The York Council has belatedly updated its open data page to show how many fines were levied for littering during the quarter ending in December 2019.
It is however refusing to release numbers for the final quarter (to the end of March 2020) and the first quarter of 20/21. The latter includes the time when lock-down restrictions were eased and the now infamous “riverside party” season started. The latter sparked a wave of complaints about anti social behaviour and indiscriminate littering by a minority of visitors.
The Council says that the March stats will be published later in July but residents will have to wait until at least September before they can judge how effectively anti littering enforcement staff performed in June.
The above is just one example of poor management. Other performance indicators also haven’t been updated since last year.
Most should have been updated before the health crisis started. Another example is the decision to stop publishing the number of fines levied on drivers misusing the Coppergate bus lane (which stopped last October) .
Meanwhile, fly tipping continues to be an issue in several locations