Contracts for and cost of road markings in Barnet

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JULIAN SILVERMAN

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

A disabled neighbour of ours was told he had a right to a disabled parking sign and road marking, but that there was insufficient money [some £1250 I think] for this to be done[!]. This misinformation was corrected but not before he died. A similar story came up today re excessive costs and delays [for a restricted parking sign].

Could you kindly send me 1] a price tarrif for all such markings and signs 2] relevant details of the firm or firms who deliver this service [or is it in-house?] 3] relevant details concerning the terms of their contract, if such contracts exist?

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Julian Silverman

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

It is now 22nd July. As I understand it, assuming that you saw my request you should reply by the end of today or you are breaking the law.

I do need an answer today.

Yours faithfully,

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Sunderland, Cory, Barnet Borough Council

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Dear Mr Silverman,

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the information you requested enclosed. If you have any
queries concerning the information please contact me at the supplied
address.

Attached contract extracts covering Road Marking Specification.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the FOI Officer at: The
London Borough of Barnet, , ([1]email [Barnet Borough Council request
email]).

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Yours Sincerely

Cory Sunderland

Performance & Monitoring Support Officer

Environment, Planning and Regeneration

Borough of Barnet, ,

Tel: 020 8359 3014

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JULIAN SILVERMAN

Dear Sunderland, Cory,

I repeat my request sent to you on June 23rd. Will you please read it, or if you can't, will you now get someone who is willing and able to read and provide answers to the question?

I am sorry if I did not make my intentions clear. Let me be quite prrecise: as a council-tax payer and responsible citizen, I am not so much concerned with the precise terms of each individual contract as with the general danger of our funding profiteers and crooks.

What citizens need to know is 1] how much we have to pay for these signs and markings 2] who is getting these juicy contracts 3] whether there are any properly drawn up contracts at all and if so, are they audited so that we can check that contractors are doing the job we need at a reasonable price

Yours sincerely,

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Are you intending to reply? Is this information known? Is it accessible? Is there a reason for the delay in getting this information into the open?

Please respond,

Yours faithfully,

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Sunderland, Cory, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr Silverman,

I am currently actioning you're request and will have a response for you
by the 26th August 2011.

The reason for the delay is that when sending contracts to residents
there are exemptions involved, under the Environment Information
Regulations, particularly around commercially sensitive information and
I am currently looking at the exemptions and redacting information where
appropriate.

There are properly drawn up contracts and the contracts are with Volker
Highways and Eurovia (formerly Ringways).

I apologise for the delay.

Regards

Cory Sunderland

Performance & Monitoring Support Officer

Environment, Planning and Regeneration

London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road
South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 3014

Barnet Online: www.barnet.gov.uk

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Dear Sunderland, Cory,

You promised a reply by 26th August. You said that you had the relevant material but that you were busy cutting out the items that you didn't want the public to know and that this would take some considerable time. I appreciate this, but it is now 27th and we have had no reply.

As I understand it an internal review is already taking place. How is it progressing? Have you now decided not to comply any further with this FOI request? i.e. Is it your policy to continue with the delay or permanently to withhold the requested information? On what grounds?

Yours sincerely,

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Sunderland, Cory, Barnet Borough Council

Apologies Mr Silverman,

I will be forwarding the information early this week.

It unfortunately took longer than previously expected.

Regards

Cory Sunderland

Performance & Monitoring Support Officer

Environment, Planning and Regeneration

London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road
South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 3014

Barnet Online: www.barnet.gov.uk

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Dear Sunderland, Cory,

Why?

Please explain the reason for the delay

Yours sincerely,

JULIAN SILVERMAN

Freedom of Information Act, Barnet Borough Council

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Dear Julian Silverman,

The council has completed its internal review of the handling of your
request and our response is attached.

Yours sincerely,

Standards and Information Rights Team

Borough of Barnet

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