Brighton & Hove City Council

You will see that this dossier consists of the paperwork created in my successful DDA claim against Brighton & Hove City Council which ran from 2005 to 2007. The physical paperwork is in three mini files called, respectively: Initial mini-file, Supplementary mini-file and Continuation mini-file.

The claim number for this case is 5BN03502.

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Beginning of initial mini-file:

Particulars of Claim with continuation sheet both dated 29 July 2005:

Page 1
Page 2
Continuation Sheet

Document 1: Letter dated 3 February 2005 from Colin Bennett to Chief Executive of B&H City Council

Document 2: Letter dated 15 February 2005 from Chief Executive to Colin Bennett

Document 3: Letter dated 17 February 2005 from Colin Bennett to Chief Executive

Document 4. Letter dated 24 February 2005 from Chief Executive to Colin Bennett: Page 1 | Page 2

Document 5: Email printout dated 24 May 2005 from Colin Bennett to Amanda (caseworker) of the Disability Rights Commission

Document 6: Email printout dated 17 June 2005 from Colin Bennett to Councillors Elgood and Watkins

Beginning of Supplementary mini-file:

Document 8: Letter dated 24 May 2005 from Mr D Wraith to Colin Bennett

Document 9: RNID factsheet on Induction Loops etc. in Public Places…

Document 10. “Question by Councillor Morris of the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion” (London Borough Lewisham): Page 1 | Page 2

Document 11. Council’s Acknowledgement of Service and Defence: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

Document 12: Attempt to obey Putative Order – this is a comprehensive account of what I want the Council to do

Document 13: Witness Statement by Mrs Ann Crammer

Document 14: Article in the Argus of 26 August 2005


Beginning of Continuation mini-file:

Document 15. (p. 1-2) Notice of Hearing and General Form of Order: Page 1 | Page 2
Document 16. Letter dated 27 Sep 2005 from Council to Colin: B&HCC Agreement to revised date of hearing

Document 18: Amended Particulars of Claim (25 Oct 2005)

Document 18A: Schedule of Dates

Document 19: Letter dated 24 from Colin to Judge

Document 20: Resubmitted Particulars of Claim (11 Nov 2005)

Document 21: Letter dated 13 Nov 2005 from Colin to Judge and Ms Jones

Document 22: Defence

Document 23: Email from Colin to Mrs Jones

Document 23A: Article dated 23 Nov 2005 in Latest Homes magazine

Document 24 (p 1-2). Notice of Hearing and General Form of Order: page 1 | page 2

Document 25: Richard Scott’s Witness Statement

Document 26: Statement of evidence 10 Dec

Document 27: Proposed Directions

Document 28: Letter dated 10 Dec from Colin to Judges and Mrs Jones

Document 29. This is merely the amended particulars of claim resubmitted unaltered on 12 December 2005: Document 20

Document 30: Letter from Brighton & Hove City Council proposing settlement of the case dated 20 December 2005

Document 31: Letter from Brighton & Hove City Council : Proposed Directions for Case Management dated 28 December 2005

Document 32: Letter to Judge dated 03 January 2006

Document 32A: Extract of Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Chapter 13 (sent with Document 32)

Document 33: Brighton County Court Order dated 10 January 2006

Document 34: Public Inquiry & Hearing Facility Note (January 2001) – Latest version !

Document 35: Council’s Amended Defence

Document 36: Colin Bennett’s Response to Amended Defence

Document 37: Front page of T&T’s Access Audit

Document 38. Equalities Forum Document on Update of Work…: Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5.

Document 39: Colin Bennett’s letter in The Argus of 5 June 2004

Document 40. Colin Bennet’s article in Talking Sense of Summer 2005: Page 1 | Page 2.

Document 41. Article on induction loops in Hearing Concern of Winter 2005: Page 1 | Page 2.

Document 42. Article about Hellen Keller Conference in DBI Review of July-Dec 2005: Page 1 | Page 2.

Document 43: Item concerning National LAF Training Event

Document 44: Letter from Steve Piper, Brighton Centre

Document 45: Letter dated 15 Feb 2006 From Colin Bennett to Judge and Council

Document 46: Witness Statement by Roy Pennington

Document 47: Witness Statement by Geoffrey Wells

Document 48: Witness Statement by Bernard Evans

Document 49: Colin Bennett’s Proposed Additional Directions

Document 50: Letter dated 15 Feb 2006 to Judge and Council

Document 51: Witness Statement by Stephen Rooney

Document 52: Witness Statement by Eileen Boothroyd

Document 53. Statement if issues by Council’s barrister:
Page 1 | Page 2.

Document 54. Draft directions presented by Council’s barrister:
Page 1 | Page 2.

Document 55: General Form of Judgment or Order (N24) issued on 03 March 2006

Document 56: Letter to District Judge Merrick 12 May 2006

Document 57: General Form of Judgment or Order (N24) issued on 06 July 2006 – District Judge Fawcett

Document 58:

First Page of Two Page Letter from Colin to Court Dated 21 February 2007

Second Page Two Page Letter from Colin to Court Dated 21 February 2007

Document 59:

First Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Second Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Third Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Fouth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Fifth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Sixth Page of Six Page E-mail Chain

Document 60: Court Order by District Judge Pollard Dated 8 March 2007

Document 61: Notice of Case Management Conference of 27 March 2007

Document 62: Progress Note for Court 24 March 2007

Document 63: Letter to Judge 24/28 March 2007

Document 64: Court Order/Judgement by District Judge McLoughlin 27 March 2007

Document 65: Notice of Case Management Conference 20 April 2007

Document 66: Sealed Order (Tomlin) with Schedule

Document 67: Cheque from B&HCC to claimant

Document 68: Letter dated 21 May 2007 from Sense

Document 69: Draft Joint Statement (B&HCC, claimant)

Document 70: Useful Argus  Article 7 June 2007