This document can be more clearly read here –, Majothi deemed it “vexatious” of me to have pointed out they had not carried out enough contamination investigation points. When they were finally forced to do so, kicking and screaming, the entire site was found to be contaminated with lead, arsenic and brown asbestos. Had they done the job correctly in the first place, they would have found the contamination, as I stated quite correctly to Majothi. Has the defamatory labelling of me as “vexatious” been lifted? Has it ‘eck as like! Majothi is not a fit person to hold public office.

Were the above not bad enough, in the Risk Register the Council is worried they don’t have enough money to deal with the drainage on the site. Have a look at the photos in the link below taken mid September 2013 and see if you think they dealt with the complex drainage problems properly. I am still “vexatious” for questioning this matter

Email sent – 23 August 2009 14:06

Dear Mr Majothi

Attached is the Harcourt Street Risk Register – the last one I was allowed to see before the strange ban was put back in place. You will see the high risk of costs and delay (in red) presented by the issue of drainage and contamination remediation.

I asked under the FOIA the estimated drainage and contamination remediation costs, to be told they were impossible to work out at that point. A short time later those figures were put before the Executive Meeting. I asked to see how those figures were arrived at. This was, of course, refused under the strange ban imposed.

What is worrying – especially post Corby – is that not one contamination pit was dug over the proposed site of the school, which is directly over the old tip intensively tipped from 1954 to 1974. The Council states it has complied with BS10175 in regards to this. It hasn’t!

Have the contamination remediation costs been properly worked out or was the figure put before the Executive for drainage and contamination remediation (which could cost millions) merely plucked out of thin air?

I look forward to hearing your comments


Mrs Sheila Oliver

Stockport’s Freedom of Information Campaigner