Bird death post mortems- Victoria park Smethwick

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Dear Animal and Plant Health Agency,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act and the environmental information regulations.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
Could you please supply me with the preliminary, supplementary and final reports concerning recent bird deaths at Victoria Park Smethwick boating lake, West Midlands- approximate nat grid reference SP025879.
These were submitted to the Shrewsbury laboratory around October.
I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

SM-Defra-Enquiries APHA, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Ref: ATIC1594

Dear Mr Carroll

Thank you for your request for information about post mortem results,
which we received on 22 January 2019.  Your request is being considered in
respect to the access to information legislation.

As required by the legislation, we aim to answer your request within 20
working days from the date we received it.  If for any reason we are
unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact the Access to
Information Team at the email address below.

 

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Ref: ATIC1594

 

Dear Mr Carroll,

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 22 January
2019. Please see our response attached.

 

Regards

 

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Dear SM-Defra-Enquiries APHA,

Thank you for your recent response to my freedom of information request ref APHA Ref No. 26-B0088-10-18 - bird deaths at Victoria Park Smethwick West Midlands.
As part of this submission it is stated that some of these birds deaths were " suspicious of botulism as the potential cause of death"- but there is no proof of this from the post mortems. It also stated "WORK IN PROGRESS Intestinal botulinum toxin testing." Can you confirm and release the results of these tests if they have been carried out?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

SM-Defra-Enquiries APHA, Animal and Plant Health Agency

Ref: ATIC1625

Dear Mr Carroll

Thank you for your request for information about toxin testing of birds,
which we received on 19 February 2019.  Your request is being considered
in respect to the access to information legislation.

As required by the legislation, we aim to answer your request within 20
working days from the date we received it.  If for any reason we are
unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the
reasons for this.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact the Access to
Information Team at the email address below.

 

ACCESS TO INFORMATION TEAM

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Ref: ATIC1625
 
Dear Mr Carroll,
 
Thank you for your request for information which we received on 19
February 2019. Please see our response attached.
Regards
 
ACCESS TO INFORMATION TEAM
 
[1][email address]
 
 
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