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Dear East Devon District Council,

Please list all meetings between representatives of Sita and East Devon dating back to 2012 with details on the date, venue and persons present.

Please provide a copy of the minutes of these meetings.

Yours faithfully,

David Wood

East Devon District Council

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Mr Wood

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request. The officers involved with collating information in respect of your request are currently focused on procurement matters.

We are dealing with your request and will aim to provide you with our response within 2-3 weeks.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Regards

Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
EDDC

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P Freeman left an annotation ()

Yet again, EDDC have failed to meet their legal obligation to answer within 20 working days. Indeed 38 working days have already passed, with a further 10-15 before they answer.

Given that this is a frequent occurrence, please make a complaint to the ICO in order that they have a complete picture of EDDC's utter disregard for the law.

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

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Mr Wood

 

Thank you for your request for information. I am sorry for the delay in
responding. Our Refuse and Recycling team have been engaged in procurement
matters which have taken priority over other areas of work.

 

You asked for the following information:

Please list all meetings between representatives of SITA and East Devon
dating back to 2012 with details of date, venue and persons present

Please provide a full copy of minutes of these meetings

 

Attached are the minutes of meetings of the Recycling and Waste
Partnership Board. Further meeting minutes will follow once we have
completed their collation. These will be the contract meeting minutes from
2012 – present.

 

I am not sure whether I will be able to attach everything in one go so if
it doesn’t work, I will send in multiple emails.

 

The further meeting minutes will follow within the next few days as soon
as they have been collated.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Regards

 

Kate

 

Mrs Kate Symington

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

01395 517417

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Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

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Mr Wood

 

Further to my previous email and, as promised, please now find attached
minutes from the contract meetings between EDDC and SITA.

 

Again, if there is any problem with sending this number of attachments, I
will re-send in multiple emails.

 

This now concludes our response to your request and thank you again for
your patience.

 

Should you feel dissatisfied with our response to your request, please
contact our Monitoring Officer to request an internal review at
[1][email address]

 

You may also approach the Information Commissioner for advice at
[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Regards

 

Mrs Kate Symington

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

01395 517417

www.eastdevon.gov.uk

 

From: Kate Symington
Sent: 26 November 2015 14:40
To: '[FOI #289864 email]'
Subject: request for information 398079

 

Mr Wood

 

Thank you for your request for information. I am sorry for the delay in
responding. Our Refuse and Recycling team have been engaged in procurement
matters which have taken priority over other areas of work.

 

You asked for the following information:

Please list all meetings between representatives of SITA and East Devon
dating back to 2012 with details of date, venue and persons present

Please provide a full copy of minutes of these meetings

 

Attached are the minutes of meetings of the Recycling and Waste
Partnership Board. Further meeting minutes will follow once we have
completed their collation. These will be the contract meeting minutes from
2012 – present.

 

I am not sure whether I will be able to attach everything in one go so if
it doesn’t work, I will send in multiple emails.

 

The further meeting minutes will follow within the next few days as soon
as they have been collated.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Regards

 

Kate

 

Mrs Kate Symington

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

01395 517417

[3]www.eastdevon.gov.uk

 

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P Freeman left an annotation ()

The last time I looked at the FoIA, being busy with procurement activities was not a valid excuse for breaking the law by not responding within the legal deadline.

I bet that if I told the council that I would be paying my council tax late because I was busy shopping, they might think this was not a valid excuse. Certainly if they took me to court for not paying my council tax because I was shopping, the court would not consider that a valid excuse.

So why is it that EDDC think it is acceptable to break the law because they are shopping?

If your request for information was important because of the procurement exercises, then you may receive this information too late for it to be useful. This is why the FoIA provides STRICT deadlines for responding.

I urge you to make a formal complaint to the ICO.

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