Cost, associated costs and authorisation of fluoridation equipment for new Williamsgate WTW

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Cumbria County Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Cumbria County Council,
Will you please provide me with details of the cost of the fluoridation equipment (and associated costs ) required for the new water treatment works at Williamsgate.
How,when and by whom was the authorisation given to purchase this equipment and from which company?
Who was consulted in this process?
Yours faithfully,

Paul Carr

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Reference: FOI-7744-2020

Thank you for your request for information regarding the cost of
fluoridation equipment, which was received on 10/12/2020.

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 13/01/2021.
Subject to the information not being exempt or containing any references
to third parties.

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aware that responding to the current clinical priority of Covid-19 may
mean at times, we struggle to meet these timescales.

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Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
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Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000, Reference: FOI-7744-2020

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
t: 01228 221234 
[1]https://cumbria.gov.uk
 

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Dear Information Governance,

This is a wholly unsatisfactory reply.

Cumbria County Council is ultimately responsible for the fluoridation of West Cumbria and the associated costs.

Are you seriously telling me that the council does not know how much money is being spent on the associated fluoridation costs at this new scheme at Williamsgate?
Even if the costs are ring fenced there is still a duty for these costs to be monitored and checked to ensure best value for money.

I respectfully suggest the council find out for their information and action if necessary and at the same time provide me with the information I have requested.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Carr

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000, Internal Review Acknowledgement
Reference: FOI-7744-2020

Following the disclosure that we sent to you on 16/12/2020 in response to
your request about the cost of fluoridation equipment.

As you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled your
request will now be considered through the Council's internal review
process. The internal review will be carried out by Keely Nicholson,
Complaints & Information Governance Officer.

The internal review stage is an opportunity to consider the request
afresh. The disclosure made by the council will be considered, in the
light of all the relevant information.

Following the internal review the Council aims to respond within 20
working days. If for any reason we are unable to meet that time frame we
will let you know.

If you are not satisfied with the council's internal review you have the
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner (contact details provided
below):

First Contact Team
Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
E-mail: [email address]
[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint

If you have any queries please contact us.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
t: 01228 221234 
[2]https://cumbria.gov.uk
 

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Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Paul Carr 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Reference: FOI-7744-2020

Please see attached for a response to your Internal Review Request.

Many thanks 

Information Governance Team
Corporate, Customer & Community | Cumbria County Council
Service Centre | Parkhouse Building | Kingmoor Business Park
| Carlisle | CA6 4SJ
 
t: 01228 221234 
[1]https://cumbria.gov.uk
 

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