Street Lighting - Llangunnor

Lee Whatley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Carmarthenshire County Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please, could you provide information for the following FOI request in regards to Llangunnor.

1. The number of lamps/lights maintained by the Public Lighting Team under agreement with Llangunnor Community Council?

2. The location of the lamps/lights in point 1.

3. How many of the lamps/lights have been upgraded and how many are left to upgrade (from sodium to LED) in the Llangunnor community area

4. For what period are maintenance and energy charges for the lamps/lights billed to Llangunnor Community Council?

5. Could you please provide a breakdown of the maintenance and energy charges for lamps/lights in the Llangunnor community area for the last two years?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Whatley

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I have allowed additional time for you to provide a response to my request which was made on the 26 August, and would like to remind you that by law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now.

Yours faithfully,

Lee Whatley

FOIA, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr. Whatley

I sincerely apologise for the delay in providing you with a response, I have been informed that we do not hold this information therefore you will need to refer your request to Llangunnor Community Council who would be able to provide you with the information as it is their asset and their information.

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Governance Officer/Swyddog Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
ICT & Corporate Property/ TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Chief Executive's Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Carmarthenshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Street Lighting - Llangunnor'.

I requested the following -
Please, could you provide information for the following FOI request in regards to Llangunnor.

1. The number of lamps/lights maintained by the Public Lighting Team under agreement with Llangunnor Community Council?

2. The location of the lamps/lights in point 1.

3. How many of the lamps/lights have been upgraded and how many are left to upgrade (from sodium to LED) in the Llangunnor community area

4. For what period are maintenance and energy charges for the lamps/lights billed to Llangunnor Community Council?

5. Could you please provide a breakdown of the maintenance and energy charges for lamps/lights in the Llangunnor community area for the last two years?

It has taken just under two months for you to reply that you don't hold the information, and suggest that I contact Llangunnor Community Council. However, I don't understand why you don't hold this information and have provided clarification as to why I believe this
1. The public lighting team I believe work for Carmarthenshire County Council and as the County council bill for this service they must have the number of lamps/lights they maintain for Llangunnor Community Council
2. There is I believe a list of lights/lamps which are being maintained and monitored
3. The County Council are undertaking on behalf of a number of town and community councils an upgrade of the lamps/lights, and I find it absurd that there is no record of the lamps which have already been converted (otherwise what's to stop the same lamp being upgraded multiple times)
4. Carmarthenshire County Council bill many town and community councils for the maintenance and energy charges, so you should know what period the charge covers
5. As you provide the service to the community council, you should be able to provide a breakdown of the energy/maintenance costs as requested

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Lee Whatley

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr. Whatley,

 

Your request for an internal review in this matter has been passed to me
to deal with. I will aim to respond fully within 20 working days, that is
by the 23^rd November

 

Regards

Robert Edgecombe

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr. Whately,

 

Just a quick update on this matter. So far I have received no response
from our Environment Department in relation to your request. I have chased
them again this morning  and will do so again next week if no response has
been received. If will be in touch again on or before the 23^rd November

 

Regards

Robert Edgecombe

 

From: Robert Edgecombe
Sent: 26 October 2021 16:13
To: [FOI #785553 email]
Subject: CCFO-509 Information request 14898 - street lighting in
Llangunnor

 

Dear Mr. Whatley,

 

Your request for an internal review in this matter has been passed to me
to deal with. I will aim to respond fully within 20 working days, that is
by the 23^rd November

 

Regards

Robert Edgecombe

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr. Whately,
 
Further to my email on the 16^th November, I have now been provided with
answers  to the questions submitted by yourself.  These are set out in red
below alongside the relevant question.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the Council’s handling of your request you
may raise the matter with the Information Commissioner, whose details are
as follows
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk
 
Yours sincerely
Robert Edgecombe
 
 
 

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Dear Mr Edgecombe,

Thank you for taking the time to response to my request for an internal review, while you have now provided all the information which I had originally requested it would have been nice to have had some acknowledgement as to why the authority had originally stated that it did not hold any of the information.

Due to staffing issues, I allowed additional time for the authority to gather the information, which it ultimately did hold.

Yours sincerely,

Lee Whatley

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr Whatley

Thank you for your email. Please accept my apologies for that oversight.

To be quite candid, I have no reasonable or rational explanation for that original failure. Having seen the internal emails relating to your request the FOI team interpreted the response provided by the Street Lighting Team to mean that it did not hold any relevant records when (a) it did not expressly say that and (b) they should have sought clarification of the response and challenged it.

Regards
Robert Edgecombe

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