Revenue from council-operated car parks

Jamie Waller made this Freedom of Information request to North East Lincolnshire Council

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Dear North East Lincolnshire Council,

Could you please tell me how much revenue each council-operated car park brought in throughout 2020?

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Waller

Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir / Madam

 

I am pleased to acknowledge your request for information, which has been
allocated the reference number NELC/20665/2021.

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your response within the 20 working day limit. If it will take us longer
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Yours sincerely

 

North East Lincolnshire Council

 

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Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Sir / Madam

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number FOI
NELC/20665/2021. I wish to confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council
holds the following information.

 

Could you please tell me how much revenue each council-operated car park
brought in throughout 2020?

 

Your request has been considered under Section 31 of the Freedom of
Information Act, which states that information is exempt if disclosure
under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention or
detection of crime.

 

Section 31 is a qualified exemption, and requires consideration of whether
the balance of public interest is to disclose or withhold the requested
information, before the exemption can be applied. The public good may
differ from the private interests of an individual requester and in this
respect the test is undertaken under the principal of being applicant
blind. North East Lincolnshire Council will always begin from the position
that information should be disclosed. All public interest tests are
undertaken by the Information Governance team with input from any relevant
information owners.

 

The following factors were considered in favour of disclosing the
requested information:

 

·         The increased accountability and transparency disclosure would
promote.

 

The following factors were considered in favour of withholding the
requested information:

 

·         The potential for this information to facilitate or encourage
criminal activity.

·         The public interest in ensuring that North East Lincolnshire
Council can protect the public from crime.

 

In assessing the balance of public interest in relation to section 31 it
is determined that the balance of public interest is to withhold this
information. North East Lincolnshire Council is satisfied that the
disclosure of the requested information at this time would or would be
likely to prejudice the prevention of crime. Should we disclose the amount
of revenue relating to individual car parks this could potentially
generate criminal activity.

 

Please note that we do publish an overall figure which can be found on the
following link
[1]https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/streets-trave...
- Side of the page in the related documents section, titled Parking
Revenues. We only have revenues for the financial year 2019/20 on there,
the year 2020/21 will be published around May time.

 

If you believe that your request for information has not been handled in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
request an internal review by the Council. Please be clear about which
elements of the Council’s response or handling of the request you are
unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during the internal
review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied you may
contact the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you wish to request
an internal review, please contact me and I will make the necessary
arrangements.

 

Yours sincerely on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council

 

Feedback Officer

 

Resources Directorate

 

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