Campaign for Better Transport

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if these are partial (the numbered service still runs but on fewer times) or total (the numbered service is completely withdrawn) cuts.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

Information Compliance, Powys County Council

 

Rheoli Gwybodaeth/

Information Compliance

Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw gofynnwch am

  Information Compliance

  Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        

  Email/Llythyru electronig: [1][email address]

  Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2019-0477

  Date / Dyddiad:   23/04/19

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: F2019/0477

 

Dear Mr Todd

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on 
23/04/2019, in which you requested details of the following:

 

Bus Service Provision    

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

The due date for responding to this request for information is 22/05/2019.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

We keep your details safe and we have updated our privacy notice in line
with the requirements set out in General Data Protection Regulations.  We
will only ever use the details you share with us to enable us to undertake
our statutory obligations.  You can find out more by looking on our web
site. [2]https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

 

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Information Compliance, Powys County Council

Apologies

please note that the reference number is F2019-0478

 

Kind regards,

 

 

From: Information Compliance
Sent: 23 April 2019 15:47
To: 'Campaign for Better Transport'
<[FOI #570436 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement - F2019-0477- Bus Service Provision

 

 

Rheoli Gwybodaeth/

Information Compliance

Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw gofynnwch am

  Information Compliance

  Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        

  Email/Llythyru electronig: [1][email address]

  Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2019-0477

  Date / Dyddiad:   23/04/19

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: F2019/0477

 

Dear Mr Todd

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on 
23/04/2019, in which you requested details of the following:

 

Bus Service Provision    

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

The due date for responding to this request for information is 22/05/2019.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

We keep your details safe and we have updated our privacy notice in line
with the requirements set out in General Data Protection Regulations.  We
will only ever use the details you share with us to enable us to undertake
our statutory obligations.  You can find out more by looking on our web
site. [2]https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

 

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

 

We regret the delay you have experienced with this request. We acknowledge
that Powys County Council has failed in its obligation under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, to provide you with a response to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please accept our
apologies for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

We are currently chasing the service area for the information you
requested in order to complete your FOI. As soon as we receive the
information we will do our upmost to issue a response as soon as possible.

 

Kind Regards ,

Information Compliance Team

 

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Information Compliance, Powys County Council

Dear, Mr. Todd

 

We regret the delay you have experienced with this request. We acknowledge
that Powys County Council has failed in its obligation under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, to provide you with a response to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please accept our
apologies for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Joe

 

Joseph Wozencraft

Information Compliance Officer

Powys County Council

__________________________________________
Tel           | Ffôn   | 01597 826238 |

Email      | Ebost | [1][email address]

 

Rheoli Gwybodaeth/

Information Compliance

Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw gofynnwch am

  Information Compliance

  Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        

  Email/Llythyru electronig: [2][email address]

  Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2019-0478

  Date / Dyddiad:   23/04/19

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: F2019/0478

 

Dear Mr Todd

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on 
23/04/2019, in which you requested details of the following:

 

Bus Service Provision    

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

The due date for responding to this request for information is 22/05/2019.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

We keep your details safe and we have updated our privacy notice in line
with the requirements set out in General Data Protection Regulations.  We
will only ever use the details you share with us to enable us to undertake
our statutory obligations.  You can find out more by looking on our web
site. [3]https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

 

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Cyfarwyddwr Strategol: Rheoli Gwybodaeth/
Adnoddau
Information Compliance
Acting Director: Resources
Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw
gofynnwch am
 
 
 
Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        
 
Email/Llythyru electronig:
[1][email address]

Our ref / Ein cyf:  F2019-0478

Date / Dyddiad:   07/11/2019

 

Reference No: F2019-0478

 

 

Dear Mr Todd

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 23/4/19 concerning Bus
Service Provision

 

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response:

 

The Request/The Resonse:

 

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

 

£4,631,142.47

 

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

 

£2,647,752.76

 

*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.

 

0

 

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

 

o T4 – From Brecon to Merthyr
o Tanat Valley now run 3 school routes commercially LF66. LF67, LF69

 

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

 

£3,646,397.31

 

5b. How many pupils was this for?

 

2962

 

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

 

£2,387,024.98

 

6b. How many pupils was this for?

 

1950

 

We regret the delay you have experienced with this request. We acknowledge
that Powys County Council has failed in its obligation under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, to provide you with a response to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please accept our
apologies for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

We believe that this request is now complete and shall be closed
immediately. Should any further information be requested regarding this
topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

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documents in a way that would infringe copyright.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
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If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to
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Compliance. We respectively remind you that complaints into the handling
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Information Act Code of Practice.

 

If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

2nd floor

Churchill House

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Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Tel: 029 2067 8400

Email: [4][email address]

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