Duties relating to journeys to and from institutions where education or training is delivered

Waiting for an internal review by Warwickshire County Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Warwickshire County Council,

1. Section 508A of the Act places a general duty on local authorities to promote the
use of sustainable travel and transport2
. The duty applies to children and young people of
compulsory school age who travel to receive education or training in a local authority’s
area3
. The duty relates to journeys to and from institutions where education or training is
delivered.
2. There are five main elements to the duty which local authorities must undertake:
• an assessment of the travel and transport needs of children, and young people
within the authority’s area;
• an audit of the sustainable travel and transport infrastructure within the
authority’s area that may be used when travelling to and from, or between
schools/institutions;
• a strategy to develop the sustainable travel and transport infrastructure within
the authority so that the travel and transport needs of children and young
people are best catered for;
• the promotion of sustainable travel and transport modes on the journey to,
from, and between schools and other institutions; and
• the publication of Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy.
3. The Act defines sustainable modes of travel as those that the local authority
considers may improve the physical well-being of those who use them, the environmental
well-being of all or part of the local authority’s area, or a combination of the two.

You may well recognise the above as Statutory Guidance from the DfE for Home To School Transport.

Can you please provide the following, as per point 2, that you have a duty to hold:
• the assessment of the travel and transport needs of children, and young people
within the authority’s area;
• The audit of the sustainable travel and transport infrastructure within the
authority’s area that may be used when travelling to and from, or between
schools/institutions;
• The strategy to develop the sustainable travel and transport infrastructure within
the authority so that the travel and transport needs of children and young
people are best catered for;
• Information you store relating to the promotion of sustainable travel and transport modes on the journey to, from, and between schools and other institutions; and
• the publication of Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

 
Information request
Our reference: 1871328

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Dear Mr Pearsall
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 6 October
2016.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 3 November 2016.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000may restrict the release of some or all
of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment and
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of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 

 Kind regards

Jonathan Sheward
Information Rights Officer

Information Management
Warwickshire County Council
Information Management
Shire Hall, Warwick CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 418633

 

 
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Information request
Our reference: 1871328

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Dear Mr Pearsall,
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 6 October 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Sheward

Information Rights Officer
Information Management
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

Tel: 01926 418633
E-mail: [email address]

 

 
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

1871328

Now, I'm confident that you'll be aware that your response fails to be compliant with the requirements of the foia.

Can you please review your response, as you have a lawful requirement to either refuse to provide information, or provide a copy of all information you hold. Neither of these actions have been done.

I look forward to your prompt response to my review.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Pearsall

 
Information request
Our reference: 1871328

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Dear Mr Pearsall,
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 3 November 2016. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that we are considering your concerns and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 1 December 2016.
 

Kind regards

Jonathan Sheward

Information Rights Officer
Information Management
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL

Tel: 01926 418633
E-mail: [email address]

  

NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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