Wifi

J Perrin made this Freedom of Information request to Swindon Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please could you

- send me have a copies of all loan agreements related to the wifi project over the last 3 years.

- let me know how much was loaned, the expected amount of money to be repaid, the total amount paid back to date, the amount outstanding and the final due date.

- what steps is the council taking to recover any outstanding amounts.

- confirm all the parties who were involved in the recent non-disclousure order. This order has now ceased so there is no problem in releasing this information.

- send me a copy of the policy for small businesses wishing the council to invest in them

- which people at the council are working on wifi to see the scheme a success? and what are their qualifications in the field of IT and wifi technology

- who made the decision to loan money to the wifi company, and what were their qualifications in the field of IT and wifi technology?

- send me any internal report which the council has done on wifi. This should include any about the feasibility of the idea, how much money the council could make or save by signing up.

If any part of this request is over the allowed time limit, please treat each line as a separate request.

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to the FOI office for response.

Kind regards

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500

E-mail: [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

Dear J Perrin ,

Ref FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information Request

Thank you for your attached request received in our office on 20 June 2011.

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a duty to respond 'promptly' or no later than 20 working days, which in this case is 18 July 2011.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

Dear J Perrin,

Ref FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information Request

I made you aware in the attached email, the Council has a duty to respond promptly or no later than 20 working days to requests for information. However, as in this case, if a qualified exemption applies to the information and the public interest test is engaged, the Act allows the time for the response to be longer than 20 days, and the information must be supplied within what is considered a 'reasonable' time scale considering the circumstances of the case. We plan to come to a conclusion no later than Friday 29th July 2011.

We are currently in consultation with Digital City (UK), as we need to consider if the information you have requested may be commercially sensitive and therefore be exempt under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act.

In the meantime all unaffected information will be released to you as soon as possible and I attach for your information the link to the Council's website: http://10.154.104.226:9070/ieSearchResul...,

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in all future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Perrin,

FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information request - Wifi

Further to the attached email I am able to release the following information:
Q. Send me have a copies of all loan agreements related to the wifi project over the last 3 years.

A. We are in consultation with the other party to the agreement to consider if information contained within the loan agreement may be considered Commercially sensitive under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We anticipate that we will come to a conclusion no later than 15 August 2011.

Q. Let me know how much was loaned, the expected amount of money to be repaid, the total amount paid back to date, the amount
outstanding and the final due date.

A. £400k has been loaned, we expect repayment of the loan and interest in due course. I will confirm the amount paid back to date. The amount outstanding to date is £9,456, and the final due date is 21 October 2011.

Q.What steps is the council taking to recover any outstanding amounts?

A. - Discussions are ongoing with Digital City and an interested third party investor.

Q.Confirm all the parties who were involved in the recent non-disclosure order. This order has now ceased so there is no
problem in releasing this information.

A.This is incorrect the non-disclosure agreement is still current

Q. send me a copy of the policy for small businesses wishing the council to invest in them

A. No formal policy has been agreed.

Q. Which people at the council are working on wifi to see the scheme a success? and what are their qualifications in the field of IT and
wifi technology

Can you please be more precise as to what is meant by 'working on Wi-Fi'

Q. Who made the decision to loan money to the wifi company, and what were their qualifications in the field of IT and wifi technology?

A. Please find the attached Briefing Note

Q.Send me any internal report which the council has done on wifi. This should include any about the feasibility of the idea, how much
money the council could make or save by signing up.

A. We have already sent the link to all the reports that have been released into the public domain. Can you please confirm if you require any further information?

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received so far in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should contact:

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
Website: www.[Swindon Borough Council request email]

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review and an examination of all the information by the Council's Monitoring Officer.

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision, before contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

The Information Officer can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: [email address]
Tel: 01625 545700 (ask for Freedom of Information)

If you require any further information concerning this matter, please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

Sharon Druett would like to recall the message, "FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information request - Wifi".
The views expressed in this email are personal and may not necessarily reflect those of Swindon Borough Council unless explicitly stated otherwise.

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

If you have received this email in error, please notify me immediately. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose it's contents to any other person.

Senders and recipients of email should be aware that, under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000, the contents may have to be disclosed. The contents may be subject to recording and/or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation

This footnote also confirms that this email has been swept by Anti-Virus software for the presence of computer viruses. However, Swindon Borough Council cannot accept liability for viruses that may be in this email and we recommend that you check all emails with an appropriate virus scanner.

....

Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

Sharon Druett would like to recall the message, "FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information request - Wifi".
The views expressed in this email are personal and may not necessarily reflect those of Swindon Borough Council unless explicitly stated otherwise.

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

If you have received this email in error, please notify me immediately. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose it's contents to any other person.

Senders and recipients of email should be aware that, under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000, the contents may have to be disclosed. The contents may be subject to recording and/or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation

This footnote also confirms that this email has been swept by Anti-Virus software for the presence of computer viruses. However, Swindon Borough Council cannot accept liability for viruses that may be in this email and we recommend that you check all emails with an appropriate virus scanner.

....

Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Perrin,
Please find the attached corrected response that was sent in error.
The figure should be £9546

Regards
Sharon Druett

Dear Mr Perrin,

FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information request - Wifi

Further to the attached email I am able to release the following information:
Q. Send me have a copies of all loan agreements related to the wifi project over the last 3 years.

A. We are in consultation with the other party to the agreement to consider if information contained within the loan agreement may be considered Commercially sensitive under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We anticipate that we will come to a conclusion no later than 15 August 2011.

Q. Let me know how much was loaned, the expected amount of money to be repaid, the total amount paid back to date, the amount
outstanding and the final due date.

A. £400k has been loaned, we expect repayment of the loan and interest in due course. I will confirm the amount paid back to date. The amount outstanding is £9,546 final due date is 21 October 2011.

Q.What steps is the council taking to recover any outstanding amounts?

A. - Discussions are ongoing with Digital City and an interested third party investor.

Q.Confirm all the parties who were involved in the recent non-disclosure order. This order has now ceased so there is no
problem in releasing this information.

A.This is incorrect the non-disclosure agreement is still current

Q. send me a copy of the policy for small businesses wishing the council to invest in them

A. No formal policy has been agreed.

Q. Which people at the council are working on wifi to see the scheme a success? and what are their qualifications in the field of IT and
wifi technology

Can you please be more precise as to what is meant by 'working on Wi-Fi'

Q. Who made the decision to loan money to the wifi company, and what were their qualifications in the field of IT and wifi technology?

A. Please find the attached Briefing Note

Q.Send me any internal report which the council has done on wifi. This should include any about the feasibility of the idea, how much
money the council could make or save by signing up.

A. We have already sent the link to all the reports that have been released into the public domain. Can you please confirm if you require any further information?

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received so far in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should contact:

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
Website: www.[Swindon Borough Council request email]

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review and an examination of all the information by the Council's Monitoring Officer.

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision, before contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

The Information Officer can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: [email address]
Tel: 01625 545700 (ask for Freedom of Information)

If you require any further information concerning this matter, please contact me as detailed, quoting the above reference number in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Perrin,

FW: FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information request

We anticipate it will be possible to respond fully to your request no later than 19 August 2011.
If we make the decision prior to this date it will be sent to you.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Perrin,

Re: FOI101000283937 Freedom of Information Request

I attach for your attention the Refusal Notice concerning the information
that has been withheld under the provisions of the Act.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision
you should contact:

Customer Services
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
Website: [1]www.[Swindon Borough Council request email]

You may also apply direct to the Information commissioner's Office for a
decision before contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure
first.

The Information Officer can be contacted at:
The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

If you require any further information concerning this matter please
contact me quoting the reference number at the top of the of the letter.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Druett

Sharon Druett ([email address])
Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Democratic Services
Swindon Borough Council
Tel: 01793 463377
Fax: 01793 463405
Web: [2]www.swindon.gov.uk

Please consider the environment before printing this email.

The views expressed in this email are personal and may not necessarily
reflect those of Swindon Borough Council unless explicitly stated
otherwise. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential
and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify me
immediately. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you
should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose it's contents to any other
person. Senders and recipients of email should be aware that, under the
Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000, the contents
may have to be disclosed. The contents may be subject to recording and/or
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation This footnote also
confirms that this email has been swept by Anti-Virus software for the
presence of computer viruses. However, Swindon Borough Council cannot
accept liability for viruses that may be in this email and we recommend
that you check all emails with an appropriate virus scanner.
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