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Travellers

Requested on
Mon 19th March, 2012
Reference
FOI 1816
Resolution
Information provided

Question

I am writing to you with a Freedom of Information Act Request in relation to the use of enforcement services within your local authority area.

Please would you confirm:

Please confirm whether there is a guidance document used by the local authority to move on travellers from unauthorised encampments.
Please supply a copy of this agreement or indicate where it can be viewed on the local authority's website.
Please confirm if such services are purchased via a tender or approved supplier's list.
Please confirm the cost to the council of moving travellers on in the last 2 years.
Please confirm the names of the current contractors used for the service mentioned in 1) above.
What is the name of the person responsible for this area of business? Please provide their direct email address and direct phone number.

Answer

1 Please confirm whether there is a guidance document used by the local authority to move on travellers from unauthorised encampments.
 YES
2 Please supply a copy of this agreement or indicate where it can be viewed on the local authority's website.
 http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/community/gypsies_and_travellers-2/code_practice_travellers.htm
3 Please confirm if such services are purchased via a tender or approved supplier's list.
 Service is provided by Agency Agreement for all Local Authorities in Leicestershire
 http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/community/gypsies_and_travellers-2/multi_agency_travellers_unit.htm
4 Please confirm the cost to the council of moving travellers on in the last 2 years.
 £8445
5 Please confirm the names of the current contractors used for the service mentioned in 1) above.
 Multi Agency Travellers Unit, Leicestershire County Council
6 What is the name of the person responsible for this area of business? Please provide their direct email address and direct phone number.
 Mr Mat Bagley - Multi Agency Travellers Unit, Beaumont Lodge, Astil Lodge Road, Leicester LE4 1EF, Tel: 0116 3058156
Email MultiAgencyTravellersUnit@leics.gov.uk

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