List of council-funded women-only swimming sessions

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Dear Kent County Council,
1. Please list all council-funded public swimming pools that provide 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions in your local authority.

2. Which of the listed facilities that advertise 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions, provide an environment that is exclusively single sex, i.e., for females only, and which facilities provide a session that is mixed sex, i.e., do not exclude males who identify as a woman?

3. Please send me a copy of the council policy or policies that cover the provision of 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions.

4. Please tell me, do the council-funded leisure centres and sports facilities provide single sex changing rooms and showers in your local authority?

Yours faithfully,
Mrs F. McGinty

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Information request
Our reference: 39371341

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DearΒ Mrs McGinty

Thank you for your request received on 19 July 2023. Unfortunately, we are
unable to deal with your request as you have not provided us with a full
name to identify you.

I detail your request below:Β 

Dear Kent County Council,
1. Please list all council-funded public swimming pools that provide
'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions
in your local authority.
2. Which of the listed facilities that advertise 'women only' or 'ladies
only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions, provide an environment
that is exclusively single sex, i.e., for females only, and which
facilities provide a session that is mixed sex, i.e., do not exclude males
who identify as a woman?
3. Please send me a copy of the council policy or policies that cover the
provision of 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described)
swimming sessions.
4. Please tell me, do the council-funded leisure centres and sports
facilities provide single sex changing rooms and showers in your local
authority?

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I now close this request as of today's date, 19 July 2023.Β 

Yours sincerely
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Cristina Portugal
Information Access Officer
Chief Executive's Department
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Dear Kent County Council,

Please honour the original FOI request. My name is Mrs F. McGinty.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs F. McGinty

DearΒ Mrs McGinty
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Thank you for your email.
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I've spoken with our FOI specialist and we will honour your request, which
I will log now.
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Kind regards
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CristinaΒ 

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please honour the original FOI request. My name is Mrs F. McGinty.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs F. McGinty

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Information request
Our reference: 39371341

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DearΒ Mrs McGinty
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Thank you for your email which we received onΒ 19 July 2023.
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Kent County Council (KCC) acknowledges your request for information, which
we will considerΒ under the relevant legislation (Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004).
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to you as soon as possible but no later thanΒ 16 August 2023 (20 working
days from date of receipt).
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Yours sincerely

Cristina Portugal
Information Access Officer
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Information request
Our reference: 39371341

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DearΒ Mrs McGinty
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Thank you for your request for information received onΒ 19 July 2023.
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Please find attached our response to your request.
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Yours sincerely,
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Cristina PortugalΒ 
Information Access OfficerΒ 
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