New low-cost air pollution sensors in Oxford

Richard Parnham made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford City Council

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Richard Parnham

Dear Oxford City Council,

I understand the 2020 "OxAria" study is / has installed 16 additional existing air quality sensors across the city of Oxford.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest...

If they have now been selected, please provide me with location details for these new sensors. A map will suffice.

If these sensors are now gathering data, and this data is available to the council, please provide me with the last month's (1 - 28 February 2021) data from these sensors at every location where it is collected.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Parnham

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9947

Thank you for your email below. Your request was received on 8th March 2021 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

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Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer

Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

 
Dear Mr Parnham
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9947
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, it is more proper to consider your
request in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
(EIR), rather than the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Therefore, I can
respond to your  EIR request received on 8th March 2021 as follows:
 
I understand the 2020 "OxAria" study is / has installed 16 additional
existing air quality sensors across the city of Oxford.
 
[1]https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest...
 
If they have now been selected, please provide me with location details
for these new sensors. A map will suffice.
If these sensors are now gathering data, and this data is available to the
council, please provide me with the last month's (1 - 28 February 2021)
data from these sensors at every location where it is collected.
 
This map is at the moment being produced by Birmingham and therefore the
Information is not held by Oxford City Council.
 
Oxford City Council are not in the data sharing agreement - so we do not
have access to the air quality data from those sensors
 
In accordance with regulation 12(4)(a) this information cannot be
provided  as the information requested is not held. For this reason we
feel it is appropriate in this case to maintain the exception.
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [2][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [3][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 

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