Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am looking for a list of long term empty property lists within the council's area. Would you be able to supply me with these under the Freedom of Information Act? A spreadsheet will suffice, I require no personal information simply the property address.

Yours faithfully,

Derick Boateng

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Boateng
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Dear Mr Boateng

Please find attached the response to your recent request for information. 
This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of this response, an independent senior
officer will review this decision. If you are not satisfied with our
response you must put your complaint in writing within 40 working days of
receipt of this response giving the reasons for your complaint.  You can
either email [1][Wigan Council request email] or write to the address below.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner, who is the
regulator for Freedom of Information. Her website is
[2]https://ico.org.uk/ and her helpline number is 0303 1231113.

Her staff may ask you to exhaust our internal complaints procedure if you
choose to complain to her office now.

Yours sincerely

 

Dawn Rowlands
Information Governance Officer

 

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are currently working from home.  We have a skeleton staff attending the
office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary.  Wherever
possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic
communication instead.  If you must post a hard copy document, please
email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not
currently accept service of any documents by DX. 

 

In these exceptional times please note our response times to
correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable
in society and our frontline services.

 

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Wigan Council
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01942 827015

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