Bullying in Stratford Upon Avon District Council

Yabootoyou made this Freedom of Information request to Stratford on Avon District Council

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Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,

This request is being made to make the public at large and people in each authority aware of which councils are the worst offenders or the better examples when it comes to bullying in the workplace. All councils have very similar anti-bullying / dignity at work policies, but there seems to be a difference in the level of bullying. This is intended to statistically show those differences.

Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:

a) Please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.

1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?

2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?

Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:

3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?

4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?

7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of
bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies?

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area?

Yours faithfully

Mr Lewis

yabootoyou

Info, Stratford on Avon District Council

 

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Hello

Thank you for your email this has been forwarded onto our Monitoring Officer for a response to yourself.

Kind regards

Customer Service Advisor
Customer Access
Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
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From: Yabootoyou [[FOI #343973 email]]
Sent: 06 July 2016 09:35
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Bullying in Stratford Upon Avon District Council

Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,

This request is being made to make the public at large and people in each authority aware of which councils are the worst offenders or the better examples when it comes to bullying in the workplace. All councils have very similar anti-bullying / dignity at work policies, but there seems to be a difference in the level of bullying. This is intended to statistically show those differences.

Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:

a) Please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.

1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?

2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?

Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:

3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?

4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?

5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?

6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?

7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of
bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies?

8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area?

Yours faithfully

Mr Lewis

yabootoyou

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Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Stratford on Avon District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bullying in Stratford Upon Avon District Council'.

Your time for reply is way overdue. This is contrary to the FOI Act.

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

Yours faithfully,

Yabootoyou

Info, Stratford on Avon District Council

 

Thank you for your email

 

 
This is to notify you that Stratford District Council have received your
correspondence and you will receive an official response in due course.
 
Please Note: This is an automated response - Please do not reply to this.
 
Customer Services Centre
Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
Switchboard +44 (0)1789 267575, email [1][Stratford on Avon District Council request email], web
[2]www.stratford.gov.uk

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This e-mail is confidential and may contain legally privileged
information. You should not disclose its contents to any other person. If
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately.

Whilst the Council has taken every reasonable precaution to minimise the
risk of computer software viruses, it cannot accept liability for any
damage which you may sustain as a result of such viruses. You should carry
out your own virus checks before opening the e-mail (and/or any
attachments).

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the contents of this e-mail represent
only the views of the sender and do not impose any legal obligation upon
the Council or commit the Council to any course of action.

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Info, Stratford on Avon District Council

Thank you for your recent email.

Your freedom of information request has been forwarded onto our Monitoring Officer.

Many Thanks
Sophie
Customer Service Advisor
Customer Access
Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
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From: Yabootoyou [[FOI #343973 email]]
Sent: 06 September 2016 10:15
To: Info
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Bullying in Stratford Upon Avon District Council

Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Stratford on Avon District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Bullying in Stratford Upon Avon District Council'.

Your time for reply is way overdue. This is contrary to the FOI Act.

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

Yours faithfully,

Yabootoyou

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Denny Wood, Stratford on Avon District Council

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Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail about your FOI request.

Can you advise when you sent the original FOI request as we do not seem to have received it.

Regards

Denny

Denny Wood
Assistant Democratic Services Officer
Legal and Democratic Services

Stratford upon Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX Switchboarad +44(01)1789267575, Direct +44(0)1789 260220, Fax +44(0)1789 260244 Email [email address] web www.stratford.gov uk

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Dear Denny Wood,

I sent my original request on the 6th July. I received an automatic reply from you on the same day, and also the reply below on the same day. You did receive the request, because you acknowledged it!

"Hello

Thank you for your email this has been forwarded onto our Monitoring Officer for a response to yourself.

Kind regards

Customer Service Advisor
Customer Access
Stratford on Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
Switchboard +44 (0)1789 267575, Fax +44 (0)1789 260676
email [Stratford on Avon District Council request email] web www.stratford.gov.uk
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Yours sincerely,

Yabootoyou

Denny Wood, Stratford on Avon District Council

I am currently out of the office and will return on Monday 26 September
2016.  For any FOI requests please email
[email address] where your requests will be
answered.

Monitoring Officer, Stratford on Avon District Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have just returned from Annual Leave and seen your latest e-mail.

I can only apologise for the service for this FOI request of yours and although I cannot fully understand what has happened it is completely down to myself.

I can see the reply I sent to you from the receipt but it would seem that I was responsible for not passing your request on to the appropriate persons within the Authority.

Additionally I cannot find any record of your original request so I cannot try to recover the situation.

If you could accept my apology and forward me a copy of the request I can assure you that we will give it our utmost priority.

Regards

Denny

Denny Wood
Assistant Democratic Services Officer
Legal and Democratic Services

Stratford upon Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
Switchboarad +44(01)1789267575, Direct +44(0)1789 260220, Fax +44(0)1789 260244
Email [email address] web www.stratford.gov uk

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Dear Monitoring Officer,

The original request below:

"Dear Stratford on Avon District Council,
This request is being made to make the public at large and people in each authority aware of which councils are the worst offenders or the better examples when it comes to bullying in the workplace. All councils have very similar anti-bullying / dignity at work policies, but there seems to be a difference in the level of bullying. This is intended to statistically show those differences.
Please reply to the first two questions first as they are the most important:
a) Please inform me of the cost of dealing with this request.
1) How many official complaints of harassment and bullying at work did you receive between the 1st April 2009 and the 31st December 2015?
2) How many of these complaints were upheld in favour of the
complainant?
Please reply to these questions if the £450 limit is not exceeded or in order of the questions up to the limit should the limit be surpassed somewhere within these questions:
3) How many of those which were not upheld in favour of the
complainant went on to Appeal?
4) How many of those that went to Appeal were found to favour the
complainant?
5) How many complaints went on to an Employment Tribunal?
6) How many of these were found to uphold the complaint?
7) Out of how many of those allegations (the number given to question 1) did the complainant of
bullying claim that the bullies were telling lies?
8) How many staff does your authority have and what is the current population within your authority's area?
Yours faithfully
Mr Lewis
yabootoyou"

Don't forget, this is at review stage. To completely lose a request which you acknowledged risks an ICO challenge. It is the only time this has happened to me during this process where I have written to all UK councils for the same information.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Lewis

Yabootoyou

Monitoring Officer, Stratford on Avon District Council

Dear Mr Lewis

I acknowledge receipt of your FOI request which will be dealt with within the allowable 20 working days.

Regards

Denny

Denny Wood
Assistant Democratic Services Officer
Legal and Democratic Services

Stratford upon Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HX
Switchboarad +44(01)1789267575, Direct +44(0)1789 260220, Fax +44(0)1789 260244
Email [email address] web www.stratford.gov uk

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