Cost of Standards Complaint made against Cllr Chris Blakeley

Chris Blakeley made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Before resorting to this FOI request I tried to ascertain the full cost to the Council of the complaint made against me by Cllr Steve Foulkes from the moment the complaint was received by Mr Tour.

Mr Tours subsequent response to me have failed to provide the information I require.

Therefore I request that Wirral Borough Council breakdown the full cost of the complaint levelled against me, that includes all officer time, elected members time in being consulted by Mr Tour. Elected members time in giving statements to the external investigating officer and of course the cost of printing, paper, envelopes postage and use of IT equipment.

I look forward to receiving this full breakdown item by item

Yours faithfully,

Councillor Chris Blakeley

nigel hobro left an annotation ()

Bravo Cllr Blakely. I cant believe it truly was £1,500 + VAt from CWAC.

Individuals used to make up payslips for mortgages you know!

Dave rimmer left an annotation ()

Yet again our elected councillors have to resort to FOI
questions to get the information they need from Wirral Borough Council to allow them to do the work they need to do on our behalf....its like extracting diamonds from horse manure....so much for openness and transparency

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

My records indicate that I should have received a full response today. Would you please respond as requested by law, or advise the reasons for any delay?

Yours faithfully,

Chris Blakeley

James Griffiths left an annotation ()

G'day Councillor Blakeley

1,046 days since the whistle was blown to Adderley and Basnett re Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods so do not hold your breath.

I think there might be an election next week.

Good luck.

Ooroo

James

Chris Blakeley left an annotation ()

I have just spoken with the Council FOI Officer to be told this request is delayed because the Head of Legal has not provided the information.

The FOI had to be submitted because the Head of Legal would not provide the information to me.... anybody spot a trend?

john hardaker left an annotation ()

Is it not time Mr Surgit Tour realised he is a public servant & yes he is answerable to his paymasters the ratepayers of the Wirral & not Mr Steve Foulkes . Surely councillor Blakeley as an elected member you are entitled to know how ratepayers money was spent, so much for openness & transparency its like getting blood from a stone.

James Griffiths left an annotation ()

G'day Councillor Blakeley

Yep I've noticed.

Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods is buried in Legals.

Criminals are protected (Proven by Grant Thornton).

Counter Fraud are asking for the phone urgently (1,046 days after the whistleblowing to Basnett and Adderley) with the alleged bribetaking on.

Why aren't the police?

What is that crime number?

What a rotten borough.

Ooroo

James

Dave rimmer left an annotation ()

Even FOI questions made by our elected councillors are being ignored. Its about time legal action was taken.

nigel hobro left an annotation ()

"the law's delay , the insolence of office"

Perhaps after the sudden departures of B Norman and J Wilkie,WBC "knee-jerked" and appointed persons not necessarily up to the jobs to which they were appointed.

These inordinate delays and obfuscations may be due to what Frank Field referred over a year ago, plain incompetence, persons lost in a desperate reputation defence battle, where once crossing the line of deceit there is no going back. Best simply not to answer!

The legacy of the period 2000-2012 still casts its shadow not least because without condign punishment of the characters in the fiasco the Council must ever engage in a defence of itself. Purging by punishment would have lanced the boil in the interests of the public , not the interest of former and presently incumbent officers

James Griffiths left an annotation ()

G'day Nigel

Could not have said it better even if I wanted to.

Ooroo

James

James Griffiths left an annotation ()

Please feel free to send answer by TAXI.