Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Peterborough City Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information:

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal year 2018/19?*

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal year 2009/10?*

*Note: These refer to the Department for Transport’s definition of a supported bus service as: “one where a local transport authority has invited tenders for the operation of a service (not e.g. seats on a bus or subsidised tickets etc), and a contract exists as a result of that tender”. Please, exclude extra sources of funding such as Section 106/developer funding, Community Infrastructure Levy, local authority staffing and publicity, RTPI expenditure and revenue, the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), Local Education Authority funding for home to school transport, NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport, social services transport, voluntary transport and other central and national government grants or income streams.

3. How many and which supported routes have had cuts in services in the fiscal year 2018/19 and (for example loss of weekend or evening services)? Please state if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.

4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been taken on commercially?

5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in mainstream education) in 2018/19?

5b. How many pupils was this for?

6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in mainstream education) in 2013/14?

6b. How many pupils was this for?

The information provided will be used as part of a national picture of the effect of changes to central Government funding has had on the provision of local bus services. In each case we are only requesting information related to your local authority.

Our work also seeks to promote examples of local authorities that have protected bus services, sometimes in innovative ways. Please do feel free to share any information you feel is relevant on how your council has protected bus services.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport

FOI Team, Peterborough City Council

Dear Chris Todd 
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Request has been received on : 23/04/2019. 
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – CRN1904691341     

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Your request for information, with reference number CRN1904691341 has
now been considered and the information requested is given below.

Information Request: 

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the
fiscal year 2018/19?*

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the
fiscal year 2009/10?*

*Note: These refer to the Department for Transport’s definition of a
supported bus service as: “one where a local transport authority has
invited tenders for the operation of a service (not e.g. seats on a
bus or subsidised tickets etc), and a contract exists as a result of
that tender”. Please, exclude extra sources of funding such as
Section 106/developer funding, Community Infrastructure Levy, local
authority staffing and publicity, RTPI expenditure and revenue, the
Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), Local Education Authority funding
for home to school transport, NHS-funded non-emergency patient
transport, social services transport, voluntary transport and other
central and national government grants or income streams.

3. How many and which supported routes have had cuts in services in
the fiscal year 2018/19 and (for example loss of weekend or evening
services)?  Please state if these are partial (the numbered service
still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is
completely withdrawn) cuts.

4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been
taken on commercially?

5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr
olds in mainstream education) in 2018/19?

5b. How many pupils was this for?

6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr
olds in mainstream education) in 2013/14?

6b. How many pupils was this for?

The information provided will be used as part of a national picture
of the effect of changes to central Government funding has had on the
provision of local bus services. In each case we are only requesting
information related to your local authority. 

        

Our Response: 

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the
fiscal year 2018/19?*
 
£599,783.18

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the
fiscal year 2009/10?*
 
£1,109,688.00
 
*Note: These refer to the Department for Transport’s definition of a
supported bus service as: “one where a local transport authority has
invited tenders for the operation of a service (not e.g. seats on a
bus or subsidised tickets etc), and a contract exists as a result of
that tender”. Please, exclude extra sources of funding such as
Section 106/developer funding, Community Infrastructure Levy, local
authority staffing and publicity, RTPI expenditure and revenue, the
Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), Local Education Authority funding
for home to school transport, NHS-funded non-emergency patient
transport, social services transport, voluntary transport and other
central and national government grants or income streams.
 
3. How many and which supported routes have had cuts in services in
the fiscal year 2018/19 and (for example loss of weekend or evening
services)?  Please state if these are partial (the numbered service
still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is
completely withdrawn) cuts.
 
Partial cuts to the 61 & 62 service
 
4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been
taken on commercially?
 
None
 
5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr
olds in mainstream education) in 2018/19?
 
£778,289.83
 
5b. How many pupils was this for?
 
The average number of students transported was 1102
 
6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr
olds in mainstream education) in 2013/14?
 
£635,233.48
 
6b. How many pupils was this for?
 
The average number of students transported was 1038
 
The information provided will be used as part of a national picture
of the effect of changes to central Government funding has had on the
provision of local bus services. In each case we are only requesting
information related to your local authority
  

 

       

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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please
contact the Information Specialist, Peterborough City Council, Town
Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1HG; Telephone: 01733 452533,
e-mail: [3][Peterborough City Council request email]

 

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Yours faithfully

 

Tracey Wright

Information Specialist

Peterborough City Council

Town Hall

Peterborough

PE1 1HG

 

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Telephone 01733 452533

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Tracey,

Thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport