Barnham Broom

Richard Woods made this Freedom of Information request to Breckland District Council

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Dear Breckland District Council,

Dear Sir/Madam

I request information on the success of your council's investment in Barnham Broom Country Club and Golf Course; in particular the rate of return through rents that has been achieved, a statement on the actual rent being charged currently, and an indication of outstanding amounts that may have accrued.

I would also request a full list of those members and officers of Breckland Council who have declared an interest in the country club or golf club.

I would appreciate an update on the information supplied as below in 2009: Dear Stuart Hardwicke Carruthers, please find below details as requested
within your email of the 31 August 2009.

Since Aug 2006 expenditure has been £7,937,000

Since Aug 2006 income has been £1,440,000

There have also been minor costs relating to professional advice as and
when required.

Yours faithfully

Richard Woods

Allen, Sue,

Dear Mr. Woods,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request – Barnham Broom

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 28^th January,
2012.

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

 

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font
size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large
print, etc. then please let me know.

 

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an
assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal.

 

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then
they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

 

There may a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and
you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be
paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day
time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Freedom of
Information Officer at Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke,
Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE, telephone 01362 656870, e-mail
[Breckland District Council request email].

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF: telephone 01625 545700;
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Mrs. Susan Allen| Standards Officer/Chairman's Secretary| Breckland
Council

Office: 01362 656870

[2][email address] | [3]www.breckland.gov.uk

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…Still the lowest district council tax in the UK

 

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Allen, Sue,

Dear Mr. Woods,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

 

Your request for information received on 28^th January, 2012 has now been
considered and Breckland Council’s response is below.  As your request
covered two areas within the Council, namely Asset Management and
Democratic Services, I have shown below the information obtained from the
service areas.

 

Asset Management

 

Rate of Return - The rate of return that has been achieved to date is
5.38%.

Actual rent being charged – The rent being charged is the rent reserved in
the lease i.e. £480,000.00.

Arrears - The current arrears between the landlord and tenant would be a
matter of commercial sensitivity.  Accordingly the qualified exemption
contained in Section 43 of the FOIA applies.

 

Democratic Services

 

There has been one member who has declared an interest in the country club
or golf club.  That is Councillor Claussen.  There have been no members of
staff declare any interest.

 

If you have any queries or concerns or wish to complain about the handling
of your request, then please contact the Freedom of Information Officer at
Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19
1EE, e-mail [Breckland District Council request email].

 

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625 545700;
[1]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Mrs. Susan Allen| Standards Officer/Chairman's Secretary| Breckland
Council

Office: 01362 656870

[2][email address] | [3]www.breckland.gov.uk

[4][email address] /
[5][email address].uk /[6][Breckland District Council request email]

 

…Still the lowest district council tax in the UK

 

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Dear Allen, Sue,

Many thanks for the information. I understand the restriction regarding commercial confidentiality but believe it conflicts with the public duty of transparency. I shall raise it with the Ombudsman as a general principle.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Woods