Parking account surplus

Alex Clark made this Freedom of Information request to Stroud District Council

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Dear Stroud District Council,

I would like to make the following Freedom of Information request:

Please provide a statement of use of the 2017/18 surplus from Stroud District Council's car parking account, which was £355,439 according to this statement: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/media/682473/c...

Yours faithfully,

Alex Clark

Stroud District Council

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Dear Alex

 

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Thank you for your request for information received by us on 08/10/2018.

 

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Dear Stroud District Council,

My request has been delayed as, by law, you should have responded within 20 days. What is the status of my request?

Yours faithfully,

Alex Clark

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Dear Sir,

 

Please follow this link, the usage of income surplus is stated on the
bottom half of the page;
[1]https://www.stroud.gov.uk/media/682473/c...

 

Please note, as your request was sent after office hours on 08/10/2018, it
was considered to have been received on the 09/10/2018 therefore the 20
days expiry date is today 06/11/2018.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Finance Department

Stroud District Council

 

 

 

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Dear Stroud District Council,

I do not find that a satisfactory response to my Freedom of Information request. I expected a more specific breakdown of the use of the parking account surplus, more like this response to this FoI request made to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council in 2009: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

The information I've asked for is not in the link you have shared because that link is too ambiguous. For instance 'Stratford Park' is a very broad category - what kind of services at Stratford Park? Car park wardens? Hedge trimming? 'Stratford Park' is at best a 'statement of where the money is spent' rather than a 'statement of what the money is being used for'.

Not to mention, not only are you supposed to respond within 20 days to an FoI, but you are ideally supposed to respond promptly. I fail to see why it took so long to send back the link I included in my original FoI.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Clark

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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• highways and transport (including street lighting)
• on-street parking
• children’s and youth services
• libraries
• adult services
• trading standards

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Stroud District Council

Dear Alex

Ref No: 4935

Thank you for your email of 12^th November 2018 requesting information
about the use of the parking account surplus.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
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Your Sincerely

 

Martin Hemphill

Business Support Officer

Stroud District Council

 

 

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Stroud District Council

Dear Alex

 

Ref No: 4935

 

Subject: Letter providing all the information requested

 

Further to my email where you requested information about Complaints about
Parking Account Surplus.

The information you requested is below:

The reference to Stratford Park relates to the overall site costs.

The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is  less prescriptive regarding the
use of surpluses accrued from off street parking than it is for on street
parking.  The previous figures quoted illustrate the total car park
account surplus, against the amounts spent on legitimate surplus uses. 
The surplus offsets a proportion of that expenditure, rather than being
used to fund specific projects.  Therefore, no further breakdown is
available.

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Services Manager for consideration.

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Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

 

Lauren Holbrow

Business Support Officer

Community Services

 

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