Statistics for the Annually replacement of Road Studs

Thomas Barker made this Freedom of Information request to Southampton City Council

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Dear Southampton City Council,

In brief my Company, Cyclops Road Studs Ltd has developed a device that illuminates road markings with UK, USA, CHINA & EUROPE patents granted and further patents pending globally.

I would very much appreciate information for the number of Road Studs that are replaced Annually in the UK within your Region? And the total miles of roads that your calculation is taken from for your region?
I understand that this is information that will be held on your behalf by various contractors and I have tried unsuccessfully to date to get access to the statistics I require by contacting the various manufacturers and road marking companies.

The only guide I have managed to source to Date is an online article which states that there are approx. 5oo Million Road Studs in the UK?

I have been advised to request an FOI in order to get these figures as I have been unable to get the information, I require from any of the contacts I have approached previously, and this seems to be the only option left to me

IT IS IMPERATIVE TO MY COMPANY THAT I HAVE THE CORRECT INFROMATION IN ORDER FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO FINALISE DISCUSSIONS WITH VARIOUS INVESTORS TO GET A ROUTE TO MARKET WHICH IS DEPENDENT ON THE ANNUAL REPLACEMENT FIGURES.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Barker

Information, Southampton City Council

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Dear Thomas Barker,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request of 04/03/2019 in relation
to Road Studs.

 

We have interpreted your request as follows,:

 

·         The number of Road Studs that are replaced Annually in the UK
within the Southampton region

·         The total miles of roads in Southampton which feed into the
calculation for this region.

 

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification. 

 

The Council requires further information in order to identify and locate
the information you have asked for. In particular, it would be useful to
know what specific calculation you are referring to? also, we will require
you to specify the time frame you require the records from.

 

Without this we won’t be able to identify the information you require.

 

Once you have clarified your request, I will be able to process your
request.  If I do not receive clarification within three months your
request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under section 1(3) of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with
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Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson
Junior Legal Assistant

Legal & Governance

Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership
Southampton City Council
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Dear Information,
Dear Mr Nathan Matterson,

FOI-1819-1391-029303/01086835

Thank you for your reply I would like to clarify my request see below.

Could you please provide me with the amount of road studs replaced annually – most recent year you have on record would be fine and just one year (please specify the year they relate to).
I would also like to know how many miles of roads Southampton City Council maintain/look after?

I hope this clarifies my request.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

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Information, Southampton City Council

Dear Thomas Barker,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 04/03/2019.
It has been determined that you have requested the following information:

 

·         The number of Road Studs that are replaced annually within
Southampton City Council for the most recent year recorded plus the
previous year (please specify the year they relate to).

·         Total miles of roads Southampton City Council maintain/look
after

 

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Dear Thomas Barker

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request of  7^th March 2019  in
relation to Road studs.

 

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Gurpreet Giany

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

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Dear Southampton City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Southampton City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Statistics for the Annually replacement of Road Studs'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
Thank you for some of the information you have provided. As regards to my other request, as to how many road studs are replaced annually, any number from any year will be fine (please specify the year) this would be enough to help me with my report.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Barker

Information, Southampton City Council

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Information, Southampton City Council

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Dear Mr Barker,

 

Thank you for your email below requesting an internal review of your
request for information, referenced FOI-1819-1319.

 

Before we can process your request, I will require further details
regarding what parts of this request you believe require review and the
reasons why?

 

As it currently stands, we have not responded to your request for
information, received on the 4^th March 2018. I can confirm that on the
6^th March 2018, we have contacted you regarding clarification of your
request, which was required before we could identify the information you
required.

 

Following a discussion over the phone on the 6^th March 2019, we have
received an email from you clarifying this request and have now forwarded
this to the necessary service area to respond. In line with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, we have 20 working days to respond to your request
from the date we received your clarification of the request, 6^th March
2019. As such we will respond no later than the  3^rd April 2019.

 

If you have any further queries, or wish to discuss this matter further,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson

Junior Legal Assistant

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Tel: 023 8083 2129

Fax: 023 8083 2308

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Dear Information,

Thank you for your reply to my internal request. I received information today from you regarding how many miles of roads you look after but no mention of how many road studs you replace annually. Could you please send that information, any number from any year will be fine (please specify the year).

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

Information, Southampton City Council

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Dear Southampton City Council,

I received how many miles of roads you are responsible for but you didn’t say how many road studs you replaced annually (it can be from any year) please specify the year.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Barker

Information, Southampton City Council

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Information, Southampton City Council

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Dear Mr Barker,

 

Thank you for your recent email.

 

I understand that your email below is in regards to FOI-1819-1391, in
which you requested the following information:

 

·          The number of Road Studs that are replaced annually within
Southampton City Council for the most recent year recorded plus the
previous year (please specify the year they relate to).

o Total miles of roads Southampton City Council maintain/look after

 

I have had a look the response received, as attached, and I can confirm
that the council has answered both questions, as requested.

 

If you wish to ask for information from a different timeframe, please
submit a new request, specifying your chosen timeframe. The Council cannot
choose this timeframe for you.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further queries regarding
this matter.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Nathan Matterson, Junior Legal Assistant

Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership

Southampton City Council

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

DX115710 Southampton 17

 

Tel: 023 8083 2129

 

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