Tree Protection Orders

Currently waiting for a response from South Gloucestershire Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Please can you provide me with the details of all the Trees within the parish of Charfield that are protected by a TPO, including any orders that relate to them and any plans that you have.

I am concerned at a recent incident within the village that relates to a tree that is supposed to be under a TPO.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Alex Threlfall,

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, which was received by the Environment & Community Services Department on 8th July 2019.  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 Act by our Arboricultural Team under reference number FIDP/013254-19.

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed, it will be sent to you no later than 5th August 2019.  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.
 
South Gloucestershire Council
Department for Environment and Community Services
PO Box 1954
Information Management Team
Bristol
BS37 0DD
 
Working days: Thursday & Friday
Tel: (01454) 863405
Email:  [email address]

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Simon Penfold, South Gloucestershire Council

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Hello Mr Threlfall,

 

Please find attached my response to your enquiry.

 

Kind regards

 

Simon Penfold

Tree Officer

Streetcare

South Gloucestershire Council

 

01454 868997

07719 104671

 

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Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Gloucestershire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Tree Protection Orders'.

While the response indicates that the information is available on https://www.southglos.gov.uk/environment... this is incorrect. The information on what trees are protected and what orders are in place for Charfield Parish are not easily available via this page.

Secondly it mentions that you wish to charge £25 per TPO for a copy - surely these are public documents and therefore covered under FOI and available without payment of a fee?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Threlfall

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act of 8th July 2019, which was received by the ECSFeedback Team the same day.

Following the response we sent you on 24th July 2019, you have requested a Review. Jon Munslow will be carrying out the review and will send you his conclusions within 20 working days of your request.

The 20 day reviewing period commenced on 25th July 2019.

If you wish to clarify your request, please do not hesitate to contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you for your request.

Regards

Paula

Paula Gillett
Information Management Team Manager
Department of Environment and Community Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: (01454) 863404

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ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Threlfall

I am sorry, but due to Officer commitments and Annual Leave, the review of your Freedom of Information request is taking longer than expected. I have asked that the response is provided to you by the 30th August.

If you need any further information whilst you wait for the review response, please let me know.

Regards

Paula

Paula Gillett
Information Management Team Manager
Department of Environment and Community Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: (01454) 863404

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Dear Paula,

Thank you for your reply, but it comes 13 days after when SGC should have legally have replied!

This is a simple thing to work around, and the council should have sufficent staff capacity to resolve these things within the legal timeframes. It's not acceptable to make me wait until the end of the month.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Threlfall,

Thank you for your email. Your acknowledgement dated the 25th July advised that the response should be with you within 20 working days i.e. 21st August.

I am sorry that we are unable to provide a response sooner.

Regards

Paula

Paula Gillett
Information Management Team Manager
Department of Environment and Community Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: (01454) 863404

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Chris Studley, South Gloucestershire Council

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Dear Alex Therlfall.

 

I have now completed the investigation of your concerns about the
provision of the FOI regarding tree preservation orders in Charfield.
Please find attached my findings from the investigation.

 

I apologise for the difficulties the obtaining of the information has
caused you.

 

Hopefully the information provided and the explanation are satisfactory.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Simon Penfold the tree officer
for further help.

 

Chris Studley

Stakeholder Manager

StreetCare and Transport

 

Tel  (01454 ) 86 3751

Email; [email address]

 

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and their communities, ensuring South Gloucestershire continues to be a
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Dear Chris Studley,

Thank you for getting back to me - the image attached appears to be only a small part of Charfield, and I had asked about the whole parish - perhaps there were other images that needed to be attached? If this could be provided in a higher resolution that would be helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

Chris Studley, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Alex Threlfall,

I will arrange for one of the tree officers to contact you and provide the further information you require.

I am afraid that the tree officers are on site this afternoon , but I have asked them to contact you on Monday.

It would be helpful if you could provide a telephone number and then we could discuss the information you require.

Chris Studley
Stakeholder Manager
StreetCare and Transport

Tel (01454 ) 86 3751
Email; [email address]

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Simon Penfold, South Gloucestershire Council

Hello Mr Threlfall,

 

It might be helpful if you could let me know specifically the areas that
you require.

 

Could you please either,

 

Give me a call on the number below to discuss your requirements;

Email me with more specific details of your requirements or

Contact me to arrange to come into the offices to have a look at the
information we hold.

 

An alternative would be fro me to print out a large plan of Charfield and
to send it to you through the post.

 

I would be grateful if you would let me know how you wish to progress this
matter.

 

Kind regards

Simon

 

Simon Penfold

Tree Officer

Streetcare

South Gloucestershire Council

 

01454 868997

07719 104671

 

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and their communities, ensuring South Gloucestershire continues to be a
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Dear Simon Penfold,

For the purposes of this request, please can you let me know what areas & trees are covered within the entire parish of Charfield.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

Dear Simon Penfold,

I have yet to receive a response to this, please can you let me know how I might go about achieving the aims stated in this FOI request without having to visit your offices?

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of South Gloucestershire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Tree Protection Orders'.

Despite multiple messages, I have yet to receive the required information that covers the whole of the parish. Please can something be done about this?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Dear Mr Threlfall
 
Thank you for your email regarding FOI request FIDP/013254-19. I have
checked our records and the last record I can find is an email to you from
Simon Penfold dated the 27th August 2019:
 
From: Simon Penfold
Sent: 27 August 2019 15:19
To: [FOI #587801 email]
Cc: Chris Studley <[email address]>
Subject: TPOs in Charfield
 
Hello Mr Threlfall,
 
It might be helpful if you could let me know specifically the areas that
you require.
 
Could you please either,
 
Give me a call on the number below to discuss your requirements;
Email me with more specific details of your requirements or
Contact me to arrange to come into the offices to have a look at the
information we hold.
 
An alternative would be fro me to print out a large plan of Charfield and
to send it to you through the post.
 
I would be grateful if you would let me know how you wish to progress this
matter.
 
Kind regards
Simon
 
Simon Penfold
Tree Officer
Streetcare
South Gloucestershire Council
 
01454 868997
07719 104671
 
I do not have a record of a response from you on file. If you have
responded to Simon, please let me have a copy and I will ensure that it is
responded to.
 
Regards
 
Paula
 
Paula Gillett
Information Management Team Manager
Department of Environment and Community Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: (01454) 863404
 

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Dear ECSFeedback,

Thank you, but I was clear that I was interested in the entire parish, not any one specific area.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Thank you for your email. Did you respond to Simon?

Paula

Paula Gillett
Information Management Team Manager
Department of Environment and Community Services
South Gloucestershire Council
Tel: (01454) 863404

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Dear ECSFeedback,

Yes, via this website.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Threlfall

ECSFeedback, South Gloucestershire Council

Thank you. I will ask Simon to respond to you.

Paula

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