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Freedom of Information requests submitted to Bexley council

This list is a small fraction of FOI requests to Bexley council and includes only those which readers have provided plus those
discovered on the WhatDoTheyKnow website.
MAINTENANCE OF THIS LIST WAS ABANDONED AT THE END OF 2011 BECAUSE INFORMATION WAS NOT SUBMITTED CONSISTENTLY
Subject matter (abbreviated as necessary) Ref.
No.
Submission
Date
‘20 day’
Date
Date
Answered
Reported
to ICO
Websites blocked at libraries 11/1191 25 November 2011 3 January 2012    
How many councillors are involved in businesses endorsed by Bexley council   6 November 2011 5 December 2011    
Endorsement of councillor Seymour’s decorating business by Bexley council   6 November 2011 5 December 2011    
Question to Chief Executive about the council’s obscene hate blog   6 November 2011 5 December 2011    
Bexley council grants to Bexleyheath police   1 November 2011 30 November 2011    
Harassment by Bexley is Bonkers   28 October 2011 28 November 2011    
Employment of Antonia Ainge as Deputy Director to her Director husband Peter Ellershaw 11/1013 24 October 2011 21 November 2011 22 November Not reported
Request for Disclosure Log 11/1021 14 October 2011 14 November 2011 8 November 2011 Within time
Councillors who may have been behind with council tax 11/1007 12 October 2011 10 November 2011 28 October 2011 Refused. Not in public interest
Chief Executive pay and links to The Hay Group 11/1006 12 October 2011 10 November 2011 28 October 2011  
Former Chief Executive’s 2007 pay rise 11/1005 12 October 2011 10 November 2011 9 November 2011 Within time
Number of Employees on long term sick leave 11/995 8 October 2011 8 November 2011 8 November 2011 Within time
Criminal investigations into Bexley council 11/994 10 October 2011 8 November 2011 3 November 2011 Within time
Expenditure on Electoral Services 11/847 31 August 2011 29 September 2011 15 September 2011 Within time
Expenditure on Long Service Awards 11/845 31 August 2011 29 September 2011 23 September 2011 Within time
Request for copy of the council’s Publication Scheme as required by the FOI Act 2000   6 September 5 October 2011    
Payment to Electoral Reform Services Ltd.   31 August 22 September 2011    
Expenditure in connection with the AV Referendum   31 August 22 September 2011    
Recent expenditure on Long Service Awards   31 August 22 September 2011    
Most visited websites by council staff   31 August 22 September 2011    
Details of contract with Tesco’s purchase of the Civic Offices site   21 August 20 September 2011    
Child care allowance paid to councillors   19 August 20 September 2011    
Long Service Awards to council staff 11/586 20 June 18 July 2011 30 June 2011 Within time
About the Customer Relationship Management system in use   16 June 14 July 2011    
Attendance records for Chief Executive 11/569 15 June 13 July 2011 31 October 2011  
Number of requests to film council meetings   11 June 8 July 2011 15 June 2011 Refused
(info not held)
FOIs outstanding beyond 20 days - (Repeat : Question 12/5/2011 inadequately answered)   10 June 8 July 2011    
Costs retained from government grants redistributed by Bexley council 11/571 9 June 7 July 2011 8 July 2011 Not reported
Type Approval of mobile CCTV cameras - (Repeat : Question 30/3/2011 inadequately answered)   6 June 4 July 2011    
About town twinning 11/527 1 June 29 June 2011    
Minutes of strategy meeting on dealing with bloggers 11/520 31 May 2011 28 June 2011    
Enquiry regarding planning permission for business premises 11/516 29 May 2011 27 June 2011 23 June 2011 Within time
Credit card purchases by staff   29 May 2011 27 June 2011    
Tendering process at the Thames Innovation Centre   27 May 2011 27 June 2011    
Councillors’ family members employed by council 11/503 26 May 2011 24 June 2011   Info not held
Remuneration of Chief Executive   25 May 2011 24 June 2011    
Bidders for current council offices   24 May 2011 23 June 2011   Reported to ICO
Agreements with CCR Solutions (owned by councillor James Spencer)   23 May 2011 22 June 2011    
Number of questions to council since 2006   23 May 2011 22 June 2011 3 June 2011 Within time
Number of FOIs to council by Malcolm Knight and others   23 May 2011 22 June 2011 3 June 2011 Refused
(personal info)
Complaints against councillors 11/461 20 May 2011 20 June 2011 21 June 2011 Not reported
Contact Centre performance against their targets   20 May 2011 20 June 2011   Not reported
Cost of the bar and refreshments at the council meeting of 18th May 11/463 19 May 2011 17 June 2011 16 June 2011 Within time
Method of payment for each cabinet member for the Flackley Ash Hotel 11/458 20 May 2011 20 June 2011 1 July 2011 Not reported
Survey of Albert Road by councillor Craske   16 May 2011 14 June 2011 15 June 2011 Not reported
Free car parking for Bexley employees 11/449 12 May 2011 10 June 2011   Not reported
How many FOIs are outstanding beyond 20 days 11/457 12 May 2011 10 June 2011 10 June 2011 Within time
Land and building sold to Housing Associations 11/448 12 May 2011 10 June 2011 14 June 2011 Not reported
Public rights across private land 11/447 11 May 2011 9 June 2011 31 May 2011 Within time
Ethnic minority achievement grant 11/417 6 May 2011 6 June 2011 6 June 2011 Within time
Former Chief Executive Nick Johnson 11/415 6 May 2011 6 June 2011 14 June 2011 Not reported
Ring fenced government grants 11/416 5 May 2011 3 June 2011 3 June 2011 Within time
What by-law is broken by holding up a placard to warn motorists of CCTV? 11/412 5 May 2011 3 June 2011 31 May 2011 Within time
Copies of all councillors’ Consent to Nomination forms 11/411 5 May 2011 3 June 2011 31 May 2011 Within time
Scooters used by Parking Attendants 11/395 3 May 2011 1 June 2011 31 May 2011 Within time
Olympic ticket purchases 11/392 28 April 2011 31 May 2011 31 May 2011 Within time
Bexley Standards Board 19 April 2011 23 May 2011 10 May 2011 Within time
Consent to Nomination form for Alex Sawyer 11/365 19 April 2011 23 May 2011 31 May 2011 Reported to ICO
Meetings requiring overnight stays (e.g. Flackley Ash Hotel)   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 14 June 2011 RefusedNot reported
Procedures re written questions 11/356 19 April 2011 23 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Independent Chairman of Standards Board   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Information on a head teacher appointment   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 24 May 2011 Not reported
Council tax refunds   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 24 May 2011 Not reported
Redacted suppliers in ‘over £500’ documents   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 24 May 2011 Not reported
List of councillors since 2006   19 April 2011 23 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Details of complaints made by councillors to the police 19 April 2011 23 May 2011 - RefusedNot reported
Use of sticky back parking display tickets   14 April 2011 18 May 2011 17 June 2011 Not reported
PCN challenges 11/353 14 April 2011 18 May 2011 17 June 2011 Not reported
Harm to council caused by Bexley-is-Bonkers 11/339 12 April 2011 16 May 2011 Reported to ICO
Access to Bexley-is-Bonkers from council servers 11/338 12 April 2011 16 May 2011    
What is the procedure for calling a local referendum? 11/328 11 April 2011 16 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Who made the decision to report Bexley-is-Bonkers to the police? 11/337 8 April 2011 12 May 2011 31 May 2011 Reported to ICO
Hits on council’s website 11/277 6 April 2011 10 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Translation Services   6 April 2011 10 May 2011 3 May 2011 Not reported
Expenditure over £500 in 2010 5 April 2011 11 May 2011   Not reported
Definition of ‘vexatious’   31 March 2011 5 May 2011 4 May 2011 Within time
Cost of entertaining the International Global School Partnership 11/273 30 March 2011 4 May 2011 31 May 2011 Not reported
Dates for Type Approval of fixed and mobile CCTV cameras 11/279 30 March 2011 4 May 2011 3 June 2011 Not reported
Production cost of Carers Voice magazine   30 March 2011 4 May 2011 4 May 2011 Within time
Number of penalty notices issued in Blackfen Road   22 March 2011 19 April 2011 10 May 2011 Not reported
Companies owned or part owned by council   17 March 2011 14 April 2011 27 April 2011 Not reported
Thames Innovation Centre Agreement 11/230 16 March 2011 13 April 2011 16 May 2011 Not reported
Correspondence between Bexley council and James Brokenshire MP   7 February 2010 5 March 2010 16 August 2010 Not reported
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