Dear Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council,
The controlling party has made a commitment to ensure the cinema remains open, by implication, in perpetuity and without proviso.
1) Does legislation allow it to subsidise the cinema in any way it chooses directly or indirectly?This would include for example, rate relief, interest-free loans etc. etc.
2) If the cinema is running at a financial loss, does the agreement with the owners force them to keep it trading regardless?

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

Faye Biddles, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

Dear J Newman

 

Re: Freedom of Information request. Our ref: 5812

I acknowledge your request for information received on 13 August 2019.

 

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Dear Mr Newman

 

Re: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”). Our
ref: 5812

 

Thank you for your request under the FOIA relating to Cineworld in The
Crescent, Hinckley. Please see our responses to your questions below:

 

1)    Does legislation allow it to subsidise the cinema in any way it
chooses directly or indirectly? This would include for example, rate
relief, interest-free loans etc. etc. 

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council are not able to advise on questions
relating to legislation.

 

2)    If the cinema is running at a financial loss, does the agreement
with the owners force them to keep it trading regardless?

     This does not form part of a freedom of information request as it is
based upon hypothetical circumstances.

 

I hope that this satisfies your query.

 

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FOIA for your own personal purposes or non-commercial research, private
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If you are dissatisfied with the handling of our request, you may write
to: Julie Kenny, Director of Corporate Services, Hinckley & Bosworth
Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10
0FR. Please ask that your request be reviewed under the council’s internal
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Should you remain dissatisfied following an appeal, you may write to the
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Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
appeals process provided by the council.

 

Kind regards

 

Natalie Browne

Communications and Freedom of Information Support Officer

The Hinckley Hub

Rugby Road

Leics, LE10 0FR

[email address]

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