Information re Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy involvement in the new build with St Benedicts & Mayfield Schools

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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please provide me with all information/documentation relevant to the involvement of Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy in the new build school project that encompasses St Benedict' RC School and Mayfield School in Whitehaven. Please include any correspondence which indicates the withdrawal/exclusion of Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy.

Yours faithfully,
Julie Rayson

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. Your request for information has been forwarded on to our Freedom of Information Officer, who will respond to your request as soon as possible, and not later than 20 days after receiving your request

Customer Services Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598300
Email: [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JG.
Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Rayson,

I acknowledge receipt of your Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please accept my apology for the delay in response as I have only recently returned from vacation.

Your request is being considered and you will receive any recorded information held by Copeland Borough Council within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

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

Telephone 01625 545700
https://ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Democratic Services
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529
Email: [email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Dear Clifford Walker,

Copeland Borough Council has not replied to my FOI request for Information promptly, within the 20 working day timescale, nor have I been advised of an extension of time, as normally required by law.

Please reply to this correspondence as a matter of urgency.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Robinson

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Robinson,

Please accept my apologies for the delay in response to your FOI request as outlined. I will chase this matter today and endeavour to get back to you as soon as is practicable.

Regards,

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Telephone: 01946 598529

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre
Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

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Dear Clifford Walker,

I am still awaiting the information requested which I should have had a response to by now.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Robinson

Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Thank you for for your email.

 

I am currently out of the office, returning on Monday 19th September 2016.

 

I will respond to your enquiry on my return.

 

Anything requiring urgent attention may be directed to Mrs Denise James on
01946 598528.

 

Regards,

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Telephone: 01946 598529

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre

Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ

 

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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Copeland Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information re Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy involvement in the new build with St Benedicts & Mayfield Schools'.

Despite receiving a phone call from Mayor Mike Starkie on 1st September advising he hoped to deal with this within the following few days, and me then having to further contact CBC for a reply, I have not had an adequate response and the length of time I have waited is now unacceptable and well beyond the legal requirements.

Please respond within the next 48 hours.

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

Yours faithfully,

Julie Robinson

Info, Copeland Borough Council

Thank you for your email.
I have forwarded this onto the relevant department on your behalf, who will contact to you in due course, if appropriate.

Customer Services Officer
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 598300
Email: [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JG.
Tel:01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

Dear Ms Robinson,

Thank you for contacting Copeland Borough Council with your request for an Internal Review.

Freedom of Information request 5257/16 - Information re Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy involvement in the new build with St Benedicts & Mayfield Schools

This has been assigned to a caseworker. We will aim to send you a full response by 28 November 2016 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Democratic Services
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529
Email: [email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Dear Ms Robinson,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Information re Bright Tribe Trust/Whitehaven Academy involvement in the new build with St Benedicts & Mayfield Schools.

Please accept my apology for the delay in response to this request.

I can advise that the information requested is contained within the above attached documentation.

Could I also take this opportunity to respectfully enquire as to, (given the disclosure outlined above), whether you still wish to pursue your request for an internal review into the handling of this request.

I hope this is the information you require, but do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to clarify anything further.

The Council makes every effort to make sure that the services it provides are as efficient and effective as possible, and this includes any requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

If you believe that your request has not been dealt with satisfactorily you should follow the Council’s complaints procedure.

If you have followed the complaints procedure and are still not happy with how your request has been dealt with you may also contact the:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 745
For more information: https://ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Cliff Walker
Information Management Officer
Democratic Services
Copeland Borough Council

Tel: 01946 59 8529
Email: [email address]

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303. www.copeland.gov.uk, [Copeland Borough Council request email]

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

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Dear Mr Walker,

Thank you for finally forwarding information as requested. I can confirm I do not wish to pursue an internal review into the handling of this request but would hope that Freedom of Information requests received by CBC from the public in future are handled in a more timely manner.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Robinson