Preferential treatment for parking offences.

Michael Morris made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
A Mr Richard P Windmill states publicly he has had 2 parking tickets cancelled due to his complaints.
One like my own ticket was issued due to a blue badge not being displayed.
He admits being offensive to the warden which resulted in a court case.
He claims another ticket was also cancelled due to his complaints.
It is alleged that his blue badge is issued for the use of his son.
Why therefore are you treating this man so favourably when most of the time he uses the blue badge for his own business use and not his son’s use by parking on double yellow lines.
Is it a case of who shouts loudest gets their ticket cancelled or do you give preferential treatment to some and not others?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Morris

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your enquiry.

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Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
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Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Sir

Thank you for your email below.

The Freedom of Information Act is about access to publicly recorded information. Having considered your request further it is unclear to what recorded information you are referring to. Perhaps you could clarify please.

Please see the ICO guidance on the following link which might assist you in formulating your request and being specific about what recorded information you are seeking access to.

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/off...

Just by way of clarification you are advised that in relation to any largely unsubstantiated comments/claims made in relation to any 3rd party the Council will likely neither confirm nor deny that it holds any information. The duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will not apply, by virtue of Section 40 of that Act. This should not be taken as an indication that the information requested is or is not held.

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Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth/ Information Governance Unit
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [Conwy Council request email]

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