Latest pollution data for around the Cowley LTN area

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Please provide me with all of the very recent air quality data you hold for the Cowley area of Oxford. By "very recent”, I mean since 1 February 2021 to today's date (or the date you process this request - whichever is later). This is is a follow-on request to one made previously, because I want to evaluate the impact of the ending of lockdown on local pollution levels. I am happy to accept unverified / unapproved data.

By "the Cowley area of Oxford", I mean all pollution monitoring stations around Cowley Road, Hollow Wall, Temple Road, Oxford Road, Garsington Road, Barns Road, Iffley Road, Horspath Driftway, and any other local pollution monitoring stations that do not currently appear on the https://oxfordshire.air-quality.info website. If in doubt regarding borderline monitoring stations, please include its data.

To allow for easy comparison with previously published findings, please include the "site ID / diffusion tube" number for all records returned. My preferred way to receive this data is Excel.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Parnham,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10295

Thank you for your email. Your request was received on 2nd August 2021 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting their usual approach during this extraordinary period.

Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer

Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

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Dear Mr Parnham,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10295
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, it is more proper to consider your
request in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
(EIR), rather than the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Therefore, I can
respond to your  EIR request received on 2nd August 2021 as follows:
 
Please provide me with all of the very recent air quality data you hold
for the Cowley area of Oxford. By "very recent”, I mean since 1 February
2021 to today's date (or the date you process this request - whichever is
later). This is is a follow-on request to one made previously, because I
want to evaluate the impact of the ending of lockdown on local pollution
levels. I am happy to accept unverified / unapproved data.
 
By "the Cowley area of Oxford", I mean all pollution monitoring stations
around Cowley Road, Hollow Wall, Temple Road, Oxford Road, Garsington
Road, Barns Road, Iffley Road, Horspath Driftway, and any other local
pollution monitoring stations that do not currently appear on the
[1]https://oxfordshire.air-quality.info website. If in doubt regarding
borderline monitoring stations, please include its data.
 
To allow for easy comparison with previously published findings, please
include the "site ID / diffusion tube" number for all records returned. 
My preferred way to receive this data is Excel.
 
Please see attached the last two diffusion tube reports that came from the
lab.
 
 
We do not hold  any other diffusion tube data for the time being
 
We still have not received any lab data from the network that was created
specifically to assess the impact of LTNs in the areas that the you refer
to.
 
In accordance with regulation 12(4)(a) this information cannot be provided
as the information requested is not held. For this reason we feel it is
appropriate in this case to maintain the exception.
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [2][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 

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