Correspondence with the conservation team regarding the Edwardian North Reddish School

Sheila Oliver made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

Dear Stockport Borough Council,

Please may I see any documents held by the Conservation Team at Stockport Council regarding any proposals to develop the Edwardian schools at North Reddish into, for example, apartments. English Heritage are keen to preserve such schools.

Please note that the Information Commission Team Leader has stated to me in a letter dated 15/2/10:-

... "Notice relates specifically to the request you made on 1st December 2008 and does not make any finding regarding future requests. If you have made further requests and these have been refused you should ask the Council to review their requests and if following this review you remain unhappy with their response you can bring a new complaint to the Commissioner."

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information below (ref 2681).

As you have previously been informed, your requests for information about
Harcourt Street are considered to be vexatious under section 14(1) Freedom
of Information Act 2000 and manifestly unreasonable under Regulation
12(4)(b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will not receive a
response. This decision has been through the Council's internal review
process and was upheld. It has also been investigated by the Information
Commissioner's Office at your request; the ICO upheld the Council's
decision in its Decision Notice.

Yours sincerely,

Claire Naven

Claire Naven

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear FOI Officer,

Since the far from impartial internal review process at Stockport
Council, the Council has been forced to disclose documents to a
public inquiry which show the entire site to be highly contaminated
and that £5 million in funding is not available, contrary to their
previous assertion - they only disclosed those facts after the ICO
ruling. The Information Commission has said twice that the Council
needs to answer questions on this subject. One has to wonder what
the Council has to hide. I shall make a complaint to the ICO about
this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

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"Council bosses decided NOT to hold a wide-ranging investigation into the death of a boy who died after an asthma attack at school, the MEN can reveal.

Stockport council officials considered carrying out a serious case review into the 11-year-old's death THREE times – but each time decided against.

The news came after an inquest jury found a catalogue of errors and neglect by staff at Offerton High School 'significantly contributed' to Sam's death.

He was left to sit in a corridor after suffering the attack while teachers failed to call an ambulance.

Parents Paul and Karen Linton are now considering legal action against the council.

The M.E.N understands officials in charge of safeguarding Stockport children did not believe the case met the criteria for a full serious case review...."

Manchester Evening News

The same people responsible for the above are the ones refusing to answer questions about this school to be built on toxic waste. The Information Commission has said the next step is to lodge an official complaint with Stockport Council about their refusal to respond, but the Complaints Officer won't even reply.