Communications with The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales concerning case 10426/201506494 10426/201506495 /KE/SL

GARY BOURNE made this Freedom of Information request to Prestatyn Town Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Prestatyn Town Council.

Dear Prestatyn (and Meliden) Town Council,

Please pass this on to Councillors PAUL PENLINGTON Labour - North Ward, LINDA MURACA Conservative - East Ward, JULIAN THOMPSON HILL Conservative - East Ward, TINA JONES Conservative - Central Ward, TRACY ANNE LAWLER Conservative - Central Ward, GRAHAM PERCIVAL Conservative - Central Ward, PETER DUFFY Independent - Central Ward, ROBERT COOPER Labour - South West Ward, GARETH SANDILANDS Labour - South West Ward, ROBERT 'BOB' MURRAY Labour - South West Ward, ROBERT 'BOB' PATERSON Labour – Meliden, GERRY FROBISHER MBE Conservatives – Meliden, JANET SZABO Labour - North West Ward, JASON MCLELLAN Labour - North West Ward, DAVID TURNER Labour - North Ward, CARYS LOUISE GUY-DAVIES Labour - North Ward, ANTON SAMPSON Conservative - East Ward & WILLIAM DAVIES Conservative – East Ward

Under the F.O.I.A. Could I have a .pdf copy of below requests, please?

1) A copy of communications with The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales concerning case 10426/201506494 10426/201506495 /KE/SL

Yours sincerely

GARY ALEXANDER BOURNE
14 Lon Eirlys
Bodnant Parc
Prestatyn
Denbighshire
Cymru
LL19 9JZ

Nigel Acott - Town Clerk, Prestatyn Town Council, Prestatyn Town Council

Dear Mr Bourne

I would acknowledge receipt of email below and confirm matter receiving attention

Regards

Nigel Acott
Prestatyn Town Clerk/Financial Officer

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the Town Clerk. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those fo the Town Council. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The Council accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Mae’r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o’n gyfrinachol ac wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer yr unigolyn neu’r ended y cyfeirir yr ebost ato neu ati. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn ar gam, rhowch wybod I Glerc y Dref os gwelwch yn dda. Nodwch fod unrhyw farn neu gred sydd wedi eu cyflwyno yn yr e-bost yma’n cynrychioli barn neu gred yr awdur ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Tref. Dylai’r derbyniwr wirio’r ebost yma ac unrhyw atodiadau I weld a oes firysau’n bresennol. Nid yw’r cwmni’n derbyn atebolrwydd am unrhyw niwed a achosir gan unrhyw firws a drosglwyddir.

Prestatyn Town Council. 7 Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn. LL19 9LR. Tel:- 01745 857185
www.atprestatyn.co.uk

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Nigel Acott - Town Clerk, Prestatyn Town Council, Prestatyn Town Council

Dear Mr Bourne

FOI Request PSOW correspondence 10426/201506494 and 10426/201506495

The above correspondence is marked as private and confidential by PSOW to protect identity of individuals and investigation processes involved in both cases. Your request has therefore been declined in accordance with Personal Data Exemption in accordance with Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 40 and Regulation 5(3). You may wish to contact the Public Services Ombudsman For Wales for correspondence he may hold regarding any public information available about the cases.

If you have any concerns about the manner in which Council has dealt with your request for information and wish decision to be reviewed please contact Prestatyn Town Council, 7 Nant Hall Road, Denbighshire LL19 9LR. The Freedom of Information Act 200 is regulated by Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

Nigel Acott FCIS
Prestatyn Town Clerk/Financial Officer

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the Town Clerk. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those fo the Town Council. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The Council accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Mae’r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o’n gyfrinachol ac wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer yr unigolyn neu’r ended y cyfeirir yr ebost ato neu ati. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn ar gam, rhowch wybod I Glerc y Dref os gwelwch yn dda. Nodwch fod unrhyw farn neu gred sydd wedi eu cyflwyno yn yr e-bost yma’n cynrychioli barn neu gred yr awdur ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Tref. Dylai’r derbyniwr wirio’r ebost yma ac unrhyw atodiadau I weld a oes firysau’n bresennol. Nid yw’r cwmni’n derbyn atebolrwydd am unrhyw niwed a achosir gan unrhyw firws a drosglwyddir.

Prestatyn Town Council. 7 Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn. LL19 9LR. Tel:- 01745 857185
www.atprestatyn.co.uk

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Dear Prestatyn (and Meliden) Town Council,

Please pass this on to Councillors PAUL PENLINGTON Labour - North Ward, LINDA MURACA Conservative - East Ward, JULIAN THOMPSON HILL Conservative - East Ward, TINA JONES Conservative - Central Ward, TRACY ANNE LAWLER Conservative - Central Ward, GRAHAM PERCIVAL Conservative - Central Ward, PETER DUFFY Independent - Central Ward, ROBERT COOPER Labour - South West Ward, GARETH SANDILANDS Labour - South West Ward, ROBERT 'BOB' MURRAY Labour - South West Ward, ROBERT 'BOB' PATERSON Labour – Meliden, GERRY FROBISHER MBE Conservatives – Meliden, JANET SZABO Labour - North West Ward, JASON MCLELLAN Labour - North West Ward, DAVID TURNER Labour - North Ward, CARYS LOUISE GUY-DAVIES Labour - North Ward, ANTON SAMPSON Conservative - East Ward & WILLIAM DAVIES Conservative – East Ward for a Freedom of Information review.

I am writing to request an internal review of Prestatyn Town Council's handling of my FOI request 'Communications with The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales concerning case 10426/201506494 10426/201506495 /KE/SL'.

1) An explanation to the delay in for-filling the statutory requirements of the Freedom of Information Act?

2) Please take into account The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has suspended their investigation as '..not in the public's interest.' Id Est case 10426/201506494 10426/201506495 /KE/SL in now concluded.

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,

GARY ALEXANDER BOURNE

My reason and rational behind this request is in the belief that Labour Councillor Carys Louise Guy-Davies and Labour Councillor Robert 'Bob' Murray Charity night at the Beaches Hotel (Prestatyn). Was to say the least rather 'dubious' in the management of the event. Also I believe the information received and supplied to the The Public Services Ombudsman of Wales by Prestatyn (and Meliden) Town Council to be intrinsically flawed.

Nigel Acott - Town Clerk, Prestatyn Town Council, Prestatyn Town Council

Dear Mr Bourne

I would acknowledge receipt of your request for internal review and confirm matter is receiving attention.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Acott FCIS
Prestatyn Town Clerk/Financial Officer

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the Town Clerk. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those fo the Town Council. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The Council accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Mae’r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o’n gyfrinachol ac wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer yr unigolyn neu’r ended y cyfeirir yr ebost ato neu ati. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn ar gam, rhowch wybod I Glerc y Dref os gwelwch yn dda. Nodwch fod unrhyw farn neu gred sydd wedi eu cyflwyno yn yr e-bost yma’n cynrychioli barn neu gred yr awdur ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Tref. Dylai’r derbyniwr wirio’r ebost yma ac unrhyw atodiadau I weld a oes firysau’n bresennol. Nid yw’r cwmni’n derbyn atebolrwydd am unrhyw niwed a achosir gan unrhyw firws a drosglwyddir.

Prestatyn Town Council. 7 Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn. LL19 9LR. Tel:- 01745 857185
www.atprestatyn.co.uk

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Nigel Acott - Town Clerk, Prestatyn Town Council, Prestatyn Town Council

Dear Mr Bourne

Public Service Ombudsman for Wales – Case Numbers 10426/2015064494 & 10426/201506495

Further to your Freedom of Information Internal Review request dated 19th September 2016 and explanation regarding delayed response times Council would advise as follows:

12.08.16 FOI request received.
15.08.16 FOI referred to Town Clerk/Financial Officer.
17.08.16 Correspondence acknowledged.
15.09.16 Formal response

Town Council would accept that response was briefly delayed due to a number of factors including summer recess, audit work and staff shortages. Weekends and bank holidays are not counted as working days for purpose of FOI requirements.

With regard to your request for copy of private and confidential communication from Public Service Ombudsman for Wales, the Council’s Appeal Panel has concluded that this correspondence relates to personal and confidential data relating to a number of named third parties. It is not possible to redact or withdraw such identities without revealing the identity of persons involved and consequently the Panel confirms the decision not to release correspondence in accordance FOI Section 40 (2) of the Act. The release of information is against first data protection principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and therefore section 40 (2) is engaged.

If you have any concerns about the manner in which Council has dealt with your request for information and wish to have decision reviewed please contact Prestatyn Town Council, 7 Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn, Denbighshire LL19 9LR. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is regulated by the Information Commissioner whose address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Acott
Prestatyn Town Clerk/Financial Officer

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the Town Clerk. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those fo the Town Council. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The Council accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.
Mae’r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ffeiliau a drosglwyddir gydag o’n gyfrinachol ac wedi eu bwriadu yn unig ar gyfer yr unigolyn neu’r ended y cyfeirir yr ebost ato neu ati. Os ydych wedi derbyn yr e-bost hwn ar gam, rhowch wybod I Glerc y Dref os gwelwch yn dda. Nodwch fod unrhyw farn neu gred sydd wedi eu cyflwyno yn yr e-bost yma’n cynrychioli barn neu gred yr awdur ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli barn y Cyngor Tref. Dylai’r derbyniwr wirio’r ebost yma ac unrhyw atodiadau I weld a oes firysau’n bresennol. Nid yw’r cwmni’n derbyn atebolrwydd am unrhyw niwed a achosir gan unrhyw firws a drosglwyddir.

Prestatyn Town Council. 7 Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn. LL19 9LR. Tel:- 01745 857185
www.atprestatyn.co.uk

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