Homelessness

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin made this Freedom of Information request to Preston City Council

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The request was refused by Preston City Council.

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Preston City Council,
Regarding your recent article published in the lep.
Read more at: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/politics/prest...

It was stated that "latest figures reveal around 80 per cent of Preston’s street beggars are not genuinely homeless"

1: Under the FOI act please provide me with written details of how you obtained the figures and where they are published.
2: Please provide me with a copy of your guidelines on how you distinguish between a genuine 'beggar' and a homeless person sat on the street not asking for money.
3: Please inform me as to how 'beggars' are able to pay fixed penalties issued by yourselves.
4: Please provide me with a copy of the legislation that allows you to cause alarm, harassment and distress to the homeless people of Preston by requesting them to move within 5 minutes of being instructed to do so by yourselves.

Yours faithfully,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

You are late responding and are breaking the law.
Please reply.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for the reply where you indicated that you obtained your homeless figures from
survey statistics from Police and Council at the start of the project in August 2016.

Please provide me with a copy of the survey carried out by PCC.

I shall be contacting Lancs Constab to request a copy of their survey too.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Preston City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Preston City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Homelessness'.

I have waited for over a month for a response but to no avail.

Please provide me with a copy of the survey carried out by PCC immediately!

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

Yours faithfully,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

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Caron Parmenter, Preston City Council

Good afternoon Mr. Heskin,

I write to inform you that I am in the process of conducting a review of
your FOI request relating to homelessness.

Unfortunately my main contact within the Council is currently on leave due
to a recent bereavement. It is anticipated that he will be back in the
office later next week.

Please accept my apologies .I will deal the matter as a matter of urgency
on his return and shall of course keep you updated.

Kind regards

Caron.

Caron Parmenter
Head of Legal and Democratic Services - Monitoring Officer
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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Caron Parmenter,

Unfortunately you have no legal right to carry out the internal rewiew as it cannot be carried out by the person who first replied to the original request.

I suggest you follow the correct procedures.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Caron Parmenter,
Update...

Lancashire Post 25/01/18
...."as latest figures claimed around 80 per cent of beggars are not genuinely homeless."

Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/second-crackd...

I'm still waiting .....

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Caron Parmenter, Preston City Council

Good morning Mr Heskin,
I write to inform you that correct procedures are being followed.
If you refer to the letter which was sent to you on the 12th December 2017, Mrs Ashcroft responded to your FOI request. In the letter she stated that if you were unhappy with the response you could request an internal review within 21 days which would be carried out by myself.
Kind regards
Caron.

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Caron Parmenter,

I have been waiting since 12th December 2017 for the documentation I requested.
You are late with providing me with the documentation and are breaking the law.
Please respond immediately.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Caron Parmenter, Preston City Council

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Good morning Mr. Heskin.
Further to my previous email, I write to inform you that I have now had an opportunity to conduct an internal review of your FOI request- Homelessness.
I attach the content of my findings.
Kind regards
Caron.

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I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Caron Parmenter,

Thanks for the response in which you refused to provide me with a copy of the survey on homelessness carried out by Preston City Council at the start of the project in 2016 because "It relates to the personal data of someone else and is exempt data under Section 40 of the Data Protection Act 1998"

I put it to you that 'If' the survey actualy exists, it is of public interest and should therefore be released under the FOI Act.

Today I shall contact the ICO and report my findings.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin

Dear Caron

Just a note to inform you that I have today reported Preston City Council to the ICO due to their refusal to provide me with a copy of the survey on homelesness Preston City Council claim to have undertaken.

Yours sincerely,

I am the agent for the fictional strawman that was created with the name Kenneth Heskin