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Daniel Elliott made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Sussex Police did not have the information requested.

Dear Sussex Police,

On the 2nd May 2019 the Police.UK YouTube channel uploaded their first video content entitled "what the police do"

Under Freedom of Information I would like to now the following.

1. Was aforementioned video or will any subsequent video content for the Police.UK YouTube channel be financed from public funds available to the police? If not, then please provide details of where the funds for social media projects comes from.

2. What was the total cost involved in creating the aforementioned video content for the Police.UK YouTube channel?

3. Why was the Video content on the Police.UK YouTube channel withdrawn seeing as it was a public information video?

4. Who is responsible for the withdrawal of the content and will the funds used to create the content be refunded to whomever the answer to question 1 turns out to be?

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Sussex Police

Date: 13/05/2019

Your Ref:  Freedom of Information request 

Our Ref: FOI 617.19

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer
Email : [email address]

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police.

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, from the date of receipt. In some circumstances Sussex Police may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

Please Note:
Sussex Police are currently receiving a high volume of FOI requests at a time of reduced staffing levels to process them. Every effort is being made to comply with the statutory 20 working day response deadline but on occasions this may not be possible – we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Yours sincerely


Sussex Police HQ

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Dear Sussex Police,

My Freedom of Information request has yet to be fulfilled. By law, unless there is a valid reason for a delay and under the FoI Act 2000 you are obligated to respond within 20 working days. My original request was acknowledged on the 13th May 2019, making it 23 days.

I am yet to receive a response and have had no valid request to extend the deadline from yourselves, which there should be no need for.

As you know, failure to respond on time means that I can request the ICO to conduct a review of your handling of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Dear Sussex Police,

As you are aware, under the Freedom of Information Act Your main obligation is to respond to requests promptly, with a time limit acting as the longest time you can take. Under the Act, most public authorities may take up to 20 working days to respond, counting the first working day after the request is received as the first day.

Working day means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday, or public holidays and bank holidays; this may or may not be the same as the days you are open for business or staff are in work.

The time allowed for complying with a request starts when your organisation receives it, not when it reaches the freedom of information officer or other relevant member of staff.

Certain circumstances may allow you extra time. However, in all cases you must give the requester a written response within the standard time limit for compliance.

My request was submitted and was acknowledged by Sussex Police on the 13/05/2019. I sent you reminder that my request had not been completed on the 12 June, which was 30 calendar days. It is now the 19th June meaning that you have had 37 calendar days to fulfill my FoI request and I have had Zero response from yourselves including no request for extra time to compile the information.

I am therefore within my right to request an internal review of your handling of this request and to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner about the handling of my request

Please take this email as a formal request for an internal review of the handling of my FoI request.

Here is a link to my original request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Sussex Police

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

I am currently on to our analysts to see what has happened, and that there is a rush on this request regardless. I will keep you updated and aim to get this information to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Information Access Officer
DPU, 3rd Floor Pevensey Block
Sussex Police HQ

Tel: 01273 470101

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Sussex Police

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Your FOI request


Dear Daniel,


Please find attached our reply letter and your original request.


Yours sincerely


FOI Team


3rd Floor Pevensey Block

Sussex Police HQ



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