Funds spent in Rugby District

The request was refused by Warwickshire County Council.

Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Please provide a schedule of all works undertaken in Rugby District by departments controlled by WCC since your records began. Please provide the description / scope of each project and its value.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie

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Information request
Our reference: 9046784

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Dear Jamie
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 17 May
2023. We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000
 
Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we aim to send a response by 15 June 2023. 
 

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Warwickshire County Council

 
Information request
Our reference: 9046784

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Dear Jamie
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. We need further details
from you in order to identify and locate the information .Therefore I
would be grateful if you would advise as this isn't specific enough to be
able to respond to as 'works' could be a range of things, what type of
works.? and also that 'since our records began' If a request will take
more than 18 working hours to collate the information, we are not obliged
to provide the information, due to costs so can you be more specific year
or dates.
To confirm is this highway related.?
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 23/08/2023.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
If you need assistance, please contact me on 01926 412211 or
[email address].
 

Kind regards

Yunus Khalifa
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

 

 
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you for your response.

You asked:
"...I would be grateful if you would advise as this isn't specific enough to be able to respond to as 'works' could be a range of things, what type of works.? and also that 'since our records began'..."

My response:
The "works" are all project undertaken by Warwickshire County Council, and "since record began" is to allow for the Council's archive practice, e.g., you may limit the records to six years, so asking for just 20 years would be impractical.

I had anticipated this information would be digitised by the finance department to ensure expenditure was being managed; as such, the information would have been available through a simple database check to see what works had been undertaken where and at what cost.

If the time scale is limited to the financial year 2021-2022, would the allotted "18 hours" of work be sufficient?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie

Warwickshire County Council

 
Information request
Our reference: 9046784

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Dear Jamie
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request further.
Please define "Works" further  works could include Highways, Engineering
Design Services, Street Lighting, Traffic Signals, Bridges, Transport &
Planning, Road Safety, Property, Strategic Assets? (probably not an
exhaustive list). 
 
Please note If Capital - we don't routinely identify capital projects by
their geographical area.
If this  includes all the services  then it could well take over the 18
hours even if its limited to the financial year 2021-2022.
 
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 23/08/2023.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
If you need assistance, please contact me at 
[1][email address].
 
 
 
Kind regards
 
Yunus Khalifa
Information Rights Officer

Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211

 

 
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you for your response.

Seeing as we are in a "loop". Consider this request closed.

It is concerning the Council has been unable to provide a list of "works" or "projects" undertaken and there geographical location. This raises the concern there is either poor financial and resource management or a reticence to supply useful information.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie