Electromagnetic radiation safety and telecommunications

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Dear Woking Borough Council, (WBC)

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are requested to please provide the following:

1. Please provide detailed information showing where does WBC presently have 3G, 4G and 5G telecommunication systems, masts and antennas INCLUDING in and around people's houses, all public spaces, schools and public roads and railways as well as a map of all future planned telecommunication masts and antennas, whether upgraded, retrofitted or new, and other EMF emitters for 3G, 4G and 5G in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format. Please include information on their frequency, strength and range and proposed safe distances for all living forms (humans, animals and vegetation).

2. Please provide all the existing public information/pamphlets that is helping the people that live within WBC to understand the present and future plans for 3G, 4G and 5G masts and antennas as well as explaining the effect of all those and similar EMF radiation devices on humans, animals and vegetation.

3. Which are the companies and entities involved in realisation of all telecommunication strategies and the names of the company/entity officers in charge of those projects.

4. Please provide information and confirmation that those telecommunication companies and entities (from 3. above) do have appropriate Public Liability Insurance confirming that any injuries, damages or adverse health effects directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by wireless EMF/RF radiation also known as microwave radiation, and/or non-ionising radiation emitting devices and equipment [including 5G technology] is covered by those companies' commercial Public Liability Insurance policy.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,
Yours faithfully,

Jane S Smith

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We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request. Your request has been forwarded to the Policy department for action.
Kind regards
Customer Services
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Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL
Phone: 01483 755855 | Fax: 01483 768746 | Web: www.woking.gov.uk

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From: Jane S Smith [[FOI #622913 email]]
Sent: 24 November 2019 13:47
To: Comments
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Electromagnetic radiation safety and telecommunications

Dear Woking Borough Council, (WBC)

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are requested to please provide the following:

1. Please provide detailed information showing where does WBC presently have 3G, 4G and 5G telecommunication systems, masts and antennas INCLUDING in and around people's houses, all public spaces, schools and public roads and railways as well as a map of all future planned telecommunication masts and antennas, whether upgraded, retrofitted or new, and other EMF emitters for 3G, 4G and 5G in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format. Please include information on their frequency, strength and range and proposed safe distances for all living forms (humans, animals and vegetation).

2. Please provide all the existing public information/pamphlets that is helping the people that live within WBC to understand the present and future plans for 3G, 4G and 5G masts and antennas as well as explaining the effect of all those and similar EMF radiation devices on humans, animals and vegetation.

3. Which are the companies and entities involved in realisation of all telecommunication strategies and the names of the company/entity officers in charge of those projects.

4. Please provide information and confirmation that those telecommunication companies and entities (from 3. above) do have appropriate Public Liability Insurance confirming that any injuries, damages or adverse health effects directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by wireless EMF/RF radiation also known as microwave radiation, and/or non-ionising radiation emitting devices and equipment [including 5G technology] is covered by those companies' commercial Public Liability Insurance policy.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,
Yours faithfully,

Jane S Smith

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Woking Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request.

Reference: (4379-10173958)
Subject: Electromagnetic radiation safety and telecommunications

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 24/11/2019 and we are
dealing with it under the terms of the Act.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to
be withheld. We will write to you in any event.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to
contact the Democratic Services Team at Woking Borough Council.

Democratic Services (FOI Request).
Civic Offices,
Gloucester Square,
Woking,
GU21 6YL.
[1]Email: [email address]
Tel: 01483 755855

Yours faithfully,

Woking Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Gloucester Square,
Woking,
GU21 6YL.

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Woking Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request.
Our Reference (4379-10173958).

Further to your request for information dated 24/11/2019, I can confirm that your request has been dealt with as a formal request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You requested;
FOI Request Subject `Electromagnetic radiation safety and telecommunications`.
FOI Request Details;

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you are requested to please provide the following:

1. Please provide detailed information showing where does WBC presently have 3G, 4G and 5G telecommunication systems, masts and antennas INCLUDING in and around people's houses, all public spaces, schools and public roads and railways as well as a map of all future planned telecommunication masts and antennas, whether upgraded, retrofitted or new, and other EMF emitters for 3G, 4G and 5G in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format. Please include information on their frequency, strength and range and proposed safe distances for all living forms (humans, animals and vegetation).

2. Please provide all the existing public information/pamphlets that is helping the people that live within WBC to understand the present and future plans for 3G, 4G and 5G masts and antennas as well as explaining the effect of all those and similar EMF radiation devices on humans, animals and vegetation.

3. Which are the companies and entities involved in realisation of all telecommunication strategies and the names of the company/entity officers in charge of those projects.

4. Please provide information and confirmation that those telecommunication companies and entities (from 3. above) do have appropriate Public Liability Insurance confirming that any injuries, damages or adverse health effects directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by wireless EMF/RF radiation also known as microwave radiation, and/or non-ionising radiation emitting devices and equipment [including 5G technology] is covered by those companies' commercial Public Liability Insurance policy.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,
.

I confirm that the Council holds information which meets the description contained in your request and the information requested is set out below.

Regarding your FOI request unfortunately for items 2, 3 and 4 we do not hold any information regarding these.

Item 1 you can visit the 5G website (link below) which will show you the telecommunication masts are. You need to type in our post code which is GU21 6YL to display the map for our borough.

https://5g.co.uk/coverage/

I hope that you are satisfied with the way in which your request for information has been dealt with. If not, the Council has decided that any complaint regarding requests for information that cannot be dealt with satisfactorily on an informal basis should be dealt with in accordance with its established complaints procedure.

Complaints.
Woking Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Gloucester Square,
Woking,
GU21 6YL.
Email: [email address]

Details of the Council's complaints procedure may be found at:
https://www.woking.gov.uk/council-and-de...

Alternatively, I can forward you a paper copy of a leaflet giving details. I am also happy to discuss any queries that you may have regarding how we have dealt with your request for information. In addition, you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act (although I understand that the Information Commissioner may decline to become involved if you have not first exhausted the Council's complaints procedure).

The Information Commissioner may be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office.
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Yours faithfully,

Christine Duplock.
Planning Business Support Manager,
Woking Borough Council,
Civic Offices,
Gloucester Square,
Woking,
GU21 6YL.
[email address]

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