HillingdonFirst

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Ref: http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/GH_Mi...

In this document, it states "Finally, the meeting was reassured that Harrow residents could continue to use Hillingdon Amenity sites and that the demand for Hillingdon First cards was to restrict access from out of London potential users."

Please could you provide:

1. All communication with the London Borough of Hillingdon regarding the HillingdonFirst scheme since January 2007.

2. What information specifically led to this statement in the Greener Harrow meeting?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Grimshaw

Andrew Baker,

Dear Mr Grimshaw

Thank you for your request.

The information I provided at the Greener Harrow meeting was based on
conversations I have had with equivalent waste officers in Hillingdon.
There has been no written or electronic communication.

My understanding of the Hillingdon First card is that it entitles
Hillingdon residents to various discounts and privileges on production of
the card. My understanding is that production of the card at Civic Amenity
sites will mean residents can deposit waste free of charge. Without a
card, residents and non-residents will be subject to a charge. At present
this is only being applied to Hillingdon's CA Site in Harefield, which has
a large flow of waste in from district councils in Herts - and very little
from other West London Waste Authority (WLWA )boroughs.

Within the WLWA area, there is a long-standing agreement that constituent
authorities accept waste from each others residents - as disposal costs
are shared.

I do not know if Hillingdon intend to extend this policy to all their
civic amenity sites.

I hope this helps

Andrew Baker

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Title: Hillingdon First Cards
Notes: Dear Sir or Madam,

Ref:
[1]http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/GH_Mi...

In this document, it states "Finally, the meeting was reassured that
Harrow residents could continue to use Hillingdon Amenity sites and that
the demand for Hillingdon First cards was to restrict access from out of
London potential users."

Please could you provide:

1. All communication with the London Borough of Hillingdon regarding
the HillingdonFirst scheme since January 2007.

2. What information specifically led to this statement in the Greener
Harrow meeting?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Grimshaw

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Paul Grimshaw

Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply to point 2. Please could you supply information requested as per point 1.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw

Andrew Baker,

Dear Mr Grimshaw

I thought I had explained that my comments were based on conversations
with officers from Hillingdon. I have had no paper or electronic
communication. Therefore I am unable to supply you with any copies of
communication as requested in your original FoI request.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Baker

>>> Paul Grimshaw <[FOI #13370 email]> 07/07/2009
23:53 >>>
Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply to point 2. Please could you supply
information requested as per point 1.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw

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Paul Grimshaw

Dear FOI,

To clarify, this is not specific to point 2 and Greener Harrow. Point 1 was the council as a whole.

Just to confirm, no one from Hillingdon Council have never contacted anyone from Harrow Council in relation to the HillingdonFirst scheme at all since 2007 in any context?

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw

Andrew Baker,

Dear Mr Grimshaw

I'm sorry, I do not know whether there has ever been any communication
between Harrow and Hillingdon on this scheme.

I will ask the people who administer the FoI scheme to review your
original request, to determine how best to respond.

yours sincerely

Andrew Baker

>>> Paul Grimshaw <[FOI #13370 email]> 08/07/2009
15:00 >>>
Dear FOI,

To clarify, this is not specific to point 2 and Greener Harrow.
Point 1 was the council as a whole.

Just to confirm, no one from Hillingdon Council have never
contacted anyone from Harrow Council in relation to the
HillingdonFirst scheme at all since 2007 in any context?

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw

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Shirley Jenkins,

Dear Mr Grimshaw

I have made enquires about any communications between Harrow and Hillingdon staff with regards to the Hillingdon First scheme and to the best of my knowledge there have been no communications.

I hope this answers your question.

Kind Regards

Shirley Jenkins
Business Support Manager
Property & Infrastructure
Community & Environment
Tel No. 020 8424 1502
email: [email address]

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Dear Shirley Jenkins,

Thank you for your assistance. It doesn't surprise me that no contact was made by hillingdon.

If you have anyone working on a similar scheme within Harrow or are looking into it, please could you confirm that they have not had any discussions with hillingdon directly or via a 3rd party (e.g. smart-Tran/bracknell council).

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw

Shirley Jenkins,

Dear Mr Grimshaw

As far as I'm aware we are not intending to carry out a similar scheme.

Kind Regards

Shirley

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Dear Shirley Jenkins,

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Grimshaw