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Police Stations (3574/20)

Request

1) The number of police stations closed since 2010 in your force area and their locations

2) Proceeds gained from sales of former police stations assets, and their locations

3) For the police stations that remain open in your force area, please also provide the front counter opening hours in 2010 and in 2020 for each, and their locations.

Response

Please be advised that the information that you have requested is not all available in a readily retrievable format. For items not held digitally, more than 18 hours will be required to locate and retrieve this information. Please see below for further explanation:

Sold – Properties sold from 2011 onward, older property sales are not held digitally.

Sold – Values for properties between 2010 and 2012 are also not held digitally.

This means that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request.

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#fees-and-charges

However, in accordance with Section 16 of the Act I have a duty to provide advice and assistance in relation to your request, therefore, I can advise that information relating to front counter opening hours can be accessed via the following link https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/police-stations and information for the remainder of your request is attached (3574_attachment).

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests.

Attachments

3574_Attachment