Dear Middlesbrough Council,
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I am interested in finding out more about the bid for city status in 2012 which was made by the Council on the behalf of the community and would like to request a copy of the full bid document and any supporting documentation submitted alongside the application.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation regarding my request. I would like to receive the information in electronic format if possible, or hard copy if necessary.
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Information Requests Team
Dear Ms Sheppard
REF NO: 017281
I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 29^th October 2021.
In your request you asked for the following information:
I am interested in finding out more about the bid for city status in 2012
which was made by the Council on the behalf of the community and would
like to request a copy of the full bid document and any supporting
documentation submitted alongside the application.
I would be interested in any information held by your organisation
regarding my request. I would like to receive the information in
electronic format if possible, or hard copy if necessary.
A copy of the bid is attached. Please note that there are no accompanying
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
email [Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number shown above in any future communications.
If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should email [Middlesbrough Council request email] or write to:-
Governance & Information Manager
P.O. Box 500,
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an
independent review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -
Information Commissioner’s Office,
Information Requests Team
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P.O. Box 500
Email: [Middlesbrough Council request email]
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