Stockport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund bid

A. Sheridan made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,

The Council has submitted a bid for funds to improve walking and cycling as part of the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, stating only that this includes such measures as 20mph zones and parallel cycle routes along sections of the A6 and A34.

Please provide a copy of Stockport’s bid to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s funding allocation, including but not limited to:

- Plans and/or route descriptions depicting the planned A6 parallel routes in Stockport Town Centre and Hazel Grove, and the A34 parallel route
- Plans and/or documents relating to the implementation of 20mph zones within District centres
- Plans and/or documents relating to other traffic measures such as road closures, filtering, temporary speed limits and parking restrictions

Yours faithfully,

A. Sheridan

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr/Ms Sheridan,

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5673062).

The service area is currently working on your request, though I regret to inform you we will not achieve our original target date.

Due to the present Coronavirus emergency, the council has understandably had to prioritise its services to those which most effect the health and wellbeing of the citizens it serves, the Information Commissioners Office Is aware of the impact this may have on the ability of organisations to provide responses to Freedom of Information requests within the normal statutory time frames.

Due to the large number of staff working from home, with limited access to all council systems, or redeployed to other priority roles, it may be impossible to provide all the information you have requested.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of Stockport Council for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will endeavour to provide a response to you as soon as possible.

Yours Sincerely,

Paul Metcalf
Information Governance Officer
I: Stockport Council | 1st Floor South Stopford House | Stockport | SK1 3XE
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FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref: FOI
5673062) and apologise for the delay in providing a response.

 

The relevant Council service has searched for the requested information
and our response is as follows/attached.

                                  

The Council has submitted a bid for funds to improve walking and cycling
as part of the government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund, stating only
that this includes such measures as 20mph zones and parallel cycle routes
along sections of the A6 and A34.

 

Please provide a copy of Stockport’s bid to the Greater Manchester
Combined Authority’s funding allocation, including but not limited to:

 

- Plans and/or route descriptions depicting the planned A6 parallel routes
in Stockport Town Centre and Hazel Grove, and the A34 parallel route

- Plans and/or documents relating to the implementation of 20mph zones
within District centres

- Plans and/or documents relating to other traffic measures such as road
closures, filtering, temporary speed limits and parking restrictions

 

Please see attached files for information.

 

We have attached the latest drawing of our EATF Phase 1 scheme for the
Heatons. The Heatons scheme is part implemented and will be completed by
the end of October. We are not implementing any other EATF schemes at the
moment.

 

Information below about bid information:  includes information for other
areas in Greater Manchester as well.

 

Summary by district
Recommended to
Progress as For evaluation in % recommended to
District Total Bid Tranche 1 Tranche 2 progress
Bolton £575,000 £575,000 £0 100%
Bury £295,000 £295,000 £0 100%
Manchester £785,000 £185,000 £600,000 24%
Oldham £204,126 £28,563 £175,563 14%
Salford £1,605,163 £1,032,073 £573,090 64%
Stockport £680,000 £218,000 £462,000 32%
Tameside £460,000 £400,000 £60,000 87%
Trafford £450,000 £366,000 £84,000 81%
Total £5,054,289 £3,099,636 £1,954,653 61%

 

 

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Robert McCarten

CSS Officer – Information Governance

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Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, SK1 3XE

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