Freedom of Information request for parking tickets issued and fines

Ben Bostock made this Freedom of Information request to Cardiff Council

The request was partially successful.

From: Ben Bostock

11 February 2011

Dear Cardiff Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I request the raw data
set of parking tickets issued in the name of Cardiff Council within
the last six-month period broken down by: date, time, location,
narrative of infraction, officer ID and gross income generated by
parking fines.
Ideally I would like the location unit to be 'street' but if this
is not practical then under your section 16 duty to advise and
assist I would expect you to contact me to discuss how you record
this Geo-spatial data so that I may narrow my request in a way that
works for both of us.
As a supplementary, under section 16, I would also ask that you
provide some detail about the recording processes of this parking
information. Eg what software is used? What data fields are used
and what other data sets it links to etc.

If this information is held by an outside contractor then it is
your responsibility under the FOIA to obtain that information. If
it is held by another public body then please can you inform me of
this and if possible transfer the request to that public body.

My preferred format to receive this information is by electronic
means. If you need any clarification of this request of if it is
too broad in any way please feel free to email me.

If some parts of this request are more difficult to answer than
others please release the answerable material as it is available
rather than hold up the entire request for the contested data. If
FOI requests of a similar nature have already been asked could you
please include your responses to those requests.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you
within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Bostock.

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From: Whittington, Gaynor
Cardiff Council

16 February 2011


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Please find attached a reply to your email dated 11 February 2011.

[email address]

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.

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From: Evans, Anne
Cardiff Council

14 March 2011

The sender would like to recall the message, "52468 - Freedom of
Information Request - Parking Tickets/Fines Issued".

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.

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From: Bradshaw, Phillip
Cardiff Council

15 March 2011


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Dear Mr Bostock

I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 11 February and
received by the Council on 12 February for raw data in relation to parking
tickets issued over a six month period.

I apologise for the delay in providing this data. This has been due to a
number of factors including difficulties in extracting data from the
recording system which is third party software and which does not provide
us with the functionality to extract this dataset directly. This response
is a replacement for a response previously posted which contained
information that wasn't part of your initial request.

I now enclose a report in PDF format of the data together with a copy in
CSV format. For presentation purposes these contain only a code for the
specific contravention. I therefore also enclose a report which sets out
what each of these codes relates to.

We record this data on bespoke software (CaseManager.Net) provided by
Chipside Limited : [1]http://www.chipside.com/company.asp#syst... It does
not directly link to any other datasets. It also records the Notice Number
(i.e. the number on the parking ticket issued, the make and colour of the
vehicle and its registration number.

Omitted at this stage is the gross income generated. I am not sure if this
was included in the original response, but I have returned this aspect to
the service area with a request that they add this as soon as possible.

Subject to that we supply this information based on your original request.
If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

If this information does not answer your enquiry or if you feel we have
not fully understood your request, you also have the right to ask for an
independent review of our response. If you wish to ask for a review please
set out in writing your reasons and send to The Information Manager,
Cardiff Council, Room CY5C County Hall, CARDIFF, CF10 4UW.

You also have a right under section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to review our handling of your
request. The Commissioner will however normally require you to ask for an
internal review before considering such an application.

You can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office (Wales)

Cambrian Buildings

Mount Stuart Square

Cardiff

CF10 5FL

[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk
Telephone: 029 2044 8044
Fax: 029 2044 8045
Email: [3][email address]

<<Contravention Codes.pdf>> <<CPE Data FOI.csv>> <<CPE Data FOI.pdf>>

Phillip Bradshaw

Information Manager
Democratic Services

Room CY5C, County Hall

EMail: [4][email address]

Phone:         029 2087 3346
Mobile :        07890 265987
Fax:              029 2087 3349

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Mae'n bosibl bod gwybodaeth gyfrinachol yn y neges hon. Os na chyfeirir y
neges atoch chi'n benodol (neu os nad ydych chi'n gyfrifol am
drosglwyddo'r neges i'r person a enwir), yna ni chewch gopio na
throsglwyddo'r neges. Mewn achos o'r fath, dylech ddinistrio'r neges a
hysbysu'r anfonwr drwy e-bost ar unwaith. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonydd ar
unwaith os nad ydych chi neu eich cyflogydd yn caniatau e-bost y Rhyngrwyd
am negeseuon fel hon. Rhaid deall nad yw'r safbwyntiau, y casgliadau a'r
wybodaeth arall yn y neges hon nad ydynt yn cyfeirio at fusnes swyddogol
Cyngor Dinas a Sir Caerdydd yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Sir nad yn cael
sel ei fendith. Caiff unrhyw negeseuon a anfonir at, neu o'r cyfeiriad
e-bost hwn eu prosesu gan system E-bost Gorfforaethol Cyngor Sir Caerdydd
a gallant gael eu harchwilio gan rywun heblaw'r person a enwir.

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Richard Taylor left an annotation (15 March 2011)

Quote-marks A message sent to this thread on Friday the 11th of March 2011 has been removed as it contained personal information.

This is explained in the replacement response above.

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From: Phillip Bradshaw
Cardiff Council

16 March 2011

Further to our previous response I would like to add that the Gross
income for the period 01/09/2010 - 28/02/2011 was £794,305.

Phil Bradshaw Information Manager

Cardiff Council

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