Walsall Council Social Media Policy.

Helen Reid made this Freedom of Information request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Does Walsall Council have a social media policy for employees and representatives of Walsall Council including Councillors and those seeking to be elected as such?

Yours faithfully,

Helen Reid

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Reid,

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request

‘Does Walsall Council have a social media policy for employees and
representatives of Walsall Council including Councillors and those seeking
to be elected as such?’

which was received on 11 April 2016.

 

In accordance with provisions within Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
the Environmental Information Regulations, the council will respond to
your request within 20 working days, saying whether we have the
information that you want, and if there will be any charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why. If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you
again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number and using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

James  N A Sparrock

Lead Assurance Officer (Information Rights and Complaints)

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Reid

 

I write to acknowledge and apologise for the delay in responding to your
request for information. As you know, the council is required to respond
to all requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act
and/or the Environmental Information Regulations within 20 working days,
unless a ‘qualified exception’ applies or the request is both complex and
lengthy.

 

I am sorry that in this case we have not met this timescale, but would
assure you of our best intentions in this regard. I can confirm that a
full reply to your request will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

If you have any queries in regard to this process, please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Kind Regards,

James

 

James  N A Sparrock

Lead Assurance Officer (Information Rights and Complaints)

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

From: James Sparrock On Behalf Of [email address]
Sent: 13 April 2016 15:57
To: '[FOI #327416 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - RFI400.16

 

Dear Ms Reid,

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request

‘Does Walsall Council have a social media policy for employees and
representatives of Walsall Council including Councillors and those seeking
to be elected as such?’

which was received on 11 April 2016.

 

In accordance with provisions within Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
the Environmental Information Regulations, the council will respond to
your request within 20 working days, saying whether we have the
information that you want, and if there will be any charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why. If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you
again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number and using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely

 

James  N A Sparrock

Lead Assurance Officer (Information Rights and Complaints)

Walsall Council

Room 29

Council House

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP

 

[1][email address]

web site: walsall.gov.uk

 

Tel: 01922  65 0950

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

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