Montrose Beach Study Stakeholders Group Meeting 12 November 2018

Gordon C Stalker made this Freedom of Information request to Angus Council

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Dear Angus Council,
I note you were invited to the above meeting and would be grateful if you can provide minutes of the same as this is an environmental matter of major public concern. Other public bodies invited were Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Marine Scotland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). I have also sent Freedom of Information enquiries to them.
You could publish these minutes on the Angus Council website.

Yours faithfully,

Gordon C Stalker

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Dear Mr Stalker

Thank you for your information request dated 17 November 2018 (received by Angus Council on 18 November 2018).

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Could we have used Skype instead

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Dear Mr Stalker,

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your information request dated 17 November 2018 (received by
Angus Council on 18 November 2018), which has been passed to me for
attention. You have requested information relating to the Montrose Beach
Study Stakeholder Group, for which I provide the following responses.

 

I attach minutes of each meeting of the Montrose Beach Study Stakeholders
Group.

 

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information which is routinely published on the Council’s website or
through its Publication Scheme.  If you require further information please
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Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

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