Category Archives: FoI Requests

Public FoI requests made via www.whatdotheyknow.com

UPDATED – £48,000 to “You Know Who” | Frank’s demand | Dragging their feet in Brighton Street

23rd October 2014 Back on 6th October 2013, we placed this FoI request with Wirral Council, in an attempt to shine some light on how the above stonking sum of public money was paid across, no questions asked, to an anonymous senior … Continue reading

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ICO News. Have you ever seen a fire station on fire? Or a snow plough stuck in the snow? Read on…

3rd September 2014 For those who don’t know me, I am, amongst other things, a freedom of information campaigner.  My reason for doing this is simple: well-justified disgust at what seems to be a growing number of power abusing, wayward public bodies, stuffed … Continue reading

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Wirral Council Wins at Tribunal. Vulnerable People Lose.

9th June 2014 Below is a report from Local Government Lawyer, explaining a recent First Tier Information Tribunal ruling in favour of Wirral Council: Local Government Lawyer report on ruling …from which the inconvenient phrase ‘disability discrimination’ has been omitted. And … Continue reading

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“What a load of tosh!!!” ~ Councillor Crabtree. Also, Wirral’s monitoring officer responds to an email sent to the CEO

  9th May 2014 Confidential_memo_tells_shocked_Wirral_councillors_their_emails_are_being_read_by_town_hall_bosses On 3rd May, with the above Wirral Globe article in mind, I sent the following email to Wirral Council CEO Graham “Mistakes” Burgess, asking whether my own emails to councillors were being filtered / screened / blocked: … Continue reading

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Are Wirral Council breaching the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000?

7th May 2014 Please read the following article in a recent Wirral Globe, in particular the subsequent comments, where there is much detailed information on the subject of interception or filtering of emails: wirralglobe.co.uk – 2nd May 2014 Here’s my latest FoI … Continue reading

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24 grievances, a Director (+2) leave Arrowe Park and they’re STILL not talking

See the earlier post I made on this subject, for a description of the earlier events. The headline above is not strictly accurate.  Following an internal review (which was late) WUTH have released a few more crumbs for the time period I specified: 3 … Continue reading

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How DLA Piper LLP came to the aid of abusive Wirral Council in their hour of need

26 months (2 years and 2 months) ago, in February 2012, I made an FoI request to Wirral Council, requesting copies of the correspondence that had passed between DLA Piper (Solicitors) and the council during a specific period of external investigator … Continue reading

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A Director has left Arrowe Park Hospital, but they’re not talking… at least not yet

  ↓ 24 grievances were lodged with management.  THREE employees departed.  Update on this story here… Back on 12th January this year, I placed an FoI request with the trust titled, “Payments to Senior Officers”. The first time news surfaced that Sue Green, wife … Continue reading

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Unhelpful ICO response, when a Council gave false information

25th March 2014 A while ago, in response to a request from a third party, Wirral Council declared a false total for its number of compromise agreements. The council are standing by the false declaration. The ICO, many months on, … Continue reading

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Ex Urbe Think Tank Report ~ “Like Pulling Teeth? Freedom of Information in the Liverpool City Region”

Here’s a link to the above FoI report, released in February 2014. http://media.wix.com/ugd/440822_0d8989cd1a69415ea85d1a30f49775ac.pdf Not surprisingly, the foreword to the report features the abysmal performance of Wirral Borough Council. I was extremely happy to find that without my prior knowledge, Ex … Continue reading

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