Dear Scarborough Borough Council,
Please could you provide, in electronic map form, a map or maps of all the land owned and managed by Scarborough Borough Council delineated, and the land owned and managed distinguishable.
Thank you for your written communication of 5 April 2013. Your request has been referred to the responsible officer and a response should be made within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days from the date of receipt.
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.
Please ensure that any further communication in relation to this matter is sent by you to the Freedom of Information Officer at the above address quoting the reference in the subject line of this communication.
Please find attached the response to your recent Freedom of Information
Solicitor, Legal and Support Services, Scarborough Borough Council
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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Scarborough Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Land owned and managed by Scarborough Borough Council'.
It is unfortunate that according to Mark Robinson, Solicitor who I believe works for Scarborough Borough Council states the Council will not honour this freedom of information request.
The land a council owns and manages is fundamental knowledge that any voter, constituent or citizen might need and I am shocked that the Council does not publish it anyway.
As in all cases, there is no obligation to charge fees, and the public authority may decide to provide
the information free of charge.
Therefore Scarborough Borough Council at present has chosen to deny the release of the information purely for money when they could easily have released this information.
I ask Scarborough Borough Council to release the information in the spirit of transparency and democracy and taking into account the Nolan principles
Selflessness – Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
Integrity – Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Objectivity – In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Accountability – Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Openness – Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Honesty – Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Leadership – Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_princ...
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
I have received no reply to my request for an internal review. Please could I receive not only a reply to that but under s16 FOI Act 2000 please may I receive advice and assistance on how to make my request within the £450 limit
Dear Mark Robinson,
The internal review is overdue and please reply to my request under s16 FOI 2000 for advice and assistance.
From the non replies, and the de facto refusal to instigate a perfectly lawful request for an internal review it is perefectly obvious to people readind this that Scarborough Borough Council is a rogue council that quite deliberately breaks the law. As the council is made up of individuals it would therefore appear that the senior council members are corrupt if they choose not to comply with the law and reply to the foi request, the advice and assitance required under s16 and the internal review.
Further non reply of non legal compliance will confirm this, with no further action necessary
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