Bathgate WiFi Project

Christopher Watts made this Freedom of Information request to West Lothian Council

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Christopher Watts

Dear West Lothian Council,

I attended a Swindon Borough Council Scrutiny Committee meeting on the 7/2/2011. An agenda item within this meeting concerned a progress report of Digital City (UK) Ltd. Swindon Borough Council is a majority share holder within Digital City (UK) Ltd.

Part of the scrutiny highlighted the failure of Digital City (UK) Ltd to secure the contract to supply WiFi to Bathgate Town Centre.

It was stated at the afore mentioned Scrutiny meeting that West Lothian Council had received vexatious emails/phone calls from a resident/residents of Swindon, Wiltshire and that this formed the basis for West Lothian Council to terminate the Bathgate wifi project and future project that may have been forthcoming.

1. Can you confirm that Swindon Borough Councils assertion that vexatious email/phone calls from a resident/residents of Swindon, Wiltshire is the primary or contributory reason that the project was terminated by West Lothian Council?

2. Is it the case that the project was terminated due to the current funding cuts that all councils are currently working to?

3. Does West Lothian Council take into consideration possible vexatious information from unknown external sources when tendering? or does West Lothian Council trust in its own ability to perform the required due diligence?

4. Can you confirm that Digital City (UK) Ltd is on the West Lothian Council tender list.

Yours faithfully,

Christopher Watts

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08/02/11

Dear Christopher Watts

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (Scotland) Act 2002
ENQUIRY SUBJECT : Bathgate WiFi Project

We acknowledge your request logged on 08/02/11 at 19:13 asking for information about our services.

Your request has now been forwarded to the Action Officer and you should receive a response in 20 working days.



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FAO What Do They Know

09/02/2011

Dear What Do They Know,

Request for Information in terms of the Freedom of Information Act
Enquiry Subject - IT Services
Case. Ref. 101002506021

I acknowledge your request dated 8th February 2011 for information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which was received by us on 8th February 2011.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant service officer, who will provide a response to your request as soon as possible and not later than 20 working days following receipt of your request, that being 8th March 2011. Please allow postal time for receipt of the response. Should the officer require further information from you to enable your request to be processed, you will be contacted directly.

In the event that you have not received a response to your enquiry by 8th March 2011 (allowing time for postage), you have the right to request an internal review relating to the council's handling of your enquiry for information by writing to Gordon Blair, Chief Legal Officer, West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6FF (01506 281695; e-mail: [email address]). You must exercise this right within 60 days of the date your request for information was received.

You may be interested to know that the Council already makes a large amount of information available in many ways. We are required to list the types of information, which are routinely made available in a document called the 'Publication Scheme'. This sets out the types of information which are already available. The aim is to ensure that a significant amount of information is made available without people having to ask for it. You can view the Publication Scheme at any of the council's libraries or offices and it is available on the councils website at www.westlothian.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Bill Hume
West Lothian Council

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Dear LS Palmer,

Request for Information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002

Enquiry Subject: Children's services to assist families in need

Reference: 101002493274

Thank you for your enquiry under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, in which you requested information regarding children's services to
assist families in need.

We have provided a response in the attached letter.

Yours sincerely.

Duncan MacDonald

Information Officer

Social Policy Information Team

West Lothian Council

Eagle Brae

Livingston

EH54 6AG

Tel: 01506 775721

Fax: 01506 775754

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Christopher Watts

Dear MacDonald, Duncan,

I am afraid you have replied to the wrong FOI. My FOI was regarding the Bathgate town Centre WiFi Project, not childrens services.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Watts

MacDonald, Duncan, West Lothian Council

Dear Mr Watts,

First of all thanks for responding to the email indicating you had received it in error. This was due to an administrative error which has now been resolved.

Regards

Duncan MacDonald
Information Officer
Social Policy Information Team
West Lothian Council
Eagle Brae
Livingston
EH54 6AG
 
Tel: 01506 775721
Fax: 01506 775754
E-mail: [email address]
 

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Cotton, Andrew, West Lothian Council

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Hi Christopher,

See attached response

Cheers

Andy

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Christopher Watts

Dear Cotton, Andrew,

Many Thanks for the answers to my FOI.

In answer 2 you refer to an attached letter. I am unable to see the attachment and wonder if perhaps you can send this again.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Watts

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Hi Christopher,

I can download the attachment fine from this page. Perhaps you need to try viewing it in another browser? Alternatively try right clicking on the attachment and select save to disk.

Andy Cotton

West Lothian Council.

Cotton, Andrew, West Lothian Council

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Hi Chris,

See attached letter. Apologies that this failed to appear with the previous response.

Cheers

Andy

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Christopher Watts

Dear Mr Cotton,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the comprehensive and prompt answers to my FOI questions. It is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Watts