Mount Pleasant Car Park

Josie Mullen made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

In 2018, a deal to dispose of Liverpool City Council’s freehold interest in a site known as Mount Pleasant Car Park, collapsed.

Please supply;

1/ All emails, diary dates for meetings, with a list of attendees, that took place between 2016 and 2018 from elected officials and representatives acting for the potential buyer.

2/ All emails between Tony Reeves, Joe Anderson, Nick Kavanagh and Nick Flanagan on the subject of the Mount Pleasant Car Park deal.

3/ How much was the Car Park initially valued at?

4/ Who provided the initial valuation?

5/ Who from PAMS signed off on this valuation as providing best value?

6/ What was the final valuation of the car park, accepted by Liverpool City Council and who carried out this valuation?

7/ The name of the potential purchaser?

8/ The name of the company, companies or individuals who acted as the agent on this deal?

9/ Please provide all data around the decision to abandon the deal to dispose of the Mount Pleasant Car Park not completed, including emails and reports?

10/ All internal reports and council documentation around the disposal of Mount Pleasant Car Park, including those items under Public Exclusion.

As this deal was not completed, the information requested should not fall within the exemption that covers commercially sensitive disclosures. The Council has a duty to hold information such as this for 7 years.

Thank you for your time and help,

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Liverpool City Council

 
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 25
November 2020 concerning Dear Liverpool City Council,

In 2018, a deal to dispose of Liverpool City Council's freehold interest
in a site known as Mount Pleasant Car Park, collapsed.

Please supply;

1/ All emails, diary dates for meetings, with a list of attendees, that
took place between 2016 and 2018 from elected officials and
representatives acting for the potential buyer.

2/ All emails between Tony Reeves, Joe Anderson, Nick Kavanagh and Nick
Flanagan on the subject of the Mount Pleasant Car Park deal.

3/ How much was the Car Park initially valued at?

4/ Who provided the initial valuation?

5/ Who from PAMS signed off on this valuation as providing best value?

6/ What was the final valuation of the car park, accepted by Liverpool
City Council and who carried out this valuation?

7/ The name of the potential purchaser?

8/ The name of the company, companies or individuals who acted as the
agent on this deal?

9/ Please provide all data around the decision to abandon the deal to
dispose of the Mount Pleasant Car Park not completed, including emails and
reports?

10/ All internal reports and council documentation around the disposal of
Mount Pleasant Car Park, including those items under Public Exclusion.

As this deal was not completed, the information requested should not fall
within the exemption that covers commercially sensitive disclosures. The
Council has a duty to hold information such as this for 7 years.

Thank you for your time and help,

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen...
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

I note, yet again, that LCC are responding to some FOI requests in a matter of days or weeks, whereas, I have FOIs going back to August 2020 onwards that have not been responded to.

Could I have some responses please......including this one

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Matt O'Donoghue left an annotation ()

Hi Josie,
This has been kicked into the long grass.
Stick in a review and get this process moving towards the commissioner and an appeal.
We should do this with all out of time requests, and class action LCC for failure to comply with statutory duties.
Matt

Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Mount Pleasant Car Park'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

I note that many FOIs [sometimes quite complex] have been responded to within days or weeks, and yet this FOI request has not been answered after two months. Please investigate why LCC seem to pick and choose who they respond to in a timely fashion. There seems to be no logic in LCC's procedures. Responses do not seem to be predicated on the dates the requests are sent, nor on the complexity of the request.
I am sending a copy of all my outstanding FOI's to the City Solicitor.
I would appreciate a response to this FOI as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Josie Mullen

Dear Liverpool City Council,
I am sick to death writing the same old request time after time. This Internal Review is now [as usual] very, very, very, very, very late. A response please.......AND DON'T IGNORE ME !!!!!!!!!

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Matt O'Donoghue left an annotation ()

You will never let you get to the bottom of this stinker.

A response will prove someone wielded the power to put their foot on the throat of a deal.

And if that happened here, why did it not happen everywhere else?

We'll all be skating with the Devil on the lakes of The Underworld, before this one comes back.

Dear Liverpool City Council,
You've had over a year to respond to this FOI......WHEN IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN?

Yours sincerely,

Josie Mullen

Susan Anne Marie Stalsberg left an annotation ()

This iinaction is a disgrace Josie.

Don't give up. The tax paying public deserve respect. I naturally include you in that group.

You are clearly being direspected, targeted and ignored yet again.

When are the Commisioners going to stop being hoodwinked and recognise the blatent dishonesty happening every day under their noses?

LCC ignore on the premise that they hope the likes of us will give up eventually. Keep chipping away Josie. The truth always comes out in the end.

BW
Susie

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Dear Josie Mullen

 

Please see attached our response to your request. We apologise for the
delay in responding to your request.

 

Regards

 

Liverpool City Council

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