Estate Changes

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Dear Warwickshire Police,

Hello,
Under the Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting the following information regarding changes your organisations estate since 2010.
1. Location of police stations closed since 2010.
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease surrender/mothballed)
3. The date of the building's closure.
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what).
5. Location of future police station closures (if any).
6. Date of closure (if known).
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).

If going back to 2010, is likely to incur a refusal on costs grounds, changes since 2012 would also be acceptable.

I Look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Garvey

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Ms Garvey
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: 8996 and 00886
 
I write in connection with your request for Warwickshire Police and West
Mercia Police information which was dated on 28th October and received on
30th October 2017.
 
Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police 
may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If this is likely you will be
informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.
 
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you chose not to make payment then your request will remain
unanswered.
 
Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.
 
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Miss L MacKinnon
Information Compliance Assistant
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
 
 
 
 

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5. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Ms Garvey,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 8996 and
Warwickshire Police 00886
I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 30th October 2017.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:
I am requesting the following information regarding changes your
organisations estate since 2010.
1. Location of police stations closed since 2010.
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease
surrender/mothballed) 3. The date of the building's closure.
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what).
5. Location of future police station closures (if any).
6. Date of closure (if known).
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).
West Mercia Police 8996 and Warwickshire Police 00886 REPLY: Please be
advised that information that is retrievable for this request is available
on the force website as has previously been disclosed for another previous
request:
FOI 8644 and 00560:
[1]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/disclos...
 
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
Email:  [email address]
In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [2]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax:    01625 524 510
 
 
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[3]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [4]www.westmercia.police.uk

[5]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [6]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [7]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

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1. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/disclos...
2. https://ico.org.uk/
3. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
4. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
6. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
7. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Dear Information Compliance West Mercia,

Due to feedback from other organisations I offer the following clarification to my request;
By closed I mean stations that are no longer in use or have been sold i.e. the building is now empty.
By re-provision I mean that the station may have been replaced by a presence in another public building i.e. fire station, school etc. or by a new building.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Garvey

Information Compliance West Mercia,

Dear Ms Garvey,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 8996 and
Warwickshire Police 00886. Additional Correspondence
Please be advised that we have directed you the information that is
retrievable and available for this request, and the generic clarification
provided below does not enhance this.
Please advise if there is a specific enquiry with the information provided
and we will endeavour to assist.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
 
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From: Jane Garvey [[email address]]
Sent: 01 November 2017 22:11
To: Information Compliance West Mercia
Subject: Re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia
Police 8996 and Warwickshire Police 00886
 
Dear Information Compliance West Mercia,
 
Due to feedback from other organisations I offer the following
clarification to my request; By closed I mean stations that are no longer
in use or have been sold i.e. the building is now empty.
By re-provision I mean that the station may have been replaced by a
presence in another public building i.e. fire station, school etc. or by a
new building.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Jane Garvey
 
______________________________________________
From:    Information Compliance West Mercia 
Sent:   01 November 2017 11:12
To:     '[FOI #441499 email]';
'[email address]'
Subject:        FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia
Police 8996 and Warwickshire Police 00886
 
 
Dear Ms Garvey,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 8996 and
Warwickshire Police 00886
I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 30th October 2017.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:
I am requesting the following information regarding changes your
organisations estate since 2010.
1. Location of police stations closed since 2010.
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease
surrender/mothballed) 3. The date of the building's closure.
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what).
5. Location of future police station closures (if any).
6. Date of closure (if known).
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).
West Mercia Police 8996 and Warwickshire Police 00886 REPLY: Please be
advised that information that is retrievable for this request is available
on the force website as has previously been disclosed for another previous
request:
FOI 8644 and 00560:
[1]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/disclos...
 
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is as
accurate as possible
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
Email:  [email address]
In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [2]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax:    01625 524 510
 
 
 
 

View our new Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police websites at:
[3]www.warwickshire.police.uk and [4]www.westmercia.police.uk

[5]Join the Special Constabulary and Make the Difference Make the
difference
For more information about becoming a Special Constable,
please visit,

Warwickshire Police: [6]www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
West Mercia Police: [7]www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

References

Visible links
1. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/disclos...
2. https://ico.org.uk/
3. http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/
4. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/
6. file:///tmp/www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
7. file:///tmp/www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables

Dear Information Compliance West Mercia,

In my experience when an organisation has had similar response in the past, they offer the pre-existing response, ask whether it satisfies the request, and then invite the requestor to refine the request if necessary refine there request, in regards to the response you provided it detailed a previous request about police enquiry offices, as you see in my clarification by police station I meant building used for policing purposes rather than just those with an enquiry office. In short, the response provided did not fulfil my expectations in regards to answering my request.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Garvey

Dear Warwickshire Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Warwickshire & West Mercia Police's handling of my FOI request 'Estate Changes'.
I made this request on the 28/10/2017, and I received a response on the 01/11/2017 providing me with a link to a previous disclosure, I felt that the previous disclosure did not relate to the information I had requested, I advised you of this on the same day, to clarify the wording of my request, as the response provided was similar to that another agency had provided me, so I clarified the wording of my request, feeling that you had misinterpreted my request, I received a response to tell that this clarification was of no help. To clarify the information that you disclosed, is in regards to police front counters which have closed over time, whereas the information I have requested, regards to closure of police stations/bases over recent years, and those planned to closed in the future. In regards to your initial disclosure in my experience of Freedom of Information, agencies generally enquiry as to whether a previously published disclosure would be appropriate to fulfil a request, rather than simply disclosing that information. The tone of your responses to this request, and others on the WhatdoyouKnow leave me with interpretation that you do not want to answer requests that other similar organisations seem happy to oblige with, I understand that in the grand scheme of things disclosing information is not a particularly important part of your organisations operations, and you may disagree with having to do it. The conclusion I am left to draw is as organisation you fear negative publicity about the scale of past and future changes to your estate and the impression this may leave of the public.
If I may suggest other police forces & public bodies have a self publishing schemes whereby information that is being regularly requested, i.e property & fleet lists, are self published on their own websites on a regular basis to avoid having to deal with repeat requests.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

Jane Garvey

Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Ms Garvey
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 8996 and
Warwickshire Police 00886
 
I write in connection with your clarification of your request for West
Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information which was received on
3rd November 2017.
 
Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to
the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party.  In some circumstances West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police 
may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If this is likely you will be
informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.
 
Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.
 
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
 
 

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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to providing the
best possible service to our communities and putting victims at the heart
of everything we do.

For information on services and support given to our victims by us and our
criminal justice partners visit our websites:

Warwickshire Police: [2]www.warwickshire.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst
West Mercia Police: [3]www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst

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Information Compliance West Mercia,

 
Dear Ms Garvey,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 8996 and
Warwickshire Police 00886. Clarified Request
I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 30th October and clarified on 5th December 2017.  Please find
below the responses to your requests for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information:
I am requesting the following information regarding changes your
organisations estate since 2010. Police stations/bases, not just those
with front counters.
1. Location of police stations/bases closed (no longer used) since 2010.
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease
surrender/mothballed)
3. The date of the building's closure.
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what).
5. Location of future police station/bases closures (if any).
6. Date of closure (if known).
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).
West Mercia Police 8996:
1. Location of police stations closed since 2010:
REPLY:
Broadway Police Station               Leamington Road Broadway WR12 7DZ
Newport Police Station                 48 Wellington Road Newport TF10 7HF
Much Wenlock Police Station     Smithfield Road Much Wenlock TF13 6BD
Pershore Police Station                 The Civic Centre Queen Elizabeth
Drive Pershore WR10 1PT
Bromsgrove Police Station       17 The Crescent Bromsgrove B60 2DF
Hagley Police Station           69-71 Kidderminster Road Hagley DY9 0QN
Stourport on Severn Police Station County Buildings Bewdley Road DY13 8YXZ
Wythall Police Station          387 Alcester Road Wythall B47 6JL
Ellesmere Police Station                Grange Road Ellesmere SY12 0AJ
Shifnal Police Station          Tudor Way Shifnal TF11 8DJ
 
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease
surrender/mothballed):
REPLY:
Broadway Police Station               Sold
Newport Police Station                 Sold
Much Wenlock Police Station       Sold
Pershore Police Station                 Lease Surrendered to Wychavon DC
Bromsgrove Police Station       Sold – Replaced with new joint Blue light
Facility
Hagley Police Station           Sold
Stourport Police Station                Lease Surrendered to
Worcestershire County Council
Wythall Police Station           Sold
Ellesmere Police Station                Sold
Shifnal Police Station          Sold
 
3. The date of the building's closure:
REPLY: Not Known
 
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what):
REPLY:
Re-organisation of strategic policing areas
New joint Blue Light (Police/Fire) Facility at Bromsgrove
Stourport relocated to another public building
Pershore relocated to another public building
 
5. Location of future police station closures (if any).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
6. Date of closure (if known).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
 
Warwickshire Police 00886:
1. Location of police stations closed since 2010.
REPLY:
Coleshill Police Station Birmingham Road Coleshill Birmingham B46 1DJ
Warwick Police Station Cape Road  Warwick CV34 5DJ
Henley in Arden Police Station High Street Henley in Arden
Kenilworth Police Station
Shipston on Stour Police Station
Southam Police Station 
Wellesbourne Police Station
 
 
2. The current status of the building (i.e. sold/lease
surrender/mothballed)
REPLY:
Coleshill Police Station - Sold
Warwick Police Station  - Sold
Henley in Arden Police Station – Surrender of Lease
Kenilworth Police Station – Sold
Shipston on Stour Police Station – Sold
Southam Police Station – part of site Sold
Wellesbourne Police Station - Sold
 
 
3. The date of the building's closure.
REPLY: Not Known
 
4. Whether re-provision of service was provided (if so what).
REPLY:
Re-organisation of strategic policing areas
Coleshill – New Safer Neighbourhood Office Opened
Warwick – New Deployment Base Opened plus Front Office service moved to
joint provision with Warwickshire County Council operated from Shire Hall
Kenilworth – New Safer Neighbourhood Office cCo-location with Town Council
Shipston on Stour – New Safer Neighbourhood Office co-location with Town
Council
Southam Policer Station – New Safer Neighbourhood Office Opened
 
5. Location of future police station closures (if any).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
6. Date of closure (if known).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
7. Whether re-provision of the services provided is planned (if so what).
REPLY: Work currently being completed to review estates needs and
provision
 
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by
Place Partnership Limited is as accurate as possible
 
Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.
COMPLAINT RIGHTS
Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?
You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.
Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.
Ask to have the decision looked at again -
The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.
That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.
Complaint
If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:
West Mercia Police Headquarters
Information Compliance Unit
Hindlip Hall
Hindlip
PO Box 55
Worcester
WR3 8SP
or
Email:  [email address]
In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.
The Information Commissioner
After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.
For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at [1]https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone
or write to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax:    01625 524 510
 
 
 
 

[2]Putting Victims FirstPutting Victims First
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to providing the
best possible service to our communities and putting victims at the heart
of everything we do.

For information on services and support given to our victims by us and our
criminal justice partners visit our websites:

Warwickshire Police: [3]www.warwickshire.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst
West Mercia Police: [4]www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst

References

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3. https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/putti...
4. http://www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingv...