Bus service provision

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Stockton on Tees 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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Chris Todd

 

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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(01642) 527521

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FOI and Complaints, Stockton on Tees Council

This document was classified as: OFFICIAL

Dear Chris Todd

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 0188/1920

Thank you for your correspondence received on 23 April 2019. In response
to your request I can now provide the following information.

Q1.What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2018/19?
A1. £0

Q2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2009/10?
A2. Information no longer held.

Q3. 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.
A3. None

Q4. How many and which of the previously supported routes have been taken
on commercially?
A4. Not known

Q5a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds
in mainstream education) in 2018/19?
A5a. We cannot provide the information for mainstream only transport as
this is included within the SEN transport costs.

Q5b. How many pupils was this for?
A5b. 779

Q6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds
in mainstream education) in 2013/14?
A6a. We cannot provide the information for mainstream only transport as
this is included within the SEN transport costs.

Q6b. How many pupils was this for?
A6b. Information no longer held.

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Yours sincerely,

Hannah Young
Information Governance Team
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
(01642) 527521
[email address]
www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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