Charge to Event Promoters For Use of Platt Fields Park - 11th and 12th June 2010

Mr T Blackwell made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Mr T Blackwell

Dear Manchester City Council,

Please could you advise me of the figure being charged to the promoters of the two events due to take place in Platt Fields Park on the 11th and 12th of June 2010, for their use of the park over that period as well as the periods before and afterwards where much of the park has been made unavailable to the public.

Could you please also advise me of the measures taken, if any, to ensure that the funds raised will be spent on the area of Manchester where Platt Fields is located (Fallowfield, Rusholme and Moss Side being the adjacent wards), and indeed on the park itself.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Blackwell

Kathy Clayton, Manchester City Council

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Please see the attached acknowledgement to your recent FOI request:-

Regards ... Kathy

Kathy Clayton

Policy Officer
Manchester Leisure
Belle Vue Centre
Pink Bank Lane
Manchester
M12 5GL

Tel: +44 (0)161 953 2464
Fax: +44 (0)161 953 2490
Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

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Kathy Clayton, Manchester City Council

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Please see the attached response to your recent FOI request:-

Regards ... Kathy

Kathy Clayton

Policy Officer
Manchester Leisure
Belle Vue Centre
Pink Bank Lane
Manchester
M12 5GL

Tel: +44 (0)161 953 2464
Fax: +44 (0)161 953 2490
Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

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Mr T Blackwell

Dear Manchester City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Manchester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Charge to Event Promoters For Use of Platt Fields Park - 11th and 12th June 2010'.

Whilst I am grateful for the information provided, the charge stated was a general indication, and it is unclear to me how this applies to the specific events in the request.

As you will be aware the request related to two events over two days, with differing capacities (15000 and 20000 on the respective dates). In addition a large section of the park was closed for a considerable period while the event setup took place.

Please could you clarify how this is reflected in the charges? Is the stated charge a one-off charge regardless of the period of park closure (which would seem a little unreasonable)? Does it apply to a certain period of time (eg a daily charge) or is it per event?

Please could you explain how the per-head charge applies in the context of the events specified in the request?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ch...

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Blackwell

Kathy Clayton, Manchester City Council

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Please see the attached:-

Regards ... Kathy

Kathy Clayton

Policy Officer
Manchester Leisure
Belle Vue Centre
Pink Bank Lane
Manchester
M12 5GL

Tel: +44 (0)161 953 2464
Fax: +44 (0)161 953 2490
Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

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Mr T Blackwell

Dear Kathy,

Thank you very much for the assistance of both yourself and everyone else involved in the response.

Your replies are much appreciated by myself and my friends in the local community.

Yours sincerely,

Mr T Blackwell