Removal of Wands and traffic separators on Victoria embankment for Lord Mayor’s Show

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Dear Transport for London,

Could you please tell me who authorised the removal of wands and traffic separators on Victoria Embankment between the Blackfriars underpass and Blackfriars bridge for Lord Mayor’s show on Nov 9th 2019

When was it requested, when was the request approved, who approved it and what were the conditions attached to the approval.

Who then reinstalled these 2 weeks later?

Yours faithfully,

Olivier Rousseau

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Olivier Rousseau

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2680-1920

 

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Dear Olivier Rousseau

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2680-1920

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 2
December 2019.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked:

 

Could you please tell me who authorised the removal of wands and traffic
separators on Victoria Embankment between the Blackfriars underpass and
Blackfriars bridge for Lord Mayor’s show on Nov 9th 2019.

 

TfL has a Section 8 Highways Act 1980 agreement with the City of London to
remove traffic infrastructure items for special events on request which
has been in place since 2015.  TfL carries out this duty for the Lord
Mayor’s Show.  On this occasion TfL instructed their contractors to remove
all street furniture assets including red and white barriers, rediweld
islands and sign posts at Victoria Embankment between Blackfriars
underpass and Blackfriars Bridge on the weekend of 2 and 3 November 2019.
 These items were reinstated by 16 November 2019. A slip road closure was
in place for the majority of the works where deemed necessary for safety
reasons.

 

When was it requested, when was the request approved, who approved it and
what were the conditions attached to the approval.

 

The City of London initially requested this in July 2019. 

 

Who then reinstalled these 2 weeks later?

 

TfL reinstalled all street furniture that had been removed within two
weeks as requested following the Lord Mayor’s Show.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear FOI,
Given that on Nov 20th, the state was as shown in this picture:

https://twitter.com/davidkcowie/status/1...

The road was NOT put back in its normal state at the date you mention.

This tweet:

https://twitter.com/davidkcowie/status/1...

Hints at a job done between 24/11 and 25/11, or a full week after the date you mention and that seemed to be agreed on of Nov 16th

Can you tell us why this week’s delay?

Yours sincerely,

Olivier Rousseau

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

 

 

Dear Mr Rousseau

 

TfL Ref: 2868-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
December 2019 asking for information about Victoria Embankment.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 22 January 2020.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Rousseau

 

TfL Ref: 2868-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
December 2019 asking for information about Victoria Embankment.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold the information you require

 

Our contractor had confirmed to us that all reinstatement works had been
completed by 16 November, which we took in good faith. However as you have
identified by 20 November this still wasn’t the case.

 

On investigation with our contractors we have realised that there was a
misunderstanding of dates and the work started on 16 November rather than
being completed, which lead to the week’s delay mentioned. Once works
started they did take several days because as well as the wands being
reinstated, other street furniture including islands on the Embankment and
traffic signals also had to be restored.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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