Monies paid to Ambassador Theatre Group to manage Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Dear Aylesbury Vale District Council,

Can you please list the all the payments made by the council – including any business rates – to Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) in order to run the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, dating back to 2010?

In addition, as the council recently recently reached a deal with ATG to reduce its subsidy of the theatre over the next five years, please state exactly how much the subsidy will be reduced to by 2020, and list the amount of every future annual payment that has already been agreed. Again, please include any and all business rates.

Yours faithfully,

David Hutchison

Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Dear Mr Hutchison

Thank you for your information request received on 26 October 2015.

We confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and / or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and/or the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) - depending upon the scope of the request

Kind regards

Wendy Baillie
Information and Administration Officer
IT Division
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP19 8FF

01296 585771 ext. 5771

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Dear Mr Hutchison

 

Please find attached the response to your recent Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

Wendy Baillie

Information and Administration Officer

IT Division

The Gateway

Gatehouse Road

Aylesbury

Bucks

HP19 8FF

 

01296 585771 ext. 5771

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Dear Aylesbury Vale District Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Aylesbury Vale District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Monies paid to Ambassador Theatre Group to manage Aylesbury Waterside Theatre'.

I'm not happy with the justification that publication of details of the council's new funding agreement is "commercially sensitive/confidential information", as this contradicts the council's previous stance.

The council has previously published all yearly totals paid to ATG in management fees, so I do not why that information becomes "commercially sensitive" when it comes to the new 6-year funding deal.

Indeed, several weeks ago the council issued a press release saying that the management fee will be reduced over a five year period (see here: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/news/...). If the council is happy to publish that information, I do not understand why it is unwilling to reveal proof of precisely how much less it will be paying ATG.

If, following a review, the council is still unwilling to publish financial details of the new deal (which will paid for by public funds), I will escalate my concern to the Information Commissioner's office.

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

Yours faithfully,

David Hutchison

Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Dear Mr Hutchison,

Your request for an internal review has been logged and passed to the relevant department for a response.

Kind regards

Geraldine Nash
Information Governance Officer
IT Division
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP19 8FF
Te; 01296 585771 Ext: 5771

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Dear Mr Hutchison,

Please find attached a response to your request.

Kind regards

Emma Burton
Information and Administrative Officer
IT Division
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP19 8FF
Tel 01296 585771 Ext: 5771

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