Core Services Directorate
Jeremy Sykes, Service Director
By email to: request-427122-
21 November 2017
Dear Rolf Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000
I wish to confirm that the Core Services Directorate has now completed its search for
the information which you requested by e-mail on 25 August 2017.
Your questions and my findings are as follows:-
1. Would it be possible to tell me the annual volumes of mail sent and
received by Barnsley MBC, and whether the council uses a Hybrid Mail
system to send mail?
Annual mail volumes for last 3 calendar years below:
2015 – Outgoing – 1,428,771
2015 – Incoming – 181,985
2016 – Outgoing – 1,416,699
2016 – Incoming – 133,221
2017* - Outgoing – 1,038,862
2017* - Incoming – 51,589
*To October 2017
We do use a Hybrid Mail system to send mail. The system is called H-Pod and is
supplied by PaperPost.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact Tom Grierson on (01226)
775759. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
If you are unhappy with the way the Directorate has handled your request, you may ask
for an internal review. Please clearly mark your correspondence ‘Complaint’ and
address it to:
Customer Feedback and Improvement Team
PO Box 634
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at:-
Customer Services Team
Information Commissioner’s Office
website address: www.ico.org.uk
Service Director – Assets
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