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Dear Homes for Haringey,

Please provide all communications between Homes for Haringey for Homes senior management and Haringey Council regarding the proposed HDV between the period of April 1st 2016 and April 1st 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Jackson

ComplaintsHFH, Homes for Haringey

Dear Mr Jackson
 
Freedom of Information Request: Reference LBH/6182217
 
I acknowledge your request for information received on 05 April 2017.
Please accpet our apologies for the late acknowledgement.
This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 08 May 2017.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Feedback Team either by
emailing us at [1][email address] or calling us on 020
8489 5611.
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Nirmla Chumber I Feedback Officer
Homes for Haringey
 
Broadwater Farm Community Centre I London I N17 6HE
Tel: 0208 489 5611 (option 5)
E: [2][email address]
 
 
 
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
E: [3][email address]
 

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Governance Team, Homes for Haringey

Dear Mr Jackson

 

Thank you for your letter/email dated 04 April 2017.  The information
requested is listed below:

 

As per your request, we have searched for information between the senior
mangement at both Homes for Haringey and London Borough of Haringey
regarding the proposed HDV between the period 1^st April 2016 and 1^st
April 2017.

 

Please note that we will not be attaching the emails you requested but
will list the information contained within in them.  This is for two
reasons:

1.    There is personal data contained in the emails

2.    We have automatic electronic archiving which archives emails after
three months. This means that the emails cannot be opened by any other
than the sender.

 

The FOIA states that the the requester is entitled to the information
contained in the document but not the document itself.  Bearing in mind
the above two points which would mean you could not see the majority of
the documents in any event, I trust that the below list is sufficient for
your purposes

 

02/01/2017                           Emails enquiring about the
relationship between the HDV, HfH and the impact on the HRA. Request for
copies of any information presented to the HfH board and any resident
consultation undertaken.

13/01/2017                           Email includes on attachment mention
of potential guardian newspaper article on regen including views of
resident on “HDV”

17/01/2017                           Email link to local news article on
council free vote on HDV for councillors

18/01/2017                           Email chain about new supply which
includes one mention in passing of HDV as possible vehicle for new supply

25/01/2017                           Request for stock investment
information on properties identified as possible transfer to HDV

31/01/2017                           Attachment includes notes of Housing
Supply group meeting on 31/1/17  which makes one minor reference to HDV in
relation to future use of specific asset

13/02/2017                           Recirculation of Housing supply group
meeting notes on 31/1/17  which makes one minor reference to HDV in
relation to future use of specific asset

14/02/2017                           Email chain with minor mention of HDV
in relation to phasing of regeneration

23/02/2017                           Email regarding meeting to discuss
and resident consultation re HDV.

23/02/2017                           email requesting a meeting to discuss
legal matters and  HDV.

01/03/2017                           Copy of Asset Management plan
attached to email which makes reference to HDV

07/03/2017                           invite to Cllr Strickland checking
his availability to attend a board away day to discuss the HDV.

26/07/2017                           Attachment of CLT mins from 27/5/16
which makes mention of presentation on HDV

27/01/2017 - 03/02/2017   Emails regarding the impact of the HDV on
employment within Homes for Haringey - confirmation it will be picked up
and an answer provided

23/01/2017                           Emails regarding a potential HfH
Board member session on HDV

07/03/2017                           Invitation to HfH MD to join the HDV
Internal Steering Group - and acceptance

06/02/2017                           Email agreeing content of HDV
HomeZone article

28/02/2017                           distribution of Q&A with Cllr Kober
on HDV

27/03/2017                           Discussion around decant opportunity
for Cranwood with mention of HDV

27/01/2017                           Discussion around affect on tenancy
clauses with mention of HDV

 

In addition to the above, there were also several meetings where the HDV
was discussed – the relevant information can be found here
[1]www.haringey.gov.uk/hdv 

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 020 8489
2568 or email at [2][email address]

 

If you are unhappy with how we have dealt with your request and wish to
make a complaint, please contact the Feedback and Information Governance
Team as below. (Please note you should do this within two months of
receiving this response.)   

 

Feedback and Information Governance Team

6th Floor River Park House

225 High Road

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 1988

Email: [3][email address]

 

You may also complain to the Information Commissioner's office, which may
be able to help you.  However they would normally expect the local
authority to have undertaken a complaint investigation or Internal Review
of the request before they will accept the referral. 

 

You can contact the Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone help line:    0845 6306060, or 01625 545745

Fax:  01625 545510

Website:     [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Harriet Rushton

Governance and Risk Manager

 

Homes for Haringey

48 Station Road I Wood Green I London N22 7TY

T: 0208 489 2568  

E: [5][email address]

 

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Twitter: @homes4haringey

 

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Dear Governance Team,
Many thanks for your efforts, it is most appreciated. The emails of members of staff and officers of Haringey Council are not protected as personal information when carrying out their employment or elected functions. I have no interest in seeing the personal details of any individual who is not an elected member, officer or employee of the Council insofar as their emails pertain to the functioning of the Council, its decision making or dealings with external agencies. I would respectfully request that the emails be redacted of any genuinely "personal information" as defined by law and the remainder of the content released.

I appreciate that the manner in which the Auto Archive function of the organisations involved may present some challenges, but that does not however override the legal requirement to disclose. You have a legal duty to retain records for a minimum of six months and having an individual member override undermines the principle of freedom of information. You may wish to talk to your I.T department, the fact that the Auto Archive is set up in such a manner as to make legal compliance difficult, i concur, that is an issue.
I would respectfully ask for these communications redacted of any personal information.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Jackson

Governance Team, Homes for Haringey

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email. I would be grateful if you would allow me a little time to respond to your points in full; I am not in the office Wednesday or Thursday this week. Would you be amenable to giving me until Wednesday 17th May?

Kind regards

Harriet

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Governance Team, Homes for Haringey

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Dear Mr Jackson

 

Thank you for your patience whilst waiting for my reply.  In relation to
the IT point – I would like to reassure you that notwithstanding the IT
policies, all relevant emails have been reviewed and relevant information
provided.  Our policy is to archive after three months but the archived
emails are fully searchable and accessible by the staff member whilst in
the archive. 

 

Turning to the emails you requested, the Act does not require copies of
documents to be provided only details of the information contained in the
document.  Bearing that in mind and having duly considered your response
and the relevant FOIA exemptions and data protection principles, I have
added the names of employees in a senior/in a public facing role (e.g.
elected members, board members or other management).  If employees on the
trail were not in these roles I have left their names off the distribution
or referred to them as a junior employee (the provision of their
information is exempt in the circumstances, pursuant to section 40(2) of
the FOIA).  In some instances I still need to confirm the full
distribution list and I will update this shortly.

 

I would like to apologise for an oversight in the original email.  There
were four emails from 2016 which were inadvertently left off the previous
email and have now been included.  In addition, there was one typo on the
date. 

 

DATE BETWEEN CONTENT
21/07/2016 Email to Rebecca Begej Attachment of presentation to CLT
(Head of Business on North Tottenham delivery plan
Development) which makes one mention of HDV
24/08/2016 Email to Chris Liffen Conversation regarding commercial
(Director of Property) properties identified for possible
from Jim McKinnon transfer to HDV
02/09/2016 Email between Chris Invite to CD meeting with HDV
Liffen and Jim McKinnon Bidders
01/10/2016 Email trail including Multiple email trains about
Rebecca Begej and senior possible site for modular build
officers at LBH which includes mention of need to
consider whether or not the site
might be included in HDV
26/07/2016 Email to Rebecca Begej Attachment of CLT mins from
from junior employee 27/5/16 which makes mention of
presentation on HDV
02/01/2017 From Councillor Zena Emails enquiring about the
Brabazon, Councillor relationship between the HDV, HfH
Ibrahim Ermine (with and the impact on the HRA. Request
other Councillors for copies of any information
copied), Dan Hawthorn presented to the HfH board and any
(Head of Regeneration at resident consultation undertaken
the Coucil) to Puneet
Rajput (Director of
Corporate Affairs at HfH)
13/01/2017 Email from the Email includes on attachment
communications team to mention of potential guardian
the Board of HfH newspaper article on regen
including views of resident on HDV
17/01/2017 Email trail including Email link to local news article
Rebecca Begej and senior on council free vote on HDV for
officers at LBH councillors
18/01/2017 Email trail including Email chain about new supply which
Rebecca Begej and senior includes one mention in passing of
officers at LBH HDV as possible vehicle for new
supply
23/01/2017 Email chain between Emails regarding a potential HfH
Councillor Alan Board member session on HDV
Strickland, Tracie Evans,
Andrew Billany,
Councillor Joanna
Christophides, Councillor
Lorna Reith, Tom McGregor
(Chair of HfH Board) and
Alan Benson
25/01/2017 Email between Alan Benson Request for stock investment
and Chris Liffen information on properties
identified as possible transfer to
HDV
27/01/2017 Email between Denise Discussion around affect on
Gandy and Alan Benson tenancy clauses with mention of
HDV
27/01/2017 - Email chain between Emails regarding the impact of the
03/02/2017 UNISON branch secretary, HDV on employment within Homes for
Andrew Billany and Tracie Haringey - confirmation it will be
Evans picked up and an answer provided
31/01/2017 Email trail including Attachment includes notes of
Rebecca Begej and senior Housing Supply group meeting on
officers at LBH 31/1/17  which makes one minor
reference to HDV in relation to
future use of specific asset
06/02/2017 Email trail including Email agreeing content of HDV
Sophie Hoskins (Head of HomeZone article
Communications at HfH),
Andrew Billany, Dan
Hawthorne
13/02/2017 Email trail including Recirculation of Housing supply
Rebecca Begej group meeting notes on 31/1/17 
which makes one minor reference to
HDV in relation to future use of
specific asset
14/02/2017 Email trail including Email chain with minor mention of
Rebecca Begej and senior HDV in relation to phasing of
officers at LBH regeneration
23/02/2017 Email from Andrew Billany Email regarding meeting to discuss
to Jo Moore, Alan Benson and resident consultation re HDV
and Puneet Rajput
23/02/2017 Email from Tracie Evans Email requesting a meeting to
to Puneet Rajput discuss legal matters and  HDV
28/02/2017 Email between Andrew distribution of the Dave Hill Q&A
Billany, Lynn Garner and with Cllr Kober on HDV
Dan Hawthorne
01/03/2017 Email trail including Copy of Asset Management plan
Rebecca Begej and senior attached to email which makes
officers at LBH reference to HDV
07/03/2017 Email from Puneet Rajput Invite to Cllr Strickland checking
to Cllr Strickland his availability to attend a board
away day to discuss the HDV
07/03/2017 Email from Dan Hawthorne Invitation to HfH MD to join the
to Andrew Billany HDV Internal Steering Group - and
acceptance
27/03/2017 Email between Denise Discussion around decant
Gandy (Director of opportunity for Cranwood with
Demand), Alan Benson and mention of HDV
Jim McKinnon

Kind Regards

 

Harriet Rushton

Governance and Risk Manager

 

Homes for Haringey

48 Station Road I Wood Green I London N22 7TY

T: 0208 489 2568  

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Dear Governance Team,
You claim that the Freedom Information Act does not require you to supply copies of emails, only the information held within. I believe that your interpretation of the law is incorrect and your response inadequate in several ways.

I have read the legislation and can find no section that specifies that you may refuse to provide copies of the information simply because the original recording format is email. Emails are routinely supplied by relevant authorities in response to FOI including Haringey Council. The format you have used to respond in any case does not include the information only a summary of the topic and authors and recipients of the information.

I draw your attention to section 84 F3 of the Act which provides interpretation of the wording within. I quote 'infomation subject to sections 51(8) and 75(2) means information recorded in any form'

The act lists those elements that may be subject to exemption, copies of email do not appear as legitimate grounds for refusal. You are required to state the specific exemption you apply when refusing information, you have not done so.

Indeed under section 77(1) the act states that it is an offence (ie criminal) to 'alter, deface, block, erase, destroy, or conceal any record held by the public authority with the intention of preventing disclosure'.

It seems that you are in danger of being assessed as falling foul of the allegations of blocking and or concealing records with the intention of preventing disclosure. Whilst this may not be the intention, the continued failure to provide the requested information forces me to ask again for the prompt supply of copies of all emails listed in your previous responses. If you remain unwilling to do so I must ask for an immediate internal review and give you fair notice that I do intend to pursue this if refusal continues.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Jackson

Governance Team, Homes for Haringey

Dear Mr Jackson

Thank you for your email of which I confirm receipt. We will reply fully by the end of next week.

Kind regards

Harriet

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Governance Team, Homes for Haringey

Dear Mr Jackson

 

Thank you for your email.  As per my previous reply,  the Act does not
require an organisation to provide the document itself merely the
information contained within the document and as such, the response
detailed below stands.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Harriet Rushton

Governance and Risk Manager

Homes for Haringey

48 Station Road I Wood Green I London N22 7TY

T: 0208 489 2568  

E: [email address]

 

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Dear Homes for Haringey,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Homes for Haringey's handling of my FOI request 'HDV'.

I recently received a response to my request for copies of correspondence between Homes for Haringey and Haringey Council and officers regarding the HDV. What I received was a wholly inadequate list of email titles and NOT the contents and detail of such correspondence. This response is not in compliance with the Freedom of Information legislation and frankly is offensive. I hereby request a full internal review and if this matter is not resolved satisfactorily it will be subject to an appeal to the Information Commissioner to ensure compliance.

Sincerely
Phil Jackson

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/hdv

Yours faithfully,

Phil Jackson

Pietikainen Sirkku,

Dear Mr Jackson,

 

Internal Review regarding Freedom of Information request reference
LBH/6182217

 

Thank you for email received on 23 June 2017.

 

Your request for an Internal Review has been logged with the reference
LBH/6369317. Please quote this reference number on any further
correspondence.

 

We will now review the response you have been sent to the above request
and I aim to let you know the outcome of our investigation by 21 July
2017. If I need longer, I will write to let you know the reason and when
you can expect a full reply.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know. 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Sirkku Pietikäinen

Information Governance Officer

Shared Service Centre | Central Team

 

Haringey Council

10th Floor, Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, Wood Green, London N22 7TR

 

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2552                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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