FOI Request - Gipsy Traveller Sites

Request 101000294069

Under The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I seek the following information from the council for the years  2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.

I would prefer the information to be sent electronically.

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If, however, this request is unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that, under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

1) How many unauthorised gipsy traveller camps have been reported on public land each year?

2) How many unauthorised gipsy traveller camps have been reported on private land each year?

3) How many officers have been assigned to deal with gipsy travellers each year e.g. Gypsy Traveller Liaison Officers?

4) How much did the council spend on the officers wages each year?

5) How many officer hours have been spent dealing with traveller gipsy reports each year?

6) How much has the local authority spent cleaning up unauthorised gipsy traveller sites or encampments each year?

7) How much has the council spent on legal fees to evict gipsy travellers each year?

8) How many times has the council issued eviction notices to gipsy travellers each year?

9) How many complaints has the council received from the public about gipsy travellers and gipsy traveller sites each year?

10) How many complaints of anti-social behaviour have been made to the council about gypsy travellers and gypsy traveller sites each year?

Response 11-11-2014

1. 2011 47
2012 34
2013 16
2014       9 to date

2. 2011 51
2012 31
2013 46
2014       28 to date

3. Unauthorised Encampments Officer x 0.5

4. 2110/11 £10112
2011/12 £11141
2012/13 £9716
2013/14 £12156

5. 20 - 25 Hours per week per year

6. 2010/11 £710
2011/12 £885       
2012/13 £1,147      
2013/14 £693

7. There are no figures as there have been no evictions from any sites.

8. The Moray Council has issues 2 Notices on Unauthorised Encampments one in 2011 and one in 2012.

9. 2011 41
2012 28
2013 15
2014 2

10. 2011      4
2012      3
2013     4
2014 1

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