Hackney - 3Fox International correspondence, communications and meetings

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Hackney Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Hackney Borough Council.

Dear Hackney Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Please note there are several parts to this request.

1. I would like to request all internal correspondence and communications held by the council that refers to the company 3Fox International (or known as 3Fox or 3Fox Ltd). By correspondence and communications, I define this as including, but not limited to, emails (and their attachments), letters, minutes and notes taken during meetings, briefings and research documents. As for a time frame, 01 January 2017 to the day this request is processed.

2. I would like to request all correspondence and communications between the council and representatives of the company 3Fox International (or known as 3Fox or 3Fox Ltd). By correspondence and communications, I define this as including, but not limited to, emails (and their attachments), letters, minutes and notes taken during meetings, briefings and research documents. As for a time frame, 01 January 2017 to the day this request is processed.

3. Please indicate, from 01 January 2017 to the day this request is processed, the number of meetings that have taken place between members of the council and representatives of the company 3Fox International (or known as 3Fox or 3Fox Ltd). For each meeting, please provide a list of attendees (and who each attendee represents), and when and where each meeting took place.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Hackney Borough Council

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Dear Mrs Corderoy,

FOI Ref: FOI17-0724-12141

Thank you for submitting a Freedom of Information request. Your reference
number is FOI17-0724-12141.

Your request will be responded to within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team - FOI

[2][email address]

The contents of this email are confidential to the intended recipient at
the email address to which it has been addressed. It may not be disclosed
to or used by anyone other than this addressee, nor may it be copied in
any way. If received in error, please contact Hackney Council,
www.hackney.gov.uk on 020 8356 3000 (out of hours - 020 8356 2300) quoting
the name of the sender and the addressee and then delete it from your
system. Please note that neither Hackney Council nor the sender accepts
any responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan the
email and attachments (if any). No contracts may be concluded on behalf of
Hackney Council by means of email communications.Please note that Hackney
Council reserves the right to monitor emails for the purpose of monitoring
or communications relevant to the Company’s business under the
Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception Of
Communications) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2699) ("the Regulations") for
the following reasons: to investigate or detect the unauthorised use of
the systems, e.g. that this policy is being observed, that no
discriminatory or offensive content appears in emails; to maintain an
adequate level of security for our computer systems; to detect any
computer viruses; to check mailboxes of absent employees. To exercise its
right under the Regulations, Hackney Council must have made all reasonable
efforts to inform every person who may use the system that interception
may take place and this notice to you should be regarded as such
notification..

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I was wondering whether I could have an update on my FOI request? Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Katharine Schopflin,

Hello,

Your request was logged and assigned to the department holding the information on 24th July. We haven't had any response from them so far, but I have chased them to ask.

Kind regards

Katharine

Katharine Schopflin
Information Governance Lead
ICT Services
London Borough of Hackney 
tel: 020 8356 1622
www.hackney.gov.uk

find out more about our work at: http://blogs.hackney.gov.uk/hackit/
 

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Information Management,

Dear Ms Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on 24^th
July. Our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

You requested all correspondence and communications referring to or with
the company 3Fox International, and also the number of meetings held with
them, the attendees, date and location, from 1^st January 2017 to the date
of the request.

 

Unfortunately the information requested is not in an easily retrievable
format nor is there an automated mechanism that would allow us to easily
collate the required data. To fulfil the requirements of the request would
need a return from every department in the Council.

 

The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and
Fees) Regulations 2004 has set the appropriate limit as £450 based on a
charge at £25 per hour.

 

Section 12 of the Act states that the Council is not obliged to comply
with a request for information if the authority estimates that the costs
of complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

 

The appropriate limit is represented by the estimated cost of one person
spending 2½ working days in determining whether the Council holds the
information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information
requested. Consequently the Council is not obliged to respond to your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

As part of our duty to provide advice and assistance under Section16 of
the Act, the Council has an obligation, where a request has been turned
down on the basis of an exemption, to assist the applicant in
re-formulating a request that would be less likely to attract an
exemption.

 

If you would like to suggest specific departments and officers in London
Borough of Hackney to whom we could direct the request, it is possible
that a response could be achieved during the appropriate time limit,
although we cannot guarantee that this will be the case.

 

Any reformulated request the department receives from you will be treated
as a fresh FOI request. Please send any FOI requests to the Information
Management Team at:

 

Information Management Team (FOI)

3rd Floor, Maurice Bishop House

17 Reading Lane

E8 1HH

[1][email address]

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response and wish to appeal, please
contact the Information Management Team at the address above and your
appeal will be dealt with through our Internal Review procedure.

 

If you are still not satisfied following the Internal Review, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner:

 

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545 700

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

The Information Governance Team
ICT Services
London Borough of Hackney 

[2]www.hackney.gov.uk

find out more about our work at: [3]http://blogs.hackney.gov.uk/hackit/

 

The contents of this email are confidential to the intended recipient at
the email address to which it has been addressed. It may not be disclosed
to or used by anyone other than this addressee, nor may it be copied in
any way. If received in error, please contact Hackney Council,
www.hackney.gov.uk on 020 8356 3000 (out of hours - 020 8356 2300) quoting
the name of the sender and the addressee and then delete it from your
system. Please note that neither Hackney Council nor the sender accepts
any responsibility for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan the
email and attachments (if any). No contracts may be concluded on behalf of
Hackney Council by means of email communications.Please note that Hackney
Council reserves the right to monitor emails for the purpose of monitoring
or communications relevant to the Company’s business under the
Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception Of
Communications) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2699) ("the Regulations") for
the following reasons: to investigate or detect the unauthorised use of
the systems, e.g. that this policy is being observed, that no
discriminatory or offensive content appears in emails; to maintain an
adequate level of security for our computer systems; to detect any
computer viruses; to check mailboxes of absent employees. To exercise its
right under the Regulations, Hackney Council must have made all reasonable
efforts to inform every person who may use the system that interception
may take place and this notice to you should be regarded as such
notification..

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