FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

09 December 2020

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Historic Building Repairs - Freedom of Information Request

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Dear whom it may concern,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

Could you kindly provide me with a record of historic building repairs conducted between 2016 to 2020 and the expenditure of such for each county.

I would like to please ask, if the information dating back to 2016 is not available, could I nonetheless please obtain the information which you have for all other available years between 2016 and 2020. Any information provided would be greatly appreciated.

To clarify. We are seeking information regarding all historic buildings in East Hertfordshire. 


A definition of historic building is a building or structure that has some kind of historic value. I.e people in the present are connected to it via past events in some way. This value warrants it being afforded consideration in planning decisions that have to be made concerning it. 


This would include any building in the city, including privately-owned buildings and buildings which the Council owns. If you are only able to provide the council owned properties, then we would still request this information.


In terms of record of repairs - we are simply requesting the number of repairs carried out and the expenditure.


East Herts Council Response

08 January 2021

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


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

East herts council has one historic building as part of its estate which is the old part of the wallfields building housing the council offices. We do not hold data on repair costs of historic buildings within eastherts 

Costs are as follows:

2020 Repairs to Walls in the old building wallfields Cost £19100

2019 Repairs to walls and refurbishment of old building wallfields Cost £131500

2018 Repairs to Walls in the old building wallfields Cost £12800

No further data is held

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

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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


Thank you for your request.