Additional policing costs associated with Wireless Festival 2017

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
As a Hackney resident living close to Finsbury Park I was very aware of the increased need for police presence in the area around the Wireless Festival. The surrounding streets were the site of large amounts of anti-social behaviour, drug-taking, and vehicular offences. MPS officers were clearly under a lot of pressure. I am particularly interested in the cost of this additional police activity, and whether the Festival organisers contribute to those costs.

Therefore, I would be pleased if you could tell me:
1. Does the MPS receive any money from the festival organisers in recognition of the the police role in maintaining safety for festival attendees?
2. If so, how much?
3. Does the MPS receive any money from the festival organisers in recognition of the police role in maintaining the safety of the public in the surrounding neighbourhoods, during, and after the festival?
4. If so, how much?
5. What additional costs were incurred by the MPS in policing the event itself and the policing of the neighbourhood, if it is possible to disaggregate these?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Barry Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070000393

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* As a Hackney resident living close to Finsbury Park I was very aware
of the increased need for police presence in the area around the
Wireless Festival. The surrounding streets were the site of large
amounts of anti-social behaviour, drug-taking, and vehicular offences.
MPS officers were clearly under a lot of pressure. I am particularly
interested in the cost of this additional police activity, and whether
the Festival organisers contribute to those costs. Therefore, I would
be pleased if you could tell me: 1. Does the MPS receive any money
from the festival organisers in recognition of the the police role in
maintaining safety for festival attendees? 2. If so,  how much? 3.
Does the MPS receive any money from the festival organisers in
recognition of the police role in maintaining the safety of the public
in the surrounding neighbourhoods, during, and after the festival? 4.
If so, how much? 5. What additional costs were incurred by the MPS in
policing the event itself and the policing of the neighbourhood, if it
is possible to disaggregate these?

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
By law public bodies are required to respond promptly to FOI requests.
By now I should have received a response to my FOI request 'Additional policing costs associated with the Wireless Festival 2017'.
If there are special circumstances which have required you to delay your response longer than the statutory 20 working days, then please inform me.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson,

Thank you for your e-mail. I am sorry that the MPS has not been able to provide you with a response within the 20 working day timeframe. I can confirm that the person dealing with your request is Andrea Duncan.

Andrea: I would be grateful if you could please provide Mr Jackson with an update on her request.

Thank you.

Regards,

Kolsuma Sultana| FOI Triage Team | 
Strategy & Insight | Strategy & Governance | Met HQ | Metropolitan Police Service
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Address: Information Rights Unit, 3rd Floor, PO Box 57192, London, SW6 1SF

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson
Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017070000393
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 10/07/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* As a Hackney resident living close to Finsbury Park I was very aware
of the increased need for police presence in the area around the
Wireless Festival. The surrounding streets were the site of large
amounts of anti-social behaviour, drug-taking, and vehicular offences.
MPS officers were clearly under a lot of pressure. I am particularly
interested in the cost of this additional police activity, and whether
the Festival organisers contribute to those costs. Therefore, I would
be pleased if you could tell me:
* 1. Does the MPS receive any money from the festival organisers in
recognition of the police role in maintaining safety for festival
attendees?
* 2. If so,  how much?
* 3. Does the MPS receive any money from the festival organisers in
recognition of the police role in maintaining the safety of the public
in the surrounding neighbourhoods, during, and after the festival?
* 4. If so, how much?
* 5. What additional costs were incurred by the MPS in policing the
event itself and the policing of the neighbourhood, if it is possible
to disaggregate these?

As you are aware,  we have not been able to meet the deadline of 7th
August 2017.  Searched are still currently being conducted, and it is
hoped that the response will be sent to you by Friday 25th August 2017.
     
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you request.
     
 Yours sincerely
     
A Duncan
Information Manager
 

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I thank you for your apology for the overdue response to my FOI request. I note that you hoped I would receive the response by 25 August. It is now 8 November and the response is now long overdue.
I would be grateful if it could be provided without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson,

I can confirm that your request is still currently in progress. I have forwarded your email to the Information Manager currently dealing with your request she should be in touch shortly with a response to your query below.

Regards,

Kolsuma Sultana| FOI Triage Team | 
Strategy & Insight | Strategy & Governance | Met HQ | Metropolitan Police Service
Telephone: 0207 161 3500 (10am – 2pm) | Internal: 703510 | Email: [email address]
Address: Information Rights Unit, 3rd Floor, PO Box 57192, London, SW6 1SF

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I am still awaiting an answer to my FOI request, which, by law should have been answered by now under all circumstances.
I would be grateful for a speedy response.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Jackson

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Jackson,

I can confirm that your request is still currently in progress. I have forwarded your email to the Information Manager currently dealing with your request Andrea Duncan, she should be in touch with a response to your query below.

Regards,

Kolsuma Sultana
Administrative Assistant | Freedom Of Information Triage Team | 
Strategy & Insight | Strategy & Governance | Met HQ | Metropolitan Police Service
Telephone: 0207 161 3500 (10am – 2pm) | Internal: 703510 | Email: [email address]
Address: Information Rights Unit, 3rd Floor, PO Box 57192, London, SW6 1SF

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