FoI Re The Charter Area/Scottish Widows

21/1/16 We have a response to another FoI regarding the Charter Area refurbishment and Scottish Widows responsibility. Many thanks to Peter Beer for once again giving us frank and precise answers to our questions. His responses are in blue Dear Abingdon First, I write in response to your request for information regarding The Charter area, Abingdon. … Continue reading »

Guildhall Meeting tonight!

15/12/15 There is a meeting taking place to discuss the future of the Guildhall tonight starting at 6:00pm,  Do not be overly concerned that you may have missed it though….Cllr Mike Badcock warned that the public would be excluded for much of the discussion, “As it involves private budget” Funny that…and we thought it was… Continue reading »

Reader Request No. 2 to OCC Re Crossings/Consultants/ABiTs

Thank you to Daniel once again for sending this to us here. Responses to his questions are in blue again. Where it states attached document, we have not attached these, but if anyone wants them, please contact us and we will send them to you. What are the reasons for the council’s use of consultants? This is a… Continue reading »

Reader’s FoI Request No. 1

Thank you to Daniel, who sent this (along with a couple of other), FoI’s that he submitted, and decided that we should be the platform to share the responses on. (We have taken the liberty of removing some of the email traffic that was generated internally before the response was sent back). Council responses are… Continue reading »

Latest FoI Response Re Cranbourne Companies

14/1/16 We have had a response to our latest Freedom of Information request, thank you to the Vale for their response (in blue). See also our response to this below. Dear Abingdon First Thank you for your Freedom of Information request as follows: “We are led to believe that CRANBOURNE OLD GAOL (ABINGDON) LIMITED, was… Continue reading »

FoI Response re Marcham Rd/Ock Street Crossings

We have kindly been sent this by Mr smith Our reference: 9323 EIR 12 January 2016 Dear Mr Smith, Thank you for your request of 14th December 2015 in which you asked for information about the independent traffic consultants’ report on the effect of the placing of crossings on Marcham Road and Ock Street in… Continue reading »

FoI Request to O.C.C. Re. The crossing placements on Marcham Rd, Ock Street

Unfortunately, it seems that Oxfordshire County Council are not as forthcoming or helpful as the VoWH District Council when it comes to Freedom of Information requests. This is what we received today (14/12/15) Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your enquiry. The Council considers that your request does not meet the requirements of section 8(1)(d) of… Continue reading »

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all of our readers. We hope that you have enjoyed reading the posts over the past year. May you have a good day and a prosperous New Year….(unless you are prospering at the Abingdon taxpayer’s expense). Best Wishes AbingdonFirst

New FoI Regarding the Charter Area/Scottish Widows

22/12/15 A new Freedom of Information request has been submitted to the Vale today. •Could you please advise as to what is the responsibility of Scottish Widows/Aberdeen Asset Management, in regards of their contract with the Vale, and the refurbishment of the Charter Area, Abingdon. It seems that this area has just been forgotten about since… Continue reading »

New FoI Re Cranbourne Homes Companies

We have submitted another FoI regarding the dissolving of at least 3 companies to do with Cranbourne Homes. We are led to believe that CRANBOURNE OLD GAOL (ABINGDON) LIMITED, was Dissolved 24/06/2014 CRANBOURNE PROPERTIES (ABINGDON) LLP was Dissolved 24/06/2014 CRANBOURNE OXFORD LTD was Dissolved 24/06/2014 As all of these companies, (owned by the same Directors… Continue reading »