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Dear Gwynedd Council,

For the financial year 2018/19 could you please provide the following information concerning all bus routes that receive a subsidy via Gwynedd Council (This refers to the Department for Transport’s definition of a supported bus service as: “one where a local transport authority has invited tenders for the operation of a service (not e.g. seats on a bus or subsidised tickets etc), and a contract exists as a result of that tender”. Please, exclude extra sources of funding such as Section 106/developer funding, Community Infrastructure Levy, local authority staffing and publicity, RTPI expenditure and revenue, the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), Local Education Authority funding for home to school transport, NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport, social services transport, voluntary transport and other central and national government grants or income streams). :
1. Total amount of subsidy for all bus services for the year;
2. The routes (service number and operator) where subsidies are paid and the annual amount of subsidy for each route
3. For each route please indicate the individual service times for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays that are subsidised services
4. Please provide the rational for the distribution of subsidy, the date when the rationale was set and most recently updated.
5. Please provide the most recent statistical data figures or other relevant information that have been used by the council as the basis for the 2018/19 distribution of subsidy
6. Could the Council please advise if it is currently carrying out a review of a) subsidised bus services, b) non subsidised bus services.
7 If it is carrying out such a review what is the purpose and scope of the review. Also if a review is or has recently been carried out is there any intention to use the information gathered to consider whether or not subsidised bus services can be replaced by on demand style minibus type services (or similar)

Yours faithfully,
Anne Bennett

Gwynedd Council

Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Anne Bennett,

Freedom of Information (ref 2)

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

Your request has been passed to me to process and I can confirm that it
has been logged under the reference number 2.

The Council may take up to 20 working days, from the date of receipt, to
respond to your request. You should therefore receive the information you
have requested, subject to the application of any exemptions permitted
under the Act, by 01/05/2019. If you require further information please
contact me by phone on 01286 679809 or by emailing
[1][email address].cymru by quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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Rhyddid Gwybodaeth,

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Rhyddid Gwybodaeth / Freedom of Information

Dear Anne Bennett,

Freedom of Information (ref 2)

Thank you for your recent request. Please see below and attached for the
information requested:

 

1. Total amount of subsidy for all bus services for the year; - The total
subsidy for bus service routes for period 2018-19 was £1,702,479.04

2. The routes (service number and operator) where subsidies are paid and
the annual amount of subsidy for each route – gweler y PDF ynghlwm

3. For each route please indicate the individual service times for
weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays that are subsidised services – see
attached

4. Please provide the rational for the distribution of subsidy, the date
when the rationale was set and most recently updated. - All applicable
service are tendered as per the Councils procurement procedures as and
when required.

5. Please provide the most recent statistical data figures or other
relevant information that have been used by the council as the basis for
the 2018/19 distribution of subsidy - All applicable service are tendered
as per the Councils procurement procedures as and when required.

6. Could the Council please advise if it is currently carrying out a
review of a) subsidised bus services, b) non subsidised bus services. -
The Council is currently carrying out a review on all subsidised routes.

7 If it is carrying out such a review what is the purpose and scope of the
review. Also if a review is or has recently been carried out is there any
intention to use the information gathered to consider whether or not
subsidised bus services can be replaced by on demand style minibus type
services (or similar) - The purpose of our review is to determine the
social value created from different public transport routes (subsidised by
the Council) by assessing the significance of the service to passengers.
To estimate the social value of different bus routes in Gwynedd, we
propose a social return on investment (SROI) analysis.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,
Gwawr Owen

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