Cafe, Norfolk Gardens, Littlehampton

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Dear Arun District Council,
Please provide me with all correspondence between Cllrs, officers and prospective operators regarding the reletting of the cafe in Norfolk Gardens following the withdrawal of Tivoli from the contract and the award of a new lease to the current operator. I'm shocked to hear a senior member of civic society in Littlehampton alleging corruption, something I've never witnessed with Arun before. Hopefully the release of all correspondence in relation to this matter may put this issue to rest, including a clear explanation of the process followed ensuring fairness and transparency to all prospective operators.

Yours faithfully,

Derrick Chester

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Following a phone call Inquiry I should emphasise that I mean 'civic society' in the wider sense NOT Littlehampton Civic Sociey as an organisation.

Infomanagement, Arun District Council

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Dear Mr Chester

 

RE: FOI Nov20_66 – as attached.

 

Unfortunately, the Information Management Team is still working upon your
request and are unable to send a response before your deadline of 30
December 2020. However, please be assured that we will respond at the
earliest opportunity.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Management Team

Arun District Council

 

 

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Dear Infomanagement,

Please could I have an update on when I will receive a full reply to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Derrick Chester

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Dear Mr Chester

 

Thank you for your Information Request received on 29 November 2020. We
sincerely apologise for the long delay.

 

REQUEST:

 

Please provide me with all correspondence between Cllrs, officers and
prospective operators  regarding the reletting of the cafe in Norfolk
Gardens following the withdrawal of Tivoli from the contract and the award
of a new lease to the current operator.

 

I'm shocked to hear a senior member of civic society in Littlehampton
alleging corruption, something I've never witnessed with Arun before.

 

Hopefully the release of all correspondence in relation to this matter may
put this issue to rest, including a clear explanation of the process
followed ensuring fairness and transparency to all prospective operators.

 

 

RESPONSE:

 

Please be advised of the following three exemptions for some of the
information that you have requested:

 

1.Please be advised that some of the information requested is considered
to be legally privileged and therefore is being withheld under Section 42
of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council has considered the public interest but has concluded that the
public interest in favour of maintaining the exemption outweighs the
public interest in disclosure.  This is because the disclosure of the
requested information would affect the confidentiality of communications
between lawyers and clients: which is a fundamental principle of English
law.

 

2. The Council considers that part of the information you have requested
is considered to be third party personal data for the purposes of section
40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the release of which would
constitute a breach of the data protection principles. 

 

 

3. Financial information to Arun District Council is considered to be
commercially sensitive and cannot therefore be disclosed by virtue of
Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In considering this qualified exemption, the Council has considered the
weight of public interest in favour of ensuring transparency and
accountability but has concluded that the public interest is better served
by withholding the information.

 

 

 

However, please be advised that you will receive a further email, with
instructions on how to access documents that Arun District Council can
provide = You will note that certain information has been redacted within
the documents.  This information is considered to be third party personal
data and has therefore been redacted in accordance with the General Data
Protection Regulation.

 

 

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can write asking for a review of the Council’s response,
within the next two months, to the Information Management Team at: Arun
District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West
Sussex, BN17 5LF (email [1][Arun District Council request email]).

 

If, having exhausted our review procedure, you remain dissatisfied with
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123 1113; website [2]www.ico.org.uk).  There is no charge for making an
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management Team

Arun District Council

 

 

 

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