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Voi Scooter Sit Down model

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Dear West of England Combined Authority,

I request a copy of all correspondence between WECA and Voi Technology regarding the different models available at the launch of the escooter trial or those that are now available or likely to become available.

Can you also supply a copy of all information regarding the e-scooter trial in regard to its
adherence to the Equality Act 2010, and how the trial implementation has met its "duty to
make reasonable adjustments".

I have made the request to my local authority BathNES but they say I need to request the information from you the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

My request follows claims made by my local councillor in Bath & North East Somerset, Clr Joanna Wright, that Voi Technology was chosen as a supplier for the e-scooter trial as it was able to supply a "sit-down model" that would permit the use of scooters by the vulnerable. This model is not, and have never been available and so I am trying to understand where this falsehood arose.

Yours faithfully,

Tommy Boyd

WECA Democratic Services, West of England Combined Authority

Dear Mr Boyd

WECAFOI0154

I acknowledge receipt of your email. We normally respond within 20 working days of receiving your request.
During the current Coronavirus situation, there may be delays in providing the information you requested. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Many thanks

WECA Democratic Services

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Dear Mr Boyd

WECAFOI0154

I attach the Authority's response to your Freedom of Information request.

Many thanks

WECA Democratic Services

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Dear WECA Democratic Services,

Thank you for your reply. I now have follow-up questions that I wish to be regarded as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

In your reply, you mention you have established an equalities stakeholder group as part of the e-scooter trial which meets monthly.

Can you please supply me with the following details about this group.

1. Please name all the members and what stakeholder groups they represent.
2. Please describe how the members were selected/chosen.
3. Please provide minutes of all meetings and the date/location of future next meetings and how the public may observe the proceedings.

It is difficult to be sure, but your earlier reply suggests that an Equalities Impact Assessment was developed prior to the implementation of the scheme. Can you please provide me with a copy of this, and supply me with 3-month review of the Equalities Impact Assessment when available.

I note that the scheme started in late October, and so a 3-month review will presumably cover the period to end January 2021 - all winter months, in greater lock-down and before the scooter numbers were expanded. Is another review planned?

To ease your work burden I am happy to receive a partial answer with a complete answer to follow when available

Yours sincerely,

Tommy Boyd

WECA Democratic Services, West of England Combined Authority

WECAFOI0167

Dear Mr Boyd

I acknowledge receipt of your email. We normally respond within 20 working days of receiving your request.
During the current Coronavirus situation, there may be delays in providing the information you requested. Thank you for your patience at this time.

Many thanks

WECA Democratic Services

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WECAFOI0167

Dear Mr Boyd

I attach the Authority's response to your Freedom of Information request.

Many thanks

WECA Democratic Services

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Dear WECA Democratic Services,
Can you please send me a copy of the Equalities Impact Assessment , and subsequent addition or amendments referred to below in your response to my earlier request.

Can you also send me a list of the dates, attendees, and the minutes of this equalities stakeholder group. A link to the relevant report and the additional information on your website is sufficient, otherwise I will take all the documentation.

Please consider this as an FOI request.

"The Authority has established an equalities stakeholder group as part of the e-scooter trial which
meets monthly and includes representatives from a variety of organisations representing age,
disability (including those with Visual Impairments as a key vulnerable group). The group is currently undertaking a 3-month review of the Equalities Impact Assessment which is due for imminent sign
off, and sets out how the authority has met its equality duties in respect of the trial. This can be
shared with you when available."

Yours sincerely,

Tommy Boyd

WECA Democratic Services, West of England Combined Authority

WECAFOI0223

Dear Mr Boyd

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request. The Authority will respond formally in due course.

Many thanks

WECA Democratic Services

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WECA Democratic Services, West of England Combined Authority

Dear Mr Boyd

The Authority is currently reviewing the information and will send its response as quickly as possible. We apologise for the slight delay.

Many thanks

West of England Combined Authority Democratic Services

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WECA Democratic Services, West of England Combined Authority

Dear Mr Boyd

WECAFOI0223

We apologise for the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information request which is due to staff illnesses. The Authority will respond formally to your request as quickly as possible.

many thanks

Democratic Services

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WECAFOI0223

Dear Mr Boyd

I attach the Authority's response to your Freedom of Information request.

Many thanks

Democratic Services

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