Cecil Rhodes

Currently waiting for a response from Oxford City Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Oxford City Council,

I am making a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please could you confirm the following statements:

1. Provide information on what will be done to the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College in Oxford University after it is removed.
2. Provide information on where it will be removed, if it is to be removed.
3. Provide information on whether or not it will be moved to a museum.
4. Provide information on the steps taken by the council to protect this statue from destruction.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Robertson

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Robertson,
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9267
Thank you for your email below.  Your request was received on 23rd June
2020 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt)
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being
exempt or containing reference to a third party.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented
challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or
people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights
work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be
penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting
their usual approach during this extraordinary period.
Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the
Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when
making information rights requests during the pandemic.
Yours sincerely
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address]
| T: 01865 252007
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