Bus shelter contracts

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information:

1. Do you have a contract with a commercial partner to provide and maintain your bus shelter infrastructure? If yes, who is your contracted provider?

2. What are the start and end dates of your bus shelter contract, including any optional extensions?

3. What is the financial value of your contract?

4. How many bus shelters does the contract cover?

5. How many of the bus shelters covered in the contract have advertising shells? What is the breakdown of these advertising shells between traditional print and digital?

6. What restrictions are there within the contract in relation to advertising in your bus shelters – for example, are there any industries or topics that cannot be advertised?

7. Do you have an advertising policy which covers what can and cannot be advertised on the Council/Local Authority estate?

Alternatively if the Council/Local Authority manages the local bus shelter infrastructure in-house:

1. How many bus shelters does this cover?

2. How many of the bus shelters have advertising shells? What is the breakdown of these advertising shells between traditional print and digital?

3. What restrictions are there in relation to advertising in your bus shelters – for example, are there any industries or topics that cannot be advertised?

4. Do you have an advertising policy which covers what can and cannot be advertised on the Council/Local Authority estate?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Lloyd

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Lloyd

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 28 September 2022 seeking information in
relation to bus shelter contracts.

 

Having investigated, my response to your seven enquiries is as follows:-

 

(1)               North Lanarkshire Council have a contract with Clear Channel
UK Limited.  Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) also manage and
maintain some non advertising shelters on behalf of the authority.

 

(2)               31 March 2026 (plus the potential of 2 x one year extensions
if agreed by both parties).

 

(3)               There is no advertising income generated via the contract. 
Rather, bus shelters are managed, maintained, repaired, cleaned and upgraded at
no cost to the Council.

 

(4)               254 shelters.

 

(5)               152 advertising shelters, the breakdown of print and digital
is not held and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 I must advise you of this.

 

(6)               Clear Channel UK Limited manages the advertising space on the
bus shelters and the Council does not input into what is or is not advertised.

 

(7)               There is no policy held for bus shelter advertising and in
terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I must
advise you of this.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

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