Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council Mr D Murray, meetings with Mears Group

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Since the appointment of Mr D. Murray in 2018 as Chief Executive of the Local Authority, to the present date.
I am requesting dates of any meetings, including Remote ones, with Mears Group and/or any subsidiaries of Mears Group.

Including the name of Mears Group representatives, in attendance.

I would appreciate, if the information is broken down in year order and the dates of the meetings, if any occurred, are provided.

For example 2018 to 2019, for example, until present date

Yours faithfully,

Francis Connor

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

Request for Information


I refer again to your e-mail of 18 August 2023 seeking information in
relation to Chief Executive meetings with Mears.


Having investigated, please find set out below details of meetings between
the Chief Executive and Mears since 2018:


22/7/19 – Willie Docherty

25/9/19 – Willie Docherty

18/11/19 – Willie Docherty

6/12/19 – Willie Docherty

12/2/2020 – Willie Docherty

9/6/2021 – Willie Docherty

10/8/2021 – Willie Docherty

20/10/21 – Willie Docherty

24/11/21 – Willie Docherty and NLC Election Team

25/11/21 – Willie Docherty

16/3/22 – Willie Docherty

12/5/22 – Willie Docherty

6/9/22 – Willie Docherty & Graeme Paterson



I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic), Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic).


I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-


Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

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Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
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I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.


Yours sincerely


Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street




Working from home

Please contact via email






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