Access barriers on the cycle path adjacent to the new tram line to Clifton.

Chris Green made this Freedom of Information request to Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

This request is made to obtain detailed information pertaining to the access barriers installed at various locations on the cycle path and foot path adjacent to a section of the new tram line.

More specifically, I wish to receive detailed information related to the cycle path and foot path adjacent to the new tram line from the Wilford Toll Bridge to Clifton including any side paths that link into this path.

Please send me the following information:

- Justification for the installation of the barriers.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Evidence used in the decision making process for the installation of barriers at this location.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Details and findings of safety audits carried out.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Consideration and compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Details and findings of risk assessments carried out.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Details of any “standards” and “best practice” used to justify the requirement for barriers at this location.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Details of who made the decision to install the barriers and who instructed these works to be carried out.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

- Any other reports, investigations and assessments including their findings relating to the requirement and installation of the barriers at this location.
Please include all forms of communications such as reports, memos, emails, letters, telephone records and conversations, minutes of meetings and related notes etc.

Thank you for your help with this matter.
Yours faithfully, Chris Green.

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Dear Chris Green

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (NCC-017903-15)

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to spend on office
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Therefore, you should receive a response by 7 September 2015.

 

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Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Mr Green

 

Request for Information: Ref NCC-017904-15: Cycle Path Access Barriers

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to the access barriers
installed on the cycle path adjacent to the new tram line to Clifton.  I
have dealt with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

You asked for:

 

·        Justification for the installation

·        Evidence used in the decision making process

·        Details and findings of safety audits carried out

·        Consideration and compliance with the Disability Discrimination
Act

·        Details and findings of risk assessments carried out

·        Details of any standards and best practice used to justify the
requirement for barriers at this location

·        Details of who made the decision to install the barriers and who
instructed these works to be carried out

·        Any other reports, investigations and assessments relating to the
installation of the barriers

Nottinghamshire County Council is not responsible for the installation of
the barriers and, therefore, we do not hold any of the information above. 
The tram project is run by the City Council and its partners and they will
hold the information you have requested.  However, we do have some
correspondence relating to some of the barriers along a section of the
route and this has been released in response to a previous request and is
available on our Disclosure Log via the following link – I would suggest
that you search for “barriers”

 

[1]http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/thecou...

 

One further memo is also attached.  You will  see that some information
has been removed.  This is personal information relating to third parties
and is removed under Regulation 13 of the Environmental Information
Regulations in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act.  I
have re-attached the attachments to the original memo.

 

We also hold a draft road safety audit which refers to the cycle
barriers.  However, this is not our document and we need to consult with
the City Council to see whether they have any objections to its release. 
Draft or unfinished documents may be withheld under Regulation 12 (4) (d)
of the Environmental Information Regulations.  I am waiting for officers
at the City Council to return from annual leave before I can proceed with
this.

 

However, I expect that you will be submitting your request to the City
Council in which case this document, or the final version if there is one,
will be captured by the scope of your request.  In view of this, I will
not pursue the matter with the City Council unless I hear from you to the
contrary.

 

The City Council can be contacted at:

 

[2][email address]

You have the right to ask us to review the decision to withhold the
personal information.  If you wish to do so, or if you wish to raise any
concerns about the way your request was dealt with, then please write to
the Team Manager, Complaints and Information, County Hall, West Bridgford,
Nottingham, NG2 7QP or e-mail [email address] quoting the reference
number above. 

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wendy Hallam

Information Officer

 

Complaints and Information Team

Planning, Policy and Corporate Services

0115 977 2788

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
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Dear Wendy.

Thank you for your response to my FOI request in which I asked for all forms of communication. I have examined the information you sent and that contained in the other request you suggested I look at on the council web site. I am of the opinion that you have not sent me all forms of communication as I requested. The following is a list of the information that I believe exists but has not been sent, please supply this missing information.

Attachments from the emails detailed as follows:

From: [email address]]
Sent: 25 February 2015 09:48
To: John Cooper
Subject: RE: Pedestrian / Cycle Barriers in C03

From: John Cooper
To: Mike Barnett
Subject: FW: Pedestrian / Cycle Barriers in C03
Date: 30 July 2015 14:57:44

From: Redacted
Sent:31 March 2015 17:39
To: Redacted
Cc: [email address]
Subject:RE: C3 Crossings

From: [email address]]
Sent:07 April 2015 11:20
To: [email address]); [email address]'; John Cooper;
Karen Nurse
Subject:FW: C03 Crossings

From: [email address]]
Sent:02 April 2015 15:50
To: Redacted
Subject:C03 Crossings

Replies to or follow up emails to the following:

From: Karen Nurse
To: " JohnCooper; [email address])"; [email address]";
Subject: RE: C03 Crossings
Date: 16 April 2015 16:28:22

From: Karen Nurse
Sent: 19 May 2015 16:25
To: [email address])'
Subject: C03 Barriers

Thank you for your help with matter, I look forward to your response at the earliest possible opportunity.

Regards, Chris Green.

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Dear Mr Green

 

Request for Information: Ref NCC-017904-15: Cycle Path Access Barriers

 

Thank you for your e-mail below.  I am sorry that the attachments had not
been added to the Disclosure Log.  This was an error on our part.  They
have now been added to the Disclosure Log, but I have attached them here
for ease of reference. 

 

The attachments sent to John Cooper by Vinci on 25 February at 9.48 are
the same as those attached to Mike Barnett’s e-mail.

 

The Staggered Pedestrian Barrier sd1127 is the 6Cs standard detail
referred to in the e-mail from John Cooper dated 25 February at 7.32 and
the Staggered Pedestrian Barriers C03 are the survey results also referred
to in John’s e-mail.

 

The sketch attached is the missing image from the Vinci e-mail of 31
March.

 

I can confirm that there are no replies or follow-up e-mails to the
e-mails from Karen Nurse.

 

I hope this is useful.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request was dealt with and wish to
make a complaint, please write to the Team Manager, Complaints and
Information, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP or e-mail
[1][email address] quoting the reference above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wendy Hallam

Information Officer

 

Complaints and Information Team

Resources

0115 977 2788

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/

 

 

 

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Dear Wendy.

Thank you for your response to my email and for supplying the missing attachments that I asked for, it is very much appreciated.

Given the content of the email from Karen Nurse, dated 19th May 2015, I am surprised at there being no response to it. Please can you check this again with Karen. Also, in the same email Karen states:
“I was going to raise the issue with the barriers at next weeks IRM meeting however, I wont be able to make it as I will be on leave all week. Rather than wait until the next one could you please raise my concerns.“
It is highly likely that Karen and/or other members of the county council will have received minutes of the meeting. Other representatives of the county council may well have attended that meeting, especially as Karen was unable to attend herself. Therefore, please send me a copy of the minutes of that meeting.

Thank you for your help with matter, I look forward to your response at the earliest possible opportunity.

Regards, Chris Green.

FOI, Nottinghamshire County Council

Dear Mr Green

 

Request for Information: Ref NCC-017904-15: Cycle Path Access Barriers

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 29 September requesting some further
information.  I am currently making enquiries and will come back to you as
soon as I can.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wendy Hallam

Information Officer

 

Complaints and Information Team

Resources

0115 977 2788

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
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Dear Mr Green

 

Request for Information: Ref NCC-017904-15: Cycle Path Barriers

 

Thank you for e-mail dated 29 September asking for confirmation that we
hold no further correspondence on this issue and also asking for a copy of
the minutes of the IRM meeting in May.

 

I confirm that I have spoken to Karen Nurse and she has confirmed again
that she did not receive any response to her e-mail dated 19 May 2015.

 

Karen has also confirmed that the issues relating to the barriers were not
raised by the officer at Vinci Construction at the IRM meeting.  I have
checked the minutes of that meeting and can confirm that there are no
references to the cycle path barriers.   Therefore, I not providing a copy
of these Minutes as they do not contain any information relevant to your
request.

 

I am sorry that I cannot be more helpful.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request was dealt with and wish to
make a complaint, please write to the Team Manager, Complaints and
Information, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP or e-mail
[1][email address] quoting the reference above.

 

Following this, if you remain dissatisfied, you can apply to the
Information Commissioner, however, the Information Commissioner does not
usually make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by the County Council.  The information Commissioner can be
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Cheshire                                            

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Yours sincerely

 

Wendy Hallam

Information Officer

 

Complaints and Information Team

Resources Department

0115 977 2788

 

Nottinghamshire County Council

County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
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