A GORING resident has cost the taxpayer more than £11,000 by making freedom of information requests to the parish council.

Bernard Clucas, of Mountfield, has filed at least seven requests in the past three years and demanded an internal review on several occasions.

This has cost £2,188 in parish clerk Peter Clegg’s time.

Reported by the Henley Standard. You can read the full story here.

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.