Dear Elmbridge Borough 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.
Dear Alex Parsons
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to you. I have put
the answers in bold next to your questions.
1. How many people are employed to deal with FOI? There is no dedicated
FOI Officer but .5 FTE admin support.
2. What is the budget for administering FOI? None.
3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one? No.
4. Do you publish a disclosure log? No.
The Council operates a presumption of openness in its access to
information. It provides much information outside the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act and it will continue to do on a “business as
usual” basis. Persons do not need to engage the statutory provisions to
access all reasonable information about the Council and its services.
If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with our response, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Head of Legal Services,
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10
Should you then remain dissatisfied at the outcome of that process, you
are entitled to appeal against the decision by contacting:
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745
There is no charge for making an appeal.
Legal Services Team
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