abolition of SNDC

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS made this Freedom of Information request to South Norfolk District Council

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide copies of all papers related to the proposed merger of the South Norfolk district Council and Breckland Council as reported in the EDP.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/new...

Please identify additionally if the SNDC has met with Breckland in Barnham Broom

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

Dear Mr Carruthers

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Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS left an annotation ()

the issues are also being discussed here..

http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/new...

"Mr Fuller said the process was not “unitary through the back door” but a way of maintaining local control over vital services"

amazingly the area under dispute includes the SW Norfolk Parliamentary Coinitstituancy that has been subject to so many problems associated with the bullingdon club..

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Right2Know,

These documents have not been made available.. are they only to be made available to the local political associations..

.. or do they point to serve that the SNDC protestations to the boundary commission were an hypocrisy designed to maintain paid party political workers (i.e. local elected representatives) who will support the acts of the staff to maintain their party.

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Right2Know, South Norfolk District Council

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Dear Mr Carruthers

I refer to your Freedom of Information request to which I am now in a
position to respond. Please find attached the paper that was leaked to
the press detailing questions and answers that is referred to in the EDP
report that you refer to in your request.

I can also advise you that South Norfolk Council has not met with
Breckland at Barnham Broom to discuss shared services.

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Regards

Emma Nangle
Information Rights Officer
South Norfolk Council
Long Stratton Norwich
NR15 2XE
tel: 01508 533747
email: [South Norfolk District Council request email]
website: www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

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