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

Alan Wright made this Freedom of Information request to Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Tower Hamlets 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

Shazna Bibi, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - IGT_IGT_01_3862 - Income and Exp from onstreet
and off street parking

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and the information is attached.

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.

We do not hold the information in the format requested and to provide
accurate and detailed figures would take us far in excess of the 18-hour
limit prescribed under the Freedom of Information Act. However, we have
supplied what we hold in relation to the questions you have asked.

Can you also please clarify.

Q. Total On-Street Parking Costs?

Do you mean on-street Maintenance Services Team?

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss them. You
might like to know that the Council's website [1]www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
contains a section on the Freedom of Information Act that lists other
publications readily available from the Council under its Publication
Scheme.

Yours faithfully

Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

6th Floor

Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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Dear Jane L Jones,

You asked for clarification:

Q. Total On-Street Parking Costs?

Do you mean on-street Maintenance Services Team?

This would be the figure the council calculates for its annual parking report under the TMA for recent years, and the equivalent figure for previous years.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Wright

Dear Tower Hamlets Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Tower Hamlets Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Parking Profits and Disposition - Charges + Penalties - Onstreet + Offstreet - 1991 to 2010'.

28-12-10: FOI made
5-1-11: FOI acknowledged
28-1-11: some data provided, clarification sought
29-1-11: clarification provided
nothing further from council

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
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Yours faithfully,

Alan Wright

Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Mr Wright

I apologise for not responding to your clarification email somehow I
missed it. I have asked parking for the figures and I will send them to
you as soon as I receive them.

Do you still want to lodge a complaint? It is my fault for missing the
email.

Thank you

Jane Jones

Administrator

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Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - IGT_IGT_01_3862 - Income and Exp from onstreet
and off street parking

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and the information is attached/below.
Apologies again for missing your clarification email.

The Annual Parking Figures are included in the accounts, please click on
the link below:

[1]http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgsl/1000...

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss them. You
might like to know that the Council's website [2]www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
contains a section on the Freedom of Information Act that lists other
publications readily available from the Council under its Publication
Scheme.

Yours faithfully

Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

6th Floor

Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
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Tower Hamlets, details of the conditions of re-use can be found on our
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permission.

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Corporate Complaints Unit

Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Mulberry Place

5 Clove Crescent

London E14 2BG

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complaint you have a right of appeal to the independent Information
Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

[5]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

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