Results and analysis - 'Smoke free consultation'

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Dear Ms Cantrell,

I am sure that by now, enough time has passed for the Council to be able to go through the consultation results and make some decisions.

So, I am re-submitting my Freedom of Information request - as previously discussed - for the following information, please, arising from the above consultation at the end of 2016:

1. List of all results to all questions. You have already provided the raw data on these, so if you have nothing further to add on this, please let me know.
2. Analysis of all results. These were not available when last we were in touch, so I hope you can provide them now.
3. Minutes of subsequent meetings where decisions are taken as a result of the consultation. Again, these were not available when I closed my previous FOIA request and I hope that by now, you will be able to provide them.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Penny Bunn

Cantrell, Sheila, Richmondshire District Council

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RDC FOI Ref: 4770 – Smoke Free Consultation

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RDC FOI Ref: 4770 – Smoke Free Consultation 

 

Dear Ms Bunn

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below.

 

Information Disclosed

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1. List of all results to all questions. You have already provided the raw
data on these, so if you have nothing further to add on this, please let
me know. All details of the consultation are available at
[1]http://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/communit...

 

2. Analysis of all results. These were not available when last we were in
touch, so I hope you can provide them now. As above

 

3. Minutes of subsequent meetings where decisions are taken as a result of
the consultation. Again, these were not available when I closed my
previous FOIA request and I hope that by now, you will be able to provide
them.  There have been no subsequent meetings in the period following the
consultation due to the departure of the Community Safety Officer and the
appointment of a new role.  

 

 

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Dear Ms Cattrell,

Many thanks for sending the information through to me.

However, the consultation result does not indicate what actions the Council is taking as a result of the consultation.

I note that 90% of respondents wanted 'nothing' to be done about "dogs being walked wherever children are present" and it is this aspect of the consultation that I am particularly concerned about. I cannot see that banning dogs 'wherever children are present' would be legal, or enforceable, and it is very open to abuse. Since 90% of respondents don't want anything to be done about it, I'm interested to know whether the Council has actually taken public opinion on board on this matter.

Do you have ANY idea, or any documentation, which signals what their intentions may be on this subject, or is this something that will only become clear when the new officer is fully in place and the Council has managed to have a proper meeting about it?

Yours sincerely,

Penny Bunn

GEN - FOI/DP Information Request, Richmondshire District Council

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Dear Ms Bunn

 

As far as we am aware no further action will be made until the new officer
looks at this and a meeting takes place.  There may be further work on
encouraging ways to make the play areas smoke free which may not be part
of a PSPO. 

 

Thank you

 

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From: Penny Bunn [mailto:[FOI #398650 email]]
Sent: 25 April 2017 21:46
To: Cantrell, Sheila <[email address]>
Subject: Re: RDC FOI Ref: 4770 – Smoke Free Consultation

 

Dear Ms Cattrell,

Many thanks for sending the information through to me.

However, the consultation result does not indicate what actions the
Council is taking as a result of the consultation.

I note that 90% of respondents wanted 'nothing' to be done about "dogs
being walked wherever children are present" and it is this aspect of the
consultation that I am particularly concerned about. I cannot see that
banning dogs 'wherever children are present' would be legal, or
enforceable, and it is very open to abuse. Since 90% of respondents don't
want anything to be done about it, I'm interested to know whether the
Council has actually taken public opinion on board on this matter.

Do you have ANY idea, or any documentation, which signals what their
intentions may be on this subject, or is this something that will only
become clear when the new officer is fully in place and the Council has
managed to have a proper meeting about it?

Yours sincerely,

Penny Bunn

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Dear Ms Cattrell,

Many thanks for your response. I will wait a few months more, and then submit a further request to see whether any decision has yet been made.

Meanwhile, I will close this Request.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Penny Bunn

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