Policy on sharing planning decisions with the public

Helen Reid made this Freedom of Information request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

I wonder if you could explain why the decision to put the barriers on Northfields Way, Clayhanger, in is not recorded on any public documents on the council's website. As this is the first place I and other Clayhanger residents visited to verify the information, it seems fairly obvious that if people cannot find any official verification they will begin to doubt the announcement. Which is exactly what has happened. Cllr Ferguson and Ben Brittain perhaps could have waited to make the announcement and deliver the fliers to the residents of Clayhanger until such a time that it could be officially verified.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Reid

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Reid,

 

Request for Information RFI0160/16

 

Thank you for your request for information about barriers on Northfields
Way, Clayhanger, which was received on 22 February 2016.

 

In accordance with provisions within Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
the Environmental Information Regulations, the council will respond to
your request within 20 working days, saying whether we have the
information that you want, and if there will be any charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why. If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you
again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number and using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

James  N A Sparrock

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

[mobile number]

 

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InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon Ms Reid,

 

I write to acknowledge and apologise for the delay in responding to your
request for information. As you know, the council is required to respond
to all requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act
and/or the Environmental Information Regulations within 20 working days,
unless a ‘qualified exception’ applies or the request is both complex and
lengthy.

 

I am sorry that in this case we have not met this timescale, but would
assure you of our best intentions in this regard. I can confirm that a
full reply to your request will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

If you have any queries in regard to this process, please do not hesitate
to contact me and I will be happy to help.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

 

James  N A Sparrock

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

[mobile number]

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

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can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
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realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Reid,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI0160/16

 

Further to your request for an explanation why the decision to put
barriers on Northfields Way, Clayhanger, I can confirm that this
information is not held by the council.

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004
requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In most cases the
copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright in respect of
other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as
indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Information Risk & Governance Manager, Business Change, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

James  N A Sparrock

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

[mobile number]

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

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