Dear Plymouth City Council,

Please advise by whom the decision to rename "Sir John Hawkins square" was initiated during the course of this year.

Please also advise what other names apart from Jack Leslie were considered and why they were subsequently dismissed and who dismissed them.

The fact that the City Council wishes to rename the square, but is still waiting for authorisation from the Courts, under whose authority was the decision made to remove the street plaque or was it an instruction from the ruling group/councillor (if so which councillor). Was there any mention that if persons were to appeal/dispute the City Councils intention to rename the square in favour of Jack Leslie (or any other name)those individuals would be liable for the costs of the case if they failed.

Who made the decision that a public vote on possible replacement names for the square would not proceed.

Are there any papers that could be made publicly available as to the decisions made about this renaming?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Gulley

FoI Executive Office, Plymouth City Council

OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Gulley,

 

FOI Reference: 921976

 

Thank you for your request for information about the re-naming of Sir John
Hawkins Square . Your request was received on the 21 July 2020 and is
being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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Plymouth City Council
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Dear FoI Executive Office,

I have now seen the 'Motion on notice' dated 22 June 2020 I note that it was Cllr Evans to remove Sir John Hawkins from the public square.

A) I note however that the recommendation was to "identify a minimum of three potential names relevant to Plymouth and appropriate for the local setting". Please identify what other names were put forward.

B) It was noted that the alternatives were to be published to" allow the residents of Plymouth to express a preference on which name is selected as a suitable replacement via the PCC website or contacting PCC". Please indicate which option was pursued.

C) If the decision to only consider the name of Jack Leslie was made please advise which Councillor(s) made that decision.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Gulley

FoI Executive Office, Plymouth City Council

OFFICIAL
Dear Mr Gulley,
 
FOI Reference: 922324
 
Thank you for your request for information about the Motions on Notice in
relation to the name change of Sir John Hawkins Square. As you have asked
for additional information, this is being treated as a new FOI request.
Your request was received on the 31 July 2020 and is being dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We will aim to provide a response to your request within 20 working days,
that is by the 27 August 2020. Our response will be sent by email or hard
copy depending on how you made your request and how the information is
held. 
 
If we’re unable to gather the information you’ve asked for within the cost
limit set by the government, which is 18 hours of staff time or £450, we
will contact you to discuss how we can meet your information needs within
this limit.
 
Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the
Information Commissioners Office website:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...
 
We also have information available on our website:
[2]https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/aboutcouncil...
 
Please contact me if you’re not able to find the information you’re
looking for.
 
For information about how Plymouth City Council will use the information
you supply when making a request and the information rights you have
please see our [3]Privacy Notice:  Information Access – Freedom of
Information/Environmental Information Regulations.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Julie Barker
Senior Support and Research Assistant
Executive Office
Plymouth City Council
Ballard House,
West Hoe Road
Plymouth
PL1 3BJ
[4][email address]
[5]www.plymouth.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
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