Rua Reidh Lighthouse. Meetings/correspondence with Community Council

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Highland Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Highland Council,
Please let me have the information you hold about correspondence with Gairloch Community Council or its members on the subject of road and pedestrian access at and around Rua reidh Lighthouse. Also please let me have information about meetings held with Gairloch Community council or its members on that same subject. Please include information about your internal considerations of these.

The minutes of Gairloch Community Council dated 8 May say that they have sought meetings with the Highland Council to discuss 'a feasible compromise on access at the lighthouse' Please let me have information you have about those proposed compromise(s) and the reason talks broke down 'almost before they had started'. Please also include information about your internal considerations of this.

What action has Highland Council taken to protect the public's right of access and right of passage at the lighthouse since you last sent such information to me. Please include all new internal and external information you have.

Please let me have information about the Highland Councils proposed future action to protect the public's rights of access and passage at the lighthouse.

Does Highland Council agree that a public right of access and/or a public right of passage can be the subject of a Community Council or Highland Council 'compromise' which must inevitably interfere with and dimish those public rights? Please let me have the information you hold about correspondence and considerations, both internal and external, on this subject.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Kerry

Highland Council

Case Ref: HC0226-1745

 

Dear Guy Kerry,

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
FOI legislation received on 22/05/2017.

Subject:

Rua Reidh Lighthouse Meetings/Correspondence with Community Council

 

Request Detail:

Dear Highland Council,
Please let me have the information you hold about correspondence with
Gairloch Community Council or its members on the subject of road and
pedestrian access at and around Rua reidh Lighthouse. Also please let me
have information about meetings held with Gairloch Community council or
its members on that same subject. Please include information about your
internal considerations of these.

The minutes of Gairloch Community Council dated 8 May say that they have
sought meetings with the Highland Council to discuss 'a feasible
compromise on access at the lighthouse' Please let me have information
you have about those proposed compromise(s) and the reason talks broke
down 'almost before they had started'. Please also include information
about your internal considerations of this.

What action has Highland Council taken to protect the public's right of
access and right of passage at the lighthouse since you last sent such
information to me. Please include all new internal and external
information you have.

Please let me have information about the Highland Councils proposed
future action to protect the public's rights of access and passage at
the lighthouse.

Does Highland Council agree that a public right of access and/or a
public right of passage can be the subject of a Community Council or
Highland Council 'compromise' which must inevitably interfere with and
dimish those public rights? Please let me have the information you hold
about correspondence and considerations, both internal and external, on
this subject.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Kerry

 

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Dear Highland Council,
Please review your decision not to reply to my Freedom of Information request ' Rua Reidh Lighthouse. Meetings/correspondence with Community Council. ' which you acknowledged receipt on 22 May 2017. By law, the authority should have responded promptly but certainly no later than 20 days from receipt.

Yours faithfully,

Guy Kerry

Freedom of Information, Highland Council

Dear Mr Kerry

Thank you for your email. I confirm that we are treating this as a request for a review given you have not received a response to your request referenced HC0226-1745 within the statutory timeframe.

This has been passed to the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Manager and you will receive a response by 19 July.

Kind regards

Leanne
Leanne Gair
Highland Council
Customer Services Officer
Chief Executive’s Office
HQ

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Dear Freedom of Information,
Your review which was promised for 19 July has not materialised. I am therefore sending all this to the Commissioner to force you to adhere to the law. Every person has a right to information as set out in the Freedom of Information Act. By law, under all circumstances, Highland Council should have responded by now, by not doing so you have denied me my rights as set out in law. If Highland Council believes it is above the law then you have another think coming.

Yours sincerely,

Guy Kerry

Stewart Fraser, Highland Council

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Dear Mr Kerry

 

Please find attached my decision in the review and a copy of the
documentation requested.

 

Stewart Fraser

 

Stewart Fraser

Head of Corporate Governance

Highland Council

01463 702112

 

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Unless related to the business of The Highland Council, the views or
opinions expressed within this e-mail are those of the sender and do not
necessarily reflect those of The Highland Council, or associated bodies,
nor does this e-mail form part of any contract unless so stated.
Mura h-eil na beachdan a tha air an cur an cèill sa phost-d seo a'
buntainn ri gnothachas Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd, 's ann leis an neach
fhèin a chuir air falbh e a tha iad, is chan eil iad an-còmhnaidh a'
riochdachadh beachdan na Comhairle, no buidhnean buntainneach, agus chan
eil am post-d seo na phàirt de chunnradh sam bith mura h-eil sin air
innse.

Listening * Open * Valuing * Improving * Supporting * Partnering * Delivering
Èisteachd * Fosgailte * Luach * Leasachadh * Taic * Com-pàirteachas *
Lìbhrigeadh

Guy Kerry left an annotation ()

This has gone to the information Commissioner who required the Council to review the matter. They have done so but I am not content with what has been sent and the Information Commissioner is now considering the detail of the response, which was late!

Guy Kerry left an annotation ()

The Information Commissioner has now issued a second decision against Highland Council decision number 038/2018, They did not provide help and advice which is their duty and they did not fully reply. The Council has admitted it interpreted my requests narrowly and did not seek to help me. They now have until 4 May to offer that help and advice and to reply fully and properly to my request.

Guy Kerry left an annotation ()

The council sent a 'reply' on 5 May. It consisted of a computer disc sent to my home address containing 3 large pdf files containing 112 pages of miscellaneous information and 7 unidentified photographs. They claimed their email system could not cope hence sending it to my home. Much of the data is repeated over and over. No advice and assistance had been offered, The information was not provided in any manner that could be related to my requests for information it was a simple 'data bomb'. I have complained to the Information Commissionerabout the lateness of the reply, that it does not accord with and is contemptuous of his decision and that accessing my home address for this purpose is a breach of data protection legislation he is now considering reporting the council to the court for contempt.