Internet usage in public libraries

Chris Akers made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

Can I please have information regarding the total number of hours that people have spend on the internet in public libraries in the city between 2003-2013. Can this information be broken down on a yearly basis
please.

Also, can I have information on any public libraries in the city have been closed permanentlyin the timeframe mentioned above or have been closed for at least one month for repairs. Can dates as to when this occurred also be included as part of the information.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Akers

FOI Mailbox, Birmingham City Council

Dear Chris Akers

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000  -  Request for Information

 

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry for information held by the Council
under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  We
acknowledge receipt of your request dated 10 April 2014 which was received
in our office and we will be in touch with you again in due course.

 

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please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0121 303 4876.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Corporate Information Governance Team

 

 

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FOI Mailbox, Birmingham City Council

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Dear Mr Akers

Please see attached snapshot of the report we have to run to respond to your request, this report contains the information you have requested, if this is satisfactory please let us know as these reports have to be run out of hours.

Kind Regards

Corporate Information Governance Team

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Birmingham City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Internet usage in public libraries'.

I asked for information regarding regarding the total number of hours that people have spend on the internet in public libraries in the city between 2003-2013 and for this information be broken down on a yearly basis. Yet the only information I received was about Acocks Green Library (and it is unknown whether that was for a year of the time span requested)

I also asked for information on any public libraries in the city which have been closed permanently in the timeframe mentioned above or have been closed for at least one month for repairs and for the dates as
to when this occurred to also be included as part of the information. As yet this information has not been forthcoming.

Can I please get a response as to why this information as so far not been given to myself. I would most appreciate receiving a reason behind this.

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

Thank you for taking the time to read this

Yours faithfully,

Chris Akers

FOI Mailbox, Birmingham City Council

Dear Chris Akers

I am writing further to your email below and request below.

We wrote to you on 14 April 2014 with the following:

Dear Mr Akers

Please see attached snapshot of the report we have to run to respond to your request, this report contains the information you have requested, if this is satisfactory please let us know as these reports have to be run out of hours.

Kind Regards

Corporate Information Governance Team
................................................................................................................................................................................................

We were waiting to receive confirmation from you whether you were happy with the snapshot provided to you as your request is due for a response on 12 May. We will contact the service area today to continue with your request and as soon as they forward us the information we will contact you.

Yours sincerely
Corporate Information Governance Team

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Dear Chris Akers

 

Please see the attached for your Freedom of Information request.

 

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Governance Team

 

 

10 Woodcock Street

Aston

Birmingham

B7 4BG

0121 303 4876/2080

 

 

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