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Arrested for walking past Fred Perry House

Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 18:29

Dear Inspector Clitherow

Just one example of what was done to Mr Parnell. This gives clear dates. Perhaps you and I could discuss the reason Mr Parnell was arrested and the outcome. Perhaps you could let me have copies of the arrest documents/bail paperwork in advance of our meeting

“Tue 4th January 2011 this was the first day the Fred Perry House was opened to the public, i walked passed and the council phoned the police and they were searching for me,
the next day i stopped outside to talk to someone who told me about the day before then within 5 minutes the police came and arrested me 2 oclock three police vehicals they took me to cheadle heath police station held me until 23:45 hrs released no charge but on police bail to go back 19th jan, on tue 11th went into fred perry house to contact welfare rights office and was again after only 5 minutes being there arrested at 1 oclock released 19:30hrs police taking no further action when will the council stop victimising me with their disability,they say in this their film this building is to be accessable to all people, or is it as the council leader dave goddard says in the film he is to breach the people in stockport he seems under the influence of the fall down medicine i hope he didnt drive home as the cou… “

Kind regards


La, la, la – can’t hear you – Weldon

Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 09:19

08 August 2009 16:45

RE: Cost of trial of Mr Parnell, Stockport Magistrates’ Court

Dear Mrs Oliver,

Please remove me from your email cc list. I have no desire or need to know of your enquiries. One piece of advice. The FoI allows you to ask and receive copies of existing documents. It does not give you the ability to ask public bodies to generate information for you. If such a document does not exist they do not have to produce one for you. – Just trying to help.


Mark Weldon


To –

Email sent – Sat 08/08/2009 16:43

RE: Cost of trial of Mr Parnell, Stockport Magistrates’ Court

c.c. Cllr Sue Derbyshire; Cllr Mark Weldon; Cllr David White; Cllr Dave Goddard; MICHAEL PARNELL; Barry Khan;; John Schultz;; STUNELL, Andrew

Dear FoI Officer

Following the newspaper reports of the £20,000 cost of a trial of a man found innocent of stealing one banana, please could you let me know – as accurately as possible, although a reasonable assessment would be acceptable – of the cost to the taxpayers of Mr. Parnell’s trial last January, which was dropped on the day of the hearing and the further trial which took place last month at Stockport Magistrates’ Court. At this trial he was given a CRASBO (criminal ASBO) pre swine flu for assault with a sneeze with intent to inflict a council employee with a cold. I believe CCTV footage of the incident was not allowed to be shown in court for some inexplicable reason.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you need further details, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards


Email to Goddard, Khan, Boylan and Chair of Police Authority, Cllr Paul Murphy

Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 08:55

Email sent – 07/06/2011

Subject: Police Authority Meeting, Stockport town hall

I note the Police Authority are coming to Stockport Town Hall – a jolly good idea!

Will you be allowing Mr Parnell to attend and will you be allowing him to put a question should he so desire, or will you try to have him arrested on a restraining order on a crime of which he was acquitted after council employees were found to have lied to the Court, and Ged Lucas, Assistant Chief Executive, couldn’t be bothered to respond to nine attempts by the police to contact him to ask him to appear before the court, and following which he was severely criticised by the judge? Just wondering.

You remain my humble servants



Dear Mrs Oliver

I refer to your email copied to the Chair of the Police Authority on 7 June.

The meeting is a public meeting open to all and it certainly will not be the intention of Greater Manchester Police Authority to attempt to restrict attendance by any particular members of the public.

Yours sincerely

Nigel J Battersby

Greater Manchester Police Authority
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA
Tel: 0161 793 3040

Another kind Stockport resident tries to help Mr Parnell

Town Hall Protester Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 08:43

16 May 2011 11:25


RE: Use of Police Resources – Michael Parnell

I refer to your below request for information from Greater Manchester Police Authority received by email on the 15 May 2011. This request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In answer to your question.

In response to a previous Freedom of Information Act request, an Inspector of Greater Manchester Police with knowledge of the matter informed me:

Mr Parnell is well known to us on my patch however I am unable to breakdown the number of times we have dealt with him whether that was simply advice or resulted in his detention.”

As you correctly assume there is no specific fund or costing allocated to Mr Parnell to enable us to identify costs it would be part of general duties. The problem is increased as we hold a number of budgets for each NPU or response team none of which drill down to the fine detail in respect of which individual was arrested etc. Given the number of units several would have had dealings with Mr Parnell and it is not possible to collate these collectively”.

Other than the above, as Greater Manchester Police Authority is a separate organisation from Greater Manchester Police, the Police Authority does not hold information relating to the number of times officers of Greater Manchester Police has been called out to Mr Parnell etc.

However it is possible that Greater Manchester Police may hold some or all of the information you require. If you require any further information I would advise you to

resubmit your request to the Greater Manchester Police Freedom of Information team at the following email address:

If you are unhappy with the way Greater Manchester Police Authority has handled your request for information, you can request a review by writing to:

Mr Russell Bernstein, Executive Director, Greater Manchester Police Authority, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:…..

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

Nigel J Battersby
SolicitorGreater Manchester Police Authority
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5DA

Tel: 0161 793 3040


15 May 2011 11:12

Dear Mr Battersby

I recently enquired of Mr SC Houston, the Business Services Directorate, SMBC, as to the amount of police man hours and costs involved with regard to the numerous occasions officers have been called by council officials to arrest Mr Parnell or appear at court appearances which did or did not take place.

Mr Houston’s office responded that such information was not within their knowledge and referred me to the Greater Manchester Police.

I should be grateful if under the FOIA you could arrange for this information to be provided, or if not within your remit refer the matter, please, to the appropriate department.

Yours sincerely


Local resident trying to save trees, vexatious for doing so, no doubt

Aquinas College Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 07:44

04 July 2008 14:42

Re: planning DC 028122


Thank you for your e-mail. I have passed a copy of it onto the Council’s
Tree Officer (Jim McGarrie) as well as to our Enforcement Officer (Dave
Westhead) asking them to visit the site as soon as possible and advise
the college that the trees be protected before any further works are
carried out. I will also contact the college and their advisors this
afternoon to discuss the matter with them.

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.


Jane Chase
Planning Officer
0161 474 3550


04 July 2008 14:22

Dear elected members,

I write to you with regards to your agreed
planning application number DC 028122 for Aquinas college. Work has
commenced on this new build and I would like to know who will be
policing this as the conditions of the planning application are not been

I draw your attention to condition number 5 below

5. No development shall take place until all existing trees
on the site except those shown to be removed on the approved plans, have been
fenced off at the limit of branch spread in accordance with BS:5837
‘Trees In Relation To Construction’ (1991). The fencing shall be
retained during the period of construction and no work, excavation,
tipping or stacking of materials shall take place within any such fence
during the construction period.
Reason: In the interests of the visual amenities of the area and having
regard to policies DCD1, DCD1.1 and DCD1.4 of the Stockport Unitary
Development Plan Review.

Work has commenced and we had had deliveries of Material, excavation
work had been carried out and yet our trees are going unprotected.

As a responsible council I trust you will ensure this matter is
rectified right away, and pass on the details of the person who is in
control of making sure the conditions are not accidentally broken again.



Mindboggling, concerning the loss of £1m of council taxpayers’ money

Lyme Green Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 07:27

Monday, June 03, 2013 11:17 AM

FOI Request 806332 – Internal Review

Dear Ms Oliver

Regarding your request for a copy of this agreement, I have spoken to my colleagues in the Compliance team, and have been advised that there is no written agreement that we can supply.

Because of the nature of this issue, and other similar requests to yours, Mrs Raine – who has now retired – made a verbal agreement over the phone with the ICO, that requests for an Internal Review regarding this report could go directly to them. As we’ve previously advised, since the letter you received has come directly from the Chief Executive, there is no-one higher to conduct such a review within Cheshire East, so the ICO will be conducting this process themselves.

If you contact them accordingly, they will advise you what they are going to be doing, and will also let us know that you have made contact.

I hope this explains the situation for you.

Yours sincerely

Martin Johnson
Customer Relations & Compliance
Cheshire East Council


02 June 2013 08:34

Re: 20130530InternalReviewResponse

Dear Mr Johnson

Please may I have a copy of the ICO agreement.

Many thanks


30 May 2013 15:5

Dear Ms Oliver

Further to your email of 23 May requesting an internal review concerning the Lyme Green DIP Report, I attach the response to this for you. Please accept my apologies for the delay in response.

Yours sincerely

Martin Johnson

Customer Relations & Compliance

Does Council Solicitor Khan ever reply to anybody?

Vale View School Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 07:21

01 July 2013 16.57

Dear Mr Khan

As you are aware, we have two outstanding issues which you have failed to convince have been provisioned at the Vale View School:-

1.The missing external football pitch and changing rooms, which were costed into the original contact at £680K

2.The Petrol/Oil Interceptor.

Would you now please elevate these matters to your immediate line manager. As the legal advisor to SMBC, I am sure you will be fully aware of the Fraud Act 2006, and in particular misrepresentation claiming 1 &2 have been provisioned with the full knowledge they have NOT been provided is fraud.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan Dransfield

Very strange reaction from ICO to keeping £1m report secret

Lyme Green Posted on Sun, October 13, 2013 06:19



29th July 2013

Case Reference Number IRQ0503896

Dear Ms Oliver

Request for Information

Further to our acknowledgement of 5 July 2013 we are now in a position to provide you with a response to your request for information dated 1 July 2013.

As you know we have dealt with your request in accordance with your ‘right to know’ under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which entitles you to be provided with a copy of any information ‘held’ by a public authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.


In your e-mail of 1 July 2013 you asked us to provide you with information relating to an agreement between the ICO and Cheshire East Council (CEC) regarding CEC not performing internal reviews of requests to it relating to the Lyme Green Report, and these being passed directly on to the ICO.

Information Not Held

I can confirm that the ICO does not hold any record or information relating to any such agreement, as referred to in your request. It is most likely that if CEC contacted the ICO regarding this situation, it would have been verbally to our helpline, to ask for advice.

In this type of situation, where a public authority has nobody who can undertake an internal review for whatever reason, it is likely that ICO helpline staff would advise that under FOIA, internal reviews are not obligatory and it is possible for it to waive its right to undertake one. It is also likely that the ICO would advise that, in such a situation, it would accept a complaint without an internal review having been undertaken.

Review Procedure

I hope that this provides you with the information you require. However, if you are dissatisfied with the response you have received and wish to request a review of our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been handled you should write to the Information Governance Department at the address below or e-mail

Your request for internal review should be submitted to us within 40 working days of receipt by you of this response. Any such request received after this time will only be considered at the discretion of the Commissioner.

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right of appeal to this office in our capacity as the statutory complaint handler under the legislation. To make such an application, please write to the First Contact Team, at the address below or visit the ‘Complaints’ section of our website to make a Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations complaint online.

A copy of our review procedure is available here.

Yours sincerely

Richard Sisson
Lead Information Governance Officer
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

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