FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

10 November 2021

Please find below a Freedom of Information Request for information regarding East Hertfordshire Council spend of Floral Displays and Floral Units whether that be contracted or purchased:

 

Do the council use a contractor for their floral displays?

 

If yes, who do the council use as the contractor?

 

If yes, is this a supply only contract or does the contract include installation, removal and maintenance?

 

If yes, when is the current contract in place until?

 

If yes, what is the councils annual spend with the contractor for the floral displays?

 

Do the council own their floral units eg. Hanging Baskets, Barrier Baskets, Pole Baskets, Floor Planters and Flower Towers?

 

If yes, how many Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets are owned by the council?

 

If yes, what is the councils spend on Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets purchases over the last 5 years?

 

If yes, when was the last purchase of Floral Units?

 

If yes, who has supplied the Floral Units over the last 5 years?

 

Do the council currently use Floral Units that are Self-Watering?

 

Do the council plan to put out a tender for Floral Display/Floral Units in the next 12 months?

 



East Herts Council Response

30 November 2021

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

Do the council use a contractor for their floral displays?

 Yes, we install annual bedding in the ground and in containers

If yes, who do the council use as the contractor?

 Glendale Services

If yes, is this a supply only contract or does the contract include installation, removal and maintenance?

 Includes all these operations

If yes, when is the current contract in place until?

December  2027

If yes, what is the councils annual spend with the contractor for the floral displays?

£33,922.28 which includes all bedding and containers across the district.

Do the council own their floral units eg. Hanging Baskets, Barrier Baskets, Pole Baskets, Floor Planters and Flower Towers?

 No, only floor containers, there are other container types in towns in East Hertfordshire but these are provided by either Town Councils or In Bloom Groups

If yes, how many Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets are owned by the council?

 Number of floor containers:  24

If yes, what is the councils spend on Hanging Baskets/Floor Planters/Barrier Baskets/Floral Towers/Pole Baskets purchases over the last 5 years?

 The contractor is not paid a separate amount for floor containers, please refer to figure above for annual spend

If yes, when was the last purchase of Floral Units?

 N/A

If yes, who has supplied the Floral Units over the last 5 years?

 N/A

Do the council currently use Floral Units that are Self-Watering?

No

Do the council plan to put out a tender for Floral Display/Floral Units in the next 12 months?

No

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

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https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.