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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead,

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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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

AfC RBWM FOI,

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AfC RBWM FOI,

Dear Mr Todd,
As you request refers to Transport I have redirected it to the Royal
Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, who will reply in due course,
Best Wishes,

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Dear Mr Todd

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your information request below. It
has been allocated reference number ER73680.

 

The Environmental Information Regulations allows for 20 working days to
process requests. This period expires on 22nd May 2019.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Angelica Popa

Information Governance and Elections Officer

Law & Governance Service

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Town Hall, St. Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

 

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear FOI,

Please could update me as to how this request is progressing? The requested information is now 2 weeks overdue.

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport

foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mr Todd

Please accept my apologies that your request is being delayed. We are still chasing the relevant service for the information you have requested. You will receive a response as soon as we have all the data requested.

Kind regards

Angelica Popa
Information Governance and Elections Officer
Information Governance Team
Law & Governance Service
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Town Hall, St. Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
T: 01628-685806

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Angelica,

I was wondering whether you had an update on the response to my request as it is now over 4 weeks late.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Campaign for Better Transport

foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mr Todd

I am sorry that it is taking us such a long time to collate the information you requested. We are still waiting some information for Q3 & 4 of your request. I have chased the service again today and hope I will be able to respond to your request shortly.

Kind regards

Angelica Popa
Information Governance and Elections Officer
Information Governance Team
Law & Governance Service
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Town Hall, St. Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
T: 01628-685806

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foi, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Dear Mr Todd

 

Please accept my apologies for the length of time it has taken me to
respond to your information request. Your questions and our answers are as
follows:

 

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

Net spend for supported bus services in 2018/2019 was £839k.

 

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

Net spend for supported bus services in 2009/2010 was £776k.

 

*Please note that these amounts are what the council has paid to the bus
companies for providing a subsidised bus service within the borough.

Figures are rounded to the nearest £1000

In 2018/2019 the council received a BSOG central government grant of £76k
towards the cost of providing a subsidised bus service, this has been
ignored from the figure above.

 

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.

No cuts other than minor timetable amendments by the operators.

 

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

None

 

*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.

 

*Please note the answers below were supplied by the Transport Team Leader
at Achieving for Children (AfC).

 

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

£497,159.52

 

5b. How many pupils was this for?

510

 

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

£493,158.98

 

6b. How many pupils was this for?

490

 

This concludes your information request.

 

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your request please write to:

 

Jennifer Shaw

Data Protection Officer/ Senior Information Governance Officer

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St Ives Road

Maidenhead

SL6 1RF

or send an e-mail to [1][RBWM request email]

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelica Popa

Information Governance and Elections Officer

Law & Governance Service

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Town Hall, St. Ives Road

Maidenhead SL6 1RF

 

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