Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough 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) I am requesting a copy of the report into the investigation of the display at Brunswick Park last year where several people were injured.
The report above states within
"Sandwell Councillor Maria Crompton, whose department oversaw the event, said: “We are thoroughly investigating exactly what happened at Brunswick Park.” "
(ii) It is alleged that several calls were made on the public address system before the fireworks were set off with a delay of 20 minutes. Can you confirm that this was the case, and therefore on whose instruction on the night the firework display was told to commence? Which officer of the council gave the nod to commence the display on the night?
(iii) I am requesting any recorded information that you hold where any officer of the council admitted making a decision to proceed with the display despite the safety concerns.
(iv) Within the report, or separate to it, can you produce any recorded evidence or record of investigation which shows direct evidence that a faulty firework was to blame for this incident, and not your council's organisation of crowd control on the night?
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.
Thank you for contacting Sandwell Council.
Your request has been passed to the relevant service area, who will contact you shortly.
Please quote your reference number INT1-724416520 on all future correspondence.
Corporate Contact Centre
Dear Mr Carroll,
Thank you for your enquiry.
I can advise you that you will receive a response from the relevant service area within twenty working days.
Please quote your reference number 1-724499208 in the subject field on all future correspondence.
Corporate Contact Centre
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