FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

11 October 2019

On Street Parking Information

1.The total number of on street parking spaces for which you are responsible (an estimate of capacity will suffice if no defined spaces)

2.What proportion of the spaces referred to in point 1 are free and what proportion paid?

  •    Paid is defined as having to pay to park in the space for at least one period during a normal 7 day week.

3.The total number of physical parking meters for the paid spaces.

4.How many of the meters referred to in point 3 take cash?

5.How many of the meters referred to in point 4 give change?

6.The monthly revenue received from the meters referred to in point 3 for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. 

7.The total monthly revenue received from any form of payment for paid on street parking spaces for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. 

Public Car Park Information

8.The total number of parking spaces in public car parks for which you are responsible.

9.What proportion of the spaces referred to in point 8 are free and what proportion paid?

  •    Paid is defined as having to pay to park in the space for at least one period during a normal 7 day week.

10.The total number of physical parking meters for the paid spaces.

11.How many of the meters referred to in point 10 take cash?

12.How many of the meters referred to in point 11 give change?

13.The monthly revenue received from the meters referred to in point 10 for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. 

14.The total monthly revenue received from any form of payment for paid public car park spaces for which you are responsible, for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. 

Parking Tickets

15.How many Penalty Charge Notice parking tickets were issued each month for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. 

16.In total how many of the tickets referred to in point 15 were appealed?

17.In total how many of the appeals referred to in point 16 were successful?

18.The total monthly revenue received by the council from paid PCN parking tickets for the 12 months from and including October 2018 to September 2019

Other

19.What is the best estimate of the population of the area for which you are responsible?



East Herts Council Response

14 October 2019

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

21 October 2019

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1.The total number of on street parking spaces for which you are responsible (an estimate of capacity will suffice if no defined spaces) We do not hold this information

2.What proportion of the spaces referred to in point 1 are free and what proportion paid? East Herts Council do not currently charge for on-street parking

3.The total number of physical parking meters for the paid spaces. N/A

4.How many of the meters referred to in point 3 take cash? N/A

5.How many of the meters referred to in point 4 give change? N/A

6.The monthly revenue received from the meters referred to in point 3 for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019.  N/A

7.The total monthly revenue received from any form of payment for paid on street parking spaces for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. N/A

 


8.The total number of parking spaces in public car parks for which you are responsible.Details of our car parks can be found here:https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/highways-parking/details-our-car-parks

9.What proportion of the spaces referred to in point 8 are free and what proportion paid? See link in previous question - Tariff information for individual car park can be found at https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/highways-parking/details-our-car-parks

10.The total number of physical parking meters for the paid spaces. We have 72 parking machines across our car parks

11.How many of the meters referred to in point 10 take cash? All our parking meters accept cash

12.How many of the meters referred to in point 11 give change? None of our parking meters give change

13.The monthly revenue received from the meters referred to in point 10 for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019.  £3,482,450.00

14.The total monthly revenue received from any form of payment for paid public car park spaces for which you are responsible, for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019. £3,521,155.40

Parking Tickets

15.How many Penalty Charge Notice parking tickets were issued each month for the 12 months from and including October 2018, to September 2019.

October 2018 = 2255

November 2018 = 2215

December 2018 = 2143

January 2019 = 1928

February 2019 = 1932

March 2019 = 2172

April 2019 = 2270

May 2019 = 2564

June 2019 = 2436

July 2019 = 2552

August 2019 = 2717

September 2019 = 2956

Total = 28,140

 


16.In total how many of the tickets referred to in point 15 were appealed? 5842

17.In total how many of the appeals referred to in point 16 were successful? 3965

18.The total monthly revenue received by the council from paid PCN parking tickets for the 12 months from and including October 2018 to September 2019 £529,276

Other

19.What is the best estimate of the population of the area for which you are responsible? approximately 144,000

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.