for renewals of litter bins? If so, please can I have a description.

Summary of response

• What has the council spent in each of the last 4 years to March 2021 on external streetand park litter bins? - £73k (£33k one off replacement and £10k revenue budget each year) • Going forward how is the budget expected to change and by how much? - No

Date responded: 10 September 2021

Dog breeding licences

Date submitted: 13 August 2021

Summary of request

Please could you provide the following information regarding Dog Breeding Licences in your area: 1. How many dog breeders are currently licensed within your area? 2. If applicable, how many breeding licenses have been issued to breeders who are breeding in the home? 3. Referring to question 2, how many dogs is each licensee licensed to keep, and are pets not used for breeding included in that number? 4. If applicable, how many breeding licenses have been issued to breeders using kennels? 5. Referring to question 4, how many dogs is each licensee allowed to keep? 6. Does the total number of dogs allowed to keep include puppies under 6 month of age?

Summary of response

1. How many dog breeders are currently licensed within your area? - 3 2. If applicable, how many breeding licenses have been issued to breeders who are breeding in the home? - 3 3. Referring to question 2, how many dogs is each licensee licensed to keep

Date responded: 9 September 2021

Owners of second homes paying small business rates instead of paying full council tax

Date submitted: 12 August 2021

Summary of request

Please can you tell me how much money the council calculates it lost in the last financial year from owners of second homes paying small business rates instead of paying full council tax?

Summary of response

Information not held.

Date responded: 18 August 2021

Non cash payments for Council services

Date submitted: 11 August 2021

Summary of request

1. Has the council stopped accepting cash payments in any of the following areas of council business? a. Housing b. Welfare c. Tax payments d. Childcare e. Adult education & skills training f. Educational support (such as learning support or council-provided tuition) g. Leisure/sport h. Parking i. Health, social care, dentistry or mental health services (please specify) j. Payments to schools (including school meals) k. The council is completely ‘cashless’ (cash is not used for any payments across council business) 2. If you answered yes to any question from 1(a) through 1(j), does the council have records of the number of payments made by cash prior to the cessation of accepting cash? If so, please provide these. If possible, please provide these figures for the three years prior to the cessation, in yearly intervals. 3. If you answered yes to question 1(g), does the council have records of the number of people who have been refused access to leisure or sport facilities due to being unable to make non-cash payments? If so, please provide these figures for each year since the council stopped accepting cash. 4. If you answered yes to question 1(j) (that the council no longer accepts cash for school meals), does the council have records of the number of students buying school meals in 12 months before and after the switch to cashless was made? If so, please provide these, broken down by month. 5. If you answered ‘no’ to question 1(g), does your council have any plans to move toward exclusively taking non-cash payments for council services? 6. Please provide a breakdown of the payment methods used for the services listed in question 1.

Summary of response

1. Has the council stopped accepting cash payments in any of the following areas of council business? a. Housing – No b. Welfare – Not EDDC c. Tax payments – No d. Childcare – Not EDDC e. Adult education & skills training – Not EDDC f. Educational s

Date responded: 12 August 2021

EDDC Nature reserves/Local Wildlife Sites

Date submitted: 10 August 2021

Summary of request

A list (including address and postcode) of any of the following that are found within the local authority: • Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) • Non-Statutory Nature Reserves • Local Wildlife Sites • Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCls) • Any other area that has been designated by the Local Authority as having distinct ecological value and which would require any building work or property development to comply with specific requirements

Summary of response

The requested information can be found on our website. Two places in particular are EDDC’s Local Plan and our Wild East Devon pages. Local Plan 2013-2031 - East Devon WildEastDevon - East Devon Wild East Devon Nature Reserves - East Devon P

Date responded: 12 August 2021

Untitled

Date submitted: 10 August 2021

Summary of request

1. The Head/Manager of Digital Transformation, their contact details including telephone number and email address. 2. Details of your current licensing platform including expiry date, contract cost and duration of the contract.

Summary of response

1. The Head/Manager of Digital Transformation, their contact details including telephone number and email address - Position not currently held 2. Details of your current licensing platform including expiry date, contract cost and duration of the contrac

Date responded: 18 August 2021

Staff who currently hold roles under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Date submitted: 9 August 2021

Summary of request

The number of staff in your agency who currently hold roles under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (such as Financial Intelligence Officers (FIOs) and Accredited Financial Investigators (AFIs). From this figure, please could you also provide an answer to the following: How many staff are FIOs and how many are AFIs?

Summary of response

The number of staff in your agency who currently hold roles under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (such as Financial Intelligence Officers (FIOs) and Accredited Financial Investigators (AFIs) - None From this figure, please could you also provide an ans

Date responded: 7 September 2021

Refuse collection delay - notification

Date submitted: 9 August 2021

Summary of request

How many times have you issues a council wide communication about delays to refuse collection services as a result of a shortage of drivers in each month of the last two years?

Summary of response

– Information not held. We do not record this information. If we experience delays, however caused, we use our App notifications and web-site updates to pass out the information.

Date responded: 10 August 2021

Anti-Semitism policy

Date submitted: 8 August 2021

Summary of request

Q1. Definition of antisemitism Q1a. You informed us on 22nd November 2019 that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism (‘IHRA Definition’) had not been adopted by East Devon District Council. See antisemitism.org/definition for more information about the IHRA Definition and the IHRA statement on the integrality of the examples. Q1b. Please confirm If the IHRA Definition has been adopted since 22nd November 2019. If so, please provide the date that the motion/decision to do so was approved and provide a copy of the relevant motion/minutes/policy document or a working link if it is available on your website. Q1c. If the IHRA Definition has been adopted, was the IHRA Definition adopted in its entirety including all of the examples? Q1d. If all of the examples were not adopted, which ones were adopted? Q1e If the IHRA Definition has not been adopted at all, was there a motion/decision to adopt the IHRA Definition which was defeated, and if so on what date was it defeated? Q1f. If the IHRA Definition has not yet been adopted, has adoption been timetabled? Q2. Codes of Conduct Q2a. Has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the members’ code of conduct? Q2b. Has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the officers’ and employees’ code of conduct and conditions of employment? Q2c. Who is the person responsible for investigating or monitoring alleged breaches of the council’s codes of conduct? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number. Q3. Complaints Q3a Is the IHRA Definition used to define antisemitism for disciplinary purposes? Q3b If not, how is antisemitism defined for disciplinary purposes? Q3c. How many formal complaints of antisemitic conduct has East Devon District Council considered between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 against members, officers or council employees? Q3c. How many complaints resulted in disciplinary action? Q3d. How many complaints resulted in no disciplinary action? Q4. Equality, diversity & training Q4a. Who is responsible for complying with East Devon District Council’s legal obligations in relation to equality and diversity? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number. Q4b. What training does East Devon District Council provide to its members, officers and employees specifically on antisemitism as opposed to generally against all forms of discrimination prohibited under the Equality Act 2010? Q4c. If such specific training on antisemitism is provided, is it conducted by East Devon District Council in-house or is it outsourced to a training provider? Q4d. If such specific training on antisemitism is outsourced, which organisation(s) provide the training? Q5. Prevent coordinator Q5a. Who is the East Devon District Council’s Prevent Coordinator? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number.

Summary of response

Q1. Definition of antisemitism Q1a. Has the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism ('IHRA Definition') been adopted by East Devon District Council? See antisemitism.uk/definition for more information about the IHRA Defin

Date responded: 10 August 2021

Financial Management/ERP system

Date submitted: 5 August 2021

Summary of request

* What Financial Management/ERP System does the council use? * Who is ultimately responsible for the system (name and title)? * How many users access the system across the council? * Is the system hosted locally or is it a cloud solution? * Does the council intend to move the system to the cloud? * When did the contract commence and when will it expire? * Do you intend to evaluate alternative solutions when the contract expires? * Are you in a shared service for either ICT or Financial Management/ERP? * If yes, what is the nature of the shared service? * If no, what plans do you have for shared service/partnership working? If the Finance system is run/managed in-house: * What is the annual software (licence and support) charge payable to the Financial Management/ERP system provider? * What was the initial capital cost of the system payable to the supplier? If the Finance system is hosted remotely (via the cloud): * How are the annual charges made up (software licence/support charge, hosting charge etc.)?

Summary of response

* Who is ultimately responsible for the system (name and title)? - Simon Davey as S151 Officer * How many users access the system across the council? - 20 users for the financial system but only 10 concurrent users. * Is the system hosted locally

Date responded: 10 August 2021

Youth Centres

Date submitted: 4 August 2021

Summary of request

1. From 2018 to date, please provide by year a list of the council operated or funded youth centres which have operated in your borough including: a) whether they opened or closed during each year (permanently rather temporarily eg. because of Covid) b) whether they were fully or part-funded c) the annual council budget for each youth centre each year d) number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff for each youth centre each year e) number of children and young people served per youth centre per year 2. From the Covid lockdown on 23 March 2020 to date how much time was each youth centre open and how much was it closed? 3. From 2016 to date, please provide, by year, the council's overall budget for youth services

Summary of response

1. From 2018 to date, please provide by year a list of the council operated or funded youth centres which have operated in your borough including: We do not run a specific “Youth Centre”, these are our Housing Community Centres which provide a youth eleme

Date responded: 9 August 2021

Breeding licences

Date submitted: 2 August 2021

Summary of request

Please provide: 1. The number of licensed dog breeders in your local authority during the following periods a. 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 b. 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020 Additionally, please provide a breakdown as follows: 2. The number of breeding licenses issued in both 2019 and 2020 to licence holders who have bred one or two litters. 3. The number of breeding licences issued in both 2019 and 2020 to holders who have bred three or more litters. 4. The total number of breeding bitches present at licensed premises in your local authority. 5. The number of licences issued to those selling kittens as pets in the course of a business during the following periods: a. 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 b. 1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020

Summary of response

1.The number of licensed dog breeders in your local authority during the following periods a.1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 - 2 b.1 January 2020 – 31 December 2020 - 2 Additionally, please provide a breakdown as follows: 2.The number of breeding

Date responded: 19 August 2021

User engagement and your use of open source and open standards for your digital services

Date submitted: 30 July 2021

Summary of request

User engagement • When did you last conduct research into how your website users are accessing digital services? • How has your digital uptake increased over the past 12 months (as measured by the government’s guidelines)? Open source and open standards • What percentage of your source code your council develops - or which is developed on your behalf by external parties - is made open? • What percentage of your components are standard government technology components? Is your website designed using open standards for government?

Summary of response

User engagement • When did you last conduct research into how your website users are accessing digital services? – Regularly through the use of SiteImprove • How has your digital uptake increased over the past 12 months (as measured by the government’s

Date responded: 26 August 2021

Cookie policy

Date submitted: 30 July 2021

Summary of request

Cookies and cookie policy • Does your website currently have third party cookies? • What does your website currently use cookies for? • Do you have a cookie policy in place? • Do you currently ask for users’ consent before setting any cookies that are non essential to providing the service? Website design • Has your local council website been evaluated against the government’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines? If not, are there plans to do so in the next 12 months? • How much have you invested in the past a) 12 months and b) in total, to make your council’s website accessible?

Summary of response

Does your website currently have third party cookies? - Yes. Please refer to our website where the information you have requested is published at Cookies - East Devon What does your website currently use cookies for? - Cookies are used to: • measure how

Date responded: 26 August 2021

Deaths in East Devon

Date submitted: 30 July 2021

Summary of request

Please provide me with the amount of recorded deaths in East Devon for the following years; 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21

Summary of response

EDDC does not hold the information you have requested. You will need to refer your request to Devon County Council, specifically its Registrar's offic

Date responded: 5 August 2021

Social housing units

Date submitted: 26 July 2021

Summary of request

1) the total number of family units, awaiting social housing provision in East Devon in 2020., and the cumulative number till July 2021 2) the total number of social housing units built by EDDC btw April 2017 -July 2021 3) the number of social housing units EDDC proposes to build during 2021-22 4) the total number of new dwellings built within East Devon District btw April 2017 - July 2021, 5) the percentage of dwellings at 4) above which have been sold to purchasers originating from outside of Exeter & East Devon 6) the percentage of homes at 4) above which fall within the category of ‘ affordable’.

Summary of response

1) the total number of family units, awaiting social housing provision in East Devon in 2020, and the cumulative number till July 2021 – As of the 31st March 2020 there were 4708 households on Devon Home Choice (DHC); as of the 31st March 2021 there were

Date responded: 13 August 2021

Section 106 money

Date submitted: 24 July 2021

Summary of request

1. How much section 106 money has been received by the council in the last five years? 2. How much section 106 money, received by the council in the last five years, remains unspent? 3. How much section 106 money, received by the council in the last five years, remains unallocated? 4. How much section 106 money, received by the council in the last five years, has had to be returned due to not being spent or allocated before the agreed date?

Summary of response

1. How much section 106 money has been received by the council in the last five financial years? Annual reports via link below. This shows income and expenditure on an annual basis. 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 Community Infrastructure Levy (CI

Date responded: 20 August 2021

New food business EH inspections

Date submitted: 23 July 2021

Summary of request

QUESTION 1: How many new food businesses have registered with your council between financial year 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021? QUESTION 2: Of all the new food businesses who have registered with your council between financial year 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021, how many of those were first inspected by an environmental health officer within 28 days of their application? QUESTION 3: Of all the new food businesses who have registered with your council between financial year 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021, how many of those have still not yet been inspected by an environmental health officer?

Summary of response

QUESTION 1: How many new food businesses have registered with your council between financial year 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021? - 203 businesses QUESTION 2: Of all the new food businesses who have registered with your council between financial year 6

Date responded: 18 August 2021

Revenues & Benefits IT system

Date submitted: 21 July 2021

Summary of request

· What Revenues & Benefits IT system does the council use? · Is the system hosted on premise, or in the cloud? · If on premise, does the council intend to move the Revenues & Benefits system to the cloud in the next 3 years? · Is the council in a shared service scheme for Revenues & Benefits? If so with which other council(s)? · What is the annual software charge payable to the current Revenues & Benefits system provider with regard to: · License fees · Support fees · Hosting fees · When did the current contract commence? · When will the current contract expire? · Will the council re-tender for the Revenues & Benefits system when the contract expires, or in the case of an annual rolling contract, in the next 2 years? · Who is responsible for Revenues & Benefits (please provide Name and Job Title)? · How many council staff use the system on a daily basis?

Summary of response

· What Revenues & Benefits IT system does the council use? - Academy from Capita · Is the system hosted on premise, or in the cloud? - On-premise · If on premise, does the council intend to move the Revenues & Benefits system to the

Date responded: 17 August 2021

Homeless applicants of a 'White British' background

Date submitted: 21 July 2021

Summary of request

1. Do EDDC have any property, owned by EDDC or any 3rd party, that is to be used only for homeless persons of a 'White British' background. 2. Would EDDC accept a property being offered to them by a 3rd on the basis that it would only be made available to homeless applicants of a 'White British' background. 3. Does EDDC have a published policy of treating all homeless applicants equally, despite race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc?

Summary of response

1. Do EDDC have any property, owned by EDDC or any 3rd party, that is to be used only for homeless persons of a 'White British' background. – There are no properties owned by EDDC or any 3rd party that are only to be used by homeless persons of any specif

Date responded: 5 August 2021

Enforcement action - Section 95 Home Office accommodation

Date submitted: 21 July 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know how many times your council has carried out enforcement action against Section 95 Home Office accommodation in the past five years.

Summary of response

On searching our records we have not taken any enforcement action on s95 Home Office accommodation in the last 5 years.

Date responded: 13 August 2021

Biodiversity Net Gain

Date submitted: 17 July 2021

Summary of request

- When is the Local Planning Authority planning to introduce Biodiversity Net Gain as a mandatory requirement for all small development projects in the LPA’s jurisdiction? Please provide a specific date and a short definition of what the LPA classes as a ‘small development project’. - If a specific date has not yet been decided, does your Local Planning Authority intend to introduce a requirement for planning applications to include localised Biodiversity Net Gain plans for small development project within the 24 months following the passing of the Environment Bill? (Please define ‘Biodiversity Gain Plan’ as any document that is analogous to the type of document specified in the Environment Bill). - Is there any material that sets out what criteria a Biodiversity Gain Plan needs to meet in order to be accepted by the authority for a small development project? If such material exists please can it be attached to your response. If such material does not exist, please provide a brief description of what criteria a Biodiversity Gain Plan needs to meet within your LPA. (Again, please define ‘Biodiversity Gain Plan’ as any document that is analogous to the type of document specified in the Environment Bill). - Who is the official at your Local Planning Authority that is tasked with ensuring that Biodiversity Net Gain is implemented for the LPA? - Does the LPA’s approach to Net Gain require all ‘Biodiversity Gain Plans’ to be produced by an accredited ecologist?

Summary of response

- When is the Local Planning Authority planning to introduce Biodiversity Net Gain as a mandatory requirement for all small development projects in the LPA’s jurisdiction? Please provide a specific date and a short definition of what the LPA classes as a

Date responded: 5 August 2021

Public toilets

Date submitted: 16 July 2021

Summary of request

1. How many public toilets does East Devon District Council currently maintain as of July 2021? 2. How many public toilets did East Devon District Council maintain in July 2019 (or nearest date for which you have data in 2019). 3. How many public toilets did East Devon District Council maintain in summer 2017? 4. How many in summer 2015? 5. How many in summer 2013? 6. How many in summer 2011? 7. How many in 2001? 8. How many in 1991? 9. How many in 1971? 10. How many in 1951?

Summary of response

1. How many public toilets does East Devon District Council currently maintain as of July 2021? - 27 2. How many public toilets did East Devon District Council maintain in July 2019 (or nearest date for which you have data in 2019) - 27 3. How many publ

Date responded: 10 August 2021

EDDC Council Tax accounting

Date submitted: 14 July 2021

Summary of request

Please provide the full accounting for council tax money obtained from the public. Full disclosure evidence is required.

Summary of response

EDDC's accounts and budgets are all published on our website at https://eastdevon.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/strategies-policies-and-performance/our-finance/ As the information you have requested is already published it is exempt under Section 21 of

Date responded: 15 July 2021

Garage waiting list

Date submitted: 9 July 2021

Summary of request

1) Please tell me how many people are currently on a waiting list for an allotment site managed by your local authority 2) In addition, for each of the 10 individuals most recently awarded a plot (at the time of this FoI), please state: a) The number of days that elapsed between first contact with the council (i.e. submitting an application) and receiving their plot b) The average waiting time (in days) of those ten applicants

Summary of response

1) Please tell me how many people are currently on a waiting list for an allotment site managed by your local authority. - We currently have 116 people on our waiting list. 2) In addition, for each of the 10 individuals most recently awarded a plot (at

Date responded: 15 July 2021

Council houses that are in breach of statutory overcrowding rules

Date submitted: 8 July 2021

Summary of request

For the calendar years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 (separately), please tell me: 1) How many statutory overcrowding breaches did the council record for households housed by the council in each year? Please provide a breakdown of breaches by a) space standard and b) room standard, and specify whether households may be captured as both a room and a space standard breach. 2) The number of breaches of the space standard where more than two people have lived in a home with one room 3) The number of breaches of the space standard where more than three people have lived in a home with two rooms 4) The number of breaches of the space standard where more than five people have lived in a home with three rooms 5) The number of breaches of the space standard where more than 7.5 people have lived in a home with four rooms 6) The number of breaches of the space standard where more than 10 people have lived in a home with five rooms 7) For breaches of the room standard, the maximum number of people sleeping in one room as recorded by the council 8) How many households who have applied for council housing are living in temporary accommodation 9) Please list all the types of temporary accommodation the council has placed households in (including but not limited to: shipping containers, caravans, B&Bs, converted office buildings, and any other kind of accommodation).

Summary of response

1) How many statutory overcrowding breaches did the council record for households housed by the council in each year? Please provide a breakdown of breaches by a) space standard and b) room standard, and specify whether households may be captured as both

Date responded: 3 August 2021

Green number plate incentives

Date submitted: 8 July 2021

Summary of request

Please could you tell me if you have implemented any policies since 8 December that benefit owners of green number plates (yes or no). If the answer is yes, please could you list the names of the policies/measures?

Summary of response

No, to date we have not implemented any polices around “green number plate incentives”

Date responded: 3 August 2021

Use of Hikvision equipment

Date submitted: 6 July 2021

Summary of request

1. Details of any electronics equipment manufactured by Hikvision (Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd): a. Purchased or leased by the council within the last five years, or; b. Installed in any building owned or leased by the council, or; c. Provided by the council for use by staff or contractors. 2. Details of any contracts with Hikvision or any of its UK distributors (including, but not limited to, ADI Global Distribution Ltd., COP Security, DVS Ltd., Dynamic CCTV Ltd., Eurocables Belfast Ltd., Fortus UK Ltd., Mayflex UK Ltd., Norbain SD Ltd.), signed or active within the last five years.

Summary of response

EDDC has not installed any Hikvision CCTV cameras or associated equipment during the last five years on any of our buildings.

Date responded: 13 July 2021

Playgrounds

Date submitted: 6 July 2021

Summary of request

How many playgrounds were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20? How many playgrounds are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21? How many playgrounds do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22? How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20? How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21? How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22? How many outdoor fitness areas were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20? How many outdoor fitness areas are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21? How many outdoor fitness areas do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22?

Summary of response

How many playgrounds were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20? - 71 How many playgrounds are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21? - 71 How many playgrounds do you expect to have in your authority ar

Date responded: 13 July 2021

Government Restart Grant for businesses

Date submitted: 29 June 2021

Summary of request

1. Do you administer the restart Grant scheme yourselves? 2. If you do not, who was it outsourced to? Do you remain involved in making decisions where Strand 1/Strand 2 reclassification is requested by a business? 3. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 1 businesses, and /or made Strand 1 Payments to? 4. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 2 businesses, and /or made Strand 2 Payments to? 5. Before classifying photographic studios into Strand 1 or Strand 2, do you/did you consider the specific activities of the business within the photographic sector? 6. Are the businesses which have been classified as Strand 2 businesses what could be called’ family portrait’ studios offering social photography services to the public? 7. Did you seek advice from the BEIS on the matter of photographic studios?

Summary of response

Please could you provide me with the following information in relation to your administration of the Government Restart Grant for business. 1. Do you administer the restart Grant scheme yourselves? - Yes 2. If you do not, who was it outsourced to? Do yo

Date responded: 20 July 2021

Skate parks in East Devon

Date submitted: 28 June 2021

Summary of request

1. The number of skateparks built within the district of the East Devon in the last 20 years. 2. The number of skateparks permanently closed within the district of the East Devon in in the last 20 years. 3. The amount of money invested in skateparks by East Devon District Council each year since 1999 and which skatepark each amount of money was spent on.

Summary of response

1. The number of skateparks built in East Devon in the last 20 years – 2 (Seaton and Budleigh) 2. The number of skateparks permanently closed in East Devon in the last 20 years – None by EDDC 3. The amount of money invested in skateparks each year since

Date responded: 7 July 2021

Mobile Telephony Services

Date submitted: 28 June 2021

Summary of request

How many employees are at your organisation? How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have? What is the split between mobile phone and mobile broadband connections? Who is your mobile phone network provider? Did you switch providers on your last renewal? Please provide a monthly breakdown of your total mobile phone contract costs for the past 12 months, and state whether VAT has been included in the numbers given. Does your contract include a hardware, tech or transformation fund? If the answer to question 7 is yes, what was the value of the fund upon the signing of the current contract? How have you sourced the contract? What is the contract term length? How long do you have remaining on your current contract? Who is the primary contact for this contract?

Summary of response

How many employees are at your organisation? - Employee statistics - East Devon How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have? EE(BT) 516 (167 data only, 349 voice only/voice & data) Vodafone 2 (voice & dat

Date responded: 21 July 2021

EDDC Housing Repair obligations

Date submitted: 25 June 2021

Summary of request

1. I would like you to confirm what repairs to council housing the council would define as falling into “urgent” and “emergency” categories. If you have a document or list outlining what kind of repairs fall into these two categories, I would like you to provide me with a copy. • If the council does not have its own definitions for “urgent” and “emergency” repairs, I would appreciate you outlining how the council decides what constitutes an “emergency” or “urgent” repair. • Alternatively, if the council uses other definitions for repairs of varying urgency, I would appreciate you providing me with details of these. 2. For both the “urgent” and “emergency” repair categories, I would like you to provide me with the council’s target time window (in days, or where shorter, in hours) for delivering the repair.

Summary of response

Repair obligations 4.1.1 The repair duties of East Devon District Council are set out in the Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. We also carry out certain repairs beyond our legal responsibilities. Our duties are incorporated in the Secur

Date responded: 14 July 2021

Children's play areas

Date submitted: 24 June 2021

Summary of request

1. How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the council in each year from 2001-2021? 2. How many children’s playgrounds have been closed in each year since 2001-2021? 3. How many children’s playgrounds have been opened each year since 2001-2021? 4. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year (ie 2021-22)? 5. How many children's playgrounds have been sold off to private buyers since 2001-21, who were the buyers and how much were they sold for?

Summary of response

years 2. How many children’s playgrounds have been closed in each year since 2001-2021? - Data is not available for the time frame you have requested but we believe 2 play facilities have been closed in that timeframe (Hawthorne Grove, Exmouth and Brand

Date responded: 13 July 2021

Ride-hailing services (such as Uber)

Date submitted: 23 June 2021

Summary of request

1) Are any of the following ride-hailing service providers operating in your Local Authority? • Uber • OLA • Bolt 2) If yes, are they operating with or without a license issued by your Local Authority? 3) When did they first start to operate (launch date) in this Local Authority? 4) Do they continue operating in this Local Authority? If no, when did they stop operating in this Local Authority? 5) Since their first start date, have any operators had their licence suspended? If so, when?

Summary of response

1) Are any of the following ride-hailing service providers operating in your Local Authority? • Uber - NO • OLA - YES • Bolt - NO 2) If yes, are they operating with or without a license issued by your Local Authority? - OLA WITH A PRIVATE HIRE OPE

Date responded: 7 July 2021

Private Landlord prosecutions

Date submitted: 23 June 2021

Summary of request

1) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Service of an abatement notice ss.79-82, Environmental Protection Act 1990. Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 2) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Failure to comply with management regulations in respect of Houses in Multiple Occupation (section 234 of the Housing Act 2004) Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 3) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Prohibition orders relating to category 1 hazards (ss.20, Housing Act 2004). Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 4) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Prohibition orders relating to category 2 hazards (ss.21, Housing Act 2004) Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 5) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: An emergency remedial order (section 40, Housing Act 2004) because the dwelling has a category one hazard that poses an immediate risk to the occupants Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 6) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: An emergency prohibition order served because the dwelling has a category one hazard that poses an immediate risk to the occupants (section 43, Housing Act 2004) Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 7) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: A criminal offence under section 72, Housing Act 2004 Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 8) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Repayment of rent if occupier(s) was in receipt of housing benefit and applied to a Residential Property Tribunal for repayment of up to 12 months’ rent (ss.73-75, Housing Act 2004) Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 10) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Section 331 of the Housing Act 1985 (causing or permitting overcrowding) Please break this down for 2018/2019, 2019/2020 & 2020/2021. 11) How much (£) do these prosecutions cost on average for the local authority? 12) How much (£) does a civil penalty cost the local authority on average?

Summary of response

1) The total number of successful criminal prosecutions on formal notices served to private landlords for the following offences: Service of an abatement notice ss.79-82, Environmental Protection Act 1990. Please break this down for 2018/2019 zer

Date responded: 28 June 2021

Disabled residents and evacuation plans

Date submitted: 22 June 2021

Summary of request

Please provide under FOI: 1. The number of residential properties in your housing stock with 'common parts', as defined by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (those requiring risk assessment) 2. The number of residents of these blocks who have a disability which would hinder their ability to escape during an emergency 3. The number of 'personal emergency evacuation plans' prepared for the residents recorded in the answer the (2) 4. Your current policy on the identification of disabled residents in your multi-occupancy buildings and the preparation of PEEPs

Summary of response

1. The number of residential properties in your housing stock with 'common parts', as defined by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (those requiring risk assessment) – 139 blocks 2. The number of residents of these blocks who have a disabilit

Date responded: 15 July 2021

Number of pubs that have closed

Date submitted: 17 June 2021

Summary of request

1. The number of registered pubs that have closed between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021. 2. The number of registered pubs that have been bought between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021. 3. The number of pubs that have been sold between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021. 4. The number of applications made to transfer a license from one holder to another between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021. 5. The number of pub licenses that have been surrendered between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021. 6. The number of pub licenses that have lapsed between 1st March 2020 to 31st May 2021. Please provide the information in excel format where possible, broken down by month between the times stated.

Summary of response

The details that we’ll be able to retrieve from the licensing database are as follows and there is not a generic or specific licence for ‘pubs’ but instead for any business that obtains a licence to sell alcohol We cannot supply data only being specifi

Date responded: 7 July 2021

Protections afforded by Local Authorities to young LGBT people in their area

Date submitted: 16 June 2021

Summary of request

General 1. Do you accept a duty to provide assistance to someone who is threatened with/experiencing homelessness as a result of homophobia/transphobia? a. Do you keep records of the number of young people (up to age 25) in your housing area considered to be in priority need due to becoming homeless for this reason? b. Can you provide detailed breakdowns for these individuals? That is, number who fell into this category, and the numbers for whom you provided housing assistance when they were threatened with/experiencing homelessness due to homophobia or transphobia in their home? Breakdowns would be helpful if you have them, including how many you rehoused for this reason (full Housing Duty), and other outcomes (such as providing advice or information, or help with deposit) in the last 12, 24 and 36 months? 2. Where you have re-housed young people, do you record the proportion of individuals so housed who have been re-housed locally? If so, what is it for the last 12, 24, 36 months? 3. Do you record the numbers of young people in your housing area who have sought to be rehoused for this reason and who you have rejected? Again, if available, numbers for the last 12, 24 and 36 months, as well as actual outcomes? 4. Do you maintain any specific guidelines in respect of how to identify and deal with young people who fall into this category? What are they? 5. Have you worked with any LGBT groups in developing these guidelines? Which ones? Social Services 1. Do you keep records of the number of young people in your housing area who have sought to be rehoused due to homophobia or transphobia in their home? How many individuals have you dealt with for this reason in the last 12, 24 and 36 months? 2. How have these cases been resolved: again, figures for the last 12, 24 and 36 months? 3. Do you maintain any specific guidelines in respect of dealing with young people who fall into this category? What are they? 4. Have you worked with any LGBT groups in developing these guidelines? Which ones?

Summary of response

The information request falls under two heads: general housing policy – See answers below and the approach taken to assessing individual need by Social Services – Information not held by the District Council. General 1. Do you accept a duty to

Date responded: 7 July 2021

Waiting list for gargages in Newton Poppleford

Date submitted: 9 June 2021

Summary of request

Please could you tell me: how many people are currently on the waiting list for a council garage in Newton Poppleford

Summary of response

In Newton Poppleford we have 23 people waiting; 11 Council or Housing Association tenants and 12 private.

Date responded: 15 June 2021

Party Wall Agreement for The Moridunum between EDDC and Fosseway Transition Limited

Date submitted: 5 June 2021

Summary of request

I request a copy of the Party Wall Agreement for The Moridunum, The Esplanade, Seaton between EDDC and Fosseway Transition Limited

Summary of response

The sale of the Moridunum and disused toilet is still active with no sale yet agreed. The Party Wall Agreement is a commercially sensitive document containing sensitive information relating to the Council's property and also that of the other party. We b

Date responded: 17 June 2021

Recycling and stats

Date submitted: 3 June 2021

Summary of request

I firstly wanted to ask are you aware of what percentage of the residents in the area don't actually recycle? Do you know roughly the amount of recycling you get sent every year in tonnes? What percentage of recycling is turned away simply because it's not been cleaned? One of the things we are looking at specifically is single-use plastic in the country, out of the plastic that's sent to you what would you say is the percentage that is actually non-recyclable? We've been thinking especially about gluesticks, gluesticks do vary from the area, specifically in the local area do you advise that they just go into the landfill due to the adhesive?

Summary of response

I firstly wanted to ask are you aware of what percentage of the residents in the area don't actually recycle? Information not held Do you know roughly the amount of recycling you get sent every year in tonnes? We don’t get sent recycling but we colle

Date responded: 30 June 2021

Number of burials

Date submitted: 1 June 2021

Summary of request

Please could you let me know the number of cremations and burials that have taken place in the East Devon District Council area for each of the following years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Summary of response

Here is the data regarding burials in East Devon for the cemeteries that we are responsible for only. EDDC doesn't manage a crematorium and so there is no data to provide for the number of cremations. Records for burials wasn't collected and isn't availab

Date responded: 2 June 2021

CIL and S106 monies

Date submitted: 31 May 2021

Summary of request

1. What are the total number of households in your area? 2. How many commercial properties within your area are currently empty? 3. How many households pay council tax to the authority? 4. How many households are claiming a single person’s occupancy? 5. How many people are on a local authority housing waiting list for housing in your area? 6. How many people within your area are currently considered to be homeless? 7. Over the past 5 years, how many residential properties have been constructed? 8. Over the past 5 years, how much money has the authority received from CIL and Section 106 agreements?

Summary of response

1. What are the total number of households in your area? - 71008 2. How many commercial properties within your area are currently empty? - The requested information is available on our website and is updated on a quarterly basis at

Date responded: 30 June 2021

Disabled tenants in 1st floor plus accommodation

Date submitted: 20 May 2021

Summary of request

1. How many Disabled people do you have living in your accommodation in properties that are on the first floor or above (ie non-ground floor properties), across your council area? 2. How many residents do you have with personal emergency evacuation plans in council accommodation?

Summary of response

1. How many Disabled people do you have living in your accommodation in properties that are on the first floor or above (i.e. non-ground floor properties), across your council area? – This information is not recorded 2. How many residents do you have wit

Date responded: 15 June 2021

Moridunum and disused toilets at The Esplanade Seaton

Date submitted: 19 May 2021

Summary of request

A request for the written exchanges and/or minutes of meetings with the latest proposed purchaser of the Moridunum and disused toilets at The Esplanade Seaton.

Summary of response

You have requested a copy of the written exchanges and/or minutes of meetings with the latest proposed purchaser of the Moridunum and disused toilets at The Esplanade Seaton. The sale of the Moridunum and disused toilet is still active with no sale ye

Date responded: 17 June 2021

Windows 7 operating systems

Date submitted: 19 May 2021

Summary of request

1. How many instances of the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System are currently in operation across your entire network? How many devices such as kiosks, lap tops etc are still running Windows 7? 2. How many instances of the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System are currently in operation across your entire network ? How many devices such as kiosks, lap tops etc are still running Windows XP? 3. Who is the officer responsible for maintaining and delivering legacy applications to all your users?

Summary of response

1. How many instances of the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System are currently in operation across your entire network? How many devices such as kiosks, lap tops etc are still running Windows 7? - 0 (Zero) 2. How many instances of the Microsoft Window

Date responded: 16 June 2021

Untitled

Date submitted: 14 May 2021

Summary of request

In relation to the collection of party political subscriptions from councillors allowances in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 1. Does the council collect, from councillors allowances, funds which are then passed to a political party? 2. Please give the reason why the council is collecting, from councillors allowances, funds for a political party 3. Please advise the annual amount collected and paid to each individually named political party 4. Has NI and Tax been deducted before the funds are collected? 5. What is the cost to the council for making these deductions and arranging bank transfers or cheque payments? 6. What bank charges are incurred in transferring the funds or cheque payments?

Summary of response

1. Does the council collect, from councillors allowances, funds which are then passed to a political party? - No we don’t and there is no provision in the member’s allowances scheme for there to be either, and we have never been asked by a Cllr to do so.

Date responded: 9 June 2021

Beach cafe leases in Beer

Date submitted: 14 May 2021

Summary of request

1) How long are leases for each beach cafe and do they need to be renegotiated with change of ownership? 2) when was each current lease negotiated and signed? 3) what is the annual charge for beach hut concessions, I beleive there are currently 4? 4) what is the annual charge for the deck chair concessions, I beleive there are currently 3

Summary of response

1) How long are leases for each beach cafe and do they need to be renegotiated with change of ownership? West 1 Kiosk & Beach huts - 7 years as of 1/04/2010 E1 Kiosk - 7 years as of 1/04/2010 E2 Kiosk – 7 years as of 1/4/2011 Leases continue until

Date responded: 9 June 2021

Garage waiting list

Date submitted: 21 April 2021

Summary of request

How many council tenants are currently on EDDC Sidmouth Garage Waiting List? How many council tenants have put their names down and are still on the garage waiting list for time period between October 2010 and August 2015? Do you still offer each vacant garage to any Sidmouth council tenant on waiting list irrespective of their address? Do you still send a letter to each tenant next on the list offering each vacant garage that comes up?

Summary of response

How many council tenants are currently on EDDC Sidmouth Garage Waiting List? 27 How many council tenants have put their names down and are still on the garage waiting list for time period between October 2010 and August 2015? 0 Do you still offe

Date responded: 6 May 2021

Internet security threats

Date submitted: 13 April 2021

Summary of request

1. Standard Firewall (Network) - Firewall service protects your corporate Network from unauthorised access and other Internet security threats 2. Anti-virus Software Application - Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more. 3. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement - is a volume licensing package offered by Microsoft. The information I require is around the procurement side and we do not require any specifics (serial numbers, models, location) that could bring threat/harm to the organisation. For each of the different types of cyber security services can you please provide me with: 1. Who is the existing supplier for this contract? 2. What does the organisation annually spend for each of the contracts? 3. What is the description of the services provided for each contract? 4. Primary Brand (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 1&2) 5. What is the expiry date of each contract? 6. What is the start date of each contract? 7. What is the contract duration of contract? 8. The responsible contract officer for each of the contracts above? Full name, job title, contact number and direct email address. 9. Number of Licenses (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 3)

Summary of response

As always figures are for all 3 councils (Exeter City Council, Teinbridge District Council and EDDC) not just EDDC unless otherwise stated. 1. Firewall 1) Who is the existing supplier for this contract? - Lan2Lan 2)

Date responded: 15 April 2021

Everyone In programme - COVID-19 response

Date submitted: 9 April 2021

Summary of request

I would be hugely grateful of you could provide me with answers to the following that relate to the Everyone In programme, which aimed to move rough sleepers in accommodation and support them (as part of the COVID-19 response): 1. How much funding did your council receive from MHCLG as part of the initial ‘Everyone In’ programme (March 2020)? 2. Between the start of Everyone In (26/03/2020) and the 31st March 2021, what was the total spend on sustaining the support for rough sleepers as part of Everyone In (i.e., keeping people in accommodation, providing services they needed)? 3. Please list all of the additional funding sources that you have used between 26/03/2020 and 31/03/2021 to support this effort? (i.e., if your council spent more on ‘Everyone In’ than the initial funding provided, where did this come from?). 4. How many people were housed under ‘Everyone In’ in your council area? 5. How many of these have been re-settled? 6. And how many have returned to rough sleeping (at the time of completing this request)?

Summary of response

1. How much funding did your council receive from MHCLG as part of the initial ‘Everyone In’ programme (March 2020)? - £1650 2. Between the start of Everyone In (26/03/2020) and the 31st March 2021, what was the total spend on sustaining the support for

Date responded: 13 April 2021

Coronavirus grant schemes

Date submitted: 25 March 2021

Summary of request

• Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) • Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG) • Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) - closed August 2020 • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund (RHLGF) - closed August 2020 • Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund (LADGF) - closed August 2020 Please provide the following information for each of the schemes above separately: 1. How much money has been issued from the start of the scheme to date and to how many businesses? 2. How much money has been assessed as obtained fraudulently and how many businesses have been involved? 3. How much of the money identified in the answer to Q2 has been recovered to date? 4. Where fraud was identified how many of those cases have been referred to the authorities to date? 5. How much has been issued in error and to how many businesses? For each please explain what the error was. 6. How much of the money issued in error identified in Q5 has been recovered to date? 7. What policy was in place to ensure that grants were not fraudulently obtained or granted in error to businesses?

Summary of response

• Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG) • How much money has been issued from the start of the scheme to date and to how many businesses? As of 18.04.21, EDDC has spent £2,444,992 on 1,313 ARG grant payments to 529 applicants • How much money ha

Date responded: 22 April 2021

Waiting list for allotment plots

Date submitted: 21 March 2021

Summary of request

1) The number of applications the Council has received for an allotment plot for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 2) The number of allotment sites there are in East Devon for which the Council has access to waiting list data. 3) The total number of plots at these sites. 4) The number of people who are currently on the waiting list for an allotment plot.

Summary of response

1) The number of applications the Council has received for an allotment plot for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 2016 – Only 4 currently on the waiting list - many have already been assigned plots. Once this is done there is no way on our Sys

Date responded: 25 March 2021

External tracing agent for empty privately owned residential properties

Date submitted: 16 March 2021

Summary of request

1. Does the council currently use the services of an external tracing agent, research firm or genealogists to assist with finding owners of empty or presumed empty, privately owned residential property? 2. If so, which firm(s) has the council worked with? 3. Please provide the name, email address and direct telephone number of the officer or team that manages or monitors private residential empty homes matters.

Summary of response

1. Does the council currently use the services of an external tracing agent, research firm or genealogists to assist with finding owners of empty or presumed empty, privately owned residential property? - No we currently do not use an external tracing age

Date responded: 25 March 2021

Furloughed staff

Date submitted: 14 March 2021

Summary of request

Please can you confirm how many staff were furloughed in each month between March 2020 - February 2021?

Summary of response

Info as follows: March 2020 - 7 April 2020 - 9 May 2020 - 25 June 2020 - 25 July 2020 - 14 August 2020 - 8 September 2020 - 7 October 2020 - 4 November 2020 - 4 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 - 6 February 2021 - 6

Date responded: 8 April 2021

Covid Grant Fraud

Date submitted: 13 March 2021

Summary of request

Please could you breakdown the following information from 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021. Q1) How many overpayments did your council identify for claims made as part of Covid-related government grant schemes it administered (for example, but not limited to: small business rates grant scheme; retail, hospital and leisure grant scheme) over the stated period? 1a) If such overpayments did occur, please could you tell me the total frequency of/ reasons for /such overpayment (for example, but not limited to: 'payment error', 'ineligible claim', 'fraudulent claim'). 1aa) For each of these overpayments please can you state: the cost to the council of the overpayment amount (in £); how much of its total has been recovered (in £) as of the current date, and how much money (in £) is outstanding as of the current date. So, for instance, taking the 'fraudulent claim' category as an example, your council may have made overpayments worth £300,000 for 30 fraudulent claims, recovered £25,000 for 2 of them as of the current date, meaning there is £275,000 outstanding for 28. 1b) In relation to the identified fraudulent claims, please can you break this information down in terms of what kind of fraud occurred (for example, but not limited to: 'organised fraud').

Summary of response

Q1) How many overpayments did your council identify for claims made as part of Covid-related government grant schemes it administered (for example, but not limited to: small business rates grant scheme; retail, hospital and leisure grant scheme) over the

Date responded: 18 March 2021

Eligible rent for Housing Benefit claims in exempt supported accommodation

Date submitted: 10 March 2021

Summary of request

• What is the average eligible rent for Housing Benefit claims where the claimant resides in exempt supported accommodation and is of working age? • For the above cases, how much of the eligible rent is attributed to “rent” • For the same cases, how much of the eligible rent is attributed to “eligible service charges”

Summary of response

• What is the average eligible rent for Housing Benefit claims where the claimant resides in exempt supported accommodation and is of working age? - £217.19 • For the above cases, how much of the eligible rent is attributed to rent - We do not hold th

Date responded: 8 April 2021

Submissions made to the Independent Review of Administrative Law and Judicial Review Committee

Date submitted: 9 March 2021

Summary of request

1. Did East Devon District Council send submissions to the Independent Review of Administrative Law and Judicial Review in response for its request for evidence? 2. If so, what are the exact contents of those submissions to the Independent Review?

Summary of response

1.Did East Devon District Council send submissions to the Independent Review of Administrative Law and Judicial Review in response for its request for evidence? - No 2.If so, what are the exact contents of those submissions to the Independent Review? -

Date responded: 10 March 2021

Council office lighting

Date submitted: 9 March 2021

Summary of request

Do you have any Filament Light-bulbs in buildings (offices etc.), if so are these scheduled to be upgraded, if so when? Also please provide number of filament bulbs. Do you have a current count of how many LED bulbs you are using Do you have any Halogen Bulbs, if so are these scheduled to be upgraded, if so when? Also please provide number of Halogen bulbs. Can you provide me with your average yearly costs of replacing/upgrading bulbs and the price paid per bulb. Can you provide me with your energy usage from lighting council buildings broken down by each month from Jan - December 2020. (If this information is not available, total building energy consumption will suffice) Do you have a policy for light bulb purchases currently in place What percentage of your lighting is using efficient LED Luminaries

Summary of response

Q Do you have any Filament Light-bulbs in buildings (offices etc.), if so are these scheduled to be upgraded, if so when? A. The council’s ambition is to replace all tungsten filament bulbs in our properties with LED energy saving bulbs. I would also co

Date responded: 25 March 2021

Public Electric Charge Points

Date submitted: 8 March 2021

Summary of request

1. Public Charge Point Locations and the type of electric vehicle charger: a. What is it’s rated power delivery?; b. Which of these are on-street chargepoints accessible 24/7, not in car parks nor service stations? c. Which CPOs are operating these chargepoints? d. What is the cost charged at each chargepoint per kWh? 2. Record of all public electric vehicle charging events in 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021: a. Including the recorded times the charging event begins and ends using the public charge points; 3. Charging Speeds for each public charging event; 4. The recorded Kwh used for each public charging event; 5. Do you have a dedicated EV strategy? 6. Have you published an EV tender in the last six months? 7. What type of funding streams have you used to deliver EV charging points? 8. How many chargepoints have you installed per year for 2018, 2019, 2020? 9. What is your predicted roll-out of chargepoints in 2021 and 2022?

Summary of response

The requested information is not held by the District Council. However EDDC has personally installed 4 at the main Council Offices car park in Honiton for staff use only. With regards to public charge points please see a news release regarding a schem

Date responded: 9 March 2021

Mobile phone bills claimed under expenses

Date submitted: 4 March 2021

Summary of request

Could you please provide, for the previous 24 months, the contract mobile phone bills claimed under expenses. Ideally on a monthly basis, but a yearly basis would also be okay

Summary of response

The Council does not reimburse mobile phone costs. Where an employee is required to make business calls for work as part of their role then they are provided with a work mobile phone.

Date responded: 5 March 2021

Illegal evictions

Date submitted: 2 March 2021

Summary of request

Between the dates of 16th March 2020 and 1st March 2021, please tell me: 1) how many people, or concerns, contacted the council to advise of an illegal eviction by a landlord in the area you cover? 2) How many of these cases have been investigated and by whom? 3) How many of these cases have resulted in a court order? 4) How many of these cases of illegal evictions were because tenants fell into rent arrears due to the pandemic? 5) How many tenants whom have been illegally evicted are now in hostels and other temporary accommodation? 6) How many of these cases involve children? 7) How many have been offered alternative housing outside of the borough and how far away? (Please answer in miles)

Summary of response

Between the dates of 16th March 2020 and 1st March 2021, please tell me: 1) how many people, or concerns, contacted the council to advise of an illegal eviction by a landlord in the area you cover? 1 2) How many of these cases have been investigat

Date responded: 24 March 2021

White Male 50+ Recruitment

Date submitted: 26 February 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know the answers to these two questions: · What percentage of successful applicants to all jobs at your council were white males over 50-years-old in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020? · What percentage of all applicants to all jobs at your council were white males over 50-years-old in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020?

Summary of response

Thank you for your FOI enquiry. The requested information is not held. We delete data over 6 months old of all unsuccessful applicants including applications which would contain the information you have requested. This ensures we comply with data protecti

Date responded: 23 March 2021

Discrimination of workers aged over 50

Date submitted: 26 February 2021

Summary of request

Please provide anonymised information from 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2020 about the following: • Do you have any specific age friendly practices to support the recruitment of older workers aged over 50? Yes or no. If yes, please outline your policy briefly. • Are job descriptions for posts advertised externally assessed for ageist language that could exclude older workers? Yes or no. If yes, please state which online word checkers you have used. • How many any age discrimination claims by workers aged over 50 have been made against your organisation in courts or tribunals in the last 5 years? For each case, please supply court/tribunal reference

Summary of response

• Do you have any specific age friendly practices to support the recruitment of older workers aged over 50? Yes or no. If yes, please outline your policy briefly. No • Are job descriptions for posts advertised externally assessed for ageist langua

Date responded: 18 March 2021

Dog bins

Date submitted: 24 February 2021

Summary of request

Requirement: Contract details regarding EDDC and Suez for the collection from Dog bins and the annual cost of this specific contract for the year 2019-2020.

Summary of response

The emptying of dog bins is not a separate contract. The operations are encompassed in the overall SUEZ contract and the costs are included in the base contract payment and is not an individual payment item. We are not able to separate out this cost.

Date responded: 15 March 2021

Protected characteristics of age-group, gender and ethnicity for successful and unsuccessful job applicants

Date submitted: 23 February 2021

Summary of request

• Please provide anonymised raw data for the protected characteristics of age-group, gender and ethnicity for successful and unsuccessful job applicants to all roles at Local Government Officer level (or equivalent) at your council over the period ranging from 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2020.

Summary of response

Information not held. The authority does not retain applicant data longer than 6 months after the closing date of the position. In addition we do not have the facility to be able to report on individual data fields of an online application form to be

Date responded: 18 March 2021

Wood burning stove fines

Date submitted: 22 February 2021

Summary of request

I would like to know: How many fines have you issued for the illegal use of woodburning stoves between January 2015 - February 2021? Please can you provide me with a breakdown of the number of fines for each year.

Summary of response

I would like to know: How many fines have you issued for the illegal use of wood burning stoves between January 2015 - February 2021? Please can you provide me with a breakdown of the number of fines for each year. – No fines have been issued regarding w

Date responded: 26 February 2021

Council tax reduction scheme

Date submitted: 18 February 2021

Summary of request

Please could you provide me with details of your council tax reduction scheme (sometimes known as council tax support) for working-age claimants for 2021/22. If you have made any changes from the scheme you operated in 2020/21, please identify those changes. If you have already published your 2021/22 council tax reduction/support scheme policy document, please provide a link/copy.

Summary of response

Please could you provide me with details of your council tax reduction scheme (sometimes known as council tax support) for working-age claimants for 2021/22 - We do not yet have the final document ready to publish but the scheme is unchanged from 2020/21

Date responded: 2 March 2021

Mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections

Date submitted: 17 February 2021

Summary of request

1. How many employees are at your organisation? 2. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have? 3. What is the split between mobile phone and mobile broadband connections? 4. Who is your mobile phone network provider? 5. Did you switch providers on your last renewal? 6. Please provide a monthly breakdown of your total mobile phone contract costs for the 12 months of 2020, and state whether VAT has been included in the numbers given. 7. Does your contract include a hardware, tech or transformation fund? 8. If the answer to question 7 is yes, what was the value of the fund upon the signing of the current contract? 9. How have you sourced the contract? 10. What is the contract term length? 11. How long do you have remaining on your current contract? 12. Who is the primary contact for this contract?

Summary of response

1. How many employees are at your organisation? - 498 as at 31.12.2020 2. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have? - TDC 653 3. What is the split between mobile phone and

Date responded: 5 March 2021

Senior Management meeting held on 20th December, 2020

Date submitted: 17 February 2021

Summary of request

Details of a Senior Management meeting held on 20th December, 2020, in connection with sitting-out consents, specifically planning application 20/2834/COU.

Summary of response

You requested the details of a Senior Management meeting held on 20th December, 2020, in connection with sitting-out consents, specifically planning application 20/2834/COU. – The requested information is not held. There was no such meeting on Sunday 20th

Date responded: 5 March 2021

Taxis

Date submitted: 17 February 2021

Summary of request

1) For hackney carriages / black cabs / taxis what vehicles do you currently approve for these licenses? 2) Do you have an age limit for the vehicle with respect to it being able to be registered as a hackney carriage / black cab / taxi? If so, what is the age limit? 3) Do you have an age limit for the vehicle for when it is first licensed with you as a hackney carriage / black cab / taxi e.g. when it moves say from one licensing authority to yours? If so, what is that age limit? 4) Do you also apply (in addition to the age limit) an minimum emissions standard level for when a vehicle is licensed for the first time or for it on an ongoing basis when re-licensed as a hackney carriage / black cab / taxi? E.g. does it need to be at least the Euro 5 emission standard say for its first registration or re-registration of an vehicle previously licensed by you? 5) How many hackney carriage / black cab / taxi vehicles are currently licensed by you? 6) How many hackney carriage / black cab / taxi drivers are currently licensed by you? 7) Do you place any cap on the number of hackney carriage / black cab / taxi vehicle licenses you issue? i.e. is the vehicle fleet capped at all? If so, what is this cap? 8) Do you place any cap on the number of hackney carriage / black cab / taxi driver licenses you issue? i.e. are driver numbers capped at all? If so, what is this cap? 9) For PHV, do you apply an age limit for the vehicle which can be licensed? If so, what is this? 10) For PHV, do you apply an age limit for the vehicle at the time of it's first registration/licensing with you? If so, what is this? 11) Do you also apply in addition to the age limit an minimum emissions standard level for when a vehicle is licensed for the first time or on an ongoing basis as a PHV? E.g. does it need to be at least the Euro 5 emission standard for its first registration or re-registration of an vehicle previously licensed by you? 12) How many PHV vehicles are currently licensed by you? 13) How many PHV drivers are currently licensed by you? 14) Do you place any cap on the number of PHV licenses you issue? i.e. is the vehicle fleet capped at all? If so, what is this cap? 15) Do you place any cap on the number of PHV driver licenses you issue? i.e. are driver numbers capped at all? If so, what is this cap? 16) Are any of the vehicles you license and approve as hackney carriages / black cabs / taxis also permitted to be licensed/registered as PHVs as well? 17) How do you distinguish between hackney carriage / black cab / taxis and PHV? E.g. only hackney carriages / black cabs / taxis can ply for hire? Use ranks? etc. 18) Is there a specific livery or colour scheme to distinguish hackney carriages / black cabs / taxis in your area?

Summary of response

1) For hackney carriages / black cabs / taxis what vehicles do you currently approve for these licenses? See Section 11: Taxi Policy 9 December 2020 (eastdevon.gov.uk) 2) Do you have an age limit for the vehicle with respect to it being able to be r

Date responded: 9 March 2021

Homelessness and the Everyone In scheme

Date submitted: 15 February 2021

Summary of request

1. By month (from March 2020 to January 2021 inclusive, or to the latest month for which data is available), how many individuals have been supported under the Everyone In scheme? 2. Since March 2020, what is the total number of individuals supported by the Everyone In scheme who have been: a) placed in emergency accommodation b) placed in temporary accommodation c) placed in settled or supported accommodation d) recorded as no longer being supported/have not been housed 3. How many of those in answer 2C have been placed in: i) privately-rented accommodation ii) council or housing association homes iii) supported housing 4. By month (from April 2020 to January 2021 inclusive, or to the latest month for which data is available) how many households have been recorded as homeless (‘owed the relief duty’)? 5. Since April 2020, what is the total number of households recorded as ‘owed the relief duty’ who have been: i) placed in emergency accommodation ii) placed in temporary accommodation iii) placed in settled or supported accommodation iv) accepted under a main duty decision v) recorded as no longer being supported/have not been housed vi) also accommodated under the Everyone In scheme 6. How many of those in answer 5 were recorded as having slept rough at the time of application?

Summary of response

1. By month (from March 2020 to January 2021 inclusive, or to the latest month for which data is available), how many individuals have been supported under the Everyone In scheme? - 28 (including those assisted with Cold Weather Fund and Protect Plus) up

Date responded: 10 March 2021

Telecare and Community Alarm Services

Date submitted: 10 February 2021

Summary of request

1. Do you offer a Telecare/Assistive Technology/Technology Enabled Care to your residents? 2. If so, what is its name and who provides the current Service? 3. If not, how is this provided in your area? 4. If provided, please indicate which elements of the following are provided. a. Equipment b. Assessments c. Installation d. Monitoring e. Mobile Response 5. Please indicate of these elements, which ones are provided either In-House or whether they are Outsourced. 6. If they are provided In-House, please indicate which Council Function has responsibility for the elements of the service. 7. If they are provided through outsourcing, please indicate which provider companies supply the different elements. 8. If these elements (or the whole service) are outsourced, can you tell us the start date of the contract and what the expected end date is? Upon expiry of the contracts, do you intend to go out to tender? 9. If the services are In-House, are there any plans to review existing arrangements and if so when is this likely to take place? 10. For the outsourced services are you able to indicate an annual cost of the service? 11. How many registered users do you have for these services? 12. If you provide a mobile response service, can you please indicate on average, per annum, how many people receive this service and how many call outs there are? 13. Do you charge for any element of the service – if so which elements? And can you please provide your charges. 14. Have you made the transfer from analogue to digital in your services? And if not, what are the plans for doing this by 2025? 15. Do you have a lead for TECS in the council and if so, could you provide a contact email for the individual please? 16. Do you have a lead commissioner in the council for these services and if so, could you provide a contact email for the individual please? 17. Is your council reviewing telecare services/assistive technology at the moment? If so, what is the contact name of the person who is leading this review and what is the reason for reviewing these services? 18. If In-House, do you procure your TECS equipment through a procurement framework and if so please give details of which ones? 19. What ‘self-serve’, privately funded options are there for your TECS services? 20. Do you have a link to a traditional community equipment service for these services, and if so which service?

Summary of response

1. Do you offer a Telecare/Assistive Technology/Technology Enabled Care to your residents? – Yes 2. If so, what is its name and who provides the current Service? – Home Safeguard provided by East Devon District Council 3.

Date responded: 26 February 2021

Planning departments

Date submitted: 9 February 2021

Summary of request

• The number of full time equivalent staff employed by your local authority in its Planning Department in the financial year 2010-11. • The number of full time equivalent staff employed by your local authority in its Planning Department in the financial year 2020-21. • The number of planning applications processed by your local authority in the financial year 2010-11. • The number of planning applications processed by your local authority in the financial year 2020-21. • Your spending on consultants to support planning services in the financial year 2018-2019 • Your spending on consultants to support planning services in the financial year 2019-2020 • Your spending on consultants to support planning services in the financial year 2020-2021

Summary of response

• The number of full time equivalent staff employed by your local authority in its Planning Department in the financial year 2010-11 - 58.26 FTE • The number of full time equivalent staff employed by your local authority in its Planning Department in the

Date responded: 5 March 2021

Contracts issued by the Council to Hikvision

Date submitted: 8 February 2021

Summary of request

1. The total number of contracts issued by the Council to Hikvision, through the company itself or one of its UK distributors (including ADI Global Distribution Ltd., COP Security, DVS Ltd., Dynamic CCTV Ltd., Eurocables Belfast Ltd., Fortus UK Ltd., Mayflex UK Ltd., Norbain SD Ltd.), since January 2019 2. The value of any such contract awarded Thank you, and I look forward to your response.

Summary of response

1. The total number of contracts issued by the Council to Hikvision, through the company itself or one of its UK distributors (including ADI Global Distribution Ltd., COP Security, DVS Ltd., Dynamic CCTV Ltd., Eurocables Belfast Ltd., Fortus UK Ltd., Mayf

Date responded: 5 March 2021

Printing costs

Date submitted: 4 February 2021

Summary of request

For the financial years 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 to date, please would you tell me: How much money has the council spent on printing? Costs may include but are not limited to: - Cost of paper - Cost of inks / toner - Cost of printers / photocopiers - Cost of repair / servicing

Summary of response

How much money has the council spent on printing? 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21* £113K £111.5K £74.3K *11 months only

Date responded: 2 March 2021

Puppy Trade

Date submitted: 31 January 2021

Summary of request

1) Between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2020: a. how many puppies/dogs were seized by Trading Standards on suspicion that they were in breach of the Rabies Order 1974; b. how many of these puppies/dogs were subsequently quarantined; and c. how many of these puppies/dogs went to a licensed quarantine facility for their quarantine period and how many were quarantined at home? 2) For each calendar year from 1st January 2018 up to 31st December 2020, how many prosecutions has the Local Authority carried out in relation to illegally imported puppies under either: a. the Rabies Order 1974; or b. The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order 2011; or c. Other legislation (please state), and for any prosecutions relating to illegally imported puppies, please state the penalties received by the defendant in the case. 3) For each calendar year from 1st January 2018 up to 31st December 2020: a. how many reports have you received, either from the general public or anyone else, in relation to the suspected illegal importation of puppies? b. please confirm how many of these reports have been investigated further. Please provide figures for each year.

Summary of response

1) Between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2020 – No information held. This part of your request needs to be referred to Trading Standards. a. how many puppies/dogs were seized by Trading Standards on suspicion that they were in breach of the Rabies O

Date responded: 23 February 2021

‘Everyone In’ rough sleeping strategy since the Covid-19 pandemic began

Date submitted: 29 January 2021

Summary of request

1. Based on the data you have already provided for the Government dataset ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency accommodation survey data: November 2020’ (which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-accommodation-survey-data-november-2020), how many of the total number of people listed as ‘currently being provided with emergency accommodation in response to Covid-19 pandemic’ in your local authority district (see Table 1) were; 1. Funded solely by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme 2. Funded directly by the local authority because they had ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ conditions attached to their immigration status 3. Funded directly by the local authority for another reason (please specify) 4. Funded by a source other than the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government or the local authority (please specify) 2. Based on the data you have already provided for the Government dataset ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency accommodation survey data: November 2020’ (which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-accommodation-survey-data-november-2020), how many of the total number of people listed as having ‘moved into settled accommodation or a rough sleeping pathway outside of temporary accommodation since the Covid-19 response began’ in your local authority district (see Table 2) were; 1. Funded solely by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme 2. Funded directly by the local authority because they had ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ conditions attached to their immigration status 3. Funded directly by the local authority for another reason (please specify) 4. Funded by a source other than the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government or the local authority (please specify) 3. As of 28 January 2021; 1. How many people are currently being provided with emergency accommodation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in your local authority district 2. Of those people currently being provided with emergency accommodation, how many have ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ conditions attached to their immigration status 3. How many people have been moved into settled accommodation or a rough sleeping pathway outside of temporary accommodation since the Covid-19 response began in your local authority district 4. Of those people who have been moved into settled accommodation or a rough sleeping pathway outside of temporary accommodation, how many have ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ conditions attached to their immigration status.

Summary of response

1. Based on the data you have already provided for the Government dataset ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency accommodation survey data: November 2020’ (which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-accom

Date responded: 23 February 2021

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Date submitted: 26 January 2021

Summary of request

How much Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) government funding has East Devon received in total? In total, how much LRSG funding have East Devon awarded to businesses by 26th January 2021? How much LRSG funding does East Devon currently hold that by 26th January 2021 has not been awarded? How many businesses outside of the remit of Hospitality, Leisure and Retail have you awarded discretionary LRSG grants to? How much Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) government funding has East Devon received in total? In total, how much ARG funding have East Devon awarded to businesses by 26th January 2021? How much ARG funding does East Devon currently hold that by 26th January 2021 has not been awarded? How many businesses outside of the remit of Hospitality, Leisure and Retail have you awarded discretionary ARG grants to?

Summary of response

How much Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) government funding has East Devon received in total? - £10,292212 In total, how much LRSG funding have East Devon awarded to businesses by 26th January 2021? - We have currently paid £6,649,970 How much L

Date responded: 23 February 2021

Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

Date submitted: 26 January 2021

Summary of request

Can you tell me how many charities have applied for the above fund to date, and what the total amount of the awarded grants is for those charities.

Summary of response

The Data from 01.11.20 to 31.12.20 is: 91 total charities £124,058 total grant

Date responded: 23 February 2021

EV vehicles

Date submitted: 21 January 2021

Summary of request

1. Name, position, and contact details of your Fleet Manager or equivalent 2. Number of EV vehicles in your fleet including vehicle make and model 3. Whether you have an established EV network and who runs this 4. Information on your public EV charging operation and if anybody operates this on your behalf

Summary of response

1. Name, position, and contact details of your Fleet Manager or equivalent – Tammy Down, Budget & Equipment Monitoring Officer tdown@eastdevon.gov.uk 2. Number of EV vehicles in your fleet including vehicle make and model – Currently 15, Nissan ENV200’s

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

Date submitted: 20 January 2021

Summary of request

1) Please can you disclose how many requests for financial support from the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme were received by your council from the start of the scheme on 28 September 2020 to 15 January 2021? 2) Please can you disclose how much money has been given out by the council in Test and Trace Support payments in total between 28 September 2020 and 15 January 2021. 3) Please can you also tell me how many of the requests identified in answer to Q1 were: a. Accepted b. Refused c. Other outcome – please specify 4) If possible within the cost limit, please provide figures for the reasons why requests were refused.

Summary of response

1) Please can you disclose how many requests for financial support from the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme were received by your council from the start of the scheme on 28 September 2020 to 15 January 2021? 300 cases received up to 15.01.2021 3

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Recycling & waste

Date submitted: 19 January 2021

Summary of request

• The amount it costs each time residents wish to use council provided tips • Your average bin collection rates (success as a percentage) • How often on bins are collected • The average size (in litres) of your bins • How much (in tonnes) your council recycled in the last full year you have information for • What percentage of refuse collected by your local authority is recycled (i.e. does not go to landfill)

Summary of response

· The amount it costs each time residents wish to use council provided tips Household waste recycling centres (HWRC) in East Devon are run by Devon County Council and this question should be directed to DCC for the latest waste disposal charges a

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Subscritions - Trade Union Members

Date submitted: 18 January 2021

Summary of request

1. Do you have this arrangement in place for any of your workforce? 2. What charge (if any) do you make to trade unions for collecting subscriptions on their behalf? 3. What plans (if any) do you have to review your arrangements for collecting subscriptions? Do any such plans including charging trade unions for this service? Alternatively, do they include ending the arrangement altogether and leaving the trade unions to collect their own subscriptions?

Summary of response

1. Do you have this arrangement in place for any of your workforce? - Yes, all union members can opt to use this method if they wish 2. What charge (if any) do you make to trade unions for collecting subscriptions on their behalf? - None 3. What pla

Date responded: 26 January 2021

LAN contracts

Date submitted: 15 January 2021

Summary of request

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following: • Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc • Managed- If this includes services than just LAN. 1. Contract Type: Managed or Maintenance 2. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier? 3. Annual Spend for each supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual average spend for each supplier. 4. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 5. Number of Sites: The number of sites, where equipment is supported by each contract. 6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract. 8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include. 9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire? 10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation be planning to review the contract? 11. Responsible Officer: Contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address? If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information: 1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers. 4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address? If the contract is managed by a 3rd party e.g. Can you please provide me with 1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier? 2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable. 3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers. 4. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software 5. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment? 6. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract. 7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include. 8. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire? 9. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation be planning to review the contract? 10. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Summary of response

1. Contract Type: Managed or Maintenance - Maintenance 2. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier? - Dell 3. Annual Spend for each supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please spli

Date responded: 5 February 2021

Running costs of Beer toilets

Date submitted: 13 January 2021

Summary of request

One---how many residents are there on the Beer electoral role ? Two--- what past and current positions are held by Cllr Pook on the Asset Management group? Three---What are the audited running. costs of the toilets on Jubilee Gardens Beer?

Summary of response

One---how many residents are there on the Beer electoral role? - There are 1100 electors for Beer Two--- what past and current positions are held by Cllr Geoff Pook on the Asset Management group? - Cllr Pook was Chair of the Asset Management forum during

Date responded: 10 February 2021

Cost of vehicle removal

Date submitted: 12 January 2021

Summary of request

Can you tell me in the year 2019 and 2020 how much EDDC spent on Abandon Vehicles removal from the area?

Summary of response

2019/20 £375 2020/21 £690 Year to date

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Test and Trace Support Payment

Date submitted: 11 January 2021

Summary of request

Can you please tell me how many people have applied for the Test and Trace Support Payment in your area? Of that amount can you please tell me how many people have been granted the Test and Trace Support Payment?

Summary of response

Can you please tell me how many people have applied for the Test and Trace Support Payment in your area? - 290 Of that amount can you please tell me how many people have been granted the Test and Trace Support Payment? - 169

Date responded: 26 January 2021

WAN contracts

Date submitted: 8 January 2021

Summary of request

Contract 1 1. Current Lines/Voice Services (Analogue, ISDN VOIP, SIP etc) Provider- Please can you provide me with the name of the supplier for the contract. 2. Fixed Line- Contract Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year are also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers 3. Fixed Line- Contract Duration- the number of years the contract is for each provider 4. Type of Lines- Please can you split the type of lines per each supplier? PSTN, Analogue, SIP 5. Number of Lines- Please can you split the number of lines per each supplier? SIP trunks, PSN Lines, Analogue Lines Contract 2 6. Minutes/Landline Provider- Supplier’s name (NOT Mobiles) if there is no information available please can you provide further insight into why? 7. Minutes/Landline Contract Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. 8. Minutes Landline Monthly Spend- Monthly average spend on calls for each provider. An estimate or average is acceptable. 9. Minute’s Landlines Contract Duration: the number of years the contract is with the supplier. 10. Number of Extensions- Please state the number of telephone extensions the organisation currently has. An estimate or average is acceptable. Contract 3 11. Fixed Broadband Provider- Supplier’s name if there is not information available please can you provide further insight into why? 12. Fixed Broadband Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year is also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers 13. Fixed Broadband Annual Average Spend- Annual average spend for each broadband provider. An estimate or average is acceptable. Contract 4 14. WAN Provider- please provide me with the main supplier(s) if there is no information available please can you provide further insight into why? 15. WAN Contract Renewal Date- please provide day, month and year (month and year are also acceptable). If this is a rolling contract please provide me with the rolling date of the contract. If there is more than one supplier please split the renewal dates up into however many suppliers 16. Contract Description: Please can you provide me with a brief description of the contract 17. The number of sites: Please state the number of sites the WAN covers. Approx. will do. 18. WAN Annual Average Spend- Annual average spend for each WAN provider. An estimate or average is acceptable. 19. For each WAN contract can you please provide me with information on how this was procured, especially around those procurement that used frameworks, please provide me with the framework reference. 20. Internal Contact: please can you send me there full contact details including contact number and email and job title for all the contracts above.

Summary of response

Strata is a company jointly owned by EDDC, Teignbridge Council and Exeter City Council to manage their IT function. Please bear in mind that the data below is collated from across all 3 Councils, and is not council specific. Contract 1 1. Current L

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Self-isolation payments

Date submitted: 6 January 2021

Summary of request

As of 6th January 2021: • How many self-isolation payments have been made? • How many of these were discretionary? • How many applications have been received for the main payment and for the discretionary payment? • What eligibility criteria has been used for the discretionary payment? • How much funding was given for the main payment and how much has been used so far? • How much funding was given or the discretionary payment and how much has been used so far? • How many of those who have received a self-isolation payment were o in work? o receiving benefits? o had no recourse to public funds? • Is there a breakdown of those who have received payments by gender, age and ethnicity?

Summary of response

As of 6th January 2021: • How many self-isolation payments have been made? - 157 • How many of these were discretionary? - 70 • How many applications have been received for the main payment and for the discretionary payment? - 136 standard scheme 122 d

Date responded: 18 January 2021

Capacity at EDDC Cemeteries and graveyards

Date submitted: 5 January 2021

Summary of request

1. How many grave plots were used for new burials (or bought/reserved for future burials) in council-run cemeteries in 2020, and how many were used in each of the years 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016? 2. How many grave plots/burial spaces remain empty/available for burials/reservation across your council-run cemeteries? 3. Does your council have an estimate of when space across council-run/owned cemeteries will run out completely? 4. How many cemeteries and graveyards are run/owned by the council? 5. How many of these are at full capacity/closed to new burials and in what calendar year did they close to new burials? 6. Does your council have any land currently earmarked for new/overspill burial space, and what is the current use of that land?

Summary of response

1. How many grave plots were used for new burials (or bought/reserved for future burials) in council-run cemeteries in 2020, and how many were used in each of the years 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016? – Specific number cannot be provided. East Devon District C

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Enforcement in 2020

Date submitted: 5 January 2021

Summary of request

1. Please state the number of Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) issued by your local authority in the period November 2019-October 2020. If possible, please provide the texts of these CPNs or state their subject matter (for example, ‘waste’, ‘neighbour nuisance’, 'enforcement of social distancing'). 2. Please state the number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued by your authority for the violation of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) in the year 2020. Please give the offences for which these FPNs were issued. If your authority has a dispersal PSPO, please state the number of directions to disperse issued by your officers. 3. Please state whether your local authority has issued any fixed penalty fines to businesses for non-compliance with coronavirus regulations. If so, please state the offence(s) and the number and value of penalties issued. 4. Please state if your local authority has employed Covid Marshals/Wardens for encouraging compliance with social distancing/lockdown regulations. If so, please state: a. the number of these wardens; b. whether they were recruited from local authority staff or from private companies; c. the roles of these wardens; d. how these wardens enforce non-compliance (for example, reporting non-compliance to council/police). 5. Please state if your local authority has a Street Warden or Neighbourhood Warden scheme. If so, please state the number of wardens employed, and if possible state their general responsibilities. 6. Please state whether your local authority has created any Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in response to the Covid pandemic. If so, please state: a. The number of LTNs created; b. Whether you carried out public consultation or councillor scrutiny of LTNs before installation; c. The number of FPNs issued for the violation of these LTNs in 2020. 7. Please state the number of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) issued by your local authority for the offence of littering in the year 2020. Please state whether these FPNs were issued by a private company (and if so which company).

Summary of response

1. Please state the number of Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and Community Protection Warnings (CPWs) issued by your local authority in the period November 2019-October 2020. If possible, please provide the texts of these CPNs or state their subject

Date responded: 1 February 2021

Council tax revenue

Date submitted: 28 December 2020

Summary of request

Could you please provide me with the following information: 1. The total council tax revenue for 2020/21. 2. The number of properties in each council tax band.

Summary of response

1. The total council tax revenue for 2020/21 - We need further clarification on what exactly is being requested, we can only provide the figures of the revenue for the 2020/21 year after the 1st of April. 2. The number of properties in each council

Date responded: 26 January 2021

Building Control staff redutions

Date submitted: 22 December 2020

Summary of request

1. The number of FTE building control inspectors employed by your local authority at the date of this FOI (or as close as records allow) 2. The number of FTE building control inspectors employed by your local authority on 1 January 2010 (or as close as records allow) 3. The annual cost to your authority of building control staff salaries for the most recent financial year 4. The annual cost to your authority of building control staff salaries for the financial year 2010/11

Summary of response

1. The number of FTE building control inspectors employed by your local authority at the date of this FOI (or as close as records allow) - Total FTE BC Surveyors 6.1.2021 is 8. Building Control Support Team are not included in the these figures 2. The nu

Date responded: 13 January 2021

DHPs 2019 and 2020

Date submitted: 22 December 2020

Summary of request

(i) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April-December 2020 (ii) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April-December 2020 made to (i) private renters (ii) social renters (iii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April-December 2020 (iv) The total amount in cash terms in issued discretionary housing payments over the period April-December 2020 (v) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020 (vi) The total number of discretionary housing payments made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020 made to (i) private renters (ii) social renters (vii) If available, the total number of discretionary housing payments per month made by your council over the period April 2019 - March 2020 (viii) The total amount in cash terms issued discretionary housing payments over the period April 2019 - March 2020

Summary of response

(i) The total number of discretionary housing payments made over the period April-December 2020 - Further clarification needed: Do you mean number of payments issues or claims awarded? Our system reports on claims awarded but the customer could have multi

Date responded: 21 January 2021

Systems in place to control and process employee spend.

Date submitted: 21 December 2020

Summary of request

1. What finance system do you currently have in place? 2. What HR system do you use 3. How many employees (full and part time) do you have? 4. What processes or solutions do you have in place for employees to submit and reclaim expenses? 5. What improvements (if any) are planned for this process in the next 24 months 6. How many expense claims are submitted on average per year 7. Are employees able to compile, submit and approve expenses remotely? 8. Have there been investigations relating to expense compliance in your organisation in the last 24 months? If so, how many? 9. What is your current Approval Process for Expenses 10. How many miles are travelled monthly 11. Do you have an expense policy in place 12. What percentage of expenses are checked 13. How do staff book travel 14. Do you use a Travel Management Company to book travel 15. What was your annual spend on Expense and Travel for the fiscal year 2019/2020 or an equivalent annual period excluding 2020.

Summary of response

1. What finance system do you currently have in place? - Advanced Business Systems 2. What HR system do you use - iTrent HR/Payroll system 3. How many employees (full and part time) do you have? - 498 as at 31.12.2020 4. What processes or solutions

Date responded: 13 January 2021

Self-Isolation Support Payment

Date submitted: 15 December 2020

Summary of request

A) How many applications have been considered under the discretionary pot b) how many have been granted and c) how many have been rejected. If you have already run out of discretionary funding d) how long did the discretionary funding pot last. Please provide both a date when it ran out and the number of days from between when you had the funding and when it ran out (I appreciate that councils may have received funding at different times). If you haven't yet run out of discretionary funding e) how long do you anticipate it lasting. Finally, if you have already spent the discretionary funding, f) have you spent more from your own budget and if so g) by how much? If you haven't yet spent all your discretionary funding - and bearing in mind the Government has said that councils will not be able to recoup on discretionary overspend - h) have you or do you plan to allocate additional funding to support local residents?

Summary of response

How many applications have been considered under the discretionary pot? b) how many have been granted and c) how many have been rejected - Total – 122; Approved – 70; Rejected – 43; Awaiting decision - 9 If you have already run out of discretionary fun

Date responded: 11 January 2021

S.80 Notice for demolition of the warehouses and ancillary buildings on the former Ceramtec site, Sidmouth Road, Colyton

Date submitted: 9 December 2020

Summary of request

I wish to request details from you of the Section 80 building notice that Hughes and Salvidge made to you giving details of the intended demolition of the warehouses and ancillary buildings on the former Ceramtec site, Sidmouth Road, Colyton.

Summary of response

There is no S.80 notice for the intended demolition of the warehouses and ancillary buildings on the former Ceramtec site, Sidmouth Road, Colyton. There is only a S.80 notice for the demolition of the office buildings.

Date responded: 11 January 2021

Cost of food for the council staff

Date submitted: 8 December 2020

Summary of request

The total amount of money spent on food and sustenance for council staff during the year 2020 to date, 2019 and as many years for which records are available.

Summary of response

Catering Supplies Food = £47239.30. This is from 2014 to date.

Date responded: 6 January 2021

Empty council-owned properties

Date submitted: 8 December 2020

Summary of request

The total amount of empty council-owned properties during the year 2020 to date, 2019 and as many years for which records are available.

Summary of response

(1) 2019/20 Void analysis spreadsheet • There were 308 void properties (excluding mutual exchanges) • As at 31/03/2020 we had 64 void properties • Average length was 14 weeks. (2) 01/04/2020-18/12/2020 Void analysis spreadsheet • There were 221 void

Date responded: 6 January 2021

Complaints/liability claims

Date submitted: 8 December 2020

Summary of request

Q1. Thinking about the entirety of 2020, how many times did you receive a complaint or liability claim against your council? Please think about all claims from both businesses and the public. If figures are not available for 2020, please provide those for the nearest 12-month period Q2. Thinking about the past five years, how many times did you receive a complaint or liability claim against your council? Please think about all claims from both businesses and the public. Q3. What was the financial value paid out by your council to settle these claims during the entirety of 2020 and over the past five years? Please supply two figures. If figures are not available for 2020, please provide those for the nearest 12-month period Q4. Please provide the top five most common claims being filed against your council during 2020, or the relevant equivalent 12-month time period Q5. How much council time was spent dealing with liability claims and related legal proceedings in 2020? Again, if figures are not available for 2020, please provide those for the nearest 12-month period Q6. In an average 12-month period, what percentage of claims do you settle and to what value? E.g. X% at a value of £XXM. Q7. In an average 12-month period, how much did the council spend on legal fees defending these claims?

Summary of response

Q1. Thinking about the entirety of 2020, how many times did you receive a complaint or liability claim against your council? Please think about all claims from both businesses and the public. If figures are not available for 2020, please provide those for

Date responded: 8 January 2021

First class travel for council staff

Date submitted: 4 December 2020

Summary of request

1. The total amount spent on first class travel for local authority staff, including but not limited to first class train travel and first class airplane flights. 2. The total number of local authority staff who claimed for first class travel costs. Please can you provide all information for the financial year 2019-20, and where possible for the year 2020-21.

Summary of response

1. The total amount spent on first class travel for local authority staff, including but not limited to first class train travel and first class airplane flights. Nil - The council’s travel policy does not allow for first class travel. 2. The tot

Date responded: 9 December 2020

Union Facility Time

Date submitted: 4 December 2020

Summary of request

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of local authority staff who are trade union representatives. 2. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of trade union representatives who spend at least 50 per cent of their time on union duties. 3. The names of all trade unions represented in the local authority. 4. A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary). 5. A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the local authorities total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill). Please can you provide all information for the financial year 2019-20, and where possible for the year 2020-21.

Summary of response

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of local authority staff who are trade union representatives. 2019/20 = 11 employees (9.7 FTE’s) 2020/21 (as at 31.12.2020) = 11 employees (9.7FTE’s) 2. The total number (absolute number

Date responded: 21 December 2020

Industrial action

Date submitted: 4 December 2020

Summary of request

• The number of incidents of industrial action taken by employees of the Council, in days, during the year 2020 to date, 2019 and as many years for which records are available. • The number of man-hours lost to industrial action by employees of the Council during the year 2020 to date, 2019 and as many years for which records are available.

Summary of response

• The number of incidents of industrial action taken by employees of the Council, in days, during the year 2020 to date, 2019 and as many years for which records are available. Incidents in 2020 = NIL Incidents in 2019 = NIL We do not hold records of i

Date responded: 9 December 2020

Untitled

Date submitted: 2 December 2020

Summary of request

Inspectors: - How many Inspectors are currently employed to carry out inspections under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 at your local authority? - Of these, how many inspectors have received formal training for animal health and welfare and when did they receive this training? Improvement Notices: - How many s.10 Improvement Notices under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 were issued in your Council Area between 2015 to present? - Please list the different areas/animals in which the Improvement Notices were related e.g., farmed animals, zoo animals, domestic pets, etc. Please provide a number of Improvement Notices listed for each group. - Does a vet help a local authority Inspector complete a s.10 Improvement Notice on every occasion? If not, when would a vet help to complete an Improvement Notice? How many occasions in total did a vet help an Inspector complete an Improvement Notice? - How many s.10 Improvement Notices resulted in a positive change in the welfare of the animal(s) concerned, with no further action taken? - How many s.10 Improvement Notices were extended beyond the original specified time period? Of those that were extended, how long were they extended by? - How many prosecutions under s.4 and s.9 were commenced under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as a result of a failure to comply with a s.10 Improvement Notice? If possible, please also provide which area/group of animals the prosecutions related to. Improvement Notice Templates: - Does your Council Area have a template for Inspectors to use when issuing an s.10 Improvement Notice? - What guidance do you issue to Inspectors to ensure they are complying with the requirements set out in s.10 Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Summary of response

Inspectors: - How many Inspectors are currently employed to carry out inspections under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 at your local authority? - We have three officers who would carry out inspections under the Animal Welfare Act - Of these, how many inspec

Date responded: 9 December 2020

Untitled

Date submitted: 1 December 2020

Summary of request

1. Do you have a Customer portal or platform offering authenticated citizens direct access to Council services online? 2. Who did you procure your Customer portal from? a. If you developed it 'in-house' please can confirm that it is an 'in-house' development. 3. When did you deploy your customer portal on your Council Website? 4. What services can citizens access via your Customer portal? 5. Do all services provided on the platform offer an online form or a paper form or downloadable PDF form, can you give an example of a service still reliant on a paper or a downloadable PDF form 6. Can you confirm that all the services offered that do have an online form meet the international WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard? a. Can you provide either a copy or a link to your accessibility statement that explains to the citizen how accessible your services are? b. Where you use a third party to supply a service can you also include in your response a copy or a link of their accessibility statement? Please provide the information in the form of an email or PDF

Summary of response

1. Do you have a Customer portal or platform offering authenticated citizens direct access to Council services online? - Yes 2. Who did you procure your Customer portal from? - Firmstep Granicus a. If you developed it 'in-house' please can confirm tha

Date responded: 11 December 2020

Transactional services

Date submitted: 27 November 2020

Summary of request

1. Does the authority outsource transactional services to another authority or shared service function or external party? 1.a. If yes, what is the name of said authority or shared service function or external party 2. Which Finance system is used by the authority (Oracle, Agresso, Sage, EFinancial, SAP etc.)? 3. Please state the total number of Accounts Payable invoices processed by the authority in the last financial year (18/19) 4. Please state the total value of the Accounts Payable invoices processed by the authority in the last financial year (18/19) 5. Is 3rd party pre-payment software utilised by the authority to prevent invoice payment errors (e.g. duplicate invoices, overpayments, VAT input errors or credits on statements) from occurring? 6. Are the services of a 3rd party, or 3rd party software, utilised by the authority to identify historical invoice errors (duplicate invoices, overpayments, VAT input errors or credits on statements)? 7. Over the last 6 years, please state the name(s) of all external organisation(s) used to review Accounts Payable transactions as in questions (5) and (6) as above 7.a.i. Please state the period(s) reviewed by each 7.a.ii. Please state the value of the contracts awarded by the authority to the external organisation(s) in each case. 7.b. Please state the total value of moneys recovered/incorrect payments identified (as appropriate) by each provider in the period(s) reviewed. 8. Please provide a contact list for finance & procurement departments at the authority. 9. What internal controls does the authority have to prevent payment errors occurring (3 way matching, no PO no PAY, invoice scanning etc.)

Summary of response

1. Does the authority outsource transactional services to another authority or shared service function or external party? - No 1.a. If yes, what is the name of said authority or shared service function or external party - N/A 2. Which Finance syst

Date responded: 14 December 2020

Cost on video-conferencing apps

Date submitted: 27 November 2020

Summary of request

Please could you provide: - The amount spent by your council on video-conferencing apps such as Zoom since March 2020. - The amount spent on any other costs incurred by holding meetings virtually since March 2020. - The amount spent on hosting council meetings (including staff costs, hosting costs etc) in the calendar year 2019.

Summary of response

STRATA is wholly owned and by and manages EDDC, Teignbridge and Exeter City Councils IT services. - The amount spent by your council on video-conferencing apps such as Zoom since March 2020 – See below - The amount spent on any other costs incurred b

Date responded: 11 December 2020

Discretionary grants made to the East Devon Hunt

Date submitted: 26 November 2020

Summary of request

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the East Devon Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not an exclusive list just examples. 2/ Please provide any Small Business Relief payments made to the East Devon Hunt for the period 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2017.Itemised by year and amount. 3/ Please provide any payments made to the East Devon Hunt under ' Supporting Small Business Relief' for the period 1st April 2017 to the present day. 4/ Provide details by amount & year, of any rate reliefs provided to the East Devon Hunt.

Summary of response

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the East Devon Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Insurance policy for Art/History/Heritage/Museum collections

Date submitted: 26 November 2020

Summary of request

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Summary of response

#NAME?

Date responded: 16 December 2020

Current Property Management Solution

Date submitted: 26 November 2020

Summary of request

• If any, the name of the software solution(s) used to manage your corporate property/assets including facilities management (CAFM). • Who are the current supplier(s)? • What was the actual contract value(s) of each contract? • Start date & duration of the contract. • Is there an extension clause in the contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension? • Has a decision been made yet on whether the contract(s) are being either extended or renewed? • Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

Summary of response

• If any, the name of the software solution(s) used to manage your corporate property/assets including facilities management (CAFM). - Down to Earth - Open Housing - Uniform • Who are the current supplier(s)? - MCPC - Capita - Idox • What was the actual

Date responded: 11 December 2020

Small Business Relief payments made to the Cotley Hunt

Date submitted: 25 November 2020

Summary of request

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the Cotley Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not an exclusive list just examples. 2/ Please provide any Small Business Relief payments made to the Cotley Hunt for the period 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2017. Itemised by year and amount. 3/ Please provide any payments made to the Cotley Hunt under ' Supporting Small Business Relief' for the period 1st April 2017 to the present day. 4/ Provide details by amount & year, of any rate reliefs provided to the Cotley Hunt.

Summary of response

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the Cotley Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not an e

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Committee Management System

Date submitted: 25 November 2020

Summary of request

• The exact length of time your current Committee Management System has been in place for - please also confirm the start date. • The end contract date for your current Committee Management System. • The last date a tender/ market evaluation was undertaken/ published by the Council for a Committee Management System • The date which you intend to publish your tender as part of your fair and transparent procurement process, and how you intend to undertake your tender process ie GCloud • The value of the yearly annual support/license/ maintenance charge for your current Committee Management System as this does not appear to be clear on your website and available data.

Summary of response

• The exact length of time your current Committee Management System has been in place for - please also confirm the start date = 1st March 2019 • The end contract date for your current Committee Management System = 28th Feb 2022 • The last date a tender/

Date responded: 11 December 2020

Homeless referrals

Date submitted: 24 November 2020

Summary of request

Between 31 March and 31 October 2018, how many referrals did your council receive from organisations concerning someone they believed might be homeless or may be threatened with homelessness (defined as 'within the next 56 days' from time of application)? Could you please give me the description of, and figures for the three most common types of organisations (for example: prison and youth offender institutions, secure training centres/colleges, youth offending teams and probation services, Jobcentre plus, accident and emergency services provided in a hospital, urgent treatment centres, in-patient hospitals, social service authorities, Ministry of Defence for members of the regular armed forces) which referred someone they thought might be homeless or may be threatened with homelessness to you over this period? Could you please give me the description of, and figures for the three most common types of reasons, as stated in the referrals, why those referred found themselves in that position of homelessness or at risk of homelessness (for example: debt problems, problems with a landlord, being a victim of domestic abuse, or other forms of violence/threats or intimidation, approaching discharge from hospital/armed forces or release from custody with no accommodation available to them, having previously been in care/ the armed forces or in prison). How many applicants, who were referred to you from organisations which believed they might be homeless or threatened with homelessness, were found to be eligible for assistance? Could you please give me the description of, and figures for the three most allocated types of accommodation (for example: (but not limited to) hotel, B&B, hostel, self contained accommodation) these eligible applicants were subsequently offered in their personalised housing plan?

Summary of response

Between 31 March and 31 October 2018, how many referrals did your council receive from organisations concerning someone they believed might be homeless or may be threatened with homelessness (defined as 'within the next 56 days' from time of application)?

Date responded: 21 December 2020

Axe Vale Hunt discretionary grants

Date submitted: 23 November 2020

Summary of request

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the Axe Vale Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not an exclusive list just examples. 2/ Please provide any Small Business Relief payments made to the Axe Vale Hunt for the period 1st April 2006 to 31st March 2017. Itemised by year and amount. 3/ Please provide any payments made to the Axe Vale Hunt under ' Supporting Small Business Relief' for the period 1st April 2017 to the present day. 4/ Provide details by amount & year, of any rate reliefs provided to the Axe Vale Hunt

Summary of response

1/ Could you please provide the amount of any discretionary grants made to the Axe Vale Hunt since 1st Jan 2000 to the present day. Itemised by year and amount. Please confirm the reason for application such as CASC, charity, sporting club, this is not an

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Homeless deaths

Date submitted: 20 November 2020

Summary of request

Please can I request the number of deaths from 1st January 2020 – 20th November 2020 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council: • accommodation for homeless people, including hostels and supported accommodation for people identified as rough sleeping or with a history of rough sleeping • temporary accommodation commissioned by the local authority • supported accommodation for homeless young people Please can this include the cause of death or suspected cause of death, date of death, and the person’s age when they died.

Summary of response

Please can I request the number of deaths from 1st January 2020 – 20th November 2020 (inclusive) in each of the following accommodation types commissioned by your council: • accommodation for homeless people, including hostels and supported accommodatio

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Trees felled and planted

Date submitted: 19 November 2020

Summary of request

1. The total number of trees felled by East Devon council for the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (up to the most recent month of available data) • For each year of data, please state and break down: • The reason for the felling of said trees • The cost to the council of felling trees • The locations of trees felled • The species of trees felled and in what capacity • If trees felled were street trees or rural 2. The total number of trees planted by East Devon council for the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (up to the most recent month of available data) • For each year of data, please state and break down: • The cost to the council of planting trees • The locations of trees planted • The species of trees planted and in what capacity • If trees planted were street trees or rural 3. The total number of trees under East Devon council authority in the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (up to the most recent month of available data) • For each year of data, please state and break down: • The locations of trees • The species of trees • If trees were street trees or rural

Summary of response

1. The total number of trees felled by East Devon council for the years 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (up to the most recent month of available data) For each year of data, please state and break down: 2016 – no data 2017 – 2 trees 2018 – 28 trees

Date responded: 9 December 2020

Agency staff

Date submitted: 19 November 2020

Summary of request

• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12 months? • What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)? • Are you using a provider to manage your spend, if so, which provider? • If you are using a provider, when is your contract due to expire?

Summary of response

• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12 months? - Spend on agency staff for the period 1.11.2019 to 31.10.2020 = £281,301 • What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)

Date responded: 9 December 2020

44a certificates

Date submitted: 19 November 2020

Summary of request

• Details of any section 44a certificates currently in place in your business rates hereditament database effective 1.4.2017. • The certificate information should contain the following information, • Certificated Rateable Value • Date of Issue/Application • Hereditament Address • BA Reference number

Summary of response

• Details of any section 44a certificates currently in place in your business rates hereditament database effective 1.4.2017. • The certificate information should contain the following information, • Certificated Rateable Value • Date of Issue/Appl

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Non Domestic Rates Completion Notices

Date submitted: 19 November 2020

Summary of request

• A copy of all Non Domestic Rates Completion Notices served in the borough since 01/01/2020 or list of addresses showing the same information

Summary of response

There have not been any NDR Completion notices since 1st January 2020.

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Untitled

Date submitted: 18 November 2020

Summary of request

1. Which department or departments are responsible for overseeing legal affairs when your council is a party to a legal Hearing e.g. Legal Services, HR? Legal hearings such as those brought against the council – (high court, criminal proceedings), or more internal matters eg. Employment Tribunal i. Please can you provide the name and contact details of the people overseeing this department(s)? ii. Within this department(s), please, can you provide the details of staff who are responsible for day-to-day managing of the following legal areas; Commercial Litigation, Crime, Crime-Fraud, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation General. 2. Which department or departments are responsible for managing/supporting staff who are giving evidence at a legal hearing i.e. providing time off to attend court or providing support with training. i. Please can you provide the name and contact details of the people overseeing this department(s)?

Summary of response

1. Which department or departments are responsible for overseeing legal affairs when your council is a party to a legal Hearing e.g. Legal Services, HR? Legal hearings such as those brought against the council – (high court, criminal proceedings), or more

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Training by Common Purpose

Date submitted: 18 November 2020

Summary of request

1. The amount spent in each year on courses provided by Common Purpose? 2. The number of members of staff sent on such courses each year? 3. The names of any senior members of staff who attended the courses in those years?

Summary of response

The requested information is not held. 1. The amount spent in each year on courses provided by Common Purpose? – N/A 2. The number of members of staff sent on such courses each year? – N/A 3. The names of any senior members of staff who attended th

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Homelessness

Date submitted: 17 November 2020

Summary of request

I would like to request the number of residential properties within your council area (not limited to council or social housing) which have had no residents for the entirety (or most of) the following years: i) 2016/17 ii) 2017/18 iii) 2018/19 iv) 2019-20 v) 2020-21 Please specify if this is recorded by calendar or financial year? My preference would be for financial. If you are unable to provide data for the whole year then 4 snapshots at different dates throughout the year should help paint a picture of empty homes in the area. I would also like to request the number of people declared intentionally homeless within your council, relating to the following periods: i) 2016/17 ii) 2017/18 iii) 2018/19-to date I would also like to request the number of people declared unintentionally homeless within your council area, relating to the following periods: i) 2016/17 ii) 2017/18 iii) 2018/19-to date I would also like to request any other data used to measure the number of homeless people and/or rough sleepers within your council area, relating to the following periods: i) 2016/17 ii) 2017/18 iii) 2018/19-to date

Summary of response

I would like to request the number of residential properties within your council area (not limited to council or social housing) which have had no residents for the entirety (or most of) the following years: This information is not held. i) 2016/1

Date responded: 14 December 2020

Untitled

Date submitted: 17 November 2020

Summary of request

• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12 months? • What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)? • Are you using a provider to manage your spend, if so, which provider? • If you are using a provider, when is your contract due to expire?

Summary of response

• What have you spent on Temporary Staffing over the last 12 months? - Spend on agency staff for the period 1.11.2019 to 31.10.2020 = £281,301 • What model are you using to manage your temporary staffing spend (i.e. Master Vendor, Neutral Vendor, PSL)

Date responded: 2 December 2020

Untitled

Date submitted: 17 November 2020

Summary of request

We want to determine the risk of odour from the petrol station at Tesco, Salterton Road, Exmouth, EX8 2TS. It would be useful to know if any complaints relating to odour from the petrol station have been made to East Devon Council. If there have been any complaints, please can you provide the following information: • Date of complaint • Address, or postcode of complainant • Full details of the nature of the complaint (what was the odour, where did it come from, how long did it last, etc) • What the council did in response to the complaint.

Summary of response

The Council have not received complaints from residents about odour from the petrol station at Tesco, Salterton Road, Exmouth.

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Software for parking permits

Date submitted: 14 November 2020

Summary of request

Can you confirm that you use the company (listed below) for your software for parking permits The company that has created and maintains Si-Dem, the software historically responsible for managing permits, is Conduent Parking Enforcement Solutions Ltd. If not then which software/supplier you use for parking permits

Summary of response

Company: WSP Parking System Name – Taranto Which has been in place since the end of September 2019.

Date responded: 1 December 2020

NABs

Date submitted: 11 November 2020

Summary of request

- How many Public Health funerals were held in your council jurisdiction in the years 2018, 2019 and from January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020. - Of the total figure for the period January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020, how many listed COVID-19 on the death certificate as the underlying cause of death, or as a significant condition contributing to death but not the underlying cause. - For the Public Health funerals that took place in 2018, 2019 and the period January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020, what was the total cost to the council?

Summary of response

- How many Public Health funerals were held in your council jurisdiction in the years 2018, 2019 and from January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020. 2018 - 4 funerals in total (2 had no Next of Kin (NOK)) 2019 - 11 funerals in total (3 had no NOK) 2020 - 5

Date responded: 1 December 2020

MPs claiming Coronavirus grant payments

Date submitted: 10 November 2020

Summary of request

Could you please confirm whether any MPs/political parties have claimed any of the local authority Coronavirus grant payments, up to and including today, Nov 10.

Summary of response

None

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Scrap Metal Licences

Date submitted: 9 November 2020

Summary of request

• How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and collector) did you issue in 2013? • How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and collector) did you issue in 2016? • How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and collector) did you issue in 2019? In addition, under the same FOI, I would be grateful if you could tell me: • How much were your licences (mobile and collector) in each of these years? (2013/2016/2019)? • How many visits to scrap metal sites have your officers undertaken since 2013?

Summary of response

How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and collector) did you issue in 2013? - We have no data for 2013 How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and collector) did you issue in 2016? - 20 licenses How many scrap metal dealer licences (site and col

Date responded: 2 December 2020

Rough Sleepers

Date submitted: 6 November 2020

Summary of request

1. How many rough sleepers in your local authority area were accommodated in total between August-October 2020? 2. How many rough sleepers in your local authority area accommodated under the ‘’Everyone In’’ initiative in total between August-October 2020? 3. How many rough sleepers in your local authority area, who were accommodated under the ‘’Everyone In’’ scheme (March-July 2020) continued to be provided accommodation in the months August-October 2020? 4. How many of the rough sleepers accommodated at any time during this period (August- October) are considered to be No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)? 5. How many of the rough sleepers accommodated at any time during this period (August-October) are EU nationals? 6. Have any rough sleepers placed in accommodation during this time been supported through a reconnection service to another part of the UK or to return to country of origin as well as information on the age, gender, nationality and marital status of those who have subsequently accessed a reconnection service.

Summary of response

1. How many rough sleepers in your local authority area were accommodated in total between August-October 2020? - 13 2. How many rough sleepers in your local authority area accommodated under the ‘’Everyone In’’ initiative in total

Date responded: 9 November 2020

Complaints about not wearing face masks

Date submitted: 4 November 2020

Summary of request

* Please could I receive a record from 24 July to 24 October of all complaints made by members of the public related to breaches of the mandatory wearing of masks in shops/retail premises, including the date of the complaint and the premises name. * Please could I receive a record from 24 July to 24 October of all visits to stores by environmental health or trading standards team members related to complaints related to staff or customers not wearing masks, including the date of the visit and the premises name. * Please could I receive a copy of each letter or warning sent to stores related to complaints regarding the wearing of face coverings.

Summary of response

* Please could I receive a record from 24 July to 24 October of all complaints made by members of the public related to breaches of the mandatory wearing of masks in shops/retail premises, including the date of the complaint and the premises name - We

Date responded: 27 November 2020

Discretionary Housing Payment

Date submitted: 4 November 2020

Summary of request

1. The total Discretionary Housing Payment allocation for your authority for 2020/21 2. The equivalent figure for 2019/20 3. As at October 31 2020, the amount of this budget that has already been spent 4. For comparison, the amount of the 2019/20 budget which had been by October 31 2019 5. The number of applications for DHP received so far in 2020/21 6. The number of applications for DHP rejected so far in 2020/21 7. For comparison, equivalent numbers to (4) and (5) for the period April to October 2019

Summary of response

1. The total Discretionary Housing Payment allocation for your authority for 2020/21 - £279,520 2. The equivalent figure for 2019/20 - £177,988 3. As at October 31 2020, the amount of this budget that has already been spent - £137,048 4. For compariso

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Rope swings

Date submitted: 3 November 2020

Summary of request

1. Do you have a policy for the inspection of woodland for which you are the land owner or have responsibility for? 2. If your answer to the above is yes, what is the frequency of your inspections? 3. What is your policy as to the inspection for / removal of rope swings? 4. Do you use any warning signs regarding rope swings? If yes, please provide details of the warnings you give and you policy for the erection of such warning signs. 5. Please provide a link to your policy documents regarding inspection of woodland, inspection for / removal of rope swings and warning signs.

Summary of response

1. Do you have a policy for the inspection of woodland for which you are the land owner or have responsibility for? - We don’t have a set policy, but we undertake regular tree inspections as part of our tree management program. 2. If your answer to t

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Moving people

Date submitted: 3 November 2020

Summary of request

1. Number of people who have moved into the council region between June and September 2020. 2. Number of people who have left the council region between June and September 2020.

Summary of response

1. Number of people who have moved into the council region between June and September 2020 – we are not able to provide this information 2. Number of people who have left the council region between June and September 2020 – we are not able to provide this

Date responded: 25 November 2020

Mould and damp complaints

Date submitted: 3 November 2020

Summary of request

1. How many tenants (residents in homes for which you have responsibility for maintenance) did you have between Jan 2019 - Jan 2020? 2. How many complaints/enquiries did you receive relating to mould or damp from your tenants between Jan 2019 - Jan 2020? 3. How long on average did it take to resolve these enquiries/complaints? 4. What was the estimated total cost of responding to these requests between Jan 2019 - Jan 2020?

Summary of response

1. How many tenants (residents in homes for which you have responsibility for maintenance) did you have between Jan 2019 - Jan 2020? - EDDC has 4200 council properties 2. How many complaints/enquiries did you receive relating to mould or damp from your

Date responded: 1 December 2020

Playgrounds

Date submitted: 30 October 2020

Summary of request

I would like to know: 1) How many playgrounds the council is responsible for maintaining? 2) How many playgrounds have an outstanding repair needed? This includes equipment, surfaces, access. 3) How many of these repairs have been logged and unresolved for a month or longer? 4) How many playgrounds the council was responsible for maintaining three years ago?

Summary of response

1) How many playgrounds the council is responsible for maintaining? - 71 2) How many playgrounds have an outstanding repair needed? This includes equipment, surfaces, access - 15 3) How many of these repairs have been logged and unresolved for a month o

Date responded: 3 November 2020

Telecare services

Date submitted: 28 October 2020

Summary of request

• Which of the following do you provide (Telecare services, Assistive Tech, Tech enabled care, Telehealth)? • What elements of these do you provide? • Are these provided jointly? • Who Commissions/jointly commissions this service and in what financial percentages? • How much is spent on this? • How many assessment s are done for each service, each year and what are the typical wait times? • How many current registered users you have for each service? • Timescales for delivery? • Eligibility criteria? • What do you charge for these services? • Can you tell me about the purchasing of your kit, delivery of the kit, your responder service, monitoring service, collection of stock, refurbishment of stock? • Do you have a showcase facility for any of your services? • Do you have a link to traditional commissioning services?

Summary of response

• Which of the following do you provide (Telecare services, Assistive Tech, Tech enabled care, Telehealth)? - Telecare • What elements of these do you provide? - Installation of Telecare equipment and monitoring • Are these provided jointly? - Yes • W

Date responded: 3 November 2020

Craft workers

Date submitted: 27 October 2020

Summary of request

1. How many craft (construction trade operative) workers are currently employed by your council? 2. How many craft workers in your council are currently employed on the Red Book national agreement? • Red Book national agreement • Red Book terms and conditional with different pay rates • On a hybrid agreement with Green Book rates of pay • All on Green Book terms and conditions • Any other arrangements 3. Please provide details of rates of pay for craft workers and grades in your council? 4. Does your council engage any private construction contractors to deliver craft work? 5. If so which companies are engaged? What council contracts are they delivering? And when do these contract(s) expire?

Summary of response

1. How many craft (construction trade operative) workers are currently employed by your council? – The council does not employee craft workers and all council staff are employed under NJC Green Book Terms and Conditions or locally agreed conditions a

Date responded: 18 November 2020

Puppy breeders

Date submitted: 27 October 2020

Summary of request

Can I obtain an up-to-date list of licensed puppy breeders in the County including their name, address and licence number if possible.

Summary of response

19/00046/LBRED Ottery St Mary EX11 1PJ Dogs Start date: 26/06/2019 End date: 25/06/2021 3 STAR

Date responded: 18 November 2020

Cloud data breaches

Date submitted: 26 October 2020

Summary of request

• How many cloud data breaches have occurred within your organisation in 2019 and 2020? • How many cyberattacks have occurred within your organisation in 2019 and 2020? • How many ransomware attacks have occurred within your organisation in 2019 and 2020? • How many data loss incidents have occurred as a result of lost or stolen devices storing your organisation’s data (such as USB flash drives, Hard Drives, Solid State Drives, mobile phones or laptops) within your organisation in 2019 and 2020?

Summary of response

• How many cloud data breaches have occurred within your organisation in 2019 and 2020? - Zero • How many cyberattacks have occurred within your organisation in 2019 and 2020? - Zero • How many ransomware attacks have occurred within your organisation i

Date responded: 2 November 2020

FOI and complaints

Date submitted: 24 October 2020

Summary of request

1. How many complaints you have received regarding councillors in Honiton Town Council in the past two years 2. Which councillors were complained of 3. How many complaints regarding the mayor 4. What was the general reason for the complaints 5. How many complaints were upheld 6. How many complaints were not upheld 7. How many complaints that have been made and not dealt with 8. How many FOI requests the council has received that it has responded to and has not 9. General length of time it takes to deal with complaints 10. General length of time it takes to deal with FOI requests

Summary of response

1. How many complaints you have received regarding councillors in Honiton Town Council in the past two years - 13 2. Which councillors were complained of - This Information is exempt under sections 40 & 41 of the FOI Act 2000. The identity of Councillo

Date responded: 23 November 2020

Complaints about christmas lights

Date submitted: 22 October 2020

Summary of request

I'm looking into nuisance complaints data, specifically focussing on complaints around Christmas lights being too bright, distracting or offensive. With that in mind, would you be able to supply the following data in excel format? Number of complaints in your local authority specifically relating to Christmas lights or decorations for the period from 15th of November to 15th of January for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Summary of response

Number of complaints in your local authority specifically relating to Christmas lights or decorations for the period from 15th of November to 15th of January for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - None

Date responded: 3 November 2020

Ill-health retirement

Date submitted: 21 October 2020

Summary of request

In the last 10 years, how many staff members have received ill health retirement?

Summary of response

Total ill health retirements in last 10 years to 31.3.2020 = 9

Date responded: 28 October 2020

Welfare systems

Date submitted: 21 October 2020

Summary of request

1. Does any stage of decision making across benefits and welfare (defined as including but not limited to allocation of social housing, personal social care budgets, council tax support and the assessment of fraud within) presently involve automation, AI or algorithms at your council? a. For clarity, automation may include (non-exhaustively), predictive analytics (ie to assess rent arrears or child welfare risks), risk assessment of claims (commonly known as risk based verification), the use of computer programs or algorithms to guide resource allocation, the use of datasets to guide how benefits are processed and disbursed. 2. If Yes, please provide details: a. Of the algorithms or automated decision-making programs you use; b. If you use a commercial product or whether you have developed your own system; c. Of the purpose for which the algorithm or automated decision-making system operates; d. Of the decisions the algorithm or automated decision-making system is asked to make; e. Of the type, classification and amount of data that the algorithm or automated decision-making system uses to make its decision; f. If a commercial product, how much has it cost the council over the past three years. 3. If no, has your council stopped using this kind of automation in the last three years and what automation/algorithms were previously used? 4. Does your council use Amazon Rekognition software, and if yes, what for?

Summary of response

1. Does any stage of decision making across benefits and welfare (defined as including but not limited to allocation of social housing, personal social care budgets, council tax support and the assessment of fraud within) presently involve automation, AI

Date responded: 3 November 2020

PCNs issued where the appellant was a police force

Date submitted: 19 October 2020

Summary of request

A) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for parking PCNs issued in the council's off-street car parks, where the appellant was a police force, and the council won the appeal

Summary of response

A) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for parking PCNs issued in the council's off-street car parks, where the appellant was a police force, and the council won the appeal - None

Date responded: 26 October 2020

Professional S

Date submitted: 19 October 2020

Summary of request

• What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12 months? • What did the authority spend on professional Services Between April 2019 and March 2020? • Between April 2019 and March 2020, which categories had the highest level of spend throughout that period? • Has the authority planned any large construction-based projects over the next two years? • If you have got construction projects planned, please could you provide project details, budget and timeframes? • What is the Councils current process to engage with professional service providers? Please could you provide details of the process and name third parties if they are being used.

Summary of response

• What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12 months? – We will be bringing a report on this spend to a Scrutiny Committee meeting on the 10th December 2020. As this information is due to be published in the future it is exempt under Sec

Date responded: 26 October 2020

Windows 10

Date submitted: 16 October 2020

Summary of request

1. Who is responsible for your Windows 10 environment? Name/Role and contact details if available. 2. How many end users do you have across the organisation? 3. How many Windows end point devices do you have? 4. Roughly what % are running on Windows 7? 5. Do you still use Java, Flash or Internet Explore based applications? 6. Are you Cyber Essentials Plus accredited? 7. Do you have any devices that require Windows 7 connectivity such as SMB1? 8. Who is responsible for IT Security? Name / Role and contact details if available.

Summary of response

1. Who is responsible for your Windows 10 environment? Name/Role and contact details if available. - Adrian Smith, Head of Infrastructure & Support, Adrian.smith@strata.solutions. All sales enquiries must be submitted via our website https://strata.s

Date responded: 3 November 2020

ICT - SECURITY / CYBERSECURITY

Date submitted: 15 October 2020

Summary of request

What SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution is used by your organisation? When does your SEIM platform license subscription/contract come up for renewal? If the SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution was purchased via third party please disclose the contracting party’s details? Do you outsource your security management to a third party (managed security service provider)? If so can you disclose the name of the managed security service provider. When does the current service contract from the current SIEM provider end? When does the current service contract from the current managed security service provider end? Can you provide the email address of the individual that is responsible for your IT Security? ICO - breaches: How many cyber security breaches has your organisation had over the past 2 yrs?

Summary of response

What SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution is used by your organisation? - Logpoint When does your SEIM platform license subscription/contract come up for renewal? - Jan 2022 If the SEIM (Security Event and Incident Management) solution

Date responded: 2 November 2020

Emergency homeless shelter/service for LGBT people

Date submitted: 15 October 2020

Summary of request

1. A) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their sexuality as part of monitoring? 1. B) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their gender identity as part of monitoring? 2. A) Does your council require ‘proof’ to show that people have been asked to leave home by their family members? 2. B) Would you contact the family members of LGBT people who have been asked to leave their homes, for further proof? 3. Have your housing officers received specialist LGBT homelessness training? 4. Does your council offer an emergency homeless shelter/service for LGBT people? 4. How much money did your council spend on LGBT related merchandise for Pride events, or LGBT diversity celebrations, in the financial year 2019-2020 (e.g. Rainbow flags for Pride 2019)?

Summary of response

1. A) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their sexuality as part of monitoring? - Yes 1. B) Does your council routinely ask your homeless service users about their gender identity as part of monitoring? - Yes 2. A) Does

Date responded: 9 November 2020

Smoke Control areas

Date submitted: 14 October 2020

Summary of request

1) Total number of smoke control areas currently controlled by the council. 2) Date when these smoke control areas were introduced. 3) Total number of complaints received about residential chimney smoke since the introduction of smoke control areas. 4) Total number of warnings issued due to breaches to smoke control area rules since their introduction. 5) Total number of fines issued as a result of smoke control area breaches since the introduction of smoke control areas.

Summary of response

The requested information is not held. EDDC has never had a smoke control area.

Date responded: 26 October 2020

Baileys partnership dispute with Honiton Town Council

Date submitted: 12 October 2020

Summary of request

Please can I make an application under the Freedom of Information Act that you provide all letters relating to the Baileys partnership dispute with Honiton Town Council including the legal advice provided throughout. As the council has resolved to end the action, legal privilege does not apply. This request is to both Honiton Town Council AND EDDC.

Summary of response

The requested information is not held. EDDC had no involvement in the building project and later dispute. This was a project that was wholly within the remit of Honiton Town Council, who are an individual sovereign and legal body therefore East Devon Dis

Date responded: 26 October 2020

Illegally imported pets

Date submitted: 12 October 2020

Summary of request

1. Please state how many dogs and cats have been investigated by your councils under suspicion of being brought to the UK illegally over the following timeframes: 2. Please state how many of these pets were found to have been illegally imported into the UK: 3. Please state how many of the pets taken by your council for being illegally imported were returned to owners once quarantine and veterinary payments were met: 4. Please state how many pets have had to be euthanised having been illegally brought to the UK over the following timeframes: 5. Please list the three most common breeds of dog that you have had to seize as a result of having been illegally imported into the UK (NB. if data is not available anecdotal evidence will be helpful)

Summary of response

The requested information is not held. You will need to refer your request to Trading Standards as they cover animal health.

Date responded: 26 October 2020

CRM

Date submitted: 11 October 2020

Summary of request

Do you use a CRM in your Council? Please confirm what platform or product is used? Please provide me with a copy of any review reports or audits you have undertaken in relation to your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. If you do not have a CRM, please send me any review reports or audit reports undertaken on whatever system you use to record, track and monitor queries from members of the public. Please provide me with copies of the annual report on complaints trends and responses from 2018 to date or a url which points me to these reports.

Summary of response

Do you use a CRM in your Council? - Yes Please confirm what platform or product is used? - Firmstep Please provide me with a copy of any review reports or audits you have undertaken in relation to your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system -

Date responded: 26 October 2020

Licensed Private Hire operators

Date submitted: 7 October 2020

Summary of request

The current number of licensed Private Hire operators within your licensing authority and their business contact details please. 2) The current number of Licensed Taxi (Hackney Carriage) operators within your licensing authority and their business contact details please. 3) The current number of Licensed Private Hire Drivers within your licensing authority please. 4) The current number of Licensed (Hackney Carriage) Taxi Drivers within your licensing authority please. 5) The current number of licensed Private Hire Vehicles, their age,(year of manufacture) make and model please. 6) The current number of Taxis (Hackney Carriages), their age (year of manufacture), make and model please.

Summary of response

Information available as of 28th October regarding numbers that are licensed and with the make and model of vehicles available via our public register: http://licensing.eastdevon.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/1/Vehicle/Search/34?page=1&Column=LIC_NUMBER&Direc

Date responded: 29 October 2020

Limit of Indemnity on the Council's Land Charges claims

Date submitted: 6 October 2020

Summary of request

1. What is the Limit of Indemnity on the Council's Land Charges claims? 2. How many claims have been lodged in the last five years, in relation to local authority searches? 3. How many of those claims were successful?

Summary of response

1. What is the Limit of Indemnity on the Council's Land Charges claims? - Limit of indemnity is £5 million 2. How many claims have been lodged in the last five years, in relation to local authority searches? - One 3. How many of those claims were succes

Date responded: 26 October 2020