Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

Following on from the Library Service Review update at the Cabinet meeting on the 28th September (details available; http://goo.gl/0L88 ).

Can you please provide the figures mentioned in Appendix A: LIBRARY ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY: EXPLANATION, CRITERIA AND BANDINGS of the document attached to the Cabinet agenda (100928-6) for libraries across Cambridgeshire.

I'm particularly interested in libraries in Cambridge City and the immediately surrounding area.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Pellew

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Pellew

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 844421

Thank you for your email of 5 October 2010 in which you requested
information about the library service review.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information
Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims
to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance, by
2 November 2010.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to
fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the
reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this
request.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance Officer

RES1405
Babbage House
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

01223 729164

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At Cambridgeshire County Council's full council on the 19th of October 2010 Conservative County Councillor Nick Clarke (http://www.clarke.eu.com/) complained that Cllr Pellew had asked for information on the county's libraries via this, and related, Freedom of Information requests.

Cllr Clarke said Cllr Pellew ought to have approached officers directly rather than asking for the information in public, and said this route would have been cheaper for the council. Cllr Clarke called for councillor training to be improved so that councillors know how to obtain information from the council without making FOI requests.

I think Cllr Clarke's comments were astonishing, and misguided. He is a member of the ruling group on the council, and if he and his colleagues have put in place an expensive and time consuming bureaucracy for dealing with requests for information that is their, and not Cllr Pellew's, fault.

If the council proactively published the information in the first place the FOI request would not have been required.

By making the request in public Cllr Pellew has ensured the information, when it is released, will not only available to him, but to anyone else looking for it.

Cllr Pellew's other Library related FOI requests are at:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/co...
and
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/us...

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Mr Pellew

Please find attached Cambridgeshire County Council's response to your
request for information.

Please contact me if you have any further queries about your request.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance officer
Information Governance

<<FOI_844421_Response letter.pdf>> <<FOI_844421_RES.pdf>>

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Dear FOI,

Can I please request an internal review.

Can you please explain the public interest test that you applied to this FOI request. What criteria did you use? How did you reach this decision?

Yours sincerely,

Andy Pellew

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridgeshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Library Service Review (Library Assessment)'.

"Can you please explain the public interest test that you applied to this FOI request. What criteria did you use? How did you reach this decision?" - I have previously raised a request for a review but haven't received a reponse so I'm just checking the request got through.

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

Yours faithfully,

Andy Pellew

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Pellew

Please find attached Cambridgeshire County Council's response to your
request for an internal review.

Please contact me if you have any further queries about your request.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Smith
Information Governance Officer

<<FOI_844421_Review.pdf>> <<FOI_844421_PIT _signed.pdf>>
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