Dear Dyfed Powys Police,

On Friday 7th December I was a protester at the site entrance to the proposed Hendy Wind Farm, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys. The police attended and Road Traffic Sergeant Dillon informed us that the police held a sworn Affidavit by Sir Green-Price stating that the road/bridleway across the Common (and the site entrance on which we were standing) was private land and that he had given the wind farm developer access to use it. I am now requesting as a Freedom of Information Request that you kindly urgently send me a certified copy of this alleged Affidavit.

Iain Aitken

Dyfed Powys Police

Diolch am eich e-bost sydd wedi’i dderbyn gan yr Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth
yn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bydd yn cael ei ystyried a’i weithredu fel y bo’n
briodol. Os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau mewn perthynas â’r mater hwn,
mae croeso i chi gysylltu â’r Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth ar 01267 226596.

Thank you for your e-mail which has been received by the Freedom of
Information Unit at Dyfed Powys Police and will be considered and actioned
as appropriate. Should you have any queries in respect to this matter then
please feel free to contact the Freedom of Information Unit on 01267
226596.

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys? Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log? Both are available via the below links:

[1]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/about-us/guide-to-information/freedom-of-information-unit/

[2]www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/about-us/guide-to-information/requests-and-responses-disclosure-log/

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FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Aitken,

 

Reference No: 998/2018

 

Thank you for your request for information dated and received by the
Freedom of Information Unit on 12/12/2018 concerning an Avidavit.

 

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Freedom of Information Act obliges the Force to respond to requests
promptly and in any case no later than 20 working days after receiving
your request.  We must consider first whether we can comply with s1(1)(a)
of the Act, which is our duty to confirm whether or not the information
requested is held and secondly we must comply with section 1(1)(b), which
is the provision of such information. However, when a qualified exemption
applies either to the confirmation or denial or the information provision,
and the public interest test is engaged, the Act allows the time for
response to be longer than 20 working days, if the balance of such public
interest is undetermined.

 

In this case we have not yet reached a decision on where the balance of
the public interest lies in respect of S1(1)(a) of the above obligations.
The specific exemption which we are currently considering in relation to
confirmation or denial in respect of your request is:

 

Section 31(3) - Law Enforcement

 

(3) The duty to confirm or deny does not arise if, or to the extent that,
compliance with section 1(1)(a) would, or would be likely to, prejudice
any of the matters mentioned in subsection (1).

 

Section 31 is a prejudiced based qualified exemption and there is a
requirement to articulate the harm in confirming or denying whether
information is held or not as well as considering whether there is a
public interest in neither confirming nor denying whether the information
requested is held or not.

 

We now need further time in which to take a decision on where this balance
lies. We will endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible
an in any case by 11/02/19. Should there be any further delay we will
write to you accordingly.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information had been
handled, you can request a review by writing to the freedom of information
unit address supplied on the attached appeal process document.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioners Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Tel. 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Dyfed-Powys Police.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Unit, Dyfed Powys Police

 

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit

Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters

Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen

Ffon/Tel: 01267 226014

e-bost/e-mail - [2][Dyfed Powys Police request email]

A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed
Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r
ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

 

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the
Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police
Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

 

[3]http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...

[4]http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...

 

 

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

 

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of Dyfed-Powys Police. It is intended only for the person or entity named
above. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the
originator and erase this e-mail from your system. If you are not the
intended recipient or the employer or agent responsible for delivering it
to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, review,
dissemination, distribution or copying of the e-mail is strictly
prohibited. This e-mail and any files transmitted within it have been
checked for all known viruses. The recipient should still check the e-mail
and any attachments for the presence of viruses, as Dyfed-Powys Police
accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by
this e-mail.

DATGANIAD CYFRINACHEDD E BOST

Nid yw'r e-bost hwn nag unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef o
angenrheidrwydd yn adlewyrchu barn Heddlu Dyfed-Powys. Bwriedir yr e-bost
ar gyfer y person neu'r sefydliad a enwir uchod. Os derbyniwyd yr e-bost
hwn trwy gamgymeriad, dylid hysbysu'r anfonydd a dileu'r e-bost oddi ar
eich system os gwelwch yn dda. Os na'i fwriadwyd ar eich cyfer chi ac nid
chi yw'r cyflogwr na'r asiant sy'n gyfrifol am roi'r e-bost i'r derbynnydd
bwriadedig, fe'ch hysbysir gan hyn na chaniateir i chi ddefnyddio,
adolygu, lledaenu, dosbarthu na chopio'r e-bost ar unrhyw gyfrif.
Archwiliwyd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag ef am
firws. Serch hynny, dylai'r derbynnydd hefyd archwilio'r e-bost a'r
ffeiliau sydd ynghlwm am firws oherwydd nid yw Heddlu Dyfed Powys yn
derbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw ddifrod a achosir gan unrhyw firws a
drosglwyddir trwy gyfrwng yr e-bost hwn.

Mae Heddlu Dyfed-Powys wedi ymrwymo i ddiogelu r rhai hynny sydd fwyaf
agored i niwed. Rydym yn gweithio gydag eraill i fynd i r afael ag
ymddygiad sy n tanseilio cymunedau cryf, cydlynol ac rydym yn falch o
wasanaethu r trefi a r pentrefi mwyaf diogel ar draws Cymru a Lloegr*. Os
ydych o fewn Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion, Sir Benfro neu Bowys a bod
arnoch angen ein cymorth, rydym eisiau clywed gennych - mae gofalu
amdanoch yn bwysig i ni.

*Troseddau fesul pob poblogaeth o 1,000

Dyfed-Powys Police is committed to protecting those who are most
vulnerable. We work closely with others to tackle behaviour which
undermines strong, cohesive communities and, are proud to serve the safest
towns and villages across England and Wales*. If you are within
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire or Powys and need our help, we
want to hear from you We care.

*Crimes per 1,000 population

 

References

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2. mailto:[Dyfed Powys Police request email]
3. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...
4. http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...

FOI, Dyfed Powys Police

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SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL
Dear Mr Aitken,

Reference: 998/2018

I write in connection with your request for information dated and received in the Freedom of Information Unit at Dyfed-Powys Police on 12/12/18 regarding an affidavit.

Your request for information has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and has now been considered.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at s1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at s1(1)(b) is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Where exemptions are relied upon section 17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with a notice which:

a) States that fact
b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and
c) State (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies

The Dyfed-Powys Police Force can neither confirm nor deny that it holds information relevant to your request as the duty in s1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply, by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 31(3) Law Enforcement
Section 40(5) Personal Information

Please see the attached response document which details the application of the exemptions as well as the public interest test in relation to the confirmation or denial as to whether the information requested is held or not.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter represents a Refusal Notice for this particular request.

No inference can be taken from this refusal that the information you have requested exists or does not exist.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to the Freedom of Information unit as detailed in the attached appeal document.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioners Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel. 303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.gov.uk

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Should you wish to discuss this matter further please don’t hesitate to contact the FOI unit as indicated below.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Dyfed Powys Police.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Unit, Dyfed Powys Police

Uned Rhyddid Gwybodaeth - Freedom of Information Unit
Pencadlys Heddlu - Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters
Caerfyrddin - Carmarthen
Ffon/Tel: 01267 226014
e-bost/e-mail - [Dyfed Powys Police request email]
A oeddech chi’n gwybod bod modd cyrchu gwybodaeth ynghylch Heddlu Dyfed Powys drwy Gynllun Cyhoeddi a Log Datgeliadau Heddlu Dyfed-Powys?  Mae’r ddau ar gael drwy’r dolenni cyswllt isod:

Did you know you can access information about Dyfed Powys Police via the Dyfed Powys Police Publication Scheme and the Dyfed Powys Police Disclosure Log?  Both are available via the below links:

http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...
http://www.dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/abou...

SWYDDOGOL OFFICIAL

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