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But the boreholes weren't situated in accordance with national guidelines

Vale View SchoolPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, September 21, 2015 19:18:28

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I can confirm that the previous answer I gave to you at the last Executive meeting regarding the site boreholes was correct. I have been in contact with one of the geologists who worked on the report and she confirmed over the telephone the boreholes were situated in accordance with national guidelines.

I of course stand by my response last night that notwithstanding the same commercial ownership of the sites, geologically every site has to be treated as unique for development purposes, and we have to rely on the qualified experts opinion.


Mark Weldon BSc (Hons) App. Biol PGCE

Executive Member CYPD

From: sheilaoliver []
Sent: Fri 28/09/2007 19:13
To: Cllr Mark Weldon; Leader
Subject: Sister sites

Dear Councillor Goddard

I don't want a written apology from Cllr Weldon regarding last night, but I do need written confirmation from the Council of the relationship between the two sites at Adswood and Harcourt Street. Apart from the documentary evidence I hold from the Council's own archives, I have today got rock solid proof from Stockport Library.

So, I asked a question to which Cllr Weldon was not in a position to reply as he didn't have sufficient knowledge. He should have acknowledged that fact and obtained a truthful answer for me. Instead he lambasted me and I have already received comments regarding this from shocked onlookers. Well, it turns out that what he was accusing me of was untrue. I do do my research and I do usually know what I am talking about. If I don't then I ask. We have had an instance before at a meeting when Cllr Weldon felt qualified to comment that site wide boreholing had been carried out at Harcourt Street without bothering to check his facts. This council is a stranger to truth and honesty, as we have seen with all the illegal FOIA refusals - 84 hours to read documents which actually took 2 hours, the FOI officer claiming he had shredded documents which I had already seen and I was wasting his time asking to see them again. When I demanded to see them nothing happened, then with one threat to complain to the Secretary of State it turns out these vital documents never existed in the first place. And that was one half of what you based your case on for not building the school at the Fir Tree site - complete lies.

So, as I understand it councillors are not allowed to be rude to council taxpayers. I have enough witnesses from the full council meeting. What I was saying was totally correct abut the sites. It was a very important question. If I don't get the confirmation requested above, a complaint will be going in about Cllr Weldon to the Standard Board. I don't mind either way. As the Germans say, it is all sausage to me. I will give you a week to respond.

Kind regards


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