To the information officer,

I am emailing to request information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each of the following financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 (up to the date on which you received this request) I request the following information:

A) The total amount of capital receipts (in £) received by the council following the disposal of any type of asset

B) A breakdown of the use of capital receipts within each financial year by the following three categories:
i)To help meet the cost of borrowing related to capital expenditure
ii)To invest in new capital expenditure
iii) To finance the revenue costs of service reform (as introduced in March 2016 - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...)
iv) Other

C) A list of service reforms financed through capital receipts since flexible use of capital receipts was introduced in March 2016, including:
i) The date the reform began
ii) The amount (in £) of capital receipts used
iii) The savings target at the time
iv) The % of that savings target which has been met to-date

D) The amount of capital receipts (in £) used to meet the cost of redundancies made (or in the process of being made) by the council during each financial year

E) The number of redundancies made by the local authority in each financial year broken down by the service they relate to

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet, with the points above as the column headers if possible

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need clarification please contact me. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

freedom, Medway Council

Dear Customer
Thank you for contacting Medway Council. This response is to acknowledge your email has been received. If this is an initial request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, you can expect to receive a response within 20 working days.
If your email relates to a current request for information, your email will be forwarded to the relevant case officer.
Should your email be because you are dissatisfied with the way we have processed your request the Council has an internal review process and your email will be forwarded to the Information Governance Team for review, you should receive a response within 20 working days.
If you remain dissatisfied you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioners' Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk/concerns
Thank you

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

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Dear freedom of information team,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request dated 27 July 2018.
By law the council should have responded promptly and by 28 August 2018.
Could you provide an update as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

freedom, Medway Council

Good morning Mr Davies,

Please accept Medway Council's apology for the late response to your Freedom of Information request, the relevant department has been emailed to see when the response will be sent out to you.

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed. It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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Dear freedom of information team,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI, relating to capital receipts and redundancies, request dated 27 July 2018.

By law the council should have responded promptly and by 28 August 2018, 20 days ago. I have since sent a follow-up email requesting a response without success.

Could you provide me with an update by 5pm today (September 17) or I will have no choice but to submit a complaint to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

freedom, Medway Council

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Dear Mr Davies,

Please see attached an acknowledgement to your internal review request

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed.  It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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Ms Williams,

I have just received an email to say I have requested an internal review of my FOI request.

I absolutely have not requested an internal review.

I have asked for the information I requested several months ago, which is significantly overdue, to be provided to me as soon as possible.

Please acknowledge that I have not requested a review, then supply me with an update telling me when I will receive the information. This response will be forwarded to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

freedom, Medway Council

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your email, we have sent a chaser email to the team today.

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed.  It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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freedom, Medway Council

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Dear Mr Davies ,

 

Please accept Medway Council’s apology for the delay in sending our
response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Please see attached Medway Council’s response

 

Kind regards

 

Kayleigh Williams

Information Governance Apprentice

Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council

Gun Wharf

Dock Road

Chatham

ME4 4TR

[1]www.medway.gov.uk

[2][Medway Council request email]

01634 332044

 

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted
information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is
addressed.  It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and
should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a
contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and
Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please
notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you
must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the
information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted
immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept
any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any
attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council
and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording
and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

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Ms Williams,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

I had one thing I wanted to clarify.

You say the council has made no redundancies during the period in question.

Are you sure? This is surprising.

To clarify I was referring to all redundancies, and not just those funded by capital receipts.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

freedom, Medway Council

Dear Mr Davies,

I have emailed the team to clarify you query

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed.  It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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organisationalchange, Medway Council

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Dear Mr Davies,

 

My apologies for the mix up with your FOI request. Please find complete
redundancy information on the attached.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Organisational Change

 

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