Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Gwynedd 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 Welsh Government Bus Service Support Grant (BSSG), 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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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

Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Chris Todd,

Freedom of Information (ref 59)

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 59.

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 22/05/2019. If you require further information please
contact me by phone on 01286 679809 or by emailing
[1][email address].cymru by quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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Campaign for Better Transport

Dear Gwawr Owen,

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

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

Thank you for the email below. I will contact the relevant officer and get back to you.

Many Thanks
Gwawr Owen

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Dear Gwawr Owen,

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

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Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Chris Todd,

Freedom of Information (ref 59)

Thank you for your recent request. Please see below for the information
requested:

 

1. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2018/19?* - £1,921,248.30

2. What was the total net spend for supported bus services in the fiscal
year 2009/10?* - £2,161,705.40

*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 Welsh Government
Bus Service Support Grant (BSSG), 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.
- None

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? - £2,390,794.70

5b. How many pupils was this for? - 2441

6a. What was the total net spend on free school transport (11-16yr olds in
mainstream education) in 2013/14? - £2,412,930.02

6b. How many pupils was this for? Information not available

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.

 

Please note that where information is subject to copyright belonging to
the Council, you will need to obtain the permission of the Council to
re-use it for purposes other than private study or non-commercial
research. The Council may charge for re-use. Where third party copyright
material is disclosed, you must obtain permission to re-use from the
copyright holders concerned.

 

Complaints

 

If you are unhappy with the way the Council has handled your request, you
may ask for an internal review. Please contact me if you require an
internal review of your case. An internal review will be conducted by the
Monitoring Officer or Head of Service and we will aim to respond within 20
working days. However, if we are unable to complete the review by this
date, we will advise you accordingly.

 

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. Please see below for the contact details:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

2^nd Floor

Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF102HH

 

Telephone: 02920 678400

Email: [1][email address]

Fax: 02920 678399

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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