Dear Hampshire Constabulary,
I would like to request a FOI disclosure which is basically to understand the annual money payments to Serco and Gatso for the calibration and maintenance of cameras, staff training, and how the speed is calculated as part of the secondary check.
Q1. How many fixed post Gatso (FPG) and Gatso Red Light(GRL) cameras were in use, on an annual basis, by your partnership in the past three financial years?
Q2.For these cameras, for the past three financial years, what were the total cost amounts paid(TCAP) for the annual calibration of these cameras, identifying the TCAP to intermediate agents such as Serco and the company Gatsometer B.V, and the additional amounts of V.A.T added ?
Q3.Please confirm if the partnership have ownership of these cameras, paid in full, or any other arrangement.
Q4.Please confirm if the calibration contracts (CC) have been agreed for a fixed term with break penalty clauses or negotiated annually, if the CC are inclusive of a greater contract regarding maintenance, and who signed the contracts on behalf of the partnership.
Q5.After the cameras have been returned following calibration please confirm if, apart from the calibration certificate, Gatsometer B.V provide a report on any faults detected and items replaced and, if so, please identify the items, including batteries, that have required replacement.
Q6 After calibration, please confirm if the cameras are returned with a shutter speed of two photographs at intervals of 0.5 seconds, and if your Camera Enforcement Officers make any adjustments to the shutter speed or flash setting prior to reinstallation and, if so, what are the setting adjustments?.
Q7.Regarding the secondary check viewing, please advise how the viewing staff are trained for their task, who does the training, are certificates of completion provided, and are the staff given post training assessments or hard copy reference documentation. Is the work of the viewing staff audited or reviewed at intervals?
Q8.For FPG please confirm the distance between the calibration lines on the road which are part of the secondary check, so that one can calculate the speed if five lines are passed.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Hampshire Constabulary

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Dear Hampshire Constabulary FOI,

The purpose behind Q2 of my recent FOI is to calculate the unit cost of calibrating one Gatso Speed and one Gatso Red light camera.
If it is troublesome for you to add up the individual payments to Serco for calibration it will be acceptable to simply know the agreed calibration payment for each camera type over the three year period to assess the trend.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Hampshire Constabulary

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Rebecca Warhurst
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Hampshire Constabulary
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Dear Ms Warhurst,
Thank you for your helpful reply in which you confirm that Hampshire only have 14 Gatso Redlight cameras and no Gatso speed cameras.

Unfortunately the answer to Q2 still causes me confusion because it is a single figure and does not mention if it includes any VAT.

I would appreciate knowing the agreed cost of calibrating a single Redlight camera for each of the past three financial years, to observe the price increase trend.

I would appreciate knowing if the agreed cost figures quoted are inclusive of VAT as I am not sure if calibration work done in Holland attracts any U.K tax.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Fallon

I have forwarded your request for internal appeal.

The force will make every effort to respond to you on or before Wednesday 26th October, 2011.

Best wishes
Rebecca Warhurst

Rebecca Warhurst
Freedom of Information Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814789
Internal Extension 79-1765
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Dear Ms Warhurst,

I don`t know why you are treating this as an appeal as I am simply requesting clarification, which could be treated as a new FOI or as a clarification request.

I have not found your answers to be unhelpful.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Fallon

I am happy to register the question as a new request if you'd prefer.

Please confirm either way.

Best wishes
Rebecca Warhurst

Rebecca Warhurst
Freedom of Information Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814789
Internal Extension 79-1765
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Dear Ms Warhurst,

Yes, please treat it as a new request.

You have been very helpful and there is nothing to appeal about.

Sorry that I did not format my original request more specifically but I did not realise that some data would be pooled.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Mr Fallon
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/02633/11
The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
was received by the Freedom of Information Section at Hampshire
Constabulary on the date listed above:
 

* The agreed cost of calibrating a single red light camera for each of
the past three financial years, to observe the price increase trend. 
I would appreciate knowing if the agreed cost figures quoted are
inclusive of VAT

 
Your request will be considered in accordance with the legislation and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days,
subject to the provisions of the Act.  In the unlikely event that
Hampshire Constabulary is unable to meet the 20 working day deadline, you
will be informed as soon as possible and given a revised time-scale for
response.
 
To be accepted, any clarification(s) to your request must be submitted in
writing directly to the FOI Team at Hampshire Constabulary. 
 
If your request requires either full or partial transference to another
public authority, you will be informed.  Should you have any further
enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact Rebecca Warhurst
on telephone number 01962 814789 quoting the reference number above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Rebecca Warhurst
Freedom of Information Officer
 
Rebecca Warhurst
Freedom of Information Officer
Hampshire Constabulary
Direct Dial 01962 814789
Internal Extension 79-1765
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Dear Ms Warhurst,

Thank you for your response confirming the costs of calibration of Gatso Red Light Cameras for Hampshire Constabulary.

2009/2010 £430,2010/2011 £452,2011/2012 £480

I note that these figures exclude VAT, and I have obviously presumed the typographical error 2001/2012 reads as 2011/2012.

Thanking you for your help in completing this FOI.

Yours faithfully,

dennis fallon

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