Zoo inspection reports

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Dear Dover District Council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information relating to zoos within your local authority area.

Zoos are defined by the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 as “an establishment where wild animals are kept for exhibition to the public otherwise than for the purposes of a circus and otherwise than in a pet shop”.

Please could you provide the following documents in relation to all zoos within your jurisdiction:

1. The most recent inspection report
2. The most recent stocklist
3. Any mortality lists and/or post-mortem results that may be available.

If applicable, please also provide:

4. Details of instances where a zoo licence has been revoked or an application for licence renewal has been refused, within the last six years.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone. My contact details can be found below.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

DDC FreedomOfInformation, Dover District Council

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Dear Mr Wilding

 

Thank you for your request for information about zoo inspection reports.  
Your request was received on 25 September 2020 and we are dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental
Information Regulations 2004, as appropriate. We will endeavour to respond
within 20 working days and if we think the request requires extra time
then we will contact you and let you know.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be chargeable and if that is the case, I
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

 

If you have any queries regarding this email, please contact me.

 

Regards

 

Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16
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Tel: 01304 872312
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [1][email address]
Web:  [2]http://dover.gov.uk
 
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DDC FreedomOfInformation, Dover District Council

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Dear Mr Wilding

 

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by this
Authority received on 25 September 2020 and to confirm that we have
completed the search for the information that you requested.  The
information you have sought is set out below.

 

 1. The most recent inspection report

Copies attached

 

 2. The most recent stocklist

Copies attached

 

 3. Any mortality lists and/or post-mortem results that may be available.

The Council does not hold this information.

 

 4. If applicable, please also provide details of instances where a zoo
licence has been revoked or an application for licence renewal has
been refused, within the last six years.

There have been no revocations or refusals within this time period.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.

 

I hope you find the information useful but if, for whatever reason, 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 are
entitled to pursue any dissatisfaction through the Council’s Complaints
Procedure.

 

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 [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.

 

Regards

 

Kerry

 

 

Kerry Scott
Corporate Services Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16
    3PJ
 Tel: 01304 872312
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [2][email address]
Web:  [3]http://dover.gov.uk
 
P Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

  [4][IMG]

Dover District Council is a data controller under GDPR, your attention is
drawn to our [5]Corporate Privacy Notice. This explains how we will use
and share your personal information and protect your privacy and rights.

 

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