Audit of Danvm Drainage Commissioners.

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum made this Freedom of Information request to Doncaster Borough Council

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear Doncaster Borough Council,

I understand that DMBC have recently undertaken a financial audit of the Danvm Drainage Commissioners (Clerks & Engineers services in recent years provided by the Shire Group, part of JBA Consulting).

We would formally request a copy of that audit inspection report.

If DMBC legal services are not prepared to release that docuemnt (funded through the public purse) then we would like to be informed why. We would also request provision of a date when this audit report will be available for public scrutiny.

Yours faithfully,

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request has been passed to the Audit department. They will endeavour to search for any information held to provide you with a response as soon as is possible within 20 working days and in any case by the 15th August 2014.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Winn
Finance & Corporate Services,
Customer Services & ICT
Doncaster Council
Civic Office
Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3BU

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear Ms Winn

Your prompt acknowledgement is much appreciated.

We look forward to an update in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear Doncaster Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews and please ensure that a copy of the file is also provided to Roger Harvey as well please.

We are writing to request an internal review of Doncaster Borough Council's handling of our FOI request 'Audit of Danvm Drainage Commissioners.'.

The Forum submitted a request on 19 July, which Sarah Winn acknowledged promptly.

We have heard absolutely nothing since.

We have not received a request to extend the time period for investigation, nor an explanation as to why DMBC are with-holding an Audit Report funded through the public purse.

It seems reasonable therefore to expect that we will be sent the Report by return and we look forward to timely compliance with your own procedures.

The Forum are aware that an internal audit has been undertaken and see no reason why it should not be made available for public scrutiny.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

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Dear Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to you, please
find attached the Council’s response to your Freedom of Information
Request.

Many thanks

 

Sarah Winn

Finance & Corporate Services,

Customer Services & ICT

Doncaster Council

Civic Office

Waterdale

Doncaster

DN1 3BU

 

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear Freedom of Information Requests,

We previously requested an Internal Review because DMBC failed to make the response within published time frame (& procedure). We have heard nothing back since then about investigations to why communications failed etc.

We did eventually received a reply (Refusal to Disclose Information) subsequent to which we expect that you (DMBC) will release the Internal Audit report on DDC tomorrow (as per reply letter dated 19 August).

If you still refuse to make it available then we would expect to have been contacted by now with an explanation as to why this would be in the public interest. As we have heard nothing we look forward to receiving the requested information tomorrow.

We would prefer that it is sent directly to us rather than us having to make another application to the Clerk of the Internal Drainage Board (through JBA Consulting Ltd and the Shire Group of IDBs), who could quite concievably take another period under their FoI procedure to actually release the report.

Yours sincerely,

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

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