Request for information relating to the number of traffic incidents and collisions which have occurred in Cefn Fforest, Blackwood.

Reference: 21010

Date Added: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. Please find response below.

> I would like information relating to the number of traffic incidents/accidents/crashes which have occurred between the xxxxxx Junction in Cefn Forest Blackwood, Pwllglas Road, Fairview Hill down to lights at the bottom in Pengam, including incidents which have occurred adjoining onto these main roads from all the side roads & lanes along this route and also the dates these vehicular incidents occurred.

> I am requesting this information as a freedom of information request,  because during a recent meeting with Caerphilly County Borough Council they were only able to provide statistics for personal injury incidents and not the number of actual vehicular incidents, which have financially affected myself & my neighbours over many years.

> I would like this information for dates ranging between 2017 up to and including 2021 please.

No information held

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (OPCC) and Gwent Police are two separate organisations.   Therefore, the OPCC are not responsible for and do not hold operational policing information such as the information requested, this is the responsibility of the Chief Constable of Gwent Police.  You may wish to contact Gwent Police directly to determine if they have the information requested via the following link

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.