Spending on Mayoral Cars

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I'd be grateful if you can provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in regards to vehicles used to transport the Mayor of your Local authority.

1) A list of all vehicles owned or leased to the council for the use of transporting the Mayor of your Local authority and:
a) The make and model of each vehicle?
b) The cost of purchasing each vehicle (if not leased) since 2018?
c) The cost of leasing each vehicle (if not purchased) since 2018?
d) The cost of fuel for each vehicle since 2018?
e)The costs associated with maintaining each vehicle since 2018?
f) The cost of insuring each vehicle since 2018?
g) The costs of any parking fees and / or fines / PCNs issued to each vehicle since 2018?

Please provide cost per annum if possible for questions 1b-1g.

2) How many days a week on average is each vehicle used?

3) Is transporting the mayor the primary use of the vehicle? If not, please list other uses?

I look forward to receiving a response from you and I am happy to provide any additional information you require.

Yours faithfully
Akwesi Osei

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Dear Akwesi Osei,


Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.19275


I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 


Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested. Bedford Borough Council do not have a
specific Mayoral car, therefore further questions do not apply.


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Yours sincerely


Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer

Bedford Borough Council

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street

Bedford, MK42 9AP

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