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David Johnson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Selby Town Council

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Dear Selby Town Council,

Q1. How many Freedom of Information requests have you received since 1 September 2013?

Q2. Of those, have many have received a response within 20 days as required by law?

Yours faithfully,

David Johnson

Julie Mcgrath, Selby Town Council

Morning David

We have not received any Freedom of Information requests since 1st September 2013.

Regards
Julie

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Dear Julie Mcgrath,

Thanks for your reply. There's a failure in communication somewhere. There is at least one request listed at:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Can you investigate why you don't have it on your records?

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Karen Mann, Selby Town Council

Mr Johnson,

I do not recall receiving your Freedom of Information request previously, given the email address submitted it may have been filtered out and considered Spam.

I have now logged your request, and profusely apologise for the delay. I will respond to your request within 21 working days, by Friday 13 December 2013.

Regards

Karen Mann
Clerk to Selby Town Council
Tel: 01757 708449
[email address]
www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

Selby Town Hall
York Street
Selby
YO8 4AJ

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Dear Karen Mann,

Many thanks for your helpful reply. I'll leave it with you and wait for your further response.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Karen Mann, Selby Town Council

Mr Johnson

 

Further to your request for information under the ‘Freedom of Information’
Act; Market Charges, Selby Town Council do not provide stalls therefore
Traders bring their own stalls and we charge them a cost per foot for area
allocated to them.  We do not charge them per metre as this has never been
considered as an issue.  You mentioned that market traders have been
prosecuted by councils for failing to use metric prices, I assume you mean
metric weights.  We do not have any jurisdiction over what or how the
traders sell their goods, however I feel sure that the fruit and vegetable
stalls and other stalls that sell goods by weight could sell by kilograms
(kg) as well and/or pounds (llbs).   The Markets Manager will take your
comments/question to the next Market Working Group meeting for their
consideration in the new year. 

 

Please find the link to our website – Markets where information can be
sought with regard to charges.
[1]http://www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk/c/mar...

 

I hope this helps with your enquiry.

 

Regards

 

Karen Mann

Clerk to Selby Town Council

Tel: 01757 708449

[2][email address]

[3]www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Selby Town Hall

York Street

Selby

YO8 4AJ

 

The information in this e-mail, and any attachments, is confidential and
may be subject to legal professional privilege.  It is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s).  Its contents do not
necessarily represent the views or opinions of Selby Town Council.  If you
are not the intended recipient, or his/her representative, you are not
authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this
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3. http://www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk/

Dear Karen Mann,

Thanks for your response. I think you may have misunderstood the request because it wasn't clear. Let me reword it:

The council is breaking the law by using a primary non-metric price of £1.50 per foot. Official and primary prices must be metric. An equivalent price in non-metric units may be provided but only if secondary to the official primary metric price.

Thus the following are legal:

'£4.92 per metre'
'£4.92 per metre (approx £1.50/ft)'

'£4.92 per metre, charged in multiples of £1.50'
'£4.92 per metre (approx £1.50/ft), charged in multiples of £1.50'

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

T.Mason, Selby Town Council

Mr Johnson

 

Selby Town Council do not hold a policy or procedure with regard to market
fees and charges.  The fees and charges are approved at the Council’s
annual budget meeting.

 

We are currently awaiting advice from NABMA with regard to your suggestion
that the Town Council is breaking the law with regard to metric prices,
once we receive the advice from NABMA I will respond to this part of your
FOI request.

 

Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

 

Regards

 

Karen Mann

 

Karen Mann

Clerk to Selby Town Council

Tel: 01757 708449

[1][email address]

[2]www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Selby Town Hall

York Street

Selby

YO8 4AJ

 

The information in this e-mail, and any attachments, is confidential and
may be subject to legal professional privilege.  It is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s).  Its contents do not
necessarily represent the views or opinions of Selby Town Council.  If you
are not the intended recipient, or his/her representative, you are not
authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this
message or any part of it.

 

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Dear Karen Mann,

Thank you for your response. I look forward to hearing from you once you've had advice from NABMA.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson

Selby Town Council

This email address is no longer in use please contact Karen Mann (Town Clerk) on 01757708449

Or email [email address]

Karen Mann, Selby Town Council

Dear Mr Johnson

 

Further to your FOI request, I have now considered the response from NABMA
and LACORS with regard to charges per foot/per metre.  The information we
have received is ambiguous however we have updated our website stating the
market pitches with the metre unit of measure and on any future
documentation or agreements with traders we will use metres instead of
feet in future.

 

Regards

 

Karen Mann

Clerk to Selby Town Council

Tel: 01757 708449

[1][email address]

[2]www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Selby Town Hall

York Street

Selby

YO8 4AJ

 

The information in this e-mail, and any attachments, is confidential and
may be subject to legal professional privilege.  It is intended solely for
the attention and use of the named addressee(s).  Its contents do not
necessarily represent the views or opinions of Selby Town Council.  If you
are not the intended recipient, or his/her representative, you are not
authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute, use or retain this
message or any part of it.

 

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1. mailto:[email address]
2. http://www.selbytowncouncil.gov.uk/

Dear Karen Mann,

I see your website now says:
"The cost of a pitch is £ 4.92 per metre (£ 1.50 per foot) of frontage."

You said:
"... we have updated our website stating the market pitches with the metre unit of measure and on any future documentation or agreements with traders we will use metres instead of feet in future."

That's a very welcome outcome that fully resolves my enquiries. Thank you very much for the effort and diligence of yourself and all concerned. This request can now be closed as successful.

Yours sincerely,

David Johnson