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Bikeability Children's Cycle Training 2016/17

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

I wish to request the following information be provided under the Freedom of Information Act, for the last completed contract year 2016/17. I recognise that where service delivery has been outsourced, the Local Authority may not have direct access to all of the information requested below, requiring the contracted cycle training provider (accredited Bikeability Scheme Provider) to collate the remaining figures from their Management Information data:

1. Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 1 training
2. Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 1 training, reported to TfL
3. How many Bikeability Level 1 courses were delivered
4. The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 1 course
5. The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in Bikeability Level 1
6. Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 2 training
7. Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 2 training, reported to TfL
8. How many Bikeability Level 2 courses were delivered
9. The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 2 course
10. The average number of training hours delivered for each child to achieve Bikeability Level 2
11. The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in Bikeability Level 2
12. Is the Authority invoiced for each child achieving Bikeability Level 2, or by each 2-hour training session delivered? If invoiced for each 2-hour training session, what is the cost per 2-hour session paid by the Authority
13. Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 3 training
14. Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 3 training, reported to TfL
15. How many Bikeability Level 3 courses were delivered
16. The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 3 course
17. The average number of training hours delivered for each child to achieve Bikeability Level 3
18. The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in Bikeability Level 3
19. Is the Authority invoiced for each child achieving Bikeability Level 3, or by each 2-hour training session delivered? If invoiced for each 2-hour training session, what is the cost per 2-hour session paid by the Authority
20. How many bikes were loaned to participants in order for then to participate in any of the above Bikeability children’s cycle training?
21. What was the price paid by the participant to loan a bike in order to participate in any of the above cycle training?
22. What was the price paid by the Authority to loan a bike in order to participate in any of the above cycle training?
23. Who owns the pool of bikes that are loaned to children? Who maintains the pool of bikes, where are they stored and how are they transported?
24. How many Dr Bike sessions have been delivered in schools in support of Bikeability cycle training?
25. What was the average period of time that each Dr Bike session was delivered for
26. How many bikes were assessed and/or serviced as part of Dr Bike sessions (total annual figure)
27. How many Learn to Ride / Balance Bike sessions have been delivered and how many children aged between 3yrs - 10yrs participated?

Yours faithfully,

Mr M A Jewkes

Jamie Corner, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 832255

Jamie Corner, Southwark Borough Council

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Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 832255

Dear Southwark Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Southwark Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bikeability Children's Cycle Training 2016/17'.

Whilst we have received some of the information originally requested, we believe that some data that was classed as ‘information exempted’ could be shared as it is not commercially sensitive and would not be prejudicial.

Particularly, we would ask Southwark Borough Council to reconsider their response to:
Questions 1 and 6 regarding ‘Target Number of Children completing each Bikeability Level.
We believe that it is not possible for Southwark Council to assess the success of the training provider if actual numbers delivered cannot be measured against a pre-determined target. Equally, the service provider will not know how many places they are expected to deliver if they have not been given a set target.

Question 10 ‘The average number of training hours delivered for each child to achieve Bikeability Level 2’.
Southwark Council would be unable to accurately gauge the success of Bikeability training if the provider does not report on the number of hours delivered per child.

Question 12 and 19 ‘Is the Authority invoiced for each child achieving Bikeability Level 2, or by each 2-hour training session delivered? If invoiced for each 2-hour training session, what is the cost per 2-hour session paid by the Authority’.
This information is should not be classed as ‘exempted’ as we are not asking solely for monetary figures but also for the invoicing model used – ‘Is the Authority invoiced for each child achieving Bikeability Level 2, or by each 2-hour training session delivered?‘.

Question 25 ‘What was the average period of time that each Dr Bike was delivered for’ and Question 26 ‘How many bikes were assessed and/or serviced as part of Dr Bike sessions (total annual figure)’.
If Southwark Council requires the service provider to report the number of Dr Bike sessions delivered, the duration of each session and the number of bikes ‘assessed and/or serviced’ should be an integral part of this reporting in that the numbers will indicate value for money achieved.

Question 27 ‘How many Learn to Ride / Balance Bike sessions have been delivered and how many children aged between 3yrs - 10yrs participated?’
Again, the response to this question was ‘Exempted’ however, providing information is neither commercially sensitive or prejudicial and so we would like to ask the Council to confirm whether this information is not available because ‘Learn to Balance and Ride’ is not a service offered; or because the data hasn’t been collated regarding the service provided.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr M A Jewkes

Sustainability and Business Development, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 854255

Sustainability and Business Development, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 854255

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