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Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please provide me with;
1. Details of the total cost of security to facilitate the works that began on Monday 25th September on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common.
2a. The total number of a) Parks Police staff hours and b) Additional Security Personal staff hours to facilitate the works that began on Monday 25th September on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common.
2b. Details of any external security contractors used to facilitate the works that began on Monday 25th September on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common, including if they are a) registered with the SIA and b) pay the London Living Wage

3. Details (and copies) of any written correspondence between Cllr Jonathan Cook and a) Paul Chadwick, b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services department, and c) senior staff within the Parks Police department around the plans for additional security to facilitate works on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common from 1st May 2017 until the current date.
4. Details (and minutes) of any meetings held between Cllr Jonathan Cook and a) Paul Chadwick, b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services department, and c) senior staff within the Parks Police department around the plans for additional security to facilitate works on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common from 1st January 2017 until the current date.
5. Details (and copies) of any written briefing produced for Cllr Jonathan Cook or other members of the Council Cabinet by a) Paul Chadwick, b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services department, and c) senior staff within the Parks Police department around the plans for additional security to facilitate works on Chesnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common from 1st January 2017 until the current date.

Yours faithfully,

Tom in Balham

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Dear Requestor,

 

Following review of your request for information – a copy of which is
noted below for ease of reference - please provide your full name to allow
us to complete processing your request under the relevant regime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI & DPA Team

Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council

[1][Wandsworth Borough Council request email] 

[2]www.richmond.gov.uk / [3]www.wandsworth.gov.uk

 

 

Dear Freedom Of Information,

In response to your request.

MR TK BAKER

Yours sincerely,

Tom in Balham

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Request for Information - 2017/15659 - Tree Felling - Tooting Common -
Security Provision

Thank you for your request for information received on 28/09/2017.

This will be processed in accordance with the appropriate access to
information regime.

Regards

FOI and DPA Officer
[1][Wandsworth Borough Council request email]

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

I note that today marks 20 working days since I submitted the above request, and therefore hope that I will receive an update from you on this request.

Yours sincerely,

Tom in Balham

Dear Freedom Of Information,

I note that my request has still not been responded to or an acknowledgment of the delay. Could I ask you provide me with an update on what has delayed you in responding within the 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Tom in Balham

Dear Freedom Of Information,

I note that my request has still not been responded to or an acknowledgment of the delay, nor has my request for an update on the progress of my request.

I note that some information relating to the request has already been made public in response to other Freedom of Information requests to the Heritage Lottery Fund (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...) and questions asked by members of the Council (http://becandbalhamlabour.org/2017/10/22...).

Could I ask you again to provide me with an update on what has delayed you in responding within the 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Tom in Balham

Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Wandsworth Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Chesnut Avenue - Security Provision'.

My request was submitted on 28 September 2017 so by law I ought to have received a response by 26th October 2017 (within 20 working days).

It is now 16th November and I have received no response. I have sent several messages to ask why there has been a delay and when (if) the information will be provided but have not had the courtesy of a response to these messages either.

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

Yours faithfully,

Tom in Balham

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

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Request for Information - 2017/15659, 2017/15660, 2017/15661 - Tree
Felling - Tooting Common

 

I refer to your requests for information received on 28/09/2017. Please
accept our apologies for the delay. Please see the information below in
response to your requests: -

 

 1. Details of the total cost of security to facilitate the works that
began on Monday 25th September on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec
Common (Fencing, Parks and Events Police, security contractor)  -
£21,377

 

 2. a. The total number of a) Parks Police staff hours. 489

                                                     and b) Additional
Security Personal staff hours to facilitate the works that began on Monday
25th September on Chestnut   

   Avenue on Tooting Bec Common. 288

b. Details of any external security contractors used to facilitate the
works that began on Monday 25th September on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting
Bec    

    Common, including if they are Castle Support Services, Luton

                                                                             i.       
registered with the SIA   Yes   and

                                                                             ii.     
pay the London Living Wage   Not Known

 

 3. Details (and copies) of any written correspondence between Cllr
Jonathan Cook and

a) Paul Chadwick,

b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services
department, and

c) senior staff within the Parks Police department around the plans for
additional security to facilitate works on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec
Common from 1st May 2017 until the current date.

d) senior staff within the Communications department around the plans for
communication on the works on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common from
1st May 2017 until the current date

a.    Please see attached in ‘Correspondence with Paul Chadwick…’.

b.    Please see attached in ‘Correspondence with Paul Chadwick…’ and
‘Correspondence with Senior…’

c.    None

d.    Please see attached in ‘Correspondence with Senior…’

  

4.    Details (and copies) of any written briefing produced for Cllr
Jonathan Cook or other members of the Council Cabinet by a) Paul Chadwick,
b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services
department, and c) senior staff within the Parks Police department around
the plans for additional security to facilitate works on Chestnut Avenue
on Tooting Bec Common from 1st January 2017 until the current date.

 

None

 

5.    Details of the total cost of communication activities (leaflets,
distribution, social media, etc) to residents linked to the works that
began on Monday 25th September on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common.
  

The total cost of designing, printing and distributing leaflets and also
producing large on-site posters totalled £2,408.47p

 

6.    Details of the roads where the newsletter informing local residents
of the work that was distributed around Monday 25th September Map as
attached

 

7.    Details (and minutes) of any meetings between Cllr Jonathan Cook and

a) Paul Chadwick,

b) other senior officers within the Environment and Community Services
department, and

c) senior staff within the Communications department around the plans for
communication on the works on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec Common from
1st May 2017 until the current date.

d) senior staff within the Parks Police department around the plans for
additional security to facilitate works on Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Bec
Common from 1st January 2017 until the current date.

a)-c) Please find attached in ‘Meeting Minutes’

d) None

 

8.    Details of any inspections on the health of trees commissioned by
staff in the Environment and Community Services on a) Tooting Bec Common
and b) Wandsworth Common in the last 24 months.

Both commons are divided into areas for tree inspections

 

TOOTING COMMON

 

In the last 24 months the following areas of the common have been subject
to the customary health and safety checks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13,
14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 21. Areas 7, 8, 12 and 16 are scheduled for
inspection in the next 12 months.  This therefore means that  some three
quarters of the trees on the common were inspected in the two-year period
mentioned. The total number of records held for this common is 3,843, so
some 2,900 trees (rounded estimate) will have been inspected over the two-
year period.

 

WANDSWORTH COMMON

 

In the last 24 months the following areas of this common have been looked
at: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 .  Areas 6 ,7, 8
and 9 will be seen in the next 12 months. This again equates to some three
quarters of the trees on the common having been inspected in the two-year
period mentioned.  The total number of tree records held for this common
is 3,544, so three quarters would equate to some 2,600 trees (rounded
estimate) having been inspected over the 2 years .

 

9.    Details (and copies) of any written correspondence between Cllr
Jonathan Cook and other senior officers within the Environment and
Community Services department regarding the health of trees on     

i) Tooting Bec Common and

Please see attached in ‘Correspondence with Senior…’

ii) Wandsworth Common in the last 24 months.

None

 

You will note that the names and contact details of Wandsworth Council
staff below the Head of Service level of seniority and other third parties
have been redacted. This is because we consider this information to be
their personal data and further consider that disclosure would result in a
breach of the first data protection principle. Therefore, this information
is being withheld under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team will be able to assist
you.

 

Please note, all material provided by Wandsworth Council in response to
your request for information is for your personal, non-commercial use.
Wandsworth Council reserves all rights in the copyright of the information
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information commercially may require consent. Please forward any requests
for re-use of information to the FOI officer.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided in relation to your
request you may make representations to the Chief Executive. 
Correspondence should be addressed to: 

 

Room 149, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

 

Regards

 

 

Liam Cooper
FOI & DPA Officer
Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council

020 8871 8800
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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for your response to my request. Can you please explain to me why the request was so significantly delayed.

I also note that the map that I requested providing Details of the roads where the newsletter informing local residents of the work that was distributed on Monday 25th September was not attached. I look forward to you providing this in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Tom in Balham

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Dear requestor,

I acknowledge receipt of your internal review. Apologies for the delay in
this acknowledgement.

Your review is being conducted by a senior officer not involved with the
original response.

We will aim to provide you with the outcome of the review within 20
working days of your request for an internal review.

Your sincerely,

Liam Cooper
FOI & DPA Officer
Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council
020 8871 8800
+ [1][email address]
[2]www.richmond.gov.uk / [3]www.wandsworth.gov.uk

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Chris Warner,

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Dear Sir

 

I was asked to carry out a review of the response you received to your
request.

 

I attach my review letter.

 

Regards.

 

Mr Chris Warner

Assistant Head of Law 

Litigation, Housing & Planning Team

South London Legal Partnership

Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY

DX 161030 Morden 3

 

Direct: 020 8545 3470

[mobile number]

Fax: 020 8545 3244

 

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