Dear Bracknell Forest Borough Council,

FAO The Library Service.

Dear Library Service,

Hello. I have two requests that shouldn't be much trouble.

1. Could you answer if the library service or local authority completes annual CIPFA library stats. These are as detailed here:
http://www.cipfa.org/services/statistics...

2. If the answer to the above is Yes, please could you send your 2017 CIPFA library stats return (covering financial year 2016/2017)?

It is important that this should be sent in the exact format (a copy of the same file) that is sent to CIPFA.

To try and pre-empt any concerns about this request, there is no reason why the authority should not be able to also supply this data to third parties as well as CIPFA. And in this case it's subject to Freedom of Information, without exemption, as it is data that is compiled and held by the authority.

There are many examples of previous Freedom of Information requests for this data. Only one seemed to be rejected, by Derbyshire County Council, based on their belief that it was exempt as it would be possible to obtain these from CIPFA. This was clearly wrong though, and was overturned on appeal by the Solicitor for the Director of Legal Services in that Council.

If you're interested (though it's not very interesting) you can read it through here:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

But anyway, it'll be a good thing so don't worry!

Yours faithfully,

Dave Rowe

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Dave Rowe

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council on 11/09/2017 and I will deal with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 09/10/2017 ) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Corporate Services Department
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Information Compliance-Officer
Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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Dear  Dave Rowe

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information which was received on 11 September 2017.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

 

REQUEST

 

1. Could you answer if the library service or local authority completes
annual CIPFA library stats.  These are as detailed here:

[1]http://www.cipfa.org/services/statistics...

Yes

 

2. If the answer to the above is Yes, please could you send your 2017
CIPFA library stats return (covering financial year 2016/2017)?

It is important that this should be sent in the exact format (a copy of
the same file) that is sent to CIPFA.

Please see attached.

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
[2]https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

 

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should use the Comments, Compliments and Complaints procedure which
can be found at

[3]http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/comme....

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sent on behalf of;

Simon Bull

Solicitor

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

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1. http://www.cipfa.org/services/statistics...
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