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#Brickgate FOI request – A response is in from Merseyside Police

12th August 2016 We lodged the following FOI request on 2nd August 2016: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_comhttps://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_com The police say they are not obliged to supply most of the information and have responded with exemptions under Section 30 (Criminal investigations and proceedings) and Section … 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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UPDATED – Disability discrimination. The DLA Piper tribunal decision cannot be appealed

This is an update to a recent post I made here: https://wirralinittogether.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/wirral-council-wins-in-court-vulnerable-people-lose-again/ Near to the end of the blog post, I promised to contact the Judge, Melanie Carter, to highlight some concerns and to see if her decision could be … Continue reading

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Victory for Wirral In It Together. We defeat Wirral Council – again

25th June 2014 Freedom of Information.  Another victory over Wirral Council’s legal “team”. Yesterday, an email came in from WhatDoTheyKnow.com … https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/with_compromise_agreements_not_b#incoming-532480 This response is another calculated exercise in minimisation and a muddying of the water, couched in the blandest 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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#FoI Act – Arguing against ‘Confidentiality’ and ‘Commercial Confidence’ exemptions

Wirral Council’s disability discrimination ~ found in 2010 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission First ICO Decision Notice Second ICO Decision Notice The following requests were sent to Wirral Council almost a year ago, but were never answered.  It has taken … Continue reading

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More added ~ #FoI ~ Wirral Council ~ Links to all my ICO Decision Notices

SCORES ON THE DOORS: Decision Notices issued: 13 Complaints upheld: 14 Complaints not upheld: 3 There are more DNs in the pipeline… 27th August 2014 (Original request lodged 7 months prior to this on 22nd January 2014 Summary: The complainant … Continue reading

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UPDATED ~ Post ICO “vexatious” mauling – #WirralFail Council have coughed . No sign of ICO Decision Notice

SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST NEWS… My FoI request, asking for information about former Chief Internal Auditor, David Garry, was not vexatious. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/departure_of_chief_internal_audi More importantly, I, Paul Cardin, was not being “obsessive”, as deemed by a council solicitor – or whoever … Continue reading

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UPDATE ~ #FoI ~ When is an undertaking, er… not necessarily an undertaking…?

When it’s been handed to Wirral Council? Here’s an email I sent to Graham “Mistakes” Burgess, Wirral’s Chief Executive on 25th September 2013… From: Paul C Sent: 25 September 2013 21:57 To: ‘Burgess, Graham’ Subject: Freedom of Information undertaking. A public … Continue reading

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