Costs relating to consultation and website for proposed changes to Wanstead Flats

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Could you please provide me with the following:

a) The amount paid for the services of 'London Communications Agency' for the purpose of handling public relations relating to the plans for Wanstead Flats

b) The fees paid to 'Wagstaff Design' for the design, build and upkeep of 'www.wanstead-mbdc.co.uk'

c) Other associated costs for communications surrounding the proposed changes to Wanstead Flats

Yours faithfully,

Dave Lee

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Lee

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010080004650
I write in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15/08/2010. I note
you seek access to the following information:

* "Could you please provide me with the following: a) The amount paid
for the services of 'London Communications Agency' for the purpose
of handling public relations relating to the plans for Wanstead
Flats . b) The fees paid to 'Wagstaff Design' for the design, build
and upkeep of 'www.wanstead-mbdc.co.uk' . c) Other associated
costs for communications surrounding the proposed changes to
Wanstead Flats "

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Lee

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010080004650
I write in connection with your request for information dated 15 August
2010 which was received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on
15/08/2010. I note you seek access to the following information:

* Could you please provide me with the following:

a) The amount paid for the services of 'London Communications Agency' for
the purpose of handling public relations relating to the plans for
Wanstead Flats
b) The fees paid to 'Wagstaff Design' for the design, build and upkeep of
'www.wanstead-mbdc.co.uk'
c) Other associated costs for communications surrounding the proposed
changes to Wanstead Flats

Update:

Your queries are being dealt with and our response is being finalised by
our Senior Management Team this week. I appreciate we will therefore be
late in delivering the response to you but we hope to do so by the end of
this week (Friday 17 September 2010).

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or contact Rebecca Oram on telephone number 0207 230 7474 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Becca Oram

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Lee.

Apologies again for the delay in providing a response to the above FOIA
request. Unfortunately it is taking longer than anticipated but it is in
the final stages of the process so we hope to get it to you as soon as
possible. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Kind regards,
Becca

Becca Oram - Business Mgt Officer (Information)
Resources Programme Office - Directorate of Resources - Metropolitan
Police Service
MetPhone 67474 Telephone 020 7230 7474 | Fax 020 7230 3183
Address Room 920, New Scotland Yard, Broadway,
London, SW1H 0BG

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Lee

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2010080004650

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 15 August 2010. I note you
seek access to the following information:

Could you please provide me with the following:
a) The amount paid for the services of 'London Communications Agency' for
the purpose of handling public relations relating to the plans for
Wanstead Flats b) The fees paid to 'Wagstaff Design' for the design,
build and upkeep of 'www.wanstead-mbdc.co.uk'
c) Other associated costs for communications surrounding the proposed
changes to Wanstead Flats

EXTENT OF SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
at Property Services.

RESULT OF SEARCHES

The searches located records relevant to your request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.
Apologies for the delay in responding to you.

The London Communication Agency (LCA) were appointed through a
procurement process and have undertaken communication work in support of
the public consultation process ahead of a planning application for a
temporary briefing centre on Wanstead Flats during the London 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games. The work which they have undertaken includes
drafting, production and distribution of material for the consultation -
exhibition panels, flyers, letters to local residents and user groups,
preparation of presentations to stakeholders and arranging the logistics
for five public exhibitions and a meeting with local user groups. They
also drafted and sourced material for the consultation website
www.wanstead.mbdc.co.uk and are responsible for responding to any
questions raised and collation of comments from the public to support the
planning application to Redbridge Council.

The costs so far incurred for LCA up till the end of August 2010, in
support of the planning process at Wanstead Flats amount to **49,482.25.

The financial values involved with the contract for Wagstaff Design have
been subject to a procurement process. The value of contract with Wagstaff
Design for design, build and upkeep of ***www. wanstead - mbdc.co.uk***
was awarded for **4,120.00.

There are no other external costs or contracts for communication,
associated with the proposed changes to Wanstead Flats, as other work has
been managed by MPS staff, as part of their day to day role. It is not
possible to give a figure for internal costs as we do not break down staff
time in this way.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Your attention is drawn to the attached sheet which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or contact Becca Oram on telephone number 0207 230 7474 quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Becca Oram
Business Management Officer (Information)
Resources Programme Office
In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law. Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 1st Floor (Victoria Block), New Scotland Yard, Victoria, London,
SW1H 0BG.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the case officer that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again ***

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
telephone the case officer that is nominated at the end of your decision
letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Public Access Office
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.
Alternatively, phone or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 01625 545 700

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