Information about your dealings with Stonewall [Extraneous material removed]

The request was successful.

Dear Cleveland Fire Brigade,
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Please provide any information that you hold answering to any of the following descriptions:

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,” including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please redact personal details if necessary.

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to either application or programme.

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or 2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be entitled to withhold it).

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind, if no further assessment was done).

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019; (ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme in the future, and if so which.

Yours faithfully,

U. Winfield

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

OFFICIAL:

Dear U Winfield,

Your request for information has been received and will be dealt with, within the statutory timescales.

Kind Regards
Freedom of Information Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade
Training & Administration Hub
Endeavour House
Queens Meadow Business Park
Hartlepool
TS25 5TH
01429 872311

NB. PLEASE NOTE THAT INFORMATION SUPPLIED IN RESPONSE TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUESTS PROVIDE DATA FOR INSPECTION BY THE ENQUIRER, BUT DOES NOT GIVE AUTOMATIC RIGHT TO REUSE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS RESPONSE WHICH IS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT AND IS NOT LICENSED FOR REUSE INCLUDING MARKETING.

IN PROVIDING YOU WITH THIS INFORMATION I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE RE-USE OF PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2005, WHICH CAME INTO FORCE ON THE 1 JULY 2005. IF YOU INTEND TO RE-USE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED, YOU MUST CONTACT THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT, AS THEY MAY WISH TO PLACE CONDITIONS ON HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED.”

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Dear Info,

Thank you for keeping me informed. I look forward to your answers soon.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Dear Info,

You replied on 8th February to my FoI request of 7th Feb: "your request will be dealt with, within the statutory timescales". But it has not been answered, and is now very overdue. I request an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear U Winfield

Thank you for your email regarding your current freedom of information request Ref 923 - Information about your dealing with Stonewall.

As detailed on our external website due to the current pandemic it is possible due to current working practices we may take longer than 20 working days to supply information under freedom of information requests. The Information Commissioner recognises that longer time may be needed when staff have to prioritise other work to keep services running.

Your request is currently been reviewed and will be issued next week.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear Info,

OK. Thank you for that information. I look forward to your reply next week.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

 

Dear U Winfield

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

I am writing further to your email of 07 February 2021 where you requested
the following information:

 

1. Any application you made in 2019 or 2020 to be a “Stonewall Diversity
Champion” or to be included on Stonewall’s “Workplace Equality Index,”
including any attachments or appendices to those applications. Please
redact personal details if necessary.  Sent via Wetransfer -  FOI 923
Q1_Redacted

 

2. Any feedback you received in 2019 or 2020 from Stonewall in relation to
either application or programme.  Sent via Wetransfer-  FOI 923
Q2_Redacted

 

3. Any other communication you have received from Stonewall in 2019 or
2020 unless privileged or otherwise exempt from disclosure (but if you
claim privilege or exemption in relation to any material, please say in
broad terms what the material is and the basis on which you claim to be
entitled to withhold it). Sent via Wetransfer - FOI 923 Q3_Redacted

 

4. Full details of any equality impact assessment you carried out
connected with any of these applications (including any equality impact
assessment carried out prior to an earlier application of the same kind,
if no further assessment was done).  None available

 

5. Details of the total amount of money you paid to Stonewall (i) in 2019;
(ii) in 2020, whether or not as payment for goods or services.  Stonewall
£300 (net) in 2019 & £0.00 in 2020

 

6. Whether you intend to continue your membership of any Stonewall scheme
in the future, and if so which.  Possibly continue with our current level
of membership

 

Due to the size of the attachments these will be sent separately via
wetransfer and answers above in red

 

 

You have the right to seek a review of this decision and a request should
be made to the Senior Head of Assets for this purpose. The request should
be in writing with the grounds for a review and sent to the Senior Head of
Assets, at the address below or email [1][Cleveland Fire Brigade request email]

 

Reviews should be made within 40 working days of our response to your
request being issued.  Any requests for review received outside of the 40
working days will be refused.  Please note this is in line with the
Information Commissioner’s own working practices.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may appeal
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, The ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Cleveland Fire Authority.  The ICO can be
contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF.

 

Should you have any queries or require any additional information, please
contact me on the details listed 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Training & Administration Hub

Endeavour House

Queens Meadow Business Park

Hartlepool

TS25 5TH

01429 872311

[2]Rated Good.

[3]www.clevelandfire.gov.uk

[4]Twitter | [5]Facebook | [6]Instagram | [7]LinkedIn

[8]Confident [9]Stonewall [10]Blue Light [11]Better Health [12]Achieving
[13]Confident

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Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear U Winfield

 

Further to our response to your freedom of information request,
unfortunately your email address is not valid to send information via
wetransfer, please could you either provide an alternative email address
of could we send you the information via CD/DVD?

 

We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and look forward to your
response.

 

Kind Regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Cleveland Fire Brigade

[1]Rated Good.

[2]www.clevelandfire.gov.uk

[3]Twitter | [4]Facebook | [5]Instagram | [6]LinkedIn

[7]Confident [8]Stonewall [9]Blue Light [10]Better Health [11]Achieving
[12]Confident

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Dear Info,
Please send your response to [email address]. I would be grateful if you could find a way to post some kind of reply, even if it is one without huge attachments, if that is the problem.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

U. Winfield

Info, Cleveland Fire Brigade

Dear U Winfield

Thank you for the alternative email address, I can confirm today that the answers to Q1, 2 and 3 have been sent via we transfer this will be available for you for the the next 7 days.

Your FOI request is now complete, as per the email send on 23 April at 18:04.

You have the right to seek a review of this decision and a request should be made to the Senior Head of Assets for this purpose. The request should be in writing with the grounds for a review and sent to the Senior Head of Assets, at the address below or email [Cleveland Fire Brigade request email]

Reviews should be made within 40 working days of our response to your request being issued. Any requests for review received outside of the 40 working days will be refused. Please note this is in line with the Information Commissioner’s own working practices.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may appeal directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision. Generally, The ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Cleveland Fire Authority. The ICO can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.

Should you have any queries or require any additional information, please contact me on the details listed

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer
Cleveland Fire Brigade
Training & Administration Hub
Endeavour House
Queens Meadow Business Park
Hartlepool
TS25 5TH
01429 872311

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