Air quality monitoring data

Richard Parnham made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Oxford City Council

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Please provide me with the recent air quality monitoring data you hold for the Cowley and Eastern areas of Oxford. By "recent”, I ideally mean from around April 2022 onwards. I am happy to accept unverified / unapproved data. I understand you typically receive these monthly reports from Socotec between around 17 - 22 of each month, so may already be in possession of the April 2022 report at the time I make this request. If not, you are likely to receive the April 2022 report imminently - possibly tomorrow.

This is is a follow-on request to five requests made previously, because I want to evaluate the impact of the ending of lockdown and the Cowley LTNs on local pollution levels.

By "the Cowley" and "Eastern areas of Oxford", I mean all pollution monitoring stations around Cowley Road, the Plain, St Clements, Hollow Wall, Temple Road, Oxford Road, Garsington Road, Barns Road, Iffley Road, Horspath Driftway, and any other local pollution monitoring stations that do not currently appear on the https://oxfordshire.air-quality.info website. If in doubt regarding borderline monitoring stations, please include its data.

To allow for easy comparison with previously published findings, please include the "site ID / diffusion tube" number for all records returned. My preferred way to receive this data is Excel.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Richard Parnham,

Freedom of Information, Oxford City Council – Reference: 11224

Thank you for your email.  Your request was received on 21st June 2022 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

Due to an unprecedented volume of Freedom of Information Requests currently, it is likely that some requests may go beyond the 20 working days. We are working as hard as possible to respond in a timely manner, but we feel it is better to keep requestors informed in advance.

Yours sincerely

| Freedom of Information Team | Law & Governance | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford | OX1 1DS |

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

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Dear Richard Parnham,

Re: Environmental Information Regulations 2004 Request, Oxford City Council – REF 11224

Further to the acknowledgement below, it is more appropriate to consider your request in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 than the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Therefore, please see the attached documents in response to your EIR request received on 21st June 2022:

Request:

Please provide me with the recent air quality monitoring data you hold for the Cowley and Eastern areas of Oxford. By "recent”, I ideally mean from around April 2022 onwards. I am happy to accept unverified / unapproved data. I understand you typically receive these monthly reports from Socotec between around 17 - 22 of each month, so may already be in possession of the April 2022 report at the time I make this request. If not, you are likely to receive the April 2022 report imminently - possibly tomorrow.

This is is a follow-on request to five requests made previously, because I want to evaluate the impact of the ending of lockdown and the Cowley LTNs on local pollution levels.

By "the Cowley" and "Eastern areas of Oxford", I mean all pollution monitoring stations around Cowley Road, the Plain, St Clements, Hollow Wall, Temple Road, Oxford Road, Garsington Road, Barns Road, Iffley Road, Horspath Driftway, and any other local pollution monitoring stations that do not currently appear on the https://oxfordshire.air-quality.info website. If in doubt regarding borderline monitoring stations, please include its data.

Response:

Please see attached the two most recent reports. I believe you may already have the one with reference 22A NA4.

If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s) made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either email – [email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

| Freedom of Information Team| Law & Governance | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford | OX1 1DS |

For any Data Protection queries please send the email directly to the [email address] mailbox

Dear Richard Parnham,

Freedom of Information, Oxford City Council – Reference: 11224

Thank you for your email.  Your request was received on 21st June 2022 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

Due to an unprecedented volume of Freedom of Information Requests currently, it is likely that some requests may go beyond the 20 working days. We are working as hard as possible to respond in a timely manner, but we feel it is better to keep requestors informed in advance.

Yours sincerely

| Freedom of Information Team | Law & Governance | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford | OX1 1DS |

For any Data Protection queries please send the email directly to the [email address] mailbox

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