Request for all information and correspondence regarding tree removal in Prebend Gardens

Sara Thornton made this Freedom of Information request to Leicester City Council

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Dear Leicester City Council,

We are writing to you to obtain publicly available information on environmental matters and request this information using both the Environmental Information Regulations and Freedom of Information, where appropriate.

Would you please provide copies of the “arboreal reports” undertaken on the 40 or so trees removed from the Prebend Park over the period of the 23rd to the 27th of April 2018. We would also please ask that you provide copies of correspondence between the Council and the police regarding the removal of these trees.

As you will be aware, the trees were in a conservation area and as such were protected by TPOs. We understand that it was not deemed necessary that a formal consultation exercise for this first phase of works take place as the removal of trees and shrubbery and installation of additional CCTV was deemed essential work to improve public safety on the park, as requested by the police. Can you please indicate what essential work powers you were using to take these steps and please let us have copies of any internal notes, minutes, correspondence that relates to this.

Yours faithfully,

Sara Thornton and Leicester Friends of the Earth

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Website:                        [1]www.leicester.gov.uk

E-mail:                             [2][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                          FOI & EIR 15867

Date:                                17/05/18

 

Ms Sara Thornton

[3][FOI #485772 email]

 

Dear Ms Thornton,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email of 17^th May 2018 requesting information about
all communication of tree removal in Prebend Gardens.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Baljeet Kaur

Information Goverance Apprentice

Information Governance and Risk

Legal Services

4^th Floor, Rutland Wing

City Hall

115 Charles Street

LE1 1FZ

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info-requests, Leicester City Council

Dear Ms Thornton

 

Thank you for your email of 17^th May 2018 where you request for all
information and correspondence regarding tree removal in Prebend Gardens. 
Your request is being considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

We do hold information falling within the terms of your request, however
we need more time to consider it.  We anticipate in providing you with the
response by 11^th July.

 

Kind regards

 

Pravina Chandarana

Information Governance Officer

Dear info-requests / Ms. Chandarana,

As I understand, by law I should have a response to my request following 20 days. The 11th of July is much later than this considering I filed my request on the 17th of May. Is it legal for you to take longer?

Please send the information requested as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Sara Thornton

info-requests, Leicester City Council

Dear Ms Thornton

 

As the request related to environmental information, your request is being
considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. If it is
a complex or voluminous request we are able to extend the original 20 days
to process the request by another 20 days (Part 2, Reg 7). I’m sorry if
this was not made clear in the previous response to you sent on 13^th
June.

 

We hope to provide you with the information to which you are entitled by
the end of next week at the latest. I hope this clarifies the matter.

 

Regards

 

Lynn Wyeth

Head of Information Governance & Risk

info-requests, Leicester City Council

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 response.doc

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Cllr Clarke 9 March Notes Redacted.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Format Member Briefing Prebend Gardens February 2018 Cllr Clair Redacted.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Format Member Briefing Prebend Gardens February 2018 Redacted.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Format Stoneygate Member Briefing Prebend Gardens March 2018 Redacted.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 PSC 23 February 2018 Notes Redacted.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Prebend Gardens Fells.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Prebend Gardens retained trees with species.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Prebend Gardens Tree Conditions 2018.PDF.pdf

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    2018 07 11 Thornton 15867 Prebend Gardens Police Comms Redacted.pdf

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Dear Ms Thornton

 

Please find attached Leicester City Council’s response to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Pravina Chandarana

Information Governance Officer

Email: [1][Leicester City Council request email]

 

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