Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywB.Coleman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

The Westminster Fund

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B.Coleman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif)

Dear Westminster City Council,

This, according to the website of Land Securities PlC:

" Westminster City Hall is a towering presence in SW1 and has been home to Westminster City Council ever since it was built in 1965.

As well as being our customer, they are also our partner. Land Securities is a key contributor to the Westminster Fund – an innovative collaboration between companies, local residents, public sector bodies and private investors to generate money for local causes. Established in 2009 with Land Securities as the founding donor, the fund is playing a big role in areas such as education and skills, housing and homelessness, and helping young people not in education or employment."

http://www.landsecuritieslondon.com/port...

Please provide all written agreements that exist between Land Securities and WCC relating to the "Westminster Fund".

Yours faithfully,

B.Coleman

Westminster City Council

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Request Details: Dear Westminster City Council,

This, according to the website of Land Securities PlC:

" Westminster City Hall is a towering presence in SW1 and has been
home to Westminster City Council ever since it was built in 1965.

As well as being our customer, they are also our partner. Land
Securities is a key contributor to the Westminster Fund - an
innovative collaboration between companies, local residents, public
sector bodies and private investors to generate money for local
causes. Established in 2009 with Land Securities as the founding
donor, the fund is playing a big role in areas such as education
and skills, housing and homelessness, and helping young people not
in education or employment."

http://www.landsecuritieslondon.com/port...

Please provide all written agreements that exist between Land
Securities and WCC relating to the "Westminster Fund".

Yours faithfully,

B.Coleman

FOI Reference Number: 9869
Target Completion Date: 11/01/2013

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Gadawodd B.Coleman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) anodiad ()

Remember this?

"One of England's most high profile councils has confessed it may never recover millions of pounds lost because of serious failures in its corporate property department.

Two independent probes at Westminster Council found there was a danger of fraud and ‘other impropriety'in the department. The council has been advised to launch a further investigation to examine that risk.

Councillors have now been told that the investigation by forensic accountancy Pricewaterhouse Coopers, which included the team's work in issuing contracts for housing developments and the maintenance of council properties, identified four key areas that needed to be addressed. These included strengthening arrangements for contract monitoring and improving compliance with financial regulations.

The second investigation by Mouchel Parkman, which looked at six specific projects, revealed they cost £2 million more than it thought was reasonable. It found ‘significant anomalies' in some areas of fees charged by design consultants with some charges higher than market rates and the possibility there had been some double charging.

‘Clearly the council has suffered a loss in terms of failure to achieve full value for money on the build and consultancy costs and the likelihood is the bulk of this shortfall will be irrecoverable,' a summary report to be considered by councillors on Wednesday, said.

Nick Bell, director of finance, said: ‘Westminster Council recognises that we have fallen below the high standards we set and expect for financial and contract probity.

‘We have already taken immediate action to maintain and improve compliance procedures throughout the council and the action plan proposed will take this work further.'

Problems in the department were initially unearthed when plans to redevelop Berwick Street in Soho went
before the council's scrutiny committee at the end of January. Internal audits of other schemes then raised further questions.

One member of staff has been dismissed since the probe was launched (Inside Housing, 7 April). The dismissal was upheld at appeal.

Another member of staff has received a written warning and disciplinary investigations have been carried out into the conduct of three senior managers.

The council said its procurement code has been redrafted and now aims to set out clearly the rules that must be followed when any contract is being let.

It has also held 13 training sessions to help staff understand the council's financial regulations.

An interim manager has been appointed to the division with a brief to ‘instil a sense of professional procurement and contract management' and ensure high standards of practice.

Councillors were also told that the department's declaration of gifts and hospitality register should be reviewed annually by the deputy chief executive responsible for it."

http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/westminst...

FOI, Westminster City Council

Dear Mr Coleman

 

Thank you for your recent request to the council. You asked to be provided
with the following information:

 

Please provide all written agreements that exist between Land Securities
and WCC relating to the "Westminster Fund".

 

 

Response

 

Unfortunately, the Westminster Fund is not run by Westminster City
Council. Consequently, following a search of our records, the council can
confirm that there are no written agreements between the council and Land
Securities that relate to “Westminster Fund” and therefore information
that you have requested is not held by the council for the purposes of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Advice and Assistance

 

The Westminster Fund is not affiliated with Westminster City Council. It
is an endowment fund set up by Land Securities
[1]http://www.landsecurities.com/documentli...

 

Land Securities have confirmed that the Westminster Fund is administered
on their behalf by the London Community Foundation:
[2]http://www.londoncf.org.uk/

 

 

I am sorry we could not assist you further with regard to this matter.

 

For further information on the activities of the council, please refer to
our website: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Knowledge and Information Management Team
Information Services

Westminster City Council
10th Floor, East
City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6QP
Tel: 020 7641 3921
Fax: 020 7641 2872
Email: [4][Westminster City Council request email]
[5]www.westminster.gov.uk

 

 

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywB.Coleman (Ataliwyd y cyfrif) mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.