Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to respectfully access my rights in lieu of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and therefore make the following request:-

1. Please can you confirm whether you currently have any policy in which relates to the safety and security of parliamentary and local candidates in elections? If so, please provide a copy.

2. Details of the number of incidents reported to yourselves which relate to parliamentary or local candidates being assaulted or abused for the past three years? (This can include events relating to physical and non physical incidents).

3. Confirm whether the authority plans to provide advice and/or guidance on safety and security on which parliamentary or local candidates can access in the future?

4. Confirm that the authority takes it 'duty of care' towards local and parliamentary candidates seriously and if so provide details which confirm reasonable adjustments and/or steps have been taken to properly advise prospective candidates on such matters.

I look forward to hearing from you soon, and in any event no later than the prescribed 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Jarvis

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Jarvis
I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for
information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded
to the relevant department for action.
We will respond as soon as possible and in most cases no later than 20
working days after the receipt of your request ie 30^th May 2019.
If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them
to [1][Wigan Council request email], or to Freedom of Information, Resources
Directorate, Wigan Council, PO Box 100, WN1 3DS
The Council does not charge for most FOI requests, but charges may be made
for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, printing, postage
and packaging, and only if these charges amount to more than £20.00. If a
charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before
the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to the
provision of the information.
Your contact is Kath Peace
Regards
Freedom of Information
Legal Service - Resources Directorate
Wigan Council, PO Box 100
Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 3DS
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Dear Mr Jarvis
I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for
information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded
to the relevant department for action.
We will respond as soon as possible and in most cases no later than 20
working days after the receipt of your request ie 30^th May 2019.
If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them
to [1][Wigan Council request email], or to Freedom of Information, Resources
Directorate, Wigan Council, PO Box 100, WN1 3DS
The Council does not charge for most FOI requests, but charges may be made
for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, printing, postage
and packaging, and only if these charges amount to more than £20.00. If a
charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before
the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to the
provision of the information.
Your contact is Kath Peace
Regards
Freedom of Information
Legal Service - Resources Directorate
Wigan Council, PO Box 100
Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 3DS
[2]www.wigan.gov.uk
[3]www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
[4]www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline
[5]https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Council/Armed-f...
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Please quote ID 8562 on all correspondence
Dear Mr Jarvis
I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for
information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded
to the relevant department for action.
We will respond as soon as possible and in most cases no later than 20
working days after the receipt of your request ie 31^st May 2019
(apologies – I indicated 30^th May previously).
If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them
to [1][Wigan Council request email], or to Freedom of Information, Resources
Directorate, Wigan Council, PO Box 100, WN1 3DS
The Council does not charge for most FOI requests, but charges may be made
for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, printing, postage
and packaging, and only if these charges amount to more than £20.00. If a
charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before
the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to the
provision of the information.
Your contact is Kath Peace
Regards
Freedom of Information
Legal Service - Resources Directorate
Wigan Council, PO Box 100
Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 3DS
[2]www.wigan.gov.uk
[3]www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
[4]www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline
[5]https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Council/Armed-f...
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Dear Mr Jarvis,

I am writing to respond to your recent request for information. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The response to your request is attached.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of this response, an independent senior officer will review this decision. If you are not satisfied with our response you must put your complaint in writing within 40 working days of receipt of this response giving the reasons for your complaint. You can either email [Wigan Council request email] or write to Freedom of Information at the address below.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner, who is the regulator for Freedom of Information. Her website is https://ico.org.uk/ and her helpline number is 0303 1231113.

Her staff may ask you to exhaust our internal complaints procedure if you choose to complain to her office now.

May I take this opportunity to apologise for the delay in responding to your request. I can assure you that all requests for information received are processed, however, on some occasions the response takes longer than 20 working days for a number of reasons and we thank you for your patience.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer
Legal Services,
Wigan Council,
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
www.wigan.gov.uk
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