A request asking for a response to a query about the usage of Cannon Hill Road by fire appliances.
RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST
West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 6th January 2015
Please find below a summary of our findings.
In the spirit of the FOI Act, can I ask that your local Canley Station Commander be asked to give an anecdotal reply to the need and possible past frequency for an appliance to use Cannon Hill Road knowing its very narrow width and sharp bend.
The spirit of the FOIA is related to recorded information that a public authority holds and if we do not have a record of the information then we cannot provide it. The legislation is very clear and in the spirit of austerity, public authorities should not be expected to create information to satisfy individual speculation. The Freedom of Information Act was introduced to provide openness and transparency about recorded information not to place undue burden on public authorities to create information that it does not need or require.
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