Lighting/maintenance

Lisa len made this Freedom of Information request to Renfrewshire Council

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Dear Renfrewshire Council,

Please supply me with the following information in regards to street lighting.

I emailed Renfrewshire Councils Land services regarding the poor condition of several lighting columns along Penilee Road at Queen Elizabeth Avenue.
I informed the council that the lighting columns at this location are severely rusty and have not been painted in over 40 years.
I was told by the council that 'they don't paint columns anymore'
Can you explain to me why Renfrewshire Council now ignore severely rusted lighting columns that have not been painted in over 40 years.
Reason i am requesting this information, is because i accidentally rubbed against one of the rusty columns and all my skin turned red and very itchy, and lasted for days.
Will the council reconsider painting these columns, to prevent this happening to anyone else or myself again.
Column numbers are R20 R21 R22 R23
I am prepared to take this to the ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

Lisa len

Kirsty Wright,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPLICATION - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  IG170689

Thank you for your enquiry, received by Renfrewshire Council on 2 June
2017.  

I am writing to inform you that your application for information is being
dealt with under provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland),
2002.

Section 10 (1) of the Act stipulates that enquiries must be dealt with
within twenty working days of receipt, however, we will endeavour to
answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

Kirsty Wright
Service Coordination Officer
Community Resources
Renfrewshire Council
Tel: 0141 618 7586

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Joseph Bartoletti,

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Dear Ms Len,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 Request

Information Requested

Renfrewshire Council received your request for information on 02 June
2017.  You wrote:

Please supply me with the following information in regards to street
lighting.

I emailed Renfrewshire Councils Land services regarding the poor condition
of several lighting columns along Penilee Road at Queen Elizabeth Avenue.
 I informed the council that the lighting columns at this location are
severely rusty and have not been painted in over 40 years.  I was told by
the council that 'they don't paint columns anymore'

Can you explain to me why Renfrewshire Council now ignore severely rusted
lighting columns that have not been painted in over 40 years.

Reason i am requesting this information, is because i accidentally rubbed
against one of the rusty columns and all my skin turned red and very
itchy, and lasted for days.

Will the council reconsider painting these columns, to prevent this
happening to anyone else or myself again.  Column numbers are R20 R21 R22
R23.  I am prepared to take this to the ombudsman.

Response: The Council does not hold recorded information falling within
the scope of your request, so I am providing notice under Section 17 of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the Council does not
hold the information requested and so, is unable to comply with this
aspect of your request.
 
By way of explanation, the legislation applies to "recorded information"
held by the Council, that means information stored and held in some way
(for example copies of correspondence, or information in a database etc.)
This therefore does not extend to unrecorded information which may be
within officers' knowledge (for example, opinions or verbal
conversations).  To put such 'unrecorded information' in written form in
order to respond to a request under freedom of information would
constitute 'creating new information', and the Council is not obliged to
 acquire or create new information under the legislation above.

However, under our duty to provide advice and assistance I would suggest
that you consider submitting a complaint investigation request to the
Council.  The Scottish Public Service Ombudsman will only deal with
complaints which have fully gone through the complaints process of an
organisation.

Please see the following link for further information:
[1]http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/complaints

I hope this information is of interest.

Review Procedure

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the Council has dealt with
your request, you are entitled to require the Council to review its
decision.  A copy of the Council’s review procedures is detailed in the
attachment below.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Bartoletti
Records Manager
Finance & Resources
Tel: 0141 618 5149
[email address]

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