Requests for information

David Brook-Thomas made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

Regrettably, it is apparent the RCT is failing to comply with its obligations and duties as required by statute law contained in the Environment Protection Act 1990(as amended.

RCT is failing to ensure that the area within its jurisdiction is as litter free as prescribed, simply as litter collection is not as efficiently executed, as is required by law.

Next, RCT is purposely endangering human health, possibly life, and undoubtedly the natural environment, through its negative approach to professionally managing, controlling and eliminating, identified and non-identifiable toxins and the pollutionary effects of illegal toxic waste dumping at Brofiscin Quarry.

Therefore, under the Freedom of Information Act I want to know why, and under what authority, does Mr Andrew Wilkins, the Solicitor, on behalf of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough
Council refuse to answer further questions put via this medium, which becomes a matter of record within the public domain?

Secondly, under the FOI Act, I want a record of the qualifications and salaries of all staff employed by RCT in the Environment, Planning and Waste.(Environment Protection Department).

Yours faithfully,

David Brook-Thomas

Wilkins, Andrew \(Legal\), Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Rhondda Cynon Taf

Dear Mr Brook-Thomas

Further to your email below I write to confirm that there has been no refusal by this Authority to respond to legitimate Freedom of information requests you submit via the 'whatdotheyknow' website. Your previous correspondence concerning Brofiscin Quarry no longer surmounted to a valid FOI hence why I referred you to relevant officers who can directly address the concerns you have raised.

As regards the second part of your email your request is receiving the Authority's attention with the response being issued in due course.

Kind regards

Andrew Wilkins
On behalf of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Wilkins, Andrew (Legal),

In you profession, and your current position, for which no doubt, like most senior council officials, you are extremely well paid to do, clarity must be of paramount importance; even more so her you profess to be a democratic organisation as this implies that members of the public from all walks of life are free to attempt to comprehend whatever messages you are putting out.

This is the note that you sent me, and however I look at it, it conveys the same message:

From: Wilkins, Andrew (Legal)
Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

20 June 2012

Dear Mr Brook-Thomas

I write to inform you that the Authority will no longer be corresponding with you via the 'what do they know' website in respect of the matters to which you refer and have raised below. If you wish to discuss the topic further you will need to contact the Authority's Service Director, Public Health & Protection. His contact details are provided below: -

Mr Paul Mee
Email -: [email address]
Tel -: (01443) 425513.


Andrew Wilkins
On behalf of the Director of Legal and Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Furthermore, please be advised that all Freedom of information requests made to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, by myself, are thoroughly well research, checked and rechecked before submission, and therefor absolutely legitimate.

I should point out to you that if Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council was as diligent in the performance of its public duties, as the law requires them to so be, then there would be no need for such Freedom of information requests to be made.

Finally, I would again formally remind you that Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is still purposely causing grave environment damage and potential injury to human health given the unqualified, unquantified toxin releases from Brofiscin Quarry.

Yours sincerely,

David Brook-Thomas