FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

22 October 2018

I’d like to know, for each of:

 

  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

 

  1. What was the council’s income from council tax?
  2. How much funding from other sources (Central Government, Lottery or similar) did the Council receive specifically to invest in parks and open spaces?
  3. How much money did the council spend on improving and maintaining parks and open spaces?


East Herts Council Response

22 October 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

19 November 2018

Further to your request for Information it is not possible to provide all the information you requested.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this document acts as a notification of the Information that can be released and also under Section 17 of the Act a Refusal Notice to that Information that cannot be released.

 

Council tax income can be found under collection fund in our statements of accounts published here: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/35599/Statement-of-Accounts--Annual-Audit

 

We can provide the total budget for parks and open spaces (the money spent on improving and maintaining parks and open spaces) for the years below but its not a figure we retain from previous years.  


?2008   
?2009   
?2010   
?2011   
?2012   
?2013   
?2014   £1,125,260
?2015   £1,196,330
?2016   
?2017   £1,240,840

 

We are not able to provide a breakdown of the funds obtained from Central Government which have been spent on parks and open spaces as this is not recorded. In order to provide this data from all sources it would require extensive manual searching which would be in excess of the 18 hours outlined by the FOIA

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Further Information and Guidance can be obtained from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 

www.information commissioner.gov.uk

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

Council tax income can be found under collection fund in our statements of accounts published here: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/35599/Statement-of-Accounts--Annual-Audit

 

We can provide the total budget for parks and open spaces (the money spent on improving and maintaining parks and open spaces) for the years below but its not a figure we retain from previous years.  


?2008   
?2009   
?2010   
?2011   
?2012   
?2013   
?2014   £1,125,260
?2015   £1,196,330
?2016   
?2017   £1,240,840

 

We are not able to provide a breakdown of the funds obtained from Central Government which have been spent on parks and open spaces as this is not recorded. In order to provide this data from all sources it would require extensive manual searching which would be in excess of the 18 hours outlined by the FOIA