Staple Hill Air Quality Monitoring

Tim Rawling made this Freedom of Information request to South Gloucestershire Council

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Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Please provide location details and monthly air quality sample data for the nitrogen dioxide diffusion tubes in South Gloucestershire from 2008 to most recent.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Rawling

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Rawling,

Thank you for your recent request for information which will be dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations. Your request was received by the Environment & Community Services Department on 8th January 2016.  Please note that this is also the date that the 20 day period for considering your request commenced.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the regulations by our Scientific Officer under reference number is FIDP/006809-15.

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed, it will be sent to you no later than 5th February 2016.  If we are unable to respond by this date then we will contact you to agree a suitable alternative date to respond to your request.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Sue

Sue Lomax
Departmental Feedback Officer,
Environment and Community Services Dept.
 
Department for Environment and Community Services
PO Box 299
Information Management Team
Civic Centre
High Street
BRISTOL
BS15 0DR
 
Working days: Thursday & Friday
Tel: (01454) 863405
Email:  [email address]

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Sally Radwell, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Rawling,

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS REQUEST Ref: FIDP/006809-15

 

Thank you for your request for information which has been dealt with under
the Environmental information Regulations.

 

Please find below the response to your request:

 

Details of the nitrogen dioxide diffusion tube monitoring undertaken for
Staple Hill, and for South Gloucestershire as a whole, can be found in the
air quality reports available on the Council’s website [1]here.

 

The [2]2013 Progress Report will be the most useful report to refer to as
it provides the monitoring data for 2012, which is currently the most
recent published data available. The annual mean nitrogen dioxide
concentrations for all the diffusion tube monitoring sites in South
Gloucestershire for the period 2008 - 2012 are included in this report
(see Table 8), along with the 2012 monthly diffusion tube data (see Table
32, Appendix C). The report also includes maps (see Appendix A) and grid
references (see Table 4) of the monitoring locations.

 

It was unclear whether the request was for monitoring data for Staple Hill
only or for South Gloucestershire as a whole. For ease of reference,
specific details of the nitrogen dioxide diffusion tube monitoring in
Staple Hill, including the annual mean nitrogen dioxide concentrations and
grid references of the monitoring locations, are contained in the attached
document. However, the above- mentioned air quality report, and earlier
reports where appropriate, should also be referred to for full details and
context.

 

The following earlier air quality reports may also be of use; The [3]2012
Updating and Screening Assessment contains 2011 monitoring data; the
[4]2010 & 2011 Progress Report contains 2009 and 2010 monitoring data and
the [5]2009 Updating and Screening Assessment contains 2008 data. These
reports contain the relevant monthly monitoring data (in Appendix C) for
the year(s) covered by the report. However, as the results of diffusion
tube monitoring are reported as annual means in accordance with Defra
Local Air Quality Management Technical Guidance (LAQM.TG(09)), these are
all contained in Table 8 of the 2013 Progress Report mentioned above.

 

The monitoring data for 2013 and 2014 is not yet publicly available but it
is anticipated the report containing this data will be published on the
Council website on the [6]air quality report webpage by the end February
2016.

 

If you have any questions about this response, then please contact me
again or at the address below. 

 

If you are not happy with this response, you have the right to request an
internal review by emailing [7][email address].  Please quote
the reference number above when contacting the Council again.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The
ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF or via their website at
[8]www.ico.org.uk

 

Regards

 

Sally Radwell 

Scientific Officer

Environmental Protection

South Gloucestershire Council

 

Tel: 01454 863767 

Email: [9][email address]

Postal Address: PO Box 299, Environmental Protection, Civic Centre, High
Street, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 0DR

Based at: Badminton Road Offices, Yate

 

My usual working days are Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs

 

* For a full range of Domestic & Commercial Pest Control Services call
01454 868001 or [10]click here

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Dear Sally Radwell,

I would like to request an internal review of your decision not to provide the information requested.

The reason for my request was firstly to get up to date data, and secondly to get this in a format that allows easy analysis - which the PDF format published by South Gloucestershire council does not.

My interest is primarily in the Staple Hill AQMA, but data for the whole of South Gloucestershire - and particularly Kingswood - is useful for context. I am aware of the air quality reports on the South Gloucestershire Council website covering the period to 2012. However, I would point out that this is now four years ago. The Environmental Information Regulations require that information supplied be up to date.

I note from your response that the a further report with 2014 data is planned for publication soon. Although this is welcome, the Environmental Information Regulations state that a public authority that holds environmental information shall make it available on request. I believe that South Gloucestershire Council does hold this data, and I have made a valid request.

I look forward to receiving the information requested, preferably in CSV or similar format.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Rawling

Sally Radwell, South Gloucestershire Council

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Dear Mr Rawling,

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS REQUEST Ref: FIDP/006809-15

 

Further to my email of 3^rd February, I realise that I neglected to attach
the document with specific details of the nitrogen dioxide diffusion tube
monitoring in Staple Hill. Please now find this attached.

 

I note your request for an internal review and I have copied in the
relevant team who will deal with this request.

 

Regards

Sally

 

Sally Radwell 

Scientific Officer

Environmental Protection

South Gloucestershire Council

 

Tel: 01454 863767 

Email: [1][email address]

Postal Address: PO Box 299, Environmental Protection, Civic Centre, High
Street, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 0DR

Based at: Badminton Road Offices, Yate

 

My usual working days are Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs

 

* For a full range of Domestic & Commercial Pest Control Services call
01454 868001 or [2]click here

 P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

 

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ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Rawling,

 

Thank you for your email. The Freedom of Information response provided by
Sally Radwell, Scientific Officer will now be reviewed by Gerard Madden,
Environmental Health Manager . Gerard Madden will let you know the outcome
of that review within 20 working days. If you do not receive a response
from Gerard Madden by the 2^nd March 2016, please let me know.

 

Regards,

 

Sue

 

 

Sue Lomax

Departmental Feedback Officer,

Environment and Community Services Dept.

 

Department for Environment and Community Services

PO Box 299

Information Management Team

Civic Centre

High Street

BRISTOL

BS15 0DR

 

Working days: Thursday & Friday

Tel: (01454) 863405

Email:  [1][email address]

 

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Shaun Fudge, South Gloucestershire Council

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Dear Mr Rawlings

 

Please find attached the internal review report sent on behalf of Gerard
Madden, Environmental Health Manager.

 

Due to their size I have sent the associated reports requested via
separate emails.

 

We would be more than happy to speak with you about our work on air
quality and the results from our monitoring. If you would like to do this,
please do not hesitate to contact my colleague, Sally Radwell on 01454
863767. Her usual working days are Monday to Thursday.

 

Regards,

 

Shaun                

 

Shaun Fudge

Environmental Protection Team Leader

 

Environmental Health

T : 01454 863494

F : 01454 868535

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   : [2]www.southglos.gov.uk

 

Based at Badminton Road Offices, Yate

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment
& Community Services, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol BS15
0DR

 

* For a full range of Domestic & Commercial Pest Control Services call: 
01454 868001

 

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Shaun Fudge

Environmental Protection Team Leader

 

Environmental Health

T : 01454 863494

F : 01454 868535

E : [2][email address]

   : [3]www.southglos.gov.uk

 

Based at Badminton Road Offices, Yate

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment
& Community Services, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol BS15
0DR

 

* For a full range of Domestic & Commercial Pest Control Services call: 
01454 868001

 

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and their communities, ensuring South Gloucestershire continues to be a
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Shaun Fudge

Environmental Protection Team Leader

 

Environmental Health

T : 01454 863494

F : 01454 868535

E : [2][email address]

   : [3]www.southglos.gov.uk

 

Based at Badminton Road Offices, Yate

Postal Address: South Gloucestershire Council, Department for Environment
& Community Services, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol BS15
0DR

 

* For a full range of Domestic & Commercial Pest Control Services call: 
01454 868001

 

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