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Proof the Dransfield actions were not vexatious

VexatiousPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, June 21, 2015 08:32:31

Email sent: 20 June 2015 18:56

Dear Mr Bailey, ICO Solicitor

As you are aware, I am scheduled to attend an UT hearing ref the Stockport Borough Council now the Court of Appeal have made their final decision.

To this end, please be informed there is breaking news from Stockport which supports my claims that my FOIA request was NOT vexatious and is in the Public Interest; hence cannot be termed as vexatious.

I refer to the Jackson Brickyards pond adjacent to the Vale View school which is owned by a private fishing club who are contemplating suing the Stockport BC for legal breaches ref the drainage of the pond.

You are also aware that Sheila Oliver, a leading FOIA Campaigner in Manchester, has been labeled as a Vexatious Requester ref this same school.

In theory, the school drainage debacle at the Vale View School confirms my allegations that the .......and the SBC and the ICO have acted in concert to pervert the Course of Justice by willful breach of section 77 of the said Act.

At this Juncture,i t would appear that £250K allocated for the School Drainage has gone AWOL.

The ICO are based in this neck of the woods,hence, they may be familiar with Jacksons Pond. It is Jackson Pond not On Golden Pond?

Please acknowledge if you are familiar with the breaking news ref this pond. Could this be the fishes coming home to Roost?

I also remind you there is an outstanding UT Case v the DCC ref EA/2010/0152 Dransfield v ICO which was also stayed by the UT pending the CoA decisison and I remind you that you have not yet addressed the issue ref the original 6 Schools.

Too busy counting your legal cost claims against a Devon pensioner, no doubt.

For your information, action and files

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield
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"An angling club says it will take legal action unless a council honours an old agreement to install proper drainage at its pond.

Reddish Angling Club agreed to let Stockport Council use Jackson’s Pond as an overflow for excess water from playing fields at the nearby Vale View Primary School, on condition that proper drainage was installed.

But the club claims the council has not held up its side of the bargain, which it agreed to in writing, because the drain that has been installed is only half the agreed size and doesn’t work.

As a result, the pond has flooded on numerous occasions since the school opened in 2011.

he authority says it is aware of the problems and has promised to involve the club in discussions about how to solve it.

The club’s committee has had to spend more than £8,000 of club funds to raise the pond’s banking by 18 inches and has even had to call the fire service out to pump away excess water.

Despite carrying out extensive work themselves, they say there are still long periods of time when the pond is so badly flooded that members can’t use it.

Flooding caused by poor drainage at Jackson's Pond, home of Reddish Angling Club

Club banking manager Stephen Feast said: “The drain they put in is far too small and is always blocked.

“If you look in the manholes on the road next to it, they are always bone dry.

“It’s just a disgrace. Members have to pay a subscription every year, and most of the time they can’t even use half the pond. I’ve never seen it so bad.

“All we want is a meeting with their solicitor and our solicitor. We just want to talk to them sensibly.

“We just want them to uphold their end of the bargain, but if they don’t come up with an offer we will be left with no option but to take them to court.

“We’ve done everything the council wanted us to do, we’ve upheld our end of the bargain, and this is how they treat us.”

A Stockport Council spokesman said: “Over recent years we have been discussing the problem of drainage at Jackson’s Pool in Reddish with Reddish Angling Club and have met with their representatives.

“Clearance of roots has taken place from the pipe but this hasn’t solved the problem.

“The council is currently working to find a longer-term solution to the problem and will involve the angling club in these discussions.”

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