There has been a response (of sorts) to our Freedom of Information request to Hampshire Police for full disclosure of the reasons behind the huge policing bill that the Glade organisers blamed for the cancellation of this year’s festival.

This letter has been written to inform you that Hampshire Constabulary may require longer than the estimated 20 days in order to respond to your request.  Public interest factors in responding to your request are still being reviewed and considered. The key exemptions that are being considered are s31, Law Enforcement, s38, Health & Safety and s43, Commercial Interests.

I now advise you that the amended date for a response is Monday 12th July 2010.

May I apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Should you wish to discuss this matter please write or contact Rebecca Warhurst on telephone number 01962 814789 quoting the reference number above.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision made by Hampshire Constabulary, you can lodge a complaint with the force to have the decision reviewed within
2 months of the date of this response. Complaints should be made in writing to the FOI Section at the address at the top of this letter.

If, after lodging a complaint with Hampshire Constabulary, you are still unhappy with the outcome, you may make application to the Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

As you probably expected, we are in for the long haul on this one. Nonetheless, keep checking out Ravetalk for updates on this story and follow the discussion in our forum.

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