Fraudulent Summons Letter

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

You are sending out fraudulent summons letters to residents in the borough for council tax 'arrears.' They are fraudulent because you are using a facsimile of the Justice Of The Peace to attempt to get them vailidated. I have spoken to his department and he has no idea that his signature is on these letters.

I would now like full disclosure of your corrupt and totally unlawful process.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Ritchie

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Corporate Governance Team
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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Mr Ritchie,

Further to your Freedom of Information request below, in order for us to
provide you with the correct information, please could you clarify what
summons letters you are referring to?

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

The standard Summons Letters you print off for every resident in the Borough who cant or refuses to pay RCT. I have spoken at length to Matthew Phillips about this and he states that I am to put it in writing so this is what I am now doing. You have a bulk listing for the 20th December 2017 and you list everyone for 10.45 am so if everyone turned up that day how on earth would you be able to give everyone a fair and proper hearing when you have over 500 cases listed that day.

There is a forged signature or the Justice Of The Peace on the letter as he doesn't even see these letters as its RCT that print them off which is totally unlawful, so I would like to know what authority you have in regard to these matters.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Dear Mr Ritchie

 

We write further to your FOI request submitted on 12^th December 2017.

At the outset we would wish to clarify that the right of access under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('FOIA') is to information that has been
recorded. Public authorities like RCT CBC are under no obligations to
create information to satisfy requests so if the answer to a question
raised by an applicant has not previously been recorded at the time of
receipt of the request, then a public authority does not have to comply
with the request.

Please note that the Council does not hold information relevant to this
request.

We would also clarify the Council does not send out fraudulent summonses
nor forge signatures with regards to letters sent to residents concerning
Council Tax arrears. The Council complies fully with all relevant
legislation including, but not limited too, that listed below:

·         Local Government Finance Act 1992

·         Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992

·         Justices Clerks Rules 2005

·         Magistrates Court Act 1980

·        R v Brentford Justices ex parte Catlin (1975)

 

Please also refer to the attached document which sets out the response to
an FOI request from the HM Courts and Tribunals Service in respect of some
of the matters you raise.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Corporate Governance Team

Legal & Democratic Services

Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.

 

 

 

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

So on the basis of the attachment, it states that the justices clerk, once seeing the list of the defaulters decides whether to grant the summons or not. So by that token, the Justices Clerk who allegedly stamped off these summons letters would have to have seen these documents. Yet I have checked with his department and they have no knowlege of these summons letters. They are not even listed at the court because you the council hire the courtroom for the day. And if all 500 plus individuals turn up to their hearings which is their right, then why doesnt each indovidual have an allocated time slot too instead of everyone summoned at 10.45am?

It stinks of corrupt practice on behalf of the council and its quite clear you have no answer for it. I will wait for your response before asking for an internal review.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Mr Ritchie

The Council are guided by the Court Service. The Council does not hire the
courtroom and is not responsible for the times set for hearings. If all
individuals turned up then it would be for the Court to manage and not the
Council. I would suggest that you forward your queries to the Court
Service.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taf C.B.C.

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

How are you guided by the Court when it is you who issue the fraudulent summons?

The Magistrates Court are there as commercial courts for summary judgement and profit. The same as RCT. Both are listed with Companys House trading as businesses. There is no obligation for a Man to pay council tax, only an invite to pay every april. You operate under the government company's local council and finance act. It is not Law. Please explain wjy you collude with court de facto's to generate unlawful revenue through your scam tax.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Ritchie

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The whole system is rotten to the core.