Tag Archives: FOI

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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The Information Commissioner Defends a Broken, Basket Case Council

14th November 2014 In October 2013, roughly a year ago, it was revealed that a Wirral Council senior officer (gender not given at the time) had been paid the sum of £48,000 as compensation for “hurt feelings”, apparently after being … 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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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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Vexatious requests… and… Wirral Council runs a screening process for FoI releases

18th March 2013 Ever since lodging this, my first FoI request, with Cheshire West & Chester Council back in August 2009, I’ve been busy using my statutory querying rights on a fairly regular basis.  These rights belong to all UK … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has a very dim view of Wirral Council

I’ve just spotted this interesting contribution that was posted on the web recently – on 13th February 2013. It’s a link to the UK Freedom of Information blog, a regular posting on all things FoI from The Campaign for Freedom … Continue reading

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UPDATED – 345 English Councils’ compromise agreements – with gagging clauses – How did your council score?

*STOP PRESS* 3rd April 2016 BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates are covering compromise agreements today at 11AM.  Link to details here: Radio 5 Live Investigates – Settlement Agreements and Gagging Clauses   2nd April 2013 – The Daily Telegraph publishes … Continue reading

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Wirral Council: Graham Burgess is given a permanent contract – after a curious change of heart

Mr Burgess is paid at the top of the Chief Executive salary range of £121,807 – £135, 341 per annum. http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents/s50009256/Chief%20Executive%20fv2.pdf ….so goes the blurb from Chris Hyams, Head of HR, who is subservient to the man at the top.  Er… not sure an … Continue reading

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