Gemma Partridge

Dear Newham Borough Council,

Please kindly provide us with details of compensation payments for damage caused
due to poor condition of roads (potholes, etc) by year from 1990 to 2015 inclusive.

1. Total claims for compensation your council received for year.
2. Total claims your council paid out compensation for year.
3. Highest single amount paid out in compensation for year.
4. Lowest single amount paid out in compensation for year.
5. Average amount paid out in compensation for year.
6. Total compensation paid out for year.

For helpful reference we provide equivalent data supplied by other councils:

Westminster City Council
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Barnet Borough Council
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Partridge

Newham Borough Council

Dear Ms Partridge

Thank you for your email and request for information.

To provide the information you have requested, an officer would be required to check each claim received over the 25 year period individually to manually retract information where compensation was paid. This information is not maintained centrally - it is available only from the individual claim file records. The officer would then need to see which was the highest and lowest paid out, work out the average from the total amounts, and total paid each year. This would far exceed the appropriate limit as set out under Section 12 of the FOI Act.

We would ask that you refine your request significantly to a single year or so, so that we can look to provide you with this information. However, as advised, the above exercise would need to be undertaken for any year or timeframe requested.

Please can you provide the requested clarification within 3 weeks of today. Once you have clarified your request, we will be able to process it. However, if you do not provide the requested clarification within the specified timeframe your request will lapse and we will close the case on our system.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance team
Newham Council

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Gemma Partridge

Dear Newham Borough Council,

Thanks for your reply.

Please therefore kindly dispand with all numbered instructions and instead just provide the total compensation paid by year, starting with 2015 and work backwards until the information is no longer stored in an easily accessible format.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Partridge

Newham Borough Council

REQUESTER REFERENCE: C15826
ENQUIRY REFERENCE: E30915
Please quote your references when contacting the Council.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your refined request for information received on 23/05/2018.
We are dealing with your request and plan to respond by 20/06/2018.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the Information
Governance Team on 020 8430 2000 or email us at:
[Newham Borough Council request email]

Yours Faithfully

Information Governance Team
Newham Council

Newham Council Publication Scheme is on: www.newham.gov.uk

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Newham Borough Council

1 Attachment

Dear requester,

 

Thank you for your request. We attach our response under the disclosure
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, then you have
the right under Section 50 of the Act to request an internal review.  The
Information Commissioner would expect you to have given the Council the
opportunity to deal with your appeal prior to you contacting them. All
such requests must be sent to us within two months of receiving this
response and clearly state your reference number and reasons for an
internal review. You should send this by email to:
[1][Newham Borough Council request email].

 

Please see further guidance on the Freedom of Information Appeals page:
[2]http://www.newham.gov.uk/YourCouncil/Fre...

 

As with other local authorities, the number of enquiries has increased
each year since the introduction of the Freedom of Information
legislation.  Therefore, to enable us to deal with your enquiry more
efficiently, we have introduced an online form.  We would ask that you
submit all future requests via our online form:

[3]https://forms.newham.gov.uk/AF3/an/defau...

 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact a
member of our team on 020 8430 2000 or email us at:
[4][Newham Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance

London Borough of Newham

Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road,  London E16 2QU

Tel: 020 8430 2000

 

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Gemma Partridge

Dear Newham Borough Council,

Thanks very much for this information which completes our request.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Partridge

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