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Libraries Unlimited takeover of Devon Libraries

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Stephen Carlton

Dear Devon County Council,

I would like to find out more about the decision making process around Libraries Unlimited's takeover of Devon Libraries. Specifically I wish to see:

- minutes from meetings, along with list of attendees, where this proposal was first put forward within Devon County Council
- any reports or analysis arising from public consultation

I'd also like to see how staff pay and terms and conditions have been affected by this change. Can you provide information about what the Head of Libraries salary/contract was before and what the terms of her employment are now she's employed by Libraries Unlimited. I'd also like to see staffing levels in the year before the change and a projection of staffing levels for 2016/2017.

I also wish to see the contract between Devon Libraries and Libraries Unlimited and any budgets set.

Thanks,

Stephen

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Dear Mr Carlton

 

Freedom of Information 2000

Reference – 4888096

 

I am in receipt of your request for information which will be handled in
accordance with your rights under the above legislation.  Your request has
been passed to the Information Governance team to deal with in accordance
with the Council’s Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of
Information Request Handling Policy.

 

Under the above legislation, you are entitled to be informed as to whether
or not Devon County Council holds the information you have requested, and
if so to have this communicated to you within 20 working days.  At times
the Council may have to withhold certain information because an exemption
from disclosure applies.  If we feel that this should apply to any of the
information you have requested, we will inform you of this fact (unless to
do so would reveal information that would otherwise be exempt).  We will
also give you details of how you may appeal our decision.

 

The Council will endeavour to provide you with a response to your request
as soon as possible but incidentally by no later than 12 July 2016.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Eden
Information Governance Support Officer

Customer Relations and Information Governance Team
Devon County Council
Room 120
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
T: 01392 383000 – ask for Rebecca Eden

 

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Dear Stephen Carlton

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request: 4888096

 

I write further to your information request 4888096.  You are due under
the act to receive a response to your request by 12/07/2016.  I write to
advise that unfortunately we have been unable to meet that deadline.  This
is mainly due to the need to conclude a consultation exercise with
Libraries Unlimited in respect of this request.

 

On behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for the delay with
responding to your request.  I will aim to provide you with a full
response as soon as possible.  Should we encounter any further issues with
your request, we will of course keep you fully information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Martin Lawrence
Senior Information Governance Officer

Freedom of Information, Open Data and Transparency Lead

 

Customer Relations & Information Governance

Room 120

County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Martin Lawrence

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Stephen Carlton

Hello,
Are you any closer to being able to respond to this request?
Thanks,
Stephen

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Dear Stephen Carlton

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Information Request 4888096

Thank you for your recent email. Again I would like to apologise to you for the delay in resolving this matter for you. I can confirm that the Council is continuing to undertake a consultation exercise on disclosure of the information you have requested. Regrettably we have yet to conclude this exercise. However I can confirm that a definitive position has been set by the Council in this regard. As such we anticipate that you should receive a response by no later than 08/08/2016.

Again on behalf of the Council I apologise for the delay you have experienced and I thank you for your continued patience throughout this process.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Lawrence
Senior Information Governance Officer
Freedom of Information, Open Data and Transparency Lead

Customer Relations & Information Governance
Room 120
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Martin Lawrence
Email: [email address]
 
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Hello,

This request is long overdue now - would you be able to give me an update on what's going on?

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Carlton

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Dear Mr Carlton

I have been passed your email below concerning your outstanding Freedom of Information Request. I would like to apologise again for the delay in resolving this matter. Having now concluded this matter, I am pleased to attach a copy of the Council's final response.

I hope that the information provided is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely,

The Customer Relations & Information Governance Team
Room 120
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 383000 – Ask for Information Governance Team
Email: [email address]

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