Bus service provision

Campaign for Better Transport made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Nottinghamshire County Council

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information:

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal year 2018/19?*

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal year 2009/10?*

*Note: These refer to the Department for Transport’s definition of a supported bus service as: “one where a local transport authority has invited tenders for the operation of a service (not e.g. seats on a bus or subsidised tickets etc), and a contract exists as a result of that tender”. Please, exclude extra sources of funding such as Section 106/developer funding, Community Infrastructure Levy, local authority staffing and publicity, RTPI expenditure and revenue, the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), Local Education Authority funding for home to school transport, NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport, social services transport, voluntary transport and other central and national government grants or income streams.

3. How many and which supported routes have had cuts in services in the fiscal year 2018/19 and (for example loss of weekend or evening services)? Please state if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.

4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been taken on commercially?

5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in mainstream education) in 2018/19?

5b. How many pupils was this for?

6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in mainstream education) in 2013/14?

6b. How many pupils was this for?

The information provided will be used as part of a national picture of the effect of changes to central Government funding has had on the provision of local bus services. In each case we are only requesting information related to your local authority.

Our work also seeks to promote examples of local authorities that have protected bus services, sometimes in innovative ways. Please do feel free to share any information you feel is relevant on how your council has protected bus services.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Chris Todd,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (Ref : NCC- 037383-19)

Thank you for your request for information relating to supported bus services. Your request was received on 23rd April 2019, and we are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information you have requested within 20 working days beginning the day following receipt of your request, unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. Therefore, you should receive a response by 22nd May 2019.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable to cover the cost of copying and postage and if that is the case we will let you know before we proceed with your request.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Act Team
Chief Executives Department
Nottinghamshire County Council

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Mr Todd,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information Request. 

 

I am now able to provide you with the information supplied by the relevant
department, as follows:

 

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2018/19?* £4.1m

 

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2009/10?* £7.6m

 

3. How many and which supported routes have had cuts in services in the
fiscal year 2018/19 and (for example loss of weekend or evening
services)?  Please state if these are partial (the numbered service still
runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely
withdrawn) cuts.  25 partial reductions / 2 withdrawals

 

 

4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been taken
on commercially?  1

 

5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in
mainstream education) in 2018/19?  £5.6m

 

5b. How many pupils was this for?  5,500

 

6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in
mainstream education) in 2013/14? £4.8m

 

6b. How many pupils was this for?  . 5,800

 

PLEASE NOTE - Pupil figures are not exact. The budget for mainstream home
to school transport also provides for around 4,000 non-eligible pupils and
400 post 16 students.

 

I hope this now satisfies your request, and should you have any further
enquiries please do not hesitate to contact me directly on the details
below.

 

In addition to this and for future reference Nottingham County Council
regularly publishes previous FOIR,s and answers on its website, under
Disclosure logs. (see link)
[1]http://site.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/theco...

 

You can use the search facility using keywords.

 

If you wish to raise any concerns about the way your request was dealt
with, then please write to the Team Manager, Complaints and Information,
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP or e-mail
[2][Nottinghamshire County Council request email] quoting the reference number above. 

 

Kind Regards

 

Janet Lowe

 

 

Complaints, Information & Mediation Officer.

Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executive’s Dept

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP

 

Tel: 01159 774137

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Janet,

Thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport