Bunker at BBC Wood Norton PHOTOS AND VIDEO PLEASE

Matthew Williams made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

My FOIA request is that I would like to ask are there any photos or film or video of the Bunker at BBC Wood Norton either in a used or unused state. I do not require to know what they status of the site is, simply if there are some materials which could be supplied to abate the public curiosity for a site they paid for with their taxpayers money.

As a side note, I see that the BBC has in the past sought exemption from any types of disclosure, even to say if the site is active or not. This would not seem to hold water for me as sites such as GCHQ have had photos and video released, so has the command and control bunker at RAF Nortold in London which are all active facilities, so it really is time to start being more open and let the public see some pictures and video. We dont need maps or things like plans of the site, simple some photos and video or film. This cannot undermine the security of the site in the same way that it did not do so for GCHQ or Northolt so I fully expect this "National Security" nonsense not to be invoked in this more open day and age, with all due respect.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Williams

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Williams,

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 21 December 2019. We
will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest
within 20 working days.

 

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the below
address.

 

The reference number for your requests is RFI20192072.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

 

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Matthew Williams,

                                            

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20192072.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Bunker at BBC Wood Norton PHOTOS AND VIDEO PLEASE'.

The BBC has stated in its last letter that a search would require more than 2 days to complete manually. I am sure when documentaries are being made a simple elctronic search of all the BBCs material takes only seconds to complete and no manual search would be required as all records by this day and age would have been computersied. If this is not the case can you please inform me why the information I am seeking would not be part of your normal database system.

Alternatively if no photos or videos can be found by the BBC can a time and date be given whereby the bunker can be examined and photos and videos be taken at my own expense, whereupon I would share my footage for your own records., if such a gap exists in the BBC holding photos and video of this site. This would get around the BBCs inability to conduct the search.

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

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Williams

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Williams

 

I refer to your request for an internal review of the BBC’s decision in
regards to your FOIA request (RFI20192072 / IR202001).

 

Please see attached the BBC’s internal review decision.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your help in this matter. Thank you also for confirming that the search was conducted and no information re videos/photos was found. I will now followe up with a separate FOIA request asking that I be allowed to view the site to take photos/video.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Williams