Darrell Sturmey

Dear Bournemouth Borough Council,

I understand that Bournemouth Borough Council deployed a BLUE DRY POWDER Fire Extinguisher at one of its Buildings (Bournemouth Aviary, Pine Walk) during 1999 and where it was then tested annually up until 2003. I also understand that after 2003 NO FURTHER TESTING was completed until 2016 when the Fire Extinguisher was then replaced hence approximately 13 years over due.

Consequently it appears that the Council neglected its Legal Duty to comply with Health and Safety LAW whereby Fire Safety Checks including the checking of Fire Extinguishers MUST be completed annually to avoid putting peoples LIVES at risk of DEATH.

In light of this I am mindful that Bournemouth Borough Council must have surely financially accounted for the annual Fire Extinguisher test/check given that it was a LEGAL REQUIREMENT. Hence the Annual Financial Accounts must surely have shown a surplus/delta which reflects the Tax that the Council Collects against the Outgoings.

Therefore please can Bournemouth Borough Council advise WHERE EXACTLY the MONEY that should have been used to cover the annual Fire Extinguisher safety checks between 2003 and 2016 has GONE?

My concern is that other Fire Extinguishers and other Fire Precaution Checks across other Council Buildings are NOT being completed, hence the question again is WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Please note this FOI request is NOT VEXATIOUS, I am simply trying to determine if Bournemouth Borough Council are accurately presenting its financial accounts, also if any shortfalls or surplus is investigated to align with Services which were not carried out.

It may simply be that this is simply a ONE OFF mistake by the Council but the Public have a right to be sure given the impact on Fire Precautions and Fire Safety Checks, etc that could be neglected whilst putting peoples LIVES at RISK.

Alternatively please advise it it was 'AUSTERITY' savings that resulted in Fire Precaution/Safety Check budgets being removed.

Please accept my apology if I have misunderstood matters where I trust you respect and appreciate my concerns as being in the PUBLIC INTEREST following the recent fire in London which tragically killed almost 100 people.

Yours faithfully,

Darrell Sturmey

Enquiries CED, Bournemouth Borough Council

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Dear Mr Sturmey,

 

Reference: Freedom of Information request – Scrutiny Of Bournemouth
Borough Council Financial Accounts

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received by the
Council on the 12^th July 2017.

 

As previously advised Section 17(6) of the Act allows the Council to not
issue a refusal notice to any further vexatious or repeated requests on
the same or similar topics.

 

Bournemouth Borough Council will not be responding to this new request as
its position remains unchanged.

 

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Darrell Sturmey

Dear Information Governance,
Thank you for your response with respect to my FOI requests.
I'm confused that it may have been rejected or that my FOI requests has been misunderstood and/or misinterpreted perhaps as a training shortcoming.
Please understand that this FOI is not vexatious and has no relationship with other FOI subjects.
Hence please could this FOI request be reviewed by a suitably trained and experienced employee who is capable and who can consider the best interests of the Public.
Mindful that this is a key matter concerning Public Finances and Accounting I am wary that money could be plundered or misplaced, etc. Hence in light of anti-corruption and bribery LAWS I must demand that my FOI requests is honoured in the spirit of the LAW.
Please accept my profound apology if I have misunderstood or misinterpreted your response. Hence please clarify the status of this FOI request and the action I need to take to ensure it is actioned in the spirit of FOI disclosure and transparency.

Yours sincerely,

Darrell Sturmey

Dear Bournemouth Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Bournemouth Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Scrutiny Of Bournemouth Borough Council Financial Accounts'.

Please note that the Information Commissioners Office is investigating the possibility that Bournemouth Borough Council may be wrongly or out of malice, etc claiming FOI requests are vexatious when they may not be which is abusive and those guilty should be given training or sacked as appropriate.

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

Yours faithfully,

Darrell Sturmey

Bournemouth Borough Council Enquiries, Bournemouth Borough Council

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Dear Bournemouth Borough Council,

As I have been waiting since September 2017 for a response to my request for an Internal Review and where Bournemouth Borough Council in their opinion initially claimed my FOI request was vexatious.

It is reasonable to assume Bournemouth Borough Council are not prepared to honour my FOI request so I will close it down as Refused.

Should Bournemouth Borough Council decide to honour my FOI request then please let me know where I will open up another request as appropriate.

Yours faithfully,

Darrell Sturmey

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