Car Parking

Keith Coventry made this Freedom of Information request to Plymouth City Council

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Dear Plymouth City Council,

Can you provide me with the following information under the freedom of information act.

1. Locations of all car parking spaces of which PCC patrol for reasons of parking infringement.

Your website does not give on street parking. Does this need updating with on street parking?

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/tran...

2. What procedure does PCC use to get to the amount that PCC charge for use of a PCC parking space?

3. Total number of Penalty Charge Notice that PCC have made in the last 5 years - in yearly totals. Please use this figure for 3a and 3b and split in to years.

3a. Number of PCN that have been contested and won.

3b. Number of PCN that have been contested and lost.

4. Number of PCN issued where a vehicle was illegally parked in a disabled bay.

5. Guidelines issues to Civil enforcement officer of how to deal with issuing PCN. (London use http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/service...)

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr K Coventry

Info, Plymouth City Council

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White, Natasha, Plymouth City Council

Please ask for: Natasha White

Date of request: 24/07/15 My Ref PTH/FOI/876811

Dear Mr Coventry,

Your Freedom of Information request has been acknowledged. The Council will seek to provide the information that you have requested within the next 20 working days, 18th August 2015, or let you know how you can obtain it. We may not be able to provide everything you have requested if we do not hold the information or if an exemption or exception to releasing the information applies. If we are not able to release the information we will contact you and explain why.

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Regards,

Natasha White
Parking Systems Officer
Street Services
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752306937
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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White, Natasha, Plymouth City Council

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FOI Ref: 876811

Please ask for: Natasha White

 

Dear Mr Coventry,

 

Thank you for your request for information below which is being handled
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and this e-mail is a full
response to that application.

 

You asked for:-

 

1.Locations of all car parking spaces of which PCC patrol for reasons of
parking infringement.

 

1A) Please use the following link which outlines Plymouth City Council On
and Off Street Parking Spaces:

[1]http://vsapp71/dev/homepage/councilandde...

 

2. What procedure does PCC use to get to the amount that PCC charge for
use of a PCC parking space?

 

2A) Plymouth City Council will consider the following when determining the
fee charged for a parking space: -

 

-       The cost of running and maintaining an asset

-       Location of the asset and what purpose it serves

-       Alternative parking in the area

-       Who is likely to be using the asset

-       Charges of alternative providers

-       Impact on sustainable travel/public transport services

-       Consistency with other similar Council facilities

 

In respect to procedures, when setting a charge or reviewing a charge
these have to be approved by the Cabinet Member for Transport and the
process of setting any fee is subject to public consultation.

 

3. Total number of Penalty Charge Notice that PCC have made in the last 5
years - in yearly totals.  Please use this figure for 3a and 3b and split
into years:

 

3A) The information you have requested is set out in the tables below.
Please note that PCN data held in Plymouth City Council’s Data System is
regularly purged to comply with the Council’s data retention policies and
to conform to DVLA requirements. Cases which have been closed are not kept
for a period longer than 2 years. In view of this we are unable to report
accurately PCN information which is older than 2 years:

 

  Total Number of PCNs Issued
2013/2014 74,464
2014/2015 75,466

 

3a. Number of PCN that have been contested and won.

 

  Number of PCNs contested and won
2013/2014 3,806
2014/2015 4,408

 

 

3b. Number of PCN that have been contested and lost.

 

  Number of PCNs contested and lost
2013/2014 15,817
2014/2015 18,121

 

 

4.  Number of PCN issued where a vehicle was illegally parked in a
disabled bay.

 

  Number of PCNs issued where a vehicle was illegally parked in a
disabled bay
2013/2014 883
2014/2015 697

 

 

5.  Guidelines issued to Civil enforcement officers on how to deal with
issuing PCN.  (London use
[2]http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/service...)

 

5A) Plymouth City Council Civil Enforcement Officers enforce under the
Traffic Management Act 2004. Please see the attached Operational Guidance
to Local Authorities on Parking Policy and Enforcement and use the link
below for information on Plymouth City Council’s guide for Civil
Enforcement Parking:

[3]http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/de/civil_park...

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Natasha White
Parking Systems Officer
Street Services
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House

West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752306937
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Dear Natasha White,

The link you send me regarding part 1 does not work. Can you check the link please and advise.

Kind Regards

Mr K Coventry

White, Natasha, Plymouth City Council

Dear Mr Coventry,

My apologies that the link has not worked for you in my previous email...

Please try the link again below which I have put in:

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/coun...

If this still does not work for you, if you go onto the Plymouth City Council homepage: www.plymouth.gov.uk
Then click on council and democracy, Access Information, Council Data and Transparency and then select parking from the list, you will be able to view the information you require.

Many thanks in advance and kind regards,

Natasha

Natasha White
Parking Systems Officer
Street Services
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ

T +441752306937
E [email address]
www.plymouth.gov.uk

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