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Litter Strategy for England

Vulnerability/Risk

Trigger

Consequences

Current Rating

Higher level of prosecution required

-          Increase in FPN value results in lower payment rate

-          Two tier payment value results in confusion

Costs are not fully recovered through FPN

Higher legal costs

Reputational risk to the Council

Negative publicity for the service

Failure of the trial

Likelihood: 2

Impact: 2

 

Rating: 4

Unable to tackle littering from vehicles

-          Legislation is not robust enough

-          Requirement for evidence is unachievable i.e. witness statements considered insufficient

Reputational risk

Higher levels of littering at junctions and rural roads

Low levels of customer satisfaction and negative perception for cleansing service and appearance of Borough

Likelihood: 2

Impact: 2

 

Rating: 4

Government intervention

-          Council fails to achieve cleansing standards as set out in Code of Practice

-          Fail to take action to support the national ambition of the Litter Strategy

-          Disproportionate and inappropriate use of enforcement powers

Reputational risk to the Council

Financial cost of any intervention

 

Likelihood: 1

Impact: 4

 

Rating: 4

Appendix B – Risk Management

 

No.

Current Rating

Target Rating

Risk

1

4

4

Higher level of prosecution required

Control in place

Adequacy of controls

Required action/control

Responsible Officer

Success Factors

Date for Review

FPN value for immediate payment is only small increase

Ability to extend early payment period for those with financial difficulties

Back office system being procured to manage issuing and payment process.

Good

Monthly monitoring of payment rates

 

Jennifer Shepherd

Payment rate > 70%

 

Monthly

 

No.

Current Rating

Target Rating

Risk

2

4

4

Unable to tackle littering from vehicles

Control in place

Adequacy of controls

Required action/control

Responsible Officer

Success Factors

Date for Review

Provided feedback to Government’s consultation to help shape legislation

On-street enforcement team in place in April to carry out investigations and gather evidence

Information from Government is currently positive

Fair

Adoption of best practice from Government guidance document due to be launched in Jan 2018

Consideration of dash-cams for enforcement vehicles to capture footage of littering from vehicles

Jennifer Shepherd

Issuing of FPNs for littering from vehicles

 

April 2018

 

No.

Current Rating

Target Rating

Risk

3

4

4

Government Intervention

Control in place

Adequacy of controls

Required action/control

Responsible Officer

Success Factors

Date for Review

Cleansing standards and response times exceed Code of Practice

Education and engagement actions already being carried out locally

New in-house enforcement team to be introduced with greater control and not financially driven

Good

Respond to future consultations and call for evidence relating to enforcement and code of practice

Review updated Code of Practice when launched and ensure service is compliant

Continuous improvement to cleansing service to reduce response times and improve cleansing standard

Jennifer Shepherd

Good NI195 cleansing scores

Improved response times

April 2018

 

 

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