Submitting FoI requests by Twitter

January 12, 2012



Last year the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that Twitter is a valid medium for sending Fredom of Information (FoI) requests, and we are happy to receive FOIs this way via our @monmouthshirecc Twitter account. So here is a brief description on how you can make a request for information under the FoI Act in […]

A fond farewell for now from a council bod

February 17, 2014


My name’s Helen and I’ve been tweeting at @MonmouthshireCC since I set it up on May 6th 2009. In five years I’ve got to know and love the tweeters of Monmouthshire and their brilliant insights on life, the county and the council. I have a new job and now pass management of the council’s corporate […]

FOI response 30/01/14

January 30, 2014


In response to   @MonmouthshireCC.FOI request. Did MCC have any part in funding the new RM Jones retail outlet in Abergavenny. If so what part did MCC play? — MCC Watch (@mccwatch) December 25, 2013 Dear @mccwatch, I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We did not fund the new […]

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FOI answer – 13/01/14

January 13, 2014


In response to : @MonmouthshireCC FOI request. Please provide the total capital project and annual running costs for the new Monmouthshire livestock market. — MCC Watch (@mccwatch) December 7, 2013 UPDATED RESPONSE –  Jan 14th 2014 at 13:50 (previous response below) Dear mccwatch, I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 […]

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FoI answer – 17/12/13

December 17, 2013


In answer to a question from Twitter, our Data Protection and FoI Officer Mike’s response is below: @MonmouthshireCC queries on Seven 4 Severnside. Can you pls point us to: to-date completions, future project milestones & dates..or a doc — MCC Watch (@mccwatch) December 7, 2013 Dear mccwatch, I refer to your request under the Freedom […]

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Funding to promote greater understanding between the armed forces and communities

August 22, 2013


We’ve signed up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant and pledge our support to service personnel and their families living in our county. The aim of the Community Covenant Grant Scheme is to provide funding to help communities carry out projects that promote greater understanding between the armed forces and general public. Funding is now […]

Posted in: Community

Fuel retailers – can you help the government identify fuel costs in remote areas?

August 22, 2013


The government need your help identifying fuel costs in remote areas so they can support places with high pump prices. They are asking fuel retailers in Monmouthshire (and other areas) whose prices are at or above the levels given, to fill out the detailed price spreadsheet provided on their website. All the information about this […]

Answer to Twitter query about Treworgan Common

July 29, 2013


We looked into a query from one of our followers on Twitter and, as is sometimes the case, the information is a bit long for a tweet so we’ve posted here. @PaulMatthews67 @PeterFox61 Barbwire fence illegally erected around Treworgan Common. Please use your power to have it removed. @mccwatch — Walter May (@Walter_May) July 28, […]

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