Belfast City Council sports pitches and charging.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Belfast City Council,

Belfast City Council sports pitches and charging. Under the Freedom Of Information Act can you please provide answers to the following questions in relation to the Councils Sports facilities and Pitches from 1st April 2008 to date:

1) Please provide a complete list of all Council sports sites / grass pitches with a Partner Agreement in place, the name of the partner the agreement is with (i.e. team/club), the date the partner agreement was entered into and any charges agreed.
2) Please provide a complete list of all Council owned sites where a named team has Preferential Use of the facility site/pitches. i.e. NI Amateur Football League Team requiring use of a pitch deemed as their "Home" ground at short notice due to cup draws etc.
3) Please provide a list of all sports facilities and pitches provided at below normal, market value charges to a team/club/group or those in a Partner Agreement. Please provide full details of location, name of preferential user, and the rate charged whether on an hourly, game, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis etc.
4) Please provide a list of sports facilities and pitches provided free of charge and the names of recipient team/group/club etc.

Yours faithfully,

Seamus McGivern

David Reaney, Belfast City Council

Dear Mr McGivern:

 

Thank you for your email dated 30 July 2018 requesting information in
relation to Belfast City Council sports pitches and charging.

 

The Council is currently considering your request in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 2018 and will
respond to you within 20 working days from receipt of your email dated 30
July 2018.

 

I should explain that the Council is required to take the Data Protection
Act 2018 into account as the information you have requested may contain
personal data relating to other identifiable individuals and their
commercial interests.

 

I wish to advise you that before we can respond to your request it may be
necessary for the Council to inform other individuals who may be involved
in this disclosure that we have received your request and to ascertain
their views on the disclosure of the information requested.  I should
emphasise, however that the final decision on whether or not the
information should be released rests with the Council.

 

If you have any queries about this email please contact me.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

David Reaney

Business Support Clerk

Human Resources and Admin

City and Neighbourhood Services

Tel: 028 9032 0202 Ext: 6104

 

5^th Floor Cecil Ward Building

4-10 Linenhall Street

Belfast BT2 8BP

 

 

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Jacqui Stewart, Belfast City Council

Dear Seamus

 

Thank you for your e-mail dated July 30^th 2018 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In relation to questions 1-3  I  can confirm that Belfast City Council
holds the information you have requested and has decided that this can be
disclosed.  Accordingly, the information held by the Council is disclosed
below and we would respond to your query as follows:

 

 

1.Please provide a complete list of all Council sports sites / grass
pitches with a Partner Agreement in place, the name of the partner the
agreement is with (i.e. team/club), the date the partner agreement was
entered into and any charges agreed.

 

 

Dixon Park                          Sirocco FC           
08/02/16              Standard hire charges apply

Inverary PF                         East Belfast FC  
25/05/16              Standard hire charges apply

Loughside PF                      Loughside FC      14/12/15             
Standard hire charges apply

Orangefield Park              Bloomfield FC    16/12/15             
Standard hire charges apply

Shore Road PF                   Grove United     09/12/15             
Standard hire charges apply

Ulidia PF                              Rosario FC          
26/04/16              Standard hire charges apply

Woodlands PF                   Antrim GAA        16/12/15             
Standard hire charges apply

 

Musgrave PF, Cherryvale PF, Cliftonville Road PF               
16/10/15              Antrim GAA        Standard hire charges apply

 

 

 

2.Please provide a complete list of all Council owned sites where a named
team has Preferential Use of the facility site/pitches. i.e. NI Amateur
Football League Team requiring use of a pitch deemed as their "Home"
ground at short notice due to cup draws etc.

 

Dixon Park                          Sirocco FC                           

Inverary PF                         East Belfast FC                  

Loughside PF                      Loughside FC                     

Orangefield Park              Bloomfield FC                   

Shore Road PF                   Grove United                    

Ulidia PF                              Rosario FC          

 

A relationship also exists with the Joint Management Board of the GAA
which permits preferential use of the facilities at the following
sites      :

 

Musgrave

Cherryvale

Woodlands

Cliftonville Road

 

3.Please provide a list of all sports facilities and pitches provided at
below normal, market value charges to a team/club/group or those in a
Partner Agreement. Please provide full details of location, name of
preferential user, and the rate charged whether on an hourly, game, daily,
weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis etc. 

                 

None provided at below advertised rates.

 

 

In relation to question 4:

 

4) Please provide a list of sports facilities and pitches provided free of
charge and the names of recipient team/group/club etc.      

 

Information is held from 2012 onwards. This information is subject to GDPR
regulations and permission to disclose will need to be sought from any
teams/groups/clubs to whom sports facilities and pitches were provided
free of charge. In order to provide time for the relevant parties to
respond with permission to release their identity and for the relevant
information to be collated I will require an extension of time. I
anticipate being able to provide information in respect of this question
by September 28^th.   

 

 

 

 

Please note that if this information is to be published it should be
attributed to being Belfast City Council’s response to a Freedom of
Information request.  For any media queries, you should contact Corporate
Communications, Belfast City Council.

 

If you are dissatisfied  with how the Council handled your request for
information, you have the right to request that the Council formally
review this decision.  If you wish to do so, please write to the Records
Manager, Chief Executive’s Department, Belfast City Council, City Hall,
Belfast, BT1 5GS.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied following the Council’s internal review;
you can seek an independent review from the Information Commissioner. 
Requests for an independent review should be made in writing to: The
Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.  However, I would advise you that the Information Commissioner
has indicated that a review will not be undertaken unless the Council has
first had an opportunity to re-consider its decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. 

 

Jacqui Stewart

Assets and Facilities Management co-ordinator

City and Neighbourhood Services

Belfast City Council

Tel: 02890320202  Ext 6113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqui Stewart

Assets and Facilities Management co-ordinator

City and Neighbourhood Services

Belfast City Council

Tel: 02890320202  Ext 6113

[mobile number]

 

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Jacqui Stewart, Belfast City Council

Dear Seamus

 

Thank you for your email dated 30 July 2018 requesting, under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, information relating to Belfast City Council
sports pitches and charging.

 

Further to my email of 22^nd August I would like to thank you for your
patience in respect of my delayed response to your fourth query which for
clarity I have reproduced below.

 

4) Please provide a list of sports facilities and pitches provided free of
charge and the names of recipient team/group/club etc.

I can confirm that the council holds the following information, which I am
now disclosing in response to your query:

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Facility|Organisation |Event Name |Year |
|--------+----------------------+-----------------------------+----------|
|Mallusk |IFA |Schools Cup |2012 |
| | | | |
| | | |2013 |
| | | | |
| | | |2014 |
| | | | |
| | | |2015 |
| | | | |
| | | |2016 |
|--------+----------------------+-----------------------------+----------|
|Woodvale|22^nd Old Boys |Take 5 Wellbeing Tournament |2016 |
| | | | |
| | | |2017 |
| | | | |
| | | |2018 |
|--------+----------------------+-----------------------------+----------|
|Boucher |IFA |Multi-Sport Easter Camp |2018 |
|--------+----------------------+-----------------------------+----------|
|Shore Rd|Grove United FC |Community Fun day |2017 |
| | | | |
| | | |2018 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

 

 

Please note that if this information is to be published it should be
attributed to being Belfast City Council’s response to a Freedom of
Information request.  For any media queries, you should contact Corporate
Communications, Belfast City Council.

 

If you are dissatisfied with how the Council handled your request for
information, you have the right to request that the Council formally
review this decision.  If you wish to do so, please write to the Records
Manager, Chief Executive’s Department, Belfast City Council, City Hall,
Belfast, BT1 5GS.

 

Should you remain dissatisfied following the Council’s internal review;
you can seek an independent review from the Information Commissioner. 
Requests for an independent review should be made in writing to: The
Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.  However, I would advise you that the Information Commissioner
has indicated that a review will not be undertaken unless the Council has
first had an opportunity to re-consider its decision.

 

If you have any queries about this e-mail, please contact me. 

 

 

 

Jacqui Stewart

Assets and Facilities Management co-ordinator

City and Neighbourhood Services

Belfast City Council

Tel: 02890320202  Ext 6113

[mobile number]

 

The information contained in or attached to this message is intended only
for the people to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient, any use, storage, disclosure or copying of this information is
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please notify the sender immediately by using the reply facility in your
email software and then delete the email from your inbox. The contents of
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unless that is clearly stated. Belfast City Council cannot accept
liability in the event that the onward transmission, opening, or use of
this message and/or any attachments adversely affects the recipient's
systems or data.