Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

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Dear Ceredigion Council,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the Council and the number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q2. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q3. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

hpw, Ceredigion Council

Dear Mr Panchaud

Thank you for your email of the 16th September 2010. I am writing to inform you that your correspondence is being dealt in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

We aim to respond to you in full within 20 working days from receipt of your email and will let you know if it is going to take longer.

regards

Llinos Davies
Admin Officer
Ext 2401

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Llinos Davies, Ceredigion Council

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Dear Sir,

Freedom Of Information Request for Mis-fuelling of Motor Vehicles

Ceredigion County Council has 280 diesel vehicles, none have which have
been mis-fuelled within the last two years.

All of Ceredigion County Council's vehicles are maintained in-house by our
Transport Maintenance Unit.

If you have any complaints, please write to the Assistant Chief Executive
- Legal Services, Ceredigion County Council, Penmorfa, Aberaeron,
Ceredigion SA46 OPA. If this fails to resolve the matter to your
satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner.

Thank you.

Ruth Higham

Office Manager

Property Maintenance & Facilities

Glanyrafon Depot

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate

Aberystwyth

SY23 3JQ

Tel: 01970 633900

Fax: 01970633901

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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw golledion
a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch atgoffir o'r
angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw’r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

The information in this email and any attachments is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s). If you are not the
intended recipient, or person responsible for delivering this information
to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately. Unless you
are the intended recipient or his/her representative you are not authorised
to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this message or any
part of it.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.

Llinos Davies, Ceredigion Council

Llinos Davies would like to recall the message, "FOI".
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Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw golledion
a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch atgoffir o'r
angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw’r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

The information in this email and any attachments is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s). If you are not the
intended recipient, or person responsible for delivering this information
to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately. Unless you
are the intended recipient or his/her representative you are not authorised
to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this message or any
part of it.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.

hpw, Ceredigion Council

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Dear Sir,

Freedom Of Information Request for Mis-fuelling of Motor Vehicles

Ceredigion County Council has 280 diesel vehicles, none have which have
been mis-fuelled within the last two years.

All of Ceredigion County Council's vehicles are maintained in-house by our
Transport Maintenance Unit.

If you have any complaints, please write to the Assistant Chief Executive
- Legal Services, Ceredigion County Council, Penmorfa, Aberaeron,
Ceredigion SA46 OPA. If this fails to resolve the matter to your
satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner.

Thank you.

Ruth Higham

Office Manager

Property Maintenance & Facilities

Glanyrafon Depot

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate

Aberystwyth

SY23 3JQ

Tel: 01970 633900

Fax: 01970633901

--
Ymwadiad:

Er y cymerir pob gofal posib i sicrhau cywirdeb unrhyw wybodaeth a chyngor
a roddir yn yr ohebiaeth hon, ni dderbynnir atebolrwydd am unrhyw golledion
a all godi o unrhyw gamgymeriadau sy'n gynwysedig ac fe'ch atgoffir o'r
angen i chi ofyn am gyngor proffesiynol eich hun.

Bwriedir y neges ebost hon, ac unrhyw atodiadau iddi, at sylw'r person(au)
y'i danfonwyd atynt yn unig. Os nad chi yw'r derbynnydd y cyfeiriwyd y
neges hon ato ef neu hi, neu'r person sydd gyfrifol am drosglwyddo'r neges
hon iddo ef neu hi, mi ddylech hysbysu'r anfonwr ar eich union. Oni bai
mai chi yw'r person neu gynrychiolydd y person y cyfeiriwyd y neges hon at
ef neu hi nid ydych wedi eich awdurdodi i, ac ni ddylech chi, ddarllen,
copio, dosbarthu, defnyddio na chadw’r neges hon nac unrhyw gyfran ohoni.

O dan y Ddeddf Amddiffyn Data 1998 a Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 gellir
datgelu cynnwys y negest ebost hon.

Disclaimer:

While reasonable care is taken to ensure the correctness of any
information and advice given in this correspondence no liability is
accepted for losses arising from any errors contained in it and you are
reminded of the need to obtain your own professional advice.

The information in this email and any attachments is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s). If you are not the
intended recipient, or person responsible for delivering this information
to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately. Unless you
are the intended recipient or his/her representative you are not authorised
to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this message or any
part of it.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the contents of this email may be disclosed.