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The cost of communicating changes to recycling rules

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

I have been informed that Caerphilly County Borough Council has visited every home in the county for three consecutive years as part of a campaign to communicate changes to the recycling rules to residents.

Please provide the cost analysis carried out prior to the door step campaign used to estimate the cost of visiting every home in the county.

Please provide the book keeping account detailing all of the expenses associated with visiting every home in the county for years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Please include staff time costs, transportation costs and all other costs.

I have been informed that communicating to residents via addressed letter would be cost prohibitive. Please provide the cost analysis for sending addressed letters to all homes undertaken as part of the costs analysis for communicating the change of recycling rules to residents.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Kimber

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find attached an acknowledgement for this request.

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Mr Kimber

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 18^th January 2018.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information:

 

I have been informed that Caerphilly County Borough Council has visited
every home in the county for three consecutive years as part of a campaign
to communicate changes to the recycling rules to residents.

 

(1) Please provide the cost analysis carried out prior to the door step
campaign used to estimate the cost of visiting every home in the county.

 

We set a budget allocation of between £50,000 and £55,000 for each year.

 

(2) Please provide the book keeping account detailing all of the expenses
associated with visiting every home in the county for years 2015, 2016 and
2017. Please include staff time costs, transportation costs and all other
costs:

 

2015 - £52,545

2016 - £55,600

2017 - £49,722*

 

* Note that the figure for 2017 does not include internal resources which
were allocated to this project as they were not separately identified.

 

(3) I have been informed that communicating to residents via addressed
letter would be cost prohibitive. Please provide the cost analysis for
sending addressed letters to all homes undertaken as part of the costs
analysis for communicating the change of recycling rules to residents.

 

Information not held.

 

We supply this information based on your original request.  If this is not
what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request
please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with
the handling of your request please contact [1][Caerphilly County Borough Council request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tony White

Waste Strategy & Operations Manager

 

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004

 

You have the right to appeal against our decision.
If you wish to appeal please set If you are unhappy with that decision you
out in writing your grounds of have the right to appeal to:
appeal and send to:
 
Corporate Information Governance
Unit Information Commissionerâ s Office â
Caerphilly county borough Wales
council, 2nd Floor, Churchill House
Penallta House Churchill Way
Tredomen Park Cardiff CF10 2HH
Hengoed. CF82 7PG
 
 
Tel: 029 2067 8400
Appeals will be determined by an Fax: 029 2067 8399
appropriate senior officer. Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

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Designs and Patents Act 1988. Re-use can include, but is not limited to,
making multiple copies, publishing and issuing copies of the information
to a wider audience. If you would like to re-use copyright material owned
by Caerphilly County Borough Council, please contact us. Authorisation to
re-use copyright material not owned by this Authority should be sought
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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Caerphilly County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'The cost of communicating changes to recycling rules'.

I appreciate the headline budget figures have been provided for the previous 3 years. The request however was for "book keeping account detailing all of the expenses associated with visiting every home in the county for years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Please include staff time costs, transportation costs and all other costs."

The staff time costs, transportation costs and other expenses cannot be determined from just the headline budget expenditure.

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

Yours faithfully,

Robert Kimber

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Robert Kimber

We acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal appeal received on 29th January 2018.

Internal appeals are usually completed within 20 working days

Regards

Corporate Information Governance Unit

    

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Harrhy, Christina, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Mr. Kimber,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INTERNAL APPEAL

 

Thank you for your email dated 29^th January 2018 requesting an appeal
against the response provided by this Authority. The process in this
Council is for any expression of dissatisfaction concerning a Freedom of
Information (FOI) request to be dealt with by a senior officer, usually
myself.

 

My role in dealing with your appeal is to review the matter and decide
whether, in light of the representations you have made, the Council has
not disclosed relevant information to you, or confirm the original
decision. If I need advice I obtain it from people who were not involved
in the original decision-making process.

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides a general right of access
to information held by public authorities and you have requested an
internal review as you feel that you have not been provided with the
information you requested as, while the council provided the headline
budget figures, you do not feel that we have provided the detail you asked
for as staff time costs, transportation costs and other expenses cannot be
determined from just the headline budget expenditure.

 

In your original request you asked for “the book keeping account detailing
all of the expenses associated with visiting every home in the county for
years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Please include staff time costs, transportation
costs and all other costs” and I have determined that the main issue to
consider is:

 

Has Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC) met its obligations in
respect of your request for information under the FOIA or have they failed
to provide you with information to which you are entitled.

 

Section 1 of the FOI Act states that:

 

(1) Any person making a request for information to a public authority is
entitled—

 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request, and

 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him

 

FOIA is to do with transparency of information held by public authorities
and gives an individual the right to access recorded information (other
than their own personal data) held by public authorities. The FOIA does
not require public authorities to generate information or to answer
questions, provide explanations or give opinions, unless this is recorded
information they already hold.

 

When considering the disclosure of information under the FOIA, the
relevant service area is asked to provide any information they hold which
would be covered by the request, and unless an exemption applies, the
information must be released as required by the legislation. To complete
your internal review, I had to determine whether Caerphilly County Borough
Council does hold information which falls within the scope of your request
and my investigation has found that we do. I then looked at the exemptions
and determined that none of them would apply and therefore, the
information can be disclosed.

 

Conclusion.

 

My investigation has found that while we responded to your request, we
failed to provide the breakdown you required. As requested, please find
below the total expenditure incurred for each year along with the
breakdown over staff costs, transportation costs, etc. as requested.

 

2015 2016 2017
Staff costs 36,247.55 34,008.82 38,586.34
Printing/Stationary/Advertising 10,557.17 7,884.37 3,742.43
Transport 5,741.06 13,417.40 7,075.84
PPE 0 289.50 317.45
52,545.78 55,600.09 49,722.06*

 

* Note that the figure for 2017 does not include internal resources which
were allocated to this project as they were not separately identified.

 

This concludes the internal appeal stage of the FOI process that the
Council uses. If you feel we have not fully understood your original
request please contact the Corporate Information Governance Unit at
[1][email address] to clarify your exact requirements. If you would
like to take your appeal further the next step is to contact the
Information Commissioner’s Office and their details are given below.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
2nd Floor, Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff CF10 2HH

 

Tel: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Christina Harrhy

Prif Weithredwr Dros Dro | Interim Chief Executive
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili | Caerphilly County Borough Council

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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 ywRobert Kimber mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.