Dear Sport England,
I am a local Councillor and along with some of my fellow Councillors we have been asking questions about the provisional grant of £50.000 to Spennymoor Cricket Club. All the documents I have requested, have been redacted so much, that they were of little use. At a Zoom Meeting of Spennymoor Town Council, Policy & Resources Committee, 06.04.21 (which can be viewed on YouTube) the Facilities Manager, Mr Colin Ranson was asked a couple of questions but the answers that he gave were very vague, so much so that I have had to use the Freedom of Information Act, to try to get answers.
The Facilities Manager informed Councillors, “Sport England seen the site” he went on to say, “Plans to visit the site, I assume they have”, as we did not receive a specific answer, could I have these few questions answered please?

1. Who was the representative from Sport England that told the Facilities Manager these “facts”?
2. What was the date when the representative of Sport England actually physically inspected the ground?
3. When asked at the P&R Meeting about the condition of the road the Facilities Manager said, “it is what it is”, so could you please tell me, has the access road, leading from the Aged persons Housing Estate along through the Allotments, been physically inspected?
4. Is it possible to have a copy of the report made by the representative from Sport England, regarding the disabled access along this road?

Yours faithfully,

Billy McAloon

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Dear Mr McAloon

 

Thank you for your email in which you request information about a
provisional grant made to Spennymoor Cricket Club. Your email was received
on 10 April 2021 and has been passed to the Information Governance Team as
we are responsible for responding to requests for information held by
Sport England. 

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
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provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
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request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

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From: Billy McAloon <[FOI #745713 email]>
Sent: 10 April 2021 15:13
To: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Provisional Grant

 

Dear Sport England,

I am a local Councillor and along with some of my fellow Councillors we
have been asking questions about the provisional grant of £50.000 to
Spennymoor Cricket Club. All the documents I have requested, have been
redacted so much, that they were of little use. At a Zoom Meeting of
Spennymoor Town Council, Policy & Resources Committee, 06.04.21 (which can
be viewed on YouTube) the Facilities Manager, Mr Colin Ranson was asked a
couple of questions but the answers that he gave were very vague, so much
so that I have had to use the Freedom of Information Act, to try to get
answers.

The Facilities Manager informed Councillors, “Sport England seen the site”
he went on to say, “Plans to visit the site, I assume they have”, as we
did not receive a specific answer, could I have these few questions
answered please?

1. Who was the representative from Sport England that told the Facilities
Manager these “facts”?

2. What was the date when the representative of Sport England actually
physically inspected the ground?

3. When asked at the P&R Meeting about the condition of the road the
Facilities Manager said, “it is what it is”, so could you please tell me,
has the access road, leading from the Aged persons Housing Estate along
through the Allotments, been physically inspected?

4. Is it possible to have a copy of the report made by the representative
from Sport England, regarding the disabled access along this road?

Yours faithfully,

Billy McAloon

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1 Attachment

Dear Mr McAloon

 

I write further to your request below for information. We have considered
your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We are unable to answer your specific questions however please find
attached a document which contains all the information we hold on this
matter and addresses most of your questions.

 

As you can see we have redacted some personal information from the
document as we consider this information to be exempt from disclosure
under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The names and
direct email addresses of our non-senior, non-public facing staff and
stakeholders constitutes personal data as defined by the Data Protection
Act 2018. Our staff and stakeholders have a reasonable expectation of
privacy and would not expect us to make information about their working
lives public. As such, disclosure of this information would be neither
fair nor lawful and in direct contravention of the first data protection
principle. We are therefore refusing to disclose this information.

 

This completes our response to your information request.

 

In reaching our decision we have consulted the relevant guidance issued by
the Information Commissioner’s Office and available on its website at
[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This means you are entitled to complain if you are
unhappy with the way we have handled your information request and/or ask
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England.

 

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I hope this is helpful and satisfies your information request.

 

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From: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 1:00 PM
To: Billy McAloon <[FOI #745713 email]>
Cc: FOI <[Sport England request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Provisional Grant

 

Dear Mr McAloon

 

Thank you for your email in which you request information about a
provisional grant made to Spennymoor Cricket Club. Your email was received
on 10 April 2021 and has been passed to the Information Governance Team as
we are responsible for responding to requests for information held by
Sport England. 

 

As a public body, Sport England is subject to the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
and we will handle your request in accordance with their terms. We will
provide you with our full response promptly and usually within twenty
working days. In some circumstances we may extend this to allow us to
consider the public interest; if this is necessary in your case I will
write to you again and explain why.

 

At this stage it is important to advise you that Sport England, just like
many other organisations and the nation generally, is dealing with the
severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on human, physical and
technological resources. These impacts have led to delays in the delivery
of our timescales. Should this affect the delivery of a response to your
request we will advise you and request an extension.

 

I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 10
May 2021.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact us if we can be of any
further assistance.

 

 

Kind regards

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From: Billy McAloon <[7][FOI #745713 email]>
Sent: 10 April 2021 15:13
To: FOI <[8][Sport England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Provisional Grant

 

Dear Sport England,

I am a local Councillor and along with some of my fellow Councillors we
have been asking questions about the provisional grant of £50.000 to
Spennymoor Cricket Club. All the documents I have requested, have been
redacted so much, that they were of little use. At a Zoom Meeting of
Spennymoor Town Council, Policy & Resources Committee, 06.04.21 (which can
be viewed on YouTube) the Facilities Manager, Mr Colin Ranson was asked a
couple of questions but the answers that he gave were very vague, so much
so that I have had to use the Freedom of Information Act, to try to get
answers.

The Facilities Manager informed Councillors, “Sport England seen the site”
he went on to say, “Plans to visit the site, I assume they have”, as we
did not receive a specific answer, could I have these few questions
answered please?

1. Who was the representative from Sport England that told the Facilities
Manager these “facts”?

2. What was the date when the representative of Sport England actually
physically inspected the ground?

3. When asked at the P&R Meeting about the condition of the road the
Facilities Manager said, “it is what it is”, so could you please tell me,
has the access road, leading from the Aged persons Housing Estate along
through the Allotments, been physically inspected?

4. Is it possible to have a copy of the report made by the representative
from Sport England, regarding the disabled access along this road?

Yours faithfully,

Billy McAloon

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