Officer cost in bringing to Governance Committee case against Cllr Ben Locker

Jason Cobb made this Freedom of Information request to Colchester Borough Council

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The request was refused by Colchester Borough Council.

Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you tell me how much Officer time has been spent on preparing the case against Cllr Ben Locker that was heard at the Governance Committee on 13 October.

I would also like to know the staff costings for this time, and what the overall financial cost has been to resource this specific agenda item.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

Thank you for your request which has been logged under reference 151020023966.

For full details of the Freedom of Information Act, how a request is dealt with and related information please visit http://www.ico.org.uk .

Yours sincerely
 
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Telephone: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
[email address]
www.colchester.gov.uk/contact
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Cobb [mailto:[FOI #297772 email]]
Sent: 20 October 2015 17:08
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Officer cost in bringing to Governance Committee case against Cllr Ben Locker

Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you tell me how much Officer time has been spent on preparing the case against Cllr Ben Locker that was heard at the Governance Committee on 13 October.

I would also like to know the staff costings for this time, and what the overall financial cost has been to resource this specific agenda item.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

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Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 20th October under reference 151020023966.

Please can you tell me how much Officer time has been spent on preparing the case against Cllr Ben Locker that was heard at the Governance Committee on 13 October.

This information is not held.

I would also like to know the staff costings for this time, and what the overall financial cost has been to resource this specific agenda item.

This information is not held.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please contact me again quoting the reference given above.

Yours sincerely
 
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
 
Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
 
[email address]
www.colchester.gov.uk/contact

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Cobb [mailto:[FOI #297772 email]]
Sent: 20 October 2015 17:08
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Officer cost in bringing to Governance Committee case against Cllr Ben Locker

Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you tell me how much Officer time has been spent on preparing the case against Cllr Ben Locker that was heard at the Governance Committee on 13 October.

I would also like to know the staff costings for this time, and what the overall financial cost has been to resource this specific agenda item.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

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Dear Mike Fawcett,

I would like to request an internal review of this FoI please. It should be relatively simple to calculate the Officer time and cost spent on preparing the 'case' against Cllr Ben Locker.

Just speak with the Officers involved in preparing the report for the Governance Committee. Ask them how much of their time has been spent on this. Then calculate the financial cost using their salary details to find out a final figure.

Please don't forget to include ALL Officers at CBC as part of your response. I understand that members of the Senior Management Team were involved in preparing the 'case' that was rejected. These financial figures need to be included in your FoI response.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Cobb

Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to our Legal team for attention.

Yours sincerely
 
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
 
Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
 
[email address]
www.colchester.gov.uk/contact

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Cobb [mailto:[FOI #297772 email]]
Sent: 26 October 2015 15:23
To: Mike Fawcett
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Officer cost in bringing to Governance Committee case against Cllr Ben Locker

Dear Mike Fawcett,

I would like to request an internal review of this FoI please. It should be relatively simple to calculate the Officer time and cost spent on preparing the 'case' against Cllr Ben Locker.

Just speak with the Officers involved in preparing the report for the Governance Committee. Ask them how much of their time has been spent on this. Then calculate the financial cost using their salary details to find out a final figure.

Please don't forget to include ALL Officers at CBC as part of your response. I understand that members of the Senior Management Team were involved in preparing the 'case' that was rejected. These financial figures need to be included in your FoI response.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Cobb

-----Original Message-----

Dear Mr Cobb

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 20th October under reference 151020023966.

Please can you tell me how much Officer time has been spent on preparing the case against Cllr Ben Locker that was heard at the Governance Committee on 13 October.

This information is not held.

I would also like to know the staff costings for this time, and what the overall financial cost has been to resource this specific agenda item.

This information is not held.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please contact me again quoting the reference given above.

Yours sincerely
 
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
 
Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
 
[email address]
www.colchester.gov.uk/contact

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Dear Mike Fawcett,

Please can you provide me with an update on how this internal review is progressing.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Cobb

Julian Wilkins, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review regarding your foi
request ( 151020023966) in relation to the Cllr Ben Locker Governance
Committee item.

 

I have reviewed Mr Fawcett's email dated 26 October 2015 and discussed the
issues directly with the relevant officers and I’m satisfied that they do
not hold the requested information. The Freedom of Information Act does
not require the Council to create information in order to be able to
respond to a request.

 

Accordingly, I uphold the original decision for the reasons stated above

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by Colchester Borough Council. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Julian Wilkins
Legal Services Manager (Deputy Monitoring Officer)
Colchester Borough Council
Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG
Tel: 01206 282257
 

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