FOI request detail

Parklet Southgate

Request ID: FOI-0619-2324
Date published: 28 June 2023

You asked

Dear Sirs under the FOI act please register the following:- I have been requesting for over 2 years that your Parklet in Chase Side Southgate N14 used by drug pushers and always filthy to be removed, but Enfield Council ignores mine and various businesses in Chase Side, ignore our requests It is a waste of money and cleaning costs around them go up and up Please remove this Parklet Also having seen that the mayor spent our money to try to get approval of ULEZ and has not answered my emails re costs and to whom the various contracts for advertising the ULEZ so your statistics are also questionable It does not state how many of these vans actually enter the ULEZ area Please answer the Parklet,Media costs and the true statistics of vans that are not within emmission rules that enter London Clarification received 03/06/2023: To whom it may concern Enfield council set up a parklet -a place where one can sit and eat in Chase side Southgate n14 funded by TFL. It is always filthy and should be removed The council refuses to do this even though it is in a very polluted area which the council refuses to measure The other point is mr khan is using our money to prove that Ulez is not against the majority of us that are against the system coming into effect in August So please let me know the various contracts handed out re this system for media advertising setting up signs etc and costs and whether bids were invited for thecontracts and who got these contracts Yours faithfully

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0619-2324

Thank you for your request of 3rd June 2023 asking for information about the ULEZ expansion.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

Note that, as advised previously, only requests for recorded information fall under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. Your comments about “Parklet Southgate” do not constitute a request for recorded information.

In terms of your requests for information, I can confirm that we hold the information you require. Your questions are answered in turn below:

Question 1) Which companies have been awarded the contracts for (a) putting up signs for the 2023 ULEZ expansion, and (b) media advertising for the ULEZ expansion?

Answer: For part (a), in relation to signage, this work is delivered through the existing Highways Maintenance and Project Framework by Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd and Tarmac Kier Joint Venture (TKJV). This contract was awarded in 2020. In relation to part (b) on advertising, TfL works with suppliers that are competitively tendered as part of a statutory process every few years to ensure best value. Following a highly competitive procurement process in 2022, Wavemaker were appointed to carry out the media planning and buying activity for all TfL’s advertising. 

Question 2) whether the above contract awards involved a competitive tender process?

Answer: Yes.

Question 3) The cost of putting up signs and the cost of advertising?

Answer: For part (a), the current estimated total cost to supply and install signage and associated supporting infrastructure is in the range of £20-25m. For part (b), during the period 12 December 2022 to 3 June 2023 TfL spent  £2,346,742.60 on advertising as part of a multi-channel campaign targeting Londoners and Home Counties drivers to raise awareness and to explain why the zone is being expanded and the benefits, who is affected, where the expanded zone will operate and how the scheme operates including hours of operations, daily charge and how to pay. The campaign aims to encourage vehicle checking to help drivers prepare ahead of when the scheme expands with advertising continuing up to and beyond 29 August 2023 when the Ultra Low Emission Zone expands.

Activity is running across TV (ITV and Channel 4), video on demand (ITVX, All4, Sky), radio, local and pan-London press, national specialist press e.g. What Van and What Car, and national press, a radio and local newspaper content partnership, digital display, messaging on Waze, a wayfinding app, social, online video, posters and petrol pump nozzle advertising. In addition to the advertising, emails are being sent to customers registered on TfL’s database, leaflets detailing the expansion are being distributed in the outer London expansion area as well as being distributed face to face in high footfall areas such as shopping centres, high streets and letters are being sent via the DVLA to owners of non compliant vehicles seen in the zone as well as letters using third party open data of contactable people living in outer London.
The media activity will enable TfL to reach over 3.3m vehicle owners in London 6 or more times as well as 6.5m vehicle owners in the Home Counties 6 or more times so those who drive in London are aware of the upcoming expansion including boundary and how the scheme operates

If this is not the information you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely,

David Wells
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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