Tag Archives: Geoff Paterson

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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How much of the £1 million plus pay-off money did Wirral’s Council leader sanction?

4th August 2013 On 21st June 2013, I noticed that Wirral’s Council leader Phil Davies had started his own blog. The title of his very first post seemed quite promising: “Bringing Council Services Closer to You”.  I noticed that despite … Continue reading

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Wirral Council has just haemorrhaged an extra £455,500… #austerity

12th July 2013 I’ve had a response today to a recent Freedom of Information request, lodged on 15th June 2013.  This is a remarkably quick response time for  this council.  I’m also mightily relieved that despite the theme of the request … 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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Wirral Council to be monitored AGAIN for poor performance by Information Commissioner

‘TIMELINESS’ 21st December 2012 As Christmas approaches, it was announced today that Wirral Council are one of only 4 public bodies to face a three month period of ICO monitoring, commencing in January 2013.  They are the only English Council … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Wirral Council releases 26 x NAMED Senior Officers’ declared Interests

18th October 2012 I made the following FoI request on 20th June 2011, approximately two years ago.  It went through the usual, tortuous procedure that’s become standard practice when dealing with the information governance team ensconced at Wirral Council.  They … Continue reading

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