Street lights in Barrow not the responsibility of CCC, but on the list provided under EIA 2014-0049

Brendan Sweeney made this Freedom of Information request to Cumbria County Council

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Dear Cumbria County Council,
following an EIR request, your ref EIA 2014-0049, and after a complaint to the ICO, you provided me with a copy of the street lighting audit for Barrow. You noted that inclusion on the list did not infer that the county council accepted ownership or responsibility for all of the items listed.

Since then I have become aware of cases where you have rejected responsibility for particular items.
Please can you provide me with a list of all the items on the audit that you consider are not the county council's responsibility

Yours faithfully,

Brendan Sweeney

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr Sweeney

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

REFERENCE: EIR 2017-0027

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding street lighting in
Barrow, which was received on 7^th September.

 

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Dear Information Governance,
your response to my request said that I should receive a reply within 20 working days. That deadline has now passed and I have not had a response. In view of your previous history of delays, I will be writing to the Information Commissioner if I have not had a full response at the 25 day point.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Sweeney

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Good Morning Mr Sweeney

Thank you for your email. I apologise for the delay in responding to you.
I have contacted the team and hope to have your information ready as soon as possible

Kind regards

Information Governance Team
Resources and Transformation
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, CARLISLE, CA1 1RD

t: 01228 221234
www.cumbria.gov.uk

Dear Information Governance,
I am very surprised that I have had no further response from you since your letter of the 9th October. I reported your failure to the ICO on the 18th October and have had their acknowledgement. It really should not be necessary to take this step.
I have found Cumbria County Council's performance on freedom of information requests to be persistently poor. Why am I encountering this delay on my request? Please can I have an internal review of the reasons for the delay

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Sweeney

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

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Dear Mr Sweeney

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

REFERENCE: EIR 2017-0027

 

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

We apologise for the delay in responding to you

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Resources and Transformation • Cumbria County Council

Cumbria House • 117 Botchergate • Carlisle • CA1 1RD

E: [1][Cumbria County Council request email]

T: 01228 221234

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