Charging for environmental information

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Dear Bristol City Council,

The Environmental Information Regulations allows public authorities to make charges under certain circumstances for the release of environmental information. The city council has implemented a new charging regime for requests handled by its environmental records centre from 2013 onwards, citing reduced funding from external bodies as a reason for this.

Please could you release, under the Freedom of Information Act, in electronic form via this WhatDoTheyKnow request, any recorded information which you hold relating the charging regime.

Information of interest includes the following:
a) emails or correspondence (internal or external) discussing the charging regime
b) minutes of any meetings at which the charging regime was discussed
c) any proposals relating to the charging regime, whether adopted or not
d) any opinions or advice sought or obtained relating to the charging regime, including any opinions or advice on whether proposals comply with the EIRs
e) any information relating to stakeholder consultation on the charging regime, including the consultation material itself and any responses

Please include any other information of a similar nature not covered by the categories above which has a bearing on decisions in this area and facilitates public scrutiny of those decisions.

It may be that the 2013 regime was implemented in stages. Please could you therefore include any information from the period 2009 to the present, relating to any charging regime(s) used and any changes made to them during that period, not just the current 2013 regime and the changes directly leading to that.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Thank you for your request for information. You should expect to receive a response within the 20 working day limit.

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please could you let me have an update on progress with responding to this request? I believe that we have now reached the 20-day limit.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Davis

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Ms Davis
 
We apologise for the delay in responding.
 
This has proved to be a very onerous task, as you will see when you
receive the substantive response. We anticipate being in a position to
send the substantive response by the end of the week.
 
On behalf of
Liam Nevin
Service Director - Legal Services

>>> Susan Davis <[FOI #163457 email]> 29/06/2013
09:41 >>>
Dear Freedom of Information,

Please could you let me have an update on progress with responding to this
request? I believe that we have now reached the 20-day limit.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Davis

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Tim Corner,

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Dear Susan

Please find attached the  first email of 7 with the  BRERC response to the
FOI JG3.1191. 

Attached is the covering letter with associated pdf and a zipped file of
documents.  Note there are a further 6 emails to follow with zipped
documents.  None of the zipped files have documents in any order, they
have been zipped this way in order to reduce the file sizes.

The other emails will probably follow tomorrow

Regards
Tim Corner

--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

1 Attachment

Part two of BRERC response
Regards
Tim Corner

--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

1 Attachment

This is part 3

I misnamed the email with part 2 as being BRERC FOI JG3.191
--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

1 Attachment

part 4
--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

1 Attachment

part 5
--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

2 Attachments

part 0 and part 6
--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Tim Corner,

1 Attachment

Part 7 which is the the final email in this response

Regards
Tim Corner
--
Tim Corner
BRERC Manager and a founding Director of Association of Local
Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC)
Third Floor
Bristol Central Library
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TL

Telephone: 0117 9349833
[1]www.brerc.org.uk

[2]www.alerc.org.uk

Dragonfly Book and Recorder Names

Following the success of the ‘Moths of the Bristol Region’, ‘Butterflies
of the Bristol Region’ and the ‘Flora of the Bristol Region’, work on the
‘Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region’ is well underway and
will soon be ready to publish.

We intend to publish the names of recorders whose records have contributed
to the book. If you have previously recorded dragonflies for BRERC, and
you DO NOT WISH to have your name published please let BRERC know as soon
as possible. Similarly, if you are a family member or close friend of a
recorder who is unable to inform BRERC, yet you suspect may not wish to
have their name published, please let us know as soon as possible.

Records provided to BRERC are deemed to be made available for BRERC to use
in accordance with its role as a Local Records Centre. As such records may
be distributed by BRERC to third parties, in a variety of formats and
media, such as through the National Biodiversity Network Gateway and other
websites. Personal information is not supplied by BRERC to data enquirers
and names are blanked out on copies of records and reports sent to them.
Names and addresses may also be used by BRERC when mailing newsletters,
recording forms, invitations to meetings and other information or
publicity material. More details of BRERC policies can be found on
[3]www.brerc.org.uk

Flora of the Bristol Region (2000) - Foreword by David Bellamy (£10.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Butterflies of the Bristol Region (2003) - Foreword by Bill Oddie (£5.00
plus £3.00 P&P)
Moths of the Bristol Region (2008) - Foreword by Nick Baker (£20.00 plus
£4.40 P&P)
Introduction to Hoverflies of the Bristol Region (2011) Compilers: Lee K
and Purslow R (£5 inc P&P)
Details at: [4]http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

BRERC is administered and supported by Bristol City Museum & Art Galleries
and receives funding and support from the Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath &
North-East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire
Council, English Nature and the Environment Agency

References

Visible links
1. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
2. http://www.alerc.org.uk/
3. http://www.brerc.org.uk/
4. http://www.brerc.org.uk/services/publica...

Dear Bristol City Council,

Thank you very much for the information provided. I have marked the request as fully successful on the WhatDoTheyKnow website and can confirm that you can also mark it as complete in your records.

If, after reading and digesting all of the material, I have any queries relating to any of it, I will be in touch separately.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Davis

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