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Dear Wakefield City Council,

This is a Freedom of Information Request.
1. Do you have a 5G strategy?
1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand [Council’s] 5G strategy? Where was this information published?
1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current in use in public spaces within [Council]:
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers.
(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.
(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is [Council] complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
1.4 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a 5G strategy.
2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and roll out including their CV and qualifications in 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.
3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways?
3.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
3.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?
(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
(c) What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to control the vehicles?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy and rollout comply with?
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
3.3 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulations of an autonomous public and private vehicle technology strategy.
4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public Highways and Public spaces?
4.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
4.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:
(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?
(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?
(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy and rollout comply with?
(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
4.3 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding smart roads and smart signage.
5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?
5.1 If yes, please answer these questions:
(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?
(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?
(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?
(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?
(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?
(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?
(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?
(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
5.2 If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:
(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?
(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?
(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?
(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?
(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?
(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?
(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.
(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?
(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?
(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
6. I request all memos, presentations, documents, plans, rollouts, emails and details regarding 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and WiGIG in public spaces.

Yours faithfully,

Richard learmouth

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Learmouth,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

 

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which we received on 14 February 2019.  It is our
intention to have the response delivered to you by 14 March 2019.

 

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the
Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

 

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should
be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information
Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield
WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [1][Wakefield City Council request email].

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Corporate Information Governance Team,

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW

Email: [2][Wakefield City Council request email]

Tel: 01924 306112

 

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Dear Mr Learmouth,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find the response to your request below.

 

1.    Do you have a 5G strategy?

Wakefield Council does not have a specific strategy for 5G.

1.1  If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

1.2  If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand
[Council’s] 5G strategy? Where was this information published?

1.3  I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest
level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current
in use in public spaces within [Council]:

(a)  Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.

(b)  Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

(c)  What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can
be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware
upgrades or retrofitting?

(d)  What UK, EU and International safety standards is [Council] complying
with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

(e)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

1.4  If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication
on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation
of a 5G strategy.

Wakefield Council is not currently in talks with companies or entities
regarding the formulation of a 5G strategy. 

2.    I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy
and roll out including their CV and qualifications in 5G and Smart Cities;
and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and
qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

Not applicable as Wakefield Council does not have a specific strategy for
5G.

3.    Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about
autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public
Highways?

No

3.1  If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

3.2  I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of
detail on:

(a)  Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?

(b)  Specification sheets of all technology.

(c)  What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to
control the vehicles?

(d)  What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy
and rollout comply with?

(e)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

3.3  If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication
on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulations
of an autonomous public and private vehicle technology strategy.

Wakefield Council are not in any talks with any companies.

4.    Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public
Highways and Public spaces?

There is no current strategy for smart roads and smart signage.

4.1  If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

4.2  I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of
detail on:

(a)  Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?

(b)  Specification sheets of all technology.

(c)  What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G
enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or
retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?

(d)  What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy
and rollout comply with?

(e)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

4.3  If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication
on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding smart roads and
smart signage.

Wakefield Council are not in any talks with any companies.

5.    Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?

Yes

5.1  If yes, please answer these questions:

(a)  What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

Not known at this time.

(b)  What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

Not known at this time.

(c)  Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?

Not known at this time.

(d)  Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?

Not known at this time.

(e)  What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

Not known at this time.

(f)   What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?

The recommendations are outlined in IEEE 1789-2015.

(g)  I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

Not available at this time.

(h)  Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?

Not known at this time.

(i)    What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight
system?

Amey Highways Lighting (Wakefield) Ltd.

(j)    What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?

Amey Highways Lighting (Wakefield) Ltd operating under a PFI Contract with
Wakefield Council Highways Network Management.

(k)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

Please see extract from the PFI contract with Amey:

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(l)    What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

The recommendations are contained in BS EN 62471 Photobiological Safety of
Lamps and Lamp system.

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?

There is guidance from Public Health England which suggests LEDs are not a
health and safety issue.

(n)  Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?

There is no legal requirement for this at present.

(o)  How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

There is research from the Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and
Engineering Risks (SCHEER) which would suggest that there is little risk.

5.2  If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not
be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a
declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

(a)  What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

(b)  What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c)  Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?

(d)  Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?

(e)  What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f)   What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?

(g)  I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h)  Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?

(i)    What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight
system?

(j)    What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k)  I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

(l)    What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?

(n)  Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?

(o)  How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

6.    I request all memos, presentations, documents, plans, rollouts,
emails and details regarding 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and WiGIG in public spaces.

Wakefield Council does not hold any of the requested documents

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [2][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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Richard learmouth

Dear freedomofinformation,
Can you confirm that the information given covers the council of the city of Wakefield and all other entities associated with

Yours sincerely,

Richard learmouth

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Learmouth,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I will provide you with the response to your follow up query as soon as
practically possible.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [1][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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