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Freedom of Information and Health and Safety

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.

Some success

Devon County Council Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 08:36:34

Email sent 19 August 2014 08:27

Countess Wear Pedestrian Crossing

Dear Mr Bradshaw

In light of the recent provision of tactile pavement outside
the Blind School in Topsham Road, which is, I am sure down to your tenacity,
hard work and good contacts at the Devon County Council, I now call upon my
MP to uses your influence in sorting out the pedestrian crossing problems
immediately outside the Esso petrol Station ref subject title, which is a mere
stone’s throw from the Blind School.

This pedestrian crossing is a deathtrap. It has not been provisioned with either audio or visual
warning and any pedestrian using this crossing is most vulnerable. Usain Bolt
would encounter difficulty on this particular crossing. Most vulnerable people,
elderly, partially-sighted, blind and disabled are most vulnerable at this
particular crossing.

Without a doubt this pedestrian crossing is in clear
violation of the Equality Act and it beggars belief the police and local authorities have turned a blind eye to such a serious health hazard for so long. The very same people who are spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money claiming my FOI requests are vexatious.

If my requests are vexatious, why did they carry out emergency road works to install the Blind School tactile pavements? Has that thought not crossed your mind Mr Bradshaw and you Mr
Bailey. of the Information Commissioner’s Office?
Now I have your attention, I wish you to call for an emergency
highways meeting to discuss this specific highways safety issue.


Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Would you be so
kind as to submit a FOI request on my behalf to the DCC asking for a copy of
the original approved plans for this particular pedestrian crossing?
I would
do this myself but the DCC would surely class my FOI request as vexatious. and I
am still under a lifetime email ban.

Great dangers for local people

Chad/Cameroon Pipeline Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 08:34:19

Email to

Email sent – 20 August 2014 07:54

Dear Sir

As you are aware, I am on record with you about the subject title, and I
believe you have not taken me seriously. The theft of public funds is a
secondary issue. My primary concerns are related to the health and safety of
thousands of people along the 1070 km of the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline (CCP). TheCCP
is STILL operating in a legal void by virtue of the fact the mandatory Area
Specific Oil Spill Response Plans (ASOSRP)
are STILL not in place, which contravenes International Laws and CCP contract terms
of conditions and WB Polices and Procedures.

I call upon your office to meet me in person and discuss these matters in finer
detail. In the event you are too busy to meet me, may I suggest a conference

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Why were these costs hidden?

Devon County Council Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 08:29:47

Email sent – 21 August 2014 08:31

Audit Commission
1st Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


Dear Sir

I wish to report internal and external audit fraud at the Devon County Council
In particular, the DCC have not included the public purse costs for the
DCC legal fees in their legal pursuit of FOIA cases and in particular two FOIA cases
Dransfield v ICO and DCC, which has been subject to large costs for several
years. Whether or not the DCC have included such costs for previous years I know
not, but I will be going through their Fiscal Audit Reports since 2009.

My allegations are levelled at the latest audit report of period 2013/14 which
I claim have been subject to serious fraud and deception, with the full
knowledge of the CEO and Board of Governors.

I believe the DCC internal and external auditors are deliberately hiding these
costs as part of a wider conspiracy by the DCC to pervert the course of

For your information, action and files

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Fraud – will Mr Bradshaw act?

Devon County Council Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 08:26:35

Email sent – 21 August 2014 14:52

Dear Mr Bradshaw

You are on record stating to me: ” if you have evidence
of fraud /?wrongdoing, at the DCC, please produce the evidence and I will
present it to the Devon and Cornwall Police

I now present the DCC audit for 2013/14 which is tangible
evidence of fraud.

For your information action and files.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

£11m cost of not working windfarm

Windfarms Posted on Sun, August 24, 2014 08:21:05

Email sent – 24 August 2014 08:07

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Shadow government sleeping on the job