Reading Borough Council

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WhatDoTheyKnow has written to the Information Commissioner expressing concern about the way Reading Borough Council have been handling requests for information. The council appears to be refusing to recognise valid FOI requests, responding with strange messages such as: "if you do not wish to submit your request via our online service, Please re-send your request via this mail address, [email address] stating you do not wish to submit your request through the online service."

A response from the Commissioner suggests they have allocated this systemic issue with Reading Borough Council's handling of FOI requests the reference IC-137275-N2L7.

Ex-BBC Political Journalist Martin Rosenbaum faced these problems at Reading Council. He reports he "sent an internal review insisting my request was legally valid and they then caved in". Requesters might want to follow that approach.

The Information Commissioner's guidance explicitly recognises email – including emails sent via WhatDoTheyKnow – to be a valid correspondence address for Freedom of Information requests.

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Young asylum seekers who have died by suicide
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Dawn Limbu ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-417555381 Date of request: 25/04/2022 Title of request: Young asylum seekers who have died by suicide Dear Dawn Limbu, FREEDOM OF...
PC Hardware
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Issy Hardie ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-415037995 Date of request: 12/04/2022 Title of request: PC Hardware Dear Issy Hardie, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Thank y...
Reference: FOI-423634719 Date of request: 20/05/2022 Title of request: Structure Chart for Adult Social Care, Children's Social Care & Public Health...
Agency Staffing Agreement
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Gunnr Lewin ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-423632143 Date of request: 20/05/2022 Title of request: Agency Staffing Agreement Dear Gunnr Lewin, Please accept this e-mail as a...
Reading Borough Council Joint Legal Team
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i R Resident ar .

Yn aros am ymateb.

Reference: FOI-422650897 Date of request: 16/05/2022 Title of request: Reading Borough Council Joint Legal Team Dear Reading Resident, Please acc...
Public or Private Road
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Christian Sponziello ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-422778037 Date of request: 17/05/2022 Title of request: Public or Private Road Dear Christian Sponziello , Please accept this e-ma...
Agency spend in schools
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Lynda Jones ar .

Llwyddiannus.

  Dear Ms Jones,   Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).    My hope is t...
Policies & Proceudres
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i AN Other Resident ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Dear A Resident I opened the attachment and this is what it says. I cannot see any xxx in this. Please advise where it is. Persistent complainants...
Up to date information
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Jeanette Harris ar .

Yn aros am ymateb.

Reference: FOI-418748734 Date of request: 27/04/2022 Title of request: Contact details for Children & Families social work team Dear Jeanette Harri...
SEN training and Qualifications
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Ms Cooke ar .

Gwybodaeth heb ei gadw.

Dear Ms Cooke,   Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (2000).    I write to ask y...
Mencap and SEND Team Mental Health Project
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i R Resident ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Good Morning   Thank you for your received by the Council on 26^th April 2022, requesting an Internal Review of our original decision on FOI reque...
Reference: FOI-411936186 Date of request: 24/03/2022 Title of request: Planned and Reactive Maintenance of Fire and Security Installations to Corpor...
Technical Information
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Gabrielle Gibbons ar .

Yn hwyr iawn

Dear Ms Gibbons   Thank you for your email.   I apologise for what has happened.   The answer is below:      1. What is your annual IT Budget...
Dear Ms Overend   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Thank you for your recent request received in this office on 14 April 2020.   You have...
OFFICIAL   Dear Ms Lynch   Thank you for your email.   Please submit your request via our online service, you can submit your request following...
Loans and repayments
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Naomi of the family Brooks ar .

Llwyddiannus.

Reference: FOI-413176142 Date of request: 31/03/2022 Title of request: Loan repayments Dear Naomi Brooks, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Th...
Subject: Highway/Roads Asset Management
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i A Stevenson ar .

Llwyddiannus.

Reference: FOI-404804728 Date of request: 01/03/2022 Title of request: Highway/Roads Asset Management Dear A Stevenson, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RE...
Reference: FOI-324045597 Date of request: 01/04/2021 Title of request: Council Housing Dear Will Tullis, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Tha...
Top 10 most popular library books since 2016
Cais i Reading Borough Council gan Claire Wilde. Wedi ei anodi gan WhatDoTheyKnow ar .

Yn hwyr iawn

Reading council are being naughty. A FOI request is valid whoever it is sent to at a public body. This request was valid, and there is no need to...
ENCTS concession bus passes reimbursement for bus operators.
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i James Knight ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-412008683 Date of request: 28/03/2022 Title of request: ENCTS concession bus passes reimbursement for bus operators. Dear James Kni...
Homelessness temporary accommodation
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Emily Thomas ar .

Rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Ms Thomas   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Thank you for your recent request received in this office on 20 September 2019.   You ha...
Safeguarding of children
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i BBC Shared Data Unit ar .

Gwrthodwyd.

Dear Sir/Madam   FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST   Thank you for your recent request received in this office on 7 September 2020.   You hav...
Council Tax Band E rates - historic
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Andrew Young ar .

Llwyddiannus.

Reference: FOI-409981004 Date of request: 21/03/2022 Title of request: Council Tax Band E rates - historic Dear Andrew Young, FREEDOM OF INFORMAT...
Student Property Numbers due to Tax Exemption
Ymateb gan Reading Borough Council i Grace Johnson ar .

Yn aros am gael ei ddosbarthu.

Reference: FOI-408487753 Date of request: 14/03/2022 Title of request: Student Property Numbers due to Tax Exemption Dear Grace Johnson, FREEDOM...
Reference: FOI-413183636 Date of request: 01/04/2022 Title of request: Current role of former Head of Legal Services Dear Robert O Neill, FREEDOM...

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