Lobbying for climate action & funding

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s lobbying work in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following question:

Has the council written to or met with UK national or devolved governments to ask or lobby for climate action since 1st January 2019? Please provide some evidence of the most recent letter or meeting such as a copy of the letter or email sent, or the date, topic of meeting and position of the person that the meeting was held with.

This includes either asking for more powers and funding for local authorities to take climate action, or asking for the government to take further action themselves. This includes working with other local authorities to send joint letters or meetings to lobby UK or devolved governments, and includes both general climate action and calls for action on specific issues such as transport where climate change is mentioned as a motivating factor for taking action.

This includes if a cabinet member or other councillor has written to or met with the UK or devolved governments on behalf of the council.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Yours faithfully,
Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Jewell

 

Request for Information RFI-5785-23 Re: Lobbying for climate action &
funding

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Lobbying for
climate action & funding which was received on 16 January 2023.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Julie Noble

Assistant Assurance Officer

Walsall Council 

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Dear Ms Jewell,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI-5785-23 Re: Lobbying for climate action
& funding

 

Further to your request for information about Lobbying for climate action
& funding, I can tell you the following:

• Question: Has the council written to or met with UK national or
devolved governments to ask or lobby for climate action since 1st
January 2019?

• Answer: The council has no record of such action. Therefore, the
information you have requested is not held or recorded information and
is therefore  exempt from disclosure under section 1 of the Freedom of
Information Act. This notice further serves as a refusal notice under
section 17 of the FOIA in relation to your request.

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
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I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

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have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

Fahmida Maknun

 Assurance Officer

Walsall Council 

0800 0856018

[2]www.walsall.gov.uk 

 

[3]Walsall Council, Proud of our past, our present and for our future 

 

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the sender notified. The views expressed in this message are personal and
not necessarily those of Walsall Council unless explicitly stated. Emails
sent or received from Walsall Council may the subject of a request under
data protection, freedom of information or environmental information
legislation and therefore could be disclosed to third parties. We strongly
advise you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated
third parties would be likely to cause harm or distress. If you have an
enquiry related to your confidentiality or data protection, please visit
the council data protection pages on our website

 

 

References

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2. https://www.walsall.gov.uk/