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Dear Eastbourne Borough Council,

This is a freedom of information request

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?

1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand Eastbourne Borough Council 5G strategy? Where was this information published?

1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current in use in public spaces within Eastbourne Borough Council:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers.

(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is Eastbourne Borough Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Eastbourne Borough Council that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

1.4 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a 5G strategy.

Yours faithfully & without prejudice,

Tom Smart

Access to Information,

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), will reply to your
request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Rance, Kevin,

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Dear Mr. Smart,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 12^th December
2018  which has been registered under reference EFOI 8225.

 

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?

 

1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

 

1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand
Eastbourne Borough Council 5G strategy? Where was this information
published?

 

1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest
level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current
in use in public spaces within Eastbourne Borough Council:

 

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.

 

(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

 

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be
5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades
or retrofitting?

 

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is Eastbourne Borough
Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

 

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Eastbourne Borough Council
that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers
and the public have been meet.

 

1.4 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on
companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a
5G strategy.

 

As the Council has concerns over the receipt of anonymous and, possibly,
pseudonymous requests, it has decided to tighten procedures and reserves
the right to ask for proof of identity. Therefore I would appreciate it if
you could provide, electronically or otherwise, some proof of your
identity.

 

The usual forms of proof such as passport, drivers licence or a utility
bill are acceptable but other formats will be considered as long as they
demonstrate the genuine identity of the requestor.

 

A request for information must contain the ‘real name’ and address of the
requestor:

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 8(1)(b):

 

In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference to
such a request which—

 

        “…states the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence”

 

I have attached the ICO guidance (Identity or motives of the applicant)
and would draw your attention to the section on page 4.

 

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Governance
Appeals Officer -

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

In the meantime your request has been put on hold until I receive your
reply.  If I do not hear from you within 30 working days of the date of
this email I will assume that you no longer wish to proceed with your
information request, and will take no further action.

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

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Dear Rance, Kevin,

Without predjudice

Please provide me with an e-mail address and reference for me to send proof of identity which will provided from another e-mail address. Please respond to the FOI request to this address.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smart

Rance, Kevin,

I am currently away and will return on Monday 31st December 2018. I shall
reply to queries on my return. For urgent matters please contact Denise
White on 01323 410000.

Dear Eastbourne Borough Council,

Hi Kevin

Your e-mail says that you would be back in the office on 31st December so I was expecting your response. Can you please provide me a secure link to upload the documentation you request.

Yours faithfully & without prejuidce,

Tom Smart

Access to Information,

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), will reply to your
request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Rance, Kevin,

Dear Mr. Smart,

Thank you for your response.

Your proof of identity can be sent to either of the following addresses -

[email address]
[email address]

or taken in person to our offices at 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne (please mark for my attention).

Your reference is EFOI 8225.

Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Rance, Kevin,

The proof of identity has been sent to your e-mail from my personal address. Please respond here.

Kind regards & without prejudice,

Tom Smart

Rance, Kevin,

Dear Mr. Smart,

Thank you for providing proof of identity.

Your original request was submitted on 12th December 2018, you requested an address on 28th December for supplying your proof, to which I replied on 4th January 2019 and you have submitted that proof today; 14th January.

We will respond to your query as soon as we are able and I have recalculated the deadline date, in order that we comply with 20 working day rule, as 31st January 2019.
I hope this concurs with your own expectation.

Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB  www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

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Thank you Kevin,

Kind regards & without prejudice,

Tom Smart

Access to Information,

Dear Mr. Smart,

 

Information Request:  EFOI 8225

 

Thank you for your information request dated 12^th December 2018 received
in our office on the same day.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?

Eastbourne Borough Council does not have a 5G strategy.

1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

N/a

1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand
Eastbourne Borough Council 5G strategy? Where was this information
published?

N/a

1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest
level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current
in use in public spaces within Eastbourne Borough Council:

N/a

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.

N/a

(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

N/a

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be
5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades
or retrofitting?

N/a

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is Eastbourne Borough
Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

N/a

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from Eastbourne Borough Council
that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers
and the public have been meet.

N/a

1.4 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on
companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a
5G strategy.

There are no records relating to a 5G strategy.

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Eastbourne Borough Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

o You can clarify the terms of your original request to allow this to be
looked at again  (if you expand your request this will be dealt with
as a new request)
o All applicants have a 'right of appeal'.  An appeal should be focused
on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request.  Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

After the council’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, a
further appeal about the same Information Request can be directed to the
Information Commissioner for adjudication.  Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

Please note:

If you are considering re-using the information disclosed to you through
this request, for any purpose outside of what could be considered for
personal use, you are required under the Public Sector Re-use of
Information Regulations 2015 to make an Application for Re-use to the
organisation you have requested the information from.  Applications for
Re-Use should be directed to the address detailed in the footer below.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
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Dear Kevin,

I'm sorry but the information you have provided isn't true. Can I ask you to answer the questions again please and also the following below.

Can you please tell me what the telecommunications towers that have been erected on Asda roundabout at the bottom of Princes Rd, The road heading towards Pevensey Bay, By the Langney Shopping Centre are actually for, what frequencies these will be broadcasting on and what company is responsible for the installation and maintenance of them?

Can you please also tell me what your intentions are for the now unused 700Mhz frequency band if not for 5G transmissions?

I also request that you kindly provide me the details of tree surgery companies that have been used to cut down urban trees in Eastbourne, most notably Seaside and St Anthonys Avenue.

Perhaps you could also offer an explanation why this site says that Arqiva are installing 5G in Eastbourne, https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/20...
This link repeats the information:
https://5g.co.uk/news/5g-small-cells-lam...

This is from Arqiva's very own website:
https://www.arqiva.com/news/press-releas...

Yours sincerely & without prejudice

Tom Smart

Access to Information,

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), will reply to your
request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Access to Information,

Dear Mr. Smart,

Information Request: EFOI 8225

Thank you for your follow up request dated 21st January 2019.

"I'm sorry but the information you have provided isn't true. Can I ask you to answer the questions again please and also the following below.

Can you please tell me what the telecommunications towers that have been erected on Asda roundabout at the bottom of Princes Rd, The road heading towards Pevensey Bay, By the Langney Shopping Centre are actually for, what frequencies these will be broadcasting on and what company is responsible for the installation and maintenance of them?

Can you please also tell me what your intentions are for the now unused 700Mhz frequency band if not for 5G transmissions?"

As previously stated Eastbourne Borough Council does not have a 5G Strategy.

The responsible authority for highways and infrastructure is East Sussex County Council and their Freedom of Information Officer can be contacted at the address below.

Freedom of Information Officer
East Sussex County Council
W1D, D Floor, West Block
County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
BN7 1UE

Tel: 01273 482913
Email: [email address]

All applicants have a 'right of appeal'. An appeal should be focused on the original request and should identify how the council’s response failed to answer your information request. Appeals must be made in writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the address below.

Information Governance Appeals Officer
Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council
1 Grove Road
EASTBOURNE
BN21 4TW

Email: [email address]

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.
Regards,

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
[email address]
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB  www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

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Dear Eastbourne Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Eastbourne Borough Council's handling of my FOI request '5G Information'.

I am not satisfied with the response I received. I have been told that the telecommunications equipment I requested information on is the responsibility of East Sussex County Council but I have already contacted East Sussex County Council and they also say that they have no 5G strategy, so 5G is definitely being installed in Eastbourne by Arqiva and neither Eastbourne Council, nor East Sussex County Council know anything about it. I can't believe that Eastbourne Borough Council have no knowledge of 5G so I request any information that they have on it.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

For your reference this is my FOI request sent to East Sussex County Council:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5...

Yours faithfully,

Tom Smart

Access to Information,

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), will reply to your
request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

White, Denise,

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Dear Mr Smart

 

I confirm receipt of your request for an internal review dated 23 January
2019, received in our office on the same day. 

 

As the council’s appeals officer I am currently reviewing the response to
your Freedom of Information request.  My response to your appeal will
explain if any further information is available to you and will either
justify or overrule any exemptions that have been relied upon.

 

The reply you receive from me should be considered the council’s final
position on the disclosure of the information that has been requested. 
Any further appeals, if you feel that the council has not adjudicated your
request fairly, must be directed to the Information Commissioner.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and
advice. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Denise White
Information Governance Manager

Tel: +44(0)1323 415265

[1][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
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Dear Mr Smart

 

I refer to your request for an internal appeal dated 23 January 2019 as
detailed below:

 

I am not satisfied with the response I received. I have been told that the
telecommunications equipment I requested information on is the
responsibility of East Sussex County Council but I have already contacted
East Sussex County Council and they also say that they have no 5G
strategy, so 5G is definitely being installed in Eastbourne by Arqiva and
neither Eastbourne Council, nor East Sussex County Council know anything
about it. I can't believe that Eastbourne Borough Council have no
knowledge of 5G so I request any information that they have on it.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any further
information disclosable to you.

 

I have been advised that Eastbourne Borough Council does not have a 5G
Strategy and we do not have any knowledge of 5G being installed in
Eastbourne by Arqiva.  The council did have a contract with Arqiva
relating to a licence for a public wireless network in Eastbourne
(definition of the network provided below, together with the health and
safety paragraph); however, this contract ended on 14 December 2018. 

 

Network – shall mean WiFi and Small Cell wireless broadband networks
operating in the 2.4GHz or 5.xGHz frequency bands and standardised 3G and
4G frequency bands available to members of the public within the
administrative area of the Council.

 

Health and Safety - Arquiva shall ensure that the level of radio frequency
emissions emitted from the Equipment is within the International Committee
on Non Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines and is compliant
with Health and Safety legislation and regulations and undertakes to
maintain the same throughout the Licence Period.

 

I have also been advised that mobile phone companies usually inform the
council’s planning officers of any updates they are planning to masts in
the borough; however, we have not been advised about an update to the
masts you refer to.  The most recent roll out information received is
attached.

 

In respect of the masts you referred to in your email to Councillor Dow,
the planning history is provided below.

 

Langney Roundabout: (161002) Notification under the Electronic
Communications Code Regulations 2003 to install a base station.

 

Pevensey Bay Road: (161301) - Prior Notification: Proposed replacement and
upgrade of an 11.5m pole with a new 12.5m phase 5 tower. Two additional
equipment cabinets and associated telecommunications development will also
be installed.

 

Willingdon Drove: (130213) Installation of a replacement 15m high
telecommunications mast, together with three additional equipment
cabinets.

 

The government, in an attempt to support the telecoms industry (both phone
and internet), have developed a prior approval regime. This means that if
a mast is proposed by a licensed operator (one of the big phone companies)
and it complies to prescribed parameters then there is no need for a
formal planning application to be made, only a notification process,
whereby the council are informed of their intention to implement the
construction.

 

The above approach would also apply if an operator wanted to upgrade their
infrastructure due to technological enhancements.

 

Any concerns about the health impacts of an installation should be taken
up with the relevant regulator as the council do not have any powers in
this regard.  Details of how to contact Ofcom are provided below.

 

Ofcom

Riverside House

2a Southwark Bridge Road

London

SE1 9HA

 

Tel: 0300 123 3333 or 020 7981 3040

 

Please see below responses to your remaining queries.

 

1.4 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on
companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a
5G strategy.

 

The council is not in any talks with any companies or entities regarding
the formulation of a 5G strategy.

 

Can you please tell me what the telecommunications towers that have been
erected on Asda roundabout at the bottom of Princes Rd, The road heading
towards Pevensey Bay, By the Langney Shopping Centre are actually for,
what frequencies these will be broadcasting on and what company is
responsible for the installation and maintenance of them?  Can you please
also tell me what your intentions are for the now unused 700Mhz frequency
band if not for 5G transmissions?

 

Please see previous responses above.

 

Perhaps you could also offer an explanation why this site says that Arqiva
are installing 5G in Eastbourne,
[1]https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/20...

This link repeats the information:

[2]https://5g.co.uk/news/5g-small-cells-lam...

 

We are unable to offer an explanation as to why the site above mentions
installing 5G in Eastbourne as the council is not responsible for
lampposts in the borough.  The responsible authority for lampposts is East
Sussex County Council, apart from the decorative light posts along the
seafront.

 

I also request that you kindly provide me the details of tree surgery
companies that have been used to cut down urban trees in Eastbourne, most
notably Seaside and St Anthonys Avenue. 

 

Please see below.

 

GC Trees

G E Pearce tree surgery

Chaffins

E H Treecare

RW Green

KPS

 

Please also note your 'right of appeal' against my decision regarding the
provision of the above information if you feel that Eastbourne Borough
Council has not responded appropriately to your appeal.

 

If you are considering appealing further, please contact the Information
Commissioner at the following address or online via their website at the
link below.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

WILMSLOW

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1625 545 700

E-mail:        [3][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Denise White
Information Governance Manager

Tel: +44(0)1323 415265

[4][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[5]www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

 

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Dear Denise,

Thank you so much for the information provided it is very helpful.

I kindly ask that you clarify the following line:

"Small Cell wireless broadband networks" - This under the 'Network' part of the response.

1- Can you please confirm for me the small cells that are being installed and locations for these?

Thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smart

White, Denise,

Dear Mr Smart

Please see below the definition of small cells as given in the licence; however, as I mentioned in my response the licence terminated on 14 December 2018 and it was a requirement that upon termination of the licence Arqiva remove all its equipment and service media.

"Small cells - means a low-power access point that operates in licensed spectrum."

I hope the above helps.

Yours sincerely

Denise White
Information Governance Manager

Tel:  01323 415265
Email: [email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Denise

Thank you but that isn't what I asked. You have given me a definition of a small cell which I know. I'm a telecommunication engineer.

I have asked what small cells have been installed and where they have been installed.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smart

White, Denise,

Thank you for your email. I am out of the office until Tuesday and will
respond to your email on my return.  For any urgent queries please contact
our main switchboard on 01323 410000, or I will respond to your email on
my return.

White, Denise,

Dear Mr Smart

Sorry that I misunderstood your query. They should have all been removed - do you still want to know what small cells were installed and where?

Yours sincerely

Denise White
Information Governance Manager

Tel:  01323 415265
Email: [email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Denise

The 5G small cells are small antennas that are fed from 5G masts which have been installed all over Eastbourne. These small cells will overwhelmingly be installed on top of the LED street-lighting and usually look like a light sensor.

Yes please. I request information on what small cells were installed as it clearly says that they were.

The 5G MIMO masts, often referred to as Macro-cells have not been removed. They remain in place to this day.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Smart

White, Denise,

Dear Mr Smart

I think we are talking at cross purposes and it might be easier if I spoke to you on the telephone. I am happy to ring you if you would like to email me your number, but not from the 'what do they know' website as this is a public website, or you can ring me at the number below.

Eastbourne Borough Council does not hold any information about the installation of 5G on LED street lighting in the borough as we are not the responsible authority for this, East Sussex County Council is.

As mentioned before we did have a licence with Aquiva for the provision of public WiFi in the borough, but this was terminated on 14 December 2018 and did not include 5G. See definition again of what was included below.

"Network – shall mean WiFi and Small Cell wireless broadband networks operating in the 2.4GHz or 5.xGHz frequency bands and standardised 3G and 4G frequency bands available to members of the public within the administrative area of the Council."

I am trying to obtain a copy of what equipment Arquiva installed and the locations and will contact you again regarding this.

Eastbourne Borough Council does not hold any further information regarding the installation of 5G technology in the borough. If you have any concerns about the installation of 5G technology you should contact the regulator for this which I understand is Ofcom.

If you are not happy with this response please contact the Information Commissioner's Office below:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
WILMSLOW
SK9 5AF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1625 545 700
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Denise White
Information Governance Manager

Tel:  01323 415265
Email: [email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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