Parking Ticket Data

Neil made this Freedom of Information request to Waltham Forest Borough Council

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The request was partially successful.

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 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,

Neil Houston

Information Officer, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Dear Mr Houston,

Please see the below acknowledgement addressed to your attention, which we sent on 11 August 2009.

Unfortunately, we have just today received notification that this email did not reach you due to an error in the email address. We apologise for the error and for any inconvenience caused.

Kind regards,

Information Officer
Public Law Team
Governance and Law
London Borough of Waltham Forest
020 8496 4710/4334

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Tiffany Phillips-Patel, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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Dear Mr Houston,

Please find attached the Council's response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Kind regards,

Tiffany Phillips-Patel
Assistant Corporate Information Officer
Public Law Team
Governance and Law
London Borough of Waltham Forest

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