FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

27 January 2022

I am interested in learning about the impact of high gas and electricity prices on local authorities’ finances and services.

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I’d be grateful to know:


1. Have your authority"s electricity and gas bills increased since July 2021?


2. If so, by roughly how much?


3. Is this increase due to a higher rate per unit of gas and electricity charged by your energy provider, or for another reason?


4. Have you made any reductions to the provision of street lighting in your area since July 2021, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so.

 

4. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen? 

 

5. Have you made any reductions to the provision of lighting or heating in any of your buildings, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so.

 

6. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen?



East Herts Council Response

23 February 2022

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


1. Have your authority"s electricity and gas bills increased since July 2021? Energy is supplied as part of a framework agreement so no price rise


2. If so, by roughly how much? N/A


3. Is this increase due to a higher rate per unit of gas and electricity charged by your energy provider, or for another reason? N/A


4. Have you made any reductions to the provision of street lighting in your area since July 2021, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so.

Street lighting is the remit of Hertfordshire County council we do not hold this information

 

4. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen? N/A

 

5. Have you made any reductions to the provision of lighting or heating in any of your buildings, or are you planning any reductions? Please specify the changes, if so.

We have made the switch to LED lighting

6. If yes, is this because energy bills have risen? No

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

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.