Consultation on danger posed to visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by rainbow crossing

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Derry City and Strabane District Council,

Regarding the recent procurement of a 'rainbow crossing' in Derry, please:

1. list the organisations and individuals who were consulted (where individuals cannot be named, please list them as 'individual of X demographic' or 'individual with X reason for their views being sought' or similar) and share any correspondence around the same,

2. share evidence of risk assessment carried out around replacing established black and white crossings with unusually-coloured crossings, sharing relevant correspondence,

3. describe what attempts were made to specifically engage disability rights organisations such as RNIB NI or Guide Dogs NI, older people's organisations such as AGE NI, road safety organisations or children's organisations to seek guidance on risks to people of varying demographics, listing all organisations or professionals approached, and

4. describe the procurement process followed in the procurement of this piece of work (I can see there is an open FOI requesting a breakdown of cost).

Yours faithfully,

Ann Black

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Black

 

Further to your contact with Derry City & Strabane District Council please
find attached letter in relation to same.  Should you have any queries
please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Regards

Michelle

 

 

From: Ann Black <[FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 11 October 2021 13:40
To: foi <[Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Consultation on danger posed to
visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by rainbow crossing

 

Dear Derry City and Strabane District Council,

Regarding the recent procurement of a 'rainbow crossing' in Derry, please:

1. list the organisations and individuals who were consulted (where
individuals cannot be named, please list them as 'individual of X
demographic' or 'individual with X reason for their views being sought' or
similar) and share any correspondence around the same,

2. share evidence of risk assessment carried out around replacing
established black and white crossings with unusually-coloured crossings,
sharing relevant correspondence,

3. describe what attempts were made to specifically engage disability
rights organisations such as RNIB NI or Guide Dogs NI, older people's
organisations such as AGE NI, road safety organisations or children's
organisations to seek guidance on risks to people of varying demographics,
listing all organisations or professionals approached, and

4. describe the procurement process followed in the procurement of this
piece of work (I can see there is an open FOI requesting a breakdown of
cost).

Yours faithfully,

Ann Black

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foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

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Dear Ms Black

 

Further to your contact with Derry City & Strabane District Council please
find attached letter in relation to same.  Should you have any queries
please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Regards

Michelle

 

 

From: Ann Black <[FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 11 October 2021 13:40
To: foi <[Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Consultation on danger posed to
visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by rainbow crossing

 

Dear Derry City and Strabane District Council,

Regarding the recent procurement of a 'rainbow crossing' in Derry, please:

1. list the organisations and individuals who were consulted (where
individuals cannot be named, please list them as 'individual of X
demographic' or 'individual with X reason for their views being sought' or
similar) and share any correspondence around the same,

2. share evidence of risk assessment carried out around replacing
established black and white crossings with unusually-coloured crossings,
sharing relevant correspondence,

3. describe what attempts were made to specifically engage disability
rights organisations such as RNIB NI or Guide Dogs NI, older people's
organisations such as AGE NI, road safety organisations or children's
organisations to seek guidance on risks to people of varying demographics,
listing all organisations or professionals approached, and

4. describe the procurement process followed in the procurement of this
piece of work (I can see there is an open FOI requesting a breakdown of
cost).

Yours faithfully,

Ann Black

-------------------------------------------------------------------

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[1][FOI #799033 email]

Is [2][Derry City and Strabane District Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Black

 

Further to your contact with Derry City & Strabane District Council please
find attached letter in relation to same.  Should you have any queries
please do not hesitate to contact me. 

 

Regards

Michelle

 

 

From: Ann Black <[1][FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 11 October 2021 13:40
To: foi <[2][Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Consultation on danger posed to
visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by rainbow crossing

 

Dear Derry City and Strabane District Council,

Regarding the recent procurement of a 'rainbow crossing' in Derry, please:

1. list the organisations and individuals who were consulted (where
individuals cannot be named, please list them as 'individual of X
demographic' or 'individual with X reason for their views being sought' or
similar) and share any correspondence around the same,

2. share evidence of risk assessment carried out around replacing
established black and white crossings with unusually-coloured crossings,
sharing relevant correspondence,

3. describe what attempts were made to specifically engage disability
rights organisations such as RNIB NI or Guide Dogs NI, older people's
organisations such as AGE NI, road safety organisations or children's
organisations to seek guidance on risks to people of varying demographics,
listing all organisations or professionals approached, and

4. describe the procurement process followed in the procurement of this
piece of work (I can see there is an open FOI requesting a breakdown of
cost).

Yours faithfully,

Ann Black

-------------------------------------------------------------------

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[3][FOI #799033 email]

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Dear Michelle,

Thank-you for your reply. In it, you have stated:

“Council did not specifically engage with disability rights organisations AS DFI PROVIDED AUTHORISATION (caps for emphasis) and facilitated delivery of this project”

and

“The Minister for Infrastructure indicated that she was content that, SUBJECT TO DUE CONSIDERATION WITH REGARD TO ROAD SAFETY AND MATERIAL SPECIFICATION (caps for emphasis), such multi-coloured pedestrian crossings could be put in place”

Since the authorisation by DfI was subject to "due consideration with regard to road safety and material specification", but no disability rights organisations were consulted (you haven't answered whether any road safety, older persons' or children's rights organisations were consulted), what was done to give "due consideration" to road safety and material specification?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

Dear Ms Black

 

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your email below. 

 

Regards

Michelle

 

From: Ann Black <[FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 08 November 2021 20:07
To: foi <[Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 3707 - Freedom of Information request - Consultation on
danger posed to visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by
rainbow crossing

 

Dear Michelle,

Thank-you for your reply. In it, you have stated:

“Council did not specifically engage with disability rights organisations
AS DFI PROVIDED AUTHORISATION (caps for emphasis) and facilitated delivery
of this project”

and

“The Minister for Infrastructure indicated that she was content that,
SUBJECT TO DUE CONSIDERATION WITH REGARD TO ROAD SAFETY AND MATERIAL
SPECIFICATION (caps for emphasis), such multi-coloured pedestrian
crossings could be put in place”

Since the authorisation by DfI was subject to "due consideration with
regard to road safety and material specification", but no disability
rights organisations were consulted (you haven't answered whether any road
safety, older persons' or children's rights organisations were consulted),
what was done to give "due consideration" to road safety and material
specification?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

Dear Ms Black

 

I have sought clarification around the query you raised in respect of the
response provided for FOI 3707 please see detail below. 

 

“Further to your query raised in relation to the response provided for
your recent  Freedom of Information request you sought clarity as to
whether any road safety, older persons' or children's rights organisations
were consulted  and what was done to give "due consideration" to road
safety and material specification.

 

Derry City and Strabane District Council do not hold this information”.

 

Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to
contact me.   

 

Regards

Michelle

 

From: Ann Black [mailto:[FOI #799033 email]]
Sent: 08 November 2021 20:07
To: foi <[Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 3707 - Freedom of Information request - Consultation on
danger posed to visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by
rainbow crossing

 

Dear Michelle,

Thank-you for your reply. In it, you have stated:

“Council did not specifically engage with disability rights organisations
AS DFI PROVIDED AUTHORISATION (caps for emphasis) and facilitated delivery
of this project”

and

“The Minister for Infrastructure indicated that she was content that,
SUBJECT TO DUE CONSIDERATION WITH REGARD TO ROAD SAFETY AND MATERIAL
SPECIFICATION (caps for emphasis), such multi-coloured pedestrian
crossings could be put in place”

Since the authorisation by DfI was subject to "due consideration with
regard to road safety and material specification", but no disability
rights organisations were consulted (you haven't answered whether any road
safety, older persons' or children's rights organisations were consulted),
what was done to give "due consideration" to road safety and material
specification?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Michelle,

Thanks for the reply. Can you please clarify who is legally responsible, under the The Roads (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 or other legislation, in the event that someone is harmed by the painting of this crossing?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

Dear Ms Black

 

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your email below. 

 

Regards

Michelle

 

From: Ann Black <[FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 16 November 2021 13:41
To: foi <[Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 3707 - Freedom of Information request - Consultation on
danger posed to visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by
rainbow crossing

 

Dear Michelle,

Thanks for the reply. Can you please clarify who is legally responsible,
under the The Roads (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 or other
legislation, in the event that someone is harmed by the painting of this
crossing?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Derry City and Strabane District Council

Dear Ms Black

 

In response to your recent request for clarification as to who is legally
responsible, under the Roads (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 or
other legislation, in the event that someone is harmed by the painting of
this crossing, we would advise that this is outside the scope of this FOI.

 

As previously stated Council was not involved in the authorisation,
commissioning and delivery of this initiative (other than providing
funding)

 

Regards

Michelle

 

From: Ann Black <[1][FOI #799033 email]>
Sent: 16 November 2021 13:41
To: foi <[2][Derry City and Strabane District Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI 3707 - Freedom of Information request - Consultation on
danger posed to visually impaired people & other vulnerable groups by
rainbow crossing

 

Dear Michelle,

Thanks for the reply. Can you please clarify who is legally responsible,
under the The Roads (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 or other
legislation, in the event that someone is harmed by the painting of this
crossing?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Black

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir