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Enviromental Health Info

Requested on
Tue 29th May, 2012
Reference
FOI 2089
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Environmental Health Services
1) Please tell us what budget your authority allocated for Environmental Health service per head of local population (oe net cost per head of local population) for each of the following financial years:
a) 2009 /10 b)2010/11 c) 2011/12

2) Please tell us the number of posts (headcount) which have been deleted in your authority’s Environmental Health service in the following years
a) 2009 /10 b)2010/11 c) 2011/12

3) Please tell us the number of Trainee/ Student Envirnmental Health Officer posts (headcount) which have been deleted in your authority’s Trading Standards service in
a) 2009 /10 b)2010/11 c) 2011/12

4) Please provide details of any changes in the operation of environmental health out-of-hours services (including telephone help-lines) made over the past three years, using 2009/10 as a baseline
a) 2009 /10 b)2010/11 c) 2011/12

5) Please provide details of any changes in the charges payable for environmental health pest control services made over the past three years, using 2009/10 as a baseline
a) 2009 /10 b)2010/11 c) 2011/12

6) Please provide figures for the following activities for each of the financial years identified by filling in the boxes below:

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
Number of enquires and complaints requiring a response
Number of notices issued
Number enforcement visits
Number of programmed inspections
Number of food safety premises inspections
Number of incidents of fly tipping reported
Number of nose complaints received
Number of prosecutions commenced
Total revenue earned from fees and charges levied by the Environmental Health service

Answer

1) Please tell us what budget your authority allocated for Environmental Health service per head of local population (oe net cost per head of local population) for each of the following financial years:-

(we have included Private Sector Housing Standards budget - although that service is under Housing Services and not Environmental Health it is often commonly considered an Env Health service.)

a) 2009 /10 £7.29            b)2010/11   £7.07           c) 2011/12  £6.85

2) Please tell us the number of posts (headcount) which have been deleted in your authority’s Environmental Health service in the following years

a) 2009 /10 None            b)2010/11 None           c) 2011/12 One – admin post

3) Please tell us the number of Trainee/ Student Environmental Health Officer posts (headcount) which have been deleted in your authority’s Trading Standards service

Charnwood Borough Council do not have a Trading Standards Service.

There are no trainee posts in our Environmental Health service

4) Please provide details of any changes in the operation of environmental health out-of-hours services (including telephone help-lines) made over the past three years, using 2009/10 as a baseline -

a) 2009 /10            b)2010/11 none              c) 2011/12 none

5) Please provide details of any changes in the charges payable for environmental health pest control services made over the past three years, using 2009/10 as a baseline

See table below:

Service
 2009/10 charges
 2010/11 Charges
 2011/12 Charges
 
Domestic Rodent Treatment
 No Charge
 No Charge
 No Charge
 
Business Rodent

Treatment
 Min charge of £83.00 + VAT for up to 3

visits to max charge of £197.00 + VAT for 6

visits
 Min charge of £84.00 + VAT for up to 3

visits to max charge of £199.00 + VAT for 6 visits
 Min charge of £85.00 + VAT for up to 3

visits to max charge of £202.00 + VAT for 6 visits
 
Business Contract
 £207.50 + VAT – 10 visits per year –

(minimum rate subject to quotation)
 £210 + VAT – 10 visits per year –

(minimum rate subject to quotation)
 £210 + VAT – 10 visits per year –

(minimum rate subject to quotation)
 
Squirrels
 First visit £40.00 + VAT

Subsequent visits £16.00 + VAT
 First visit £40.42 + VAT

Subsequent visits £16.17 + VAT
 First visit £40.83 + VAT

Subsequent visits £16.67 + VAT
 
Domestic Insect

Treatment – Public Health
 No charge
 No Charge
 No Charge
 
Domestic Insect

Treatment

- Non Public Health Pests
 *£40.00/hr + VAT
 *£40.42/hr + VAT
 *£40.83/hr + VAT
 
Business Premises Insect

Treatment
 £48.00/hr + VAT
 £48.50/hr + VAT
 £49.00/hr + VAT
 
Wasps in Domestic

Premises
 *£40.00 + VAT
 *£40.42 + VAT
 *£40.83 + VAT
 
Wasps in Business

Premises
 £48.00 + VAT
 £48.50 + VAT
 £49.00 + VAT
 


 

*With the Strategic Director having discretion to waive charges in exceptional circumstances

6) Please provide figures for the following activities for each of the financial years identified by filling in the boxes below:

 
 2009/10
 2010/11
 2011/12
 
Number of enquires and complaints requiring a response
 6141
 7487
 5995
 
Number of notices issued
 92
 130
 109
 
Number enforcement visits
 We do not have a category known as Enforcement visits for our Environmental Health service, please could you clarify what is meant by enforcement visits?
 
Number of programmed inspections
 696
 676
 669
 
Number of food safety premises inspections
 816
 836
 986
 
Number of incidents of fly tipping reported (This is managed by our Street Management team and not Environmental Health)
 691
 562
 461
 
Number of noise complaints received
 604
 640
 623
 
Number of prosecutions (EH only)
 1
 1
 0
 
Total revenue earned from fees and charges levied by the Environmental Health service
 £96,415
 £84,755
 £84,858

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