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Consultation data/responses for "Temporary bus gates in Oxford city centre (COVID-19)"

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,
Please provide the raw data results/responses for the consultation entitled "Temporary bus gates in Oxford city centre (COVID-19)" (found here: https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk...)

I understand the issue with GDPR, so please provide this raw data to the consultation questions without the sensitive information present.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Gonzales

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 17279 EIR

 

Dear Ms Gonzales,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 13 September 2020 in which
you asked for the following information:

 

Please provide the raw data results/responses for the consultation
entitled "Temporary bus gates in Oxford city centre (COVID-19)" (found
here:
[1]https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk...)

 

I understand the issue with GDPR, so please provide this raw data to the
consultation questions without the sensitive information present.

 

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible and in any event within the next 20 working
days in compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations
2004/Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless an exception applies. This
means that the council will respond to you by 09 October 2020 at the
latest.

 

If appropriate, the information requested can be made available in
alternative formats, including other languages, Braille, large print, and
audiocassette. If you require any of these formats then please let me
know.

 

Please contact me if you have any have further enquiries about your
request. I would be grateful if you could quote the reference number given
at the top of this email.

 

Kind regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

Email: [2]E&[email address] and
[3][email address]

 

 

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Save money and paper - do you really need to print this email.

 

 

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FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Ms Gonzales,

 

Please find attached our response to your Environmental Information
Request. 

 

Kind Regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

Joint Commissioning and E&E

Email:  [1][email address] and
[2]FOI-E&[email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Oxfordshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Consultation data/responses for "Temporary bus gates in Oxford city centre (COVID-19)"'.

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Oxfordshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Consultation data/responses for "Oxford Zero Emission Zone: Red Zone Formal Consultation"'.

I thank Mr Martin Kraftl, Senior Transport Planner, for his reply to my FOI request on releasing the consultation data. However, I do not accept the decision to not release the consultation data for public transparency and scrutiny. I wish to resubmit my request and insist more strongly to have this data released into the public domain - now, please.
My reasoning is that Mr Kraftl sets out in his response the "public interest test". The three points under "Arguments in favour of disclosure" clearly outweigh the two points under "Arguments against". The former three points clearly set out the benefits to the public being able to see the data. The latter are clearly but by comparison, very weakly weighted to the council withholding the data - this 'witholding' is tantamount to 'hiding'. The arguments for public disclosure, transparency, accountability are heavily weighted in favour of the general public - the constituents of the councillors and council officers 'witholding' (as it seems so far) the data.

Second, there is the powerful democracy argument. The ZEZ plan, and councillors/officers actions 'behind the scenes', must be fully transparent to the voting, tax-paying public. Businesses, educators, workers, the elderly, the disabled and many more have the democratic right to see their own data collected by the council. Again, witholding' the consultation data is tantamount to 'hiding' it. This data is our data, not yours - the council. It is our population data, and we have the right to see it.

Third, and linked to both points above, the point made that the consultation is in Covid-19 related 'temporary suspension' is irrelevant at this crucial juncture, and would only be relevant if Covid-19 was expected to affect the consultation in the **short-term** only. This is NOT going to be the case. Life has been severely disrupted and will be for quite some time. There are severe social, economic and mental health impacts occuring. Now is the time for us all to be able to see what that consultation produced so far. There is absolutely no reason to withhold - hide - the information. Making huge changes such as ZEZ now require extremely careful and detailed - better - thought. It may require re-thinking entirely. That decision cannot be left to the council 'behind the scenes'. These city changes belong to the public, therefore the public needs to see the data to be able to assess what/how/why/when the current ZEZ plans may need modification **because** of the momentus effects of the Covid situation. Let us look at the data collected so far. Doing so will enable us all to understand what the population sentiments and crucial economic sentiments were up to the pre-Covid point. All life needs re-thinking due to Covid, so this data being made transparent and open to discussion NOW is crucial to know how to proceed and what to modify.

Fourth, there is absolutely no reason not to release the data. Unless council has something to hide. The data is a 'consultation' - a discussion with the public. It is public data. Unless council wants to prevent such democratic discussion. Judging by how Councillor Yvonne Constance has previously ignored council officers' advice on other road closure matters, and by certain councillors' heavy social media output on ZEZ in the early stages, there is much to point to that these consultations have been misused instruments by such councillors pushing their personal vanity projects. This fourth point underlines wide public sentiment of mistrust. So make the data public, rather than 'hide' it.

I therefore repeat my request, with very strong insistence, that council releases the data for full transparency. I am not the only one beginning to demand this data, so do not assume I am just a lone voice in the matter.
Regards, Maria Gonzales

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,

Maria Gonzales

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Ms Gonzales,

 

Please find attached our response to the internal review of your
Environmental Information Request 17279.

 

Kind Regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

Joint Commissioning and E&E

Email:  [1][email address] and
[2]FOI-E&[email address]

 

 

 

This email, including attachments, may contain confidential information.
If you have received it in error, please notify the sender by reply and
delete it immediately. Views expressed by the sender may not be those of
Oxfordshire County Council. Council emails are subject to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. [3]email disclaimer. For information about how
Oxfordshire County Council manages your personal information please see
our [4]Privacy Notice.

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