I have been reporting for the last two years with specific locations and evidential photographs concerns to the parish clerk and a few of their councillors on over grown bushes, trees, bramble leaders and compacted leaf debris that spans halfway across footpaths and cycle paths due to poor maintenance. The hazards reported identify the risk of injury to a persons head, eyes and face of the general public.
This just seems to be being ignored but these parish representatives.
Recently, I received an email out of the blue from the clerk invoking the parishes Habitual and Vexatious policy and having no further communication with me from the date of the email.
I had neither been informed of the intended action or in fact invited to a meeting in which the email refer to and identified the meeting minute reference. Had I been invited I could easily had demonstrated and proved that the various reports were legitimate, provable and not vexatious.
What about “freedom of speech, can they legally do this, and what are my options?
PART II - I have served as suggested the Subject Access Request and actually received something back from the Deputy Clerk which is the numeros emails etc that have been sent / received but I did gat a copy of the meeting minutes that the Habitual and Vexatious was discussed at and passed so no real comment their but I was sent the Clerks formal presentation document/form substantiating the need to impose this policy. However, it appears to have been tailored by the Clerk in such a way as to demonstrate that my legitimate claims and photographic evidence as untrue/false. As an example in one of my submissions on the danger of overhanging vegetation/brambles etc I included 26 photographs of varying overhang risks and the Clerk has only included one of the least overhanging bushes and stating that this all that there was which is untrue as I can easily demonstrate. I did send a response email to the Clerk outlining the accuracy of the case and including some of the 26 photos taken which I copied in to the councillors who attended the meeting and voted in favour of the Habitual and Vexatious policy to be applied and welcomed them to respond to me directly for more accurate/additional information. But not one of the 7 councillors has bothered to contact me. The Clerk has responded to my response email and stated that it will still be effective and will not enter in to any further communication. Pretty Poor really.
What next? Should this be sent to the LGO or what else would the council and particularly the Clerk be afraid of my next course action?