Dear Cambridge City Council,

I would like to request the released of all information held in relation to a dedicated CCTV pole in the Fen Road / Water Street / Water Lane area of Cambridge.

I expect the council will hold a grant application, financial transaction records, and perhaps a specification for the pole, location plans and consultation materials, public and councillor comments, as well as related records of decisions and correspondence with contractors and the county council.

I would like to exclude records of formal council meetings from the scope of my request.

I am only seeking information from the current year.

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

In September 2018 Cambridge's North Area Committee was told the council have given a grant to a community group to pay for a dedicated column to hold a council CCTV camera on Cambridge’s Fen Road.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di1g2Euv...

Cambridge City Council

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Dear Mr Richard Taylor,

RFI: 4184   (CCC) Fen Road CCTV Pole

Thank you for your request for information. Your request below will be
forwarded to the appropriate department to answer.

I would like to request the released of all information held in relation
to a dedicated CCTV pole in the Fen Road / Water Street / Water Lane area
of Cambridge.

I expect the council will hold a grant application, financial transaction
records, and perhaps a specification for the pole, location plans and
consultation materials, public and councillor comments, as well as related
records of decisions and correspondence with contractors and the county
council.

I would like to exclude records of formal council meetings from the scope
of my request.

I am only seeking information from the current year.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible and within 20
working days. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Telephone: 01954 713318 & 01480 388850
Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 are not being met by us, please let us know in the
first instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your
complaint to the Information Governance Manager, who will undertake an
Internal Review of your case. Further to this you have the subsequent
option to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

A council paper at

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/docum...

states the camera was installed on the 28th of November 2018 and is in operation.

Tom Kingsley, Cambridge City Council

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

“I would like to request the released of all information held in relation
to a dedicated CCTV pole in the Fen Road / Water Street / Water Lane area
of Cambridge.

I expect the council will hold a grant application, financial transaction
records, and perhaps a specification for the pole, location plans and
consultation materials, public and councillor comments, as well as related
records of decisions and correspondence with contractors and the county
council.

I would like to exclude records of formal council meetings from the scope
of my request.

I am only seeking information from the current year.”

 

Thank you for your request for information above, which we have dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Attached is the information held by the council in relation to your
request.

 

Some information has been withheld because an exemption applies.

 

Personal identifiable information relating to third parties including
members of the public engaging with the council over this matter,
signatures and direct staff contacts for some junior members of staff has
been withheld under s40(2) of the Act.

 

Section 40 sets out that personal data can only be released where doing so
does not breach any of the data protection principles.

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (which has enacted in UK law by the
Data Protection Act 2018) states: “Personal data shall be: (a) processed
lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data
subject (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’).”

 

Release of information relating to members of the public engaging with the
council in relation to this project, as well as the personal information
of contractors would not be fair.

 

Release of the signature and contact details of junior members of staff
who are not public facing, do not have significant responsibility for
budgets or policies would not be fair. We are therefore not releasing this
information.

 

This is an absolute exemption and there is no need to consider the public
interest.

 

We have also withheld information relating to the operational arrangements
of the redeployable CCTV camera. We are not obliged to provide information
if its release would prejudice law enforcement. In this case, we believe
that releasing the information would be likely to prejudice the prevention
or detection of crime (section 31(1) (a) of the Act).

 

Public Interest Test

Whilst it is in the public interest to release information held by public
bodies, to aid understanding, transparency, awareness and accountability,
it is also in the public interest that information that would be of
particular use for criminal activity is not readily disseminated and the
information requested falls into this category.

 

On balance, the public interest is against disclosure.

We aim to provide a high quality service to you and hope that you are
satisfied with this response, however if you have any questions please
contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Telephone: 01954 713318 & 01480 388850
Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

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3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the FOI Act or EIR
Regulations are not being met by us, please let us know in the first
instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your complaint to
the Information Governance Manager who will undertake an Internal Review
of your case. Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.
Further to this you have the subsequent option to contact the Information
Commissioner’s Office.

Copyright

Provision of this information does not automatically infer the right to
copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice

 

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