Classification of websites by Rother District Council

Ms Anne Thrope made this Freedom of Information request to Rother District Council

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The request was successful.

Ms Anne Thrope

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please forward to me information which Rother District Council (hereafter referred to as RDC) holds on the classification of websites available via http servers on the world wide web.

I request

a) The number and URLs of websites classified by RDC as 'full' (such as http://www.rother.gov.uk )
b) The number and URLs of websites classified by RDC as 'amateurish' (such as http://whatdotheyknow.com )
c) The number and URLs of websites which fall into any other categories which RDC may use.
d) How these classifications are decided upon, and any training manual or procedural documents issued to staff which directs them to use this classification scheme.

Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Anne Thrope

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Thrope
Before I can begin processing your request please supply your full postal address for my records as required by S.8(1)b of the Act.

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Ms Anne Thrope

Dear Lynda Crawford,

Many thanks for your recent communication.

I do regret to inform you however, that you are incorrect in your assertion.

An email address is sufficient for RDC to respond to my request.

Please do so at the earliest opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Anne Thrope

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Thrope

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 2000

Thank you for your request received on 10 July 2008 requesting information
about classification of websites. We are processing your request in
conjunction with the Technology 0 Division and hope to be able to respond
to you within 4 weeks.

If the requested information is supplied, it is probable that this request
will be answered. With reference to the note at the foot of your email,
however, would you please note that the response will be personal to
yourself and that no consent to publish it, for instance on a web site, is
given. Any application for consent to re-use information will be
considered under the Re-use of Public Sector Inforamtion Regulations 2005,
but if consent is given a charge may be made to you.

David Edwards
Interim Solicitor
01424 787840
www.rother.gov.uk

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Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Thrope

I refer to your request and write to advise you that we now have the
necessary information, if you will supply an address for correspondence we
will supply the information, but we would not consent to its being posted
on a website.

for David Edwards
Interim Solicitor
01424 787840
www.rother.gov.uk

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Ms Anne Thrope

Dear Lynda Crawford,

I note your communication of 23 July 2008.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Anne Thrope

Lynda Crawford, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Thrope

I refer to your request received on 10 July 2008 about classification of
websites.

It has not been established that an e-mail address is an "address for
correspondence" for the purposes of section 8 (1)(b). I am awaiting
guidance from the Information Commissioner.

In the meanwhile, I am concerned that treating such requests as invalid is
creating a false impression about this Council, and there is no point in
withholding information that is easily supplied without placing
significant burdens on the Council, so we will comply with this request on
a voluntary, without prejudice, basis.

The Technology Department has advised that they do not currently undertake
any classification of any websites whatsoever.

You may use our internal complaints procedure if you are dissatisfied. If
you are still dissatisfied you may appeal to the Information
Commissioner. Please contact Anne Bruin, Team Leader - Customer Services,
if you wish to complain.

Yours sincerely
David Edwards
Interim Solicitor
01424 787840

ear Sir or Madam,

Please forward to me information which Rother District Council
(hereafter referred to as RDC) holds on the classification of
websites available via http servers on the world wide web.

I request

a) The number and URLs of websites classified by RDC as 'full'
(such as [1]http://www.rother.gov.uk ) b) The number and URLs of
websites classified by RDC as 'amateurish' (such as
[2]http://whatdotheyknow.com ) c) The number and URLs of websites
which fall into any other categories which RDC may use. d) How
these classifications are decided upon, and any training manual or
procedural documents issued to staff which directs them to use this
classification scheme.

Thank you for your time.

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References

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1. http://www.rother.gov.uk/
2. http://whatdotheyknow.com/