Anonymous funding

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Newport City Council,
Could you please explain where the funding, reported in South Wales Argus, for Pillgwenlly is coming from

£7.9m to transform Pill and make streets safe

Yours faithfully,
Peter Walters

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

Bore da/Good morning,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on 20-03-2017 and the relevant department is dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us.

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be submitted via the link below.

www.newport.gov.uk/foi

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Telephone number below. Our hours of opening are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Kind regards,

Alexander
Newport City Council Contact Centre
Tel: 01633 656 656
Minicom: 01633 656 657

Visit www.newport.gov.uk
Did you know we offer a range of council services online, easy to use and available 24/7.

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith, boed yn Saesneg, yn Gymraeg neu’n ddwyieithog, cyhyd â’n bod yn ymwybodol o’ch dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh. We will communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that’s English, Welsh or in Bilingual format as long as we know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Pillgwenlly Regeneration

Received on 20/03/2017

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ04423.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ04423 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose, distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative compliance. For the full disclaimer please access http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Mr Walters,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your Request :  REQ04423.

 

I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the scope of
your request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below.

 

Could you please explain where the funding, reported in South Wales Argus,
for Pillgwenlly is coming from

 

£7.9m to transform Pill and make streets safe

 

The money referred to in the article is an investment by Newport City
Homes.  For further information relating to this, you may contact them
directly via their website below:

 

[1]http://www.newportcityhomes.com/Pages/de...

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
If you have any queries about this email or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me.

 

If you are not content with the subsequent outcome of your complaint, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

 

[2]www.newport.gov.uk/foi

 

Regards,

 

Information Management.

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

References

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1. http://www.newportcityhomes.com/Pages/de...
2. http://www.newport.gov.uk/foi

Dear Information Management,
A quote from your response.
"I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the scope of
your request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below."
Red text not showing, not in red anyway
Your response admit you hold the information I request but you fail to disclose it, instead I'm directed to Newport City Homes. Why?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Walters

Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Mr Walters,

Thank-you for your email dated 22nd March 2017.

I can confirm that our original answers were sent in red text. The website that you used to submit your request (whatdotheyknow.com) subsequently re-formatted the text upon receipt of the response.

In your original request, you asked " Could you please explain where the funding, reported in South Wales Argus, for Pillgwenlly is coming from?"

We directed you to Newport City Homes are they are the source of the funding in the article that you mentioned. This is the information that we hold. Newport City Homes exist as a separate entity to Newport City Council, therefore, if you require further information about the funding, you will need to contact NCH directly.

Kind regards,

Information Management.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Newport City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Newport City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Anonymous funding'.

According to their website Newport City Homes has twelve members on their board, three of which are council members at Newport City Council
Given that twenty five percent of Newport City Homes board are actively employed, they are in receipt of a salary and expenses paid for by Newport's rate payers and that I think that qualifies them as employed by the rate payer's via their election to the council I fail to see how you can declare no involvement, knowledge or control over Newport City Homes even given that it is a listed company.

Being retired I have the time so will go through the process stage by stage and first request an internal review

Regards Peter Walters

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Peter Walters

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

Prynhawn Da/Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your email.

Thank you for your request for information. Your request was received on 27/03/2017 and the relevant department is dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us.

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be submitted via the link below.

www.newport.gov.uk/foi

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Telephone number below. Our hours of opening are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Kind Regards,

Georgia
Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd / Newport City Council
Tel: 01633 656 656
Minicom: 01633 656 657

Visit www.newport.gov.uk
Did you know we offer a range of council services online, easy to use and available 24/7.

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith, boed yn Saesneg, yn Gymraeg neu’n ddwyieithog, cyhyd â’n bod yn ymwybodol o’ch dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh. We will communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that’s English, Welsh or in Bilingual format as long as we know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Internal Review of REQ04423

Received on 27/03/2017

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ04445.
You should receive a reply to your request within the statutory time limit of 20 working days.

Please remember to quote the reference number REQ04445 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,
Information Management

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose, distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative compliance. For the full disclaimer please access http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

Dear Newport City Council,
Your time to answer my freedom of information request regarding "Anonymous Funding" has expired
Yours faithfully,
Peter Walters

City Contact Centre, Newport City Council

Good Morning

Thank you for your recent enquiry from the Newport City Council website.

Your request has been forwarded to the FOI department to be actioned.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Telephone number below. Our hours of opening are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Kind Regards,
Julie

Newport City Council Contact Centre
Tel: 01633 656 656
Minicom: 01633 656 657

Visit www.newport.gov.uk
Did you know we offer a range of council services online, easy to use and available 24/7.

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn eich dewis iaith, boed yn Saesneg, yn Gymraeg neu’n ddwyieithog, cyhyd â’n bod yn ymwybodol o’ch dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh. We will communicate with you in the language of your choice, whether that’s English, Welsh or in Bilingual format as long as we know which you prefer. Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Mr Walters,

 

Thank-you for your email dated 19^th April 2017.  Please note that your
request for an internal review of REQ04423 was received on 27^th March
2017.  We have 20 working days to respond to your request.  The deadline
for this request is 26^th April 2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

Information Management

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Mr Walters,

 

In reply to your request for an internal review.

 

I have undertaken an internal review of your original request which I have
enclosed, with our original answer, below for ease of reference. As you
submitted this under freedom of information your request has been
treated in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000,  the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Data Protection Act
1998.  These acts enable individuals to request and receive recorded
information held by public authorities, unless it is exempt from
disclosure against clear guidelines.

 

Your Original Request :  REQ04423

Dear Newport City Council,

 

Could you please explain where the funding, reported in South Wales Argus,
for Pillgwenlly is coming from

 

£7.9m to transform Pill and make streets safe

 

Our Original Response: REQ04423

Dear Mr Walters,

 

The money referred to in the article is an investment by Newport City
Homes.  For further information relating to this, you may contact them
directly via their website below:

 

[1]http://www.newportcityhomes.com/Pages/de...

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
If you have any queries about this email or if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me.

 

Your request for an Internal Review: REQ04445

Dear Newport City Council,

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Newport City Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Anonymous funding'.

 

According to their website Newport City Homes has twelve members on their
board, three of which are council members at Newport City Council Given
that twenty five percent of Newport City Homes board are actively
employed, they are in receipt of a salary and expenses paid for by
Newport's rate payers and that I think that qualifies them as employed by
the rate payer's via their election to the council I fail to see how you
can declare no involvement, knowledge  or control over Newport City Homes
even given that it is a listed company.

 

Being retired I have the time so will go through the process stage by
stage and first request an internal review

 

Our response to your request for an Internal Review: REQ04445

Thank-you for your request for an Internal Review.  I have reviewed our
original response provided and am able to provide you with the following
additional information.

 

Newport City Homes is a registered social landlord, governed by their own
rules which are endorsed by the Welsh Government.  The Association is a
registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies
Act 2014. It is registered with the Welsh Government (WG) as a Registered
Social Housing Provider (RSHP).  Newport City Homes was established in
March 2009, after Newport City Council transferred its housing stock to
the new organisation, and as such, it exists as a separate legal entity to
the local authority.

 

The board of Newport City homes has a wealth of knowledge and experience
covering a wide range including finance, local government, health boards
and social housing.

 

As part of this review, I have spoken to our regeneration team who have
confirmed that Newport City Council is not investing in the scheme you
refer to.  There has been an allocation of Social Housing Grant (£473,979)
from the Welsh Government, however, the majority of the funding is being
raised by Newport City Homes.  Below is a web link which will provide you
with more information about the NCH Pillgwenlly Regeneration Scheme;

 

[2]http://www.newportcityhomes.com/your-com...

 

For information about how Newport City Homes are funding this
regeneration, you may contact them directly using the following contact
information;

 

Tel: 01633 381111

Email: [3][email address]

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; If you are not
content with the outcome of the internal review you have a right under
section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a
decision unless you have exhausted the Councils complaints procedure. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Regards,

 

Information Management

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

References

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1. http://www.newportcityhomes.com/Pages/de...
2. http://www.newportcityhomes.com/your-com...
3. mailto:[email address]