Cowley LTNs - discussions with ambulance providers

Richard Parnham made this Freedom of Information request to Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

Please provide me with a copy of all written (i.e. emails / letters etc) correspondence between Oxfordshire county council officials / staff and the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust since the start of March 2021, that relate in any way to the creation of the LTNs in Cowley, Oxford. I am specifically interested in any correspondence that relate to journey times or length by ambulance crew servicing the Cowley area, and any new / exacerbated challenges to ambulance crews bought about by the introductions of the LTNs. There is, therefore, a very strong public interest in disclosure of correspondence on this matter.

Please also provide me with any representations made by ambulance staff / union representations within the same timeframe on the same subject.

I am happy for the names of all personnel to be redacted. However, I would like to see the job titles on all correspondence sent out by OCC official / staff.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 18080 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 26 March 2021 in which you
asked for the following information:

 

Please provide me with a copy of all written (i.e. emails / letters etc)
correspondence between Oxfordshire county council officials  / staff  and
the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust since the start
of March 2021, that relate in any way to the creation of the LTNs in
Cowley, Oxford. I am specifically interested in any correspondence that
relate to journey times or length by ambulance crew servicing the Cowley
area, and any new / exacerbated challenges to ambulance crews bought about
by the introductions of the LTNs. There is, therefore, a very strong
public interest in disclosure of correspondence on this matter.

 

Please also provide me with any representations made by ambulance staff /
union representations within the same timeframe on the same subject.

 

I am happy for the names of all personnel to be redacted. However, I would
like to see the job titles on all correspondence sent out by OCC official
/ staff.

 

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 the end of 27 April 2021 at
the latest.

 

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request. I would be grateful if you could quote the reference number given
at the top of this email.

 

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:  18080 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your request of 26 March 2021 in which you asked for the
following information:

 

Please provide me with a copy of all written (i.e. emails / letters etc)
correspondence between Oxfordshire county council officials / staff  and
the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust since the start
of March 2021, that relate in any way to the creation of the LTNs in
Cowley, Oxford. I am specifically interested in any correspondence that
relate to journey times or length by ambulance crew servicing the Cowley
area, and any new / exacerbated challenges to ambulance crews bought about
by the introductions of the LTNs. There is, therefore, a very strong
public interest in disclosure of correspondence on this matter.

 

Please also provide me with any representations made by ambulance staff /
union representations within the same timeframe on the same subject.

 

I am happy for the names of all personnel to be redacted. However, I would
like to see the job titles on all correspondence sent out by OCC official
/ staff.

 

Please find attached emails between Oxfordshire County Council and
South-Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Council has redacted the following information from the disclosure:

 

 1. The mobile telephone numbers of all Council staff and
 2. The names, addresses and contact details of some third parties who are
not Council staff.

 

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. Release of this information may cause the data subjects to receive
unwarranted correspondence and
 2. Releasing this information may cause distress to the data subjects.

.

 

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

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Ben Smith

Infrastructure Locality Lead Central

Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

Thank you for this information.

Can you please confirm that you've had no correspondence from ambulance made by ambulance staff /union representations within the same timeframe on the same subject? I asked for this too.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your email of 27 April, regarding Cowley LTNs – discussions
with ambulance providers.

 

We can confirm that no correspondence from the ambulance service was made
by ambulance staff / union representations within the same timeframe on
the same subject.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ben Smith

Infrastructure Locality Lead Central

Oxfordshire County Council

 

 

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