Dear Reading Borough Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers or a detailed description if you wish ...

the answers should be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or
simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council
but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the prior
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
.?

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?

thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.before a seizure of a persons assets do you make sure under human rights act that the bailiff has done a fair and balanced test with regards to whether the seizure is in the favour of the public interest

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

Roddy, Susan, Reading Borough Council

Dear Ms Moore

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Sue Roddy
Assistant Information Officer and Legal Administrator/Secretary
Legal Services | Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council
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Forkin, Darrell, Reading Borough Council

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Dear Claire Moore,

 

Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

Darrell Forkin

Recovery Team Leader

Customer Services Revenues Team

Finance | Directorate of Resources

 

Reading Borough Council

Civic Centre, Bridge Street

Reading RG1 2LU

 

0118 937 2789

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Dear Forkin, Darrell,

Thank you for trying.can i clarify.i realise for you its hypotethitcal but this has been brought to our attention that it has happened from a major bailiff .it is in your publics interest to make sure these secret inemnities dont pop up for you

If a bailiff takes goods in error by takign goods not owned by the debtor and 400 x the value but then lies to the council about ownership not being proven.council fail to check truth

When the assets taken are 400 x the debt from the wrong person

It puts the owner of the goods into mental health care.the trauma is too much

bailiff then holds onto goods in the hope company will go bust and cannot sue.he lies to council about not proving ownership but doesnt make 1 phone call to any 1 of the invoice owners in three months even when he is aware of mental health issue

bailiff realises debtor in mental health care has threatened a injunction and says he can have goods back if he signs a secret indemnity against prosecutuion for the ea .he doesnt declare to the council.debtor is in care and suicidal he signs .

debtor loses hosues and business as value of goods now significantly less than funder leant .goods cant be sold within 6 months now

he conceals this from council

goods are returned but too late to 2 save 2 companies and 7 jobs

does that make it easier to answer?

Yours sincerely,

claire moore

Forkin, Darrell, Reading Borough Council

Dear Ms Claire Moore,

This situation is a very hypothetical one and the circumstances you described in your clarification have not occurred in this council’s experience but if they did occur they would be of serious concern to us. There are provisions for third parties to make third party claims under Civil Procedure Rules part 85.3 and it is the council or the court which would decide if the goods should be released or not.”

Regards

Darrell Forkin
Recovery Team Leader
Customer Services Revenues Team
Finance | Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre, Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU

0118 937 2789
0118 937 3727 (Helpline)

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