Freedom of Information Requests Received 2014

FOI Requests Received During 2014:

RefRequestOur Response (s)
09 14Council Staff PaymentsReply to 09 14
10 14Smart Phones/Mobile Phones/Tablets and Laptops issued to Council StaffReply to 10 14
12 14Software for Filtering/Blocking/Monitoring access to the InternetReply to 12 14
15 14Numbers of Staff Employed by the Council and Number of Redundancies and Sickness during 2013 Reply to 15 14
16 14Pruning and Felling of Trees and Disposal of TimberReply to 16 14
18 14Payment KiosksReply to 18 14
19 14Taxi LicensingReply to 19 14
20 14Disposal of Dead Animals found by Council WorkersReply to 20 14
21 14Internet use and misuse

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22 14Public Health FuneralsReply to 22 14
23 14Details of Councils Chief Executives Since 1980Reply to 23 14
24 14Police Community Support OfficerReply to 24 14
26 14Council Insurance PoliciesReply to 26 14
27 14Public Health FuneralsReply to 27 14
28 14Interception of Communications Commissioners Inspection Reports for 2011 and 2012Reply to 28 14
29 14Deceased persons with no Next-of-KinReply to 29 14
30 14Damage caused by Refuse WagonsReply to 30 14
31 14Postal VotingReply to 31 14
33 14Mobile PhonesReply to 33 14
34 14Park Homes

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35 14Importation of Dried Dates from IsraelReply to 35 14
36 14Printer CartridgesReply to 36 14
37 14Burial of Fetal RemainsReply to 37 14
38 14Datasets published by the CouncilReply to 38 14
39 14Accomodation for Union ActivitiesReply to 39 14
42 14Impact of Cuts to the Council Tax Benefits SystemReply to 42 14
44 14Removal of the Spare Room SubsidyReply to 44 14
46 14Telephony, Broadband and WAN Contract InformationReply to 46 14
47 14Spare Room SubsidyReply to 47 14
48 14Crisis Loan SchemeReply to 48 14
49 14Amount of Debt owed to the Council by ResidentsReply to 49 14
56 14Council Tax CollectionReply to 56 14
59 14Use of Defibrillators in the Council

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60 14HomelessnessReply to 60 14
68 14Council Tax Exemption for Serving SoldiersReply to 68 14
69 14Electric Car Charging PointsReply to 69 14
73 14Rateable Values of Commercial WarehousesReply to 73 14
79 14Costs Charged by the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14Reply to 79 14
81 14Bel-Air Chalet Estate, St OsythReply to 81 14
82 14Local Council Tax SupportReply to 82 14
84 14Costs incurred on Museums, Galleries, Theatres and Public EntertainmentReply to 84 14
86 14Affect of the Bedroom TaxReply to 86 14
88 14Performance BondsReply to 88 14
90 14Rateable Values of Empty Commercial PropertiesReply to 90 14
92 14Businesses becoming Liable for Business Rates between 1-15 February 2014

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95 14Subsides for Local Bus ServicesReply to 95 14
104 14RecyclingReply to 104 14
105 14Disused and Empty Properties owned by the Council

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106 14Outsourcing of Council Services

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107 14Councillors Owing Council Tax

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108 14Appeals against the Bedroom TaxReply to 108 14
110 14Public Health FuneralsReply to 110 14
111 14Cost of Purchasing Paper and Paper ProductsReply to 111 14
113 14Does the Council own any Housing Stock Outside of it's areaReply to 113 14
114 14Compulsory Purchase OrdersReply to 114 14
116 14Cloud Based ServicesReply to 116 14
117 14PC's and Operating SystemsReply to 117 14
118 14Eprocurement / Etendering SolutionsReply to 118 14
119 14Living WageReply to 119 14
121 14Right to Buy SalesReply to 121 14
122 14Waste ManagementReply to 122 14
123 14New Homes BonusReply to 123 14
124 14Budgets for Domestic Violence Services/Community Centres/Street Lighting and Leisure and Culture ServicesReply to 124 14
125 14Public Health FuneralsReply to 125 14
126 14Homeswap Direct Mutual Exchange SchemeReply to 126 14
132 14Swimming Pools in the DistrictReply to 132 14
133 14The Councils Corporate Window Cleaning ContractReply to 133 14
135 14Investment in Leisure Services

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136 14Littering OffencesReply to 136 14
139 14Direct Debit Payments for Rent and Service ChargedReply to 139 14
144 14Single HomelessnessReply to 144 14
146 14Households Relocated to the District from London CountiesReply to 146 14
147 14Laptops used by Council StaffReply to 147 14
148 14How many Council Tax Bills are issued in the Tendring DistrictReply to 148 14
149 14Landfill SitesReply to 149 14
151 14Subsides for Local Bus ServicesReply to 151 14
153 14Construction ProjectsReply to 153 14
156 14Persons Dying with no Next-of-KinReply to 156 14
157 14Mobile TelephonesReply to 157 14
159 14Closed Council Tax Accounts with a Credit BalanceReply to 159 14
163 14Cost of Public Health Funerals

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164 14Discretionary Housing PaymentsReply to 164 14
165 14Cost of Securing Vacant Housing/Commercial PropertiesReply to 165 14
166 14Local Housing AllowanceReply to 166 14
167 14Under Occupancy of Social Housing Reply to 167 14
168 14Telecare and Telehealth ServicesReply to 168 14
171 14Disabled Facilities GrantReply to 171 14
172 14Inspections of Houses in Multiple OccupationReply to 172 14
176 14Housing Allocation SchemeReply to 176 14
178 14Spare Room Subsidy RevenueReply to 178 14
180 14Telecommunications ContractsReply to 180 14
182 14Staff Sickness for Depression/Anxiety/StressReply to 182 14
189 14Servicing of Automatic Doors at Council PropertiesReply to 189 14
192 14Costs and Number of Visitors to the Councils WebsiteReply to 192 14
196 14The Naze Public Open SpaceReply to 196 14
201 14Social Media Policy/Guidelines

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215 14Discretionary Housing Payments BudgetReply to 215 14
223 14Staff Sickness

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226 14Amount of people in receipt of Housing BenefitReply to 226 14
233 14Long Term Empty PropertiesReply to 233 14
235 14Council Tax Reductions/Exemptions for Flood VictimsReply to 235 14
244 14Fixed Penalty Notices for Recycling OffencesReply to 244 14
245 14Wheelchair Accessible HousingReply to 245 14
248 14Allotment Sites in the DistrictReply to 248 14
250 14Air Show InsuranceReply to 250 14
254 14Discretionary Relief

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256 14Maintenance of Public Parks and Public BeachesReply to 256 14
259 14Procurement of Goods and Services in 2013/2014Reply to 259 14
260 14Persons Dying with no Known Next-of-KinReply to 260 14
265 14Council Tax Support SchemeReply to 265 14
266 14Rent ArrearsReply to 266 14
271 14Taxi's and Private Hire Vehicles Operating in the DistrictReply to 271 14
272 14Empty Homes RegisterReply to 272 14
274 14Efficiency and Procurement Improvement ProgrammesReply to 274 14
276 14Members AllowancesReply to 276 14
277 14Penalty Charge Notices IssuedReply to 277 14
279 14Gas and Electricity ProvidersReply to 279 14
280 14Computers and SoftwareReply to 280 14
281 14Businesses where no relief has been granted

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282 14Vehicle Parts Procurement and Stores ManagementReply to 282 14
283 14Costs of I.T Systems and StorageReply to 283 14
285 14Right to Buy SchemeReply to 285 14
287 14Enforcement of LitteringReply to 287 14
289 14Automatic Wash/Dry Toilets Provided through Disabled Facilities GrantReply to 289 14
291 14Council InvestmentsReply to 291 14
292 14Food BanksReply to 292 14
294 14Switching-off of Street LightsReply to 294 14
302 14Recycling RatesReply to 302 14
304 14Fines for non-recyclingReply to 304 14
305 14Telecom and Network Connectivity ContractsReply to 305 14
309 14Refuse Collectors Injured at workReply to 309 14
314 14Supporting People BudgetReply to 314 14
317 14NNDR Accounts with no relief

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319 14Assaults on Refuse Collection StaffReply to 319 14
320 14Accrued NNDR Credit Balances

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323 14Overpayments at Council Car Parking MachinesReply to 323 14
324 14Number of Outdoor Football Pitches available to rent and cost

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325 14Wheelchair Accessible Homes let to Non-Wheelchair UsersReply to 325 14
326 14Solutions for I.T. SecurityReply to 326 14
328 14Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit Claims made by Self-Employed peopleReply to 328 14
330 14Companies that have become responsible for NNDR since 10 May 2014

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333 14Relationships in the workplaceReply to 333 14
340 14Landlords Prosecuted for Breaches of Regulations for Houses in Multiple OccupationReply to 340 14
344 14Staff Employed to Process Penalty Charge NoticesReply to 344 14
345 14Pig Farm at Mill Lane, WeeleyReply to 345 14
346 14Right to Buy and Council Housing

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348 14Processing of Council Tax and Sundry DebtsReply to 348 14
350 14Limited Companies and PLC's that have become responsible for NNDR between 1st - 15th June 2014Reply to 350 14
351 14Local Authority Transfers for Housing StockReply to 251 14
353 14Freedom of Information Requests received by the CouncilReply to 353 14
354 14Breaches of the Data Protection ActReply to 354 14
355 14Finance and Procurement Management SystemsReply to 355 14
357 14Payment Time to SuppliersReply to 357 14
362 14Water Consumption by the Council

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366 14Details of Cesspits and Septic Tanks in the areaReply to 366 14
369 14Councils use of CCTV CamerasReply to 369 14
371 14iPads/Laptops and Computers owned by the Council that have been lost or stolenReply 371 14
374 14Vehicles used by the Council and Mileage Rates paid to staffReply to 374 14
375 14Disabled Facilities Grants

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376 14Noise Complaints

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378 14Parking Tickets issued to Foreign DriversReply to 378 14
379 14Persons Dying with no Known Next-of-Kin Since February 2014Reply to 379 14
380 14Taxi Driver Licences issued to Individuals with Criminal Convictions in the past 7 yearsReply to 380 14
381 14Cost of Street Lighting between 12a.m. and 5a.m. in the Harwich/Dovercourt areaReply to 381 14
382 14Property Owned by the Council that is vacant or not currently in use

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383 14Details of the Council's I.T Systems and EquipmentReply to 383 14
384 14Housing Benefit Paid to Letting Agencies

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388 14Empty Homes ReviewReply to 388 14
390 14Complaints about Breaches of Multiple Occupancy LicencesReply to 390 14
395 14Loans to Property DevelopersReply to 395 14
396 14Derelict and Abandoned BuildingsReply to 396 14
397 14Details of the Councils Printers and ScannersReply to 397 14
406 14Recyclable MaterialReply to 406 14
409 14Food TestingReply to 409 14
410 14NNDR Accounts in Credit

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412 14Tree Inspection Reports for Trees at Hopkins Lane, HarwichReply to 412 14
415 14Pig Farm at WeeleyReply to 415 14
416 14Incident Recording/Investigation Management SolutionsReply to 416 14
418 14Insurance Contracts

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422 14Heritage AssetsReply to 422 14
423 14Street Sweeping EquipmentReply to 423 14
425 14ICT Department and Top 20 Suppliers of ICT ServicesReply to 425 14
427 14Financial Software used by the CouncilReply to 427 14
430 14Funding for Teenage Pregnancy PreventionReply to 430 14
433 14Private Groundwater Abstractions at Old Road, Clacton-on-SeaReply to 433 14
442 14Dog Breeding EstablishmentsReply to 442 14
445 14Coast Protection ContractReply to 445 14
450 14Details of the Revenues and Benefits Department

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453 14Illegal Sub-Letting of Social HousingReply to 453 14
454 14Circuses on Council Owned LandReply to 454 14
456 14Non-Payment of Council TaxReply to 456 14
461 14Right to Buy SchemeReply to 461 14
463 14

Number of Downloads of Social Media on Council Owned Mobiles and Tablets

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464 14Council I.T ServicesReply to 464 14
473 14Contracts put out to Tender during 2010 and 2013Reply to 473 14
475 14Accounting JournalsReply to 475 14
476 14Delivery of Services for the CouncilReply to 476 14
482 14Labelling of pre-packed and loose foodsReply to 482 14
488 14Social Rented Housing and Affordable HousingReply to 488 14
489 14Amount of money spent on I.T Services during 2012/13 and 2013/14

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494 14Waste RecyclingReply to 494 14
499 14Body-Worn Video CamerasReply to 499 14
501 14Powers involved under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers ActReply to 501 14
504 14Monies paid by Auditors

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505 14Homelessness amongst Young PeopleReply to 505 14
506 14Councillors issued with Reminders for late payment of Council TaxReply to 506 14
507 14Data Security Breaches

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508 14Details of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver Licences

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510 14Small Business Rates Relief

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515 14Abandoned VehiclesReply to 515 14
518 14Rural Rate ReliefReply to 518 14
526 14Persons Dying with no Known Next-of-KinReply to 526 14
529 14Sea Defence Project - Holland-on-SeaReply to 529 14
531 14Air Conditioning Assessment CertificatesReply to 531 14
534 14Housing Allocations and Domestic ViolenceReply to 534 14
536 14Month End Collection Figures for Council Tax and Business Rates Since April 2014Reply to 536 14
547 14Injuries on Council Properties

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549 14Local Council Tax SchemeReply to 549 14
550 14Food Hygiene and SafetyReply to 550 14
555 14Parking ChargesReply to 555 14
562 14Spending on Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping ServicesReply to 562 14
571 14Licences to Keep SpidersReply to 571 14
577 14Pet Boarding EstablishmentsReply to 577 14
581 14Pauper Burials

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582 14IT Support ContractsReply to 582 14
585 14Spend on Consultants/Agency Staff and Street CleaningReply to 585 14
588 14Disposal of IT EquipmentReply to 588 14
596 14Persons Dying with no Known Next-of-KinReply to 596 14
599 14Asset Management SoftwareReply to 599 14
554
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Business Rate Accounts that have Credit BalancesReply to 554 14
563
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Leisure Centre BudgetsReply to 563 14
572
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Unclaimed Credit Balances on NNDR AccountsReply to 572 14
573
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Environmental Health Officers Employed in Private Sector Rented Housing SectionReply to 573 14
576
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Right to BuyReply to 576 14
592
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Details of Persons Placed in B&B Accommodation by the CouncilReply to 592 14
622
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Translation ServicesReply to 622 14
606
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Stress in the WorkplaceReply to 606 14
614
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Council Officers SuspendedReply to 614 14
620
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Century Cinema, Clacton on SeaReply to 620 14
624
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Non-Disclosure OrdersReply to 624 14
629
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Staffing and Salary DataReply to 629 14
578
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Stray DogsReply to 578 14
611
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Fleet ManagementReply to 611 14
612
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Public Conveniences in the DistrictReply to 612 14
615
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Contracts for Grounds Maintenance/Landscaping, Street Scene and Street CleansingReply to 615 14
636
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Licences Issued Under the Dangerous Live Animals Act 1976Reply to 636 14
595
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Complaints Relating to Waldegrave WayReply to 595 14
597
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NNDR Billing Information

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Budgets for Sports and Fitness FacilitiesReply to 598 14
607
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Local Authority Commissioned Refuse PlacesReply to 607 14
616
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Closed Council Tax Accounts with Credit Balances

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Council Tax ArrearsReply to 619 14
625
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Benefit Fraud InvestigationsReply to 625 14
630
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Council Tax Arrears on Households with/without ChildrenReply to 630 14
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Sanctuary Schemes - Households at Risk of Domestic ViolenceReply to 653 14
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