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B McLean made this Freedom of Information request to Copeland Borough Council

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The request was refused by Copeland Borough Council.

Dear Copeland Borough Council,
I would like an itinerary report of ALL paintings that belong Whitehaven in storage of the Beacon and other storage and where they are in storage please

Yours faithfully,
B. McLean

info@copeland.gov.uk, Copeland Borough Council

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.  Your request for
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who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than
20 days after receiving your request
 
Customer Services Officer
Copeland Borough Council
 
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Customer Service Officer

Copeland Direct

Copeland Borough Council 

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28 7JG.
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From: B McLean <[FOI #425995 email]>
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:54:51 AM
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Art work
Dear Copeland Borough Council,
I would like an itinerary report of ALL paintings that belong Whitehaven
in storage of the Beacon and other storage and where they are in storage
please

Yours faithfully,
B. McLean

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear B McLean,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Request for Information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive any recorded
information held by Copeland Borough Council within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act
2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Business Support

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

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From: B McLean <[6][FOI #425995 email]>
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:54:51 AM
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[7][Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Art work

Dear Copeland Borough Council,
I would like an itinerary report of ALL paintings that belong Whitehaven
in storage of the Beacon and other storage and where they are in storage
please

Yours faithfully,
B. McLean

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear B McLean,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Art works.

 

I can advise that the information requested is contained within the above
attached document which provides descriptions and storage details for all
the ‘Copeland Collection’.

 

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact
me if you wish to clarify anything further.

 

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides
are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily
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how your request has been dealt with you may also contact the:

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Business Support

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
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From: Info
Sent: 18 August 2017 10:23
To: B McLean <[FOI #425995 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Art work

 

 

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.  Your request for
information has been forwarded on to our Freedom of Information Officer,
who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than
20 days after receiving your request

 

Customer Services Officer

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946598300

Email: [6][Copeland Borough Council request email]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 0845 054 8600. Fax: 01946 598303.
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Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

 

 

Customer Service Officer

Copeland Direct

Copeland Borough Council 

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, CA28 7JG.
Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. [9]www.copeland.gov.uk,
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From: B McLean <[11][FOI #425995 email]>
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:54:51 AM
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[12][Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Art work

Dear Copeland Borough Council,
I would like an itinerary report of ALL paintings that belong Whitehaven
in storage of the Beacon and other storage and where they are in storage
please

Yours faithfully,
B. McLean

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Dear Clifford Walker,
You have only answered part of my question, to put it bluntly where is the Art "Not Currently Located " you are the custodians of this Art and should be aware of the locations
Also on the "On Loan" Art who are they on loan to and where are they being kept
I have asked before for the answer
Awaiting your prompt reply

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

I have checked with the Beacon Management and am unable to provide you with any additional information.

Following a search of our paper and electronic records I have established that the information you requested is not held by the council.

The following was received from the Beacon,

"If there are rumours as to the whereabouts of the unlocated Copeland Collection items, we have not heard them and would be interested to know what the rumours are saying.

There is no current online catalogue of the Copeland Collection.

The Police would not have been involved as there was probably no evidence to suggest that the items were stolen. It is more likely a matter of not being able to locate them".

If you have any queries or concerns about this letter, then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the address given below.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
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Yours sincerely

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

Dear Clifford Walker,

CBC

1. Where are the missing pieces of Art
2. Does the council have any intentions of locating these very valuable pieces of ART GIVEN to Copeland taxpayers to be held on the Accets Register if not WHY not ??
3. Has CBC informed their insurers that Assets are missing ,if not WHY not
4 At what point will CBC involve the police for any potential theft/loss/ missing/ damage of the said Art Work

NO rumours just answer the questions please

Oh answer still waiting for the Millennium Agreement if I could have that too please

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Clifford Walker,

As an addition to my last comments above why is there no current on line catalogue???

Who does have a listing if not the Council ???

I note that these missing pieces of Art can not or have not been located is that the case ??

Can you let me know if CBC intend to locate them possibly by email or contacting all ex-councilor /officials/leaders /officers

It seems that your response is very blaz'e to be honest .

These Artifacts are Copeland Taxpayers Crown Jewels Given to the people of Copeland.

How many people can say they have a Trevor Green oil on their walls ,a truly amazing local artist to name just one ,worth a lot of money Some may say

So in addition to my questions above please would you now list the value that each of the said Art works are insured for and also the current value
For the "missing" pieces will CBC be getting an updated valuation from the Green Family regarding the value of his stunning work .

I am sure his family would hate to think his works were in vain ,,that these items never did make up the assets for the people of Copeland instead "Heirlooms" for dignitaries/ councilors / leaders / political party's perhaps ???

If not please prove me wrong and locate them to complete the full register if not WHY not

Again no rumour just questions

The public have a right to know where our Crown Jewels are their worth and most importantly getting them back to some sort of safety and security

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Customer Relations, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

I have been asked to undertake an internal review of the previous responses to your FOI request, please find my response to your questions below.

1. Where are the missing pieces of Art.

We are currently undertaking a thorough search to ascertain whether or not the un-located works are in the museum. As some of them are quite small, they may well be in boxes. It is estimated that the search will take around 3-4 months.

2. Does the council have any intentions of locating these very valuable pieces of ART GIVEN to Copeland taxpayers to be held on the Accets Register if not WHY not ??

The value of the works will be reviewed by external, independent valuers. For missing works, the value will be assessed on similar works by the same artist.

3. Has CBC informed their insurers that Assets are missing ,if not WHY not.

Once the internal search is completed and the valuation is completed, the Council will consider whether to make a claim on Insurance or not.

4 At what point will CBC involve the police for any potential theft/loss/ missing/ damage of the said Art Work.

Once the internal search and valuation exercise is completed, the Council will consider whether or not the matter should be referred to the Police.

Regarding your request for a copy of the "Millennium Agreement" our Legal department have confirmed that the Council does not hold anything by this title? I am sorry that you were not asked to clarify this earlier but if you would like to provide a further explanation as to exactly what you mean by the "Millennium Agreement ", we would be happy to look for it for you and provide you with a copy.

Please can I suggest that you copy any response to both myself and Mr Walker as I will be on leave from this evening until the 28th November and he may be able to assist you in my absence, otherwise I will respond to you on my return.

Yours sincerely,

Marissa Joyce
Customer Relations Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

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Dear Customer Relations,

Some background information and clarity regarding my question relating to the Millennium agreement

The harbour commission were established by a scheme under a Royal charter in 1894 and all the Harbour land vested in the said Commissioner's

The Harbour land is private property and people can walk along it only .I would suggest by concent of the Commissioner and not as of right that is understood
Just as people in wheelchairs would have difficulty getting around my garden path if they can't/ don't come in as it is my garden I can chose who can come in and how to manage it

People often have a mistaken belief that harbours are there for everyone to enjoy as of right -they are not enjoyment is at the gift of the Commissioner's unless the founding legislation says otherwise
The document I have requested for, and that I was led to believe is called the Millennium agreement holds some of the following

1 What is the Commissioner's land
2 What is CBC land
3 What are the legal obligations for looking after all the land on Whitehaven Harbour ( for Commissioner's and CBC)

Whitehaven Town and Harbour acts and orders 1708-2002 and do you have a copy of this .
Who's responsible to maintain cobbles/footpaths/ weed conrol/ beaches ?
All the above questions in a scheme that highlights all of these questions

Perhaps you could ask your solicitor at the Borough council as they should know what document I am requesting

Thank you

I am still waiting for the list of accets/ transfers sales of property / accets belonging to CBC and /or the People of Whitehaven since 1990 waiting for this since AUGUST or is it another smoke screen ???

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Art work'.

Dear Mr Walker

Since August I have requested information from you regarding Art , Artifacts, Assets and a Copy of the Millennium agreement that you claim to know nothing about giving part answers is not an alternative not giving a reply at all is not an alternative either, you have NOT replied to the question of Assets belonging the Town at all
Questions the people of Whitehaven have a right to know especial if foul play is suspected you the council are as I have have stated before are custodians of these precious works and should know where they are ???

As you cannot or will not give me a reply through the correct channels you are now leaving no alternative now but to take these enquires further

I will not rule out bringing in police or the National press see if you will give them an honest answer ,,if you cannot find out ,I do feel it's time someone was brought in that can

Regards
Barbara. Mclean

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,

B McLean

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Good Morning,

Thank you for your email.

I have passed this onto the Freedom Of Information department whom will
contact you in due course.

Kindest Regards

Claire Halbert

Customer Services

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From: B McLean <[FOI #425995 email]>
Sent: 06 December 2017 07:59:00
To: Info
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Art work
 
Dear Copeland Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Art work'.

Dear Mr Walker

Since August I have requested information from you regarding Art ,
Artifacts, Assets and a Copy of the Millennium agreement that you claim to
know nothing about giving part answers is not an alternative not giving a
reply at all is not an alternative either,  you have NOT replied to the
question of Assets belonging the Town at all
 Questions the people of Whitehaven have a right to know especial if foul
play is suspected you the council are as I have have stated before are
custodians of these precious works and should know where they are ???

As you cannot or will not give me a reply through the correct channels you
are now leaving no alternative now but to take  these enquires further

I will not rule out bringing in police or the National press see if you
will give them an honest answer ,,if you cannot find out ,I do feel it's
time someone was brought in that can

Regards
Barbara. Mclean

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outl...

Yours faithfully,

B McLean

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Dear Clifford Walker,

Response to my requests are now well overdue ,by ,law, under all circumstances ,you should have given me a reply ,,is the next excuse going to be Xmas holidays ???

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

Your request for an internal review currently sits with Customer Services Officer Marissa Joyce.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Customer Relations, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear B McLean,

Mr Walker has brought to my attention that you replied to my previous response, attached, on 15 11 17. I am sorry but although it says delivered on the what do they know website, I didn't receive your response in my Inbox and therefore I have asked our IT department to investigate why not. Please accept my sincere apologies if the council is somehow at fault.

Thank you for clarifying your request I will discuss it with the council's Solicitor Mr Boyce and respond to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards and apologies again for the delay,

Marissa

Marissa Joyce
Customer Relations Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Dear Customer Relations,

It does not require a solicitor for the answer why have I now been passed to you
Is this yet another time wasting exercise on your part , think the computer excuse is wearing rather thin now

Of course the Council is at fault you haven't answered any question fully from August ,, hang your heads in shame , as I stated previously if you can't answer the whereabouts of the millenium document, or answer about the assets of the town please get someone that can

By the way still waiting for an answer on the missing Art work ,how much longer is going to take you to check on their whereabouts as the Beacon is not that big a building

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Customer Relations, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear B McLean

Thank you for clarifying the information which you require.

Please find attached a copy of the Whitehaven Harbour Act 2007. This Act is also available on the Legislation.gov.uk web site at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukla/2007/...

As you will see section 2 of that Act refers to the Millennium agreement and states that ' "the Millennium Agreement” means the agreement made between the Millennium Commission and W3M Charitable Foundation and dated 18th March 1999, as varied by the supplemental agreement made on the same date between the Millennium Commission, W3M Charitable Foundation and W3M (Trading) Limited and certified copies of which have been deposited at— (a) the offices of the Commissioners; and (b) Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7NL'. The Council does not possess a copy of that Agreement as it was not a party to it. The Act deals with the dissolution of W3M and the transfer of assets to the Harbour Commissioners. The schedule to the Act details the project assets transferred. Interestingly these include pavings which you are enquiring about.

The Council also does not possess a list of assets owned by the Commissioners, you should approach the Commissioners for such information. Clearly the Council has had dealings with the Commissioners over the years and previously W3M and knows that the Commissioners own some assets like the multi-storey car park, Queen's Dock car park, etc. but it does not know the precise details or have up to date details of their ownership, nor is it required to.

In respect of the Council's land around the harbour I attach an extract from the GIS mapping system which shows ownership around the Harbour highlighted in dark purple, please note this does not include the area marked CU243092.

With regard to maintenance liabilities the Occupiers Liability Acts will control the extent of duties owed to members of public.

Finally with regard to your request for a list of assets/transfers sales belonging to the Council since 1990 it would be helpful if again, you could be more specific. For example, if you are only seeking land transfers around the Whitehaven Harbour then this can be dealt with reasonably quickly but if you really are seeking for example details of houses sold in the Borough under the right to buy process or pieces of land sold for garden purposes throughout the Borough over the last 20 years I am of the opinion that the cost of responding to your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit ‘as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. Section 12 of FOIA makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit. The appropriate limit is set at £450; this represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days or 18 hours in locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

I look forward to your response.

Marissa Joyce
Customer Relations Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

The questions I have asked had now taken since the 18th August you either will not or cannot answer ,this is now the last time of asking as this is now long overdue

1. Full list of the where about of Artwork belonging to Whitehaven
2. Full list of Artifacts belonging to Whitehaven
3.Assets belonging to the town

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Art work'.

Still not given a FULL reply to my questions if I do not get a reply in the next 20days I will take this out of your hands and take this further

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,

B McLean

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Mr/Mrs McLean

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. Your request for information has been forwarded on to our Freedom of Information Officer, who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than 20 days after receiving your request.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine
Customer Services Officer

Tel: 01946 598300
Email: [Copeland Borough Council request email]
Website: www.copeland.gov.uk
Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JG. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Dear Info,

Oh dear it's taken you from August never mind another 20 days think its about time you started taking this serious

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Customer Relations, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B Mclean,

In response to your questions below -

1. Full list of the where about of Artwork belonging to Whitehaven

On the 18 August you registered an FOI request entitled 'Art work'- "I would like an itinerary report of ALL paintings that belong Whitehaven in storage in the Beacon and other storage and where they bare in storage please".
On the 23 August you were provided with details of the 'Copeland Collection' by Cliff Walker, the Councils' information Management Officer.
On the 29 October you replied that Mr Walker had only half answered your request and you asked further questions about the not currently located and on loan Artwork.
On the 15 November I undertook a review and advised you that the Council was undertaking an audit of its Artworks which would take approximately 3-4 months.
I can confirm that this work is ongoing and therefore you should expect a response before the end of March.

2. Full list of Artefacts belonging to Whitehaven.

See above response.

3. Assets belonging to the town

On the 21 August you registered another FOI request entitled Assets - "Could you send me all asset transfers and sales of property assets belonging to CBC and /or the people of Whitehaven since 1975 to present day
In particular the Millennium agreement document relating to Whitehaven Marina showing Land Owner /Council authority ownership"
And a list of all assets belonging to Whitehaven and their locations

On the 21 August receipt was acknowledged advising you that your request would be responded to within 20 working days (giving the Council until 18 September to respond).
On the 11 September you asked why there was a delay in the Councils' response.
On the 12 September Mr Walker responded advising you that the Council had been subject to a ' Ransomware' attack on Copeland's IT systems which had severely impacted its ability to respond to all enquiries, that the ICT department were currently working to restore all affected systems and that you would be provided with the information as soon as possible.
On the 31 October you requested an internal review, which was passed to me for investigation and response.
On the 15 November I responded asking you for clarification.
On the 20 November you replied.
On the 20 December I provided information relating to the Millennium agreement document relating to Whitehaven Marina showing Land Owner /Council authority ownership.
In that same response in relations to the Assets I wrote as follows -

Finally, with regard to your request for a list of assets/transfers sales belonging to the Council since 1990 it would be helpful if again, you could be more specific. For example, if you are only seeking land transfers around the Whitehaven Harbour then this can be dealt with reasonably quickly but if you really are seeking for example details of houses sold in the Borough under the right to buy process or pieces of land sold for garden purposes throughout the Borough over the last 20 years I am of the opinion that the cost of responding to your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit ‘as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004. Section 12 of FOIA makes provision for public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit. The appropriate limit is set at £450; this represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2.5 working days or 18 hours in locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

You have not replied to date to specify exactly what you mean and therefore I am unable to progress this until you do so.

In conclusion, after taking all of the above into consideration, please can you clarify exactly what you think the Council hasn’t responded to?

Kind regards,

Marissa

Marissa Joyce
Customer Relations Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

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Dear Customer Relations,

After being passed to so many relations officers I asked why I was not dealing with Clifford Walker ?

A list of Artifacts that are sitting in the Beacon that belong the people of Whitehaven I have NOT received at all
Oh sorry or is the Beacon not a part of the Council ???

The Millenium agreement you didn't even know what it was ,I had to explain

Yes I would like a list of council houses sold off but will NOT pay you to get it

It has taken from August to get a reply like pulling teeth the law states 20 days not 5 month

Yes I do still and will insist on the Missing /stolen/lost artwork

So please don't give me a list of your replys I have it all documented too

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Clifford Walker,

This is now 7 mth and still waiting for replys to my questions ,

One you have not replied to at all is the list of Artifacts that belong to the people of Whitehaven,,can you tell me why you are refusing to reply

Also the full list of missing paintings you said would take you 3 month to reply ??? I wait with anticipation

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

Your request for an internal review currently sits with Customer Services Officer Marissa Joyce. I have forwarded your latest message for her attention.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Dear Clifford Walker,

The e-mail sent is adressed to you ,it was you to my correspondence has been addressed to and would like you to give me an answer please

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

Please note that Mr Walker is no longer dealing with your request because in your correspondence of 29 December you wrote "Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews", so effectively you took the matter out of Mr Walkers hands.

The request was then passed to me, as the Councils Customer Relations Officer, for further investigation and response. I have previously advised you that an Audit would be undertaken which we estimated would take around 3/4 months, this is ongoing and I will advise you of the outcome in due course.

For the reason stated above, please address any future correspondence directly to me.

Kind regards,

Marissa

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Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

IF YOU READ MY REQUEST back in August that was adressed to Clifford Walker
I asked for a list of Artifacts not Art Work that has not even been addresses yet in the 7mth of asking that is why I have asked for the question to go back to him as all questions were to him

And would like an answer as to why it has not been addressed

And hope the Art work list will follow shortly

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Customer Relations, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear B McLean

 

Following my email of 18 January in which I asked you to clarify parts of
your FOI request, you replied the same day requesting the following -  

 

1             A list of Artifacts that are sitting in the Beacon that
belong the people of Whitehaven I have NOT received at all
2              Yes I would like a list of council houses sold off but will
NOT pay you to get it

3              Yes I do still and will insist on the Missing /stolen/lost
artwork

 

With regard to items 1 and 3, as previously stated this will be provided
once the Audit is complete.

 

With regard to item 2,  please find attached details of the transfer of
the councils remaining housing stock to Home Group Limited on the
07/06/2004.  By default houses within streets not shown on the attached
list were previously sold.   Additionally there are a set of plans (sample
also attached) which show the housing estates edged red which were
transferred to Home Group Limited and shaded green the properties
previously sold. There are 131 plans in total and you are welcome to come
to the Council offices and inspect the other 130 plans,  then if there is
a property you are specifically looking for we would be happy to provide
you with a copy of the relevant plan.

 

Kind regards,

 

Marissa

 

 

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Copeland Borough Council

 

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Dear Customer Relations,

Could you please clarrify with Artifacts and the Artworks CBC are the Custodians of the fact that you do NOT hold a list of items in their care
Are you informing me there IS no such list ???

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

I have been informed that unfortunately due to staff sickness the Audit is now unlikely to be complete by the end of this month. I have asked to be kept informed of progress so that I can keep you updated.

Please be assured that I will contact you again as soon as possible and I apologise on behalf of the Council for any inconvenience this delay may cause you.

Kind regards,

Marissa

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Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

The reply you have just sent dated 20th March

Does this apply to the on going Artworks ???

You still have Not replied to my previous enquiry regarding a list of Artifacts but this has been going on since August 2017 can you inform me when this will be available

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B Mclean,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in his response to confirm that it is the Copeland Collection in the Beacon which is being audited, as per your request.

I will provide you with the detail as soon as the audit is complete.

Kind regards,

Marissa

Marissa Joyce
Customer Relations Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

Not a good enough answer after 8 long month why is there a delay again absolutely disgraceful yet again and I will be taking it further
Yet another reason to give you another 20 days to reply
I will await yet another excuse of a reply with anticipation

Why will you still not REPLY to the list of ARTIFACT I have repeatedly asked for after 8 long month

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Art

You have had more than enough time to give me an answer ,I am now taking this back to the ICO for their opinion on how this is being handled

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,

B McLean

info@copeland.gov.uk, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Clifford Walker,

This is now taken 8 mth to give me reply to my question on the missing ART WORK , I am now taking this back to the ICO and expressing my disgust at the way this has been handled ,excuses after excuse , from computer hacking to you do not know the were about of this ART , to the last 3 month of staff sickness ,come on hang your head in shame and give an answer ,

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear B McLean,

Your request for an internal review currently sits with Customer Services Officer Marissa Joyce. I have forwarded your latest message for her attention.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Good afternoon Mr McLean,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded this email onto our FOI Officer
who will be able to assist you further with your query.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us.

Kind regards,



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Copeland Direct

Copeland Borough Council 

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From: B McLean <[FOI #425995 email]>
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 13:34:07
To: FOI requests at Copeland Borough Council <[Copeland Borough Council request email]>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Art work
Dear Copeland Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Art

You have had more than enough time to give me an answer ,I am now taking
this back to the ICO for their opinion on how this is being handled

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Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

Hello Mrs McLean,

The Audit is now complete and the Councils' response is as follows;

Over the past six months, staff at The Beacon Museum have been systematically inspecting the Museum store looking for works of art from the Copeland Collection that had not previously been located.
Out of 82 items, only seven remain unaccounted for. Two items that had previously been unaccounted for have now been located during this audit.
Of the seven that are unaccounted for, five went missing when they were out on loan and not under the direct stewardship of the museum.
The seven that are unaccounted for are:
North Pier (watercolour) by Trevor Green
Old Town Hall (watercolour) by Edward (Eric) Lyon
Cleator Moor (watercolour) by Edward (Eric) Lyon
Customs House (watercolour) by Edward (Eric) Lyon
Scafell (photograph) by Robert Savage
Houses, Duke Street (painting) by Trevor Green
Looking Down Duke Street (watercolour) by Trevor Green

Kind regards,

Marissa

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Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598525
[email address]

Please note my normal working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am until 5.00pm.

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

Seven unacounted for is seven too many ,so can you tell me what plans if any to recover these paintings , also what happened to the ones "missing" from Council chamber
Also who were the 5 on loan too more information please
Have or will the Green family be informed of this loss

More clarification is needed I'm afraid ,so what are the Council planning to do please

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

I am out of the office until Tuesday 22 May.  If the matter is urgent
please call Copeland Direct on 01946 598300 or email
[Copeland Borough Council request email].  I will answer any emails received as soon as
possible and I apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Marissa Joyce

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

After speaking to you yesterday 16 th May ,you stated the list would include a list of Artifacts ??
When will I get that , another 9 mth or sooner

You also stated in an e-mail from Clifford Walker on the 30th October you had no list or knew nothing about the paintings ,now you state Beacon staff have been looking for 6mt , I requested this list last August something doesn't quite add up

The missing painting if not under direct stewardship of the Beacon, then who was responsible for them ???
Paintings worth a lot of money

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Marissa Joyce,

My last reply you stated you were out of the office until the 22nd tomorrow being the 25th when will I receive a reply or are you now going to let this go on yet another 20 days before a reply

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

I am out of the office until Tuesday 28 May.  If the matter is urgent
please call Copeland Direct on 01946 598300 or email
[Copeland Borough Council request email].  I will answer any emails received as soon as
possible and I apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Marissa Joyce

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Dear Copeland Council

Will await your swift reply

Yours faithfully,

B McLean

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Apologies Mrs McLean, I will need to ask the Beacon Director for a response to your questions and I am afraid she is currently on bereavement leave.

Please be assured that I will provide you with a response as soon as possible, hopefully next week.

Kind regards,

Marissa

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Dear Customer Relations,

Find it strange why you have to ask the Beacon Director ,previously you have all ready stated it has nothing to do with the
Beacon , All this information comes to your door the Council ,you are fully responsible for these works of art , and missing / stolen /lost under your control, hence the answers lay at your door

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Dear Customer Relations,

29th May Beacons staff off on bereavment leave? ?? This is now a long time for leave still no reply really ????

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

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Hello Mrs McLean,

 

I have received the following response from Julie Betteridge, the Director
of Customer and Community Services (which includes the Beacon).

 

The Council has a process for managing its collection which records
location of items.  All the items have a last known recorded location. 
These are updated when the items are moved with formal authorisation. 

Over the past six months, staff at The Beacon Museum have been
systematically inspecting the Museum store looking for works of art from
the Copeland Collection that had not previously been located.  Out of 82
items, only seven remain unaccounted for.  A small number of Items that
had previously been unaccounted for have now been located during this
audit.

The Council has within its collection seven local artworks which are not
in their last recorded locations.   This means they have either been
misplaced or have been removed from the location without authorisation. 
We are wholly alert to the fact that they are unaccounted for and will
remain vigilant in the course of our work, as we have been since they were
first unaccounted for.  

Two of them were last recorded in our internal stores:  Old Town Hall
(watercolour) by Edward (Eric) Lyon and Houses, Duke Street (painting) by
Trevor Green.   It is highly likely these have been misplaced and we
continue to look as we use and work in our stores. 

The remaining five pieces were in office locations when they were last
recorded.  Three of these were logged as last being in CBC offices prior
to the move to our new offices in Whitehaven in 2004: North Pier
(watercolour) by Trevor Green, Cleator Moor (watercolour) by Edward (Eric)
Lyon and Customs House (watercolour) by Edward (Eric) Lyon.  We no longer
use these buildings.  We suspect the artworks were lost or misplaced in
the move.  The remaining painting artwork was out with an external partner
in a local office building as the last recorded location in 2009:  Looking
Down Duke Street (watercolour) by Trevor Green.  This partner has since
moved out of this office building which is now empty and the artworks
appear to be misplaced/lost in the move.  The final artwork is a
photograph: Scafell (photograph) by Robert Savage.  The last known
physical location was with an external partner who changed the use of that
location.  Later recorded locations are ‘unknown’.  Our position is that,
knowingly or not, unauthorised persons have removed these five items
without recording the new location.

These local artworks were bought for their local significance as part of
our duty to record and preserve the heritage of Copeland.  We are
disappointed that they have been removed from the Collection without the
appropriate recording being undertaken in line with our clear process for
managing the collection items.  Six are local landmark artworks by two
local artists, the seventh artwork is a photo of a local landmark.

The previous audit to this one was in 2014. The missing ones were all
missing prior to that date. 

The artists’ families have not been informed because in line with the
purchase documentation, the paintings were purchased outright so, apart
from copyright of the image, the artist has no further rights in it. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Marissa

 

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

Thank you for te reply ,still find 7 missing is 7 to many that do not belong to CBC but the people of Whitehaven and would like some clarification
Missing
1, no 23 North Pier ..Trevor Green
2. no28 Old Town Hall
Both missing from CBC offices

3. No. 30 Cleator moor Square .. Edward Lyon Missing from CBC Members Room 2005 but not reported missing until 20011 can you answer that please

4. no41 photo "scaffell " Roger Savage unknown
5. No 52 oil Cargo Ship ...Desmond G.Sythes not mentioned in your list also missing from Beacon 2005

6. No 68 Parton....Percy Kelly not located no record ????

7 no, 75 Duke st ...Trevor Green explained again another missing from Beacon 2012

8, no. 77 looking Down Duke st .. Trevor Green This one by your own records was missing from Union Hall Confrence Rooms 2009 ,could you explain who access was given to in this meeting room

9. No 59 pencil "Black Combe " William Wilkinson on loan to who do you know ?????
10 no 60 pencil Wasdale William Wilkinson on loan to who do you know ????
11. No 61 pencil Whitehaven harbour ,,,William Wilkinson again on loan to who do you know????

You have accounted for 7 no 28 75 both missing from Beacon stores one from 2012 why was nothing done before now to find the please explain

Again I would like an explanation , if you knew this art work to be "Missing why was nothing done before or who had the authority at that time

And are we to assume the others HAVE been found there is or was 12 missing from your own list

Also can you clarrify no 59 ,60, 61 from the Copeland Bowling Club
Cleator Moor have they been found or again on loan to who and do you know who too

Who in authority is going to be responsible ,

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Marissa Joyce, Copeland Borough Council

I am out of the office until Wednesday 27 June.  If the matter is urgent
please call Copeland Direct on 01946 598300 or email
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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Yet again when my request goes in Marrisa is on holiday !!!
Running out of excuses now
So can someone in charge answer the question please

Yours faithfully,

B McLean

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Dear Mr McLean

 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. I apologise for the
inconvenience.  Your request for information has been forwarded on to our
Freedom of Information Officer, who will respond to your request as soon
as possible, and not later than 20 days after receiving your request.
 
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Dear Mrs Mclean,

 

Please find below a final response from Julie Betteridge, Executive
Director with line management responsibility for the Beacon Museum.

 

I consider that your questions regarding the Artwork Audit and missing
artwork have been answered and will not be providing any further
information.

 

I can confirm that Copeland Borough Council do hold a definitive list of
artefacts.  The database is managed by the Beacon Museum and is held on
the MODES system, which holds in excess of 30,000 individual entries.
  However, access to the system is strictly limited and the information
relating to locations and values is restricted for security purposes in
accordance with curatorial guidelines.

 

The appropriate redaction of the database would involve the manual
retrieval and processing of in excess of 30.000 individual records.  It is
estimated that each review would take a minimum of 3 minutes, highly
likely more. This equates to a minimum of 1,500 hours or £37,500 based
upon an hourly rate of £25.00.

 

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Dear Marissa Joyce,

I find this unbelievable that.you cannot or will not answer what you are doing about this missing art
I will reiterate to you once again the Council are full custodians of this Artworks and fully responsible for it where abouts not just this present council but it's past members are also accountable

And find it unreal you are doing absolutely nothing about it

As for the Artifacts will you confirm that it is sitting in a container on Kells and a lot was thrown away during the BNFL take over

Yours sincerely,

B McLean

Ann Wilson left an annotation ()

I would just report the matter to the Police. The Council has admitted that certain items have been taken without lawful authority and in any statutory definition that is an indication of theft contrary to the Theft Act 1968. Let the Police investigate....sadly they may just be told by CBC to keep out.....and they might