This week, I sent the following Freedom of Information Request to Hartlepool Borough Council.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to request that you forward to me the following information (by email).

  1. What construction and/or renovation projects have been approved by Hartlepool Borough Council in the past 12 months?
  2. Who is carrying out these constructions/renovations?  With whom were these contracts made?
  3. What will the end result of the construction/renovation be? E.g. are businesses, flats etc.?
  4. With regard to construction/renovation intended for domestic accommodation, how much of these will be council property and who will be housed there?  

I am grateful for your reply. 

Best wishes, 

Anne Marie Waters 

I have written this FOI in response to messages from people in Hartlepool telling me about construction in their area; people are trying to figure out just what is happening in our town.  I will let you know what response I receive, but it is absolutely vital that we ask these questions.