Dear Lewes District Council,

I would like to make an FOI request for the following pieces of information:

1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?
2. What is the budget for administering FOI?
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
4. Do you publish a disclosure log?

If not all information is available, please treat questions individually.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Parsons

Access to Information,

Dear Mr Parsons,

 

Information Request: EFOI 7097

 

Thank you for your information request dated 26^th June 2018 received in
our office on the same day.

 

I would like to make an FOI request about the following statistics in the
previous annual period. If figures are recorded in calendar year this
would be 2017, if financial year 2017-18.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you. Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

1. What period do you record FOI statistics in? Financial Year/Calendar
Year/Other?  Financial

 

2. How many FOI requests have you received? (if this figure includes EIR
requests, please state)       690 FOI + 19 EIR

 

3. The number of requests where the information was granted? 424

           

4. The number of requests where the information was entirely withheld (no
information provided)? 148 (Not held/Publicly available/exempt)

           

5. The number of requests where the information was partially withheld
(some, but not all information requested, provided)? 3

           

6. How many requests were completed inside the statutory deadline?  649
FOI + 19 EIR

 

7. How many requests were appealed to internal review?  2

           

8. How many decisions were upheld at internal review?  2

           

9. How many FOI decisions have been appealed to the ICO? None

 

10. How many decisions were upheld by the ICO? Not applicable

 

11. How many vexatious requests were received?  None

 

12. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?  Two (working for both
Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council as it is a shared
service)

 

13. What is the budget for administering FOI? £34,000

           

14. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?      
Yes, Pentana

 

15. Do you publish a disclosure log?       Yes

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Eastbourne Borough Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

o You can clarify the terms of your original request to allow this to be
looked at again (if you expand your request this will be dealt with as
a new request)
o All applicants have a 'right of appeal'. An appeal should be focused
on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request. Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below.

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

After the council’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, a
further appeal about the same Information Request can be directed to the
Information Commissioner for adjudication. Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

Please note:

If you are considering re-using the information disclosed to you through
this request, for any purpose outside of what could be considered for
personal use, you are required under the Public Sector Re-use of
Information Regulations 2015 to make an Application for Re-use to the
organisation you have requested the information from. Applications for
Re-Use should be directed to the address detailed in the footer below.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[3]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1
Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  [4]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay
18001 01323 410000

 

 

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Dear Mr Parsons,

 

Information Request:  FOI 7096

 

Thank you for your information request dated 26^th June 2018 received in
our office on the same day.

 

I would like to make an FOI request about the following statistics in the
previous annual period. If figures are recorded in calendar year this
would be 2017, if financial year 2017-18.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

1. What period do you record FOI statistics in? Financial Year/Calendar
Year/Other?      Financial

 

2. How many FOI requests have you received? (if this figure includes EIR
requests, please state)  643 FOI + 24 EIR

 

3. The number of requests where the information was granted? 396

           

  4. The number of requests where the information was entirely withheld
(no information provided)? 219 (Not held/publicly available/exempt)

           

  5. The number of requests where the information was partially withheld
(some, but not all information requested, provided)? 2

           

  6. How many requests were completed inside the statutory deadline?  598
FOI + 24 EIR

 

7. How many requests were appealed to internal review? 6

           

  8. How many decisions were upheld at internal review? 1

           

  9. How many FOI decisions have been appealed to the ICO? None

 

10. How many decisions were upheld by the ICO?  Not applicable

 

11. How many vexatious requests were received?  Two

 

12. How many people are employed to deal with FOI?  Two (working for both
Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council as it is a shared
service)

 

13. What is the budget for administering FOI? £34,000

           

14. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?      
Yes, Pentana

 

15. Do you publish a disclosure log?  Yes

 

I trust that this deals with your enquiry to your satisfaction, but if you
feel that Lewes District Council has misunderstood or not responded
appropriately to your request, you have two courses of action:

 

o You can clarify the terms of your original request to allow this to be
looked at again  (if you expand your request this will be dealt with
as a new request)
o All applicants have a 'right of appeal'.  An appeal should be focused
on the original request and should identify how the council’s response
failed to answer your Information Request.  Appeals must be made in
writing (or e-mail) within 40 working days of receipt of this response
and addressed to the Information Governance Appeals Officer, to the
address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

E-mail  : [1][email address]

 

After the council’s internal appeals procedure has been exhausted, a
further appeal about the same Information Request can be directed to the
Information Commissioner for adjudication.  Full details will be provided
should an appeal proceed to this stage.

 

Please note:

If you are considering re-using the information disclosed to you through
this request, for any purpose outside of what could be considered for
personal use, you are required under the Public Sector Re-use of
Information Regulations 2015 to make an Application for Re-use to the
organisation you have requested the information from.  Applications for
Re-Use should be directed to the address detailed in the footer below.

 

Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
further assistance with your current request and I will do my best to
provide the relevant help and advice.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[2][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[3]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1
Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  [4]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay
18001 01323 410000

 

 

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Dear Mr. Parsons,

 

I re-submit this response for administration purposes as the ‘What do They
Know’ website still has your enquiry as open. I believe this is because
your two requests about FOI statistics were aggregated and one reply sent.

 

Regards,

 

 

Kevin Rance

Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

[1][email address]

Lewes and Eastbourne Legal Services acting on behalf of Lewes District
Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

 

Lewes District Council: Southover House, Southover Road, Lewes BN7 1AB 
[2]www.lewes.gov.uk. Minicom 01273 484488 Eastbourne Borough Council: 1
Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW  [3]www.eastbourne.gov.uk. Text Relay
18001 01323 410000

 

 

Save a tree… please do not print this email unless you really need to This
email is confidential and for the exclusive use of the above named
addressee(s) or an authorised agent. If you are not the intended
recipient(s), you are prohibited from copying, distributing,
disseminating, or in any other way using the content of this email. If you
have received this email in error, please contact the sender using the
contact details given above.

All our Network computers operate virus-scanning but we make no guarantee
that any attachment to this email is free from computer viruses. You are
advised to check all attachments using your own virus-scanning software
before opening or executing them.

All written communications sent by and to Eastbourne Borough Council are
subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You should therefore be
aware that this email or the information contained in it may be disclosed
without notice to a third party making a request for information about the
subject matter of this email.

 

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