Appendix 5: Equality Impact and Outcome Assessment (EIA) Template - 2019

 

1. Equality Impact and Outcomes Assessment (EIA) Template

 

Title of EIA

Household waste receptacle enforcement measures

ID No.

 

Team/Department

Cityclean, City Environment

Focus of EIA

Under Section 46A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) can be issued where householders are causing harm to the local environment by not following the rules pertaining to household bins and boxes. As detailed in the Defra guidance, local authorities can issue a FPN when householders do not follow the waste collection rules and their failure to comply when household waste bins and boxes:

         cause, or is likely to cause a nuisance, or

         have a negative effect or is likely to have a negative effect on local amenities

 

Examples include:

         When a bin or box is causing an obstruction, forcing pedestrians and people using wheelchairs or buggies to walk on the road

         When a bin or box restricts access to the pavement or street by being left out for several days

         When a bin or box is likely to attract vermin, such as leaving bags or open bins out for many days before a collection is due

 

 

2. Update on previous EIA and outcomes of previous actions

 

What actions did you plan last time?

(List them from the previous EIA)

What improved as a result?

What outcomes have these actions achieved?

What further actions do you need to take? (add these to the Action plan below)

N/A

 

3. Review of information, equality analysis and potential actions

 

Groups to assess

What do you know?

Summary of data about your service-users and/or staff

What do people tell you?

Summary of service-user and/or staff feedback

What does this mean?

Impacts identified from data and feedback (actual and potential)

What can you do?

All potential actions to:

   advance equality of opportunity,

   eliminate discrimination, and

   foster good relations

Age

Data is not held on the age of service users, but some may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space due to age.

The consultation feedback highlighted that some service users may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space due to age.

Consideration needs to be given to those unable to return their bin to adequate private outside storage space.

This new approach will reduce the risk of injury for people with mobility issues due to age, caused by trip hazards or the need to enter the carriageway to get around receptacles.

If, upon receiving a written warning as per stage 1, a household is unable to comply with the request to fix the problem due to a Protected Characteristic, they can write to environmentenforcement@brighton-hove.gov.uk setting out the reasons why they are unable to fix the problem, with appropriate evidence. The Environmental Enforcement Team will review on a case-by-case basis.

The council can provide an assisted collection to a household who cannot put their waste on or by the pavement and does not have anyone who can do it for them.

Disability

Data is not held on whether service users have a disability, but some may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space due a disability.

The consultation feedback highlighted that some service users may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space due to a disability.

Consideration needs to be given to those unable to return their bin to adequate private outside storage space.

This new approach will reduce the risk of injury for people with disabilities, caused by trip hazards or the need to enter the carriageway to get around receptacles.

If, upon receiving a written warning as per stage 1, a household is unable to comply with the request to fix the problem due to a Protected Characteristic, they can write to environmentenforcement@brighton-hove.gov.uk setting out the reasons why they are unable to fix the problem, with appropriate evidence. The Environmental Enforcement Team will review on a case-by-case basis.

The council can provide an assisted collection to a household who cannot put their waste on or by the pavement and does not have anyone who can do it for them.

Gender reassignment

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Pregnancy and maternity

Data is not held on this, but some may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space due to pregnancy.

The consultation feedback highlighted that some service users may not be able to return their waste receptacle to a private outdoor space.

Consideration needs to be given to those unable to return their bin to adequate private outside storage space.

This new approach will reduce the risk of injury for people with small children, caused by trip hazards or the need to enter the carriageway to get around receptacles.

If, upon receiving a written warning as per stage 1, a household is unable to comply with the request to fix the problem due to a Protected Characteristic, they can write to environmentenforcement@brighton-hove.gov.uk setting out the reasons why they are unable to fix the problem, with appropriate evidence. The Environmental Enforcement Team will review on a case-by-case basis.

The council can provide an assisted collection to a household who cannot put their waste on or by the pavement and does not have anyone who can do it for them.

Race/ethnicity

Including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Religion or belief

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Sex/Gender

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Sexual orientation

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Marriage and civil partnership

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Community Cohesion

No disproportionate impacts have been identified for this group

 

 

 

Other relevant groups

N/A

 

 

 

Cumulative impact

N/A

 

 

 

Assessment of overall impacts and any further recommendations

Some Groups will not be able to return their receptacle to their adequate private outside storage space. The Environmental Enforcement Team will review this on a case-by-case basis and an assisted collection is available for people who need help to put out and take in their waste, and have no one else to help them.

 

The updated Environmental Enforcement Framework will reduce the risks to all pavement users caused by obstructions on the walkway, i.e. trip hazards or the need to walk in the carriageway to get around receptacles.

 

 

4. List detailed data and/or community feedback that informed your EIA

 

Title (of data, research or engagement)

Date

Gaps in data

Actions to fill these gaps: who else do you need to engage with?

(add these to the Action Plan below, with a timeframe)

Public consultation on household waste bin offences

From 12 July to 28 August 2022

 

 

Engagement with representatives from Brighton Active Travel, Community Works, Hove Civic Society, Living Streets Brighton & Hove and

Possability People

31 October 2022

 

 

 

5. Prioritised Action Plan

 

Impact identified and group(s) affected

Action planned

Expected outcome

Measure of success

Timeframe

NB: These actions must now be transferred to service or business plans and monitored to ensure they achieve the outcomes identified.

Age

Disability

Pregnancy and maternity

Review the issuing of the stage 1 written warning, on a case by case basis, for relevant cases

Enforcement measures not initiated due a protected characteristic meaning someone is unable to complete the request

Resident feedback

Ongoing

All groups

Update the Environment Enforcement Framework stating the new offence

Information provided on the new enforcement measures

A reduction in the number of complaints regarding household waste bins and boxes

The number of FPNs issued

The website will be updated subject to approval from committee

Enforcement action taken will be monitored on an ongoing basis

All groups

Update the council website with clear and accessible information on the new offence