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Disclosure log

We often receive Requests For Information (RFI) under the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations where the query is of the same thematic nature of a previous request. Responding to requests can place a resource strain on us, especially where they are complex or contain multiple questions. We treat a RFIs from an individual, a company or the media exactly the same.

A great deal of information is already publicly available on our website. In addition, our Disclosure Log below contains frequently asked requests and responses due to current local or national 'hot' topics or information asked for on a regular basis.

N.B. Staffordshire County Council is responsible for Education, Schools, Highways and Health & Social Services/Care, so any requests for information for these topics should be directed to them. You can do this and view their disclosure log on their website:

Please click on any of the subject titles below to jump to that topic on this page.

Non Domestic Rates

Commercial Rates listings, properties, credits, write offs, SBRR Relief, vacant properties, etc. The following NNDR List are requested on a regular basis, and contain details on accounts, credits, write offs and empty SBRR relief status.


Contracts and Tendering

Subject Request Response Date
ICT Contracts Scanners Jan 2018
  Mobile phone contract Jan 2018
  Council tax software Jul 2018
  IT Health Check Aug 2018
  LAN Contract Aug 2018
  Telephone system maintenance contract Aug 2018
  IT Health Check Sep 2018
  Printers, MFD's and Photocopiers Nov 2018
  ICT Spends Nov 2018
  BACS Payments and Direct Debit Software Dec 2018
Non ICT Contracts Spending on contracted caterers, disposable plastic lined cups  Dec 2017
  LCV Fleet Jan 2018
  Enforcement / Debt collection contracts Jan 2018
  In house vehicle fleet Feb 2018
  Contractors for Public and Private sector homes Feb 2018
  Outsourcing contracts Mar 2018
  Spending on fleet and services rendered to the council May 2018
  Name of Treasury Management advisors for Tamworth Borough Council 1997 - 2014 May 2018
  Data services Jun 2018
  Procurement Plan for electric vehicles Jul 2018
  Parking meter procurement Aug 2018
  Names of Fire Risk assessors Sep 2018
  Spending on private security contractors Sep 2018
  Forecasts of rateable values losses and potential gains in new RV Oct 2018
  Parking Enforcement software Oct 2018
  Waste Management Contract Response to the Tender Oct 2018

Environment, Recycling & Waste 

Subject Request Response Date
Public Space Protection Orders Public Space Protection Orders Apr 2018
  Public Space Protection Orders 2014-2018 Jun 2018
Recycling & Waste Tax and green bin costs Dec 2017
  Fly tipping costs 2017 Jan 2018
  Waste Management Jan 2018
  Fly tipping Jan 2018
  Recycling Apr 2018
  Street Cleaning since 2010 Apr 2018
  Syringe removal 2016-2018 May 2018
  Household waste collection frequency May 2018
  General waste collection 2009-10 May 2018
  Fixed Penalty Notices for littering 2012-2017 Jul 2018
  Total waste collected by the authority 2015/2016/2017 Jul 2018
  Litter picking 2015/2016/2017 Aug 2018
  Electrical appliance recycling Aug 2018
  Garden Waste bin charge Nov 2018
  Theft of household waste bins Dec 2018
  Refuse lorries fitted with CCTV Dec 2018
Other Food hygiene inspections 2017 Feb 2018
  Fast food outlet complaints Feb 2018
  Tree Maintenance - Flora Close May 2018
  Contaminated Land Jun 2018
  Policy for maintenance of public places Jul 2018
  Spends on Gardening Services Jul 2018
  Garden/Environmental Products Oct 2018
  Anti-social behaviour enforcement Nov 2018
  Noise Complaints Dec 2018
  Energy efficiency of commercial properties Dec 2018


Subject Request Response Date
Council Tax Payment methods of council tax Jan 2018
  Recovering unpaid council tax Jan 2018
  Council Tax support scheme 2018/19 Apr 2018
  Court summonses issued for late or non payment of council tax May 2018
  Dealing with unpaid council tax Nov 2018
Disabled Facilities Disabled Facilities Grants Jan 2018
Homelessness Temporary accommodation nightly rates Jan 2018
  Council funded homeless hostels Jan 2018
  Homeless young people Feb 2018
  Accommodated households in B&B Hotels Feb 2018
  Rough Sleepers Rough Sleepers attachment Mar 2018
  Rough sleeping outreach Rough sleeping outreach answers Mar 2018
  Homelessness Prevention Mar 2018
  Temporary Accommodation Apr 2018
  Intentional Homelessness Apr 2018
  Homeless Households that have been rehoused Apr 2018
  Homeless help approaches May 2018
  Temporary accommodation 2013-2018 Jul 2018
  Homeless people receiving temporary accommodation due to a vulnerability Jul 2018
  Armed forces applicants waiting for council housing Oct 2018
  Households presented as homeless while claiming Universal Credit Nov 2018
  Homeless case level collection Dec 2018
  Temporary Accommodation 2014-2018 Dec 2018
New Housing Self build and custom housebuilding register Jun 2018
  Newbuild Completions Sep 2018
Private Landlord Services Private sector homes deemed as long term vacant Dec 2017
  Housing Benefit paid to private sector landlords Dec 2017
  Complaints about private landlords Response data spreadsheet Feb 2018
  25 Landlords receiving highest housing benefit Feb 2018
  Private Sector Landlords Licensing Scheme May 2018
  Postcodes/road names where landlords are required to have a selective licensing scheme May 2018
  Private landlord licensing offences May 2018
  Offences under the Housing Act 2004 May 2018
  Action taken by the council against landlords Oct 2018
  Complaints regarding landlords of private rented property Oct 2018
Right to Buy Right to Buy Sales 2012-2017 Jul 2018
  Council houses bought under Right to Buy Sep 2018
Other Social housing dwellings disposed of and demolished Dec 2017
  Complaints to the housing department Dec 2017
  Households currently on waiting list for social housing Dec 2017
  Extra funding provided for HRA Jan 2018
  Number of privately owned dwellings Jan 2018
  Domestic violence refuges Jan 2018
  Money received in lieu of affordable housing Jan 2018
  Housing Allocation Scheme Committee Feb 2018
  Council tenants evicted Feb 2018
  Women's refuges funding within the jurisdiction Mar 2018
  Social tenancy frauds 2016/17 Mar 2018
  Social and affordable homes Mar 2018
  Homes for affordable rent (not including social rent) Homes for affordable rent attachment Mar 2018
  Non-Traditional Housing Stock Apr 2018
  Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme May 2018
  Tower block fire safety - Harcourt, Peel, Stanhope, Strode, Townsend, Weymouth May 2018
  Vacant council-owned housing - 2016-18 data attachment May 2018
  Housing Inspections May 2018
  Council tenant households containing one or more children, receiving universal credit Jun 2018
  Council Properties - various questions Jun 2018
  HMO Licences Jun 2018
  Houses in Multiple occupancy (HMOs) Jun 2018
  Council owned properties with a live-in property guardian Jul 2018
  High rise residential buildings Jul 2018
  Rent arrears Jul 2018
  Council owned residential tower blocks Aug 2018
  Council owned new builds Aug 2018
  Care Leavers Aug 2018
  Properties managed by the authority Sep 2018
  Families from London Boroughs rehoused in the authority Sep 2018
  The Rental Exchange Nov 2018
  Hotel style accommodation used to house families with children Nov 2018
  Spare Room Subsidy Nov 2018
  People with disabilities waiting for social or council housing Nov 2018
  Independent accommodation used for children Dec 2018
  Domestic violence refuges Dec 2018

Human Resources, Staffing and Structures                    

Subject Request Response Date
  Structure of the procurement department Dec 2017
  Street Scene Manager Dec 2017
  Executive roles recruited within the authority Dec 2017
  Redundancy 2011-17 Jan 2018
  Spending on agency staff Jan 2018
  Health and safety managers Feb 2018
  Heads of Health and safety, parks and grounds Mar 2018
  Revs and Bens Manager contact - contract procurement Mar 2018
  Special leave/public duty leave for staff to fulfil public duties Mar 2018
  ICT Structure Apr 2018
  Council Individual costs Apr 2018
  Staff members, Environment, within the authority May 2018
  Head of Planning and Legal services May 2018
  HR functions and workforce May 2018
  National Fraud Initiative / Director of Finance and HR May 2018
  Staff structure Jul 2018
  Planning Department Aug 2018
  Waste and Recycling Department Aug 2018
  Bulk item collection contact Aug 2018
  Data Protection and information security contacts Aug 2018
  Head of Contracts Sep 2018
  Licensing Department Oct 2018
  Finance Structure Oct 2018
  Finance Structure Nov 2018
  Sexual Harassment complaints Dec 2018

Leisure Services and Partnerships​ 

Subject Request Response Date
  Markets, fairs, festivals and other events managed by the authority Dec 2017
  Public Playgrounds Apr 2018
  Community Centres Aug 2018
  Expenditure on museums and galleries Aug 2018
  Football pitches Aug 2018
  Spends on festive lighting and decorations Oct 2018
  Publicly accessible parks Oct 2018
  Council Tax Income / Spends of improving and maintaining parks Nov 2018
  Christmas lights switch on  Dec 2018

Parking Permits, Fines, PCNs

Subject Request Response Date
Parking Residential Parking permit charges Apr 2018
  Spinning School Lane Car park Parking Charge Notices May 2018
Parking fines Number of PCN issued since 2015 Feb 2018
  Parking tickets issued Feb/Mar 2018 Mar 2018
  Parking fines issued to foreign-registered vehicles May 2018



Subject Request Response Date
  Housing and Parking standards Jan 2018
  Planning permission granted for residential development Jan 2018
  Consulting the environmental agency regarding planning applications Feb 2018
  Planning applications regarding telecoms masts Feb 2018
  Payments under section 106 - planning agreements Feb 2018
  D1 Planning applications Feb 2018
  Affordable Homes numbers 2013-present Mar 2018
  Gypsy and Traveller encampments May 2018
  Section 106 planning agreements Jun 2018
  Complaints relating to hedges and fences Jul 2018
  Brownfield sitesBrownfield sites spreadsheet Jul 2018
  S106 planning obligations Jul 2018
  Unauthorised encampments Jul 2018
  Section 106 planning agreementsSection 106 planning agreements spreadsheet Aug 2018
  Planning applications for building self contained annexes Sep 2018
  Self build and custom housebuilding register Nov 2018
  Settlement boundaries Dec 2018

Public Health Burials

Subject Request Response Date
  Public health funerals 2011-17 Mar 2018
  Public health funerals since 2009 Mar 2018
  Public Health Funeral Costs May 2018
  Burial Plots Jul 2018
  Section 46 funerals Aug 2018

Public Registers, Lists and Licenses

Subject Request Response Date
Hackney Carriage & Private Taxis Taxi/PH Drivers Jan 2018
  Number of private hire/hackney carriage licences issued since 2013 Feb 2018
  Registered Hackney Carriages 2017/18 May 2018
Animal Licenses & Registers Licencing under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 Jul 2018
  Puppies seized by trading standards Jul 2018
Premises Licenses including liquor, betting & tattoo Sex Establishments Jan 2018
  Number of Shisha Cafes Feb 2018
  Charities with house to house collection licences Mar 2018
  Sunbed operators Mar 2018
  Licensed Scrap Metal dealers Oct 2018



Subject Request Response Date
ICT IT Users and devices Jan 2018
  Cybersecurity incidents Feb 2018
  Payment solutions (income management and cash receipting) Mar 2018
  GIS Software May 2018
  Digital Transformation Strategy Jun 2018
  Risk based verification system for benefit claims Aug 2018
  Robotic process automation and or procurement departments Aug 2018
Electoral Third parties registered and regulated by the electoral commission Feb 2018
  Registered Voters/ Council Tax Arrears June 2018
  Polling Stations Nov 2018
Other Freedom of information processing Jan 2018
  Body cameras Jan 2018
  Social media advertising Feb 2018
  Financial resilience review Feb 2018
  Cost centre/account codes used by council. Associated spreadsheets Feb 2018
  Amount of money spent on procurement credit cards Feb 2018
  Non-residential council-owned empty properties 2016-17 Feb 2018
  Allocated budget for redevelopment Mar 2018
  Flights paid for since Jan 15 Mar 2018
  Council operated cemeteries Mar 2018
  Community Asset Transfer Policy (CAT) Mar 2018
  Insurance policies within the authority Mar 2018
  Claims history of the council Mar 2018
  Passenger vehicles operated by the authority Mar 2018
  Reams of paper used within the authority - expenditure on printing for internal use Mar 2018
  Alcohol and drug services - public health grants Mar 2018
  CCTV cameras operated by TBC Apr 2018
  Public toilets May 2018
  Tamworth Community Radio Transmitter May 2018
  The type of support and initiatives that the authority is able to offer to businesses May 2018
  Land owned by the council Jul 2018
  Funds used in relation to the establishment of a business improvement district Jul 2018
  Council Executive, committee and sub committee meetings held in private Jul 2018
  FOI statistics Jul 2018
  Full fibre telecoms infrastructure Jul 2018
  Public Toilets Jul 2018
  Costs of Award Ceremonies Jul 2018
  FOI Statistics 2015-2018FOI Statistics 2015-2018 attachments Jul 2018
  Local Armed Forces Covenant Policy Aug 2018
  Community Protection Notices Aug 2018
  Correspondence trust staff or board members and tobacco companies Aug 2018
  Building or land transfer Aug 2018
  Roadside advertising Aug 2018
  Public toilets 1999- 2014 Aug 2018
  Budgets, spending and contacts Aug 2018
  Funding for the "On Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme" Aug 2018
  Restrictions on the sale, possession and use of fireworks Aug 2018
  Building, land and heritage assets disposed of by the authority Sep 2018
  Streetlights Sep 2018
  Change of Tenancy or business name Oct 2018
  Spends under £500 - 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Nov 2018
  Land sold by the authority Dec 2018
  Retail studiesRetail studies attachment Dec 2018
  Streetlights Dec 2018