PLEASE SHARE WITH BOATER FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Anyone coming late to this story should know that The Floater published details of C&RT’s attempts to refuse formal Freedom of Information requests by insisting that they are vexatious , and it is probably best to click on this link to bring yourself up to date. (Stop asking us questions demands C&RT)
Firstly, thanks for the support that the majority of boaters and some boating groups have shown me. Secondly, thanks to Peter Underwood, The Floater’s editor for his support and also to Narrowboatworld’s editor, Tom Crossley (Narrowboatworld article).
No thanks, however go to one particular boater, who just a few hours after meeting with C&RT’s chief executive posted a link to a request on a waterways forum titled ‘Vexatious Requests to CRT under Freedom of Information Act?’. He subsequently failed to say if the post was prompted by his meeting with Richard Parry or just a co-incidence.
Now for the update. One request, which C&RT claims is vexatious asks for -
1. The minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting held on 22 March in York.
2. The unpublished papers from the Board of Trustees Meeting held on 25 January in Coventry.
3. A copy of minute 18/007 (which appears to have been inadvertently left out of published minutes).
4. Copies of any report or presentation made by Jon Horsfall, Matthew Symonds or any other person in connection with minute 18/007. This includes both reports and presentations made during Board meetings, prior to Board meetings or subsequent to Board meetings.