Dear Bournemouth Borough Council,

Dear [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 [Council’s] 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 [Council]:

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

(b) Specification sheets of 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 [Council] complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

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

1.4 If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G strategy?

2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and roll out for 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways?

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

3.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

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

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to control the vehicles?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy and rollout comply with?

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

4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public Highways and Public spaces?

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

4.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

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

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy and rollout comply with?

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

5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?

5.1 If yes, please answer these questions:

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

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

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

5.2 If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

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

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?

Yours faithfully,
Darren Dale

Bournemouth Borough Council Enquiries, Bournemouth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Dale,

 

Information Request

 

Thank you for your patience whilst we have dealt with your information
request. 

 

Although you have indicated that you wish to make a request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)/Environmental
Information Regulations (EIR), the Council is of the view that the request
is some elements of your request is an enquiry, asking questions.

 

The legislation provides a right of access to recorded business
information held by public bodies.  Your request does not entirely require
the provision of, or reference to recorded information held by the Council
and these questions are responded to within this email but annotated as a
routine enquiry.

 

This is in accordance with the guidance given in the Information
Commissioner’s Office publication 'Freedom of Information & Environmental
Information Regulations – Hints for Practitioners handling FOI/EIR
requests', which states on page 6:

 

"Requests which are not for recorded information, but instead ask
questions, such as "please explain your policy on x" or "please explain
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therefore should be treated as routine correspondence".

 

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Request

 

 1. Do you have 5G strategy? (Routine enquiry – question)

 

No.

 

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

 

No Record Information Held – There is no strategy.

 

1.2.       If yes, have the public had the opportunity to read and
understand [council’s] 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 [council]:

 a. Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.
 b. Specifications sheets of 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 and International safety standards is [Council] complying with
for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.
 e. I request proof e.g. a certificate from [council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public
have been meet.

 

No Recorded Information Held.

 

1.4.       If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G
strategy?

 

None Planned.

 

 2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and
roll out for 5G and Smart cities; and who their subject area expert or
consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

 

Proposed Officer/s for the development of a 5G strategy.

 

Adrian Hale – LTP Engineer (Major Scheme Bids) – Chartered Civil Engineer
CVs – No Record Held.

 

Ruth Spencer – Digital Economy Manager – Degree Level Officer  CVs – No
Records Held.

 

 3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about
autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on
Public Highways?

 

Yes, but only at a very preliminary and informal level

 

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

 

There is no strategy.

 

3.2.       I also request a supplementary document that includes all
levels of detail on:

 a. Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?
 b. Specification sheets of all technology.
 c. What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to
control the vehicles?
 d. What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy
and rollout comply with?
 e. I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public
have been meet.

 

N/A.

 

 4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public
Highways and Public spaces?

 

No.

 

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

 

N/A.

 

4.2.       I also request a supplementary document that includes all
levels of detail on:

 a. Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?
 b. Specification sheets of all technology.
 c. What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G
enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades
or retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?
 d. What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy
and rollout comply with?
 e. I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public
have been meet.

 

N/A.

 

 5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?

 

Yes.

 

5.1.        If yes, please answer these questions:

 

 a. What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

 

We only have road in Bournemouth that has CMS and Systemis Telensa.

 

 b. What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

 

Constant current LED drivers used in our Lighting Luminaires provide a
constant current to the LEDs and therefore there is no wave in the form in
the driver power supply output to the LED, the output is a flat line. The
drivers do not have Pulse Width Modulation control on the output to the
LEDs as we only use LED drivers that are flicker free.

 

 c. Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS? (Routine enquiry – question)

 

N/A

 

 d. Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system? (Routine enquiry – question)

 

N/A

 e. What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
(Routine enquiry – question)

 

N/A

 

 f. What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to
and for how long?

 

No Recorded Information Held.

 

 g. I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

 

No Recorded Information Held – Available from the system provider –
Telensa.

 

 h. Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system? (Routine enquiry – question)

 

Scottish and Southern Energy

 

 i. What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

 

Volker Highways

 

 j. What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?

 

Dan Moorley – Senior Street Lighting Technician.

 

 k. I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public
have been meet.

 

All light fittings used are CE Marked.

 

 l. What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

 

No recorded Information Held.

 

 m. What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?

 

No Recorded Information Held.

 

 n. Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?

 

No.

 

 o. How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED? (Routine enquiry –
question).

 

Yes, by ensuring all LED products used conform to all applicable EU
regulations at the time of manufacture (Hence the CE marking).

 

 6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?

 

None.  

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response you can ask for a review, which
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Yours Sincerely,

 

Elisher Brown

Support Officer

Environment

Planning, Transport & Regulation

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