Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywSandra Vogel mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Parklets locations, consultations,s information and location of sites

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

The council has started a consultaiton on a parklet for High Street Wimbledon Village. https://bityl.co/7IwB.

Please:

a) explain why this particualar site was chosen for the first consultation
b) list all other locations in the borough under consideration for a parklet both
i) as a list by ward - list every ward so that if a ward has no proposed parklet, list the ward and note there are no proposals
ii) shown on a map of the whole borough
c) explain how any call for locations was made, and the communication channels used
d) explain how each specific location was identified eg by a council officer, by a councillor, via social media (be specific about the channel), via public communication to an officer (name the officer, team or council department), and any other routes used
e) if there were more proposed parklets than those on the list provided
i) explain the shortlisting process including who was involved in this
ii) list all the suggesions that were not selected
f) explain how people can now propose locations to add to the list
g) epxlain the timetable of work for delivering every selected site and put this on the web if it is not already there
h) explain how each parklet is being funded

Yours faithfully,

Sandra Vogel

foi, Merton Borough Council

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
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

By law I should have received a reply to this request by Friday 9 July.

Please reply as soon as possible,

Yours faithfully,

Sandra Vogel

foi, Merton Borough Council

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
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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foi, Merton Borough Council

Dear Mrs Vogel,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I can see 3 requests logged under your name. The due dates for these are
13 July, 26 July and 30 July.

 

Kind regards

 

Michael Cook

 

Michael Cook

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Merton Council

www.merton.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear foi,

Assuming that your calculation of the 13 July due date relates to this FOI, the response is now overdue.

Please can you expedite the response.

Yours sincerely,

Sandra Vogel

foi, Merton Borough Council

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
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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Dear Merton Borough Council,

Can I remind you that a response to this request is now overdue by two weeks.

A prompt response would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Sandra Vogel

foi, Merton Borough Council

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
[1]www.merton.gov.uk/foi
 
Information Governance Team
London Borough of Merton.
020 8545 4634
 
 
 

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foi, Merton Borough Council

Dear Ms Vogel

Thank for your email detailed below.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in providing a response to your Freedom of Information request.

The officer dealing with your request has been chased this morning and asked to look into this as a matter of urgency.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance
Information Team
Merton Council

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Paul McGarry, Merton Borough Council

Dear Ms Vogel 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 Information request  

 

We have now considered your information request as set out below.   

 

You asked: 

 

The council has started a consultaiton on a parklet for High Street
Wimbledon
Village. [1]https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

  

Please: 

  

a) explain why this particualar site was chosen for the first
consultation 

b) list all other locations in the borough under consideration for a
parklet both 

    i) as a list by ward - list every ward so that if a ward has no
proposed parklet, list the ward and note there are no proposals 

   ii) shown on a map of the whole borough 

c) explain how any call for locations was made, and the communication
channels used 

d) explain how each specific location was  identified eg by a council
officer, by a councillor, via social media (be specific about the
channel), via public communication to an officer (name the officer, team
or council department), and any other routes used 

e) if there were more proposed parklets than those on the list provided 

    i) explain the shortlisting process including who was involved in
this 

   ii) list all the suggesions that were not selected 

f) explain how people can now propose locations to add to the list 

g) epxlain the timetable of work for delivering every selected site and
put this on the web if it is not already there 

h) explain how each parklet is being funded 

 

 

The Council’s Response:
a) explain why this particualar site was chosen for the first
consultation.
The Council was approached by a business owner in this location to scope
out the possibility of a parklet. The Council was already active in this
location re. experimental traffic orders for the Village Famer’s Market
and we were therefore already engaged with the business group here. 

 

b) list all other locations in the borough under consideration for a
parklet both 

    i) as a list by ward - list every ward so that if a ward has no
proposed parklet, list the ward and note there are no proposals 

   ii) shown on a map of the whole borough

The information you are requesting is not available in the format you
seek. A list of all parklets is available online at
[2]https://www.merton.gov.uk/streets-parkin...

 

c) explain how any call for locations was made, and the communication
channels used 

 

Parklets associated with businesses were raised either by businesses
contacting the council directly as they were applying for pavement
licences to extend outdoor dining, or in response to an email bulletin
issued from LBM’s communications team to all business in Merton who were
on the database. This was an open call to businesses to register interest
in parklets. 

 

Separate to this, the Council has also had discussions with the Merton
Climate Action Group to discuss locations for parklets which would be
community seating, rather than linked to businesses. The Council has also
engaged with three schools who will be introducing parklets as part of our
school streets and climate engagement work. 

 

d) explain how each specific location was  identified eg by a council
officer, by a councillor, via social media (be specific about the
channel), via public communication to an officer (name the officer, team
or council department), and any other routes used 

 

As above, locations were identified primarily through interest from
business, but also the Council’s FutureMerton team who are responsible for
economic development and highways. An officer group including Highways,
Regeneration, Urban Design and Economic Development met to consider
whether locations were appropriate and deliverable within the available
funding.

 

 

e) if there were more proposed parklets than those on the list provided 

    i) explain the shortlisting process including who was involved in
this 

   ii) list all the suggesions that were not selected

N/A.  In addition to the parklets listed online, officers also considered
parklets in Colliers Wood and Mitcham town centres.

Colliers Wood High Street is not in the ownership of LBM Highways which
limits the deliverability of parklets. Colliers Wood has benefited in
recent years from public realm improvements including Britania Point
piazza, Baltic Close and a number of parade improvements.

The initial phase of parklets is intended to support the hospitality
sector – this is specifically tied to the government funding available. No
businesses in Mitcham town centre came forward with an interest in
parklets. Mitcham does not have a significant hospitality sector compared
to the West of the borough. Many businesses already have outdoor seating
areas including in Mitcham Market Square, Kings Arms and restaurants on
Langdale Parade. 

Parklets are also intended to green urban environments. Mitcham town
centre already benefits from the Fair Green and wide verges on Langdale
Parade. Mitcham is already the greenest of Merton’s town centres.

 

f) explain how people can now propose locations to add to the list

Current available funds have been allocated. Future parklets will be
considered as Neighbourhood Fund bids. Community groups are welcome to
bid. We also recommend contacting Merton Climate Action Group to add to
their existing list of potential parklets. We expect these will be
submitted for the Neighbourhood fund in September.
[3]https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-b...

 

g) epxlain the timetable of work for delivering every selected site and
put this on the web if it is not already there

Timetables associated with the parklets is available online as part of the
Traffic Orders.
https://www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-b...

 

h) explain how each parklet is being funded

the current parklets have been funded through the Government’s Additional
Restrictions Grants. This fund is intended to support businesses impacted
by covid-19. In the case of parklets, the rationale is to provide
additional outside seating to support businesses be covid-safe and to
recoup lost income within the financial year to sustain jobs and the
vibrancy of our high streets. 

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns about this please contact me. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or wish to
appeal against the decision to exempt any part of your request, you should
request an Internal Review at [4][Merton Borough Council request email] or write in to Freedom
of Information team, Merton Council, Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX. 

 

If you escalate to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) without
following the council’s internal review process, the ICO will refer you
back to the council to enable the correct process to be followed. 

 

You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
[5]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.  

 

Yours sincerely 

Paul McGarry

Head of Future Merton 

 

 

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywSandra Vogel mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.