Bus service provision

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

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Caerphilly County 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 Welsh Government Bus Service Support Grant (BSSG), 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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

1 Atodiad

 
Thank you for your recent FOI / EIR request.  Please find attached an
acknowledgement for this request.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

 

Dear Chris Todd

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 23rd April 2019. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information -

 

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

£909,726

 

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

£1,155,813

 

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.

No supported routes were cut during 2018/19.

 

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

Not applicable

 

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

£3,248,182

 

5b. How many pupils was this for?

4,385

 

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

£3,892,248

 

6b. How many pupils was this for?

4,999

 

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what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please contact [1][Caerphilly County Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

HUW MORGAN

Team Leader - Integrated Transport Unit

 

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Huw,

Many thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport