Freedom of information response

Green and Red Claims

Publication date: 
Thursday 3 September 2020
Request: 

1. What is the length of carriageway maintained by the highway authority?
2. What is the annual revenue budget allocation for highway maintenance and response (excluding improvements)?
3. What is the approximate annual cost of response and repair following damage to the highway asset?
4. How many "Green Claims" were raised in the year?
5. How many "Green Claims" led to a successful recovery of damages?
6. What was the value of damages recovered from those "Green Claims"?
7. How many "Red Claims" were received in the year?
8. How many "Red Claims" were paid in the year? 
9. What is the value of damages paid in respect of those "Red Claims"?
10. What was the legal cost of defending "Red Claims" in the year?
11. From which year are the figures provided?
12. Could you please provide a copy of the highway inspection and intervention regime for the authority?
I would be greatly appreciative of any information that you can provide

Response: 

1. 545km

2. £1,544,863

3. As per allocation above. 

4. Fewer than 5 (fewer than 5)
5. NA

6. NA

7. 59 “Red Claims” were received between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020.

8. Fewer than 5 (please see below) (Please note “paid” has been interpreted as Closed Settled or Resettled between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020.)
9. The total value of damages paid to Third Parties in respect of “Red Claims” was £35,137.99.

(Please note payments weren’t necessarily made between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 and are transactions that relate to “Red Claims” that were either Closed Settled or Resettled between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020.)
10. The total legal cost of defending “Red Claims” was £2,248.10.

(Please note payments weren’t necessarily made between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 and are transactions that relate to “Red Claims” that were either Closed Settled or Resettled between 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020.)
11. 19/20
12. https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/road-maintenance/overview

We are unable to provide an exact number for questions 4, 8 above as:

  • There is a low number involved.
  • The release of this information could identify individuals which would constitute their personal data under the Data Protection Act
  • There is no prior expectation on the part of these individuals that their personal information would be published in the wider public domain under the FOI Act
  • Personal data of any other person is exempt under section 40 (2) of the Data Protection Act.

However in the interests of transparency we are able to provide this information to you categorised as fewer than 5 to give you an indication of the figures

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Request reference:
FOI 10174