Request for information

Mr Akhtar made this Freedom of Information request to Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

I would like to make a simple request which you may answer without providing supporting documentation i.e. policies or procedures relating to EH, PACE, RIPA, or Document Management.

My questions are as follows:

1) Do the council environmental health department use PACE books for the purpose of nuisance witness visits?

2) If yes, are these securely archived once completely used?

3) If archived, how long are the PACE books kept in archives before destroying?

If you deem this not to be recorded information held, then please provide any appropriate policies to cover the use of Pace book notes within your environmental department including any held relating to PACE books.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Akhtar

Diane Cross, Scarborough Borough Council

FOIA No: 1952
Date of Receipt: 29 February 2012
Last Date for Response: 28 March 2012
File Ref: CP01/00000137
 
Thank you for your written communication of 29 February 2012.  The
information that you require is not included within the Council’s formal
publication scheme and a referral has been made to the responsible officer
to collate a response.
 
You may expect to receive a response to your request by 28 March 2012,
that is within twenty working days of its receipt by the Council.
 
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sent by you to the Freedom of Information Officer at the above address
quoting the reference in the subject line of this communication.
 
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Freedom of Information Officer
 

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Steve Pogson, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Mr Akhtar
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA1952
 
Thank you for your recent request which has been dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following
information - answers in italics:
 
     1) Do the council environmental health department use PACE books
     for the purpose of nuisance witness visits?
        Yes
 
     2) If yes, are these securely archived once completely used?
        Yes by individual officers
 
     3) If archived, how long are the PACE books kept in archives before
     destroying?
        Indefinitely
 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to David Kitson, Senior Solicitor, Legal and Support
Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire,
YO11 2HG or email [email address].
       
If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner’s Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Scarborough Borough
Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. Tel: 01625 545745 Fax: 01625 524510 Web: [1]www.ico.gov.uk.
 
 
Steve Pogson
Health and Community Safety Manager
Environmental Services
Scarborough Borough Council
tel: 01723 232506
fax: 01723 365280
e-mail: [email address]
web site: [2]www.scarborough.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 

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Dear Steve Pogson,

Thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Akhtar