Recruitment and retention: British Muslims

[Name Removed] (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority as part of a batch sent to 15 authorities

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority,

1. How many British Muslim employees have you recruited? Please provide figures for every year since 2010.

2. What is the average length of service?

3. How many British Muslims have you employed in communications/media roles since 2010?

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

FOI (Isles of Scilly), Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Dear requester,

We have noted your FOI request, but before we take it forward we want to confirm with you that you actually are aware of what and who we are, and how our data actually might not be of much value to you, and could even adversely affect your data-set.

We are the smallest unitary authority in England and Wales. We are a small group of islands 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, with a population of around 2,400 people.

We do have the mechanisms of a unitary authority though, but obviously on a much smaller scale than other local authorities, and we even run additional services like an airport, and as of 1 April 2020 our water and sewerage provision changed when it came under the control of South West Water.

Here are some facts that may help with your enquiry:

We have no local authority-run schools here, only the Five Islands Academy
We have no pet shops selling live animals
We have three 'A' roads, in total 12 miles of roads
We have no high-rise buildings (max 4 stories)
We have no local authority bus service
We have no taxi licensing
We have no casinos
We have no nightclubs
We have no car parks or parking spaces from which we collect fees or charges
We have no parking inspectors
We have no kennels
We have no licenced dog breeders, home dog boarders or dog day cares
We have no zoos
We have no catteries
We have one local authority care home
We have no assets of community value

If you are enquiring about public health funerals, please contact Cornwall Council FOI : [email address]

If you are enquiring about IT provision or phone contracts, please contact Cornwall Council FOI as they provide out IT services : [email address]

If you are enquiring about financial services or finance software, please contact Cornwall Council FOI as they provide our financial services : [email address]

If you are enquiring about looked-after children, vulneable adults, or homlessness statistics, please be advised that we unfortunately often have to refuse requests of this nature (under an exemption in Part II of the Freedom of Inforamtion Act) as, due to our small numbers, if we were to release the information it might be possible to identify vulnerable individuals based off that information. But we of course evaluate this on a case-by-case basis.

If you are enquiring about out Levelling Up Fund bid, the information you require (as far as it is not commercially sensitive) is likely already published on our website: http://committees.scilly.gov.uk/ieListDo...

Our Council officers are busy and have small teams, and this also is true of the FOI department where we field enquiries every day, some of which are obviously national circulars to all local authorities, but sometimes our data is not of use to them due to our obviously unique situation, which they may not have been aware of at the time of sending their request.

As such, if you do wish to proceed with your FOI request, I ask that you reaffirm to us that this is the case. Simply respond to this email that you do intend to proceed. If we don't hear from you then we'll presume that you do not wish to proceed.

Also bear in mind that the Covid 19 pandemic is still affecting our ability to get FOIs completed on time, and that your request may take slightly longer than the statutory deadline.

Much of the local authority is still operating from home currently, and our Council meetings have been taking place virtually.

With best wishes, from the FOI team on the Isles of Scilly
(15th February 2022)

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear FOI (Isles of Scilly),

Please proceed.

Yours sincerely,

[Name Removed]