FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

14 November 2018

I was hoping you could shed some light on what your council is spending on award ceremonies. Could you give me information on what these have cost the council in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18?

 

If you could provide the following information that would be very helpful:

1.     The number of award ceremonies hosted in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18

2.      The  names of the award ceremonies hosted in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18? 

3.     The total cost of hosting award ceremonies in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18?

 

By total cost I mean the cost of room and event space hire, food/catering costs, cost of drinks, any entertainment, insurance, decorations, physical awards such as trophies or medals and any fee paid to a host or presenter. Also include any other unmentioned but relevant costs.



East Herts Council Response

14 November 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.

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East Herts Council Response

19 November 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

We haven"t held any awards ceremonies in the years listed.

 

We"ve invited a few New Year Honours awards winners into a council meeting to receive a certificate, designed and printed inhouse. The only cost incurred was a multi-pack of picture frames purchased some years ago at a cost of around £15 for the pack. 

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

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

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

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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

 

Thank you for your request.

 

 

We haven"t held any awards ceremonies in the years listed.

 

We"ve invited a few New Year Honours awards winners into a council meeting to receive a certificate, designed and printed inhouse. The only cost incurred was a multi-pack of picture frames purchased some years ago at a cost of around £15 for the pack.