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Offline Esinem

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So, they removed the functioning fixed CCTV used for parking enforcement opposite Savile Row on Conduit St in favour of enforcing with a $car at £250ph and the one the $car parks under is for crime & disorder (Police?). Makes no sense to me unless the former failed to comply with some silly technicalities introduced by those Mr Rowley refers to as 'muppetts'  ;D

Westminster Parking Services
Customer Relations
PO Box 396
Warrington
WA55 1EL
Strategic Director for City Management: Leith Penny

This matter is being dealt with by:
Gordon Deas
 
Date: 27 May 2011   
Tel No: (020) 7641 1743
Fax no: (020) 7641 1744
Email:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx
My ref: FOI/7005
,   
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000: Request for information   

Thank you for your request for information logged on 12 April 2011, relating to FOI/7005.  You have requested that Westminster City Council provides you with the following information.

I note from Google Maps, there was a CCTV camera on a pole outside 16 Conduit St on the corner of Mill St, which has been removed.
     
1)   During what periods was this camera installed and removed?

2)   During what period/s was it in use?

3)   How many PCN's were issued by this unit with offence code?

4)   Please supply a copy of the relevant VCA certificate

5)   Please state make/model of camera

6)   Why was it removed?

In respect of the camera on Savile Row opposite New Burlington Place (After recent claims that it does not contain a camera, please bear in mind we have current photos showing a camera lens in this housing):
     
1)   During what periods was this camera installed and removed?

2)   During what period/s was it in use?

3)   How many PCN's were issued by this unit, with offence code?

4)   Please supply a copy of the relevant VCA certificate

5)   Please state make/model of camera

6)   If no longer used, why?

In response to this request, I can advise as follows:

1)   I understand that you refer to CCTV camera 4042, located, outside Mandarina Duck – Conduit Street.

Our records indicate CCTV device 4042 was installed and operational from 30 November 2007.

Our records show the site has not been operational since June 2008.  The camera has been subsequently removed and the precise removal date of this camera has not been recorded.

2)   From 30 November 2007 onwards.  According to our records, the CCTV camera has not been operational since June 2008 and our database indicates no PCNs have been issued by the device since this date.

3)   According to our database, 301 PCNs were issued.  Details of the contravention types are highlighted in the table below:

Month / Year
   02/2008   03/2008   04/2008   05/2008   06/2008   Total
01   4   94   50   19   1   168
02   1   49   31   25   0   106
99   1   13   4   9   0   27
Total   6   156   85   53   1   301

This information is based on the number of PCNs issued from 30 November 2007, up to and including 12 April 2011, the date your request was logged.
 
Key

01 – Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours
02 – Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading restrictions are in force
99 – Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by Zig-Zags

4)   A copy of the VCA certification document for the Council’s wireless CCTV cameras can be found on the City Council’s website.  Please refer to the web link below for further details:

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/workspace/assets/publications/VCA-Certification-1267716126.pdf

As this information is publicly available, it is considered exempt from the FOI Act 2000 under Section 21.  As a result, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Act.

Assistance and Guidance
 
VCA approval was given on 18 February 2010, and all CCTV devices were operational from 8 March 2010, having been switched off on 31 March 2009.  Prior to this, Westminster City Council had a waiver from the Department for Transport to use the CCTV cameras before 31 March 2009, without VCA Certification.   

5)   According to our records, DVTel 9840.



6)   The reason for the removal of this particular device (4042) has not been recorded. 

Assistance and Guidance

The City Council has recently updated its website to include a map of the locations in Westminster currently monitored by wireless CCTV cameras.  Please refer to the web link below for further information:

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/transportandstreets/parking/parkingtickets/cctv/location-of-cameras/

A list of the locations that may be enforced by CCTV Smart Car is also available on the City Council’s website.  Please refer to the web link below for further information:

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/transportandstreets/parking/parkingtickets/cctv/smartcar/

Regarding your questions concerning the CCTV camera on Savile Row, opposite New Burlington Place, I can advise that this CCTV device was operational from 2008.  I can confirm that it is used solely for Community Protection/Crime and Disorder and not for the purpose of Parking and Moving Traffic Enforcement.

 If you are not satisfied with this response please set out your reasons in writing and send to:

Customer Relations
PO Box 396
Warrington
WA55 1EL
Phone: 0207 641 1743
Fax: 0207 641 1744
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx

Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome of any such complaint you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, pursuant to section 50 of the FOIA.  The contact details are:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625-545-700
www.ico.gov.uk


Yours sincerely



Gordon Deas
Departmental Records Officer
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