Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information;

a) Can you provide the locations, as accurately as possible, of all fixed cameras used to monitor the average speed zone on the A41 Black Country New Road, approximately Moxley Roundabout to Patent Shaft Roundabout

b) Confirm the extents of the average speed zone

c) Provide a copy or full text of the Traffic Regulation Order, if any, that covers this site

d) Confirm if existing cameras, if present, along this route have been decommissioned and removed.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Dodd

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Dodd

 

Request for Information RFI-1982-20

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to A41 Black Country
New Road Average Speed Zone which was received on 01 October 2020.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 the council will respond to your request within 20
working days, saying whether we have the information that you want, and if
there will be any charges. 

We may also extend the timeframe for a response by up to a further 20 days
(total of 40 working days) if your request is considered sufficiently
complex or voluminous.

If this this the case we will contact you to advise you of this.

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

Update – Your Information Rights Requests and Coronavirus:

 

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Yours sincerely,

Julie Noble

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Request for Information RFI-1982-20

It has now been 20 working days and you have failed to provide a response to this FOI request. Please provide an immediate response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Dodd

Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Request for Information RFI-1982-20

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'A41 Black Country New Road Average Speed Zone'.

I have still not received a response to this enquiry and is now long overdue, nor have I received a reason for the delay. By law you should have provided me with a response by now. If I do not get a response to this review request within 7 days I will refer the matter to the Information Commissioner.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mr Dodd

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Dodd

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you have experienced in
receiving a response to your Freedom of Information Request. As you know,
the council is required to respond to all requests for information under
the Environmental Information Regulations within 20 working days, unless
the request is complex or voluminous and I am extremely sorry we have not
met our obligations in this instance.

 

I am however happy to provide the information you requested below. I hope
this information is still of use to you. Please note that the information
given in this response is as at the date of your request.

If you do have any queries or additional questions regarding the
information that has been provided please do not hesitate to contact me
direct on the details at the bottom of this email.

 

Further to your request for information relating to A41 Black Country New
Road Average Speed Zone I can tell you the following:

 

 1. Can you provide the locations, as accurately as possible, of all fixed
cameras used to monitor the average speed zone on the A41 Black
Country New Road, approximately Moxley Roundabout to Patent Shaft
Roundabout

 

See plan attached

 

 1. Confirm the extents of the average speed zone

 

A4444 to A41 Moxley Roundabout to A41 Patent Shaft Roundabout (Sandwell
MBC) 

 

 1. Provide a copy or full text of the Traffic Regulation Order, if any,
that covers this site

 

See attached Traffic Regulation Orders

 

 1. Confirm if existing cameras, if present, along this route have been
decommissioned and removed.

 

No fixed camera sites on this section of the A41 BCNR

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 requests will be subject to copyright
protection.  In most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council.
The copyright in respect of other information may be owned by another
person or organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Lead Assurance Officer, Business Change, Civic Centre, Darwall
Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Again I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience the delay
to your request may have caused you

 

Yours sincerely,

Laurie Andrews

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

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Dear Mr Dodd

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you have experienced in
receiving a response to your Freedom of Information Request. As you know,
the council is required to respond to all requests for information under
the Environmental Information Regulations within 20 working days, unless
the request is complex or voluminous and I am extremely sorry we have not
met our obligations in this instance.

 

I am however happy to provide the information you requested below. I hope
this information is still of use to you. Please note that the information
given in this response is as at the date of your request.

If you do have any queries or additional questions regarding the
information that has been provided please do not hesitate to contact me
direct on the details at the bottom of this email.

 

Further to your request for information relating to A41 Black Country New
Road Average Speed Zone I can tell you the following:

 

 1. Can you provide the locations, as accurately as possible, of all fixed
cameras used to monitor the average speed zone on the A41 Black
Country New Road, approximately Moxley Roundabout to Patent Shaft
Roundabout

 

See plan attached

 

 1. Confirm the extents of the average speed zone

 

A4444 to A41 Moxley Roundabout to A41 Patent Shaft Roundabout (Sandwell
MBC) 

 

 1. Provide a copy or full text of the Traffic Regulation Order, if any,
that covers this site

 

See attached Traffic Regulation Orders

 

 1. Confirm if existing cameras, if present, along this route have been
decommissioned and removed.

 

No fixed camera sites on this section of the A41 BCNR

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 requests will be subject to copyright
protection.  In most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council.
The copyright in respect of other information may be owned by another
person or organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Lead Assurance Officer, Business Change, Civic Centre, Darwall
Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Again I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience the delay
to your request may have caused you

 

Yours sincerely,

Laurie Andrews

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
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unless explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it
must be deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this
message are personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless
explicitly stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be
intercepted and read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with Council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or detect crime. You should also be aware that any
email may be the subject of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of
Information or Environmental Information legislation and therefore could
be disclosed to third parties. 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause harm or distress. If you have an enquiry
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realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

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