Dear Sutton Borough Council,
I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please send me information on:
Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for emergency planning?
What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g. pen and paper, Excel, a system or another method?
If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use for your emergency planning solution?
What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does it expire)?
What is the value of said contract?
If the council does not have a software system, will the council be researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the next 12 – 18 months?
If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the system by?
I would like the above information to be provided to me via email.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days after you receive this letter.
I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request, preferably via email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear Mr Davids
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO
- F11725 (please quote in correspondence)
I acknowledge your request for information dated the 08 January 2018
relating to Emergency Planning Processes Used At Sutton Council.
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London Borough of Sutton
Dear Mr James Davids
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO -
I refer to your request for information received on 08 January 2018
concerning Emergency Planning Processes Used At Sutton Council
Within the council, who is the person that is responsible for
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egeneration directorate of the council.
What systems does the council use when an emergency occurs? E.g.
pen and paper, Excel, a system or another method?
Google Sheets with pen and paper contigency.
If the council uses a software system, which vendor do you use
for your emergency planning solution?
What is the current contract term (how long is it and when does
What is the value of said contract?
If the council does not have a software system, will the council
be researching the market (with the intention to buy) over the
next 12 – 18 months?
No plans currently.
If yes, when will be the council be aiming to purchase the
I would like the above information to be provided to me via
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