Dear Croydon 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

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Dear Mr Jewkes

 

Freedom of Information Request

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
request.

Yours sincerely

 

Lynda Fay

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Croydon Council

 

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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

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

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

A number of my questions have been responded to stating "We do not hold this information". This information will be held by the contracted cycle training provider, who as a fully registered Bikeability Scheme Provider will have comprehensive management information systems in place to capture such data.

Can Croydon Council please obtain and provide full responses to questions 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 26 & 27?

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

Passman, Howard, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr. Jewkes,

Thank you for your email dated 3 October 2017 in which you requested an Internal Review of the Council’s response to your request for information.

I will be conducting the Internal Review and will endeavour to provide a response within the statutory timescales; that is no later than 31 October 2017. However, if for any reason there is a need to extend the time for the review I will contact you before that date.

Yours sincerely,

Howard Passman
Legal Services
020 8726 6000 ext. 62318

Resources Department
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Commercial and Property Law
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Bernard Weatherill House
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Croydon CR0 1EA

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Dear Mr. Jewkes,

 

Further to your 3 October July 2017 in which you requested an Internal
Review of the Council’s response to your request for information, made
under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), I have now concluded this
review and I am able to reply as follows.

 

In your request for information by e-mail dated 6 September 2017 you
requested the following information:

 

“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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

How many children aged between 3yrs - 10yrs participated?”

 

The Council responded to you on 26 September 2017 that it did not hold the
requested information in respect of questions 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,
20, 26, and 27, and provided you information in respect of the remaining
questions.

 

In your request for an Internal Review dated, 3 October 2017, you stated
the following:

 

“A number of my questions have been responded to stating "We do not hold
this information". This information will be held by the contracted cycle
training provider, who as a fully registered Bikeability Scheme Provider
will have comprehensive management information systems in place to capture
such data. 

 

Can Croydon Council please obtain and provide full responses to questions
3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 26 & 27?”

 

On receiving your request for an Internal Review, I contacted the Place
Department (Streets Division) to confirm what information is held by the
Council. I have been informed that at the time of your request, the
Council did not hold all of the information that you were seeking.
 Detailed information is requested from time to time for monitoring
purposes, but at the time of your request had not been requested for
2016/17.  Therefore, for the purposes of FoIA, I consider that the Council
did in fact hold this information, even though at the time of your request
the Council was not in possession of it. The information in response to
questions 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 26 & 27 is now included within
the revised reply set out below:

 

1.    Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 1 training? -
This information is not held.

 

2.    Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 1 training,
reported to TfL? - 1,154

 

3.    How many Bikeability Level 1 courses were delivered? - 118

 

4.    The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 1
course? - 8

 

5.    The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in
Bikeability Level 1? - £13.50

 

6.    Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 2 training?
-This information is not held.

 

7.  Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 2 training,
reported to TfL? - 691

 

8. How many Bikeability Level 2 courses were delivered? - 109

 

9. The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 2
course? - 6

 

10. The average number of training hours delivered for each child to
achieve Bikeability Level 2? - 6 hours.

 

11. The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in
Bikeability Level 2? - £51.00 for 6 hours training.

 

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 - £17.00

 

13. Target number of children completing Bikeability Level 3 training? -
This information is not held.

 

14. Actual number of children completing Bikeability Level 3 training,
reported to TfL? - 296

 

15. How many Bikeability Level 3 courses were delivered? - 57

 

16.  The average number of children attending each Bikeability Level 3
course - 6

 

17. The average number of training hours delivered for each child to
achieve Bikeability Level 3? - 2 hours.

 

18.  The cost per child, paid by the Authority for participating in
Bikeability Level 3? -   £22.00 per hour

 

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? - £44.00

 

20.  How many bikes were loaned to participants in order for then to
participate in any of the above Bikeability children’s cycle training? -
90

 

21.  What was the price paid by the participant to loan a bike in order to
participate in any of the above cycle training? - Free of charge.

 

22.  What was the price paid by the Authority to loan a bike in order to
participate in any of the above cycle training? - Free of charge.

 

23.  Who owns the pool of bikes that are loaned to children? - Croydon
Council; Who maintains the pool of bikes? - Bikeability Cycle trainers;
Where are they stored? - Croydon arena; and How are they transported? -
By bike with trailer or van.

 

24.  How many Dr Bike sessions have been delivered in schools in support
of Bikeability cycle training? - Prior to every level 2 and 3 Bikeability
course? - 987

 

25.  What was the average period of time that each Dr Bike session was
delivered for - During the hours of a school day, 5 to 6 hours

 

26.  How many bikes were assessed and/or serviced as part of Dr Bike
sessions (total annual figure)? - 638

 

27.  How many Learn to Ride / Balance Bike sessions have been delivered
and how many children aged between 3yrs - 10yrs participated? - 20 Balance
Bike and Learn to Ride sessions and number of children is 324.

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay you experienced in receiving the
requested information.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the Internal Review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Howard Passman

Legal Services

020 8726 6000 ext. 62318

 

 

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