Councillor Surgeries

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please providea dataset of Councillor surgeries for the next 3 months in CSV or other neutral format.More info: https://tinyurl.com/ycysjqls
from

George Smith

Yours faithfully,

ODI Aberdeen

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-1852.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 01
December 2017.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 04 January 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Information Compliance Team
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Aberdeen City Council
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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your information request of 1 December 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

Please provide a dataset of Councillor surgeries for the next 3 months in
CSV or other neutral format.

Please see attached.

 

Please note, the officers provided me with this information in Excel
format and I have tried to convert it into CSV format. Please let me know
if this has worked and is ok for you. If not, I have also attached the
Excel format for you.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Tel 03000 200 292

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you very much.

This is much appreciated.

I take it that this is licensed under OGL for re-use?

Can I also ask if the council has specific identifiers for Councillors (a unique reference number or similar to tie councillor records together) that we could re-use rather than create a new one?

If you wish to pass this on to Members enquiries or similar we would be happy if they contacted [email address] in response

Yours sincerely,

George Smith
ODI Aberdeen

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your follow-up email which we received on 19 January 2018.

 

I take it that this is licensed under OGL for re-use?

Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm that you can re-use this data
under OGL (Open Government Licence). ACC currently does not utilise the
OGL for information made available (including information published on our
website).

 

Can I also ask if the council has specific identifiers for Councillors (a
unique reference number or similar to tie councillor records together)
that we could re-use rather than create a new one?

Councillors are not given unique identifiers but are identified by name in
our systems. Enquiries by councillor are given unique references.

 

We apologise that we are not able to help further.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
your mobile call plan.

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