I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information
Please send me information on:
Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency planning?
What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and paper, Excel, a system or another method?
If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your emergency planning solution?
What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire)?
What is the value of said contract?
If the council does not have a software system, will the council be researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18 months?
If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by?
I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you
could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are
required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this
information is already in the public domain, please can you direct
me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the
grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with
copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that
information should not be treated as confidential if such an
agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within
20 working days after you receive this letter.
I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request, preferably via email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your email message. We aim to respond to all requests under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 within 20 working days.
More information about the way we deal with information requests is on our
web site at www.merton.gov.uk/foi.
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
Dear Daniel Watson
Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request
We have now considered your information request as set out below.
Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency
planning? The person responsible for emergency planning within the
council is the councils Civil Contingencies adviser Sarah Chittock
What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and
paper, Excel, a system or another method? The systems used by the council
when an emergency occurs are Microsoft Excel, pen and paper.
If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your
emergency planning solution? Not applicable we do not use a specific
What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it
expire)? Not applicable
What is the value of said contract? Not applicable
If the council does not have a software system, will the council be
researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18
months? No the council will not be researching the market over the next 12
– 18 months.
If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by? Not
If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, please contact
the Head of Information Governance at Merton Council, Civic Centre,
Morden, SM4 5DX or e-mail [Merton Borough Council request email].
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
There is no charge for making an appeal.
Sarah Chittock: Civil Contingencies Adviser
T: 020 8545 3476 : M: 07534 896 645
Merton Civic Centre, London Borough of
Merton [email address]
London Road, Morden. SM4
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