Tag Archives: Ian Coleman

Wirral Council’s 2015/16 Accounts WON’T Be Signed Off Before 30th September Deadline – Here’s Why

    26th September 2016 This evening, Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Committee will meet at 6 pm. The main thrust of the meeting will be the desire to sign off last year’s accounts.  However, this time around, a couple of flies … Continue reading

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Scandal-torn Wirral Council, has no “External Investigations Policy”.

4th October 2013 Some unsettling news arrived today, tucked away in an email from the Information Commissioner’s Office.  This revelation concerns a Freedom of Information request placed 16 months ago, way back in May 2012.  Wirral Council and the ICO have corresponded on it recently… PROTECT … 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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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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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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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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Fine words – but with Wirral Council, they’re always a hostage to fortune

Here’s a link to a fine Wirral Council document.  ‘Fine’ because its stuffed with nice sounding, positive words – strong, decisive ones.  Only later – much later – to be revealed as shitty, deceitful and hollow.  The abusive council which promised … Continue reading

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Yet another ‘Action Plan’ – dealing with the fallout from the HESPE fiasco… or not…?

On 18th October 2012, Wirral Council issued an ‘Action Plan‘ – which sounds good… on the face of it; a determination to roll up their sleeves, get stuck in, bang a few heads together, stand for no nonsense and consign … Continue reading

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#FoI request ~ Unscrutinised Machinations; Suspended Director of Law Departs Wirral Council

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” REQUEST → 17th October 2012 http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi/new See also this related blog post Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, On 17th October 2012, it became public knowledge that suspended Director of Law, Bill Norman had received permission, … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ Secret agreement allowing suspended Ian Coleman to leave Wirral Council

5th October 2012 The FoI request:  http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/secret_agreement_allowing_suspen More on Coleman here, from the Local Government Chronicle, including some far-fetched guff about how it would cost the public over a million “if we don’t act decisively in their interest.” It’s not … Continue reading

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