Organisational structure and contact details

Emma Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Somerset County Council

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Dear Somerset County 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 ?

Yours faithfully,

Emma Smith

Lucy Wilkins, Somerset County Council

Dear Ms Smith,

Thank you for your request for information. I am very sorry that we have not responded to you. Unfortunately this has been due to a system error.

We will be prioritising your request to deal with them as soon as possible, but please bear with us at this time.

We will endeavour to get our response to you within 20 working days of receipt of this communication.

Yours sincerely

Lucy Wilkins
Information Request Team Leader
Communications Team
Tel: 01823 359173,
internally call extension 5584
Email: [email address]
Email for FOI, EIR, DP enquiries: [Somerset County Council request email]
Somerset County Council, Post Point: PP B3E 2, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
URL: www.somerset.gov.uk

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Victoria Baxter, Somerset County Council

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This is an Official email sent from Somerset County Council.

Internal Reference: 140965

Date request received: 28/08/2014

Date response due: 25/09/2014

Date of actual response: 16/04/2015

 

Dear Ms Smith,

 

I am very sorry for the delay in returning our response to you.

 

I am writing in respect of your request for information from Somerset
County Council which has been dealt with under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I confirm that we do hold the information you are seeking but we are
unable to provide it all to you. Our response is detailed underneath your
questions as follows.

 

 1. Please may I have the managerial organizational structure for your
council?

 

Our structure charts are available online at [1]www.somerset.gov.uk. A
direct link to the information you are seeking is as follows:
[2]http://www.somerset.gov.uk/organisation/...

 

As we are not providing this to you direct, we are applying exemption
[3]section 21 which is ‘Information accessible to the applicant by other
means’ under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

 2. 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.

 

We do not hold this information in a format that allows us to pull out
this level of detail for each employee. We have 4,669 employees (as of
December 2014) and to check and record each individual’s contact details
and team membership would take approximately 5 minutes per employee which
amounts to 389 hours.  As this is significantly longer than the current
limit, we are applying [4]exemption 12 which is an “Exemption where cost
of compliance exceeds appropriate limit”.

 

You could narrow down the scope of your request by asking for information
relating to a specific team.

 

 3. Please could you clarify the organization structure of the
marketing/communications department with contact details and names of
staff?

 

Please see attachment one. We have removed all names and contact details
as we judge this to be exempt under [5]section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

If you feel your request has not been answered in sufficient detail or if
you wish to clarify the information given, please contact me and I will be
happy to address the issues you raise.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt
with, or the information you have received, you can ask for an internal
review of our decision.

 

Please send your request to:

 

Peter Grogan, Information Governance Team, Somerset County Council, County
Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY or email
[6][email address].uk 

 

Please remember to quote the reference number 140965 in any future
communications.

 

An internal review will then be carried out and we will write to you with
the results of our investigation. If you are not content with the outcome
of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information
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Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

Finally, please be aware that your response will appear, without your
contact details, on the Council’s website at:

 

[8]http://www.somerset.gov.uk/disclosurelog

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Victoria Baxter

Information Request Team

email: [9][Somerset County Council request email]

Telephone: 01823 359560

Somerset County Council, Post Point: PP B3E 2, County Hall, Taunton, TA1
4DY

URL: [10]www.somerset.gov.uk

 

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