Job title of staff member who filled in what you called the register of decisions

tomcullen made this Freedom of Information request to Hertsmere Borough Council

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Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,
On a previous FOI request you informed me and here I quote your exact reply
"The register of decisions is compiled over time and the council does not hold a record of who filled in the register " Your Ref No FOI 01000564

You did not know what staff member filled in the register according to this reply ????

I then receive an audit carried out by Hertfordshire CC in which on page 10 we are informed that the following staff filled in the above register
Tree admin officer from 2005 to Jan 2011 The Tech Support Officer Jan 2011
to Oct 2011 and planning support officer 2011 to date and that Hertsmere had told them so ?????

I then asked Herts under FOI legislation who from Hertsmere BC had giving the above names to the auditor and they informed me that three members of staff had supplied the information to the auditor including the manager [transport and policy ] responsible for maintaining the register See above where you had informed me that you did not know ?????

I sent away some pages of the register to an ex Head of Police handwriting expert and he discovered that the handwriting on the register for years 2010/2012 was not the staff members whos names were on page 10 of the audit but the tree officer who informed me on the 5.3.2012 that Hertsmere did not keep a register See Forensic Document Scrutiny Ref no 20120912 Yeoman Smith ,FFSDip,MFSSoc,PGDip,RF Forensic Document Examiner

In view of the above and your previous lapse of memory can you please let me have all the information that Hertsmere BC have that enabled you to identify the above staff as having filled out the register as the audit came to different conclusions than my independent report

I have contacted the FOI Commis. prior to making this request and they have informed me that as the names are freely available on the audit report you will not be breaching any personal data regulations by given job titles Not that you would do that considering you did not say that to the first request

Yours faithfully,

Tom Cullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,
The response to my request has been delayed by law you should have responded promptly by 10 oct 2014 Please let me know if you are going to respond or do I just deal with this through the ICO

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council
By the law as laid down by Parliament and under all the circumstances you should have responded by now

Yours faithfully,
Tom Cullen
tomcullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,
I have contacted the ICO and they have advised me to send this request to them

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,
I am having some issues with my computer

As you are aware I contacted the Information Commissioners Office with a complaint regarding the above requests and other requests that you have not replied to within the Legislation and they gave you 10 days to respond from the 16.3.2015

Complaint ref FS 50572333

They also state that in the event of other similar complaints that the commissioner may consider enforcement action agains Hertsmere Borough Council under section 52 of the FOI Act

Dreadful behaviour by a council that we are assured is open transparent and accountable and who will not allow questions to be asked at full council regarding an audit or Cllr Brights attendance at council meetings

For some reasons your Head of Legal Harvey Patterson replied through an e-mail to me which Iam unable to download and not through the What Do They Know Web Site

As I am having issues with my computer at the present some gremlins would you please send the reply through this web site and a friend of mine will download and forward to me

I note to-day that I received a response You did not respond for over 6 months and now following the ICO s threat to take legal action against Hertsmere BC you reply within I day of their warning to you

Please do post all the replies that are outstanding through this web site and Do not send through e -mail in fact I have a letter from Your Solicitor Mr Moss which informs me that you will not contact me via e-mail and then the Acting Head of Legal sends me an e-mail Which I am unable to open

I am looking forward to the reply regarding Cllr M Brights attendance at planning meetings ???

This will also allow others to see how fast you react when the Commissioners office is involved and indicate that sould they have issues with Hertsmere BC regarding FOI to just contact the commissioner and they will get a fast response

Again I repeat my preference is that you reply through the What Do They Know web site

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,
I am having some issues with my computer

As you are aware I contacted the Information Commissioners Office with a complaint regarding the above requests and other requests that you have not replied to within the Legislation and they gave you 10 days to respond from the 16.3.2015

Complaint ref FS 50572333

They also state that in the event of other similar complaints that the commissioner may consider enforcement action agains Hertsmere Borough Council under section 52 of the FOI Act

Dreadful behaviour by a council that we are assured is open transparent and accountable and who will not allow questions to be asked at full council regarding an audit or Cllr Brights attendance at council meetings

For some reasons your Head of Legal Harvey Patterson replied through an e-mail to me which Iam unable to download and not through the What Do They Know Web Site

As I am having issues with my computer at the present some gremlins would you please send the reply through this web site and a friend of mine will download and forward to me

I note to-day that I received a response You did not respond for over 6 months and now following the ICO s threat to take legal action against Hertsmere BC you reply within I day of their warning to you

Please do post all the replies that are outstanding through this web site and Do not send through e -mail in fact I have a letter from Your Solicitor Mr Moss which informs me that you will not contact me via e-mail and then the Acting Head of Legal sends me an e-mail Which I am unable to open

I am looking forward to the reply regarding Cllr M Brights attendance at planning meetings ???

This will also allow others to see how fast you react when the Commissioners office is involved and indicate that sould they have issues with Hertsmere BC regarding FOI to just contact the commissioner and they will get a fast response

Again I repeat my preference is that you reply through the What Do They Know web site

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,

I have now downloaded your e-mail where you have replied to the above request this is just par for the course
What you have informed me is that even though you had no record of who filled out the register three staff members including the Transport and policy manager knew who filled it out from memory and yet on the 12.9.2012 you informed me that you were waiting for the audit to identify who had filled out the register Now you say that three members of staff knew all along Yet why did you allow me to ask for an audit to identify who filled out the register and Hertsmere paid £4335.00 for this and this means that Yeomans Smiths report is either wrong or Your staffs information to the auditors is incorrect and you have misappropriated £4335.00 of public money on an audit that you know is incorrect I will now see if I am able to go through the small claims court as some of this money is ours that you have misappropriated Having just paid over £2000.00 in household charges I am of the opinion that I should be allowed to recover some of this money .

This is just tying up the loose ends on this request

Yours faithfully,

tomcullen

Harvey Patterson, Hertsmere Borough Council

Dear Mr Cullen

 

I am pleased to learn that  you have been able to obtain a copy of  the
internal review  decision.

 

Yours sincerely   

 

Harvey Patterson

Head of Legal  & Democratic Services 

Hertsmere Borough Council

DD: 0208 207 7472

email: [email address]

 

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