Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
How many submissions to councillor.net did each individual WMBC councillor make in each of the two 12 month periods:
- from January to December 2018 and
- from January to December 2019?

Yours faithfully,
Michael Dixon

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Dixon,

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

 

Please see attached, our response

 

I trust the above assists with your enquiries.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review if you are dissatisfied with the information
provided to you. Please direct any request for an internal review to
[Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

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Dear Dalton, Chelsea,
Thank you for a prompt reply.
However, could you please recheck the data you've sent, since the 2018 figures include positives for people who were not elected to the Council until May 2019, suggesting that the way the data are held has not led to a clear answer?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Dixon

Dear Dalton, Chelsea,
On 17th January, I asked you to to recheck the figures which you had sent me in response to my original request for details of individual Councillor submissions to Councillor.net in each of 2018 and 2019, because the figures which you sent me could not be correct, since they included requests made by current Councillors in the year before they were elected.

Your response to that request is now inappropriately delayed. Please supply the corrected statistics.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Dixon

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Dixon,

Thank you for your further correspondence.

Just to confirm, I sent your initial return to the team who completed the original FOI for clarification & have since chased this up for you.

Whilst we do adhere to a business as usual policy & uphold a 20 working day timeframe as best practice, additional queries have no legislative timeframe allocated under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, meaning there is no definitive deadline whereby you should expect your response.

Please be assured that the team are actively seeking to clarify the initial response given to you.

Yours sincerely,

Chelsea Dalton
Information Management Officer
Wirral Council
Treasury Building
Cleveland Street
Birkenhead
CH41 1AH
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]
visit our website: www.wirral.gov.uk

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Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Dixon,

 

Thank you for your query.

 

You are correct in that the data that was provided was flawed. The
information was taken from a live operational database that reports
against a Councillor's "Position" and not the Councillor's Name, it is not
used as a log of historic data against a specific person. Information is
shown from previous Councillors to ensure that any outstanding queries
raised within constituencies are transferred.

 

The Authority is currently in the process of rolling out a new system
which in future years should be able to report the information you have
requested.

 

I apologise for any confusion this has caused.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

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Dear Dalton, Chelsea,

Thank you for continuing to respond to my request.
I do understand that the information is not currently held in a way that makes it very simple to process to answer the question. But since it is held in "a live operational database that reports against a Councillor's "Position" and not the Councillor's Name" it must be date-stamped in some way, presumably with the date the issue was raised by the Councillor.
It should therefore be simple to analyse the requests against the key May election cut-offs dates in 2018 and 2019 to assign the request to one or other Councillor if a different person was elected. I request that you do so.
I can of course submit this request as a new FoI request, but it seems simpler to do so as part of this request.

Yours sincerely

Michael Dixon

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Dixon,

 

As per our recent correspondence please see attached as requested.

 

I trust this satisfies matters relating to your FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

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Dear Dalton, Chelsea,

Thank you for the updated analysis. This concludes the request.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Dixon