Correspondence between N&SDC and NCC January 21 2015

Peter Harris made this Freedom of Information request to Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

Please supply me copies of the reply to the letter from Cllr Roger Blaney to M Burrows at the County Council dated January 21 2015, and any subsequent correspondence relating to the points made in the letter to NCC by the District Council.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harris

Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

i have not had the usual ackowledgement of this, but do hope that my request is being processed. Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harris

Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Mr Harris

An acknowledgment email was sent to you regarding this FOI request on 15th March 2018. I have attached a copy for you.

Many thanks
Tracey

Tracey Bates
Assistant Information Governance Officer
Newark and Sherwood District Council
01636 655217
[email address]
Secure email: [email address]

Website www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

  

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Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

I have a copy of the letter written by the District Council referred to above. Can you please now send me a copy of the reply from the County Council, and any other following correspondence, as this request is now out of time.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harris

Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Mr Harris

I attach a copy of the formal response to your request that we sent on 29th March 2018.

You will see from this that, having checked our records, no other correspondence including any reply from the County Council, has been identified.

Yours sincerely

David Clarke
Information Governance Officer
Communications & Customer Services
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Telephone: 01636 655216
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Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Newark and Sherwood District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence between N&SDC and NCC January 21 2015'. and why the N&SDC do not have a copy of the letter referred to, or ratained any reply. As I have a copy of the letter above, and this was suplied to me, am I to understandt hat the letter was never sent, and no reply was ever received? If so, this is a case of maladministration - and an abuse of information sent to a sitting councillor.

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,

Peter Harris

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Mr Harris

I can confirm that the Council will review our response to your request and will respond to you in due course.

Yours sincerely

David Clarke
Information Governance Officer
Communications & Customer Services
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Telephone: 01636 655216
Email: [email address]
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Freedom of Information Act Requests: [Newark and Sherwood District Council request email]

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Dear Mr Harris

 

Our reference: RFI-2018-0404

 

Please find attached information for your attention.

 

Many regards

 

 

Tracey Bates
Assistant Information Governance Officer
Newark and Sherwood District Council
01636 655217
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Secure email: [2][email address]

 

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Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

I am writing to request an formal review of Newark and Sherwood District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence between N&SDC and NCC January 21 2015'. and why the N&SDC do not have a copy of the letter referred to, or retained any reply.

I pointed out that I was sent a copy of the letter above, but there was am implied denial of the N&SDC having sent this letter. I was led to understand that the letter was never sent, and that no reply was ever received. It now appears that the letter was sent, but this was not revealed me until I requested a first review.

This was and is surprising. The internal methods for the provision of a full response to my request casts doubt on how effective your responses are. It was only because I had a copy of the initial letter that I was able to pursue the matter with yourselves.

It has taken many weeks to get hold of the material - that may have affected planning decisions or the public responses to consultation on planning applications in the meantime.

This is inadequate. N&SDC's processes need to be reviewed so that a full response is given initially and not requiring a further, and lengthy, review.

This is a case of maladministration - and potentially an abuse of information sent to a sitting councillor. As a consequence I am requesting a formal internal review of how requests such as these are handled, and I await your response.

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,

Peter Harris

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Mr Harris

I have passed this onto our Director of Safety to conduct the review. Once the review has been completed Mrs White will be in touch with you.

Many regards

Tracey Bates
Assistant Information Governance Officer
Newark and Sherwood District Council
01636 655217
[email address]
Secure email: [email address]

Website www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

  

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Mr Harris

 

Please find attached letter from Karen White (Director of Safety) and a
copy of the letter dated 21 January 2015.

 

Kind Regards

 

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Newark & Sherwood District Council

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Newark

Notts  NG24 1BY

 

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Dear Karen,

Thank you for your review, and the result that you have shared. However, you have failed to find and then send me copies of the reply to the letter.

Are you saying that there was no reply, or no notes made of any other reply in response to the important, and some would argue critical, queries posed by the N&SDC?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harris

Dear Karen,

I apologise. The reply was sent to me earlier but it was unclear to tme that it was, as it was part of an earlier attachment. I am sorry that I thought that I had not hhad the copy, I now have been.

Regretfully

Peter Harris