Within weeks of the new school opening, the police had complained about the dangerous traffic situation for the children. As of now (January 2015) the corrupt LibDem Executive at Stockport Council, the Chief Executive and the Monitoring Officer all insist I am being vexatious for raising this issue. I am the mother of a child who died in a road accident. One of the Executive Councillors refusing to disclose on grounds of vexatiousness killed her passenger whilst driving dangerously.


To Nick Whelan, Senior Highways Officer, Stockport Council

25 July 2007 11:55


I agree, I didn’t realise until I took over the file recently just how big the school is and how limited the drop off facilities. But better to raise it now than after the school opens and the kids are getting all muddy getting out on the verge. Then the cost of any remedial works would be likely to fall to the Area Committee who probably wouldn’t thank me for it.


From: Jim Seymour
Sent: 25 July 2007 12:40
To: Nick Whelan
Subject: RE: highways addendum

Sheila raised why this issue has been raised now and not with your other highways views within the committee report. She was having a dig that it was short notice.


From: Nick Whelan
Sent: 25 July 2007 12:28
To: Jim Seymour
Subject: RE: highways addendum


What point?


From: Jim Seymour
Sent: 25 July 2007 11:47
To: ‘sheilaoliver
Cc: Steve Lamb; Nick Whelan
Subject: highways addendum


Here it is attached again. Timing is out of my control I’m afraid but yes I take your point. Speak to Nick Whelan (highway engineer) on this point if you need more info.





Email received – 22 August 2007 16:26

Our Reference: EIR 646

Dear Mrs Oliver

Environmental information – Correspondence from Nick Whelan

I am writing in response to your request for information contained in your e-mail dated 26th July 2007 in which you requested:

“I also need to see all handwritten notes, emails, notes of meetings regarding the last minute traffic turning circle and footpath amendment from Nick Whelan to the Harcourt Street planning application – the Grampian condition

The only recorded information the Council holds is Mr Whelan’s input to the planning process which is attached and is also on the planning file and an e-mail chain between Mr Whelan and Mr Seymour.

I trust this satisfies your request. If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you are entitled to ask for an internal review. This will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was not involved with your original request. To do so, please contact foi.officer@stockport.gov.uk or the address below in the first instance

FOI Officer

Town Hall

Edward Street


SK1 3XE.