Lost items TFL
Request ID: FOI-1109-1718
Date published: 30 August 2017
1. What were the top 10 most frequently lost items handed in to TfL between January 2016 and January 2017?
2. What were the top 10 most frequently lost children’s items handed in to TfL between January 2016 and January 2017?
· Such as blankets, cuddly toys, action figures
4. How many lost items were handed in to TfL between January 2016 and January 2017?
5. How many lost children’s items were handed in to TfL between January 2016 and January 2017?
6. Do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in worth under £50?
7. How long do you keep hold of lost items that have been handed in before discarding?
Our Ref: FOI-1109-1718
Thank you for your request received on 9 August 2017 asking for information about lost property found on our network.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.
The information you asked for is available on our website using the following link:
‘Toys and Games’ is a sub-category of our ‘Miscellaneous’ category as it is part of the ‘General’ sub-category in Schedule B of the published data. From April 2016 to March 2017 we received 2097 toys and games at the Lost Property Office, of which 104 (4.9%) were claimed.
Information concerning storage and disposal of property can also be found on the website under unclaimed items:
In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, TfL is not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.
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