FOI request detail

Parking restrictions on the section of the A502 road (North End Road)

Request ID: FOI-2680-1617
Date published: 12 July 2017

You asked

The information I need is as follows: According to my information TfL determine and manage the parking restrictions on the section of the A502 road (North End Road) between The Park and Hampstead Way. The SW side of this road - i.e. the side running from Hampstead towards Golders Green - has currently been restricted to paid parking between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and I'd like to know the reason for these hours, specifically what social benefit is being fulfilled by this wide restriction, given that there are 3 schools within 1 minute walk of the road. Could you kindly confirm receipt of this request for information under the Freedom of Information Act at the earliest opportunity.

We answered

Thank you for your correspondence.


The Freedom of Information Act gives a right to individuals to access recorded information held by a public authority at the time the request is received. The Information Commissioner has published guidance on your rights under the Freedom of Information Act, which includes the four bullet points below:


•You can ask for any information you think a public authority may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten documents as well as images, video and audio recordings.

•You should identify the information you want as clearly as possible.

•Your request can be in the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but the authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.

•Some information may not be given to you because it is exempt, for example because it would unfairly reveal personal details about somebody else.


We have reviewed your correspondence, and although it has been addressed to the FOI team, there is not a sufficiently clear description of the recorded information you want to access. If you want to make a request to access recorded information, please describe the information you require.


We have passed your correspondence on to the Customer Experience team and they will respond directly. If you would like to follow up your request please contact them on [email protected].


In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss your request, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely


Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


[email protected]

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