Here in Northamptonshire we have been expected to comply with Freedom of Information and EIR since January 2005, which means logging all SMR consultations on a standardised database, which I’ve slightly adapted to become our consultations monitoring system. It has proven very useful, and helped to raise our corporate service-provision profile during a particularly besieged period here. We very rarely have to refuse information requests (about 6 refusals in over 4 years), and then only within the pre-defined criteria.




From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Casa-Hatton Rebecca
Sent: 22 June 2009 11:22
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Environmental Information Regulations 2004


Hi, Suzy


It is my understanding that the HER policies have to comply with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if and when applicable. Above all, they have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which encompasses the EIR.




Dr Rebecca Casa Hatton

Heritage Access Officer (HER)

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, PE1 1LF

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Tel. 01733 864702


(Monday-Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00-15:00)




From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Blake, Suzy (DSD)
Sent: 22 June 2009 10:41
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Environmental Information Regulations 2004


Hi All,


We are in discussions here about whether archaeological information (HER data) is covered by the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Has anyone verified this, or refused the supply of information under the regulations?







Suzy Blake

Historic Environment Records Officer

Staffordshire County Council

Development Services Directorate



ST16 3TJ


Tel: 01785 277281

Fax: 01785 211279

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