Dear Leicester City Council,

Please can you confirm what frequency and power output your 5G lamp post transmitters (specifically on Hughenden Drive and Aylestone Road) utilise?

Please can you confirm their purpose, and frequency of transmission?

Please can you confirm what safety tests of these specific frequency transmitters have been conducted either by yourselves, or your agents, prior to installation?

Please can you confirm what public consultation you carried out before rolling these out, considering the known health dangers posed by ALL electromagnetic radiation as confirmed by the World Health Organisation in their Group 2B classification (possibly carcinogenic)?

Yours faithfully,

Chris.

info-requests, Leicester City Council

E-mail:                                 [1][Leicester City Council request email]                          

Website:                              [2]www.leicester.gov.uk

Our Ref:                                FOI 17524

Date:                                     14/01/19

 

Chris

[3][FOI #543756 email]

 

Dear Chris,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email of 11^th January 2019 requesting information
about 5G rollout.  Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working
day once we have received the information requested below. 

 

Your request is currently on hold, for us to continue with your request
please provide a full name, as prescribed under FOIA legislation.

 

If we do not hear back from you within one month we will assume you no
longer require the information and your request will be closed.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Baljeet Kaur

Information Governance Apprentice

Information Governance and Risk

Legal Services

4^th Floor, Rutland Wing

City Hall

115 Charles Street

LE1 1FZ

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Dear info-requests,

Christopher James Ian Higgs.

Yours sincerely,

Chris

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Website:                        [1]www.leicester.gov.uk

E-mail:                            [2][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                          FOI 17524

Date:                               14/01/19

 

Mr Chris Higgs

[3][FOI #543756 email]

 

Dear Mr Higgs,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email of 14^th January 2019 confirming your full name.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Baljeet Kaur

Information Governance Apprentice

Information Governance and Risk

Legal Services

4^th Floor, Rutland Wing

City Hall

115 Charles Street

LE1 1FZ

 

From: Chris <[FOI #543756 email]>
Sent: 14 January 2019 14:28
To: info-requests <[Leicester City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOIA 17524- Seeking full name

 

Dear info-requests,

Christopher James Ian Higgs.

Yours sincerely,

Chris

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Dear Mr Higgs

 

Please find attached Leicester City Council’s response to your recent
Freedom of Information Act request.

 

Regards,

 

Pravina Chandarana

Information Governance & Risk

Email: [1][Leicester City Council request email]”

 

 

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Dear info-requests,

Pravina, thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately, I believe that you may have been advised to provide false information in relation to your denial that Leicester City council have rolled out 5G infrastructure.

I advise that I have a background in telecommunications and transmitter technology, and can confirm that these LED streetlights are 'smart' equipped and fitted with radio transmitters and antennas on every corresponding lamp post.

Please can you confirm 1) The frequency used 2) The power output and 3) The purpose of these transmitters?

Yours sincerely,

Chris

info-requests, Leicester City Council

E-mail:                                  [1][Leicester City Council request email]

Website:                              [2]www.leicester.gov.uk

Our Ref:                               Appeal FOI: 17578

Date:                                    23^rd January 2019  

 

Chris Higgs

[3][FOI #543756 email]       

 

Dear Mr Higgs,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - APPEAL REQUEST

 

Thank you for your email of 19^th January 2019 requesting an appeal with
regard to your Freedom of Information request 17524.

 

Please accept this letter as confirmation that I have received your
appeal.  An independent Manager will investigate the matter you have
raised and we shall aim to have a response to you by the 15^th February
2019.

 

Should for any reason my investigation take longer than this I will write
to you explaining the reasons for the delay and let you know when you will
receive a response.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Iain Harrison

Information Governance & Risk Manager

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Dear Mr Higgs

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your request for internal
review.

 

Regards

 

Iain Harrison

Information Governance & Risk Manager

Information Governance & Risk

Leicester City Council

Legal, Coronial & Registrars

Rutland Wing, 4^th Floor, City Hall

Charles Street,

Leicester LE1 1FZ

 

Tel: 0116 454 1300

 

From: Chris <[FOI #543756 email]>
Sent: 19 January 2019 03:32
To: info-requests <[Leicester City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Act response 17524

 

Dear info-requests,

Pravina, thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately, I believe that you may have been advised to provide false
information in relation to your denial that Leicester City council have
rolled out 5G infrastructure.

I advise that I have a background in telecommunications and transmitter
technology, and can confirm that these LED streetlights are 'smart'
equipped and fitted with radio transmitters and antennas on every
corresponding lamp post.

Please can you confirm 1) The frequency used 2) The power output and 3)
The purpose of these transmitters?

Yours sincerely,

Chris

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Dear Iain Harrison,

I advise that I believe that the Councils response to my request is deliberately factually incorrect and, as such, I understand that there may be legal grounds for prosecution of the Council, and possibly also the individual who has sought to mislead the general public with this false information.

I further advise that I am aware that Leicester City council has fitted 5G infrastructure throughout the city centre, and surrounding suburbs, in the form of LED street lights containing 5G transceivers to enable the roll out of the 'Internet Of Things'.

I am aware that Leicester City Council is working to the timeline of approximately 12 months from now for this 5G network to be fully up and running. Leicester City Council has earmarked the culling of a number of mature trees across Leicestershire to enable this 5G network to cover the whole area.

I am aware that neither Leicester City Council, nor its agents, have independently tested this technology for safety, and has not informed its constituents of the potential health risks, nor has it sought any informed consent at any time.

I advised that this entire thread has been saved, and logged, and any attempt at alteration at a future date will be noted.

I look forward to your response.

Chris

Iain Harrison, Leicester City Council

I am working away from the office and will return on 12 February. For any
urgent queries, please contact [Leicester City Council request email]

Iain Harrison, Leicester City Council

Good Morning

 

I refer you to the Council’s previous response.

 

Regards

 

Iain Harrison

Information Governance & Risk Manager

Information Governance & Risk

Leicester City Council

Legal, Coronial & Registrars

Rutland Wing, 4^th Floor, City Hall

Charles Street,

Leicester LE1 1FZ

 

Tel: 0116 454 1300

 

From: Chris <[FOI #543756 email]>
Sent: 12 February 2019 01:03
To: Iain Harrison <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act response 17524 (Internal Review
FOI 17578)

 

Dear Iain Harrison,

I advise that I believe that the Councils response to my request is
deliberately factually incorrect and, as such, I understand that there may
be legal grounds for prosecution of the Council, and possibly also the
individual who has sought to mislead the general public with this false
information.

I further advise that I am aware that Leicester City council has fitted 5G
infrastructure throughout the city centre, and surrounding suburbs, in the
form of LED street lights containing 5G transceivers to enable the roll
out of the 'Internet Of Things'.

I am aware that Leicester City Council is working to the timeline of
approximately 12 months from now for this 5G network to be fully up and
running. Leicester City Council has earmarked the culling of a number of
mature trees across Leicestershire to enable this 5G network to cover the
whole area.

I am aware that neither Leicester City Council, nor its agents, have
independently tested this technology for safety, and has not informed its
constituents of the potential health risks, nor has it sought any informed
consent at any time.

I advised that this entire thread has been saved, and logged, and any
attempt at alteration at a future date will be noted.

I look forward to your response.

Chris

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Dear Iain Harrison,

I refer you to my previous response also.

If 5G radiation is deployed and found to be affecting my property without my consent, I will seek legal action and I will withhold all Council Tax payments as I refuse to willing fund the rollout of radiation emitting devices that have not undergone any safety testing whatsoever.

I advise that your colleagues previous denials may also be used as evidence in a court.

Yours sincerely,

Chris

Iain Harrison, Leicester City Council

I am out of the office and will return on 26 February. For any urgent
queries, please contact [Leicester City Council request email]

Dear Iain,

I refer you to my previous response also.

If 5G radiation is deployed and found to be affecting my property without my consent, I will seek legal action and I will withhold all Council Tax payments as I refuse to willing fund the rollout of radiation emitting devices that have not undergone any safety testing whatsoever.

I advise that your colleagues previous denials may also be used as evidence in a court.

Yours sincerely,

Chris

Dear Leicester City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Leicester City Council's handling of my FOI request '5G Rollout - What safety tests have you conducted?'.

The response contains knowingly false, incorrect and misleading information which I would consider to be a serious breach of the obligations of a publicly funded organisation which has a duty of care to its citizens.

I am aware of the fact that the 5G rollout is a worldwide scheme and Leicester City Council are have agreed to participate in the UKs second phase of the rollout which will also include Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry and Bristol.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris

Iain Harrison, Leicester City Council

Dear Mr Higgs

 

To summarise, the Council responded to your Freedom of Information request
regarding this issue (our ref: FOI 17524).

 

It also conducted an internal review of the above response (our ref: FOI
17578) and advised you that your next step if you remain dissatisfied is
to contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

 

The position (and the Council’s response) remains unchanged. The Council
has no 5G apparatus operating on its street lighting.

 

To advise and assist you further, if you can clarify exactly what actual
5G activities and systems you believe the Council (as opposed to another,
perhaps commercial, telecommunications provider) is currently
utilising/operating in the Leicester City area, I would be interested to
know. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Iain Harrison

Information Governance & Risk Manager

Leicester City Council

City Hall, 115 Charles Street

Leicester LE1 1FZ

 

Tel: 0116 454 1300

 

From: Chris <[1][FOI #543756 email]>
Sent: 08 April 2019 01:07
To: info-requests <[2][Leicester City Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - 5G Rollout -
What safety tests have you conducted?

 

Dear Leicester City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Leicester City Council's
handling of my FOI request '5G Rollout - What safety tests have you
conducted?'.

The response contains knowingly false, incorrect and misleading
information which I would consider to be a serious breach of the
obligations of a publicly funded organisation which has a duty of care to
its citizens.

I am aware of the fact that the 5G rollout is a worldwide scheme and
Leicester City Council are have agreed to participate in the UKs second
phase of the rollout which will also include Glasgow, Newcastle,
Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Coventry and Bristol.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris

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Dear Leicester City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Leicester City Council's handling of my FOI request '5G Rollout - What safety tests have you conducted?'.

The response from Leicester City Council contains false and misleading information. I am still awaiting a response to my initial query.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Website:                        [1]www.leicester.gov.uk       

E-mail:                             [2][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                          FOI/EIR 18473

Date:                               28^th May 2019

 

Chris

[3][FOI #543756 email]       

 

Dear Chris,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000/ ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004.

 

Thank you for your email of 24^th May 2019 requesting information about 5G
Rollout.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance & Risk Team

Leicester City Council

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Good Afternoon

 

Please find attached the Council’s response, re-stating the position
already outlined.

 

Regards

 

Information Governance & Risk

Leicester City Council

City Hall, 115 Charles Street

Leicester LE1 1FZ

 

Tel: 0116 454 1300

 

From: Chris <[FOI #543756 email]>
Sent: 24 May 2019 20:45
To: info-requests <[Leicester City Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - 5G Rollout -
What safety tests have you conducted?

 

Dear Leicester City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Leicester City Council's
handling of my FOI request '5G Rollout - What safety tests have you
conducted?'.

The response from Leicester City Council contains false and misleading
information. I am still awaiting a response to my initial query.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris

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