Dear Stockport Borough Council,
I believe the parents who drive to the toxic waste dump school are not allowed to use the drop off area and are now parking in surrounding streets, which are already narrow and congested.
I told the Council that the Highways Officer had stated in an email (evidence submitted to the Council) that the drop off area was not big enough, but I was branded vexatious for raising this matter.
Would you please supply me with all documents relating to any changes in the traffic arrangements at the Toxic Waste Dump School at North Reddish, Stockport.
Any refusal will be taken to tribunal following the landmark Dransfield Vexatious decisions, with the resulting unnecessary costs to both Stockport Council and the Information Commission, whose flawed decision allowed this planning travesty to continue unchecked.
Dear Mrs Oliver,
I am writing in response to your request for information below (Ref 4848).
As you have previously been informed, your requests for information about
the school at Harcourt Street are considered to be vexatious under section
14(1) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and manifestly unreasonable under
Regulation 12(4)(b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will
not receive a response. This decision has been through the Council’s
internal review process and was upheld. It has also been investigated by
the Information Commissioner’s Office at your request, on two occasions;
the ICO upheld the Council’s decision in both its Decision Notices.
Corporate Information Services
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Dear FOI Officer,
This is the text of an article from last week's Stockport Express:-
"Furious governors are demanding to know why their £8m super-school
is still unfinished a term after opening.
The governing body of Vale View primary school in Reddish has
written to the Council with a catalogue of 'serious concerns'.
Governors at the state-of-the art 550 pupil school - which opened
in September - have called the situation 'unacceptable'.
Last month the school was evacuated after a ceiling to an office
Governors now say fixtures and fittings keep falling off and IT
equipment has not been correctly installed.
They complain workmen are still on site nearly six months after
opening and slam 'a multitude of outstanding items not completed'.
Their letter says: "When can we expect an end to this situation? We
have been patient, tolerant, understanding and accommodating so
far, and appreciate all the hard work so many people have put into
getting our school up and running, but the situation is now
becoming not only untenable, but simply unacceptable."
At their latest meeting the board of governors resolved to write to
the town hall and did so shortly before Christmas.
They complain windowsills and door stoppers keep dropping off,
there are no play-ground markings, boxes of computers are still not
unpacked or installed, and the ventilation shafts do not work.
Health and safety problems are raised around the intallation of
multimedia whiteboards and IT equipment is slammed as 'inadequate
The letter adds: "Weekly neetings between staff here and the
contractors to update on what is happening are now becoming
Coun Stuart Bodsworth, executive member for children and young
people, said: "The new school provides an exellent education
facility which benefits the Reddish community.
"We are aware there are some issues needing further work at the
"However, it is common for some works to continue during a 12-month
period following completion of any building work.
"As part of their contract the builders are workingwith the school
to ensure this work is undertaken at times which are most
convenient to the school."
Defamation Act 1996 Offer to make amends:-
A person who has published a statement alleged to be defamatory of
another may offer to make amends. This must be expressed as an
offer to make amends under section 2 of the Defamation Act 1996.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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