Funding for Liden Library

Mr Sean Wilson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Swindon Borough Council

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Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Swindon Borough Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please could you send me details of how much money has been given to Liden Library and Swindon Community Library Trust to provide library services in Liden each year since 2010 by Borough Council.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Sean Wilson

Dear Swindon Borough Council,

I have not had a reply to my Freedom of Information request would you be able to investigate.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Sean Wilson

Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Sean Wilson,

Case reference number: FOI003514

Thank you for your request. The Freedom of Information Act creates two
general rights in relation to information:

 1. The right to be told whether or not the information requested is
 2. The right to be given that information within 20 working days

We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards, 

Freedom of Information Representative
Corporate, Anti-Social Behaviour, Leisure and Libraries

Swindon Borough Council


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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Sean Wilson,


Ref: Re: FOI003514 Internal review of Freedom of Information request -
Funding for Liden Library


I acknowledge the receipt of your original email that was received on 13
December, 2020. 

The Council has a duty to respond ‘promptly’, or no later than 20 working
days which in this case was 15^th January, 2021.

 I do apologies for the delay in responding to your request.


Please find the response to the following questions:


Please could you send me details of how much money has been given to Liden
Library and Swindon Community Library Trust  to provide library services
in Liden each year since 2010 by Borough Council.


Response: Liden Library was funded by SBC before 2017/18 so the
spreadsheet below relates to the council funded years.

Finance only keep records for so many years so we are unable to provide
costs from 2010 to 2012.


Following the set-up of community libraries in 2018, a one off grant of
£11,900 was provided and also transitional funding of £72,278 in 2018,
spent between 2018 and 2021.



  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
  £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ Comments
£    £  £  £  £  £  £  
Total 72,470.86 77,595.44 71,078.05 68,879.34 67,555.61 37,213.48                 -                 -   392,392.78  



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If you require any further information concerning this matter please
contact me quoting the reference number at the top of the email.


Yours sincerely,




Sharon Druett

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance


Information & Technology

Swindon Borough Council

[mobile number]



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Dear Sharon Druett,

Thanks for the information reuested. unfortunately the data from the spreadsheet hasn't been transferred to the email very well.

Would you able to attach the spreadsheet in Excel format via this request or to my email address [email address].

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sean Wilson