Community Protection Notices

Request:

“Please may I be provided with the following information:

1)      The number of Community Protection Notice (CPN) Warnings issued by the local authority for the following time periods: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015; 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016; 1 October 2016 to the most recent statistics for September 2017;

2)      The number of Community Protection Notices (CPNs) issued by the local authority for the time periods: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015; 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016; 1 October 2016 to the most recent statistics for September 2017;

3)      Brief details of the circumstances/reasons on why each of the CPNs and CPN warnings were issued;

4)      The number of fixed penalty notices issued for breach of a CPN for the following time periods: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015; 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016; 1 October 2016 to September 2017 or the most recent statistics available;

5)      The initial ‘fine’ amount of a fixed penalty notice issued for breach of a CPN.

If you are unable to provide details behind each individual CPN Warning and CPN due to exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act, please place the circumstances of each CPN Warning and CPN issued under broad categories such as ‘allowing dog to escape/severely overgrown garden/fly tipping in garden,’ alongside the number issued for that offence.

If it is not possible to provide all the information requested due to the request exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please answer as many of the questions as is possible within the time limits, or advise me as to how this request can be broken down to comply.

If you hold no record of CPNs or CPN warnings being issued in your local authority area, or if none have been issued, please respond to this FOI request accordingly.”

 

Response:

Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for issuing Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and therefore does not hold the information requested. The issuing of CPNs is a function of District and Unitary councils in Devon. Please contact them directly using the information on the links provided to obtain this information.