Pride flags

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Dear Bracknell Forest Borough Council,

Please supply information under the FOI Act 2000 and the council’s constitutional openness and accountability mandates for information that shows the separate cost and number of all Pride flags, commonly known as radical rainbow flags, purchased by Bracknell Forest Borough Council and the cost (if any) and number of each of the said flags flown from buildings in the Bracknell Forest Borough Council area and provide a list of the buildings since 2018.
Please supply any documents, emails, transcripts, texts or phone recordings that are connected with the suggestion, encouragement, debate, approval and implementation of any Pride flag flying.
Please supply minutes of any council meetings that approved or discussed Pride flags and a copy of any invoices for the flags and any ancillary costs to implement their flying.
Please clarify where these flags actually came from and supply a copy of the original receipt(s) if possible please.
Please supply a copy of any document from outside the council, including but not limited to government, advice, or advice from a foreign government or EU body which advocates for the flying of the Pride flag from buildings controlled by the council within the geographical jurisdiction of the council.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Darby

#radicalrainbowbrigade #pride #twogendersonly #mencantgetpregnant #mencantmenstruate #lgbt #womenonlyinwomensports #leavethekidsalone #leavethechildrenalone #clowns

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Dave Derby

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council ( 04.09./2023) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 02/10/2023 ) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Dave Derby

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council ( 04/09/2023) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 02/10/2023) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Delivery
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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Dear Dave Derby

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Please accept our apologies for the delay.

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Subject: Freedom of Information response No: 497

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I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
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Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
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