22 Briton Crescent - Proposed temporary road closure and parking restrictions

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Croydon Borough Council should normally have responded promptly and by (details)

Dear Croydon Borough Council,

By PN840 (dated 2 April 2020), the Council gave notice "... that to facilitate the installation of a modular building" at the above address, they have made an Order the effect of which would be to temporarily prohibit traffic movements and parking in Briton Crescent and Briton Close, South Croydon. ...".

Please provide COPIES of the following:
+++ the submitted 'Traffic Management Order Application Form
+++ evidence of fee payment

PLUS all attached information, including but not restricted to :
+++ the Traffic Management Plan
+++ the Traffic Diversion Plan

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Whiteside

Croydon Council, Croydon Borough Council

FOI/EIR request
Our reference: 2498765

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Dear Croydon Council,

Your reference: 2498765

I have now been informed by the officer who deals with ‘Temporary Traffic Orders’, that ‘... there is no written record of the decision making process that led to the Traffic Order being made. ...’. So no time need to be spent looking for that, but for information, officers HAVE been made aware of the requirements of the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014.

The officer was ‘unable’ to supply me with payment details, but I would still like to be provided with copies of those here, or confirmation that there is no record of payment being made in this case.

A copy of a drawing entitled ‘PHASE 1- Footway and Road Closure with Diversion’ was also sent to my personal email address. The document is dated 13 September 2020 and so this will NOT be acceptable as a response to this EIR request. Any information should be dated well before the ‘intent’ notice PN831 (i.e. before 19 March 2020).

An INCOMPLETE copy of a ‘Temporary Traffic Order Application Form’ has also been sent to my personal email address. BUT, the whole of page 1 has been omitted, the officer claiming that by sending it would provide me with ‘personal details of applicants’.

I believe that under the current legislation, the only information on page 1 that could be considered to be personal data would be telephone numbers and an email address. I will expect a ‘full’ version of the Application Form to be provided here, which should include page 1 with ONLY that personal information redacted.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Whiteside

Croydon Council, Croydon Borough Council

FOI/EIR request
Our reference: 2498765

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Dear 'Legal Team'

Your reference: 2498765

As you are no doubt already aware, my email of 24 September 2020 was NOT a request for an internal review. Nor did the email ask for additional information.

I will therefore expect the information requested, or confirmation that the Council does not hold some or all of it, no later than 2 October 2020 as required by law. (Regulation 5(2) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004).

Yours faithfully

Stephen Whiteside

FOI, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr Whiteside,

Thank you for your email.

As you have challenged the response that was sent out, it is our process to then process this as an internal review.

Kind regards

Information Team

Bernard Weatherill House
7th Floor Zone C
8 Mint walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

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Dear Information/Legal Team

22 Briton Crescent - Proposed temporary road closure and parking restrictions

I refer to your email of 30 September 2020.

The authority is clearly aware that it has in fact sent out NO response to THIS request. (Your reference: 2498765).

I have better things to do than to 'challenge' something that does not exist and I can see nothing in the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 that gives me the right (or reason) to do so ... OR for the authority to dream up its own 'process' in order to effect unlawful delay .

I will therefore expect the information requested, or confirmation that the Council does not hold some or all of it, no later than 2 October 2020 as required by law [Regulation 5(2)].

Yours faithfully

Stephen Whiteside

Stephen Whiteside

Dear Information/Legal Team,

I have now submitted a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

It is quite frightening to think, how much PUBLIC MONEY is (directly and indirectly) wasted by this Council in hiding its own incompetence and/or wrongdoing. Truly shameful.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Whiteside