We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are M Davies please sign in and let everyone know.

3GS Salaried Employee numbers

We're waiting for M Davies to read a recent response and update the status.

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

I would like to know.

1. Please state the number of 3GS PLC Enforcement Officers that were given the task of issuing FPN'S to RCT Residents on the following dates.

1st of October 2014
1st of January 2015
1st of April 2015
1st of July 2015
1st of October 2015
1st of January 2016
1st of April 2016
1st of July 2016
1st of August 2016

2. Please state all identifying numbers of 3GS Enforcement Officers operating or have previously operated in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Yours faithfully,

M Davies

Yours faithfully,

M Davies

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Mr Davies

Thank you for your request for information which is receiving attention.

We are looking into this matter and shall contact you again in due course.

Yours sincerely

Claire

Claire Gummer
Corporate Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.
The Pavilions
Cambrian Park
Clydach Vale
Tonypandy
CF40 2XX

Tel: (01443) 424111
Fax: (01443) 424114
Email: [1][email address]

show quoted sections

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Mr Davies

We refer to your Freedom of Information Requests in respect of 3GS
Enforcement Officers.

Under Section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, public authorities
are not obliged to comply with a request which is classed as vexatious or
repeated.

In this case, the Corporate Governance Team is treating your requests as
vexatious for the following reasons:

Since January 2016 you have submitted 14 FOI Requests all connected to the
Council’s ‘Who done it’ campaign and the company, 3GS . The volume of
requests have put an excessive burden on officers and resources and
continue to do so, as you continue to submit requests of a similar nature.
This is diverting officers away from their day to day duties.

We also believe that your request have become obsessive in their nature
and the most recent requests now no longer justify a continued persistence
or response from the Council in relation to these matters. Whenever
information has been provided, this invariably leads to further requests
for more information. On some occasions you have submitted two requests on
the same day or submitted requests within days of each other.

It is highly likely that you will continue to make requests in respect of
Civil Enforcement Officers, 3GS Limited and the Council’s ‘Who Done It’
Website (which are all interlinked) no matter what response to a request
is provided.

It is difficult therefore to find any actual purpose behind the requests.
It must be understood that the Freedom of Information Act is not a tool to
be used if you have a complaint or grievance about such matters, which
seems to be the case here.

Responding to your requests has taken up a significant amount of time and
has lead to involvement by several officers and senior managers. We feel
that it is no longer in the public interest to continue to devote more
time to your requests on these matters.

On this basis, the Corporate Governance Team has decided that Section
14(1) of the FOI Act applies on this occasion and this email accordingly
acts as a refusal notice

As has previously been suggested to you, you may if you wish, submit a
complaint to the Council about a particular issue or issues you have with
the subject matter linked to your requests. We would suggest this is the
most appropriate way to resolve these rather than through the FOI process.

You may also, if you so wish, complain to the Information Commissioner's
Office. Further information on how to do so is available on their website
at [1]www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team

show quoted sections

Dear Freedomofinformation,
Purpose behind the requests?
I am very concerned about your use of a private Enforcement company which is clearly all about making money.
A 1300% increase in FPN'S yet Fly-Tipping and Dog Fouling convictions down by two thirds.

A Private Company being rewarded even when they issue an FPN with false details.

£71,453 in costs awarded by the Court to RCT Council for 631 convictions. Yet your service contract clearly states that it is 3GS UK Limited that has the burden of prosecution work. I will bet a pound to a penny that most of those 631 convictions were for 3GS issued FPN'S.
I have personally spoken to someone that was taken to Court over an unpaid £25 instalment (Which the Court actually threw out).
A carer who was tricked into accepting an FPN personally for her adult charge discarding a Cigarette butt. With the threat of the Police of course.
The amount of money that has been taken out of this County is obscene.
You have delayed all requests that have been made.
I think it is in the public interest to know all the facts. Including the monthly reports that I have asked for.
And also how many Private Enforcement Officers there are in this county and what the turnover in the numbers are.

Yours sincerely,

M Davies

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Rhondda Cynon Taff Council's handling of my FOI request '3GS Salaried Employee numbers'.

Review requested for ICO complaint.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...

Yours faithfully,

M Davies

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Mr Davies

Please can you set out in writing on what grounds you request an appeal.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

show quoted sections

Dear Freedomofinformation,

See above.

Yours sincerely,

M Davies

Jones, Christopher B (Legal),

SENT ON BEHALF OF MR. CHRISTOPHER JONES, DIRECTOR OF LEGAL & DEMOCRATIC
SERVICES

Dear Mr Davies

As the Director of Legal & Democratic Services it falls to me consider
requests for internal reviews. I note you have chosen not to provide any
clarification as to your reasons for requesting an internal review or on
what basis you disagree with the response other than referring to what is
contained in your email sent at 23.44 on 17/10/16.

I have reviewed the response you received to this request. Following my
review I uphold and support the conclusions reached in regards to the
Council's response.

Under Section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act, public authorities
are not obliged to comply with a request which is classed as vexatious or
repeated.

In this case, the Corporate Governance Team declared your requests as
vexatious for the following reasons:

Since January 2016 you have submitted 14 FOI Requests all connected to the
Council’s ‘Who done it’ campaign and the company, 3GS . The volume of
requests have put an excessive burden on officers and resources and
continue to do so, as you continue to submit requests of a similar nature.
This is diverting officers away from their day to day duties.

They also concluded that your requests have become obsessive in their
nature and the most recent requests now no longer justify a continued
persistence or response from the Council in relation to these matters.
Whenever information has been provided, this invariably led to further
requests for more information. On some occasions you have submitted two
requests on the same day or submitted requests within days of each other.

It is highly likely that you will continue to make requests in respect of
Civil Enforcement Officers, 3GS Limited and the Council’s ‘Who Done It’
Website (which are all interlinked) no matter what response to a request
is provided.

It is difficult therefore to find any actual purpose behind the requests.
It must be understood that the Freedom of Information Act is not a tool to
be used if you have a complaint or grievance about such matters, which
seems to be the case here.

Responding to your requests has taken up a significant amount of time and
has lead to involvement by several officers and senior managers. They
concluded that it is no longer in the public interest to continue to
devote more time to your requests on these matters.

On this basis, the Corporate Governance Team decided that Section 14(1) of
the FOI Act applies on this occasion and this email accordingly acts as a
refusal notice.

I concur with these findings. As has previously been suggested to you, you
may if you wish, submit a complaint to the Council about a particular
issue or issues you have with the subject matter linked to your requests.
I understand you have now pursued this course of action and consider this
is the most appropriate way for you to resolve these rather than through
the FOI process.

You may if you so wish now complain to the Information Commissioners'
Office if you remain dissatisfied with the Council's response. They can be
reached via [1]www.ico.org.uk.

Kind regards

Chris Jones

Director, Legal & Democratic Services

show quoted sections

Dear Jones, Christopher B (Legal),
You have only answered this because of the letter from the ICO ordering you to answer.
You have attacked the people of this county with this private contract in order to make money and are afraid to state the truth which is in the information I am asking for.

Yours sincerely,

M Davies

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Mr Davies

Following discussions with the Information Commissioner’s Office the
Council is now issuing a revised response to this request which is set out
below:

1. Please state the number of 3GS PLC Enforcement Officers that were given
the task of issuing FPN'S to RCT Residents on the following dates.

1st of October 2014 - 4 Officers
1st of January 2015 – 3 Officers
1st of April 2015 – 3 Officers
1st of July 2015 - 3 Officers
1st of October 2015 - 3 Officers
1st of January 2016 – 2 Officers
1st of April 2016 - 2 Officers
1st of July 2016 - 3 Officers
1st of August 2016 - 3 Officers

2. Please state all identifying numbers of 3GS Enforcement Officers
operating or have previously operated in Rhondda Cynon Taff”.

The officers number are 001 – 004, when an officer leaves then his number
is re allocated to the new officer.

If you are unhappy with the reissued response, you can request a review of
the same. If you wish to exercise this right, please set out in writing
your grounds and send your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be
reached at [1][email address] or at RCT CBC, The
Pavilions, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

show quoted sections

Dear Freedomofinformation,

Re allocating just four numbers doesn't seem like very good traceability does it.

Please tell me the number of times the numbers have been re issued from the 1st of October 2014 to the 1st of August 2016.

Yours sincerely,

M Davies

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Mr Davies

With reference to your Freedom of information Request below, the Authority
does not record the number of times, numbers have been re-issued.
Therefore for Freedom of Information purposes, no information is held.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review of the Council’s response. If you wish
to exercise this right, please set out in writing your grounds and send
your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be reached at
[1][email address] or at RCT CBC, The Pavilions, Clydach
Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Claire
 
Claire Gummer
Corporate Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.
The Pavilions
Cambrian Park
Clydach Vale
Tonypandy
CF40 2XX
 
Tel:  (01443) 424111
Fax: (01443) 424114
Email:  [3][email address]

show quoted sections

Dear Freedomofinformation,

As we are in such a long drawn out process here why don't we use some good Karma like someone else suggested. And instead of saying if it isn't written somewhere it doesn't exist. Why not use the telephone to call Nantgarw Offices. Speak to a trustworthy Public Servant and ask them?

Yours sincerely,

M Davies

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are M Davies please sign in and let everyone know.

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org