Parking Charges at at Corporation Street Retail Park, Preston, PR1 2UZ

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Dear South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

Freedom of information request FOI 13.13116 established that ParkingEye had no contract in place for this car park until 26th September 2013, and that ParkingEye had no written authority to operate in the car park until 15 April 2013.

Please provide the following details for this car park

1) Please provide a copy of the 26th September contract
2) Please provide details of parking charges issued before 15 April 2013
3) Please provide details of parking charges issued between 15 April 2013 and 26th September 2013
Where available this should indicate total tickets issued, tickets cancelled, tickets paid and tickets outstanding, broken down by month/part month.
4) How many court cases have ParkingEye filed for charges issued before 15 April 2013
5) How many 'landowner witness statements' have you provided to ParkingEye for use in court cases for charges issued before 15 April 2013
6) For those witness statements which stated 'The Operator has written authority from the landowner to undertake parking management, control and enforcement at the site' (or similar), please provide a copy of this written authority, and the date this authority came into being.
7) please provide copies of all correspondence between yourself and ParkingEye regarding these witness statements

Yours faithfully,

Alex Shipp

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Shipp

 

Your FOI Request was received by South Tyneside Council on 19^th December
2013.

 

I write to confirm that a decision about your request will be made within
20 working days from the date we received your request.  Should there be
any delays or discrepancies with your request then this will be
communicated to you in due course.

 

If you have any further queries regarding this matter then please do not
hesitate to contact the FOI team on [1][South Tyneside Council request email] or 0191
424 6539 and quote the reference number FOI 13.13329.

 

Regards

 

John

 

John Grewcock
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance
South Tyneside Council
Central Library
Prince Georg Square
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE

Tel. (0191) 424 6538

[South Tyneside Council request email]

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Dear Mr Grewcock,

Please could you add the following question to my FoI request (or let me know if I need to submit a new request)

8) How many 'landowner witness statements' have you provided to ParkingEye for use in POPLA cases for charges issued before 15 April 2013

Also, is there a reference number for this FoI request?

Many thanks,

Alex Shipp

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Morning Mr Shipp

Yes, I will add the question.

The reference number is in the subject title  and also at the end of the
acknowledgement paragraph - FOI 13.13329

Regards

John

John Grewcock
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance
South Tyneside Council
Central Library
Prince Georg Square
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE

Tel. (0191) 424 6538

[South Tyneside Council request email]

 

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foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Shipp

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your Freedom of Information
Request.

 

Regards

 

John

 

John Grewcock
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance
South Tyneside Council
Central Library
Prince Georg Square
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE

Tel. (0191) 424 6538

[South Tyneside Council request email]

 

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Dear South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Parking Charges at at Corporation Street Retail Park, Preston, PR1 2UZ'.

You have replied that 'nil' witness statements were provided to the courts and popla for parking events before April 2013. This is possibly not correct. I am aware of several such witness statements being supplied, for instance ParkingEye v Kandola, 3JD01340, parking event October 2012.

Please can you recheck and confirm this number, in which case it would seem that the witness statements used by ParkingEye are in fact forgeries.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Alex Shipp

Dear foi,

Further to my request for an internal review,

You answered questions as follows:

2. Please provide details of parking charges issued before 15 April 2013
We do not have the information you have asked for. The Act only covers recorded information held by the Council. As we do not have the relevant information in recorded form, we are under no obligation to find out information from elsewhere. This information is not held by a public authority and so we are not able to transfer the request on or advise you to redirect your request.

3. Please provide details of parking charges issued between 15 April 2013 and 26th September 2013.Where available this should indicate total tickets issued, tickets cancelled, tickets paid and tickets outstanding, broken down by month/part month.
We do not have the information you have asked for. The Act only covers recorded information held by the Council. As we do not have the relevant information in recorded form, we are under no obligation to find out information from elsewhere. This information is not held by a public authority and so we are not able to transfer the request on or advise you to redirect your request.

4. How many court cases have ParkingEye filed for charges issued before 15 April 2013?
We do not have the information you have asked for. The Act only covers recorded information held by the Council. As we do not have the relevant information in recorded form, we are under no obligation to find out information from elsewhere.

For questions 2 and 3, ParkingEye provide a web interface for all their customers from which this information can readily be retrieved. Please therefore review your answer to see if the information can be provided by logging onto your ParkingEye web interface.

For question 4, I understand that ParkingEye liaises with you in some, but not all court cases. You will therefore be aware of at least court cases. I will therefore accept a partial answer. Please let me know the number of court cases which you are aware of.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Shipp

foi, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Shipp

Please find attached the Council’s response to your request of an internal
review

Regards

John

 

John Grewcock
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance
South Tyneside Council
Central Library
Prince Georg Square
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 2PE

Tel. (0191) 424 6538

[South Tyneside Council request email]

 

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Dear foi,

Many thanks for this internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Shipp