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Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

Would you please provide me with the following information.

How much money was put into the budget for road repairs for the following areas for each of these years 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23. And for each of those years how much of this budget was spent in those areas.
For each of these years was any extra money allocated to any of these areas for road repairs if so how much and why.

Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark & Sherwood
Rushcliffe

Yours faithfully,

Gail Turner

foi.request@nottscc.gov.uk, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Requester,

Request FOI/3372

Further to your request received on 2nd January 2024, I confirm that the
Council has now considered your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

1. How much money was put into the budget for road repairs for the
following areas for each of these years 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
2022/23. And for each of those years how much of this budget was spent in
those areas.
2. For each of these years was any extra money allocated to any of these
areas for road repairs if so how much and why. No

Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark & Sherwood
Rushcliffe

Answer)
Please find attached the total number of road repairs carried out in the
years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 by District.

These works are identified by our team of highway safety inspectors. The
Highway Inspection and Risk Manual (HIRM) outlines how we keep our highway
network safe for users, through a planned risk-based Inspection regime.
The data provided includes all road repairs response times as described in
pages 18 and 19.
[1]https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/media...

We hope you find this information useful.

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Dear [email address],
Thank you for responding to me but my question has not been answered.

I did not ask about how many road repairs have been done though if I had I don't think that question would have been answered either.

Please re-read my request, it is about how much money has been spent.

Yours sincerely,

Gail Turner

foi.request@nottscc.gov.uk, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Requester,

Request FOI/3372

Further to your request received on 2nd January 2024, I confirm that the
Council has now considered your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

Q) How much money was put into the budget for road repairs for the
following areas for each of these years 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
2022/23. And for each of those years how much of this budget was spent in
those areas.
For each of these years was any extra money allocated to any of these
areas for road repairs if so how much and why?

Ashfield
Bassetlaw
Broxtowe
Gedling
Mansfield
Newark & Sherwood
Rushcliffe

Answer)
Each year the highways department is given a set budget to undertake works
and maintenance of all highways in Nottinghamshire; this will include to
maintain, inspect, and where necessary repair/resurface roads. 

Unfortunatley there is no set budget set a side specifically for road
repairs.  Instead, and by way of inspection the roads are assessed in line
with legislation, and where the road meets criteria for repair or
resurfacing, this will be completed and paid for by the budget received.  

Our finance system and works ordering systems are separate systems, and
therefore, it is not possible to provide costs split by District as there
is no dataset filter that we can use to collate this information from our
software.

For ease of transparency, along with the information you have previously
been provided, I have included further information that may help in
answering your questions.  This information was provided in a previous
Freedom of Information request from a member of the public, which has also
been published on our disclosure log, which you can access via our website
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk

FOI/2963 (below) provides information on revenue patching spend over a
similar period, but it is County Wide and not split by district as
previously advised above. The 2023/24 financial year has not yet been
produced, and therefore, I am unable to provide this information at this
time. 

Previous response to a public request for information for FOI/2293
"I would like to know the number of potholes which have been reported and
the number of potholes which have been fixed. I would also like to know
how much money has been spent on fixing potholes".
 
Q) I would like this information split by the following years:
·       
2019
·       
2020
·       
2021
·       
2022
·       
2023 (as up-to-date as you can provide)

Answer)
For the years 2019 and 2020 you can find the answers to your questions
here: [1]https://foi.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/new/r....

For the years 2021 and 2022 you can find the answers to your questions
here: [2]https://foi.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/new/r....

For 2023 to the end of 21 September 2023 this information is:

Customer enquiries received when the subject has been recorded by the
reporter as Carriageway Pothole*
 

Month Count
Jan-23 4,941
Feb-23 1,282
Mar-23 2,989
Apr-23 1,041
May-23 1,832
Jun-23 763
Jul-23 906
Aug-23 1,052
Sep-23 445
Total 15,251

Figure correct as of 21/09/2023
 
Cat 1** jobs carried out which are identified through planned highway
inspections and by reports from the public (also known as ad hoc
inspections).
 

Month Count
Jan-23 2,026
Feb-23 844
Mar-23 1,709
Apr-23 1,121
May-23 635
Jun-23 515
Jul-23 848
Aug-23 1,138
Sep-23 671
Total 9,507

Figure correct as of 21/09/2023

*Carriageway Pothole - Can include reports of what the public may
categorise as a pothole but they also include a range of other carriageway
defects, not all of which would be actionable for repair.
 
**Cat 1 – We find that the term "pothole" is used by the public to cover a
range of concerns, from surface crazing and ride quality to actual
defects.  As many of these concerns do not transpire to what we identify
as potholes, we are providing data specific to where a void has formed in
the surface and this requires a high priority response.  Works of these
nature are identified through planned highway inspections and by reports
from the public (also known as ad hoc inspections).  We do encourage the
public to report defects through to us. Jobs can include more than a
single repair.
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Pothole repairs form part of a wider service of Reactive Maintenance and
as such figures will also include other works as well as potholes such as
replacing damaged kerbs, bollards etc.  To find and extract the
information on the cost of pothole repairs would involve a manual
investigation of thousands of records to separate out the costs.  For
example, taking the figure of 9,507, in 2023 (above); if it took just five
minutes to examine and extract the cost information in relation to each of
these reports it would take one person 792.3 hours to complete the work.
 At a specified calculation rate of £25 per hour this would cost £19,808.
 On this basis it would be manifestly unreasonable (Reg 12(4)(b) EIR 2004)
for us to comply with this part of the request and so we are unable to
provide this information.  In reaching this decision we are obliged to
consider the public interest test, i.e. whether, in the circumstances, it
is more in the public interest to disclose the information than to
withhold it.  For disclosure we find that the public has an interest in
how public expenditure is allocated; however, against disclosure we find
that the cost and the diversion of resources in order to comply would in
itself be an unnecessary, unwarranted and wasteful use of public
expenditure, and would be a disproportionate burden upon the authority.
 Therefore, on balance we find in favour of withholding this information.

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Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
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Dear [email address],

Thank you for you long email which tells me precisely nothing and neither do several the links work to various pages .

I have in the past sent in this same FOI but of course for earlier years and had no problems in getting the information, in fact the information came through very quickly. So in an effort to assist I will change my wording from road repairs to works and maintenance undertaken for the requested years and by district and borough council area.

It just isn't credible that a large council cannot break down this information as indeed you have in the past.

Yours sincerely,

Gail Turner

foi.request@nottscc.gov.uk, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Gail Turner

 

Acknowledgement: Internal Review in relation to request FOI/3372
 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request, which was
received on 06/02/2024.
 

As a result of your complaint we will be carrying out an internal review.
An officer, not involved in the original decision, will reconsider your
request for information and notify you of their decision by 5th March,
2024.

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 

Yours sincerely

 

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Chief Executives Department

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FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

Good Morning Gail

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI/3372

 

Further to our email of 6 February 2024, I am writing to confirm that I
have now completed a review of your request for information relating to
how much money was put into the budget for road repairs for the following
areas for each of these years 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23. And
for each of those years how much of this budget was spent in those areas. 
For each of these years was any extra money allocated to any of these
areas for road repairs if so how much and why.

 

Ashfield

Bassetlaw

Broxtowe

Gedling

Mansfield

Newark & Sherwood

Rushcliffe

 

As you are aware, budgets for the highways service is funded by capital
and revenue sources which cover a range of day-to-day and planned work
activity on the highway network and is not allocated per district,
therefore I can only provide annual budget information.  I believe that
information is available on our FOI Disclosure Log which provides
information about Highway budgets at [1]Disclosure Log | Nottinghamshire
County Council.

 

I have also added the relevant information below, in case you have any
problems opening the link.

 

How much money was put into the budget for road repairs for the following
areas for each of these years 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23. The
budget allocated for roads in general (including repairs, resurfacing etc)
was as follows:

 

Capital Programme - £000"s 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total 28,198 28,533 25,667 21,702 23,475

 

Also the budget allocated specifically for pothole and road repairs for
each of the following financial years: 2018/2019; 2019/2020; 2020/2021;
2021/2022 and 2022/2023.

 

Funding for Pot-holes repairs 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Government Funding 1,600 0 10,900 8,300 8,300
Revenue Programme 4,246 4,778 5,612 6,096 6,588
Total 5,846 4,778 16,512 14,396 14,888

 

And for each of those years how much of this budget was spent in those
areas. For each of these annual budgets for both (a) roads in general and
(b) potholes and similar road repairs, the following was spent on pothole
and road repairs:

 

Capital Programme - £000"s 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Network Structural Patching / 7,171 3,925 6,995 5,602 10,421
Coring

 

 

For each of these years was any extra money allocated to any of these
areas for road repairs if so how much and why.  Please find the following
sum funded by the council and the sum provided by central government
funding.

 

Funding for Pot-holes repairs 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Government Funding 1,600 0 10,900 8,300 8,300
Total 1,600 0 10,900 8,300 8,300

 

These costs were funded as 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
follows:-
Government Grant 19,821 16,111 24,517 20,551 16,841
NCC Resources 7,226 11,273 0 0 5,483
Total Capital Expenditure 27,047 27,384 24,517 20,551 22,324

 

I hope this information is helpful, please let me know if I can be of any
further assistance.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
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or [2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/foi-....

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

Denise Makar

Senior Practitioner Information | Complaints and Information Team

Chief Executives Department | Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall | Loughborough Road | West Bridgford | Nottingham | NG2 7QP

0115 9772788

My working days are Monday to Thursday

 

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