Footfall reports Bradford City Centre - 2010 to 2019

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Dear Bradford City Council,

Please can I have the pedestrian footfall reports for Bradford City centre from 2010 to 2019.

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Dear Sir / Madam

 

I refer to your request dated 21^st January 2020 under the Freedom of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:

 

Please can I have the pedestrian footfall reports for Bradford City centre
from 2010 to 2019.

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

Bradford Metropolitan District Council has not undertaken any footfall
counts recently however we may be able to provide you with some historical
figures dating back to approximately three years ago. These would be
classed as a ‘chargeable service’ and colleagues in Planning have advised
this would cost £125 for the first one and £75 for additional counts.

 

Please could you advise if you would like to proceed with this and I can
ask colleagues to assist you? They would need to know whereabouts in the
City Centre you require the information for.

 

In 2019 the Council in partnership with Bradford BID installed five new
cameras to capture footfall figures.  These cameras are in addition to the
one installed on Broadway twelve months earlier as a pilot.  The new
cameras have been live since November 2019 and will enable the provision
of accurate/consistence reporting.  We do not have accurate historical
data to compare the total figures.

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I have one of Bradford Council's footfall reports from 2010, which documents that the council has been performing footfall counts since 1999. The report title is "BRADFORD CITY CENTRE PEDESTRIAN FOOTFALL & FREECITYBUS PATRONAGE", the document also notes the staff member Alison French compiles an alternative report for "sites identified as regeneration hotspots"

Are you now suggesting you've destroyed all the footfall data and are irresponsibly failing to keep track of long term footfall in the city centre from longer than 3 years ago? If so can you clarify when the council decided it was no longer going to track footfall data and who made the decision for this change of policy? Also could you clarify why historic data was destroyed?

Given footfall data is digital data held by councils and funded from local tax payers it is not reasonable to levy charges for it and surely this is not in keeping with the legal requirements under the Freedom of Information Act? Other councils including neighbouring Leeds consider this data to be a public dataset:
https://data.gov.uk/dataset/dec652ac-2c1... meanwhile Bradford Council used to have the pedestrian footfall report online.

Yours sincerely,

I Hudson

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Finance, IT & Procurement Service

 

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City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

 

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I refer to your request for an internal review dated 14 ^ February 2020
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Dear Freedom of Information,

 

I have one of Bradford Council's footfall reports from 2010, which
documents that the council has been performing footfall counts since
1999.  The report title is "BRADFORD CITY CENTRE PEDESTRIAN FOOTFALL &
FREECITYBUS PATRONAGE", the document also notes the staff member Alison
French compiles an alternative report for "sites identified as
regeneration hotspots"

 

Are you now suggesting you've destroyed all the footfall data and are
irresponsibly failing to keep track of long term footfall in the city
centre from longer than 3 years ago?  If so can you clarify when the
council decided it was no longer going to track footfall data and who made
the decision for this change of policy?  Also could you clarify why
historic data was destroyed?

 

Given footfall data is digital data held by councils and funded from local
tax payers it is not reasonable to levy charges for it and surely this is
not in keeping with the legal requirements under the Freedom of
Information Act?  Other councils including neighbouring Leeds consider
this data to be a public dataset:

[3]https://data.gov.uk/dataset/dec652ac-2c1...
meanwhile Bradford Council used to have the pedestrian footfall report
online.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

I Hudson

 

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Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email dated 14 February 2020, requesting a review of
the decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have considered the information presented to me.

 

I am able to provide you with some data supplied by the Economy and
Development Service which can be found attached. However, a response
regarding the data prior to this period will follow shortly.

 

Please accept our apologies, we hope to have our final response to you by
27 March 2020, although we will endeavour to do so before this date.  If
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate
Information Governance team quoting reference number: FOI-JAN98.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this internal review you have
the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113. URL: www.ico.org.uk.  

 

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https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jack Higgins

Information Governance Officer

Finance, IT & Procurement Service

 

Tel: 01274 432632

City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Corporate Resources

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

I refer to your request for an internal review dated 14 February 2020
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Unfortunately, it is taking longer than anticipated to retrieve the
information you have requested and therefore, we need to extend the time
limit for responding.

 

Please accept our apologies, we hope to have our response to you by 14
April 2020, although we will endeavour to do so before this date.  If you
have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate
Information Governance team quoting reference number: FOI-JAN98.

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is registered with the
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Yours sincerely

 

Jack Higgins

Information Governance Officer

Finance, IT & Procurement Service

 

Tel: 01274 432632

City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Corporate Resources

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Andrew Marshall, Bradford City Council

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Dear Sir /Madam

 

I refer to for your email dated 14 February 2020, requesting a review of
the decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the
partial response dated  20 March. This provides a response in relation to
the outstanding historic data sets.

 

Following a review of the historic data  held by my service please find
attached two separate excel sheets  which show the pedestrian data  we
hold which are for the period between Oct 2012- Sep 2014 and 1999-2010.
Please be aware that the survey specifications of those periods were
different  and also differ significantly from those provided in the
response dated 20 March.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this internal review you have
the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113. URL: [1]www.ico.org.uk. 

 

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Yours Sincerely

 

Andrew Marshall

Planning & Transport Strategy Manager

 

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Place

 

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From: Jack Higgins On Behalf Of Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 March 2020 10:13
To: '[FOI #637639 email]'
Subject: Partial review response and further extension - FOI-JAN98

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your email dated 14 February 2020, requesting a review of
the decision made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I have considered the information presented to me.

 

I am able to provide you with some data supplied by the Economy and
Development Service which can be found attached. However, a response
regarding the data prior to this period will follow shortly.

 

Please accept our apologies, we hope to have our final response to you by
27 March 2020, although we will endeavour to do so before this date.  If
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate
Information Governance team quoting reference number: FOI-JAN98.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this internal review you have
the right of appeal to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113. URL: [6]www.ico.org.uk.  

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is registered with the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 2018. The Council takes its responsibilities under the Act
very seriously.  To find out more on how we handle your information,
please click on the following link:
[7]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jack Higgins

Information Governance Officer

Finance, IT & Procurement Service

 

Tel: 01274 432632

City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Corporate Resources

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