Unauthorised use of Council Letterheaded Notepaper

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Jennifer Stobart

Dear Bury Metropolitan Borough Council,

Could you please let me know if the Letter of support for Simon Carter, written by Councillor Connolly WAS WRITTEN ON COUNCIL LETTERHEADED NOTEPAPER.

The letter I refer to was introduced in the September 2015 trial of Simon Carter. I am not concerned with the contents of the letter as these are in the public domain having been read out in open court in Carter's trial, where both public and press were present.

My concern is that Councillor Connolly used Council letterheaded notepaper for this letter without the knowledge or authorisation to do so. All I need to know WAS THE LETTER WRITTEN ON COUNCIL LETTERHEADED NOTEPAPER.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Stobart

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Martin, Melanie, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Message sent on behalf of Janet Witkowski, Interim Assistant Director
(Legal and Democratic Services)

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request on 18 April
2017 regarding the Letter of support for Simon Carter, written by
Councillor Connolly being on Council Letter headed notepaper.  A response
will be sent to you.

 

Thank you.

 

Melanie Martin

PA to Jayne Hammond

Assistant Director (Legal and Democratic Services)

Bury Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancs BL9 0SW

 

Tel:     0161 253 5002

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Ms Stobart

Please find attached response to your FOI requests.

Regards,

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D23A82.F80A9BD0 Janet Witkowski

  Acting Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services
and Council Solicitor
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T: 0161 253 5219  

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Bury Council Legal Services, Town Hall, Bury, BL9 0SW

 

E-mails sent in the course of business are with the authority of the
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under English law and may also be covered by legal,professional or other
privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy,
distribute or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this
e-mail in error, please notify us immediately by using the reply facility
on your e-mail system. If this message is being transmitted over the
Internet, be aware that it may be intercepted by third parties. As a
public body, the Council may be required to disclose this e-mail or any
response to it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 unless the
information in it is covered by one of the exemptions in the Act.
Electronic service accepted only at [email address] and on fax
number 0161 253 5119 .
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Jennifer Stobart

Dear Witkowski, Janet,

Thank you for the responses to my recent requests, your responses and help are appreciated. Again thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Stobart

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