Blue Badges and Residency.

The request was refused by Gwynedd Council.

Dear Cyngor Gwynedd,

How many Blue Badges are currently on issue by the County Council?

Number.

Are all Blue Badge applications processed by the County Council verified against the Council Tax database as provided by the consent to do so tick box upon the application?

Yes/No.

How many Blue Badges currently on issue by the County Council have a current registered address (a) outside the county, and of these (b) how many outside of Wales?

Number.
Number.

Of the Blue Badges currently in issue by the County Council, how many are verified against a property that is (a) subject to second home premium, (b) properties not registered for all year residency, (c) commercial properties not registered for council tax but not care homes, (d) care homes?

Number.
Number.
Number.
Number.

How many Blue Badges currently on issue from the County Council are verified using the Communities Department Database or Social Services and do not require proof of address within the county but have a National Insurance identifier located (a) inside of the county and (b) outside of the county and (c) outside of Wales?

Number.
Number.
Number.

How many Blue Badges are issued by the County Council due to the applicant being in receipt of Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation scheme (a) within the county, (b) outside of the county and (c) outside of Wales?

Number.
Number.
Number.

Diolch,
Brychan Davies

Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Brychan Davies,

Freedom of Information (ref 518)

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it
has been logged under the reference number 518.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to
respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you
have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted
under the Act, by 04/01/2022. If you require further information please
contact me by phone on 01286 679468 or by emailing
[1][email address].cymru by quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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Rhyddid Gwybodaeth, Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Brychan Davies,

Freedom of Information (ref 518)

The Freedom of Information Act requires us to help people obtain the
information they are looking for.

 

Unfortunately, the amount of information you have requested is
substantial, and gathering it together would therefore be likely to
involve a significant cost.

 

When calculating the cost of complying with a written request, the Council
will calculate the time taken by an individual member of staff, charged at
a rate of £25 per hour, to do the following:

 

i)   Determining whether the Council holds the information

ii)  Locating the information or document

iii) Retrieving the relevant information

iv) Extracting the relevant information from a document.

 

In this case, providing a response to the questions other than question 1
would involve manually checking 7,000 current blue badges against
individual addresses and cross referencing two different computer systems.
As such, we have estimated that it would take a week to extract this
information.

 

Therefore, your request certainly seems likely to exceed the £450 cost
limit (equivalent to 2 and half days work) which the Government has set
for dealing with Freedom of Information requests.

 

However, we are able to provide you a response to question 1.   

 

If you are unable or unwilling to narrow down your request we will, of
course, consider it in accordance with our obligations under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, but if it does exceed the cost limit, we will
have to refuse the request.

 

Please let me know how you would like us to proceed.

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw atodiad iddo yn gyfrinachol ac fe'i bwriedir ar
gyfer y sawl a enwir arno yn unig. Gall gynnwys gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os
yw wedi eich cyrraedd trwy gamgymeriad ni ellwch ei gopio, ei ddosbarthu
na'i ddangos i unrhyw un arall a dylech gysylltu â'r anfonwr ar unwaith.
Mae unrhyw gynnwys nad yw'n ymwneud â busnes swyddogol y corff sy'n anfon
yr e-bost yn bersonol i'r awdur.

Gall cynnwys yr e-bost hwn gael ei ddatgelu yn unol â gofynion
deddfwriaeth mewn perthynas â prosesu a rheoli data, sydd yn cynnwys y
GDPR, Deddf Diogelu Data 2018 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000.

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