Dear Leeds City Council,
Please may I have the managerial organisational structure for your
council? Also a breakdown of the individual teams within the
council also including the names and contact details including
telephone numbers of all of the team members for each area.
Please could you clarify the organisation structure of the
marketing/communications department with contact details and names
of staff ?
Dear Natalie Jones
Freedom of Information Request: managerial organisational structure for your council & marketing/comms
Thank you for your request for the above information which was received on 21 August, 2014.
Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and you can expect a response to your request within the appropriate statutory time limit.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI/12756 in any future communications.
If you have any queries about this letter, please feel free to contact me.
Corporate Information Governance, Leeds City Council, Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR
“Information is everyone’s business and responsibility.”
Dear Ms. Jones,
Many thanks for your Freedom of Information Request, received by us on
You may expect a response within the statutory timescales. Please quote
reference FOI 12756 in any correspondence.
Information Access Officer
Tel: 0113 2475064
Fax: 0113 2475354
Dear Ms Jones
I refer to the above and your email dated 21 August 2014. I have contacted
the relevant services and now provide the following response to your
request for information relating to the Council’s organisational
1. Please may I have the managerial organisational structure for
your council? Also a breakdown of the individual teams within the council
also including the names and contact details including telephone numbers
of all of the team members for each area.
Unfortunately I am unable to provide a response to this part of your
request as we estimate that it would take us over 18 hours to retrieve and
locate the information you have requested. Therefore your request falls
above the “appropriate limit”. This limit is set by fees regulations at
£450 (equally 18 hours) for public authorities such as ours and is
calculated using a rate of £25 per hour which is also prescribed under the
As a result under Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information Act we are
not obliged to provide the information which you have requested. We are
however, still obliged under Section 1(a) of the Act to inform you whether
or not the information in question exists. The Council employs over 11,000
people and it is therefore not possible to provide the detail of
information you requested within 18 hours and, as a result, we are unable
to assist with this part of your request.
In the interests of assisting you, however, a senior management structure
for Leeds City Council is available on our website here
Information about our Corporate leadership team can also be found here
The Council’s contact centre number for general enquiries is 0113 222
4444. Other numbers are available in the BT phone book.
2. Please could you clarify the organisation structure of the
marketing/communications department with contact details and names of
Attached is a structure diagram for the communications and marketing team.
All telephone enquiries should be made to Steve Clough, head of
communications and marketing, 0113 395 0393.
I hope this information is useful to you, however if you are dissatisfied
with this response then you have a right to appeal to an independent
officer within children’s services. On appeal, your request will be
re-examined and an assessment made as to whether the requirements of the
Act have been adhered to. Should you wish to follow this course of action
then please address your concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Knowledge and
Technology Team, 10th Floor East, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8DT or by
email at [email address].
You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we
have met with our obligations under the Act. The Commissioner has made it
clear however that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals
procedures prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact
the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to the following address:
Office of the Information Commissioner,
You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at www.ico.gov.uk
I trust that this is self-explanatory although if you have any queries
then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0113 2477889, or by return
Information Access Officer
Information Governance Team
Leeds City Council
Tel: (0113) 2477889 (ext 77889)
Fax: (0113) 2475354 (ext 75354)