FOI: Blue Badge Offences and Reports by Year

Robin Langfield Newnham made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Caerphilly County Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 77 authorities

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Robin Langfield Newnham

Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to make a Freedom of Information Act request for information pertaining to Blue Badges held and used within your council area as well as offences relating to them.

Specifically I am seeking the following information:

Number of fake blue badge offences recorded (by year if available)
Number of blue badge misuse offences recorded (i.e. use by individuals other than those to whom the badge was assigned; by year if available)
Number of parking offences where a blue badge was required but not possessed (by year if available)
Financial or quantitative data on fines issued in relation to blue badge offences (by year if available)
Number of reported blue badge misuses (by year if available)
Any additional data relating to blue badge misuse or offences.

I would be grateful for these to be listed in an Excel or csv format.

Please could you confirm receipt of this request, and if possible, provide an approximate timeframe for it.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Langfield Newnham

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Robin Langfield Newnham

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 11th January 2022.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information:

 

(1) Number of fake blue badge offences recorded (by year if available)
Number of blue badge misuse offences recorded (i.e. use by individuals
other than those to whom the badge was assigned; by year if available)

 

We do not have any record of fake blue badges being used since civil
enforcement began in 2019.

 

(2) Number of parking offences where a blue badge was required but not
possessed (by year if available)

 

The offence is recorded as ‘No/Invalid Blue Badge’

 

2019-20 – 422 PCNs issued for No/Invalid Blue Badge

2020-21 – 320 PCNs issued for No/Invalid Blue Badge

2021-to date – 368 PCNs issued for No/Invalid Blue Badge

 

(3) Financial or quantitative data on fines issued in relation to blue
badge offences (by year if available)

 

Based upon payment at the discounted rate of £35.00, the revenue for each
year since 2019 is as follows;

 

2019-20 – £14.770.00

2020-21 – £11,200.00

2021-to date – £12,880.00

 

(4) Number of reported blue badge misuses (by year if available) Any
additional data relating to blue badge misuse or offences.

 

Any misuses, would be recorded No/Invalid Blue Badge and captured in the
above information

 

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