Community Speedwatch - decision to charge groups taking part.

Richard Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Essex County Council

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Dear Essex County Council,

Essex Police have recently announced that all groups wishing to take part in Community Speedwatch in Essex will have to pay an annual fee.

As Essex County Council appear to the be leading member of the Essex Casualty Reduction Board, I would like to request all internal reports and or discussions regarding this decision. This includes, but is not limited to, discussions regarding the decision to implement charges and the level of charging.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Scott

Dear Essex County Council,

Could you please confirm that this request has been received - I have not had any acknowledgement.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Scott

Elaine Appleby HT Snr Rd Safety Officer (Comms & Bus. Liaison), Essex County Council

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by Essex
County Council on 4^th January 2011.

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Your request is covered by the Freedom of Information Act under which we
must respond within 20 working days - 31^st January 2011.

Kind regards,

Miss Elaine Appleby

Senior Road Safety Officer

SCWG Communications and Business Liaison

Essex County Council | telephone: 01245 437004

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Elaine Appleby, Essex County Council

31st January 2011 Dear Mr Scott,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received
by Essex County Council on the 4th January 2011.

Your request is covered by the Freedom of Information Act, under
which we must respond within 20 working days. Your request was…

Essex Police have recently announced that all groups wishing to
take part in Community Speedwatch in Essex will have to pay an
annual fee.

As Essex County Council appears to be the leading member of the
Essex Casualty Reduction Board, I would like to request all
internal reports and or discussions regarding this decision. This
includes, but is not limited to, discussions regarding the decision
to implement charges and the level of charging.

In accordance with Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) the information you have requested is not held by Essex
County Council so I am not able to provide it to you.

The Essex Casualty Reduction Board has not actively been involved
in any discussions regarding Essex Police’s decision to implement
charges or an annual fee in relation to the Community Speedwatch
Scheme.

The Essex Casualty Reduction Board supports the Essex Police in
this activity – there is information regularly published on the
ECRB website (www.drivingcasualtiesdown.org) regarding the
developments of the scheme. (Direct link to page- The Essex
Casualty Reduction Board - Enforcement - Community Speed Watch)

You may wish to contact the Casualty Reduction Manager for Essex
Police, Adam Pipe as I understand he is involved in managing the
Community Speed Watch Scheme.

His contact details are: Mr Adam Pipe Email:
[email address] Telephone: 01245 240600

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Yours sincerely, Miss E. Appleby Senior Road Safety Officer SCWG
Communications and Business Liaison Email:
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