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Littering / dog fouling in the Ripon district

Information not held

Our Ref: Our Ref: NY8418 - Date: 02.05.2023


I write in connection with your request for information that was received by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) on 31st March 2023.

I note you seek access to the following information:  

Can you please provide me with the exact numbers of people who have been caught and successfully prosecuted by the police for littering / dog fouling in the Ripon district in each of the last 3 years please. Failing that can you advise how many have been prosecuted and whether you have run any operations to try to catch the perpetrators in known littering areas? If the area is too specific can you please advise what activities you have done, how many prosecutions (successful or otherwise) there have been in the ‘catchment’ area in which Ripon falls for reporting purposes. 

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the OPFCC.

I wish to advise you that there is no information held by the OPFCC in order to answer your request.

This is because this information is not held by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. This information is held by North Yorkshire Police.

You can search the North Yorkshire Police website for information, statistics or you can submit a Freedom of Information request or a Subject Access request at the below link:

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  It should be noted therefore that the OPFCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

Complaint Rights

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of complaint.

If you have any queries concerning this request, please contact me quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,


Tina James-McGrath 

Tina James-McGrath

Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire