Suffolk County Council - Concertus Property & Design Consultants: Doc. Ref. No. 16-0081

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Dear Suffolk County Council

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000.

Thereby, please send me the document(s) produced by Concertus Property & Design Consultants, for Suffolk County Council (SCC), with the reference/job number: 16-0081. This, together with any associated documentation – including the brief(s), or such like, used to commission the production of the said document(s).
Further, I request details of the reasons necessitating the production of the said document(s) for SCC, the cost of its/their production, and the ultimate value of its/their production to SCC and the population for which it serves.

I would like for the above information to be provided to me in electronic format at the email address given.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me. As I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully

Mr MacDonald

Freedom of Information, Suffolk County Council

INFORMATION REQUEST – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Thank you for your request, here is your reference number 16273. Please quote this in any future correspondence you may have with us.

We will process your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 as appropriate. We aim to answer your request within 20 working days from the date we received it.

While no charges are made for the submission of requests, the council is entitled to apply reasonable costs for disbursements (i.e. photocopying, postage etc).  Where such costs are under £5.00 the council is pleased to make no charge, however, if costs exceed that limit then these additional costs are payable to the council.  Where charges will apply proper notice will be given to you prior to the information being released.  For more information on charges please use the following link to our website: http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/about/freedom-...

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Becky

FOI Lead Officer
Performance and Information Management
Suffolk County Council
Constantine House
Constantine Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

Tel: 01473 265960
Fax: 01473 216843
Email: [email address]
Web: www.suffolk.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information, Suffolk County Council

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INFORMATION REQUEST RESPONSE

Thank you for your request for information, reference number 16273. Please quote this in any future correspondence you may have with us.

Please find attached a copy of our response to the information you requested.

Most information supplied by Suffolk County Council will have been produced within the Council and will continue to be protected by copyright.  You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law.  Documents (except photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news reporting.  Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

If the information you have been sent includes a copyright statement, you must not alter or remove this statement.  For information about re-using copyright see the Office of Public Sector Information website at www.opsi.gov.uk.  The copyright in some documents may rest with a third party.  For information about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual Property Office’s website at www.ipo.gov.uk.

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, you have the right to ask for an internal review.  Under Regulation 11(2), internal review requests should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this letter and should be sent to: Information Management Services, Constantine House, Constantine Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DH or, alternatively, by email at [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,
Becky

Performance and Information Management
Suffolk County Council
Constantine House
Constantine Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

Tel:     01473 265960
Fax:    01473 216843
Email: [email address]

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The response states:

"The Council has determined that further requests relating to the Lowestoft Records Office are repeat, obsessive, would impose a significant burden on the Council and the teams processing the request and lacks any serious purpose or value. "

This is astonishing. It appears the council have pro-actively decided that they will refuse any requests about the Lowestoft Records Office as vexatious.

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