Junction of A6 Bolton Road and B5252 Myles Standish Way, Chorley - Highway Maintenance

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Dear Lancashire County Council,

Freedom of Information request Junction of A6 Bolton Road and B5252 Myles Standish Way, Chorley.

With in a radius of 1km of the above described road junction, please supply the following information from the previous two years from 14/02/2018.

Details of all complaints and enquiries received relating to the carriageway.

Dates and details of all safety inspections carried out on the carriageway.

Details of all defects identified during safety inspections.

Details of how safety inspections are undertaken. Walked or driven, if driven the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

The intended frequency of the safety inspections in accordance with LCC policies then in force.

The hierarchy classification.

The road section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all catagories of carriageway potholes.

The time periods adopted between identification and repair (temporary or permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Has the authority formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management?

Regards

Peter Robinson

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Robinson,

 

Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)

 

We are writing to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry of 14 Februaary
2018, in which you request the disclosure of information.

 

We can confirm that your enquiry will now be assigned to an officer who
will commence a search for the information you require and they will
respond in due course. The deadline date for issuing you with a full
response is 14 March 2018. We will endeavour to provide a response well in
advance of this date, however, should we envisage any delays, or require
more details from you, we will contact you immediately.

 

If you have any queries about the above, please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting ref. 945.241.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

On Behalf of the Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

PO Box 78

County Hall

Preston

PR1 8XJ

[1][email address]

[2]www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

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The road quality is terrible around Miles Standish Way

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

We write to you in relation to the freedom of information request you
submitted on 14^th February 2018 regarding information of Bolton Road and
Myles Standish Way.

 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a response today which is the
statutory deadline day as we are currently redacting the necessary
documents of any third party data (members of the public who have reported
concerns).

 

Please refer to page 68 of the attached document.

 

Regarding documents about;

 

·         Details of all complaints and enquiries relating to the
carriageway

·         Dates and details of all safety inspections carried out on the
carriageway

·         Details of all defects identified during safety inspections

Details of how safety inspections are undertaken. . Walked or driven, if
driven the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in
the vehicle.

·         The intended frequency of the safety inspections in accordance
with LCC policies then in force.

·         The hierarchy classification.

·         The road section number.

·         The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the
identification of all categories of carriageway potholes.

·         The time periods adopted between identification and repair
(temporary or permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

·         Has the authority formally adopted all or part of the standards
contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance
management?

 

Please note Myles Standish Way is inspected every 3 months, all
inspections in this period were driven and undertaken in pairs.
Information on the road classification and road hierarchy can be found on
the HAMS Report, currently being redacted to remove third party data
(members of the public who have reported concerns).

 

Bolton Road is inspected every month, all inspections in this period were
driven and undertaken in pairs. Information on the road classification and
road hierarchy can be found on the HAMS Report, currently being redacted
to remove third party data (members of the public who have reported
concerns).

 

As the highway authority we have a responsibility to maintain highways to
a satisfactory condition and for us to achieve this in accordance with our
finite budget the county council has established a 'Code of Practice for
Highway Safety Inspections' based upon national standards, which defines
road, footway/cycleway hierarchies, inspection procedures, frequencies of
inspections, the recording of actionable defects, risk management and the
response time for the prioritised repair of defects.  Similar to other
highway authorities we have adopted the standard that an actionable defect
is one that is greater than 40mm in depth on the carriageway and 25mm in
depth on the footway. 

 

We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused and we hope to be
able to respond to you as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I fail to see what the attached document or part thereof has to do with highways?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Robinson

Dear Freedom of Information,

Please confirm when you expect to be able to fully respond to this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Robinson

Dear Freedom of Information,

We are now five weeks in with no indication of when a full and complete response to this request will be forthcoming.

Time is of the essence. Please respond.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Robinson

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Robinson

Please accept our sincere apologies in the delay of responding to your Freedom of Information request, this is due to the number of documents we have received from our highways department. We are currently working our way through the information and will respond as soon as we are in a position to do so.

Thank you for being understanding and please accept our apologies once again

Kind regards

Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
T: 0300 123 6701
W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

How many documents exactly and how many have been processed so far?

I'd like to be sure that this FOI request is being dealt with effectively as this continued delay seems odd.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Robinson

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Robinson

There are 19 documents in total with 2 of them exceeding over 250 pages. We are thoroughly checking each document to ensure no members of the public information is included and therefore it is taking longer than anticipated.

We can ensure you the request is being dealt with effectively and we do apologise for the delay of your request.

Kind regards

Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
T: 0300 123 6701
W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

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Dear Freedom of Information,

This FOI request is now two months old and most of the information requested remains outstanding.

Is this a deliberate attempt to delay handing over the information or has Lancashire County Council failed to allocate sufficient resource to the task to satisfy the full request in a timely manner?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Robinson

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Request:

 

Within a radius of 1km of the above described road junction,  please
supply the following information from the previous two years from
14/02/2018.

Details of all complaints and enquiries received relating to the
carriageway.

Dates and details of all safety inspections carried out on the
carriageway.

Details of all defects identified during safety inspections.

Details of how safety inspections are undertaken. Walked or driven, if
driven the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in
the vehicle.

The intended frequency of the safety inspections in accordance with LCC
policies then in force.

The hierarchy classification.

The road section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification
of all categories of carriageway potholes.

The time periods adopted between identification and repair (temporary or
permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Has the authority formally adopted all or part of the standards contained
within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management?

 

Response:

 

Please see attached documents.

 

Please note there are 3 more documents to follow and they will be with you
by the end of next week. These documents are called HAMS Report Bolton
Road Apr 2017- Feb 2018, HAMS Report Myles Standish Way-Apr 2017-Feb 2018
and Bolton Road-CRIS-Customer Complaints-Feb2016-April 2017.

 

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the delay in responding
to your Freedom Of Information Request.

 

Please note, personal data of the complainants have been removed from the
all of the customer complaints, including their name, address and other
contact details.

 

This information is the personal data of the individual concerned and as
such, is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 by virtue of Section 40(3)(a)(i). Disclosure of this
information into the public domain would be against their legitimate
expectations. Consequently, disclosure would be unfair, and thus a breach
of the first data protection principle, as set out at Schedule 1 to the
Data Protection Act 1998.

 

In the event that you wish to complain about the manner in which your
enquiry has been handled, you should write in the first instance to The
Freedom of Information Officer, Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78,
County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ, or email
[1][Lancashire County Council request email] and the matter will be referred
to the Head of Information Governance for review and reconsideration.

 

If, after this stage, you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to refer
the matter to the Information Commissioner, whose contact details are as
follows:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Email: [2][email address]

Website: [3]http://www.ico.gov.uk

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team via
email quoting reference number 945.241 (AA)

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Request:

 

Within a radius of 1km of the above described road junction,  please
supply the following information from the previous two years from
14/02/2018.

Details of all complaints and enquiries received relating to the
carriageway.

Dates and details of all safety inspections carried out on the
carriageway.

Details of all defects identified during safety inspections.

Details of how safety inspections are undertaken. Walked or driven, if
driven the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in
the vehicle.

The intended frequency of the safety inspections in accordance with LCC
policies then in force.

The hierarchy classification.

The road section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification
of all categories of carriageway potholes.

The time periods adopted between identification and repair (temporary or
permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Has the authority formally adopted all or part of the standards contained
within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management?

 

Response:

 

Please see attached documents.

 

Please note there are 3 more documents to follow and they will be with you
by the end of next week. These documents are called HAMS report Bolton
Road Apr 2017- Feb 2018, HAMS Report Myles Standish Way-Apr 2017-Feb 2018
and Bolton Road-CRIS-Customer Complaints-Feb2016-April 2017.

 

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the delay in responding
to your Freedom Of Information Request.

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team via
email quoting reference number 945.241 (AA)

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: [1]www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Request:

 

Within a radius of 1km of the above described road junction,  please
supply the following information from the previous two years from
14/02/2018.

Details of all complaints and enquiries received relating to the
carriageway.

Dates and details of all safety inspections carried out on the
carriageway.

Details of all defects identified during safety inspections.

Details of how safety inspections are undertaken. Walked or driven, if
driven the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in
the vehicle.

The intended frequency of the safety inspections in accordance with LCC
policies then in force.

The hierarchy classification.

The road section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification
of all categories of carriageway potholes.

The time periods adopted between identification and repair (temporary or
permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Has the authority formally adopted all or part of the standards contained
within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management?

 

Response:

 

Please see attached documents.

 

Please note there are 3 more documents to follow and they will be with you
by the end of next week. These documents are called HAMS report Bolton
Road Apr 2017- Feb 2018, HAMS Report Myles Standish Way-Apr 2017-Feb 2018
and Bolton Road-CRIS-Customer Complaints-Feb2016-April 2017.

 

Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the delay in responding
to your Freedom Of Information Request.

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team via
email quoting reference number 945.241 (AA)

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: [1]www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Please accept our sincere apologies in the delay of responding to your
freedom of information request regarding Bolton Road and Myles Standish
Way.

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Please see attached document regarding Bolton Road.

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team quoting
reference number 945.241 (AA).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

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Dear Mr Robinson

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Please accept our sincere apologies in the delay of responding to your
freedom of information request regarding Bolton Road and Myles Standish
Way.

Further to your request for information, made under the provisions of the
above Act, please see below our response.

 

Please see attached document regarding Myles Standish Way.

 

If you have any queries regarding any of the above, or you require any
additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the team quoting
reference number 945.241 (AA).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

T:  0300 123 6701

W: [1]www.lancashire.gov.uk

 

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