Communications with Miriam Delogue, Simon Green aka Bearpit CIC/Bearpit Traders

Waiting for an internal review by Bristol City Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Bristol City Council,

Please forward all contracts, official communications and payments between BCC and Miriam Delogue (bearpit social), Simon Green (bearittos) and Bearpit CIC.

Please do not forward any privileged communications such as tendering negotiations but do include all data that is covered

Yours faithfully,

Richard Carey

No Reply @ Bristol, Bristol City Council

Dear Richard Carey 
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Request has been received on : 08/07/2019. 
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"No Reply @ Bristol" <noreply@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Carey
Thank you for submitting your Public Information Request dated 08/07/2019. Your unique reference for this case is CRN00235133 , please use should you need to get in touch with us in the future. 
The details of the case raised are as follows

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 08/07/2019

Your request number is CRN00235133

Our reply to your request is:  

 
 
 
Bristol City Council may hold information that falls within your
request, however we consider that the cost of complying with your
request would exceed the limit provided under the FOI Act. We are
therefore refusing your request on the following grounds:
 
Section 12 – Exceeds cost limit
 
Under section 12 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to comply with a
request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold
the information, locating and retrieving it and extracting it from
other information would exceed the appropriate limit (currently £450
for Bristol City Council). This is calculated at £25 per hour for
every hour spent on the activities described and is the equivalent of
18 hours or approximately three working days.
 
The council has liaised with Miriam Delogu, Simon Green, Bearittos,
Bearpit Social and Bearpit CIC over the last 6 to 7 years and
correspondence with these companies, including with Miriam Delogu and
Simon Green, is not held centrally. We would need to search at least
4 officials’ email accounts to locate any information that may fall
within scope of your request. One member of the Strategic City
Transport team carried out a preliminary search on “Delogu” and found
approximately 1,200 emails which would only relate to one part of
your request. We estimate that it would take 2 minutes to review each
email to consider whether it falls within scope of your request and
to identify duplicate email chains. The time required to collate the
information would therefore be more than the 18 hours threshold
(1,200 emails x 2 mins = 40 hours or more than 5 working days). In
order to fully comply with your request we would need to conduct
similar searches on the other officials’ email accounts and run
further searches on Simon Green, Bearritos and Bearpit CIC.
 
As we estimate it would take well over the 18 hour limit provided in
the FOI Act to identify, retrieve and extract the information
requested, we consider that section 12 applies and are refusing your
request.
 
Narrowing your request
 
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or compile some of the requested information before refusing a
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and limiting the type of information or focusing on the information
that is most important to you.
 
Please note that any refined request we receive will be treated as a
fresh request and we cannot guarantee that any relevant exemptions
under the FOI Act will not apply to a revised request.
 

 
 

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Dear Bristol City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Communications with Miriam Delogue, Simon Green aka Bearpit CIC/Bearpit Traders'.

You have searched a surname that has given 1200 results, yet a full name has not been searched. If I searched my surname online I would have millions of results, especially of the Mariah kind. If I searched my full name these results would be a lot lower.

Please investigate and let me know who the four officials are who have had comms with the traders, why the search is being taken over by transport rather than commercial relations, why transport has searched a random last name and then refused to fulfil their legal obligations, why many other similar requests have been fulfilled no problem, and finally who in transport has put this obstacle in the way and if head of transport authorised it.

Failure to answer all questions will result in a referral to the Information Commissioners office.

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,

Richard Carey

Dear Bristol City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bristol City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Communications with Miriam Delogue, Simon Green aka Bearpit CIC/Bearpit Traders'.

We are now into 2020, I will forward this to the ICO if no reply is received by the end of the week (14th Jan)

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,

Richard Carey