Asset Management

ian norris made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was successful.

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that are under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business District

Please provide for each building

1. Name and Location of the Building
2. If Council owned or rented the building
3. Number of Staff Based in the building
4. Plans for future of building
5. Cost of backlog maintenance per building

Yours faithfully,

ian norris

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris
Your request for information ref. SOT16890
Thank you for your request for information about the plans for the closure
of council buildings and relocation of staff to the City Business
District.  Your request was received by the Information Rights Team on 6
June 2012.  This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate
Information Rights legislation.
In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.
Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.
 
You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 4
July 2012 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.
 
For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.
 
If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.
Yours sincerely
 
Information Rights
 
Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 232853
e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,
 
     Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that
     are under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business
     District
 
     Please provide for each building
 
     1. Name and Location of the Building
     2. If Council owned or rented the building
     3. Number of Staff Based in the building
     4. Plans for future of building
     5. Cost of backlog maintenance per building
 
     Yours faithfully,
 
     ian norris
 
 
 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris
 
The reference that was given to you yesterday for your information request
was incorrect.  It should be SOT16892.  Please accept our apologies for
this error and please note your records accordingly.
 
Kind regards,
 
Information Rights Team
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
 

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Mike Barnes left an annotation ()

I have asked similar FOI two weeks ago. will let you know when and what i get back.

Mike Barnes

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris
 
Your request for information Reuse of Council Buildings
 
We have now considered your request for information and regret the
information is not held by the Council.
 
You will be aware that the Cabinet meeting on 31st May 2012 agreed the
relocation of key functions to the Central Business District (CBD).   A
copy of this report is available on our website.
 
To assist this process of the move to the CBD, all Council buildings
providing 'back-office' or administrative functions are being analysed
with a view that these functions will eventually relocate to the CBD.
 
As we are currently reviewing these buildings, we have not come to a
conclusion on the final number, and therefore we cannot provide you with
exact details of costings and locations.
 
If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.
 
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 our decision,
you should write to: Information Rights Manager, Customer Feedback and
Information Rights Team, People – Adult and Neighbourhood Services, Stoke
Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].
 
If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely,
Information Rights
 
 
Information Rights | Customer Access
Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team
People – Adult & Neighbourhood Services
City of Stoke on Trent
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke on Trent,ST4 1HH
T: 01782 232853
e: [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
 

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Asset Management'.

My request was for " Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that are under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business District "

If they are under review as you say then there would be some recorded information of which are under review, please provide the recorded information in respect of the review.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/as...

Yours faithfully,

ian norris

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris
Your request for information ref. SOT17651
Thank you for your correspondence dated 28 June 2012 requesting an
internal review.  It is considered that your original request did not
specify 'information about the review of the council buildings' and
therefore this needs to be be logged as a new request.
This request was received by the Information Rights Team on 28 June 2012. 
This is being dealt with under the terms of the appropriate Information
Rights legislation.
In some circumstances we may charge for information.  If there is a charge
we will let you know, as you will have to pay it before we deal with your
request.
Some information does not have to be released under this legislation.  We
will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as
possible.  If another person or organisation is named in the information,
we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.
 
You should expect to receive a response to your request on or before 26
July 2012 in line with the legislation's 20 working day statutory
deadline.
 
For your information we may publish the response to your request on our
City Council's website, which can be found at the following address:
[1]www.stoke.gov.uk.
 
If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact
us.
Yours sincerely
 
Information Rights
 
Information Rights | Support: Business Services 
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 232853
e [2][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,
 
     Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
     Information reviews.
 
     I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City
     Council's handling of my FOI request 'Asset Management'.
 
     My request was for " Please provide the list of Council Buildings
     across the City that are under consideration to close and relocate
     to the City Business District "
 
     If they are under review as you say then there would be some
     recorded information of which are under review, please provide the
     recorded information in respect of the review.
 
     A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
     available on the Internet at this address:
     [3]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/as...
 
     Yours faithfully,
 
     ian norris
 
 
 
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I would then like an internal review into why you consider "list of assets UNDER CONSIDERATION for closure", is not same as "list of assets under REVIEW"? if you are unsure of the nature of a request should you not clarify the information required first?

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris

 

Your request for information  on Asset Management

 

We have now considered your request for information and regret that we are
unable to supply the information requested for the reasons stated below

 

Whilst the information relating to the possible release of council
property for sale is held it is not in a final position. Indeed the
information is constantly changing. It is considered that to release the
information at this stage would give an unfair advantage to anyone wishing
to develop any site within the City especially as the request has been
received from a publically available website which effectively means that
the Council has published this information. It is also considered that the
commercial interests of the Council and other developers would be
adversely affected by the release of such unreliable information at this
stage.

Sections 22 and 43 of the Freedom of Information Act apply.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

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 our decision,
you should write to: Information Rights Manager, Customer Feedback and
Information Rights Team, People – Adult and Neighbourhood Services, Stoke
Town Hall, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

 

Information Rights | Customer Access

Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team

People – Adult & Neighbourhood Services

City of Stoke on Trent

Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke on Trent,ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853

e:  [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

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Dear FOI,

Please provide

The likely publication date

The public interest test results,

Would it help further debate surrouding the planned City Council move

Show the Council as being accountable and transparent in spending of public money

Allow individuals an understanding of decisions afeecting their lives and possible assist in challenging those decisions

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris

I am very sorry that the application of the public interest test was not
clear from the decision notice sent to you.

 

All the points you mentioned are of course considered when applying the
public interest test and frequently these outweigh the actual exemptions
applied however in this case the potential damage which could be caused by
releasing the information far outweighed the public interest in releasing
it. Not only would it enable a potential developer to have an extreme
advantage over others thereby affecting the commercial interest, the
release of unreliable data could incur costs on a developer which are
unnecessary. The release could also cause considerable unnecessary
distress to staff who may be housed in a building being considered for
redevelopment where, eventually the building was not so developed.

 

As soon as it is possible to release the final decision then this will be
done but no definite date has yet been fixed

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

 

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Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team

People – Adult & Neighbourhood Services

City of Stoke on Trent

Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke on Trent,ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853

e:  [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

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Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Asset Management'.

Taking into account the ICO case FS50432734

The Commissioner is not persuaded by the council’s arguments that the publication of a final version of the requested information at some future date, which it accepts might be different to the original one due to a number of related events, will engage section 22 of the Act. The reason for this is that although it intends to publish a version of the requested information at some future date, it cannot specify which part or parts will be the same as those which existed at the date of the request. 27. The Commissioner has considered his previous decisions in the cases of the Ministry of Justice FS50121803 and the Insolvency Service FS50435026 where he took the view that section 22 of the Act was not engaged. In the latter cases, it was clear that some or a version of the requested information was destined for future publication. However, as the public authority could not specify which information or the version that would be published, the Commissioner concluded that section 22 could not apply. Accordingly, in this case the Commissioner concludes that section 22 is not engaged in relation to the version of the information held by the council at the time of the request

If any asset under consideration has already been rejected and will thus not be published cannit be covered by section 22 and should be released.

As there is no fixed date or event deadline for publication should be added to the public interest test in support of publication

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/as...

Yours faithfully,

ian norris

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris,

SOT17651 Freedom of Information Internal Review regarding your request for information about Asset Management

Thank you for your correspondence requesting an Internal Review, which was received on 13/07/2012, regarding your request for information about asset management.

An internal review is not a statutory requirement and there is no statutory timescale for the Council to respond. However the Council will conduct an internal review as recommended by the Section 45 Code of Practice. It does aim to deal with these quickly and where possible within 20 working days. However sometimes this is not possible, but please be assured that we will conduct a review and you will receive a response.

If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,
Information Rights

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Dear FOI,

When do you expect to come to conclusion on the internal review.

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

Dear FOI,

When do you expect to come to conclusion on the internal review.

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Norris,

Thank you for your email below, the deadline for us to respond to your internal review is the 10/08/2012, however it is likely that there will be a short delay, however the Council hopes to provide you with a response to your internal review within the next two weeks, we apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please be assured, we will provide it to you as soon as we can.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights

Information Rights Team
Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team, People – Adult & Neighbourhood Services
City of Stoke-on-Trent 
GF23 Stoke Town Hall  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH
t 01782 235965
e [Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

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a small update from Council

Dear Mr Norris,

Regarding your two internal reviews SOT17024 and SOT17651. We apologise for the delay in you receiving these responses. The Council hopes to be able to provide a response week commencing 27/08/2012. We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please be assured, we will provide it to you as soon as we can.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights

Information Rights Team

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Recieved from FOI 31st August

Dear Mr Norris,

We apologise for the delay, however we can confirm that we were provided with the information relating to your requests yesterday and we are currently considering any exemptions that may apply to the information that you have requested. We will provide you with a response as soon as is possible. The council hopes to be able to provide a response to you next week, however we will keep you informed.

Yours sincerely

ian norris left an annotation ()

Dear Mr Norris,

We are currently awaiting approval of these responses, and will get them to you as soon as we can. If you wish to complain to the ICO regarding the delay in response to your Internal Reviews, please do so by contacting them at the following address:

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit their website at www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx.

Please accept our apologies again for the further delay.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights.

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Dear Mr Norris,

We have now conducted an Internal Review regarding your request for information about asset management. We apologise for the delay in sending this response and for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

We can confirm that your Review has been upheld in part. Please find our explanation for this below:

Your request:

Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that are under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business District.

The Council’s response to your request:

We have now considered your request for information and regret that we are unable to supply the information requested for the reasons stated below.

Whilst the information relating to the possible release of council property for sale is held it is not in a final position. Indeed the information is constantly changing. It is considered that to release the information at this stage would give an unfair advantage to anyone wishing to develop any site within the City especially as the request has been received from a publically available website which effectively means that the Council has published this information. It is also considered that the commercial interests of the Council and other developers would be adversely affected by the release of such unreliable information at this stage.

Sections 22 and 43 of the Freedom of Information Act apply.

All the points you mentioned are of course considered when applying the public interest test and frequently these outweigh the actual exemptions applied however in this case the potential damage which could be caused by releasing the information far outweighed the public interest in releasing it. Not only would it enable a potential developer to have an extreme advantage over others thereby affecting the commercial interest, the release of unreliable data could incur costs on a developer which are unnecessary. The release could also cause considerable unnecessary distress to staff who may be housed in a building being considered for redevelopment where, eventually the building was not so developed.

As soon as it is possible to release the final decision then this will be done but no definite date has yet been fixed.

Your Internal Review:

I am writing to request an internal review of Stoke on Trent City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Asset Management'. Taking into account the ICO case FS50432734

The Commissioner is not persuaded by the council’s arguments that the publication of a final version of the requested information at some future date, which it accepts might be different to the original one due to a number of related events, will engage section 22 of the Act. The reason for this is that although it intends to publish a version of the requested information at some future date,it cannot specify which part or parts will be the same as those which existed at the date of the request. 27. The Commissioner has considered his previous decisions in the cases of the Ministry of Justice FS50121803 and the Insolvency Service FS50435026 where he took the view that section 22 of the Act was not engaged. In the latter cases, it was clear that some or a version of the requested information was destined for future publication. However, as the public authority could not specify which information or the version that would be published, the Commissioner concluded that section 22 could not apply. Accordingly, in this case the Commissioner concludes that section 22 is not engaged in relation to the version of the information held by the council at the time of the request.

If any asset under consideration has already been rejected and will thus not be published cannit be covered by section 22 and should be released.

As there is no fixed date or event deadline for publication should be added to the public interest test in support of publication.

Internal Review Investigation and Findings:

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Following reconsideration of the original response it is considered that the information that you have requested falls under the definition of environmental information, and therefore is subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

This is because it is considered that the nature of the information relates the definitions as described in 2(1) of the Regulations. This includes the definitions at 2(1)(c) "measures (including administrative measures) such as policies, plans, programmes and activities likely to affect the elements and factors of the state of the elements of the environment", and 2(1)(f) "built structures in so much as they are or may be affected by the state of the elements of the environment".

Incorrect Exemption applied

It is considered that the exemption at section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act was applied incorrectly to the original response, as following further clarification regarding the purpose of these reports, it has become clear that they were not produced with an intention to publish them at a future date. The reports were produced to allow the council to assess the Council's current and future asset requirements.

Applicable Exceptions

The Council can confirm that the list you have requested is attached above, however some of the information has been removed as it is excepted under Regulation 12(5)(e) (the confidentiality of commercial or industrial information where such confidentiality is provided by law to protect legitimate economic interest).

Regulation 12(5)(e) applies because it is considered that some information contained within the reports upon release would adversely affect the commercial interests of the council.

Some of the information relates to the names of council buildings where decisions have not been made as to what the council's intentions are in relation to them. Therefore these names have been removed as to release these into the public domain would prejudice the council's commercial interests, by developers being able to land bank and purchase surrounding areas, resulting in the sale prices for council buildings being suppressed as the council would have a limited market for which to sell the land. Additionally the Council undertakes a phased approach to it's property disposal programme in order to ensure a constant release of properties to the market.

It is considered that the public interest in withholding the information is stronger than the public interest in disclosing it. Although the council accepts that openness and transparency is important to the public in order to ensure they are informed about the spending of public money and understanding decisions taken by the Council, it is felt that it is not in the public interest to obstruct the primary objective of the council which is to obtain best value for money and for the public purse.

It is forecasted that the new development will create over three thousand new jobs, as well as providing a significant and sustained boost to the local economy. As the regeneration of the City Centre and Stoke-on-Trent is paramount to the public interest the Council believes that in order to protect this initiative this information must not be disclosed at this time.

To add the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 apply to the information that you have requested. Guidance is available at the following link:
http://www.foi-uk.org/psi reuse.html.

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our internal review procedure.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit their website at www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx.

Yours sincerely,
Information Rights

Information Rights | Customer Access

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The list provide in the attached/linked PDF at bottom

Older Peoples Services, 11 Hartshill Road
Children and Young People, 245 Hartshill Road
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Blurton Children’s Centre (Pembridge Road)
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Bucknall Social Services Office
City Central Library
Civic Centre
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Fenton Manor Pool/Sports Centre
Goodson Buildings, Goodson St, Hanley
Gordon House, 24-26, Kingsway
Hanley Town Hall
Hanley Park
Hanley Local Centre
Heron Cross House
Longton Area Social Services Office
Longton Library
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Mental Health Resource Centre
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Potteries Museum And Art Gallery
Regent Centre
Shelton Day Services
Stoke Housing Advice Centre
Stoke Local Service Centre
Stoke Recreation Centre
Stoke Town Hall
Swann House
Swift House A & B
The Mount (Support Centre)
Trentham Business Centre
Trinity Street - Property Services
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Tunstall Town Hall
Units 7/8 Riverside Office Village
Weston Coyney Resource Centre

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28245584/List%20...

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Update and internal review now available

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Norris,

 

Freedom of Information request SOT17651-ICO Case reference FER0466201

 

Following your recent complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office
regarding your request for information pasted below:

 

“Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that are
under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business District.

 

Please provide for each building:

 

1.    Name and Location of the Building

2.    If Council owned or rented the building

3.    Number of Staff Based in the building

4.    Plans for future of building

5.    Cost of backlog maintenance per building

 

The Council has now reviewed this request and it can confirm that due to
the passage of time and further review work undertaken to determine the
scope of the councils requirements within the Central Business District,
the Council is now happy to provide you with all the requested
information.  Please find this information attached above. 

 

Please note that the information supplied is the information that was held
at the time your request was made and due to on-going modernisation and
continued review of the way the council delivers its services is subject
to change.

 

We trust that this information now fully satisfies your request for
information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Louise Kelly

 

Louise Kelly,  Information Rights Manager

Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team, Corporate Services

City of Stoke on Trent

Floor 2, Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke on Trent ST4 1HH

T: 01782 235965

e: [1][email address]

 

 

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Dear FOI,

That only lists 8 Buildings? previous reports state you are investigating 40

Why have details of only 8 been released?

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

Alan Stead, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Norris,

 

Freedom of Information request SOT16892-ICO Case reference FER0466201
Central Business District

 

Following your recent complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office
regarding your request for information pasted below:

 

“Please provide the list of Council Buildings across the City that are
under consideration to close and relocate to the City Business District.
 
Please provide for each building
 

 1. Name and Location of the Building
 2. If Council owned or rented the building
 3. Number of Staff Based in the building
 4. Plans for future of building
 5. Cost of backlog maintenance per building”.

The Council has now reviewed this request and it can confirm that due to
the passage of time and further review work undertaken to determine the
scope of the councils requirements within the Central Business District,
the Council is now happy to provide you with all the requested
information.  Please find this information attached above. 

 

Please note that the information supplied is the information that was held
at the time your request was made and due to on-going modernisation and
continued review of the way the council delivers its services is subject
to change.

 

You are reminded that this request still falls under the remit of the
Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations in respect of reuse or
publishing of the information.

 

We trust that this information now fully satisfies your request for
information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alan Stead

 

 

For Customer Feedback & Information Rights Team, Corporate Services

City of Stoke on Trent

Floor 2, Civic Centre Glebe Street Stoke on Trent ST4 1HH

e: [1][email address]

 

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4. http://www.stoke.gov.uk/wowawards

Dear Alan Stead,

Thank you, yes it now does fully satisfy the information I original requested.

But as for "You are reminded that this request still falls under the remit of the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations in respect of reuse or
publishing of the information."

You have posted it to http://www.whatdotheyknow.com so is now in public domain?

Yours sincerely,

ian norris

Alan Stead, Stoke on Trent City Council

Hello Mr Norris
I am pleased that the information you have received answers your questions.
In relation your enquiry relating to copyright, for most of the time the Council has no problem with information being released to the general public. There are however certain occasions where we are pleased to allow individuals to have the information to satisfy a particular requirement but do not, at this stage wish it to be released to the public as there may be individuals who will use the information for their own commercial benefit to the detriment of the public interest. This is a view supported, I understand, by the providers of 'Whatdotheyknow'

In this case we cannot use information you may have supplied for another request for this one and it was decided that, as there had already been a delay in you receiving the information we did not want to impose any further delay.

I am sure that, like us, you do not wish there to be any unnecessary expense against public funds so
we would ask that you respect the interests of the Council and not permit the information to be release in such a way as it may enable an individual or organisation to make profit from the information at the Council's expense or to incur additional expenses against the public funds.

Regards

Alan Stead
For FOI Team

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