Freedom Of Information Request about the toilet facilities in London

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Dear Barnet Borough Council,

I am writing for a formal request of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA 2000), regarding the toilet facilities in the boroughs of London. Can you provide me details of the following questions?

1. How many public toilets are available in your council’s borough?
2. How much did your council spend in maintenance of the public toilets, toilet cleaners etc? during the last financial year 2018/2019
3. Does your council pay to Transport for London for the toilet services? If yes, how much was this last financial year 2018/2019?
4. How many toilets are out of service in your borough?
5. How many reports for antisocial behaviors have been made during last year, that happened on toilets, and how many toilets have been closed for antisocial behavior or vandalism?

Please give me an accurate answer, in a spreadsheet format, NOT TEXT or PDF, as I need to analyze the data’s.

Your faithfully,

Santino Pani

Freedom of Information Act, Barnet Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 5845232

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Dear Mr Pani
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 29
November 2019 

  

We will deal with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004

 

Under the Act we must respond promptly and in any event within 20 working
days from the date we received your request.  We will respond to you by 3
January 2020

 

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Chris Lloyd
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

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Dear Mr Pani
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 29 November 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Chris Lloyd
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Commissioning Group

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

Thank you for your response. Howver, I am not fully satisfied of it.

At first, why you answered using a PDF format, as I expressly asked to receive it in a spreadsheet. It should be a an Excel file (CSV or XLSX).

On Question 5, your answer is confusing. How is possible that you don't know how many acts of vandalism happened in your toilets? The police doesn't provide you these data? You manage the toilets or not?

What means '20 or 30 occasions of vandalism, but is not totally quantifable as when toilets are blocked is this through misure or deliberate act' ?? This answer to me doesn't sound clear.
Can you tell me how many toilets have been closed, for which reason, and for how long time?

Thank you very much

Yours sincerely,

Santino Pani

Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Pani,
 
Thank you for your email. If you follow the link supplied you can download
the data available about Barnet's public toilets in Excel format. Please
accept my apologies if this does fully provide the data you are seeking
but we are not required to create new data only supply what is held 
 
Do you wish me to log a fresh request for your question about which
toilets have been closed for which reason and for how long? This is a
fresh question but I can raise a request with the  services to see what is
held. If there is a specifc piece of information you are seeking about a
closure for a particular toilet this could help to target searches also.
 
Kind regards
 
Chris Lloyd

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

Thank you for your response. Howver, I am not fully satisfied of it.

At first, why you answered using a PDF format, as I expressly asked to
receive it in a spreadsheet. It should be a an Excel file (CSV or XLSX).

On Question 5, your answer is confusing. How is possible that you don't
know how many acts of vandalism happened in your toilets? The police
doesn't provide you these data? You manage the toilets or not?

What means '20 or 30 occasions of vandalism, but is not totally
quantifable as when toilets are blocked is this through misure or
deliberate act' ?? This answer to me doesn't sound clear.
Can you tell me how many toilets have been closed, for which reason, and
for how long time?

Thank you very much

Yours sincerely,

Santino Pani

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

Thank you for response. I have seen already the toilets data on the link you provided, and although it is very exaustive about the list of toilets available in your borough, it does not answer my last question.

So please start a new request. Thank you very much for this offer.
Please note, I need the data for the years 2018-2019, and I believe you have it.

I am wondering how a council like yours, with a budget of almost £300Millions on this year, does not have the data's updated till at least last 6 months, when your financial year was closed.

Thank you.

Santino Pani

Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

Dear Mr. Pani, I will log this immediately and I will also check that more
is not held on automated toilets also. The costs of these would be part of
the overall RE Ltd outsourced contract (this is published on our website
but would not break down to that level of detail) but they may have more
performance information. The toilets operated by Parks are directly
operated by the council. 
 
Kind regards
 
Chris Lloyd

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

Thank you for response. I have seen already the toilets data on the link
you provided, and although it is very exaustive about the list of toilets
available in your borough, it does not answer my last question.

So please start a new request. Thank you very much for this offer.
Please note, I need the data for the years 2018-2019, and I believe you
have it.

I am wondering how a council like yours, with a budget of almost
£300Millions on this year, does not have the data's updated till at least
last 6 months, when your financial year was closed.

Thank you.

Santino Pani

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Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

 
Information request
Our reference: 5908833

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Dear Mr Pani
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 23
December 2019 

 

Can you tell me how many toilets have been closed, for which reason, and 
for how long time in 2018/19?

  

We will deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Under the Act we must respond promptly and in any event within 20 working
days from the date we received your request.  We will respond to you by 24
January 2020

 

Please note the Act defines a limited set of exemptions from the right to
know.  If we decide not to release any information we shall explain why,
which exemption we are relying on and how you can appeal.

Please note: If you receive a request from us for clarification of your
request please respond to it by the date given.  We will not be able to
process your request if you do not provide the clarification asked for.

 

Yours sincerely
 
 
Chris Lloyd
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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Chris Lloyd, Barnet Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 5908833

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Dear Mr Pani
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 23 December 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you reply to this email please do not amend the subject line or your
email will not go into the case and there will be a delay in it being
received by us.

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Chris Lloyd
Information Management Officer
Commissioning Group

2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW

Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
 

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Dear Chris Lloyd,

Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Santino Pani