Tag Archives: Surjit Tour

Wirral Council Fails to Withhold Crucial Discretionary Housing Payments Report

Victory is sweet We can now report that the Information Commissioner has – after a long delay – found in our favour and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council now have 30 days to put their house in order and provide the … Continue reading

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UPDATED – “Bold, unsubstantiated … defamatory … harassment” but now proven beyond doubt – James Griffiths was right

but 22nd November 2016 Three years and seven months ago Surjit Tour, the “Monitoring” Officer at Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council threatened a libel action against James Griffiths, a whistleblower working for Council contractor Enterprise Solutions, for claiming that Wirral Council’s … 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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Legal and Member Services

Originally posted on Leader's blog:
I recently spent time with different teams working in our Legal and Member Services department. A key part of Council life is of course committees. Much of the Council’s business is carried out through…

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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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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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Wirral SECRECY latest. Klonowski Report suppression meeting is postponed

UPDATE  12th February 2013 Freedom of Information request discovers that the meeting of the shadowy Standards Working Group has been postponed.  Until when?   Who knows?? Definitely one to keep an eye on….. UPDATE   3rd January 2013 The minutes are there.  They … Continue reading

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Wirral #FoI news. Complainant ‘accidentally’ identified on Wirral Council Website

11th July 2012 The following FoI request was placed today, after the identity of a Highways Department complainant was ‘accidentally’ made available to the whole world via the Wirral Council Website. This was in relation to the HESPE contract, awarded to COLAS in … Continue reading

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