Recorded complaints of bullying

Billy McAloon made this Freedom of Information request to Spennymoor Town Council

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Dear Spennymoor Town Council,
In the last 2 years has there been any reported / recorded complaints of bullying by officers towards staff at the Town Hall?
In the last 2 years has there been any reported / recorded complaints of bullying by elected Spennymoor Town Councillors towards officers at the Town Hall?
If so, who investigated these complaints?
Was NEREO involved in anyway?
What was the outcome of any investigations, any warnings or sanctions?

Yours faithfully,

Billy McAloon

Info, Spennymoor Town Council

Good Afternoon Councillor McAloon

Thank you for your email. I have passed this to the officer who deals with these requests and you will receive a response in due course.

Kind Regards
Julie

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Dear Spennymoor Town Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Spennymoor Town Council's handling of my FOI request 'Recorded complaints of bullying'.

As you have not replied within the statutory time limit,

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

Yours faithfully,

Billy McAloon

Info, Spennymoor Town Council

Dear Councillor McAloon,

Thank you for your email. I have forwarded it for attention

Kind regards

Louise Holmes
Finance and Admin Assistant
Spennymoor Town Council

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Lisa Yorke, Spennymoor Town Council

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Dear Cllr McAloon

 

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information
request entitled ‘Recorded Complaints of Bullying’.

 

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Lisa Yorke

PA to Town Clerk and Town Mayor

Spennymoor Town Council

 

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Dear Lisa Yorke,
I would ask for an Internal Review on the grounds that I am not requesting names - just numbers.

Yours sincerely,

Billy McAloon

Lisa Yorke, Spennymoor Town Council

Dear Cllr McAloon

Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the appropriate officer.

Kind regards

Lisa Yorke
PA to Town Clerk and Town Mayor
Spennymoor Town Council

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Lisa Yorke, Spennymoor Town Council

Dear Councillor McAloon

 

Please find below a response to your request for an Internal Review.  A
signed copy of the letter will be sent to you tomorrow.

 

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Thank you for your recent request for an Internal Review into the handling
of your recent Freedom of Information request entitled ‘Recorded
Complaints of Bullying’

 

After reviewing the documentation, I can provide answers to your first two
questions as follows:

 

Q             In the last 2 years has there been any reported/recorded
complaints of bullying by officers towards staff at the Town Hall?

A             No

 

Q             In the last 2 years has there been any reported/recorded
complaints of bullying by elected Spennymoor Town Councillors towards
officers at the Town Hall?

A             1

 

The Council is unable to supply answers to your remaining questions as
outlined in your original response, as it is deemed personal information
and exempt from release under Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

After you have exhausted our internal appeals procedure, you also have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at: Telephone: 01625 545
745 Email: [email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

KATHERINE HIERONS

Town Clerk

 

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Lisa Yorke, Spennymoor Town Council

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Dear Councillor McAloon

 

Please find attached the signed copy of the letter.

 

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Lisa Yorke

PA to Town Clerk and Town Mayor

Spennymoor Town Council

 

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Kind regards

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Yorke

 

PA to Town Clerk and Town Mayor

 

Spennymoor Town Council

 

 

 

Tel:      01388 815276

 

Email:  [1][email address]

                                                  

 

 

 

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