Yorkshire Local Council Association documents

Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Potto Parish Council

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Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Potto Parish Council,

I've noted that there are still no minutes for the December 2019 meeting or any agenda for the January 2020 meeting on the Potto council website. However the Yorkshire Local Council Association (YLCA) documents were due.

Please can you send me electronic copies of any YLCA documents received following the meeting held on 27 September 2019.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mandy Thompson

Potto Parish Council

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Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Potto Parish Council,
I submitted an FOI request using 'What do they know' site. I requested Yorkshire Local Council Association documents.

I am aware that you have them; being cited in meeting minutes, so it's puzzling why you won't comply with the FOI Act. Within the FOI Act, which is obviously law, you should have responded promptly.

Please can you meet my FOI request.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mandy Thompson

Potto Parish Council

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Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Potto Parish Council,
Unfortunately, I have still not received anything from you apart from 2 standard email receipts.

I am a bit concerned that the Clerk appears to have hidden my FOI request, as it was excluded from the agenda for your Feb meeting and it was not even listed as correspondence received.
Perhaps you have made a genuine error, or it may simply be the Clerk is struggling with internal control problems.

Anyway, last week I kindly asked you to review your handling of my request and I understand that you have up to 20 days or until 21st March 2020 to respond to me, otherwise a formal complaint will be made.
I look forward to receiving a copy of the YLCA information held and hopefully an explanation for the illegal delay.
Thank you

Yours faithfully,
Mandy Thompson

Yours faithfully,

Mandy Thompson

Potto Parish Council

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Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Potto Parish Council
I am a bit upset not to have had a substantial response to my information request of 25 January.

I now find that the March agenda, first published several days after the meeting was held, does not record my FOI request anywhere. Also, the February agenda should, but doesn't, record my request anywhere.

I think censorship of my emails and my FOI request is quite distasteful and also holding illegal meetings is disrespectful to the public. Why does this illegal activity continue to happen, even after so many years?

Also, it seems that your audit investigations are taking several years each and must be costing thousands of pounds. I suggest that the real problem is that councillors and the clerk seem to have a reckless disregard for laws and proper procedure.

As such, I think you should be paying and sharing these costs between yourselves. You should not be using any public money, because the public are not to blame - you are. I can't even find any meetings where the earlier audit problems were sorted out - is this correct?

Please answer this time; I would suggest that endless 'acknowledgements' purely confirm corruption.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully
Mandy Thompson

Potto Parish Council

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PottoPC, Potto Parish Council

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Dear Ms Thompson,

Further to your FOI request via [email address].

We can confirm that there are no minutes on the Potto Parish council website
for December 2019 as no meeting was held.

We can also confirm that the Agenda for the January 2020 is available on the
Potto Parish Council website.

We are unsure what you mean by the following Statement " However the
Yorkshire Local Council Association (YLCA) documents were due." Can you
please confirm ?

With respect to the report received following the Parish Councils meeting
with the YLCA in September 2019, please find a redacted copy attached.

If you are not satisfied that we have complied with the Act in responding to
your request, you have the right to request an internal review. Please
contact us explaining what you would like us to review. If you are not
satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner. The contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113
(local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate) or see http://www.ico.gov.uk/
.

Potto Parish Council

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Mandy Thompson (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Potto PC,
Thank you for the very belated information presumably in response to the ICO contacting.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Thompson

Potto Parish Council

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