Disclosure Details

Speed Cameras - 980/12

Dated: 04 Jan 2013

Date of request:     17/12/12

Date of response:   04/01/13

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 17 December 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Q1 - I would like to know how many fixed speed cameras have been decommissioned and the camera houses removed over each of the last 7 years. I would like to know the location of each camera that was decommissioned and when it was first installed.
Q2 - I would like to know how many fixed speed cameras have been decommissioned and the camera houses are still in place over the last 7 years. I would like to know the location of each site and when it was first installed.
Q3 - Please tell me how many fixed speed cameras are still actively used and the location. I would like to know how long each camera has been actively used by your force/safety camera partnership.
Q4 - How many dummy fixed speed cameras are used that either flash and no photo is taken? Again I would like to know the location and any information in relation to when they were turned off or put into "dummy mode".

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Operations  Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1.  A167 Durham Road, Low Fell – installed 29/11/2001, decommissioned 01/02/2007
    A167 Durham Road(north) – installed 29/11/2001, decommissioned 01/01/2011
    B1296 Sherriff’s Highway/Sundew Road– installed 01/06/2004, decommissioned 01/01/2009

2. One  - the A167 Durham Road in Birtley, was installed on 01/06/2004 and decommissioned on 13/12/2012. It has yet to be physically removed from the site.

3. See below - further information can be found on the Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative (NRSI) website regarding exact locations

4. None.  The Northumbria Safer Roads Initiative does not currently use dummy fixed safety cameras.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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