Housing, Property and Regeneration Structure Chart Request

Mel Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hackney Borough Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

Please can you forward me a structure chart of job titles and names of Property and Regeneration, Development, Public Realm & Planning Directorates. Please can you also include telephone number and email addresses

Yours faithfully,

Mel Smith

hackney@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Mel Smith

We acknowledge receipt of your email to Hackney:
 

Freedom of Information request - Housing, Property and Regeneration
Structure Chart Request

Thank you for your request for information, FOI-6649.

 

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(FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), we will always
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Information Management Team

London Borough of Hackney

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hackney@infreemation.co.uk,

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Dear  Mel Smith

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request /Environmental Information Request

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, received 21 September 2020. Your request has been
considered and our response is in bold below.

 

You requested the following: 

Please can you forward me a structure chart of job titles and names of
Property and Regeneration, Development, Public Realm & Planning
Directorates. Please can you also include telephone number and email
addresses

 

The Council’s Response

Please find attached the current structure charts for the Services
requested.

 

We would also like to inform you that a structure chart showing the top
two tiers of the Council is available on the Council's website and is
accessible via this link [1]https://hackney.gov.uk/how-the-council-w...

Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 21 (2a) states that
information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt. 

The London Borough of Hackney does not publish the names of contact
details of staff below Tier 3 in its organisational structure. This is
because they are entitled to consider themselves private individuals. In
this case we have applied Section 40.

 

Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act requires public
authorities to consider whether disclosing the information would
contravene the GDPR data protection principles.

The Council has to consider whether it would be ‘Fair and Lawful’ as per
the 1st Data Protection Principle to publish the names of staff who are
not senior management.  The Council also has to consider what impact
disclosure of direct contact details, as well as names of staff who are
not senior management, would have on those members of staff.  As a Freedom
of Information request is a disclosure to the public at large, the Council
is not satisfied that disclosure of direct contact details or names of
staff other than senior staff would be fair. 

 

Please also note that Hackney Council is in the process of  restructuring
the Services of how the Council works  and it is most likely that the
charts provided will be changed in the future.  In this case, the
information is exempt by virtue of Section 22(a) of the Freedom of
Information Act. 

Section 22 (1a) states that information is exempt if the information is
held by the public authority with a view to its publication, by the
authority or any other person, at some future date (whether determined or
not).

 

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Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

0303 123 1113

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Management Team

ICT Services
London Borough of Hackney 

 

 

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