FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

20 December 2019

Councils across the UK have various powers to issue Penalty Charge Notices for parking, bus lane and moving traffic contraventions. There will be occasions where such a penalty is issued in relation to a police vehicle. There will be occasions where the police challenge the penalty via the statutory appeals process but the council does not accept the challenge, and the police force concerned eventually appeals the penalty to the tribunal. In such instances, the tribunal would send a copy of its decision to the council, which would then be information held by the council for FOI purposes.

With this in mind, I would like to request:

A) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for parking PCNs where:

1) The appellant was a police force.
2) The council won the appeal.


B) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for bus lane PCNs where:

1) The appellant was a police force.
2) The council won the appeal.


C) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for moving traffic PCNs where:

1) The appellant was a police force.
2) The council won the appeal.


If the council does not issue one or more of the types of PCNs mentioned, that part of the request should be disregarded.



East Herts Council Response

23 December 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.

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

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

09 January 2020

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

A) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for parking PCNs where:

1) The appellant was a police force.    zero
2) The council won the appeal.N/A


B) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for bus lane PCNs where:  We do not deal with bus lane contraventions


C) Copies of the last 10 tribunal decisions for moving traffic PCNs where: We do not enforce moving traffic offences.

 

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.