Beach Huts

R Thurlow made this Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District Council,

I have received a letter from you saying that the beach huts at Sidmouth are to be managed "as normal".

For the sake of clarity, please explain what "as normal" is

Please explain how the annual rental costs of a beach hut are constituted, and if these are based on the construction cost, the amortization period, and the profit, and if so, what these figures are.

Please explain how the costs of £250 of the beach huts at Budleigh and Seaton are calculated.

Yours faithfully,

R J Thurlow

East Devon District Council

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East Devon District Council

Dear Mr Thurlow,

Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to your query below.

You asked:
I have received a letter from you saying that the beach huts at Sidmouth are to be managed "as normal".

For the sake of clarity, please explain what "as normal" is

Please explain how the annual rental costs of a beach hut are constituted, and if these are based on the construction cost, the amortization period, and the profit, and if so, what these figures are.

Please explain how the costs of £250 of the beach huts at Budleigh and Seaton are calculated.

Our response:
The use of the word "normal" confirms that there will be no change to the current position at this time in relation to how the beach hut licences are managed.

A report outlining beach hut charging and income was presented to Cabinet in January and can be accessed here http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/1202492/07... Agenda item 15

No further information is held in relation to the calculation of the costs of the beach huts at Budleigh and Seaton.

I hope this is helpful.

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Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

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P Freeman left an annotation ()

I really cannot believe that "No further information is held in relation to the calculation of the costs of the beach huts at Budleigh and Seaton."

There must be historical accounting information held by the council. There must have been some work done in the past to determine the prices for beach huts, and there must have been some documentation for the formal decision agreeing those prices.