Motorway cleaning costs and audits

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Highways Agency

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Highways Agency.

Dear Highways Agency,

Please refer to this parliamentary answer about the cost of clearing litter from the Highways Agency's network:

Please let me have:

1. a copy of the calculations which formed the basis of the estimate of £40 per sack and £9.6 million.

2. a copy of the last 4 monthly audits of environmental amenity referred to.

3. the last such audit performed which includes junction 1 of the M40

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Good morning Peter,

Thank you for your e-mail to the Highways Agency Information Line dated Mon 30/04/2012 at 16:11. Your FOI enquiry regarding Motorway cleaning costs and audits has been passed to the relevant team within the Highways Agency and they will respond to you within a maximum of 20 working days.

Your reference number for this enquiry is 1330150.

Kind regards

Niall O'Grady
Highways Agency Information Line
0300 123 5000
Highways Agency, National Traffic Ops. Centre, 3 Ridgeway, Quinton Bus. Park, Birmingham, B32 1AF.
GTN: 6186 8361

Safe roads, Reliable journeys, Informed travellers
Highways Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport.

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From: Castleman, Robert
Sent: 24 May 2012 10:04
To: '[email address]'
Cc: Wells, Nick
Subject: Your requests for information
Dear Mr Silverman
Please see the attached letter in relation to your requests.
Robert Castleman
Highways Agency | Federated House | London Road | Dorking | RH4 1SZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1306 878250 | Mobile: + 44 (0) 7710 958553
Web: [1]
GTN: 3904 8250

Safe roads, reliable journeys, informed travellers
Highways Agency, an executive agency of the Department for Transport.

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Eton Bell left an annotation ()

This it's the rudest reply seen so far on this forum,from FIO unbelievable

Peter Silverman left an annotation ()

Eton, Thank you for taking an interest in this case.

I agree with your assessment.

The refusal was backed by the Information Commissioner so I had to appeal to the Information Tribunal.

You can read more about this here:

Peter Silverman

Eton Bell left an annotation ()

I am pleased to learnt that had taking this to court and even more that Judge has ruled on your favour, we are very lucky having excellent Judges in this country.

Mr D Swift left an annotation ()

Soz Peter

I did try to tell you earlier that multiple requests from the same source
will eventually be refused as unreasonable
Thats why I started using friends and relations to post for me.
You just hide under the barrage and fire at will
Told you they don't like it up em and are a nasty bunch when prodded with a stick