FOI Request from E.A

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Dear Environment Agency,

Please could I be furnished with Emails between Nick Mckie Smith and Dan Thorpe regarding the boats moored on the Molesey stretch of the river Thames between 19/12/2018 and 19/07/2019

Yours faithfully,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

Dear Mr Thatcher,

I have passed your e-mail to the local customer team who will deal with your request.

The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations state that a public authority must respond to requests for information within 20 working days, but we aim to respond to all enquiries as quickly as we can.

You can find more information about our service commitment by clicking on the link below:

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You can contact our customer team directly on the contact details below, or call the National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506506 who will transfer you to the area team.

Please quote your enquiry reference 190723/SM01 in any correspondence with us regarding this matter.

Customers and Engagement
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Enquiries, Unit,

I have received no response to any of my freedom of information requests from the Environment Agency.
I am concerned this maybe a deliberate act to avoid giving information linked to a claim they are making for adverse possession of land

Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Enquires, Unit,

I wish to raise this matter with you, that both the initial FoI request and the subsequent internal review have all been ignored and that I wish to raise this matter with you with the hope of getting some form of a response from yourselves whilst I inform the Ico of the breach and pass this matter on to their case team.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Thatcher,

 

RE: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to boats moored in the
Cherry Orchard Gardens area of West Molesey.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing the information you
have requested.

We respond to requests for information that we hold under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FoIA) and the associated Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

We want to be as open as possible in answering requests, and to help
people obtain the information they are looking for. Unfortunately,
following a review of this case, the amount of information you have
requested is substantial. Whilst we reiterate the apologies for the delay
, gathering all of the requested information in together would therefore
be a significant cost and diversion of resources from our other work.

 

There are a number of Freedom of Information requests that you have sent
to us in relation to the same subject matter. We have taken the decision
to treat these as a collective request for information.

 

Those that we have included in this response I have listed below for ease
and have include the local reference number that we have logged your
request as:

 

1: THM136765 - [email address]

“In relation to my FoI request I seek communication between yourselves and
Rt Hon Dominic Raab. I believe this is liable to be in relation to the
River Thames along the West Molesey stretch of the river along Cherry
Orchard Gardens KT8 1QY. I hope this is of some assistance”

 

2: THM136761 - [email address]

Please could I be furnished with all information given to Elmbridge
Borough Council from 19/01/2019 to 19/07/2019 regarding the boats moored
at Cherry Orchard Gardens KT8.

 

3: THM136756 - [email address]

Please find this corrected email with the dates altered from the initial
request.

I submit this Freedom of Information request for correspondence  including
emails ,between  your Agency and the pressure group Reclaim Our River Bank
2 (ROR2) between 19/01/2019 and 19/07/2019.

 

4:THM136754 - [FOI #591234 email]

Please could I be furnished with Emails between Nick Mckie Smith and Dan
Thorpe regarding the boats moored on the Molesey stretch of the river
Thames between 19/12/2018 and 19/07/2019

 

5: THM136750 - [email address]

Please can I be furnished with the emails between the Land registry and
the Environment Agency regarding the Molesey stretch of the River Thames,
between 19/11/2018 to 19/06/2019

 

6: THM137280 - [email address]

Please could I be furnished with Emails between Nick Mckie-Smith and the
legal department regarding the boats moored on the Molesey stretch of the
river Thames between 19/12/2018 and 19/07/2019

 

7: THM137281 - [email address]

submit this Freedom of Information request for correspondence including
emails ,between your Agency and David Garrett including but not
exclusively limited to the email dgarrett46 @ outlook.com between
19/01/2019 and 19/07/2019. 
Many thanks for your assistance and compliance

 

8: THM137192 - [email address]

Please could I be furnished with all information pertaining to Elmbridge
Borough Council from 19/01/2019 to 19/07/2019 regarding issuing general
conduct letter issued to boats moored close to Cherry Orchard Gardens KT8.

 

9: THM137765 - [email address]

Please could I be furnished with Emails correspondence between yourselves
and the ,Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng Mp between 01/01/2018 to 01/08/2019 in
relation to boats moored on The Thames in West Molesey KT8

 

10: THM137755 - [email address]

I submit this Freedom of Information request for correspondence  including
emails ,between  your Agency and the pressure group Reclaim Our River Bank
2 (ROR2) between 01/06/2018 and 31/12/2018 Many thanks for your assistance
and compliance.

 

11: THM141493 - [email address]

I am seeking information of emails ,between your Agency and David Garrett 
to the email dgarrett46 @ outlook.com between 19/01/2019 and 19/07/2019 he
is the head of the ROR2 pressure group. On the West Molesey stretch of the
River Thames

 

 

In these situations the legislation allows us to consider refusing
requests as ‘manifestly unreasonable’ under EIR and ‘above the appropriate
limit’ under FOIA.

 

We estimate that it would take in excess of 100 hours to comply with your
request in its current form. This is based on the time spent on responding
to similar requests which includes locating, retrieving, editing and
copying data from electronic records in a number of databases and offices.

 

In order to help us bring your request within reasonable bounds, would you
be able to considerably reduce the scope of your request?

 

If you are unable to narrow down your request we will, of course, consider
it in accordance with our obligations under FOI and EIR. However we wanted
to give you an opportunity to reconsider your request and describe more
precisely the information you wish to have.

 

I hope that we have correctly interpreted your request.  Please refer to
our Open Government Licence for the permitted use of the supplied data:
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We respond to requests for recorded information that we hold under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the associated Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

Please get in touch if you have any further queries or contact us within
two months if you’d like us to review the information we have sent.

 

 

Many thanks

 

Thames Area Customers and Engagement Team

 

 

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Dear Enquiries_THM,

I will discuss the matter with the ico, I am aware that there is 8 weeks worth that have received no response at all at any stage and each individual request is a lot less work than the combined amount that you have chosen to put into one request. The reason each request was made far smaller than that was to avoid each request being unreasonable in both cost and time and I am aware now through now fault of my own you have now combined them into one. As far as I know each request is reasonable and each request is for a short period of time and the scope is specific enough that restrictions on the scope of each request further would make each request effectively null and void.
I am happy to discuss the issue with the case team at the ico and see if there is something they can assist with, but at the stage I feel it would be a gesture of good will to proceed with each request in it's entirety given the 2 month wait and the breach of the statuary obligations rather than by grouping all the fois , all the internal enquires into one request and then starting that the combined cost is then too much. Each request was not written on the same originally and as such each request and the cost and effort required is not accurate to use your failure to reply in a timely fashion against the person to whom the request was made. I hope that seems reasonable .

A copy of your request to combine all these seperate requests made on separate days into one request and then to claim that the one request is too expensive and there fore o should reduce the amount of information I have requested . Will be copied as will my response and sent to the ico case team to ensure transparency and honesty.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

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For general enquiries and complaints, we currently aim to respond within
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