Correspondence between Oxfordshire County Council and national Government regarding funding for cycling and walking since 10 June 2020 in Oxfordshire

Andrew Wood made this Freedom of Information request to Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

Please provide me with correspondence between Oxfordshire County Council and national Government regarding funding for cycling and walking since 10 June 2020 in Oxfordshire.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Wood

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 17137 EIR

 

Dear Mr Wood,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 11 August 2020 in which you
asked for the following information:

 

Please provide me with correspondence between Oxfordshire County Council
and national Government regarding funding for cycling and walking since 10
June 2020 in Oxfordshire.

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 September 2020 at the
latest.

 

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endeavour to respond to information requests and where possible within
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necessarily need to prioritise its staff and resources on the delivery of
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during this unprecedented time and [1]has given guidance. 

 

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Kind regards

Renata Malinowski

 

Freedom of Information Support Officer

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FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference:  17137 EIR

 

Dear Mr Wood,

 

Thank you for your request of 11 August 2020 in which you asked for the
following information:

 

Please provide me with correspondence between Oxfordshire County Council
and national Government regarding funding for cycling and walking since 10
June 2020 in Oxfordshire.

 

Please find attached documents as requested, Department for Transport
(DfT) AT Emergency Fund.

 

o Attached is the letter dated 27 May 2020 – confirmation of our T1
funding
o Two letters from the DfT re the Tranche 2 bid submission
o An electronic version of our submission
o Supporting S151 Officer letter

 

The Council has redacted the following information from the disclosure:

 

 1. The mobile telephone numbers of all Council staff and
 2. Signatures

 

The Council considers that this information is exempt from disclosure
under regulation13 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. 
Regulation 13 provides that information shall not be disclosed where it
constitutes the personal data of someone other than the applicant and that
disclosure would satisfy one of the following three conditions:

 

1. disclosure would contravene any of the data protection principles, or
would do so if the exemptions in section 24(1) of the Data Protection Act
2018 (manual unstructured data held by public authorities) were
disregarded or,

2. disclosure would contravene Article 21 of the GDPR (general processing:
right to object to processing), or section 99 of the Data Protection Act
2018 (intelligence services processing: right to object to processing).

3. on a request under Article 15(1) of the GDPR (general processing: right
of access by the data subject) for access to personal data, the
information would be withheld in reliance on provision made by or under
section 15, 16 or 26 of, or Schedule 2, 3 or 4 to, the Data Protection Act
2018, on a request under section 45(1)(b) of that Act (law enforcement
processing: right of access by the data subject), the information would be
withheld in reliance on subsection (4) of that section, or on a request
under section 94(1)(b) of that Act (intelligence services processing:
rights of access by the data subject), the information would be withheld
in reliance on a provision of Chapter 6 of Part 4 of that Act.

 

In this case, the relevant condition is the first condition. 
Specifically, the council considers that the first data protection
principle would be breached; namely, that disclosure of the redacted
information would not be fair for the following reasons:

 

 

 

 1. The reasonable expectations of the data subjects and the nature of the
information itself leads the Council to conclude that the data
subjects could not reasonably expect that this information would be
disclosed;
 2. Neither this, nor similar information has been released into the
public domain by the data subjects or anyone else; and
 3. That the legitimate interests in the public having access to this
information do not outweigh the interests in preserving the rights and
freedoms of the data subjects.

 

In reaching this decision, the Council noted that the following
consequences may occur if this information was disclosed:

 

 1. Disclosure may lead to the data subjects receiving unwanted and
unnecessary correspondence;
 2. Releasing this information may cause distress to the data subjects;
and
 3. Disclosure of this information could cause the data subjects to
receive threats or to otherwise be intimidated.

 

In light of the above, the Council considers it justified to uphold this
exemption by applying redactions to the disclosure.

 

Internal review

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can ask for an internal review as follows:

 

·         Contact the Freedom of Information team in Law & Governance:

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Oxfordshire County Council
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If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
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Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

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Please let me know if you have further enquiries. I would be grateful if
you could use the reference number given at the top of this email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Melanie Graham

Group Manager:  Service & Business Improvement

Communities Directorate

Oxfordshire County Council

Email:  [3][email address]

 

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