Dear Birmingham City Council,

I note that on or around 11th October 2010, a meeting of the Perry Barr Ward Committee took place and as to-date the minutes for this meeting are currently unavailable on-line.
I would be grateful under the "Freedom of Information Act" if you could release these minutes and also to answer the two questions below?

1. Which of the three Councillors listed (Cllr's. Hassell, Hunt and Hamilton) attended the above named meeting?

2. Were any "Apologies" registered for the above named meeting?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Burke

Birmingham City Council

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Birmingham City Council

Dear Mr Burke,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please find herewith the following:

The last Perry Barr Ward Committee meeting was held at the Witton
Community Centre, Wyrley Road, Witton on Thursday 14th October 2010

1. Which of the three Councillors listed (Cllr's. Hassell, Hunt
and Hamilton) attended the above named meeting?

The Councillors in attendance at the meeting were Councillor Jon
Hunt (Chairperson) and Councillor Ray Hassall

2. Were any "Apologies" registered for the above named meeting?

Apologies given on the evening were Councillor Karen Hamilton.

With every Ward Committee that takes place, the minutes of the meeting are
usually made available after the 2 weeks of the meeting taking place and
once the minutes have been signed off by the respective Chair therefore
the minutes will be available next week, once signed off.

Should you wish for a copy of these minutes to be sent to you then please
advise and I will forward your email address to the relevant person.

Whilst we have undertaken a thorough search of the information held by
Birmingham City Council, it may be that, due to the size and amount of
information held by Birmingham City Council, some information may have
been inadvertently missed.

If you have any information which may assist us in determining or locating
any missed information, we would be grateful if you would contact us with
details of this information, so that we can conduct a further search.

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ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
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The Information Commissioner
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Telephone: 01625 545745
Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Donna McMullan
Information Governance Manager

Birmingham City Council has been approached by The Constitution Unit
asking for help in contacting requesters. The Constitution Unit, a
research body at University College London, is carrying out a study of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and its effect on local government. An
important part of the evaluation process is gathering the experiences and
opinions of FOI requesters like you.

If you would like to take part in this study, please use the link below to
be taken directly to the survey, and/or contact Ben Worthy at
[1][email address] or on 020 7679 4974 to find out more about the study
or to speak further about your experiences.

Link to the survey: [2]http://tinyurl.com/yffzxor

Re use of Public Sector Information
The information provided is subject to Birmingham City Council copyright,
however, it may be re-used for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes without further reference to the City Council. If the re-use is
for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, you should notify the City
Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms for re-use. Where
Birmingham City Council does not hold the copyright, it has indicated the
copyright holder. Permission for re-use should be sought from them
directly.

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