I request the Fire Assessment Reports for Haulfre Residential Care Home, Llangoed, LL58 8RY made in 2013 and 2015

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Dear Isle of Anglesey Council,

Today, 29th June 2015, my wife requested copies of the Fire Assessment Reports for Haulfre Residential Care Home, Llangoed, LL58 8RY made in 2013 and 2015 from Anglesey County Council and was asked by an officer of the Council to make a formal request through the Freedom of Information Act. I now make that request. Please send the reports either by post as hard copies to Mr. L. E. Moss, 22 Lon y Wennol, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 5JX or by email with attachments to [email address]

Yours faithfully,

L. E. Moss

Emma Edwards, Isle of Anglesey Council

Dear Mr Moss
Thank you for your request for information, which we received today.
I can confirm that I shall carry out the relevant enquiries and be in touch as soon as I am in a position to respond.
Regards
Emma Edwards
Community Department Compliance Officer

Dear Emma Edwards,
Thank you - I look forward to receiving the information requested.

Yours sincerely,

Lawrence Moss

Emma Edwards, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Dear Mr Moss
Thank you for your request for information. Please find attached a copy of our response.
Regards
Emma Edwards

Emma Edwards, Isle of Anglesey Council

Dear Mr Moss
Having checked my response below, I note that the system has blanked out the email address, I therefore enclosed a copy of the paragraph for your attention below. I apologise for any inconvenience.
"If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this response to your request for information, and / or the decision made to withhold information, you may ask for an internal review. Please address your correspondence to the Customer Care Officer, Legal Services, Council Offices, Llangefni, Ynys Môn LL77 7TW (E-mail: [email address])."

Regards
Emma

Gadawodd Beaumaris Town Councl anodiad ()

Dear Mr Moss
We note that your request has been declined. We hope that you will be taking the next step which is to request an internal review by the County Council during which they need to consider whether a redacted version of the requested reports can be released (i.e. with the sensitive information deleted).
Regards
Paul Green
Beaumaris Town Council

Dear Isle of Anglesey Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Isle of Anglesey Council's handling of my FOI request 'I request the Fire Assessment Reports for Haulfre Residential Care Home, Llangoed, LL58 8RY made in 2013 and 2015'.

[ The information requested has been withheld on two grounds - under Section 31 and Section 38.
Regarding Section 31:Law Enforcement, I cannot see why disclosing the information, (and I quote) " could prejudice the prevention of crime, in that residents and/or staff could be placed at risk if details within the report were disclosed". Appendix 1 of the Report to the Executive Committee of Anglesey County Council dated 16/6/15 (but presented on 2nd July) which is in the public domain identifies in summary the Fire Safety & H&S issues. Non identify or relate to any potential or actual history of criminal activity.
Regarding Section 38: Health & Safety, I cannot see why disclosing the information, (and I quote) "may endanger the health & safety of individuals". Appendix 1 of the above mentioned Report to the Executive Committee contains only 3 references to Health & Safety specifically. One concerns a failure to comply with legislation, one refers to inadequate fire detection and warning system coverage, and the third refers to the design of a staircase which is deemed to be difficult for older people and/or those with mobility issues to negotiate, presenting the risk of a serious fall.

In addition, in the letter from the Compliance Officer explaining why the information has been witheld, it states, in the 9th paragraph, that (to quote), " it is my opinion that the public interest in disclosure is need for disclosure (I think there is a typo here) is weakened due to the fact that information has been provided to key stakeholders in a timely manner". I'm afraid that just doesn't make any sense at all to me. I certainly haven't received any detailed information relating to the Fire Assessment Report.

Further, the letter from the Compliance Officer states that, under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), three clauses lead the Authority to maintain the exception and withold the information requested. they are:
12 (4) (d) which relates to material which is still in the cause(?) of completion, to unfinished documents or to incomplete data. I find that reason unsustainable, because the Report mentioned above to the Executive Committee clearly states the Fire Assessment was undertaken in March 2015 and the Fire Assessment Report concluded that (and I quote), "(1) the home would not meet current standards for a care environment, and
(2) with increasing dependency in the future, it will become more and more difficult to ensure safe care within the premises".

It then continues to state that the findings of the report have been translated into a costed assessment of the works required at Haulfre. That does not suggest that Clause 12 (4) (d) applies.

12 (4) (e) which relates to disclosure of internal communications. Clearly, most, if not all, FOI requests involve the disclosure of internal communications. I therefore do not see why this clause should be invoked by the Authoirty as a reason to withold information requested.

12 (5) (e) international relations, defence , national security or public safety. It is clear from the wording of this clause that it does not apply in the case of Haulfre. The expression "public safety" is clearly linked directly to matters of international relations, defence , national security. I therefore do not see why this clause should be invoked by the Authoirty as a reason to withold information requested.

It is for the above reasons that I am unable to understand why the Report has been witheld and why I am seeking an Internal Review. ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Lawrence Moss

Huw P. Pritchard, Isle of Anglesey Council

Rwyf allan o’r swyddfa tan 13-07-15 ac os ydych angen ymateb brys
cysylltwch gyda Medwen Jones [1][email address] (01248 752574) neu
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(01248 752574) otherwise I shall contact you on my return.

 

 

 

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Emma Edwards, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Dear Mr Moss
Please find a response to your request for an Internal Review below.
Regards
Emma Edwards

Dear Emma Edwards,
Thank you for arranging for an Internal Review as requested.
Yours sincerely,

Lawrence Moss

Emma J Edwards, Isle of Anglesey Council



Nid rwyf yn y swyddfa nawr tan 28/7/15 felly byddaf yn ymateb eich e-bost
pan ddof yn ol.  Os yw'n fater brys cewch gysylltu ag:

 

I am away from the office now until 28/7/15 and I shall respond to your
enquiry upon my return.  If the matter is urgent, please contact:

 

Subject Access / DPA/ FOI Regests - Sophie Shanahan 01248 752717         

                                                          ([email address])

 

ICT/ RAISE/Performance - Geraint Parry 01248 752712
([email address])

 

Administration - Vicky Jones 01248 752703 ([email address])

 

Diolch/Thank you

 

Emma Edwards

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Dear Mr Moss,
Please see attached the result of the Internal Review into the response sent to you on 9.7.15

Regards

Beryl Jones
Information Compliance Officer

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