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The problem might be that just 1 person took up nearly 20% of all the requests, the other 9 only managed 7.5% between them, that's 245 requests against 98. It's a bit unfair to lump the 9 in with the one. And if you feel someone is being vextatious why not be brave and say so?

Chris

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It strikes me as highly relevant that 10 requesters accounted for more than a quarter of requests.

And resources and previous record are explicitly referred to here, and there is a reference to a notice of motion which also explicitly refers to concerns (notice can be found here http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents/s50005456/Council%20Matters%20for%20Debate%2016%20July%202012.pdf)

"The Acting Dircetor of Law, HR and Asset Management has recently had discussions with the ICO to explore ways in which the Coucnil can address the outstanding FOI Contacts, improve the way in deals with FOI Contacts and reviews, and proactively and fairly deal with firvolous and vextatious FOI requests.
2.6.2 The Chief Executive is keen for a meeting to take place with the ICO to move this initiative forward and arrangements are in hand for that meeting to take place shortly. Council offciers are finailising a full analysis of FOI Contacts which will be shared with the ICO. Work has started to explore more effective ways to deal with the FOI matters and issues. Additonal resources are also currently being secured to ensure this initiative is progressed in a timely and effective manner.
2.6.3 Folowing discussions with the ICO and the review being undertaken by offciers, an action plan will be prepared (and implemented) which will set out how the Council will address the matters and issues arising in relation to FOI Contacts.
2.6.4 A further report will be submitted to Council Excellence Overview and Scrutiny Committee once the investigations are concluded and an action plan finalised."

Jonathan Baines
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Buckinghamshire County Council
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Subject: [data-protection] Large number of FoI requests from 10 citizens

Wirral Council issue a report which brings into focus 10 members of the public, making a large number of requests, implying this is the main contributory factor to the council's perceived poor FoI performance. The issue of "vexatious requests" is explored, but resources, the suspension of head of FoI & three director colleagues, and the council's controversial record are omitted.

http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/documents/s50005983/FOI%20REPORT.pdf

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