Ghost streets

Chris Richards made this Freedom of Information request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Newcastle upon Tyne City Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

Could you please let me know the full cost of setting up the website called "Ghost Streets" including web design, photography, hosting, publicity, videos and all other associated costs (including staffing) together with the ongoing annual cost of maintaining and updating this site.

Could you also provide a copy of the cost/benefit analysis that was done to support the decision to do this together with a copy of the equalities impact assessment that was done and any reports on the projected reductions in road accidents that you expect this site to make (including the objective basis of these assumptions).

If no cost benefit analysis was done please provide instead copies of the reports and committee papers that were produced to justify the decision.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Richards

FOI Requests, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

RFI - 3169

Thank you for your request for information received on 25th February
2011 I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 I have passed your request to relevant colleagues, and we will
respond to your request within 20 working days of receipt.



Gemma Snowball
Senior Admin Assistant
Chief Executives Office
Corporate Services
0191 211 6046 / x26046

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FOI Requests, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your request for information received on 25 February 2011.

Newcastle City Council does not hold any of the information that you
have requested. The "Ghost Streets" website was set up and funded by
Road Safety GB, so you should direct your queries to them. I do not know
if they are covered by the Freedom of Information Act, but they may be
happy to respond to your queries regardless. You can find contact
details for Road Safety GB on their website:

If you are unhappy with our response to your request you can ask for an
internal review of our decision. Please send details of your request for
review to the following address:

Information Governance Coordinator
Chief Executive's Directorate
Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 2BN
Telephone: 0191 277 7666
E-mail: [Newcastle upon Tyne City Council request email]

If you are still unhappy with how we have handled your request following
our internal review you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
Contact details are as follows:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
E-mail: [email address]


Peter Dinsdale
Information Governance Officer (FOI & Data Protection)
0191 277 7038 ext 27038

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Ford, Cheryl, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Mr Richards

Thank you for your communication.

The Website for Ghost Street does not belong to Newcastle City Council
and therefore I am unable to provide you with a break down of costs for
the site or the reports you request.

The site is managed by a company called Dynamic Advertising and was
developed by Road Safety Officers who are part of Road Safety GB North


Cheryl Ford

Road Safety Manager
Newcastle City Council
Technical Services
Environment and Regeneration Directorate
Room 909 Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Office Tel: 0191 2115961
[mobile number]
Fax: 0191 2114843
Email: [email address]

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