Dear Birmingham City Council,
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.
I would like to request the following information with reference to the recent Birmingham Mail article.
(i)Please disclose if any Birmingham City Council staff have remit to or have been given permission to lower water levels in Brookvale Park, either on an ad hoc basis or within the last year. Which officer of the council grants such permission?
(ii)Please disclose if any individual, club or organisation have remit to or have been given permission to lower water levels in Brookvale Park, either on an ad hoc basis or within the last year.
(iii) To the City council's knowledge, has any external authority have remit to lower the water levels at Brookvale park and may have done so within the last year?
(iv) Please disclose internal emails between Council officers within Parks/Highways/drainage and any other organisations in connection with the recently reported bird deaths at this site, and also the lowered water levels at the lake. I include in this any discussions to raise the water levels at the lake to prevent further deaths.
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.