Copies of all correspondence between Somerset County Council, Highways England and any other participatory parties in exchanges between 9 to 24 January 2018, naming myself.

Michael Farrell made this Freedom of Information request to Somerset County Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Somerset County Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Michael Farrell

Dear Somerset County Council,

I wish to request unredacted copies of all internal and external e-mails or notes regarding the naming of myself "Michael or Mike Farrell" in correspondence between any officer from Somerset County Council, and Highways England Ltd during the specified period from the 9th of January 2018 to 24 January 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Farrell

Sent request to Somerset County Council again, using a new contact address.

Somerset County Council

Information request
Our reference: 3427965


Dear ‎Mr Farrell‏
Thank you for your  request which was sent via  "what do they" 
on 8 March 2018.
Firstly, I must apologise for not responding to you earlier, but due to a
problem with our IT systems your request was only received in this office
this morning.
Unfortunately, we are unable to deal with your request  under the Freedom
of Information Act because it asks for your personal information, and
release under the act is specifically forbidden by Section 40.
It is likely that you will be entitled to at least some of the information
that you have asked for, but to obtain it you will have to make a Subject
Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998. I will forward your
request to the team that deals with these requests who will be in touch
with you shortly, to explain the procedure.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit 
Where you can make an application.
Yours sincerely
Simon Butt
Information Request Officer
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.


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sar, Somerset County Council

Dear Mr Farrell


Thank you for your request for your information made under the Freedom of
Information Act.  As my colleague has indicated, we cannot deal with this
request under the FOIA.  This is because any information, if held, is
likely to contain information about you, and this should be dealt with
under the Data Protection Act.


Please could you contact me privately and outside of the 'what do they
know' forum in order to protect your personal information and privacy.


As we already have your request in writing, we will only need from you a
copy of your identification, and confirmation of your current postal



Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Council needs to
establish your identity. I would be grateful if you could send me a copy
of an official document, which shows your name, and date of birth Please
send photocopies only.


Examples of acceptable identification that show your name and date of
birth include:


•        Birth certificate

•        Passport

•        Driving licence


Confirmation of your current address

In order to send you your personal information, we need confirmation of
your current address.

Examples of acceptable identification that show your current address
(please note that this must not be older than three months) are:


•        Bank statement

•        Utility bill (Water / Gas / Electric)

•        Telephone / Mobile phone statement

•        Internet Service Provider Statement

•        Council Tax Bill

•        Benefits Statement


Please note that we can provide you with your information to you
electronically by email but we will need to communicate with you by
telephone to verify that email address.


***Please do not send this information through the what do they know
forum, as everyone will have access to your very personal information and


Please do contact me should you have any queries.


Yours sincerely

Lucy Wilkins

Information Governance Officer


[mobile number]

Direct Dial: 01823 359173

Email: [email address]

GCSX email: [email address]


Post: Somerset County Council, C7, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY



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