We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are A Hulbert please sign in and let everyone know.

Parking Ticket Data

A Hulbert made this Freedom of Information request to Torbay Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

We're waiting for A Hulbert to read recent responses and update the status.

Dear Torbay Borough Council,

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
(01 January 2010 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.

3. I would like to request data regarding any 'persistent evader' list or database held by the Council or one of its bodies relating to parking offenders.

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,

Andrew Hulbert

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

Dear Mr Hulbert

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 17 June 2015. We are currently processing your request and will contact you within 20 working days.

If you have any queries regarding your request, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting the reference number above in all communications.

Yours sincerely

Regards

Bee Laithwaite
Administration Suppport
Overview & Scrutiny, PPR and Information Compliance
Torbay Council
Torquay Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR
: 01803 207177

show quoted sections

Freedom of Information, Torbay Borough Council

Dear Mr Hulbert

 

Further to your request received on 17 June 2015, we have considered your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I can confirm that
Torbay Council has completed its search for the information that you
requested.

 

This information is as follows:

 

·                     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, (01 January 2010 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

 

            Our system does not contain a report which allows us to
produce this information, however some of the information you have
requested can be found in the Annual Reports on the following link:

 

           
[1]http://www.torbay.gov.uk/index/yourservi...

 

            Reports covering 2013/14 and 2014/15 will be added to this
page later this year.

 

 

·                     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.

 

The Civil Enforcement Officers are Torbay Council employees.    All
employees receive a salary and the Council do not have a reward/bonus
scheme in place.

 

·                     I would like to request data regarding any
'persistent evader' list or database held by the Council or one of its
bodies relating to parking offenders.

 

The persistent evader report only provides vehicle registrations and the
PCN number, therefore this information is exempt from disclosure under
Section 40 of the Freedom of Information  Act.

 

 

Exemption Description Reason/Explanation
Section 40 Personal Information is exempt from disclosure under
FOIA.
Personal Information
Where the applicant is the subject of the
information it will be exempt from disclosure under
FOIA Section 40(1), but will be accessible under the
Data Protection Act 1998.

Where the applicant is requesting personal
information about someone else, this may be exempt
under Section 40(2) as it may constitute a breach of
the Data Protection Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an absolute exemption and therefore, Torbay Council is not obliged
to invoke the public interest test.

 

 

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purpose of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

Torbay Council publishes Access to Information requests and responses on
its online Disclosure Log. Only requests deemed to be in the public
interest will be included and any request included within this log will be
de-personalised accordingly.

 

To view the Council’s Disclosure Log, please visit
[2]www.torbay.gov.uk/disclosurelog

 

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
me directly, quoting the reference number listed at the top of this email
in all communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the Council’s response to your request and wish to
make a complaint please write to Information Compliance, Town Hall, Castle
Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR or complete the on-line complaint form that can
be found at [3]www.torbay.gov.uk.

 

If after going through the Council’s complaints process you are still not
satisfied, you can contact the Information Commissioner direct.

 

Information Commissioner Helpline: 08456 30 60 60
01625 54 57 45
Wycliffe House  
01625 545700
Water Lane Switchboard:
01625 524510
Wilmslow Fax:
[4]www.ico.gov.uk
Cheshire    SK9 5AF Website:
[5][email address]
Email (general):

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Angela Hellier

Information Compliance Officer

Torbay Council

 

Email: [6][email address]

Phone: 01803 207413

 

Mail: Information Compliance, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus,
Torquay TQ1 3DR

 

Find out more at: [7]www.torbay.gov.uk/accesstoinformation

 

 

show quoted sections

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are A Hulbert please sign in and let everyone know.