Lumiere

The request was refused by Durham County Council.

Dear Durham County Council,

Please provide the following:

i)The event plan for Lumiere 2017.

ii)Risk assessments for Lumiere 2017.

Yours faithfully,

John Scott

Yours faithfully,

John Scott

Freedom of Information,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

This letter is our acknowledgement of your request received 20-DEC-2017. Please note the reference number in the subject line of this email and refer to it in any future correspondence. The case officer dealing with your request is:

Christine Paciorek Tel. 03000 268036

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The Information Management Team
Durham County Council
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Email: [Durham County Council request email]

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Yours sincerely,

The Information Management Team

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Freedom of Information,

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Dear Freedom of Information,

This request is now long overdue. I would like to request an internal review

Yours sincerely,

John Scott

Freedom of Information,

Our new reference number: IR20186547JS

Dear Mr Scott,

Following your email below, we will now carry out an Internal Review for the above request. To allow us to track your internal review more easily and provide a timely response, we have logged it under a new reference number, as above. A response from the review will be provided within 20 working days or no later than 40 working days in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The case officer dealing with your request is:

Laura Renaudon Tel. 03000 269886

Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team
Durham County Council

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Dear Freedom of Information,

The 40 working day deadline has now been breached. To put this in context, you have breached every deadline throughout this request.

Please could you provide an update with the upmost urgency.

Yours sincerely,

John Scott

Dear Freedom of Information,

IR20186547JS

Can I have an update please

Yours sincerely,

John Scott

Dear Durham County Council,

IR20186547JS

Can I have an update, you have continually ignored requests for an update.

Can you provide information on your complaints procedure as well as the information commissioner

Yours faithfully,

John Scott

Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Scott,

Contact details for the Information Commissioner are as follows:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 745
Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: [email address]
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

If you wish to make an official complaint, details on how to can be obtained from the following link to the council's website:

http://www.durham.gov.uk/complaints

Regards,

Information Management Team

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Dear Durham County Council,
IR20186547JS

You have responded to two points in the email but still have not provided an update on the request as I asked for.

You are employed to respond to FOI requests, I would be obliged if you could do your job and either reject the FOI request or provide the information.

Yours faithfully,

John Scott

Freedom of Information,

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Dear applicant
Please see attached response to your request for information. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.
Yours faithfully
The Information Management Team
Durham County Council

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Bob Miller,

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Dear Mr Scott

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your request for an
internal review.

 

Kind regards

 

Bob Miller

 

Temporary FOI and DPA Officer

Transformation and Partnerships

Durham County Council

Room 4/143-148

County Hall

Durham

DH1 5UF

 

03000 269227

07592 042807

 

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