Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Slough Borough 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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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, Slough Borough Council

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_FreedomOfInformation, Slough Borough Council

Dear Chris

 

Please see response below.

 

 

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

      £99,225

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

     information not available

*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.                           
                                                                                         
    None
4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been taken
on commercially?
     None
5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in
mainstream education) in 2018/19?
       £180,985
5b. How many pupils was this for?
       333
6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in
mainstream education) in 2013/14?
         information not available
6b. How many pupils was this for?
        information not available

 

Regards, SBC FOI Officer

 

 

 

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Dear Slough Borough 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

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Dear _FreedomOfInformation,

Thanks for the information.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport