Exclusion of press and public from meetings

Peter C. Bell made this Freedom of Information request to West Dorset District Council

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Dear West Dorset District Council,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Re: Exclusion of press and public from meetings

Dear Sirs,

Could you please provide the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000:

In each of the last 5 calendar years and the year to date, please
provide the following information:

Where the Council, either in full council, committee or
sub-committee has used or proposed to use schedule 12A of the Local
Government Act 1972 (or any similar legislation) to exclude press
and public from a meeting, please provide:

a) The title of the meeting and date and time of that meeting
b) The agenda for that meeting and the date that this was made
available to the public
c) Any papers relating to the proposed exempt item which were
available to the public prior to the meeting and the date those
were made available
d) The minutes of the meeting
e) Any papers relating to the proposed exempt item which have
subsequently been released to the public and the date they were
made available to the public.

Yours faithfully,

Peter C. Bell

FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

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Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our acknowledgement letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

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Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our acknowledgement letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

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Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our response letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council. If you require any further assistance please let us know.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

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Dear Mr Bell

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our response letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council. If you require any further assistance please let us know.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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Dear FOI West Dorset,

In order to reduce the amount of officer time for the search, I am happy to restrict my request to the last 2 calendar years and the year to date.

Could you please provide me with your estimate of the actual time that you would expect this to take for an officer to look through the agendas of the meetings to identify which meetings (since it is a legal requirement for the agenda to show exempt items) and only then, if the agenda discloses an exempt item, to look for the relevant minutes of that meeting.

Yours sincerely,

Peter C. Bell

FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

Thank you for contacting the FOI Team.  We acknowledge receipt of your
request for information.
This will now be passed to the relevant area(s) of the authority and a
response sent within 20 working days.
If for any reason we cannot respond in full within 20 days, we will let
you know.
You may find further information of interest on our website -
[1]www.dorsetforyou.com

Our normal opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

 

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FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

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Dear Mr Bell,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our response letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council. If you require any further assistance please let us know.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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FOI West Dorset, West Dorset District Council

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Bell,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find our response letter attached, on behalf of the shared services partnership between Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council. If you require any further assistance please let us know.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Team

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA
West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
01305 838000

www.dorsetforyou.com

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