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Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

Please supply a list (spreadsheet or similar is fine) of all council housing under your remit.

Please also supply a list of ex-council housing (ie properties bought out under right-to-buy etc).

I request this on the basis that another council Welyn Hatfield Borough Council has already completed similar FOI request. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Josef Smith

Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'List of council housing addresses'.

By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now

Yours faithfully,

Josef Smith

Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'List of council housing addresses'.

By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Josef Smith

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Mr Smith,

I acknowledge receipt of your email, however, I have checked the Council's FOI database and cannot find any record of your original request.
I've also checked the 'whatdotheyknow' website and cannot find the request, I would therefore be grateful if you could forward a copy to [Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Legal & Corporate Compliance / Cydymffurfio Cyfreithiol a Chorfforaethol
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council / Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg a byddwn yn cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond i chi rhoi gwybod i ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.
The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Dear Josef Smith,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for an Internal Review of this matter, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will deal with the review as quickly as possible and will endeavour to provide this information within 20 working days at the latest.

Many apologies for the delay in responding to your original request.

Yours faithfully,

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
  Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN
  Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent
Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur, Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.
The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40 days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request – email: [Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].
If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales
2nd Floor Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH
Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [email address]

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Dear Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council,

In response to your e-mail, here is the link to a successful request as mentioned before - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l....

I have now had the information I requested from over 200 councils. If you could please send the list of current and sold council properties, preferably in excel format, at your earliest convenience I would be very grateful as this is now long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Josef Smith

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

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Dear Josef Smith,

 

In response to your Freedom of Information request, please see our
response below:

 

·        If you could please send the list of current council properties

 

Unfortunately, we do not hold this information as Blaenau Gwent County
Borough Council transferred their entire Council House stock to Tai Calon
Community Housing in July 2010, who are now responsible for all social
housing. 

 

Please find the details for Tai Calon below:-

 

Tai Calon Community Housing

Solis One,

Rising Sun Industrial Estate,

Blaina,

Blaenau Gwent.

NP13 3JW

(Tel no: 0300 303 1717).

[1]http://www.taicalon.org/en

 

 

 

·        A list of all sold council properties

 

 

I can confirm that we hold this information.

 

Unfortunately, we can only disclose a partial list of properties which
include how many were sold within a particular street; as revealing full
addresses would breach data protection legislation. A person’s full
address is classed as personal data regardless of whether or not someone
is a council tenant. The information is exempt from disclosure under
Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it could be used
to potentially identify a person and as such constitutes personal data,
which is defined by Article 4(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) to mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable
living individual. It is considered that disclosure of this information to
the world at large would contravene the first data protection principle
under Article 5(1) of GDPR which states that Personal data must be
processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the
data subject. The purchasers, under the Right to Buy scheme, would
legitimately not expect their personal information to be disclosed without
consent being obtained.

 

Section 40 is an absolute exemption and does not require a public interest
test to be carried out.

 

Many apologies for the late response and if we can be of any further
assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Governance Team / Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth

 

H  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

       Legal Section, The General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw
Vale, South Wales NP23 6DN

H   Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Blaenau Gwent

       Mae'r Adain Gyfreithiol, Y Swyddfeydd Cyffredinol, Heol Gwaith Dur,
Glyn Ebwy NP23 6DN

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiarth yn Gymraeg a saesneg a byddwn yn
cyfathrebu gyda chi yn eich dewis iaith, dim ond I chi rhoi gwybod I ni pa
un sydd well gennych. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn creu unrhyw oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in Welsh and English and we will
communicate with you in the language of your choice, as long as you let us
know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to any delay.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the handling of your request, you can ask us to
review our response. Requests for reviews should be submitted within 40
days of the date of receipt of our response to your original request –
email: [Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of our review, you can write to the
Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office - Wales

2^nd Floor Churchill House

Churchill Way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400

Fax: 029 2067 8399

Email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

 

 

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