The Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council was spouting on the radio last week (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p049tl7r – around 38:45 mins in) about HS2 and its impact upon Rotherham and Doncaster areas, but given how SCC will not cough up info as requested, I’ve sent the open email to him, as below.
Dear Cllr Bramall
Having listened to your interview with Radio Sheffield, 28 October, about the HS2 proposals, I have two simple questions for you:
1) given your annoyance with government secrecy and presumably a preference for openness, why is it that your council will not provide me with all of the information I requested in a Freedom of Information request, as below?
i.e. “under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I should be obliged to receive electronic copies of all correspondence between Sheffield City Council and the HS2 outfit, and/or any of the intermediaries employed by Sheffield City Council or HS2, between the inclusive dates of 01 July 2015 and 31 July 2016.”
2) given your protestations about the M18 route, why has it taken you 3 months to state your council’s position on the matter?