Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Could you please provide any information and policies regarding use of SKDC Land that is owned, leased, tenanted ,maintained and or Public Open Spaces these are examples not an exclusive list.

1/ Do ANY Hunting Related or Shooting related Companies, Clubs, Tenants or Organisations have access either by agreement, historical rights or by payment of any fee, to any SKDC land that is owned, leased, maintained, tenanted by SKDC or Public Open Spaces. These could be fox hunting, deer hunting or shooting related companies (not an exclusive lists), private organisations, individuals or tenants who allow access for which you may also be landlord.

2/ Could you please confirm the areas where such events can be staged, this could be trail hunting, dog exercise or similar of any organisation identified in question 1. These are examples not an exclusive list. ANY USE OF LAND TO BE IDENTIFIED PLEASE.

3/ If ANY SKDC land is provided for ANY trail, drag, shooting clubs, organisations or tenants either owned, maintained,leased or tenanted can you please provide the policy & documentation regarding that use to ensure SKDC are not allowing any illegal activity to proceed.

Yours faithfully,

P A Gadd

Dear South Kesteven District Council,
Could you please provide a reply as soon as possible. SKDC have not replied to a polite request and have a history of failures under FOI timescales.

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

SKDC Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Thank you for your email.

This is due a response by today 18/11/2019, so we have forwarded your email to the person dealing with it.

If you need to contact us further about this matter in the future please do so using the contact details below

Regards,
Your Customer Services Team

South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices, St. Peter’s Hill
Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ
Tel: 01476 40 60 80
Email: [email address]
www.southkesteven.gov.uk

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Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Gadd,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1648159

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 21/10/2019 15:53:31

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will provide you with a response within 20 working days, in this case no later than (18/11/2019 15:53:31).

The Freedom of Information Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent us releasing the information you have requested. You will be informed if this is the case, and we will advise you of your rights of appeal.

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Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Gadd

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1648159

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 21/10/2019 15:53:31.

The answers are numbered to match the numbering within the FOI submitted:

1. SKDC do not directly allow any use of, or lease any owned or tenanted land for the use of hunting related purposes. However we do allow organisations to use SKDC land for events.

2. SKDC have several open spaces, of which any could be used for events. This is subject to an applications process and if relevant referral to appropriate third parties.

3. Documentation is subject to an events application.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

[email address]

Further information about freedom of information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Stacy Carter

Data Protection Support Officer

South Kesteven District Council