CCTV Cameras in the Gateshead area ...

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Gateshead Borough Council,

Please can you supply me with the following information under the FOIA and also all other rights of access.

1. How many CCTV Cameras are installed in the Gateshead area?

2. When were the CCTV Cameras first installed?

3. Please supply all information concerning the location/s of each CCTV camera, including map/s, street name/s etc.

4. Please could you let me know how many of the above CCTV cameras are accessible to Northumbria police?

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Allan Burdess,

I made the above request via the What do they know website, however, you have taken it upon yourself to send the reply to my personal email address, you have done this without my consent or permission.

Please do not send any further emails nor replies to my personal email address.

I would now like you to deal with this request properly by sending, adding your reply to this what do they know page. This is what you should have done in the first place.

I look forward to you sending the reply by return.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

13 October 2011

 

Dear Mr McGartland

Subject: Freedom of Information - Local Environmental Services -
Facilities Management

I refer to your request for information which was made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 on 6 October 2011.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have been
granted access to some, but not all of the information you requested.

1. How many CCTV Cameras are installed in the Gateshead area? - Gateshead
Council have 66 cameras not including client monitoring of 94 Nexus
cameras for the five Metro stations in the borough. There are many other
private sector and public sector users of CCTV across the borough.

2. When were the CCTV Cameras first installed? - CCTV cameras were first
installed in 1993 through to 2000.

3. Please supply all information concerning the location/s of each
CCTV camera, including map/s, street name/s etc. - This question is exempt
under section S31(1) (a) (b) due to Law enforcement considerations.

4. Please could you let me know how many of the above CCTV cameras are
accessible to Northumbria police? - This question is exempt under section
S31(1) (a) (b) due to Law enforcement considerations.

The information provided in response to your request is copyright
Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this
information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to
re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying
or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you
need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to the
 Information Rights Officer, Legal and Corporate Services, 1st Floor,
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. You may be required to
pay a fee or comply with conditions for permitted re-use.

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this e-mail, please
contact Information Rights.

Yours faithfully

 

Information Rights Officer

Litigation

Legal & Corporate Services

Gateshead Council

Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH

[1][Gateshead Borough Council request email]

i Gateshead Council Website: [2]www.gateshead.gov.uk

 

 

In the interests of the environment, only print this email if absolutely
necessary.

 

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Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear informationrights,

It is noted that your Allan Burdess sent the above reply, that dated 13/10/2011, to my personal email address today. I note that his name has not been included within the reply that you have now added to this what do they know page.

Mr Allan Burdess has not dealt with this request correctly. I am not requesting an internal review at this stage. I am seeking further information and also an explanation concerning my 29th September 2011 request, your 13th October 2001 reply.

In reply to my number 2 question you wrote; “CCTV cameras were first installed in 1993 through to 2000.” Please can you supply further information on the number of CCTV cameras installed between 1st June 1999 and 1st June 2000, if any.

In your reply to my question 3, you claim; “This question is exempt under section S31(1) (a) (b) due to Law enforcement considerations.” However, you have not given any explanation as to why you feel that the requested information is exempt. Please can you now do so.

In reply to my question 4 you claim; “This question is exempt under section S31(1) (a) (b) due to Law enforcement considerations.” Again, you have not supplied me with any explanation as to why you feel that the requested information is exempt. Please will you now supply me with your reason/s for same.

Can you also confirm that the cameras are funded by the taxpayer. If so, please explain why the public are being refused such information?

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Gateshead Borough Council,

Can I please have your reply to my 13th October 2011 correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Gateshead Borough Council,

Will you please reply to my 13/10/2011 correspondence.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police - up to their old tricks yet again. Request relating to Martin McGartland requests to Northumbria Police is Upheld by Information Commissioner, see here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Gateshead Borough Council,

You have refused to reply to my correspondence.

This is a request for an Internal Review. Please ensure that you dealt with all of the above correspondence as part of that review.

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Sue Sim and Northumbria Police said FOI request relating to Martin McGartland attempted murder case was 'Vexatious'. The Information Commissioner has issued a Decision Notice against Sue Sim and Northumbria Police which states, 'The Commissioner finds that the force incorrectly applied section 14(1) to the request. He requires the public authority to respond to the request in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of the Act within 35
calendar days.' That complain was upheld by the Information-Commissioner, Decision Notice: http://www.scribd.com/doc/72333438/Sue-S...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear informationrights,

You have ignored my request for an Internal review and also my correspondence. Please deal with this matter or I will be making a complaint to the ICO. You are breaking this law.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Scottish Information Commissioner concealing Martin McGartland's name and asks Strathclyde Police's Chief Constable to do same. The State Cover-up

http://www.scribd.com/martymcgartland/d/...

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Carole Shaw, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Atodiad

[Subject only] Internal review

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Gadawodd Martin McGartland (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

COMPLAINT MADE TO ICO THIS MORNING

You could not make this up; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/87... Mike Barker is still covering-up and whitewashing requests and complaints made by me.

This is the proof, if it were needed, that Mike Barker is involved in a cover-up, is whitewashing requests and complains and concealing information. He is braking the law, see here; http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/38... the information I am requesting, concerning CCTV cameras, it being released by others, including Newcastle Council, however, Mike Barker is continuing with his discrimination and victimization against me.

I also note that Mike Barker has fixed it so his letter can not be copied or printed, it has only been done to above letter, all other NPA replies can be copied and printed. Mike Barker has a great deal to hide.

www.martinmcgartland.co.uk

Gadawodd Jeff Hayward anodiad ()

Mr Mike Barkers background is very interesting ....

1) Mike Barker is Gateshead Council's strategic director of legal and corporate services.

NOW HERE'S THE INTERESTING BIT !

2) Mike Barker (funny enough) is also deputy chief
executive and advising solicitor to Northumbria
Police authority.

3) Could it be Northumbria Police have been having
some ' cozy ' telephone calls with Mr Barker and
vice versa to stop Mr McGartland from obtaining
this information ? (Very probable)

4) Newcastle council seem to have no problem in
releasing the same information http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/38...

Gadawodd Jeff Hayward anodiad ()

This is more evidence that Northumbria police are covering up in the McGartland case ....

1)By refusing this FOI,Gateshead council are indicating that crime is ' out of control ' in Gateshead and it is of 'paramount' importance that operational procedures and locations of said CCTV cameras are kept a closely guarded secret so criminals cannot use said information
to their advantage,yet .... across the width of a river ie: The Tyne, it is a completely different story with Newcastle council(an area still under the policing control
of Northumbria Police).Newcastle council have no problem with it being general knowledge where their CCTV cameras are located and operational procedures.

2)This refusal to Mr McGartlands request is ludicrous and only magnifies Northumbria Police's underhandedness in their approach to Mr McGartland

This matter will be pursued ! Shame on Northumbria police and their sock puppets !

Gadawodd Jeff Hayward anodiad ()

Here's proof that Mike Barker of Gateshead council along with Northumbria Police are being prejudice towards Martin McGartland.I found this information about CCTV in the Newcastle area yet still Gateshead council refuse to co-operate with an FOI request on the subject !

http://library.npia.police.uk/docs/hopol...

Also (and i quote)

1992: installation of street-based video surveillance system in Newcastle (a major northern city). The system in Newcastle is closed-circuit television (CCTV) that uses microwaves (an open circuit) to link to the city's main police station.