5G Installation

Maria O Callaghan made this Freedom of Information request to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

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Maria O Callaghan

Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District Council,

Can you please confirm if 5G has been switched on in the village of Meigh South Armagh if so when, if not when will it be?

Please provide minutes of the meeting during which the installation of 5G was permitted to be installed in the village , if a payment was made to a landowner for its installation, and if so how much?

Please provide full specifications and technical documentation re installation of LED street lighting. Do they contain transmitters and/or receivers are in these and if so if they are 5G?

What research have the council done to verify the safety of the population in relation to all of above?

Yours faithfully,

Maria O Callaghan

Rooney, Ruth, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O’Callaghan

 

I refer to the above and write further to your request for information
dated 18 March 2021.

 

You have requested information in relation to 5G Meigh South Armagh and
LED street lighting

 

As your request relates to information which Council may hold about a
matter affecting land and the environment your request will be processed
in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Accordingly, you will receive the information you have requested within 20
working days of the date of receipt of your request by the Council unless
the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason to withhold
all or part of the information requested.  I will write to you in any
event. 

 

I hope to respond to your request no later than 19 April 2021.

 

For further information on the Environmental Information Regulations I
would direct you to the website of the Information Commissioner's Office,
[1]https://ico.org.uk/

 

If you wish to discuss the above please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Ruth Rooney
Information Officer

Oifig Dhún Pádraig

Downpatrick Office

Downshire Civic Centre

Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road

Downpatrick BT30 6GQ

Council: 0330 137 4000

Direct dial: 0330 137 4825

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Trainor, Suzanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O’Callaghan,

 

I refer to your request for information. You have requested information in
relation to 5G Meigh South Armagh and LED street lighting

 

Your request has been processed in accordance with the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 and, accordingly, please see the response
below.

 

 

Can you please confirm if 5G  has been switched on in the village of Meigh
South Armagh if so when, if not when will it be? Newry Mourne Down Council
hold no information relevant to this part of your request.

 

Please provide minutes of the meeting during which the installation of 5G
was permitted to be installed in the village , if a payment was made to a
landowner for its installation, and if so how much? Newry Mourne Down
Council hold no information relevant to this part of your request.

 

Please provide full specifications and technical documentation re
installation of LED street lighting. Do they contain transmitters and/or
receivers are in these and if so if they are 5G?

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council does not hold any information in
relation to your request.  As a district council in Northern Ireland,
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council does not have responsibility for 
Street lights. The responsible public authority in Northern Ireland is the
Department for Infrastructure's Transport NI:

 

Information Management Unit

DfI Information Management Unit
Clarence Court
10-18, Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

What research have the council done to verify the safety of the population
in relation to all of above? Newry Mourne Down Council hold no information
relevant to this part of your request.

 

I trust this is of assistance.  However, should you be unhappy with our
response in this matter you may request an Internal Review of our response
by  04/06/2021.  You can contact Ms Edel Cosgrove, Head of Compliance
([email address]) in that regard.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of Council’s Internal Review you may
apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of our
response.  The ICO’s contact details are as follows:

o ICO website: [2]www.ico.org.uk
o ICO self-service portal:
[3]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
o Helpline: 0303 123 1114

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Suzanne Trainor

Information Officer

 

Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Downshire Civic Centre

Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road

Downpatrick

BT30 6GQ

Council: 0330 137 4000

 

[4]www.newrymournedown.org

[5]www.facebook.com/nmdcouncil

[6]www.twitter.com/nmdcouncil

 

 

This e-mail, its contents and any attachments are intended only for the
above named. As this e-mail may contain confidential or legally privileged
information, if you are not, or suspect that you are not, the above named,
or the person responsible for delivering the message to the above named,
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of this e-mail may not be disclosed to, nor used by, anyone other than the
above named. We will not accept any liability (in negligence or otherwise)
arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on such
information. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in such
messages are not given or endorsed by the Council, unless otherwise
indicated in writing by an authorised representative independent of such
messages. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this message or any
attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted and amended. The
Council undertakes monitoring of both incoming and outgoing e-mails. You
should therefore be aware that if you send an e-mail to a person within
the Council it may be subject to any monitoring deemed necessary by the
organisation. As a public body, the Council may be required to disclose
this e-mail (or any response to it) under UK Data Protection and Freedom
of Information legislation, unless the information in it is covered by an
exemption.

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Maria O Callaghan

Dear Trainor, Suzanne,
Shocking that it has taken from 18th March until 7th April, to simply say this was not your department.

Yours sincerely,

Maria O Callaghan