Last week, back when I had the intertubes, I got the information on my FoI request about the traffic lights. About one hundred and fifty pages of data. Tabulated and annotated. Collected and footnoted. But, as I have done before, here is the email I to finish it all off:

From: CountyCouncilDude
To: Stray Taoist                                                                                                                    
  FOI <>,                                                                                                                        
  OtherDude <>                                                                                                   
Subject: Request for information from Me                                                                                                            
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:08:36 +0100

Dear Me,
The information that you requested under the
Freedom of Information Act is now available
for you at the reception of Castle Court,
near Shire Hall, Cambridge, as you requested.
Although not quite within the remit of your F.O.I.
request, you may also wish to know that there is
currently a faulty detection loop on the side road
at the Madingly Road / Park and Ride Site. This
fault was detected on the 16th of August and
visited the next day. Unfortunately, we have
been unable to repair the loop immediately due
to the poor condition of the road.                                                                                                     
While we are waiting for the repairs to be made,
the faulty detector (Det 5, DX1) has been
switched off to try to minimise delay to the main
road. Details of fault conditions are included in the
Yours sincerely

Interesting, is it not? To admit that you haven’t fixed a fault, and that you are aware that the road is in poor condition? But you aren’t interested in that, are you? You want to know what I have gleaned from the masses of equations, control codes for the system and page after page of sequencing tables? Is there anything to suggest that the council are fiddling the lights in order to put through their stupid plan to force a congestion charge on the Cambridge-Town Platonists?

Why yes, yes there is. Best of all, it is pencil amendments to the data. There will be photographs, as soon as I can has ADSL at home again.

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