Frequently asked Freedom of
Here’s a list of some of the most frequent
Freedom of Information requests we receive:
How much compensation have we paid to
individuals for the damage caused by potholes and poor road
|Staffordshire County Council has the
responsibility for road maintenance, road signs and safety, street
lighting and maintaining road bridges and cycle paths.
||How many children (aged 16 and under) have been taken
into care by the council.
||We have has no responsibility for Social
Services or schools. This is dealt with by Staffordshire County
Council and all requests of this nature need to be referred to
|| How many staff (full head-count rather than
full-time equivalents) are employed in IT functions?
||How many desktop computers are in
||420 (January 2011)
||How many laptop computers are in
||75 (January 2011)
||Employee headcount for 2009, 2010 and
Total employee headcount for 1st April 2009: 420
Total employee headcount for 1st April 2010: 412
Total employee headcount for 1st April 2011: 389
||Working days lost due to sickness absence in 2008/09
||2008/09 = 6.95 days
2009/10 = 8.8 days
||Total number of full time equivalents for
2009/09 and 2009/10?
||2008/09 = 321.39 Full time equivalent
employees (Based on 31st March 2009)
2009/10 = 313.51 Full time equivalent
employees (Based on 31st March 2010)
||The number of parking tickets we
The number of parking fines issued by council enforcement
officers in 2009/10 was 957.
The number for 2008/09 was zero as the service didn’t start until
the end of March 2009.
The total number of parking fines issued in 2011-12 was
||What was the remuneration package for the council's
chief executive in: 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011?
||The remuneration package for the Chief
Executive is published in our statement of accounts under the title
Remuneration for Senior Employees.
||What do the top 5 earners of the Council get
||We publish the pay bands
of the members of our strategic management team. Pay
bands have been used rather than actual salary having taken into
account guidance from the Office of the Information
||How much does it cost to produce the council's
||We publish our newspaper, the South
Staffordshire Review, three times a year. In 2010/11 it cost
£48,432.74 to produce the newspaper. That means is costs around 36
pence per household per edition.
South Staffordshire Council