Waste and recycling collection days

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

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,
Please can you provide the data for refuse, recycling and garden waste collection days, organised by address. Please include address and UPRN for each property, as well as any data required to convert schedule codes to calendar dates, including week codes for fortnightly collection and changes for bank holidays etc. Please provide this in an open, machine readable format, such as CSV. Please avoid closed formats such as database binary formats. Please include the data for the current system, as well as the new post-November 2017 schedule.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Dear Mr Kane,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Your request is being
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 a public authority has 20
working days to respond to a request.  Accordingly you will receive our
full response in due course.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 396658

[1]www.bathnes.gov.uk

 

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Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Mr Kane,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information. Please find enclosed
the information you are entitled to receive under the (legislation).

 

I trust that we have answered your queries, however if you have any
further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your request, you may ask for an
internal review within 40 working days of receipt of this request. Please
contact the Divisional Director – Risk and Assurance Services, Mr Jeff
Wring at the Guildhall, High St, Bath BA1 5AW
[1]mailto:[email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to appeal directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Please note that we have not, by way of this disclosure, granted any
permission for you to reuse or further publish the information disclosed
to you.  Please refer to the attached disclaimer regarding reuse. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Team

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 396658

[3]www.bathnes.gov.uk

 

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From:  Matt Kane <[FOI #410650 email]>

Sent:    06 June 2017 11:44

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - Waste and recycling
collection days

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council, Please can you provide the data
for refuse, recycling and

garden waste collection days, organised by address. Please include address
and UPRN for each property,

as well as any data required to convert schedule codes to calendar dates,
including week codes for

fortnightly collection and changes for bank holidays etc. Please provide
this in an open, machine

readable format, such as CSV. Please avoid closed formats such as database
binary formats. Please

include the data for the current system, as well as the new post-November
2017 schedule.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Matt Kane

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bath and North East Somerset Council's handling of my FOI request 'Waste and recycling collection days'.
In my request, I asked for the data in the form of a CSV or similar data file. A reference to the council website for information on collections does not meet my requirements. As you will be aware, Section 11 FOIA allows me to request a format for the data, which you must make reasonable effort to accommodate. ICO guidance states that this means I can request a specific file format, based on Innes v the Information Commissioner and Buckinghamshire County Council. The existence of a web service that provides the information confirms that the data is available in a database which powers the website. It is therefore trivial for you to export that data into CSV format as requested. Please therefore provide the information listed in the original request, including at the very least details of the collection days for each type of waste for each address.

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

Yours faithfully,

Matt Kane

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Dear Mr Kane,

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review, a copy of which is
enclosed below. Your review request is being considered by Jeff Wring –
Divisional Director for Risk and Assurance.

 

We aim to respond to any internal review request within 20 working days. 
Accordingly you will receive the full response from Mr Wring in due
course.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Team

Risk and Assurance Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Telephone: 01225 476658

[1]www.bathnes.gov.uk

 

Bath & North East Somerset – The place to live, work and visit

 

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Dear Information Governance Team,
Thank you. I trust that your reference to 20 working days is measured from the date I requested the review, which was ten working days ago.

Regards,

Matt

Hello,
When can I expect a decision on this internal review? I placed the request a month ago.
Regards,

Matt

Hello,
This internal review is now ten days late. Please can you let me know when I'll have a response.
Thanks,

Matt

Jeff Wring, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Mr Kane,

 

Please find attached the results of my internal review into your recent
FOI request.

 

Regards

 

From:    Matt Kane <[1][FOI #410650 email]>

Sent:     04 July 2017 12:06

To:          Information Governance

Subject:               Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Waste and recycling

collection days

 

Categories:         Andy

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

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

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Bath and North East Somerset
Council's handling of

my FOI request 'Waste and recycling collection days'.

In my request, I asked for the data in the form of a CSV or similar data
file. A reference to the

council website for information on collections does not meet my
requirements. As you will be

aware, Section 11 FOIA allows me to request a format for the data, which
you must make

reasonable effort to accommodate. ICO guidance states that this means I
can request a specific

file format, based on Innes v the Information Commissioner and
Buckinghamshire County

Council. The existence of a web service that provides the information
confirms that the data is

available in a database which powers the website. It is therefore trivial
for you to export that

data into CSV format as requested. Please therefore provide the
information listed in the original

request, including at the very least details of the collection days for
each type of waste for each

address.

 

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this

address:
[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Matt Kane

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Hello Jeff,

Thank you for the reply. Please send me the collection and UPRN data as a CSV.

Regards,

Matt

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