FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

28 October 2021

I hope you’re well. I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

i) The council’s planned budget for Christmas lights and decorations in 2021
ii) If you have the data available, total individual budget for each of: Hertford, Ware , and Bishop’s Stortford
The council’s spending for Christmas lights and decorations between 2016-2020. This should be a year-by-year breakdown
The council’s planned budget for any light switch ons or Christmas events in 2021, and a breakdown of planned events
The council’s spending for Christmas lights and decorations between 2016-2020, again split by year but also a breakdown of events if possible.


East Herts Council Response

28 October 2021

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

Eastherts does not have a budget for christmas lighting.

Lighting of this type and busdgeting for switching on events etc normally falls to the local town and parish councils

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

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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.