Vehicle registration recognition and automatic barrier control system

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Argyll and Bute Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

When the new council offices opened on East Clyde Street in Helensburgh, a vehicle recognition and automatic barrier control system was installed in the car park opposite.

How much did this system cost?

Yours faithfully,

Donald Scott

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear Donald Scott

Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Vehicle
registration recognition and automatic barrier control system

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:10655.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2019-10-14
00:00:00.

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.

Regards

FOI Officer

Privacy information: Any personal information you have provided in
relation to this request will be used only for the intended purpose -
please read the full privacy notice to find out more about how your
personal information will be handled, and your rights under data
protection legislation.

Smylie, Elinor, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Mr Scott

 

Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Vehicle
registration recognition and automatic barrier control system

Reference: argyllbuteir:10655.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).  When the new
council offices opened on East Clyde Street in Helensburgh, a vehicle
recognition and automatic barrier control system was installed in the car
park opposite.  How much did this system cost?

 

I have to advise that the information you requested is information not
held by the Council as there was no barrier or number plate system
installed and as such I must refuse your request in terms of Section 17 of
FOISA.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response. 

 

You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.

 

If you make an application for review and remain dissatisfied with the way
in which the review has been dealt with you are entitled to make an
application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
further review. You can now do this online here -  
www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Elinor Smylie

 

 

Elinor Smylie

Administration Assistant

Commercial Services

Tel: 01546 604356

 

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Dear Elinor,

I can assure you that a vehicle registration device was fitted in the car park, as was a bespoke set of traffic lights to allow workers in the building to exit onto East Clyde street.

These have subsequently been removed. This is the reason for my FOI request.

Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Donald Scott

Sinclair, David (Risk Management Assistant), Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Mr Scott

 Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Vehicle 
registration recognition and automatic barrier control system.

 

Reference: argyllbuteir:10655.

 

Thank you for your e-mail below I have opened a review file which I will
pass to the Executive Director Customer Services, you should receive a
response by 29^th October 2019

 

Regards,

 

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Jackson, Iain, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Mr Scott

 

I am undertaking the review of how we dealt with your information request
and would ask that you confirm/clarify which car park you are referring to
in your request or alternatively contact me on one of the phone numbers
below to discuss.

 

Regards

 

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Governance and Risk Manager

Kilmory

Lochgilphead

Argyll

PA34 4BF

Tel: 01546 604188

[mobile number]

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Hendry, Douglas, Argyll and Bute Council

Classification: OFFICIAL

Mr Scott

                                                                                                                                                 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Section 20 Review – argyllbuteir:10655

 

I refer to your email of 28 September 2019 in which you requested a review
of how the Council responded to your email of 12 September. I’ve noted
that the original request was responded to within the 20 working day
timescale on 25 September. 

 

I sought confirmation of the position in regard to the siting of a vehicle
recognition/automatic barrier system at the car park opposite the Council
Offices in East Clyde Street, Helensburgh which I’ve taken to mean the
Grant Street car park. 

 

I’ve been advised that there was no vehicle recognition/automatic barrier
system installed at the location and as such the response to your request
for the cost of these was correct in refusing your request in terms of
Section 17 of FOISA as information ‘not held’ by the Council. 

 

I’ve noted in your request for review you also mentioned a bespoke set of
traffic lights to allow workers on the site to exit onto East Clyde
Street. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed by the service that none of
the staff involved in the project recollect lights being in place. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the review has been dealt
with you are entitled to make an application to the Scottish Information
Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS
(Tel: 01334 464610) for a review.  You can also do this online by visiting
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal  

 

You must make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner no
later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for
review. 

 

If you make an application for a further review to the Scottish
Information Commissioner and remain dissatisfied by the decision then you
may appeal on a point of law to the Court of Session. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Douglas Hendry 

Executive Director 

 

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