Tag Archives: WhatDoTheyKnow

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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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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#FoI Request: Please name the councillors who attended / didn’t attend their training sessions

28th March 2013 https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/councillors_attending_not_attend Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, Please refer to the following link to a document on the Wirral.gov.uk webpage. http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents… This refers to a Council Excellence Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 26th March 2013. Please scroll … Continue reading

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Wirral Council – “The Art of Darkness” – censorship, running out of control

“THE ART OF DARKNESS” This tragic waste of black marker pen was sent in response to the following FoI request to abusive Wirral Council.  Subject: “Helpline Regarding Illegal Delays in Social Care” http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/helpline_regarding_illegal_delay#incoming-319894 It was lodged back in MAY 2012 and it ground on … 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 an … Continue reading

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UPDATED ~ Wirral Borough Council's Ex-CEO, Steve Maddox. Controversial early departure

UPDATE   December 2012 This request appeared on the ICO’s highlights for the year 2012, in the NORTH WEST section: http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/latest_news/2012/ico-highlights-information-revealed-by-foi-in-your-area-20122012.aspx 18th February 2012 This week, I received an important and favourable Decision Notice from the Information Commissioner – here 13 … Continue reading

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FoI / DP Gagging clauses – Did the Information Commissioner use them in its own compromise agreements?

Full marks to this FoI requester – for using WhatDoTheyKnow to take a thorny issue to the heart of the ICO – the UK regulating body, overseeing information and data.  On the surface, this request may seem cheeky / provocative … Continue reading

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