Parking Ticket Data

Philip John made this Freedom of Information request to Lichfield District Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to request some information relating to the enforcement of parking restrictions, specifically penalty charge notices.

1. I would like to request the raw data set of parking tickets issued in the name of the council within the last five year period (22 July 2004 till now) broken down by:
date, time, location, narrative of infraction, current status of case, next status of case, transaction details (ie. date, time and method of payments made), officer ID.

2. I would also like to request any information regarding ‘reward’/bonus schemes/contracts in place for your parking enforcement officers. This is envisaged to cover the details of any systems, including (where bonuses are paid) the amount per officer per year, for the last five years.

Regarding part 1. ideally I would like the location unit to be 'street' but if this is not practical then under your section 16 duty to advise and assist I would expect you to contact me to discuss how you record this geospatial data so that I may narrow my request in a way that works for both of us.

As a supplementary, under section 16, I would also ask that you provide some detail about the recording processes of this parking information. E.g. What software is used? What data fields are recorded? What other data sets it links to, etc.

If this information is held by an outside contractor then it is your responsibility under the FOIA to obtain that information.

If it is held by another public body then please can you inform me of this and if possible transfer the request to that public body. My preferred format to receive this information is by electronic means. For both parts I would like the response to be in the form of a raw text file, tab delimited, with text qualifiers where required.

If you need any clarification of this request or if it is too broad in any way please feel free to email me. If some parts of this request
are more difficult to answer than others please release the answerable material as it is available rather than hold up the entire request for the contested data.

If FOI requests of a similar nature have already been asked could you please include your responses to those requests. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Philip John

Hogg, Lezley, Lichfield District Council

Dear Mr Philip

Our parking services are run by contract via our Stoke office their
contact details are as follows

Parking Services
PO Box 2994
Stoke on Trent
ST4 9FG

Kind Regards

Lezley Hogg
Technical Officer
Operational Services
Zone 2 Burntwood Business Park
Burntwood
Staffs
WS7 3JQ
01543 687551

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Dear Lezley,

I understand that Lichfield District Council is part of Staffordshire County Council's Clear Streets campaign. Also part of this scheme are Staffordshire Moorlands District Council who have been able to release this data (see http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pa...).

Please can you clarify why it is not similarly possible for you to release the data in the same way whilst being part of the same scheme?

Also, as per the request could you ensure you cover off "As a supplementary, under section 16, I would also ask that you provide some detail about the recording processes of this parking information. E.g. What software is used? What data fields are recorded? What other data sets it links to, etc."

Yours sincerely,

Philip John

Hogg, Lezley, Lichfield District Council

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Dear Mr. John

Lichfield District Council is a partner, along with Cannock Chase Council
and South Staffs Council in a separate contract operated via
Stoke-On-Trent City Council and as such not under the same scheme as
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council whom I understand operate an
in-house service.

Although any request for information should be forwarded to Stoke-On-Trent
I have been able to obtain the data that you require and attach files in
PDF and excel for your convenience.

Lezley Hogg

Technical Officer

Operational Services

Zone 2 Burntwood Business Park

Burntwood

Staffs

WS7 3JQ

01543 687551

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Dear Lezley,

Thank you for obtaining that for me.

Kind regards,

Philip John