LTN - Emergency Services

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,
1) Please can I request copies of any and all correspondence with the ambulance, fire or police services since March 2020 upto the current date regarding the 'low traffic neighbourhoods' (LTN) schemes in Lee Green. This information should include any feedback from the 3 services regarding the impact these schemes will have on the provision of their services and response times along with any constraints they proposed on scheme elements. It should also include any correspondence by you both relating to the provision and effectiveness of the keys used to open any physical barriers which are locked using physical padlocks.
2) Please can I request copies of all correspondence between you and the Royal Borough of Greenwich concerning the proposed LTN scheme on Upwood Road SE12 and the immediate surrounding area.
Yours faithfully,
Ian

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ian,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 7983165

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Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ian

Further to your Freedom of Information Act request made to London Borough of Lewisham. I would like to take this opportunity to offer you our sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with a response to your request and for any inconvenience caused.

In addition to our apologies please also accept our assurances that we are continuing to progress your request, as quickly as we can.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Complaints & Casework Team
London Borough of Lewisham
Address: 1st Floor Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Lewisham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'LTN - Emergency Services'.

By law the Council should have provided a response to my request by 8 January 2021. You have stated there will be a delay but not provided any reason for this nor have you provided a date when the response will be given.
Please supply information on both of these concerns.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

Ian

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ian

Further to your Freedom of Information Act request made to London Borough of Lewisham. I would like to take this opportunity to offer you our sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with a response to your request and for any inconvenience caused.

In addition to our apologies please also accept our assurances that we are continuing to progress your request, as quickly as we can.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Complaints & Casework Team
London Borough of Lewisham
Address: 1st Floor Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

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Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Ian

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 7893165

Thank you for your request for information held by London Borough of Lewisham. Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with a response to your request

I have included below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s response.

1)Please can I request copies of any and all correspondence with the ambulance, fire or police services since March 2020 up to the current date regarding the 'low traffic neighbourhoods' (LTN) schemes in Lee Green. This information should include any feedback from the 3 services regarding the impact these schemes will have on the provision of their services and response times along with any constraints they proposed on scheme elements. It should also include any correspondence by you both relating to the provision and effectiveness of the keys used to open any physical barriers which are locked using physical padlocks.

We have worked closely and proactively with the emergency services throughout the development and implementation of the measures that have been delivered as part of the Council’s Covid-19 transport response, including the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

We have actively sought the input of all of the emergency services, have taken account of their feedback and continue to have ongoing discussions with them regarding the operation of the scheme. Through the regular liaison meetings with the emergency services, they have the opportunity to raise any issues or concerns.

In line with Councils across London, a mix of physical and camera enforced filters have been introduced. Through our regular liaison meetings, we agreed to ensure all the emergency service priority network roads were enforced by automatic number plate cameras rather than planters and bollards to ensure an unimpeded passage through these locations.

For the bollard and planter filters, keys have been provided to the local fire and police services. Further, as funding is available, we are changing some of the planter and bollard locations to camera enforcement, which further increases access for emergency vehicles.

Please see attached email correspondence with the ambulance service and Met Police. Meetings, using Microsoft Teams, were held with the fire services and we do not hold any formal record of these meetings.

2)Please can I request copies of all correspondence between you and the Royal Borough of Greenwich concerning the proposed LTN scheme on Upwood Road SE12 and the immediate surrounding area.

Please see attached emails between Royal Borough of Greenwich and Lewisham regarding the LTN scheme on Upwood Road and the surrounding area.

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Yours sincerely

Corporate Complaints & Casework Team
London Borough of Lewisham
Address: 1st Floor Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

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