Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen

M Bowen made this Freedom of Information request to Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Whilst the Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen was designed by structural engineers Gifford and built by Mowlem at a cost of £2.8 million.

1. Who were the Project Managers paid from the Carmarthenshire County Council purse to oversee the project at the time of construction to completion.

2. Who were the most Senior of Officers paid from the Carmarthenshire County Council purse with overall responsibility for the project from beginning to completion?

Yours faithfully,

M Bowen

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 9th September, 2017 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 6th October, 2017.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours faithfully

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
(Rheolwr) Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran Adfywio a Pholisi
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
(Manager) Information Governance & Complaints Team
Regeneration & Policy Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Bowen,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 9^th
September, 2017 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.
 
The specific information you requested was as follows:
 
Who were the Project Managers paid from the Carmarthenshire County Council
purse to oversee the project at the time of construction to completion?
 
Who were the most Senior of Officers paid from the Carmarthenshire County
Council purse with overall responsibility for the project from beginning
to completion?
 
In response, the project was managed by a team from the in house
Engineering Design Section of the then Consultancy Services Division with
Phil Lumley as Head of Service under the overall control of the then
Director Richard Workman.
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
 
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 
 
 

Dear Mr Tillman
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team

Thank you for providing me with information relating to Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen, I shall be grateful if you could provide me with the "As Built H&S file" for the above mentioned bridge.

Yours sincerely,

M Bowen

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Bowen,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 9th October, 2017 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 6th November, 2017.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
(Rheolwr) Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion Adran Adfywio a Pholisi Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
(Manager) Information Governance & Complaints Team
Regeneration & Policy Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Mr Bowen
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 9th
October, 2017 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
 
The specific information you requested was as follows:
 
Thank you for providing me with information relating to Pont King Morgan
Bridge, Carmarthen, I shall be grateful if you could provide me with the
"As Built H&S file" for the above mentioned bridge.
 
In response, please find attached the main body of the text for the health
& safety file for The Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen however, the
appendices run to approximately 6 lever arch files and I would be grateful
if you could advise whether there is any scope to focus your request on
specific documents.
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
 
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 
 
 

Dear Mr Tillman
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team

I am extremely grateful to you in providing me with information relating to Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen, unfortunately the "As Built H&S file" for the above mentioned bridge makes no reference to Lightning Protection.

I appreciate where you say that "the appendices run to approximately 6 lever arch files" however, somewhere within those files there should be keynote reference to Lightning Protection.

I would be grateful if focus could be directed towards specific documents within the files entitled "Lightning Protection".

Yours sincerely,

M Bowen

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Bowen,

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 15^th
October, 2017 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days,
which will be on or before 10^th November, 2017.

 

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can –
please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject
to change if this is the case.

 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any
queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data

(Rheolwr) Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran Adfywio a Pholisi
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Information & Data Protection Officer

(Manager) Information Governance & Complaints Team
Regeneration & Policy Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

 

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Bowen,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 15^th
October, 2017 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).
The specific information you requested was as follows:
I am extremely grateful to you in providing me with information relating
to Pont King Morgan Bridge, Carmarthen, unfortunately the "As Built H&S
file" for the above mentioned bridge makes no reference to Lightning
Protection.
 
I appreciate where you say that "the appendices run to approximately 6
lever arch files" however, somewhere within those files there should be
keynote reference to Lightning Protection.
 
I would be grateful if focus could be directed towards specific documents
within the files entitled "Lightning Protection".
 
In response we have consulted with the bridge designers, Ramboll, who have
commented “that there is no separate lightning protection system; as it is
an all steel footbridge, fully welded and supported upon massive
reinforced concrete foundations, which are effectively earthed i.e. we use
the natural components of the bridge. This is the usual approach for this
sort of structure and presents no undue risk to the users.”
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
(Rheolwr) Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran Adfywio a Pholisi
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
(Manager) Information Governance & Complaints Team
Regeneration & Policy Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
 
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 
 

John Tillman
Information & Data Protection Officer
(Manager) Information Governance & Complaints Team
Regeneration & Policy Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Dear Mr Tillman,

In order to draw closure on this matter I am compelled in the public interest and in the interest of public safety in calling on you to revisit where you concluded in having consulted with the bridge designers, Ramboll who claims that the structure presents no undue risk to the users.

I shall be grateful if you would obtain from the Bridge designers, Ramboll the Lightning Risk Assessment and in particular Touch Potential Risks for this structure.

Yours sincerely,

M Bowen