Police assessment of Brickhill encampment, April 2019

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of the police assessment of the unauthorised encampment on Brickhill Drive between 24-29 April 2019, where the Chief Inspector outlined the reasons not to use Section 61 powers.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Retout

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Tim Retout


Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No.14097


I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning Police
assessment of unauthorised encampment in Brickhill. Under the provisions
of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not
the information exists and I can confirm that we do hold the information
you requested which has been answered below. 


Please find attached copy of the Police assessment as requested. 


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Yours sincerely


Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment & Enabling Services

Bedford Borough Council

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(01234) 718243 (ext 47243)
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