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FOI 2963

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Request

- Please provide me with copies of all emails (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Brentwood Borough Council's managing director Alison Crowe (from her business email address) and Chris Wood (both to his business and private email address), a partner of the consultancy firm Altair, from January 1, 2008 to date

- Please provide me with copies of all emails (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Brentwood Borough Council's managing director Alison Crowe (from her business email address) and any other employee of Altair (to both business and private email addresses) from January 1, 2008 to date

- Please provide me with copies of all emails (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Brentwood Borough Council's managing director Alison Crowe (from her business address) and any other Brentwood council officer/Brentwood councillor/external party (to both business and private email addresses) which contain the words Altair, Chris Wood, Newham, £19,200, £3,000 and town hall (to both business and private email addresses) from January 1, 2008 to date

- Please confirm whether or not Alison Crowe is provided with a mobile phone by Brentwood Borough Council

- In the event that Alison Crowe is provided with a mobile phone by Brentwood Borough Council, please provide me with copies of all text messages (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Alison Crowe and Chris Wood a partner of the consultancy firm Altair, from January 1, 2008 to date

- Please provide me with copies of all text messages (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Alison Crowe and any other employee of Altair from January 1, 2008 to date

- Please provide me with copies of all text messages (sent, received, archived and deleted) exchanged between Alison Crowe and any other Brentwood council officer/Brentwood councillor/external party which contain the words Altair, Chris Wood, Newham, £19,200, £3,000 and town hall from January 1, 2008 to date

Response

Please find attached the response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Information attached is provided by the Council in accordance with its wish to be open and transparent in all its dealings and any inference to the contrary will be subject to challenge.

Whilst as you will note full disclosure has been made of the requested information it is not clear if this is in relation to any future article you are considering for publication.

Given the nature of the enquiry I would wish to make the Council’s position absolutely clear.

Any article which is published around this information will be scrutinized for accuracy and any allegations which are without merit or evidence and which may damage the reputation of either the Council or its members or Employees. If there is considered to be such damage this will result in either proceedings through the Courts for appropriate order or damages and/or a formal complaint through to the Press Complaints Commission.

The Council will not hesitate to take any action to protect the reputation of the Council or its Members and Employees through whatever legal or other process is appropriate.