Woolwich Foot Tunnel chainage

Chris McKenna made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

In the Woolwich Foot Tunnel there are signs on the wall at regular intervals noting the "chainage" with a number - almost certainly distance from a datum point. I have two questions about these signs:

What units are the figures in, as they certainly aren't chains (22 yards)?

What is the datum point from which they are measured?

Yours faithfully,

Chris McKenna

Dear Mr McKenna,

Your Freedom of Information Request has been logged as RFI/04774. You
may expect a response within the prescribed 20 working days, i.e. by 2nd
October 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Miller
Corporate Information Security Compliance Officer
Corporate ICT
Royal Borough of Greenwich

' 020 8921 5712 * 07805 747 212
* The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
* www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Miller,

On 3 September 2012 I made a request to Greenwich Council under the Freedom of Information Act asking for information about the Woolwich Foot Tunnel.

By law, you are required to respond promptly to all requests, and in all cases within 20 working days. By my calculations your response was due no later than 1 October, In your acknowledgement of receipt of the request on 4th September you calculated the deadline as 2nd October. It is now 4 October, so your response is overdue regardless of which calculations are used.

I look forward to receipt of the information without further delay.

Yours sincerely,

Chris McKenna

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Greenwich Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Woolwich Foot Tunnel chainage'.

Your response to this request is now more than a week overdue. I have received no correspondence from the council since the initial acknowledgement of receipt.

I would like firstly to receive the information I requested without further delays. I would also like a full explanation why the legal time-limit for responding to the request was like with. Finally I would like details of what action has been taken to ensure that this will not happen again.

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

Yours faithfully,

Chris McKenna

Paul Miller, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Mckenna,

My apologies for not being in contact with you sooner and for the fact that you have not received your response. I have chased the relevant department for an update and will be in contact with you again shortly.

I have passed your request for an internal review to the relevant department.

Once again my apologies.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Miller
Corporate Information Security Compliance Officer
Corporate ICT
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5712 07805 747 212
0 The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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Paul Miller, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr McKenna

Request for information RFI/04774

Thank you for your email dated 3rd September 2012 in which you asked:

In the Woolwich Foot Tunnel there are signs on the wall at regular
intervals noting the "chainage" with a number - almost certainly distance from a datum point. I have two questions about these signs:

What units are the figures in, as they certainly aren't chains (22 yards)?

What is the datum point from which they are measured?

The markings were made by previous contractors working, for the Council, in the tunnel on refurbishment works and were made to establish temporary reference points along the tunnel to monitor/facilitate works activity.

The datum point is a local one, unrelated to any national or regional mapping systems, and is the start of the tunnel (at it's intersection with the Southern shaft). The units are in metres.

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

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 write to the Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. We have noted your request for an internal review to which you may expect a response by the 7th November 2012.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Miller
Corporate Information Security Compliance Officer
Corporate ICT
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5712 07805 747 212
0 The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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Paul Miller, Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Mr McKenna,

 

I have been asked to forward the attached Internal Review response to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Paul Miller

Corporate Information Security Compliance Officer

Corporate ICT

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5712  À 07805 747 212

*   The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ

8 [1]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

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