Wirral Youth Zone

Wallasey Conservatives made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Wallasey Conservatives

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise on the latest projected figures for the 'Wirral Youth Zone' in Birkenhead, namely:

1) the capital contribution from Wirral Borough Council, including value of any land being transferred
2) the revenue contribution each year for the next four years, broken down by costs of salaries, building, marketing and other
3) the numbers of young people that will be expected to attend, broken down by Parliamentary Constituency and, if possible, ward/township
4) how young people will be supported to travel to the building from other parts of Wirral.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Wallasey Conservatives

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.

In accordance with Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, a requester should provide their name for a request to be processed (please see the guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office below):

What constitutes a real name?
We consider that a relatively informal approach is also appropriate in this context. Therefore, title and/or first name with surname satisfies the requirement for provision of a real name, as does the use by a female applicant of her maiden name. The prime consideration is whether enough of a person’s full name has been provided to give a reasonable indication of that person’s identity.

Example:
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In most cases, it will be reasonable for a real name to comprise a name by which the person making the request is widely known and/or is regularly used by that person and which is not an obvious pseudonym or fictitious name.

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Yours sincerely,

Andy Henderson
Information Management Officer

Information Management
Legal & Member Services
Transformation & Resources Department
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED 

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ScarletPimpernel left an annotation ()

In 2011 I sued two parts of a political party.

Although they were unincorporated associations, it was still allowable for them to be defendants in a court case.

It wasn't the conservatives, but it is strange that you can be a defendant to a lawsuit in this country but according to Wirral Council not be allowed to make FOI requests!

There's a famous English trust case law that determined unincorporated associations, see http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/... that the Conservative and Unionist Central Office was subject to taxes and defined what a unincorporated association is.

Therefore a local constituency association (in this case Wallasey Conservatives) which is an unincorporated association, complies with the requirement of "name of the applicant" in s.8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Applicant is defined in section 84 thus

“applicant”, in relation to a request for information, means the person who made the request;

Person in English law means "an individual, company, or other entity which has legal rights and is subject to obligations."

Therefore Wallasey Conservatives is perfectly valid and Wirral Council is just looking for spurious excuses to refuse requests!

Wallasey Conservatives

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

This request is made by Ian Lewis

Yours sincerely,

Ian Lewis
Wallasey Conservatives

Cowden, Jane E., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Morning,

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request detailed below. 
Please see the attachment in answer to your query, which is a joint
response from Wirral Council and Onside.

 

I trust you will find this information useful.

 

Kind regards,

Jane Cowden

 

 

Jane Cowden, Team Manager Data Information

Wirral Council

Tel: 0151 666 4362

E-mail: [1][email address]

Fax: 0151 666 4541

 

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

 

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Michael Edwards left an annotation ()

£2 million initial investment plus a £500,000 shortfall pot and then £400,000 a year running costs with this amount of money going spare at Wirral council there shouldn't be any redundancies going round!!