Parking Profits and Disposition - Charges + Penalties - Onstreet + Offstreet - 1991 to 2010

Alan Wright made this Freedom of Information request to Islington Borough Council

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Dear Islington Borough Council,

Please provide an XLS (not XLSX) Spreadsheet which contains details of the income from and expenditure on onstreet and offstreet parking and traffic provision and enforcement over the past 20 years.

Rows:

1991 Financial Year
Each year 1992-2009
Current financial year to end Dec 2010

In each case for 1991-2009, data is wanted to cover the appropriate financial year.

Column Headings:

1 - TOTAL PROFIT (or LOSS)
2 - TOTAL INCOME
3 - TOTAL COSTS

4 - ONSTREET INCOME TOTAL
5 - ONSTREET PARKING CHARGE INCOME - parking meters or pay & display meters
6 - ONSTREET PARKING PERMIT INCOME - permits + miscellaneous charges, eg dispensations
7 - ONSTREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 7a numbers of parking penalties issued + 7b actual income received
8 - ONSTREET TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 8a numbers of moving traffic penalties issued + 8b actual income received
9 - TOTAL ONSTREET PARKING COSTS

10 - TOTAL NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where some payment or permit is required
11 - NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where parking charges apply
12 - NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where permit parking is permitted

13 - OFFSTREET INCOME TOTAL
14 - OFFSTREET PARKING CHARGE INCOME - parking meters or pay & display meters
15 - OFFSTREET PARKING PERMIT INCOME - permits + miscellaneous charges, eg dispensations
16 - OFFSTREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 16a numbers of all penalties issued in car parks + 16b actual income received
17 - TOTAL OFFSTREET PARKING COSTS

18 - TOTAL NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where some payment or permit is required
19 - NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where parking charges apply
20 - NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where permit parking is permitted

21 - DISPOSITION OF ONSTREET PROFITS - use made of largest part of profit
22 - DISPOSITION OF OFFSTREET PROFITS - use made of largest part of profit

It is anticipated that some of the numbers in rows in columns will be zero before the council took over enforcement

It is anticipated that the numbers in rows in column 10 and 18 will be less than 11+12 and 19+20 respectively if some bays are shared use

By "where parking charges apply" is meant places where the general public may park on payment of a charge

By "where permit parking is permitted" is meant places where specific persons, eg residents or businesses may park on obtaining in advance some kind of permit. Normally this would be for a period of many days, but would include residents or business vouchers for their visitors.

It is anticipated that the numbers in rows in column 2 will be column 4+13
It is anticipated that the numbers in rows in column 3 will be column 9+20
It is anticipated that the numbers in rows in column 4 will be column 5+6+7b+8b
It is anticipated that the numbers in rows in column 13 will be column 14+15+16b

Please add a note of explanation should this not be so.

Please add columns if necessary to include other sources of income or costs, eg if the council contracts out or acts as a contractor

Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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London Borough of Islington

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Quinn, John, Islington Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wright

Thank you for your information request, received on 28 December 2010.

You requested the following information:

1 - TOTAL PROFIT (or LOSS)

2 - TOTAL INCOME

3 - TOTAL COSTS

4 - ONSTREET INCOME TOTAL

5 - ONSTREET PARKING CHARGE INCOME - parking meters or pay & display
meters

6 - ONSTREET PARKING PERMIT INCOME - permits + miscellaneous charges, eg
dispensations

7 - ONSTREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 7a numbers of
parking penalties issued + 7b actual income received

8 - ONSTREET TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 8a numbers of
moving traffic penalties issued + 8b actual income received

9 - TOTAL ONSTREET PARKING COSTS

10 - TOTAL NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where some payment or permit is
required

11 - NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where parking charges apply

12 - NUMBER OF ONSTREET BAYS where permit parking is permitted

13 - OFFSTREET INCOME TOTAL

14 - OFFSTREET PARKING CHARGE INCOME - parking meters or pay & display
meters

15 - OFFSTREET PARKING PERMIT INCOME - permits + miscellaneous charges,
eg dispensations

16 - OFFSTREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT INCOME - 2 sub columns, 16a numbers of
all penalties issued in car parks + 16b actual income received

17 - TOTAL OFFSTREET PARKING COSTS

18 - TOTAL NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where some payment or permit is
required

19 - NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where parking charges apply

20 - NUMBER OF OFFSTREET BAYS where permit parking is permitted

21 - DISPOSITION OF ONSTREET PROFITS - use made of largest part of profit

22 - DISPOSITION OF OFFSTREET PROFITS - use made of largest part of
profit

Please note that we have provided this information for the past 5 (not 20
as requested) financial years. A cost and effort form is attached
explaining the cost implications of your request for 20 years' detail.
Please also note that Islington Council makes its accounts to 31st March
and not 31st December as requested on this occasion.

1. Total Profit

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

3,490,355 6,676,003 6,316,779 4,984,927 5,117,013

2. Total Income

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

22,467,925 25,976,714 25,902,434 23,057,299 22,939,741

3. Total Cost

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

18,977,570 19,300,711 19,585,655 18,072,372 17,822,728

4. On-St Total Income

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

22,467,925 25,976,714 25,902,434 23,057,299 22,939,741

5. On Street P & D income

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

5,766,824 5,909,619 6,115,033 6,077,228 6,120,271

6. Permits & Miscellaneous income:

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

13,408,945 16,135,026 14,302,069 11,588,456 11,312,452

7. On-Street Enforcement (PCN)

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

11,912,145 13,364,072 12,551,209 10,744,372 10,917,542

8: Please note that we do not hold this information in our financial
database.

9. Total On-Street Parking Costs

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10

18,977,570 19,300,711 19,585,655 18,072,372 17,822,728

10: Total number of onstreet bays where some payment or permit is required
- (all permit and P&D bays) 35,343

11: Number of onstreet bays where parking charges apply - (all bays with
P&D facilities incl shared use) 6,881

12: Number of onstreet bays where permit parking is permitted - (all bays
with permit parking including shared use) 33,737

(Please note the following in respect of answers 10 - 12: We do not
identify individual parking bays, rather we have a length of parking
place. We have come up with these numbers by dividing the total length of
parking places by 5.5 (the length we use to calculate a car parking
place). Therefore the total number of bays must be seen as approximate).

13 - 20: Not applicable (as we do not have off-street facilities).

21. Appropriation of Profits: 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10

Concessionary Fares 2,942 3,255 0 0 0

Road Safety 387 490 481 438 389

Transport Planning 61 607 584 731 824

Parking Improvements 0 824 725 0 0

Highway Improvements 0 411 4,423 3,762 3,869

Lighting Improvements 0 89 104 54 35

Highways Improvements (later years) 1000

22: Not applicable (as we do not have off-street facilities).

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New Park, London, N5 2DJ. Email: [email address]

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700. Web: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

John Quinn
Technical Officer
Information Governance Officer
Parking and Business Service
Public Realm - Islington Council

222 Upper Street
London N1 1XR
[2]www.islington.gov.uk
T: 07584 370714

Alternate contacts: Beata Zalewska [3][email address]
Mohamed Yemmi [4][email address]

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Dear Quinn, John,

Thank you for your reply.

I note you estimate it would take some 31 hours to provide the full 20 years of information requested.

You have in fact provided data for the past 5 years, made somewhat simpler as you have no offstreet parking operation.

As you can see if you view the weblink below, the data you have supplied has arrived in a confusing and muddled layout - even though it may have been sent in a table.

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pa...

The original FOI Request stated:
"Please provide an XLS (not XLSX) Spreadsheet ..."

Could you kindly provide the data in a table, as it is wanted to create a master spreadsheet of data from a number of councils, and to use what has been supplied would be an onerous and error-prone process?

Could you also supply data for 2004-05 and 2009-10 to date (note the reference to 31-12 was intended to refer only to the current financial year).

Yours sincerely,

Alan Wright

Quinn, John, Islington Borough Council

Dear Mr Wright

Thank you for your comments.

Please note that Islington Council is under an obligation to supply the
requested data (aside from that to which we accounted to you with the
cost and effort form) but not in the format you have requested.

Yours sincerely

John Quinn

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FOIA, Islington Borough Council

Dear Mr Wright,

Please my apologies that this information was muddled when you received
it.

I will liaise with the relevant service and ensure that the information
already provided is sent in Excel format and I will review the
additional request that you have made.

Best wishes,

Leila
Leila Pope
Information Compliance Manager
Corporate Resources - Technology Solutions Group
Islington Council
60 Highbury New Park, London N2 2DJ

Email: [email address]
Web: www.islington.gov.uk
Alternative contact: [email address]

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FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wright,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you.

Please find attached a spreadsheet with the figures that had become
muddled in the first response. Note this spreadsheet contains answers to
questions 1-9 and question 21 as you were not able to view the figures
in their respective year.

Best wishes,

Leila
Leila Pope
Information Compliance Manager
Corporate Resources - Technology Solutions Group
Islington Council
60 Highbury New Park, London N2 2DJ

Email: [email address]
Web: www.islington.gov.uk
Alternative contact: [email address]

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