Minutes of various panels, statutory committees, advisory committees and working parties

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ScarletPimpernel

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Four years ago I made a FOI/EIR request for various minutes of meetings.

You may remember this request as it resulted in ICO decision notices FS50509081 (which stated that s.12 (FOI) or reg.12 (EIR) costs) could not be used as a reason for refusal, FS50569254 (which stated that apart from the parts that related to Adoption/Fostering Panels that you could not class it as vexatious), decision notice FS50596346 and First-tier Tribunal case EA/2016/0033 (the decision can be read here http://informationrights.decisions.tribu... ).

The decision notices can be read by entering the decision notice number here https://search.ico.org.uk/ico/search/dec... .

Please could you bear in mind the above before deciding on this request and perhaps reading the thread on whatdotheyknow relating to the previous request here https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m... would be useful too.

This request is for minutes (whether in draft or approved form) of the meeting (as my previous request was interpreted as minutes of multiple meetings I will clarify and state this is for the minutes of one meeting only) of the following committees in relation to the most recent meeting held prior to this request being made (29th March 2017).

I have numbered each part of this request.

Children and Family Services

1) Complaints Panel (School Curriculum and Related Matters)
2) Education Staff Panel
3) Headteacher Appointments Panel
4) Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education (SACRE)
5) Young Peoples' Advisory Group
6) Corporate Parenting Group
7) School's Joint Consultative Committee
8) Safeguarding Reference Group

Strategic Economic Development, Finance and Devolution

9) Independent Remuneration Panel

Environment

10) Wirral Climate Change Group

Transformation, Leisure and Culture

11) Birkenhead Park Advisory Committee
12) Hilbre Island Nature Reserve Management Committee
13) Members' Training Steering Group
14) Members' Equipment Steering Group

Please also note that as this for only 14 sets of minutes (rather than the request in 2013 for 26 sets of minutes) I am hopeful that this matter should be dealt with more quickly than the 3+ years it took last time for this matter to be sorted out.

I remind you of your duty to provide advice and assistance.

In order to be helpful, I regard parts 11 and 12 to be requests made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2014, although there may be parts of the rest that are classified as requests under that legislation.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Brace

 

Thank you for your recent request that has been treated under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 and Environmental  Information Regulations 2004.

 

The Council, however, requires more time to determine and process, under
the Freedom of Information Act any information held in relation to parts
5) and 6) of  your enquiry. We apologise for this delay and aim to provide
this part of your response by 15^th May 2017 and trust this is acceptable
to you.

 

However in order to not delay the information that has been processed,
please find your information attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 6BL

[1]Tel:0151 691 8397

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[3]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Brace

 

Thank you for your recent request that has been treated under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

The Council is able to now provide the attached information held in
relation to parts 5) and 6) of your enquiry, please find attached.

 

We apologise for this slight delay and thank you for your patience in this
matter.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 6BL

[1]Tel:0151 691 8397

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[3]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.   You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge

 

 

 

 

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ScarletPimpernel

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for supplying the minutes of the School's Strategic Joint Consultative Committee dated 28th April 2016.

If you read paragraph 2 of this judgement http://informationrights.decisions.tribu... , you'll find that states that Wirral's JCC meets termly.

This was stated by Andrew Roberts under cross-examination at a public hearing of the First-tier Tribunal in June 2016.

Therefore wouldn't the JCC minutes for the Autumn 2016 term or the Spring 2016 term be the set of minutes referred to by this request? If so could you supply the minutes for the JCC meeting nearest in time to when this request was made please?

Thanks,

Yours sincerely,

John Brace

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Brace

 

Thank you for your internal review request dated 12 June 2017, in which
you queried whether the minutes of the School's Strategic Joint
Consultative Committee dated 28th April 2016 were the most upto date
available.

 

We can confirm that although the meetings are due to be held termly, the
subsequent meetings for Summer and Autumn Term 2016/17 did not take place
due to a number of reasons.  As at the date of your request, 29 March
2017, those minutes were the latest ones available.

 

We trust this clarifies matters but if you remain dissatisfied with the
Council’s response to your request for internal review, you also have the
right to complain to the Information Commissioner at :
[1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Business Services - Digital

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[2]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[4]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.   You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge

 

 

 

 

 

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