Residents' wish to see "better places to eat and drink on the High Road"

Alan Stanton made this Freedom of Information request to Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

In a press release by Haringey Council about Bruce Grove Station - unfortunately undated but probably on 10 or 11 November 2015 - Cllr Alan Strickland is quoted as saying that: "Residents have been clear that they want to see better places to eat and drink on the High Road, and this impressive new space could be home to a high-quality business – as well as giving passengers the station entrance they deserve.”

I would like to know the details of residents' views as recorded by Haringey Council. So can you please send me - electronically if possible - the source for this information.

I am interested to know, for example:
* How many residents made such comments about "better places to eat and drink on the High Road"?
* When they made them?
* Which part or parts of "the High Road" they were referring to? I assume that the comment by Cllr Strickand refers to High Road N15 and N17 which runs for some 2.6 miles from the Hackney border to the Enfield border.
* Whether residents expressed views about the cuisines, cost and quality; or gave their views about the food and drink offered in current catering places?
* Can you please tell me whether numbers of responses for residents and non-residents were recorded separately? And if so can you give me these separate figures. (I ask because some of my family members and some friends were - at different times - surveyed at Tottenham Hale Retail Park and they live in Portsmouth and Bromley.)

If there is a report or reports available which give this information I would appreciate being sent these - electronically if possible.

If the detailed information I have requested is not available then please state this and supply me with any partial information available.

Thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Stanton

Gunn Claire1, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Stanton

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request: Reference LBH/4803415

I acknowledge your request for information received on 12 November 2015.
This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we will send the response by 10 December 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 8489 1988 or [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Claire Gunn
Feedback Review Officer

Haringey Council
River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ

T. 020 8489 2576
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Hardiman David, Haringey Borough Council

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Dear Mr Stanton,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/4803415

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 13 November 2015,
in which you asked for the following information:

 

In a press release by Haringey Council about Bruce Grove Station - 
unfortunately undated but probably on 10 or 11 November 2015 -  Cllr Alan
Strickland is quoted as saying that: "Residents have been clear that they
want to see better places to eat and drink on the High Road, and this
impressive new space could be home to a high-quality business – as well as
giving passengers the station entrance they deserve.”

 

I would like to know  the details of residents' views as recorded by
Haringey Council. So can you please send me - electronically if possible -
the source for this information.

 

I am interested  to know, for example:

* How many residents made such comments about "better places to eat and
drink on the High Road"? 

* When they made them?

* Which part or parts of "the High Road" they were referring to?  I assume
that the comment by Cllr Strickand refers to High Road N15 and N17 which
runs for some 2.6 miles from the Hackney  border to the Enfield border.

* Whether residents expressed views about the cuisines,  cost and
quality;   or gave their views about the food and drink offered in current
catering places?

* Can you please tell me whether numbers of responses for residents and
non-residents were recorded separately?  And if so can you  give me these
separate figures.  (I ask because some of my family members and some
friends were - at different times - surveyed at Tottenham Hale Retail Park
and they live in Portsmouth and Bromley.)

 

If there is a report or reports available which give this information I
would appreciate being sent these - electronically if possible.

 

If the detailed information I have requested is not available then please
state this and supply me with any partial information available.

 

My response is as follows:

 

* How many residents made such comments about "better places to eat and
drink on the High Road"? 

This statement refers to a wide range of feedback from residents, not all
of which has been recorded, but includes the Tottenham’s Future
consultation.

The Tottenham’s Future consultation engaged 3,762 people in total. The
consultation report shows that in response to the statement ‘Describe your
perfect High Street, or a place where you like to shop and why’, 26% of
respondents chose a ‘greater variety of shops’, 11% chose ‘more cafes,
restaurants and bars’ and 6% chose ‘less betting shops and fast food
outlets’. The full consultation report is attached and is available
online:
[1]http://www.haringey.gov.uk/regeneration/...

 

* When they made them?

The Tottenham’s Future consultation was held between October 2013 and
March 2014.

 

* Which part or parts of "the High Road" they were referring to?  I assume
that the comment by Cllr Strickand refers to High Road N15 and N17 which
runs for some 2.6 miles from the Hackney  border to the Enfield border.

In the Tottenham’s Future consultation, this question related to High
Road, Tottenham, N15 and N17, within the borders of Haringey.

 

* Whether residents expressed views about the cuisines,  cost and
quality;   or gave their views about the food and drink offered in current
catering places?

I can confirm that we hold the information that you have requested, but it
is held on individual feedback forms and canvass cards returned during the
consultation. This level of detail is not included in the consultation
report. From our initial consideration of your request, we have estimated
that it will cost more than the ‘appropriate limit’ to consider your
request.

Section 12 of the Act allows public authorities to refuse requests for
information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed the
appropriate limit, which for local government is set at £450. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 hours in
determining whether the department holds the information, locating,
retrieving and extracting the information.

 

In this instance we have estimated that it will cost £575 to provide you
with the required information. This amount is therefore over the
appropriate limit as specified in the regulations and consequently we are
not obliged by the Freedom of Information Act to respond to your request. 
We will not therefore be processing your request further. 

The fee has been calculated as follows:

Task Estimated Hours
number of multiplied by
Hours £25
Determining whether the information is held 3 75
Locating the information 3 75
Retrieving the information 15 375
Extracting the information from other 2 50
documents
Total 23 575

 

It may be possible to amend your request so that it does not incur a
charge.   For example, asking for a summary of responses to the
consultation.

Please note however that any amended request received would be considered
a new request and new timescale would apply.

 

* Can you please tell me whether numbers of responses for residents and
non-residents were recorded separately?  And if so can you  give me these
separate figures.  (I ask because some of my family members and some
friends were - at different times - surveyed at Tottenham Hale Retail Park
and they live in Portsmouth and Bromley.)

Address details of respondents were recorded where they were given. A map
illustrating where respondents were located is available on p.30 of the
attached report.

 

 

If you have any further queries, or are unhappy with how we have dealt
with your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact the
Feedback and Information Team as below. (Please note you should do this
within two months of receiving this response.)  

 

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

N22 8HQ

T 020 8489 1988

E [2][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David

 

David Hardiman

Regeneration Communications Manager

 

Haringey Council

River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ

 

T. 020 8489 2963

E. [3][email address]

 

[4]www.haringey.gov.uk

[5]twitter@haringeycouncil

[6]facebook.com/haringeycouncil

 

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