Watford Allotment Strategy

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Frederick Wesley

Dear Watford Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide the following information that is referenced in the Watford Borough Council Allotment Strategy (page 20 refers) due to debated at the Full Cabinet meeting on the 3 April 2013:

1. The Kit Campbell Associates Report ‘Rethinking Open Space’ which was used in the Watford audit.
2. The full Consultants report who were commissioned to audit over 184 green spaces sites in Watford in Autumn 2012, to record scores for the quality and value of a variety of site characteristics.

Yours faithfully,

Frederick Wesley

CSC Enquiries, Watford Borough Council

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Customer Services
Watford Borough Council
Town Hall, Watford
Hertfordshire, WD17 3EX
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Mr Wesley
 
We have received your FOI and will respond on or before 23 April 2013
 
Service Support Team
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Watford Borough Council
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Phone: (01923) 278333 Fax: (01923) 278335
email:[email address]
 
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Rona Clayton Robb, Watford Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wesley
 
In response to your recent FOI request, I have attached  the Rethinking
Open Space document which is an advisory document as well as PPG17
Guidance. The strategy is attached which has all the scores in.  
 
The scoring mechanism is not available yet as this is work in progress as
the GSS is work in progress and some of these scores may well change as a
result of further analysis.  
 
The consultant was asked to carry out quality value scores based on PPG17
Guidance. The Consultant who carried out this work was also the very same
advisor who wrote PPG17 
 
R Clayton-Robb
Community Services
Watford Borough Council
[1][email address]
 
 

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Frederick Wesley

Dear Mr Clayton-Robb,

Ref: Request for an Internal Review of Freedom of Information Response.

Firstly, many thanks for your recent response to my Freedom of Information request.

However, as requested above, please can an internal review be conducted into my response.

Specifically, I make reference to your answer to Q2 and response regarding the full scoring / audit results in relation to the green spaces assessment by your consultant.

As you would be aware a summary of the scores are contained within pages 27 to 32. Also, at the top of the score summary the following statement is made:

"Full details of the audit results are too detailed to list within the scope of this strategy. However a
summary follows in relation to the town and the overall scores are listed below in the table below".

The report clearly states that the Council do hold the full scores so I would expect these to be released as a result of the review.

I do also understand that these scores are currently under review. However, in my view the scores should be released as a snapshot in time as the Council will continue to review, monitor and carry out any improvements which would alter any of the green spaces scoring over the length of its Green Spaces strategy.

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

Yours faithfully,

Frederick Wesley

CSC Enquiries, Watford Borough Council

Dear Customer 

 

Thank you for contacting us. We acknowledge receipt of your message and
shall forward it to the appropriate department. You should normally
receive a response within 10 working days. However, if due to the nature
of your enquiry this is not possible, we shall contact you and advise when
you can expect a full response. 

 

If your enquiry is an emergency please contact us on 01923 226400.

  

Payments 

You can make a payment on our website or via our automated payment
line. Please visit [1]pay for it on our website [2]www.watford.gov.uk
or call 01923 278989.

 

Missed Bins 

Missed bin collections must be reported within 48 hours of the normal
collection day.  You can call us on 01923 235946 to report your bin as
missed 

 

Job Vacancies 

You can see all [3]current vacancies on our
website [4]www.watford.gov.uk. 

 

Freedom of Information

If you are requesting information under the [5]Freedom of Information Act
2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, your request is
being processed and a response will be sent to you within 20 working days
from receipt of your request.  However, if we require further
clarification regarding your request we will contact you as soon as
possible.  In the meantime, please accept this email as an acknowledgement
of your request. 

 

Council Tax Change of Occupancy

If you wish to inform us that you are moving you can do so using the
[6]Report It Form on out website [7]www.watford.gov.uk.

 

Please note other useful links are

[8]Herts County Council and [9]Watford Community Housing Trust 

 

 

Kind regards,

Customer Services
Watford Borough Council
Town Hall, Watford
Hertfordshire, WD17 3EX
Tel : (+44) 0 01923 226400
Fax : 01923 278100
Email : [10][Watford Borough Council request email]
Website : [11]www.watford.gov.uk

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Carol Chen, Watford Borough Council

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Dear Mr Wesley,
I have been asked to carry out a review of the Freedom of Information Act
response sent to you by the Council on 3 April 2013. Following your
request for a review.
My understanding is that you wish to have access to the detailed scores
for the Council's green spaces as summarised in the draft Green Spaces
Strategy which is now the subject of public consultation.
 
I have reviewed the information and it is attached.
I would point out that the audit was carried out by the Council's external
consultants and the methodology used to determine the scoring has already
been provided to you in response to your request.
 
The Green Spaces Strategy is out for public consultation and the scores
attached may well be the subject of change before the final strategy is
published.
 
If you are dissatisfied with my response you may complain to the
Information Commissioner.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Carol Chen
Head of Legal and Property Services,
Watford Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Watford,
WD17 3EX
01923 278350
 

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