LAMBETHWATCH – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Back in October News From Crystal Palace ran a piece about Lambeth People's Audit meeting MP Marcus Jones at the House of Commons with Kate Hoey MP for Vauxhall. Someone has now made a Freedom of Information request asking what went on at the meeting. Given their history of not wanting to answer Freedom of … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

The Information Commissioner’s Office have told Lambeth council to issue a fresh response to a Freedom of Information request about the Carnegie library, Herne Hill made by News From Crystal Palace. And that new response must NOT rely on the Environmental Information Regulation which Lambeth council used to refuse the request, say the ICO. The … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: WATCHDOG SLAMS LAMBETH 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office report says: 40. In the Commissioner's view, the council does not appear to have targeted its searches appropriately. It is not clear, for instance, whether the council has sought to identify those individuals who would have been members of the Carnegie Community Trust at the relevant period. This organisation is still … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION TWO – “THE COUNCIL DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE TARGETED ITS SEARCHES APPROPRIATELY” – ICO

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION THREE: THE COUNCIL’S POSITION

The ICO report states: 23. In this case, initially, the council explained to the complainant that: "there would be approximately five officers within the relevant team who may have had correspondence about this issue although we cannot guarantee that these are the only relevant individuals. Some of these or other officers may also have since … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION THREE: THE COUNCIL’S POSITION

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUR: BACKGROUND TO THIS REQUEST….

From the report: 5 On 22 May 2017, the complainant made the following request for information from the council: "I am revising my request to ask for:   1: Any emails dated November 2012 and December 2012 to or from Lambeth council to the organisation now known as Carnegie Community Trust relating to the Carnegie library, … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOUR: BACKGROUND TO THIS REQUEST….

LAMBETH COUNCIL'S UTTERLY BONKERS REASONS FOR NOT ANSWERING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS…….(updated version)

LAMBETH COUNCIL'S UTTERLY BONKERS REASONS FOR NOT ANSWERING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS......(updated version)   Just when you thought matters involving Lambeth council could not get any more insane...they have.   Here's the latest reason being given by Lambeth council for not answering a Freedom of Information request: "Lambeth council maintains its position that it would … Continue reading LAMBETH COUNCIL'S UTTERLY BONKERS REASONS FOR NOT ANSWERING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS…….(updated version)