Dear Portsmouth City Council,

Please can you confirm under the Freedom of Information Act, a list of the products used by the council or your contractor for controlling weeds in parks and public pavements in Portsmouth since July 2014.

The specific information requested should be a list of all the products including the brand, supplier and date. This is in order to conduct research on carcinogens used within the ingredients of the products used by the council or procured by the contractor.

Not under Freedom of Information
What is the council's policy on the use of lindane and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in areas in or near where children can play in Portsmouth?

Yours faithfully,

Sameen Farouk

FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

Telephone:    023 9268 8482

 

                                                                                   

Reference: FOI20150677

 

Dear Sameen Farouk

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 29/06/2015.

 

Your request is being considered and, subject to the points made below,
you will receive the information requested as promptly as possible within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

If we need to obtain more information from you in order to understand what
information you require, we will contact you. If this is the case, the 20
day time limit will not commence until your request has been clarified.

The Act defines a number of exemptions that may prevent release of certain
information.  The City Council will consider whether any of these
exemptions apply and, where required by the Act, whether it is in the
public interest to release the information.  If we have to make a public
interest test, the 20 day time limit might be extended. We will inform you
if the time scale has to be extended and if any information is withheld
and of your rights of appeal.

 

The City Council would like to make you aware that disclosure of
information obtained through FOIA is a disclosure into the public domain.

 

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form in which we hold it.  If you require alternative formats, e.g. audio,
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provide it if reasonably practicable to do so. If your request is a
question and we do not hold the answer in recorded form we will try and
provide an answer where we are able unless it requires the creation of new
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e-mail [email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Magri

Corporate Information Governance Officer.

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

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FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance
Customer, Community and Democratic Service
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482
 
Our Ref: FOI2010677
 
Dear Sameen
 
Further to our acknowledgement of your request, we need some clarification
from you so that we can provide you with an appropriate response.
 
In your request you have asked for a date. Please can you advise if you
are seeking the date of the last application or when the contractor began
using this product?
 
Please e-mail your response to us at [1][email address]  or
alternatively, if you wish to telephone the office to talk through your
requirements, please feel free to call us on the number above.
 
The normal time limit for responding to a request for information, under
the Freedom of Information Act is 20 working days from the day after it is
received. However, in accordance with section 10(6)(b) of the Act, the
20-day period will begin when we receive the clarification we need to be
able to identify and locate the information you have asked for.
 
You should be aware that if we do not receive clarification within 30 days
your request for information will be closed.
 
We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dear Helen

The date should be the use-by date of the product if available. It may be easier to just provide the manufacturer's product code

Yours sincerely,

sameen

FoI (ITS), Portsmouth City Council

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Customer, Community and Democratic Services
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone: 023 9268 8482
Fax: 023 9284 1327

Reference: FOI/2015/677

Dear Mr Sameen Farouk

INFORMATION REQUEST - Weed Control

Thank you for your request for information received on Monday 29 June
2015, which was considered under the Freedom of Information Act.

In accordance with the Act, Portsmouth City council confirms that it holds
the information.

Your request

Please can you confirm under the Freedom of Information Act, a list of the
products used by the council or your contractor for controlling weeds in
parks and public pavements in Portsmouth since July 2014.

 

The specific information requested should be a list of  all the products
including the brand, supplier and date. This is in order to conduct
research on carcinogens used within the ingredients of the products used
by the council or procured by the contractor.

 

Not under Freedom of Information

What is the council's policy on the use of lindane and
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in areas in or near where children can play
in Portsmouth?

Our response

Products used:

Product name Manufacturer
Greenor selective herbicide Dow Agrosciences Ltd
Gallup Biograde amenity herbicide Barclay Chemicals Manufacturing Ltd
Roundup Pro bioactive map no Monsanto
15539
Amenity Glyphosate 360 Monsanto
Proliance Quatro Syngenta
Rosate Albough

Please see the information you have requested shown above and attached. I
am afraid the dates that you have requested have not been recorded, so we
have been unable to provide this information.

2-4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Lindane are not used as they were
withdrawn from use many years ago by legislation / manufacturers.

Under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI
2005/1515) the supplied information may not be re-used without obtaining
the permission of Portsmouth City Council.

Portsmouth City Council in complying with their statutory duty under
sections 1 and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act to release the
enclosed information, will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents
Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright holder of the enclosed
information will continue to be protected by the law. If you wish to use
this information, you may require approval or licence from the copyright
holder.

You have the right to appeal against this decision or to complain about
our treatment of your request. If you wish to do so, please set out in
writing your grounds of complaint and send to the Corporate Information
Governance Officer at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall
Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482, e-mail
[2][email address].

Should you be dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaints decision you
may wish to follow the Portsmouth City Council’s Compliments and
Complaints procedure which can be found on the Portsmouth City Council
website or by contacting the Civic Offices.

Once these processes have been exhausted you have a further right of
appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0303 123 1113
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Helen Magri
Corporate Information Governance Officers.

Safeguarding - it's everyone's business
Visit [4]PSCB or [5]PSAB for more details and how to report a concern.

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Dear FoI (ITS),

thank you for this and to your officers. this is superb

Yours sincerely,

sameen

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