Dear Sheffield City Council,
I would like to request information on the number of freedom of information (FOI) requests made to Sheffield city (SCC) council during the Covid19 pandemic. Specifically I would like to know:
a) how many FOI requests were received by SCC per week starting from and including the week of the 23rd of March 2020 up to and including the week commencing the 22nd of June.
b) how many FOI requests were individually responded to by SCC per week starting from and including the week of the 23rd of March 2020 up to and including the week commencing the 22nd of June.
b) how many FOI requests were awaiting a response by SCC per week starting from and including the week of the 23rd of March 2020 up to and including the week commencing the 22nd of June.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
Thank you for your email.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the handling of information rights
requests including; data protection, freedom of information and
environmental information regulations, is temporarily suspended.
Requests will continue to be logged, but they will not be progressed
whilst Local Authority resources focus on the delivery of key services in
You will receive an acknowledgement email in the next few days which will
include the reference number for your request.
Existing requests will be answered where possible. However, it may not be
possible to complete all requests at this time.
For further information about compliance in handling Information Requests
during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can visit the Information Commissioner’s
Office website: http://www.ico.org.uk/
Information Management Team
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283,
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Dear Logan Robin,
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Number of
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to Sheffield City Council
during the Covid-19 pandemic which we received on 29/06/2020.
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act. The reference number for
your request can be found above.
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
While we endeavour to fulfil statutory deadlines, due to the current
pandemic situation there may be delays due to resourcing shortages. We
will try to provide updates where possible.
In the meantime, if you have any queries please, contact us at the email
Sheffield City Council
PO Box 1283
Sheffield, S1 1UJ
Email: [Sheffield City Council request email]
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