Following a conversation with the Local Communities department they have informed me that a list of scrap metal collectors with addresses or phone numbers at a minimal should be available to the Community so to discourage illegal scrap collectors in this Local Authority area and to give the local community the opportunity to use a licence collector.
Unfortunately these details are not available on the public register so I have contacted you directly. I understand your licencing Department should have this information on a database.
Thank you in respect to this request and I can assure you this list will help the Local Community to dispose of their scrap metal more efficiently and legally.
Whilst technically this is not subject to freedom of information on the basis that the information is publicly available, we normally endeavor to respond within a few days.
Equally, whilst the information is public, it has not to date been uploaded onto the Council website and therefore I attach the spreadsheet for your information.
Please accept my apologies once again and please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further assistance.