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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from Environmental Health Department

All correspondence
1. Relating to the Removal of the Air Pollution Monitor from Yarm Town Hall
2. Asr reports for Yarm High st since the monitor was removed

Please provide the information on this site

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

sandra mcleavy

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 – Ref: 4198/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 14 November 2018

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most
appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an
assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the
information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only
released in part you will be informed of the reasons why, together with
any rights of appeal.

 

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be
consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527455

[1][email address]

[2]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 4198/1819

Thank you for your correspondence received on 14 November 2018. In
response to your request I can now provide the following information.

Q1) Relating to the Removal of the Air Pollution Monitor from Yarm Town
Hall

A2) Please see attached.

Q2) Asr reports for Yarm High Street since the monitor was removed

A2) The 2017 ASR reports are available on our website. The 2018 report is
currently awaiting ratification with Defra and will be available in due
course

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address]

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 0303 123 1113 Website:
[2]www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Horsman
Information Governance Team

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
(01642) 527455
[3][email address]
[4]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear FOI and Complaints,
please answer question 1 and provide all correspondence
Q1) Relating to the Removal of the Air Pollution Monitor from Yarm Town
Hall - it might help to look at email dated 18-10-18 to Yarm town council
for the avoidance of any doubt and to counter continued references to 'allegations', it is a matter of recorded fact that it was a specific request from Yarm Town Council to relocate the air quality monitoring equipment (at a cost to remove, upgrade and resite at £30,000), otherwise it would still be there.
please provide me with the information as to who asked it to be removed
yours sincerely,

sandra mcleavy

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations
2004 – Ref: 4595/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 16 January 2019

 

Your request is being considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (whichever is most
appropriate). You will receive the information requested within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days.

 

However, please note the Acts define a number of exemptions that may
prevent release of the requested information. There will therefore be an
assessment of your request to determine if any exemptions apply to the
information requested. If the information cannot be released, or only
released in part you will be informed of the reasons why, together with
any rights of appeal.

 

If the information requested refers to a third party, they may be
consulted before deciding whether it can be released.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527521

[1][email address]

[2]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 4595/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 16 January 2019.  In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q1) Relating to the Removal of the Air Pollution Monitor from Yarm Town
Hall - it might help to look at email dated 18-10-18 to Yarm town council
for the avoidance of any doubt and to counter continued references to
'allegations', it is a matter of recorded fact that it was a specific
request from Yarm Town Council to relocate the air quality monitoring
equipment (at a cost to remove, upgrade and resite at £30,000), otherwise
it would still be there. please provide me with the information as to who
asked it to be removed

A1) The Council does not hold any specific record of correspondence
regarding the removal of the air quality monitoring unit from Yarm Town
Council and its relocation to its current location. A formal statement of
fact from Mr Donaghy, the Council’s Chief Environmental Health Officer,
confirms that after discussion with officers involved in the units removal
in 2008, Steve Smith Principal Environmental Service Officer and Cirous
Asadi Senior Environmental Protection Officer (both since retired ) that
it was Yarm Town Council who insisted that the monitor be removed from the
town hall to facilitate plans for an information office and at the time
expressed no view as to where it should be relocated.

This statement of truth is further validated by the attached planning
application made by Yarm Town Council at the time seeking to demolish the
toilets where the air quality monitoring equipment was located. It would
seem counterintuitive to attempt to claim that Yarm Town Council paid for
and applied for a planning application to use the space where the air
quality monitor was located and would not have insisted on its removal.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact me in the first
instance.

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address]

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Horsman

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527521

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,
please provide the following
1 A copy of the formal statement of fact
Mr Donaghy, the Council’s Chief Environmental Health Officer,
confirms that after discussion with officers involved in the units removal
in 2008, Steve Smith Principal Environmental Service Officer and Cirous
Asadi Senior Environmental Protection Officer (both since retired ) that
it was Yarm Town Council who insisted that the monitor be removed from the
town hall to facilitate plans for an information office and at the time
expressed no view as to where it should be relocated.

2 Paperwork confirming below
Steve Smith Principal Environmental Service Officer and Cirous
Asadi Senior Environmental Protection Officer (both since retired ) that
it was Yarm Town Council who insisted that the monitor be removed from the
town hall to facilitate plans for an information office and at the time
expressed no view as to where it should be relocated.

Yours faithfully,

sandra mcleavy

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 4595/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 14 February 2019.  In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

The Formal statement is that which is supplied in our response dated 5
February 2019. The council have nothing further to add on this matter.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can submit a complaint to [1][email address]

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Horsman

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527521

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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Dear Stockton on Tees Council,

Just to clarify the below statement of fact is a discussion that took place in 2008, 11 years ago between the named officers

A formal statement of fact from Mr Donaghy, the Council’s Chief Environmental Health Officer,
confirms that after discussion with officers involved in the units removal
in 2008, Steve Smith Principal Environmental Service Officer and Cirous
Asadi Senior Environmental Protection Officer

Yours faithfully,

sandra mcleavy

FOI and Complaints, Stockton on Tees Council

Dear Sandra McLeavy

The conversation referred to took place at the end of 2018.

Yours sincerely

Sarah McLaren
Information Governance Officer (Information & Improvement Services)
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
01642 52 7455

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Wouldn’t a formal statement of fact be in writing? If so why isn’t this being provided? If it relates to a conversation in 2008 why has a formal statement of fact been made in 2018? Are the public missing something here?

Dear FOI and Complaints,

The Formal statement is that which is supplied in our response dated 5
February 2019. The council have nothing further to add on this matter.
1 Above has not been supplied please provide it

2 Please confirm what planning restrictions resulted in the relocation

AGENDA ITEM
REPORT TO THE HEALTH AND
WELLBEING BOARD

20th DECEMBER 2017

REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF
PUBLIC HEALTH
AIR QUALITY IN STOCKTON ON TEES
43 Eaglescliffe is a roadside site monitoring hourly means of nitrogen oxides, particulate PM10, and particulate PM2.5, along with ozone as a local site until end 2014. The location is within school grounds, and is a site of relevant public exposure. This site was originally located at Yarm town centre kerbside from 2000 to 2008, about 1 kilometre away, until planning restrictions on essential monitor upgrades required relocation

3 Please provide
it is a matter of recorded fact that it was a specific request from Yarm Town Council to relocate the air quality monitoring equipment (at a cost to remove, upgrade and resite at £30,000), otherwise it would still be there.

rom: Stephen Donaghy
Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Yarm High Street - Pollution Monitoring

Dear Mr Chapman,

I refer to your email of 11 October and respond on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

For the avoidance of any doubt and to counter continued references to 'allegations', it is a matter of recorded fact that it was a specific request from Yarm Town Council to relocate the air quality monitoring equipment (at a cost to remove, upgrade and resite at £30,000), otherwise it would still be there.

Our previous correspondence has provided all of the explanations to outline the range of factors to carefully consider before any installation of a large complex piece of scientific equipment. The monitoring station now situated at Eaglescliffe is maintained beyond the Council's statutory minimum responsibilities to do so. Indeed Government (Defra) have said "Your monitoring station provides strategic support to the UK air quality network in terms of compliance with legally binding Limit Values for the protection of human health in accordance with Directive 2008/50/EC".

The current ASR is being assessed for ratification by Defra. Within the submission it notes that on Yarm High Street the strategic diffusion tube is some 45% below the hourly mean limit value.

You have been promised a copy of the ASR once it has been ratified. I can also say however that on submission it showed no areas of concern and in fact shows a slow yet gradual year on year improvement.

Given the circumstances, there are no plans or intent to move the equipment already in existence.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Donaghy
Environmental Health Service Manager
Adults and Health
Environmental Health Unit
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
16 Church Road
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 1TX

Yours sincerely,

sandra mcleavy

Stockton on Tees Council

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Dear Sandra Mcleavy

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Ref: 4595/1819

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 16 January 2019.  In
response to your request I can now provide the following information. 

 

Q1) Above has not been supplied please provide it ( referring to Statement
of Fact )

A1) I confirm that the formal statement is that which was detailed/ set
out  in the response of 5^th February 2019. The Council holds nothing
further on this.

Q2) Please confirm what planning restrictions resulted in the relocation

A2) There were no planning restrictions associated with the planning
application made by Yarm Town Council , which was made in 2006. (A copy of
the planning application has already been provided to you.)

I also  refer you to recent correspondence which  provides all of the
detail that the council holds on the matter which took place between 2006
and  2008 and as such there is nothing further that the Council can add.
The Council does not intent to correspond any further on this matter.  

 

However, if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has
been handled, you can submit a complaint to
[1][email address]

 

If, after your complaint has been determined, you remain dissatisfied with
the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to
the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  Telephone: 0303 123 1113  Website:
www.ico.org.uk

The ICO does not make a charge for an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Horsman

Information Governance Team

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD

(01642) 527521

[2][email address]

[3]www.stockton.gov.uk

 

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