Dear Ashford 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?
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Dear Alex, Thanks you for your Freedom of Information Request. I shall
answer each question in turn: 1. How many people are employed to deal with
FOI? 1 2. What is the budget for administering FOI? No budget beyond staff
time 3. Do you use case management software for FOI? If so, which one?
Yes, we have an FOI tracker which was built by our in-house IT team. 4. Do
you publish a disclosure log? No. Kind Regards Ashford Borough Council If
you believe the Council has not complied with the Freedom of Information
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review. Internal review requests must be submitted no later than 40
working days after the date on which you believe that the Council failed
to comply with the legislation and must be addressed to: Freedom of
Information Manager, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane,
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email [Ashford Borough Council request email]. The Council's
procedure for internal reviews can be viewed at
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