Provision of Gypsy Traveller sites.

Rebecca Fletcher made this Freedom of Information request to North Kesteven District Council

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Rebecca Fletcher

Dear North Kesteven District Council,

Please find below a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am currently researching into the amount of Gypsy Traveller site provision in the East Midlands region. Due to the nature of the research I would be grateful if the following information could be supplied:

1.What was the official recorded Gypsy Traveller population prior to 1968 (the latest count prior to 1968) and the amount of authorised site provision in your area in the same year?
2.What was the official recorded Gypsy Traveller population in 1974 (or nearest count after) and the amount of authorised site provision in your area in the same year?
3.What was the official recorded Gypsy Traveller population in 2000 (or the nearest count after) and the amount of authorised site provision in your area in the same year?
4.What are the most recent figures for Gypsy Traveller population and amount of authorised site provision in your area? Are there any proposals to either maintain, lower or increase the amount of site provision in your area and if so what is proposed?

For each separate year please could the overall Gypsy Traveller population figures be supplied along with a break down of these figures to include the amount of Gypsy Travellers who reside in bricks in mortar housing (where known) and the amount to be residing on official sites?

Please could the figures for site provision include the overall number of sites and the capacity for each site?

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Fletcher

Freedom of information, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 12/168

 

29 June 2012

 

Dear Ms Fletcher

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request regarding: Provision of
Gypsy Traveller Sites.

 

I can confirm your request was registered on 26 June 2012. This will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
answered within twenty working days. 

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

Tel no 01529 414155

Ext 28186

 

 

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Freedom of information, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 12/168

 

24 July 2012

 

Dear Ms Fletcher

 

I refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Provision of Gypsy Traveller Sites.

 

The information you requested is given below:

 

 

There are no Local Authority run traveller sites within our District.

We submit biannual returns on traveller numbers passing through our
District to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG),
but do not keep copies of these returns.

We understand that the information submitted by us to DCLG may be
available via their website.

      There are no proposals to provide sites in our area.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted to the Freedom of Information Officer within two months of the
date of receipt of the response to your original letter either via email
at:

[1][North Kesteven District Council request email] or by post to North Kesteven District Council,
Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information

North Kesteven District Council

Tel no 01529 414155 Ext 28186

 

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Dear Helen,

Thank you for your response. Please could you clarify if there are any privately authorized sites within your district as you only mention LA provision.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Fletcher

Freedom of information, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 12/272

26 September 2012

Dear Ms Fletcher

Thank you for your enquiry regarding: Privately Authorized Gypsy Traveller Sites.

This will be treated as a new Freedom of Information request and can confirm the request was registered on 26 September 2012. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this will be answered within twenty working days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Helen Snowden
Performance and Information Assistant
Corporate Information
North Kesteven District Council
Tel no 01529 414155 Ext 28186

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Freedom of information, North Kesteven District Council

Ref No: 12/272

 

24 October 2012

 

Dear Ms Fletcher

 

I refer to previous correspondence regarding your request for information
relating to: Privately Authorized Gypsy Traveller Sites.

 

The information you requested is given below:

 

We have one privately funded gypsy/traveller site in our area. The
information on this and submitted by the Council to the Department for
Communities and Local Government may be available via their website.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted to the Freedom of Information Officer within two months of the
date of receipt of the response to your original letter either via email
at:

[1][North Kesteven District Council request email] or by post to North Kesteven District Council,
Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Helen Snowden

Performance and Information Assistant

Corporate Information Team

North Kesteven District Council

Tel no 01529 414155

Ext 28186

 

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