Humberside Police background on policy to oppose cycling events on public roads

Graeme Holdsworth made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

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Graeme Holdsworth

Dear Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner,

Why is it Humberside Police Policy to oppose cycling events on open roads?

In a recent response to Mr Barnes FOI request regarding Humberside Police support for a 24/7 ban on cycling along the A63 (and associated slip roads), the Information Compliance Officer replied: "We believe the Force first stated its opposition to holding cycling events on open public roads, including the A63, a number of years ago."

See: Ref: F-2018-00150
See link: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

I request your provide the following information:
1. Please publish the supporting information for this Police Policy.
2. Please publish the legal reasoning for opposing all cycling events on public roads.
3. Please publish correspondence between Humberside Police and elected officials which resulted in the conclusion that opposing cycling events was the correct policy decision to take.
4. Please publish the reasoning that extends 'opposing cycling events' to 'opposing cycling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the request of Highways England.

Yours faithfully,
The Revd Graeme Holdsworth

SPOC PCC, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

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Graeme Holdsworth

Dear SPOC PCC,

Thank you - I look forward to hearing from you within 20 days.

Yours sincerely,
Graeme Holdsworth

SPOC PCC, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

Thank you for contacting the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
for Humberside, Keith Hunter.  This is an automatic response acknowledging
the receipt of your email.

 

Your email will be passed to a member of the team for appropriate action. 
Due to the high level of mail we receive every day, an immediate response
cannot be guaranteed, but we would hope to be able to respond to you
within 20 working days.

 

Internet Email should not be treated as a secure means of communication.
To ensure regulatory compliance Humberside Police monitors all Internet
Email activity and content. This communication is intended for the
addressee(s) only. Unauthorised use or disclosure of the content may be
unlawful. If you are not a named addressee, you must not disclose, copy,
print, or in any other way use or rely on the data contained in this
transmission. If received in error you should notify the sender
immediately and delete this Email Humberside Police routinely checks
e-mails for computer viruses. However addressees are advised to conduct
their own virus checks of all e-mails, & any attachments). Opinions
expressed in this document may not be official policy. Thank you for your
co-operation. Humberside Police

Cook, Louise, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Revd Holdsworth, thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Unfortunately the information that you are seeking is not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. It may be held by Humberside Police and I would be happy to transfer your request to them if you advise me that you would wish me to do so. Alternatively you may make a request direct to them at [email address].

Yours sincerely

Louise Cook
Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner

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Graeme Holdsworth

Dear Louise Cook,

Thank you very much for your response. I'm not entirely clear I understand - does the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner not hold information about Humberside Police Policy?

Yours sincerely,
Graeme.

Cook, Louise, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

Dear Revd Holdsworth, operational policing matters are the responsibility of the police and I confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold the information that you are seeking at points 1-4 of your request.

Yours sincerely

Louise Cook

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