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This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

Monitoring Officer, GLA

Snoozing Watchdogs Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 18:08:49

Email sent Friday, June 21, 2013 7:27 AM

The Monitoring Officer
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen’s Walk

Dear Sir

I wish to make an official complaint against Olympic Deliver Authority (ODA), which has been recently taken over by the London Legacy Authority (LLA) regarding the public safety of the the Olympic Stadia and Aquatic Centre.

These stadia have not been provisioned with adequate Lightning Protection Systems(LPS) and Lightning Risk Assessments (LRA) the ODA/LLA have attempted to block my access to public information, which is a breach of Section 77 of the FOIA 2000.

The ODA claim they cannot release technical data related to the Stadium LPS under the FOIA 2000 because it breaches National Security which, at best. is absurd and at worst, an attempt to pervert the course of justice, I suggest the latter. If indeed the LPS or LRA cannot be released under national security, I call for the opportunity to visit these stadia with the appropriate oversight authority for a joint ocular inspection, and I will point out the technical irregularities related to the LPS/LRA.

I draw your attention in particular to the Equipotential (touch potential) grounding and bonding of the stadia, which I maintain have been subject to wilful blindness by the designers and principal c ontractors i.e., Balfour Beatty Group (BBG). Whether or not the Olympic Village was a design and build Contract for the BBG I know not, but I do know public safety has been woefully and wilfully compromised ref the LPS & LRA.

This case is currently under review of the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights), who have already stated that LPS/LRA is of great public Interest test.

I fully appreciate the Olympic Village is due to be opened in July and I fervently believe it would be prudent of your office to investigate the LPS &LRA of the stadia as a matter of extreme urgency. Both the ODA & LLA claim the Olympic Village is compliant to the BS/EN 62305/2008 Lightning Standards, but to date have been unable to produce one single document under the FOIA 2000.

Owing to the gravity of my allegations, it behoves the ODA/LLA to produce the required LPS/LRA documents and not to hide behind national security nonsense.

For your information, action and files

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Coroner can’t/won’t act

Snoozing Watchdogs Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 18:04:46

Email sent Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:47 PM


Attn of the Exeter Coroner

Dr Elizabeth A Earland.

Dear Madam

I refer to your letter dated 5th June 2013 in which you recommended I should contact the HSE with these matters re the subject title. I agree such matters are indeed related to the HSE, but I have turned to the your office out of frustration because I have contacted the HSE without satisfaction and they have imposed a lifetime email ban against me.

I have made repeated attempts to the HSE and the appropriate oversight authorities who refuse to take this matter seriously. Hence, I urge the Coroner’s Office to ensure a full investigation takes place.

I would also wish to advise you that my concerns ref the subject title are not isolated to Lightning Dangers, they include Legionaires’ Disease, Weils Disease, contaminated drinking water at 6 PFI schools, Fire Hazards etc.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield


Dear Mr Dransfield

I acknowledge your email dated 20th and 21st June 2013 and note what you say.

I am afraid I can do nothing further.

Yours sincerely

Dr Elizabeth A. Earland
H. M. Coroner for Exeter and Greater Devon

Devon County Council
(Room 226) County Hall
Topsham Road

The unsafe usage of the vexatious ruling

Information Commissioner Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:57:30

Unsafe adoption of vexatious ruling

Information Commissioner Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:53:37

Email sent 14th June 2013 at 8.03 AM

Chief Executive Mark James
County Hall
SA31 1JP

Dear Mr James

I write to you to alert your office of a grave miscarriage of justice if you proceed with your libel case against Miss Thompson and would ask you to to reconsider your position, as I feel it could result in serious adverse affects for the CCC.

Firstly, please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alan M Dransfield from Exeter and I am the subject of a Court Authority, which your legal team is relying upon v Miss Thompson,i.e GIA/3037/2011 Alan M Dransfield v ICO&Devon County Council.

There is prima facie evidence in the public domain that the GIA/3037/2011 is seriously flawed and illegal, and I would envisage this decision will be revoked in the near future. Please don’t take my word for this and I invite you to read the Operation Maintenance Manual (OMM) for the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Bridge (ECRB) which is in the public domain. This document contains irrefutable evidence that the GIA/3037/2011 vexatious decision is unsafe and unlawful.

Moreover and more importantly, the recent ICO 37 page guidance document was also compiled on the back of the GIA/3037/2011 case; I would assume this Legal Advice will soon be withdrawn also.

I think it would be foolish of the CCC to pursue your libel Charges against Miss Thompson and I ask you to reconsider your position based on the flimsy evidence of the GIA/3037/2011 case authority

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfieldc


Information Commissioner Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:36:27

Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:08 AM


Attn the Information Commissioner

Dear Sir

Please ensure this letter is passed to the Information Commissioner in person. I would also be grateful if you would pass this onto the DCC also, because similar libel and defamation charges will be brought against the DCC.

I put you on notice that I am seeking legal advice because I believe the ICO has libelled me in their 37 page Vexatious Guidelines, and in particular the following statement:-

“A manifestly unjustified, inappropriate or improper use of a formal procedure.”

The publication of the Operation Maintenance Manual (OMM) for the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Bridge which was available (not to me) at the time of the UT Case Hearing does, in my view, support my allegation that Judge Wikeley has libelled me via his Court Authority in GIA/3037/2011 and in particular his above comments and ditto for the ICO in their recent publication of their 37 Page Vexatious Guidelines Document.

We now know the above comments from Judge Wikeley could not be further from the truth, and we also know that no person applying a right and proper mind could have made such a statement, which, incidentally, does not appear in Judge Wikeley Case Notes from the hearing!

…… and the Information Commissioner himself knew or should have known that the BOLD statement above was a LIE.

Conversely, I could counter-claim the exact same statement made by Judge Wikeley ref his decision and the ICO Guidlines Document. Moreover and more importantly, I would add that Judge Wikeley has used a perverse mindset to make the bold statement above and the ICO has also applied a perverse mindset when using the GIA/3037/2011 Court Authority in their Guidance Guidelines published approx 2 weeks ago…..

……Not only have the ICO disseminated further Libel in their Publication of the 37 page Vexatious Guidelines , they have defamed my good name by malicious and wilfull statements such as above in bold font.

I rely on the afforementioned OMM for the Rugby Bridge document, which was recently published by the DCC, to support my libel and Defamation claims against the ICO and HM Courts.

In the interest of Justice, I suggest/recommend you do the following:-

1. An immediate withdrawal and an apology to HM Courts for misleading … HM Courts.

2.An immediate withdrawal from your website of the 37 page document of Vexatious Guidelines

3.An Immediate public apology to be made to me in the paper of my choice and the contents of the apology to be agreed with me before publication.

4.An immediate financial compensation package to be offered to me for the libel and defamation charges against me.

For your information, action and files

with thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M DransfielW

What do we pay them for?

Snoozing Watchdogs Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:24:12

Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:14 AM


Local Government Ombudsman

Dear Madam

Please see a copy of my letter below to the Devon County Council HR Department, which is self explanatory.

I would also like you to add this letter to my current complaint against the Devon County Council.

I fervently believe the DCC have a duty of care to acknowledge such letters and their consistent failure to ignore such issues is tantamount to abuse of power and mallfeasance.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield.

Ben Bradshaw informed – stand by for action;o)

Lafarge Cement Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:18:05

Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:58 AM


Dear Mr Bradshaw

As you are aware, the Lafarge Cement scandal of 2005/06 saw millions of tonnes of contaminated cement imported into the South West for public funded projects, including the 6 PFI schools. You are also aware that it was around the time that the Devon County Council considered my FOIA requests were vexatious.

It now transpires that the Lafarge Cement scam was not isolated to Devon but was worldwide ….

You are also aware that the City Council and DCC took no action to safeguard public funds or public safety and at this Juncture, they are unaware which projects were subjected to contaminated cement.

We now have a situation ongoing where the 6 PFI schools have contaminated drinking water and we also know the 6 PFI schools were built with contaminated cement. Hence, if the drinking water doesn’t kill the kids, the building collapses will.

No wonder the DCC have paid out thousands of pounds fightning my FOIA case related to these schools.

I would strongly suggest/recommend you write to the DCC/City Council asking for a full list of affected projects from the Lafarge Cement ccam. As you are aware, contaminated cement was also sold to neighbouring counties in the SouthWest of England. Hence, I think it would be prudent of you to contact the relevant oversight authorities.

I would envisage to see some building/structural collapse in the not distant future caused by the Lafarge Contaminated Cement.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Scottish Buildings

Lafarge Cement Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:10:14

Mr Ian Davidson

Chairman Scottish Select Committee

Dear Mr Davidson

I wish to alert you to the possible use of CONTAMINATED CEMENT used on Scottish Projects between 2005/08. It is a well known and documented fact that Lafarge Cement Company sold millions of tonnes of Contaminated Cement to the South West between the above dates and I am of the opinion this contaminated cement FRAUD was not isolated to the South West of England and it could have been sold for use on Scottish Public Works Contracts.

This contaminated cements “Could Result” in building/structure collapse,hence, the gravity of my allegation would justify a full inquiry into Lafarge Cement sold in Scotland between the above dates.

I would anticipate that we could experience building/structure collapse in the not too distant future cause by the Contaminated Cement FRAUD.

with thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

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