Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Dales District Council

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Dear Derbyshire Dales District 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

Reading, Annette, Derbyshire Dales District Council

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Horsfield, Phillip, Derbyshire Dales District Council

Dear Mr Panchaud

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which has been forwarded to the relevant section.

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is 13th October 2010.

If you have any queries about this request please do not hesitate to contact me. Please quote reference number FOI/220/10 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Phillip Horsfield

Solicitor

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Horsfield, Phillip, Derbyshire Dales District Council

Dear Mr Panchaud

Thank you for you request for information. The answers are as follows :

Lease cars

24 diesel

3 hybrid

1 Petrol

Leased from Lombard Vehicle management and TCH Leasing

No mis-fueling incidents

I hope this deals with your request. If you are unhappy with the outcome,
then you have the right to complain to the Complaints Officer at
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock DE4 3NN who will
provide you with details of the Complaints Procedure. Alternatively,
having exhausted the Council's complaints procedure you may complain to
the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Freedom of
Information Act.

Yours sincerely

Phillip Horsfield

Solicitor

email: [email address]

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Finlay, Heidi, Derbyshire Dales District Council

Dear Nick,

Thank you for your enquiry.

We currently have 61 Fleet vehicles that are diesel and 24 diesel lease cars.
We have not had any mis-fueling incidents in the last two years and therefore no costs for repairs of this nature.
Lease vehicles are leased from Lombard Vehicle management and TCH Leasing

Hope that this information answers your enquiry.

Regards

Heidi Finlay
Head of Environmental Services
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Town Hall
Matlock
DE4 3NN

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