Dear Sir or Madam,
If you run an ecological protection scheme for road verges in your area, please could you provide me with the following details:
a) what protection measures a verge receives when it is included in the scheme
b) the list of verges covered by the scheme (and their locations - road name/number and six figure OS grid references would be fine)
c) for each verge, the specific reasons why the verge has been included in the scheme - i.e. the notable species found there, or the NVC community present
If you do not run such a scheme in your area, but you are aware that another body does, please could you refer me to them instead.
Dear Ms Davis
REF: 2009/COR0174 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - INFORMATION REQUEST
I acknowledge your request received on 16 March 2009
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Dear Ms Davis,
FOIEIR Request 2009COR0174: Road Verges - Ecological Protection Scheme
I refer to your enquiry of 13th March concerning ecological protection schemes for road verges.
To the best of my knowledge the Council does not run such a scheme.
If you are dissatisfied in any way you may appeal to the Information Manager, Business Technology, 6th Floor, Hammersmith Town Hall Extension, London W6 9JU
'Once you have exhausted this procedure you may appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, Telephone: 01625 545700, http://www.ico.gov.uk'
Principal Arboricultural Officer
Highways and Engineering Division
Environment Services Department
L.B. Hammersmith & Fulham
Tel: 020 8753 3046
Nigel Pallace - Director of Environment
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