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Transformation Services  
Town Hall 
(01723) 232304 
St Nicholas Street 
0870 238 4159 
YO11 2HG 
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Strategic Director – Hilary Jones 
Mr T Thorne 
Your Ref: 
29 May 2012 
Dear Mr Thorne 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA2019 
I refer to your recent request which was dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 
2000 (FOIA). You have now requested additional information on two of the issues raised 
I have taken your additional two queries to be an extension to your original FoI request 
Question Answer 
1. I need more information for question 9.  For security reasons the iPads will not connect 
to our local area network (LAN).  Therefore the 
What are the expected installation costs  LAN suitability testing, file transfer servers and 
for the iPads? Normally when new IT  network management mentioned in your 
equipment is brought into use it requires  question has not been required.  Instead 
testing on local networks to see if it is  Members will use 3G or Wifi to obtain the 
suitable, the network may need 
meeting documents they require via the web 
reconfiguring to accept those devices  and, the set of apps mentioned in the first 
and other new devices (such as Wireless  response, have been selected to allow them to 
Access Points and Network Management  access, view, annotate and save these 
and/or File Transfer Servers) will need to  documents.  Members can then bring all the 
be     bought, installed and commissioned  necessary documents to Committee meetings 
so the new IT equipment will be able to  on their iPads. 
function as expected 
To help facilitate this process four Wifi Access 
Points (WAP) have been installed across the 
Council Chamber, Committee and Civic rooms.  
As mentioned above these are independent of 
our network and connect directly to the internet.  
The WAP’s cost £237 each unit; to which 
installation, control and internal ICT staff time 
would add about another £750 (one-off cost 
covering all 4 units). 
2. You didn't provide any information for  The provision of Member iPad training has 
the question 10.  
been undertaken internally as part of the normal 
ongoing training we provide to all Members.  
What are the expected training costs for  Training has been planned & put together in-
the iPads?.  I require the full costs of any  house using the expertise already in place 
training incurred by SBC staff, this will  within our ICT section.  There have been no 

include external courses they attended  external courses attended by staff or Members, 
which is inclusive of     hotel, food and  therefore none of the expenses such as fees, 
travel costs where applicable. Also hotels, food or travel mentioned in your query 
required is the amount of time SBC staff  apply. 
will be spending on training the elected    
members and SBC officers and a cost  Members will receive iPad familiarisation and 
value for that time 
app training in small groups.  Each session will 
take about 4-hours in total with group sizes kept 
to a maximum of 5-6 Members.  This kind of 
training is part of the normal support offered to 
Members to ensure they are able to use 
modern business technology, are aware of all 
relevant legislation and properly equipped to 
carry out their duties.  However, as you have 
specifically asked for a value to be put on 
training; each iPad training session (5-6 
Members) will cost about £80 (based on officer 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish 
to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to David Kitson, 
Senior Solicitor, Legal and Support Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, 
North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG or email 
If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply directly to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner’s Office 
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by 
Scarborough Borough Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The 
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 
5AF. Tel: 01625 545745 Fax: 01625 524510 Web:
Yours sincerely 
Paul Hill 
Transformation Programme Manager