£400k for Rainhill

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

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am requesting the following information in relation to the Future High Streets Fund amount of £400k promised to Rainhill by the then Labour Party Councillor Joe De’Asha, and the then Labour Party Council Leader Derek Long, under their May 2019 election leaflets and associated press (copies and links available on request):

1) Which Central Government Department is responsible for the provision of the £400k and who is the Central Government Contact?

2) Who is the contact at St Helens Council, who can confirm receipt and management of the £400k?

3) What plans are approved or in place for approval for the expenditure of the £400k?

4) Who is the Contact at St Helens Council who is in control of the approved expenditure of the £400k?

5) What is the process for St Helens Council to create, and approve, the expenditure of the £400k for Rainhill?

6) What are the timescales for the full Design, Planning, and Implementation of the £400k for Rainhill?

The £400k has still not materialised, despite being “earmarked” as per the response to my previous FOI request. We have multiple projects that would benefit from this promised funding, which we would like to propose to St Helens Council. Please advise when Rainhill can expect these funds to be allocated to projects, and who to contact with regards to this.

Yours faithfully,
Kate Stevenson-Black

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Kate Stevenson-Black

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20200909-00377-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
04/09/2020 16:18:09 GDT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - B#400k for Rainhill

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, I am requesting the following
information in relation to the Future High Streets Fund amount of B#400k
promised to Rainhill by the then Labour Party Councillor Joe Deb .Asha,
and the then Labour Party Council Leader Derek Long, under their May 2019
election leaflets and associated press (copies and links available on
request): 1) Which Central Government Department is responsible for the
provision of the B#400k and who is the Central Government Contact? 2) Who
is the contact at St Helens Council, who can confirm receipt and
management of the B#400k? 3) What plans are approved or in place for
approval for the expenditure of the B#400k? 4) Who is the Contact at St
Helens Council who is in control of the approved expenditure of the
B#400k? 5) What is the process for St Helens Council to create, and
approve, the expenditure of the B#400k for Rainhill? 6) What are the
timescales for the full Design, Planning, and Implementation of the B#400k
for Rainhill? The B#400k has still not materialised, despite being b
.earmarkedb . as per the response to my previous FOI request. We have
multiple projects that would benefit from this promised funding, which we
would like to propose to St Helens Council. Please advise when Rainhill
can expect these funds to be allocated to projects, and who to contact
with regards to this. Yours faithfully, Kate Stevenson-Black
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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request '£400k for Rainhill'.

I have not received a response within the expected timescales.

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

Yours faithfully,

K S Black

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

This is my second request for an internal review. I have not received any update or responses to my previous FOI requests.

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

I am writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request '£400k for Rainhill'.

I have not received a response within the expected timescales.

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

Yours faithfully,

K S Black

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Kate Stevenson-Black

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20201204-00111-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
03/12/2020 08:30:37 GMT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - B#400k for
Rainhill

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, This is my second request for
an internal review. I have not received any update or responses to my
previous FOI requests. Please pass this on to the person who conducts
Freedom of Information reviews. I am writing to request an internal review
of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request
'B#400k for Rainhill'. I have not received a response within the expected
timescales. A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p... Yours faithfully, K S Black
-----Original Message----- Dear Kate Stevenson-Black Thank you for your
recent request for information, which will be treated as a request under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations
2004 (EIR). Your enquiry has been given a reference number
20200909-00377-1. Please quote this reference in any future correspondence
with us concerning this matter. If the information you are requesting
falls under EIR (see [1]here for more details) then a charge may be
applicable in line with [2]guidance from the Information Commissioner's
Office. Once your request has been reviewed you will be informed of an
appropriate charge that may be applied. In accordance with the Act, a
response will be sent to you within 20 working days from the date
following the receipt of the request or receipt of an applicable payment.
Kind regards, St. Helens Council 01744 676789 ------------------------
Original Email -------------- Received On: 04/09/2020 16:18:09 GDT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - B#400k for Rainhill Dear St
Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, I am requesting the following
information in relation to the Future High Streets Fund amount of B#400k
promised to Rainhill by the then Labour Party Councillor Joe Deb .Asha,
and the then Labour Party Council Leader Derek Long, under their May 2019
election leaflets and associated press (copies and links available on
request): 1) Which Central Government Department is responsible for the
provision of the B#400k and who is the Central Government Contact? 2) Who
is the contact at St Helens Council, who can confirm receipt and
management of the B#400k? 3) What plans are approved or in place for
approval for the expenditure of the B#400k? 4) Who is the Contact at St
Helens Council who is in control of the approved expenditure of the
B#400k? 5) What is the process for St Helens Council to create, and
approve, the expenditure of the B#400k for Rainhill? 6) What are the
timescales for the full Design, Planning, and Implementation of the B#400k
for Rainhill? The B#400k has still not materialised, despite being b
.earmarkedb . as per the response to my previous FOI request. We have
multiple projects that would benefit from this promised funding, which we
would like to propose to St Helens Council. Please advise when Rainhill
can expect these funds to be allocated to projects, and who to contact
with regards to this. Yours faithfully, Kate Stevenson-Black
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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. This is my 3rd request. I will now also engage with the ICO.

I am writing for the 3rd time on this request, 4th time over all requests on this subject, to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request '£400k for Rainhill'.

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

Yours faithfully,

K S Black

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Kate Stevenson-Black

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20201215-00100-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
11/12/2020 20:48:57 GMT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - B#400k for
Rainhill

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Please pass this on to the
person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. This is my 3rd
request. I will now also engage with the ICO. I am writing for the 3rd
time on this request, 4th time over all requests on this subject, to
request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'B#400k for Rainhill'. A full history of my FOI
request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this
address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...
Yours faithfully, K S Black
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St.Helens Council, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Stephenson-Black

 

Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

As you can appreciate, we have, to some extent been overtaken by events
responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the Council's
priorities.

 

Indeed, Covid-19 has been the most challenging emergency that the Council
has ever faced and alongside our partners and communities has seen us
react at speed to limit the spread of the virus, protect the health of our
residents, ensure that the most vulnerable persons are safe and properly
cared for and provide an array of vital support functions to/for
individuals and businesses. 

 

The ongoing financial, social and wider economic impact of the pandemic
will be the greatest test yet. The scale of which cannot be
underestimated.

 

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the Council's financial
position and significant uncertainties still exist. The Council has had to
progress emergency budget measures during 2020/21 aligned to the Reset and
Recovery phase of the Council's Covid-19 response, with all services
included in the review.

 

This review will need to incorporate the extent to which resources are
available to be redirected to reset and recovery activity aligned to
borough priorities around Children's, Growth and Economy and Health and
Integrated Care. 

 

Everyone will appreciate the the impact of Covid-19 has delivered a hugh
challenge to the viability of town centres, and many of our businesses
will struggle to continue to operate in this environment without
significant intervention. For that reason, the Council will rightly be
looking to find flexible ways to retain economic, social and cultural
activity in our town and district centres, as well as looking towards
reshaping them for the future.

 

Given these circumstances you will appreciate the need for the Council to
reassess its plans and commitments alongside the work to reshape a
strategy and vision for the borough.

 

Yours sincerely

B.Latham

If you disagree with our decision or are otherwise unhappy with how we
have dealt with your request, in the first instance please write to St
Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens,
Merseyside WA10 1HP.
Should you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right under
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the
decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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Dear St.Helens Council,

Thank-you for the eventual response.

Your response does not address my original question as to the funds promised on the election leaflet: “Joe and Barrie secure £400k to refurbish the village”, stated on the Labour election leaflet. The leaflet states that the £400k funds have been received and are available immediately.

The election leaflets state that the £400k is “secured” from the “new Future High Streets Fund”. This is prior to COVID-19. We appreciate the current climate, however, if you are announcing and providing £2m capital revenue to Earlestown Town Hall during the COVID situation, your response to Rainhill’s £400k query, is duly up for debate.

For the record, my surname is “Stevenson” not “Stephenson”.

Yours sincerely,

Kate

K S Black

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Kate Stevenson-Black

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210302-00368-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
20/02/2021 00:30:54 GMT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - B#400k for
Rainhill

Dear St.Helens Council, Thank-you for the eventual response. Your response
does not address my original question as to the funds promised on the
election leaflet: b .Joe and Barrie secure B#400k to refurbish the
villageb ., stated on the Labour election leaflet. The leaflet states that
the B#400k funds have been received and are available immediately. The
election leaflets state that the B#400k is b .securedb . from the b .new
Future High Streets Fundb .. This is prior to COVID-19. We appreciate the
current climate, however, if you are announcing and providing B#2m capital
revenue to Earlestown Town Hall during the COVID situation, your response
to Rainhillb .s B#400k query, is duly up for debate. For the record, my
surname is b .Stevensonb . not b .Stephensonb .. Yours sincerely, Kate K S
Black -----Original Message----- Dear Ms Stephenson-Black Apologies for
the delay in responding to your request. As you can appreciate, we have,
to some extent been overtaken by events responding to the Covid-19
pandemic and its impact on the Council's priorities. Indeed, Covid-19 has
been the most challenging emergency that the Council has ever faced and
alongside our partners and communities has seen us react at speed to limit
the spread of the virus, protect the health of our residents, ensure that
the most vulnerable persons are safe and properly cared for and provide an
array of vital support functions to/for individuals and businesses. The
ongoing financial, social and wider economic impact of the pandemic will
be the greatest test yet. The scale of which cannot be underestimated. The
pandemic has had a significant impact on the Council's financial position
and significant uncertainties still exist. The Council has had to progress
emergency budget measures during 2020/21 aligned to the Reset and Recovery
phase of the Council's Covid-19 response, with all services included in
the review. This review will need to incorporate the extent to which
resources are available to be redirected to reset and recovery activity
aligned to borough priorities around Children's, Growth and Economy and
Health and Integrated Care. Everyone will appreciate the the impact of
Covid-19 has delivered a hugh challenge to the viability of town centres,
and many of our businesses will struggle to continue to operate in this
environment without significant intervention. For that reason, the Council
will rightly be looking to find flexible ways to retain economic, social
and cultural activity in our town and district centres, as well as looking
towards reshaping them for the future. Given these circumstances you will
appreciate the need for the Council to reassess its plans andB commitments
alongside the workB to reshape a strategy and vision for the borough.
Yours sincerely B.Latham If you disagree with our decision or are
otherwise unhappy with how we have dealt with your request, in the first
instance please write to St Helens Council, Internal Audit, Town Hall,
Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1HP. Should you remain
dissatisfied with the outcome, you have the right under Section 50 of the
Freedom of Information Act to appeal against the decision by contacting
the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9
5AF. "This e-mail and any file transmitted with it are confidential,
subject to copyright and intended solely for the use of the individual or
entity to whom they are addressed. It may contain privileged information.
Any unauthorised review, use, disclosure, distribution or publication is
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sender by reply e-mail and destroy and delete the message and all copies
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to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or other
legal duty. Any views or opinions expressed within this email are those of
the author and may not necessarily reflect those of the Authority. No
contractual arrangement is intended to arise from this communication."
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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request '£400k for Rainhill.

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

Yours faithfully,

K S Black

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Stevenson-Black

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20210326-00293-1. Please
quote this reference in any future correspondence with us concerning this
matter.

If the information you are requesting falls under EIR (see [1]here for
more details) then a charge may be applicable in line with [2]guidance
from the Information Commissioner's Office. Once your request has been
reviewed you will be informed of an appropriate charge that may be
applied.

In accordance with the Act, a response will be sent to you within 20
working days from the date following the receipt of the request or receipt
of an applicable payment.

Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

------------------------ Original Email -------------- Received On:
19/03/2021 22:52:38 GMT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - B#400k for
Rainhill

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this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. I am
writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough
Council's handling of my FOI request 'B#400k for Rainhill. A full history
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Yours faithfully, K S Black
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