Blue badge disabled parking permits

BBC Shared Data Unit made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Carmarthenshire Council as part of a batch sent to 216 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

BBC Shared Data Unit

Good afternoon,

I hope you are well. I would be grateful if you would treat this correspondence as a formal request for disclosure of the following information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FoI").

Description of information sought:

How many regular car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?

How many disabled car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?

How many people held a blue badge disabled parking permit issued by the council as at 30 August 2019?

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received since 30 August 2019?

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received since 30 August 2019 has the council:
1. Approved
2. Directly refused
3. Refused due to an incomplete request

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...) since 30 August 2019?

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...) since 30 August 2019 has the council:
1. Approved
2. Directly refused
3. Refused due to an incomplete request

Could the council please provide the answers to all of the above questions by downloading this read-only Googlesheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1... and filling out its answers in one row of the download, re-saving it and it sending it back as an attachment in response in a .csv file format?

If you need any clarification about my request, or if you cannot provide all of the data I have requested, please contact me to discuss what information you could supply at the earliest opportunity on +443030823927.

If I am mistaken and the information requested is already in the public domain, please direct me to where I can find it.

If it is not, and you feel you cannot provide all of this information, please provide what information you can in the spirit of Section 16 of FoI, to ‘provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so, to persons who propose to make, or have made requests for information’.

Please provide me with a summary of the information I have requested.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, and at any rate, within the statutory time limit of 20 working days from your receipt of this request.

Whilst writing, I take this opportunity to remind you of the Information Commissioner's public statements, in which he has stated that there is a "presumption of disclosure" under FoI.

Please note that if this request for FoI disclosure is refused, I reserve the right to take up the matter with the Information Commissioner and/or to pursue all legal avenues of appeal. I trust this will not be necessary.

Thanks in advance for your help, kind regards,

Alex Homer

Senior Journalist
BBC Shared Data Unit

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich gohebiaeth.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 (DRhG) a’r Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth
Amgylcheddol 2004 (RhGA) - 20 diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad
arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr ydych yn gofyn amdano. 

O ganlyniad i’r sefyllfa bresennol gyda'r firws COVID-19 a'r effaith ar
rai o wasanaethau'r Cyngor, gall fod angen i flaenoriaethu ceisiadau DRhG
a RhGA, yn dibynnu ar y wybodaeth y gofynnir amdani. Ymddiheurwn am hyn.

Deddf Diogelu Data 2018 a’r GDPR (ceisiadau am ddata personol) – un mis ar
ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

 

 

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

1 Atodiad

 

Dear Mr. Homer

 

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 17th
August, 2020 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

The specific information you requested was as follows:

 

How many regular car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned
car parks across the council area?

 

4643, not inclusive of MCP car parks

 

How many disabled car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned
car parks across the council area?

 

348, not inclusive of MCP car parks

 

How many people held a blue badge disabled parking permit issued by the
council as at 30 August 2019?

 

16712

 

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the
council received since 30 August 2019?

 

This information is not available

 

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits
received since 30 August 2019 has the council:

 

1.
Approved                                                                                    
4821

 

2. Directly
refused                                                                        
112

 

3. Refused due to an incomplete request                               187

 

 

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the
council received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities
([1]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...)
since 30 August 2019? 

 

This applies to England only

 

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits
received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities
([2]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...)
since 30 August 2019 has the council:

 

1.
Approved                                                                                    
N/A

 

2. Directly
refused                                                                        
N/A

 

3. Refused due to an incomplete request                               N/A

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie John

Information Officer

ICT & Corporate Property/ TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol

Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr

Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Allanol/External (01267) 224498

Mewnol/Internal: 4498

 

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