Use of Off Street Parking Revenue

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Interested Ratepayer

Dear East Devon District Council,

I note that in reply to an earlier FoI request in the Spring that you use Off Street Parking Revenue to support 'many' services.
Can you please detail what expenditure was made to which services from Off Street Parking revenue for each of the last 5 years please?

Yours faithfully,

Interested Ratepayer

Interested Ratepayer

Dear East Devon District Council,

Please answer the question ASAP

Yours faithfully,

Interested Ratepayer

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

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Interested Ratepayer

Dear Kate Symington,

How about looking at the trail.
Or checking that you've answered all my foi requests
Yours sincerely,

Interested Ratepayer

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

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Interested Ratepayer

Dear East Devon District Council,

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/u...

Yours faithfully,

Interested Ratepayer

tim todd left an annotation ()

Seems clear enough in first request;-
"Can you please detail what expenditure was made to which services from Off Street Parking revenue for each of the last 5 years please"

C Peek left an annotation ()

East Devon tried the same with me, ignore questions they don't want to answer and hope they go away!

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

There is no record of your initial request ever being received. I have only now become aware of it as you have provided a link to the whatdotheyknow.com website. I do not routinely check this website.

Now that I have been made aware of your request, I will endeavour to provide the requested information, if it is available, as quickly as possible. I am not sure why the first request did not reach us - perhaps it was sent to an incorrect email address. Our practice is to acknowledge requests within 5 working days, providing the requestor with a reference number.

In terms of how the Council spends its income from Council Tax and fees and charges, you may like to read the following information which is freely available on our website
http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/counciltaxea...

Our more detailed statement of accouts for 2012/13 is available here http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/statementofa... and for the previous 5 years also http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/financialinf...

I will put your specific question to our Finance team to see what further information is available and respond to you as soon as possible.

I will also formally log your request on our system and you will shortly receive your acknowledgement.

I hope this is helpful.

Regards

Mrs Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

01395 517417
www.eastdevon.gov.uk

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Interested Ratepayer

Dear Kate Symington,

How are you doing? Statutory days will be very soon!

Yours sincerely,

Interested Ratepayer

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

Mr Ratepayer

The detail below should be helpful in answering your query.

The restriction on use of car park income only applies to on-street parking with the exception of income from off-street penalty charge tickets.

With on-street parking this Council is collecting income on behalf of Devon County Council and all the income received form on-street parking is passed directly to them. We make a charge to cover the cost of collection. I understand the County Council spend this money only on transport related items but you may wish to confirm this direct with them. The income we received from off-street penalty charge tickets, which is in the order of £75,000 a year, is used to support the running costs and maintenance of our car parks.

The income we receive from off-street parking, to which no spend restrictions apply, is used as part of the Council's overall income along with other fees and charges, government grant and council tax to support the costs of the Council in running its many services. Although the income from car parks can be equated to the costs of running specific service areas this is to demonstrate how important this income stream is to the Council, in reality total expenditure of the Council is matched by available income to produce a balanced budget for the Council.

I hope this is helpful.

Mrs Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

01395 517417
www.eastdevon.gov.uk

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Peter Harry left an annotation ()

I think Kate should take a look at section 15 of the Secretary of States Statutory guidance to local authorities on the civil enforcement of parking contraventions.

And to back that up, she should also read section 6 of the same publication.