Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

Please treat this email as a request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, alternatively the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please confirm if Cheshire Police have made a decision that Cheshire Hounds Hunt is exempt from S.11.1 of the Public Order Act with its bi/tri weekly processions on public roads.Please advise what that decision was.

If the decision was that the Cheshire Hounds Hunt is not exempt from S11.1 then:

Has Cheshire Constabulary made a decision that the regular Cheshire Hounds Hunt processions fall within the ambit of S11.2 as “common or customary” processions?

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Dean

Freedom of Information, Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence received 04/02/2020 which is
being dealt with as a request for information in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am in the process of dealing with your request and will respond in due
course and in any case by 03/03/2020.

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been issued with a notice under section 14 of the act relating to the
subject of this request.

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The Requests Team
Information Compliance
Cheshire Constabulary HQ
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Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 2UA

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Dear Mr Dean,

 

REQUEST

 

1.     ​Please confirm if Cheshire Police have made a decision that
Cheshire Hounds Hunt is exempt from S.11.1 of the Public Order Act with
its bi/tri weekly processions on public roads. Please advise what that
decision was.

2.     If the decision was that the Cheshire Hounds Hunt is not exempt
from S11.1 then: Has Cheshire  Constabulary made a decision that the
regular Cheshire Hounds Hunt processions fall within the ambit of S11.2 as
"common or customary" processions?

 

RESPONSE

 

No information held.

 

Please note that the Freedom of Information Act relates to recorded
information held by the public authority at the time of the request. The
Act does not cover information that is in someone’s head and a public
authority does not have to create new information or find the answer to a
question from staff who may happen to know it.

 

I am aware that you have made a number of Freedom of Information requests
over the last few months. A number of these relate to information that is
not recorded by Cheshire Constabulary. I have spoken to Superintendent
Westgate who has advised she is willing to speak to you to try to assist
you with some of the questions you have in relation to hunting. If this is
something you would be interested in please provide us with a contact
telephone number and I will then pass this to Superintendent Westgate to
make contact with you.

 

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

 

Regards,

 

Lucy Taylor – Request Decision Maker

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Joint Corporate
Services

Clemonds Hey | Oakmere Road | Winsford | Cheshire | CW7 2UA

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