Firsby Reservoir – Concerns

This fresh in from Rob Foulds, latest first:

Dear Sirs

I submitted the information request below ten days ago and have not received an acknowledgement.

Can you please confirm by return, that you will be providing the information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and within the time allocated by the Act.

Yours faithfully

Robert Foulds

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Rob Foulds
Date: 8 January 2013 13:44
Subject: Firsby Reservoir – Freedom of Information Act

Dear Sirs

The text quoted below is contained within a report, 15th Oct 2012, to Cabinet member and Advisers for Regeneration and Development – see this link

“Firsby Reservoir has been under special observation since concerns over the dam’s integrity were raised earlier this year in the section 10 inspection. On Monday 8th
October subsidence was found in the dam crest.”

Under The Freedom of Information Act, could you please arrange to forward a copy of the report which ensued from the aforementioned “section 10 inspection”

Please arrange to send the information by email.

Yours faithfully

Robert Foulds

5 thoughts on “Firsby Reservoir – Concerns

  1. Hardly when this video about how RMBC handle the snow has just winged it’s way to my inbox !

    (Warning: turn the sound down before playing as the accompanying music is likely to cause nerve damage!)


  2. The time limit for responding to FoI requests is 20 working days.

    A public authority must inform the applicant in writing whether it holds the information requested and if so, communicate that information to the applicant, promptly, but not later than 20 working
    days after receipt of the request; section 10(1).
    2. When does the 20 working day clock start?
    The 20 working day clock starts:
    • the day after the public authority receives the request. According to section 10(1) the time limit for compliance is the twentieth working day following the date of receipt.
    • the day the authority receives further information it reasonably requires in order to identify and locate the information requested; section 1(3).
    Please refer to question 4 below, regarding the effect of section 1(3) of the Act.


  3. Just been for a walk round Firsby reservoirs … so distressing what they’ve done … Rotherham Council obviously don’t care for the environment … what kind of self serving creeps do they have for officials ?


  4. Total devastation at Firsby now ,I have recorded flora and fauna at this peaceful sight for over 20years now but it breaks my heart seeing what they have done, some bird life will never return, well done rotherham borough council. I am sure this could have been done better and probably cheeper with a lot less damage to wildlife.


Leave your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.