Purpose of spy vehicle

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise me what one of your white vans, marked Wirral Community Patrol, was doing spying around roads of Millhouse Lane, Moreton. Vehicle occupied by Male in yellow jacket and female carrying computer/camera. Time 11:00 am Tuesday 10th January.
Vehicle toured roads such as Rosewood Drive, Alnwick Drive, Kinnerton Close and roads off these.

Yours faithfully,


InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam


Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.


In accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, a
requester should provide their name for a request to be processed (please
see the guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office below):

What constitutes a real name?

We consider that a relatively informal approach is also appropriate in
this context. Therefore, title and/or first name with surname satisfies
the requirement for provision of a real name, as does the use by a female
applicant of her maiden name. The prime consideration is whether enough of
a person’s full name has been provided to give a reasonable indication of
that person’s identity.



Mr Arthur Thomas Roberts could satisfy Section 8(1)(b) of the FOIA by
stating his name in a request for information as “Arthur Roberts”, “A. T.
Roberts”, or “Mr Roberts”, but not by stating his name as “Arthur” or


In most cases, it will be reasonable for a real name to comprise a name by
which the person making the request is widely known and/or is regularly
used by that person and which is not an obvious pseudonym or fictitious


Once Wirral Borough Council are in receipt of your full name, your request
will be passed to the relevant department and we will aim to issue a
substantive response within 20 working days.


Many thanks in anticipation of your reply.


Yours sincerely,


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street
CH44 8ED 

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,
I have now received a suitable explanation from the appropriate department so please close this request

Yours sincerely,


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