Alexandra Palace and Park Charitable Trust's Strategic Vision

Waiting for an internal review by Haringey Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Access to Information Act 2000 (as amended)
Environmental Information Regulations

The Council is trustee of Alexandra Palace and Park charitable trust. You'll be aware that the ICO has now advised the Council about its duties as trustee under the above legislation relating to requests about the Alexandra Palace and Park, so there should be no problem about co-operating with this request.

Apparently the Trust has recently (within the past few years) produced a "Strategic Vision" for the charitable assets (Park and Palace), which includes a dynamic projects list, setting out the types of interventions it could make over the next 25 years. The projects range from location-specific projects (i.e. BBC Tower) to preferred uses (i.e. workspace) and general refurb/ redecoration projects. Perhaps surprisingly, the Charity has not to my knowledge made this public.

Please supply this set of documents or provide a link where they may be downloaded. Please note this request is made under both the above legislation.

Yours faithfully,

J O'Callaghan

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr O'Callaghan

 

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
LBH/8520419

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 14 March 2019.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 11 April 2019

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Feedback and Information Governance

 

Shared Service Centre | Central Team

Haringey Council 

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Dear Mr O'Callaghan,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/8520419

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 14 March 2019, in
which you asked for the following:

 

The Council is trustee of Alexandra Palace and Park charitable trust.
You'll be aware that the ICO has now advised the Council about its duties
as trustee under the above legislation relating to requests about the
Alexandra Palace and Park, so there should be no problem about
co-operating with this request.

 

Apparently the Trust has recently (within the past few years) produced a
"Strategic Vision" for the charitable assets (Park and Palace), which
includes a dynamic projects list, setting out the types of interventions
it could make over the next 25 years. The projects range from
location-specific projects (i.e. BBC Tower) to preferred uses (i.e.
workspace) and general refurb/ redecoration projects. Perhaps
surprisingly, the Charity has not to my knowledge made this public.

 

Please supply this set of documents or provide a link where they may be
downloaded. Please note this request is made under both the above
legislation.

 

My response is as follows:

 

The Council does not hold the information requested.  Listed below,
however, are the meetings where the Strategic Vision has been discussed
(the agendas and minutes can be found on the Council’s website).

 

17/11/2015 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

16/2/2016 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

12/4/2016 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

19/7/2016 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

6/12/2016 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

14/2/2017 – referred to in CEO update report – publicly available

 

25/4/17 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

18/7/17 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

2/11/2017 – referred to in CEO report – publicly available

 

20/2/2018 – Exempt minute 209 (no written report was provided for this
item):

 

The Board received a verbal update from Louise Stewart on the strategic
vision.

 

The Chair requested that the update proposed for the March Board meeting
include a paper, setting out a statement of where the Board are with the
strategic vision statement and allows the next Board to pick up the issue.
The CEO confirmed that the Strategic Vision would be presented to approval
at the March Board meeting.

 

26/3/2018 – exempt agenda item 19 – addressed under LBH/8506319

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Felicity Foley

Acting Committees Manager

 

Haringey Council

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Haringey Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Alexandra Palace and Park Charitable Trust's Strategic Vision'.

None of the online reports to, and of, these meetings appear to disclose this document.

Once again, the grounds for refusal appear to be the same as those in an earlier refusal of information by the Council relating to Alexandra Palace trust, a claim that this trust is a separate legal person from the Council (its sole trustee). This is an argument which the ICO has already expressly rejected: see especially paras 17 to 20 of

https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak....

It is regrettable that the council appears to be ignoring the principles of the above decision, which it assured the ICO that it recognized. This can only lead to wasted officer time and unnecessary expense to the council taxpayer.

Yours faithfully,

J O'Callaghan

Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr O'Callaghan,

 

Internal Review regarding Freedom of Information request reference
LBH/8520419

Thank you for your email received on 12 April 2019.

 

Your request for an Internal Review has been logged with the reference
LBH/8618719. Please quote this reference number on any further
correspondence.

 

We will now review the response you have been sent to the above request
and I aim to let you know the outcome of our investigation by 15 May
2019. If I need longer, I will write to let you know the reason and when
you can expect a full reply.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Sirkku Pietikainen

Information Governance Officer

 

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