This data set lists a number of services carried out by officers at Leeds City Council by date and location. These include responding to litter and noise complaints, reports of lost, found and stray dogs as well as fly tipping, graffiti and dog fouling amongst others.
Column heading descriptions
RECEIVED: Date when the Service Request was first raised
SRRECTYPE: Code for the description (below)
SR TYPE DESC: Description of the Service Request
PC: Postcode sector for the location of the Service Request
WARD: Council ward which the Service Request refers to
COMPLETED: Date when the Service Request was fulfilled
CLOSED: Date when the Service Request case was closed on the system
Pro-active waste removal includes a combination of fly-tipped waste and side waste (excess household collection waste left on the kerbside rather than in wheelie bins). As such it can’t be used as an accurate reflection of absolute fly tipping figures in Leeds. To address this issue we are in the process of making changes to how we capture data so that we can identify side waste and remove them from future fly tipping figures. Additionally, in recent years we have made a number of improvements to how we capture pro-active fly tipping data which has resulted in greater numbers being record. It is therefore not possible to use pro-active fly tipping data to accurately reflect fly-tipping trends. The best indicator of trends is “Confirmed fly tips” as we have consistently collected this information in the same way which facilitates year on year comparison.
Some records use the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) to locate the ward. In a small number of cases this can result in the wrong ward being reported. This only occurs in relation to Service Requests on streets where the street UPRN is located in a different ward. This is not the case where Service Requests are made for a specific buildings. It should be noted that the number of these cases is very small and it is felt that as there will be discrepancies across all wards, the data still provides a balanced picture.
Where occurrences of fly tipping occur on land, e.g. in the middle of a field, a ward code may not be available due to the way the information has been historically recorded.