Tag Archives: FoI request

Discretionary Housing Payments. Wirral Council foreseeably and avoidably broke the law for 18 months

Links to previous Discretionary Housing Payments posts: FOI Request to Wirral Council ~ Discretionary Housing Payments UPDATE: Leaked Wirral Council email: Discretionary Housing Payments Unlawful for 18 Months “Most Improved” Wirral Council. Breaking the law on Discretionary Housing Payments – … Continue reading

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Direct Telephone Numbers for Heads of Service at Wirral Council

14th May 2015 I’ve been questioned in the past for being overly-critical and not reporting any positive developments regarding my local council.   Well, let’s put these concerns to bed by publishing the above; a list of the names of all Wirral Council … Continue reading

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Paul Cardin appears on www.bastionradio.com

6th April 2015 The other day I was invited onto Bastion Radio, a Bristol-based up and coming internet service run by Mike West and Kai Holloway. They’d seen a few of my tweets and posts and were interested in hearing all about … Continue reading

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Another #FOI victory over “improved” Wirral Council – which has taken 15 long months

11th November 2014 15 months ago, I placed the following FoI request with Wirral Council.  It’s a pretty straightforward query, asking them about the public money cost of their compromise agreements – those desperate gagging clauses that shut people up … Continue reading

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No public consultation. Foreseeably and avoidably, innocent persons could be injured or killed.

*****Yes, that’s how serious this is… innocent persons could be seriously injured or killed, because Wirral Council have switched off hundreds of street lights without genuine public consultation or internal scrutiny…  now,  they’re locked into denial and seeking to conceal their actions***** 30th … Continue reading

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15 months on, an answer is in for my FoI request about former CEO Jim Wilkie

Like previous favoured ex-employees, former Chief executive Jim Wilkie is having his personal information AND privacy jealously guarded by his former employer, Wirral Council.  In fact they’ve gone way beyond the extra mile once again. Remember when it took over a YEAR to … Continue reading

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My second “vexatious” request allegation – courtesy of Wirral Council

Link to the ‘offending’ FoI request on the WhatDoTheyKnow website: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi This has been appealed to the ICO in the following terms on 19th June 2013 (which has been updated in places today) e.g. the amount of public money used to pay … Continue reading

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Was there any coaching prior to 9th Sept Public Accounts Committee starring Patten and Thompson?

9th September 2013 I lodged my first ever Freedom of Information request with the BBC today: → From: Paul Cardin 9 September 2013         Dear British Broadcasting Corporation, This FoI request relates to a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee which was held … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Former suspended officers David Green and David Taylor Smith are ££Paid off

26th February 2014 More information here, including dates of departure for pastures new. 14th June 2013 Former Director of Wirral Highways, David Green, the senior officer who…. brought bogus “bullying” charges against me in 2003, but with no comeback; forced … Continue reading

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Are Wirral’s 66 elected members beyond democratic scrutiny? Apparently, yes…

12th December 2013 I’ve had an answer to the FoI request below and have updated the article here It’s now being appealed to the Information Commissioner’s Office. 24th April 2013 I placed this Freedom of Information request in late March … Continue reading

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