RE: Need Price for Active Road Studs – Solar Powered and or Hardwired

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Staffordshire County Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

In brief I am the inventor of a device that illuminates road markings, Cyclops Road Studs Ltd with a UK granted patent and further granted patents globally.

We are now in talks with some investors who have expressed interest in our device, but we need to demonstrate what the market for active road studs are in the UK.

Can you please tell me:
How much you pay for active road studs plus the installation cost?
Solar Powered and or Hardwired types and if possible, the type you prefer to use?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Barker

Staffordshire County Council

Dear Thomas Barker,
 
Thank you for your request for information received by Staffordshire
County Council on 28/04/2020.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

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Access Team

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Thomas Barker

Thank you for your request for information.

I am advised by our highways services that neither of the below types of road studs are currently being used in Staffordshire.

Information about selling to the council is available on our website - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Busines...

I have been given a contact name for someone that I understand is employed in our highway partner organisation, Amey - Chris Balance [email address]

If you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority you should contact us in the first instance.  Send your comment or complaint to:

Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]

If you then have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Regards
  
David Portch

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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Dear Portch, David (Corporate),

Thank you for your reply.

Your response:
I have been given a contact name for someone that I understand is employed in our highway partner organisation, Amey - Chris Balance

My reply:
Can you please send Chris Balance email.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Thomas

I think that the highways team Cc'd Chris into their reply to me but I will of course check and forward if not.

Regards
  
David Portch

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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Dear Portch, David (Corporate),

Thank you David I appreciate it!

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Thomas - Just to confirm that I have forwarded to Chris. WhatDoTheyKnow appears to have automatically stripped out the email address I provided.

Regards
  
David Portch

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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Dear Portch, David (Corporate),

Yes thats what i noticed but thank you for contacting Chris for me.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

Dear Portch, David (Corporate),
I still havent received my reply to my request I sent last Month can you please tell me when that will be.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Barker

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

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Dear Thomas

I provided a reply to your request on 30 April. I have attached copies of the response and later correspondence.

The response provided to the questions in your request was "I am advised by our highways services that neither of the below types of road studs are currently being used in Staffordshire."

However, having forwarded your email to the contact I was originally given (Chris Ballance), I understand that your email was then forwarded to the council's Highway Asset Manager, Paul Boss - [email address]

In terms of the request treated under the Freedom of Information Act as a response has been provided the 'case' has been closed.

If you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority you should contact us in the first instance.  Send your comment or complaint to:

Access Manager, Access Team, Staffordshire County Council, 2 Staffordshire Place, Stafford ST16 2DH or email [email address]

If you then have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Regards
  
David Portch

Access Team
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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