Lewisham Borough Councils current policy on bus/tram, lane/gate enforcement on Christmas Day?

David Blythen made this Freedom of Information request to Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

I wish to know if you 'enforce' bus/tram, lanes/gates on Christmas Day, when no buses or trams (whichever is applicable) are in operation?

I am asking this same question to a number of Councils across the UK to find out what their policy is on enforcing contraventions on Christmas Day?

Yours faithfully,

David Blythen

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

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Fowler, Joel, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Blythen,


Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding.


Freedom of Information request: 423799.


Thank you for your request for information held by London Borough of
Lewisham, copied below for ease-


I wish to know if you ‘enforce’ bus/tram, lanes/gates on Christmas Day,
when no buses or trams (whichever is applicable) are in operation?


We can respond to your request for information as follows.


Bus lane enforcement operates within Lewisham 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 365 days a year.


We hope you will find the above information helpful.


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Joel Fowler

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London Borough of Lewisham

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Dear Fowler, Joel,

Thank you for your response.

As there are not always 365 days in a year, please could you be more clearer on whether you enforce contraventions on Christmas Day.

I would prefer a very clear yes or no answer.

Yours sincerely,

David Blythen

Fowler, Joel, Lewisham Borough Council

Hello Mr Blythen,


Yes, bus lane enforcement operates on Christmas Day.


I hope this clarifies my early response.





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Stevens, Wendy, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Blythen
Thank you for your further email and sorry for the delay in replying to
We can confirm that this does include Christmas day.
Kind regards
Wendy Stevens
Senior Customer Resolutions Officer
Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team.

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