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Alternative delivery models

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To the information officer,

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request relates to alternative delivery models used by the council as of September 17, 2019. Specifically, can you list:

(1) All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the company
(b)Company number
(c) Date of incorporation
(d)Services provided/purpose

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including the following details:
(a) The name of the PSM
(b) The date it was created
(c) Any other stakeholders formally involved
(d) Services provided/purpose

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:
(a) The name of the service
(b) The date on which it was outsourced
(c) The organisation(s) that operates the contract
(d) The length of the contract
(e) The annual cost to the council of the contract

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the venture
(b)The date on which it began
(c) The other organisation(s) involved
(d) The services provided/purpose

I would like the responses in Excel format with the questions and sub-questions as column headers.

For definitions of the above terms, please see the guidance 'Alternative Delivery Models Explained' issued by the Government on 28 March 2017 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...)

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth Davies

Access to Information,



Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The Council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’), will reply
to your request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth
working day following the date of receipt. Subject Access Requests will be
responded to within one calendar month in line with the GDPR (General Data
Protection Regulation).

 

In accordance with section 8(1)(b) of the Act and related guidance from
the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Council reserves the right to
treat any request for information as invalid unless the requester supplies
their real name.  In such cases, the Council may request proof of
identity.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Access to Information,

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Dear Mr. Davies,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 17 September 2019 
which has been registered under reference EFOI 9876.

 

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. My request relates to alternative delivery models
used by the council as of September 17, 2019. Specifically, can you list:

 

(1) All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority,
including the following details:

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including
the following details:

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the
following details:

 

As the Council has concerns over the receipt of anonymous and, possibly,
pseudonymous requests, it has decided to tighten procedures and reserves
the right to ask for proof of identity. Therefore I would appreciate it if
you could provide, electronically or otherwise, some proof of your
identity.

 

The usual forms of proof such as passport, drivers licence or a utility
bill are acceptable but other formats will be considered as long as they
demonstrate the genuine identity of the requestor.

 

A request for information must contain the ‘real name’ and address of the
requestor:

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 8(1)(b):

 

In this Act any reference to a “request for information” is a reference to
such a request which—

 

        “…states the name of the applicant and an address for
correspondence”

 

I have attached the ICO guidance (Identity or motives of the applicant)
and would draw your attention to the section on page 4.

 

Alternatively, you are entitled to appeal to the Information Governance
Appeals Officer -

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

In the meantime your request has been put on hold until I receive your
reply.  If I do not hear from you within 30 working days of the date of
this email I will assume that you no longer wish to proceed with your
information request, and will take no further action.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

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Dear Access to Information team,

Thank you for your reply.

I'm not willing to provide proof of my identity in the form that you have requested.

Under the Act the council has no grounds to believe that I have made a request under a pseudonym, nor does it have the right to request the documentation listed in your response.

My name is Gareth Davies and I'm a reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

You can call my office on +44 203 8927490 to confirm.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Access to Information,

Dear Mr Davies

Thank you for your email received on 2 October and for the further information regarding proof of identity as requested.

I can confirm that the information you have provided has been verified and your request in now in process.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer
Tel: +44(0)1273 471600
Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Davies,

 

Information Request:  FOI 9876

 

Thank you for your information request dated 17 September 2019 received in
our office on the same day.

 

(1) All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority,
including the following details:

(a)The name of the company

(b)Company number

(c) Date of incorporation

(d)Services provided/purpose

 

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including
the following details:

(a) The name of the PSM

(b) The date it was created

(c) Any other stakeholders formally involved

(d) Services provided/purpose

 

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:

(a) The name of the service

(b) The date on which it was outsourced

(c) The organisation(s) that operates the contract

(d) The length of the contract

(e) The annual cost to the council of the contract

 

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the
following details:

(a)The name of the venture

(b)The date on which it began

(c) The other organisation(s) involved

(d) The services provided/purpose

 

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

I attach a workfile which contains the information requested.

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Eastbourne Borough Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

o You can clarify the terms of your original request to allow this to be
looked at again  (if you expand your request this will be dealt with
as a new request)
o All applicants have a 'right of appeal'.  An appeal should be focused
on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request.  Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

After the council’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, a
further appeal about the same Information Request can be directed to the
Information Commissioner for adjudication.  Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

Please note:

If you are considering re-using the information disclosed to you through
this request, for any purpose outside of what could be considered for
personal use, you are required under the Public Sector Re-use of
Information Regulations 2015 to make an Application for Re-use to the
organisation you have requested the information from.  Applications for
Re-Use should be directed to the address detailed in the footer below.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[3]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488

Eastbourne Borough Council: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW 
[4]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay 18001 01323 410000

 

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