Join us in Nottingham this Saturday

March 20, 2012 1:02 PM

Regular readers will know about the appalling record of Nottingham City Council regarding transparency. It is the only council in England not to publish spending above £500 online. It pays scant regard to Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation too.

Last year, Anna Bailey told us how an amazing 40 per cent of FoI requests are not answered in the statutory 20 working days. This information was revealed in an FoI that ironically took the council 36 days to answer!

We have complained to the Information Commissioner about the council's cavalier attitude to transparency, and to to highlight these issues we are holding an Action Day in Nottingham City Centre this Saturday, 24 March at 1.00pm.

We will be meeting in the Market Square to talk to people about the council's awful record on transparency, and we will also be asking the public to sign our petition calling on the council to publish all spending above £500.

If you can join us, please let me know. This is a great opportunity for local people to send a clear message to the council that they have a right to know how their money is spent. Every other council in England manages to publish spending and so should Nottingham.

 Regular readers will know about the appalling record of Nottingham City Council regarding transparency. It is the only council in England not to publish spending above £500 online. It pays scant regard to Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation too.

Last year, Anna Bailey told us how an amazing 40 per cent of FoI requests are not answered in the statutory 20 working days. This information was revealed in an FoI that ironically took the council 36 days to answer!

We have complained to the Information Commissioner about the council's cavalier attitude to transparency, and to to highlight these issues we are holding an Action Day in Nottingham City Centre this Saturday, 24 March at 1.00pm.

We will be meeting in the Market Square to talk to people about the council's awful record on transparency, and we will also be asking the public to sign our petition calling on the council to publish all spending above £500.

If you can join us, please let me know. This is a great opportunity for local people to send a clear message to the council that they have a right to know how their money is spent. Every other council in England manages to publish spending and so should Nottingham.

 

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