CMC - Highways
Westminster City Council
8 January 2018
Dear Jane Cook Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. You asked to be provided with the
How many times has Wigmore Street been closed for Crane Operations (or others reasons to close
the road) between the years of 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017?
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Westminster City Council. I have enclosed
copies of the information that is being released to you.
Please find attached what we believe to be the most accurate. We need to add lots of caveats
because works promoted by Westminster, crane operations and third party closures do not require
registration; it means that some of the works listed may never have happened ( we cannot check as
they do not leave “patches” in the road) and there is no obligation to cancel these notices on Confirm
(jobs reporting / recording system). Cancelled activities have been removed from the list.
The only activity which requires registration in the list is the one promoted by Vodafone.
The dates for the crane operations and the third party closures are to be found in the text in the
“Description” column and the closure took place on only one of the proposed dates. The alternative
dates have been set in case the activity cannot take place for reasons of weather or other
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the
response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
Information Management Team
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. Further information is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510
I will now close your request as of this date.
Highways Infrastructure & Public Realm