Common Good funds: assets, value and spending

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Dear East Ayrshire Council,

Please treat this email as a Freedom of Information request.

I understand that the council must put together a Common Good Asset register and specific account for Common Good funds.

In this context, I would be grateful if you could supply the following information from the council:

1. The Net Asset Value of the Common Good Funds administered by the council in these financial years:
* 2007/08
* 2012/13
* 2017/18
* 2020/21
* 2021/22 (if known)

2. The online location of all available Common Good accounts for the council.

3. The online location of the Common Good funds asset register. If it is not online, then please supply it in an excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

4. An itemised breakdown of all debits from the Common Good account for the last three financial years where finalised records are available, showing the recipient, and summary purpose of each debit. This should be supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

5. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that have been sold or otherwise removed from the accounts in the last three financial years where finalised records are available. This should show the revenue raised by the sale, and details of the buyer. In the case of assets that were otherwise removed from the Common Good fund, please provide a short summary explanation of why they were removed. This should be supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

6. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that have been added to the register in the last three financial years where finalised records are available. This should include the value of the asset and a description or location of the asset, and the date it was added. This should be supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

7. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that are currently leased to other organisations, including other council departments or public sector bodies. This list should include summary details of the start and end date of the lease, the lease holder, and the annual revenue that is raised from the lease. This should be supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Freedom Of Information, East Ayrshire Council

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Gibson, Robert, East Ayrshire Council

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Dear Mr Tibbitt,

 

I refer to your email dated 19 April 2022.

 

I can confirm that we are treating your request in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Please find below our reply.

 

1. The Net Asset Value of the Common Good Funds administered by the
council in these financial years:

 

* 2007/08 £0.223m

* 2012/13 £0.207m

* 2017/18 £0.379m

* 2020/21 £0.384m

* 2021/22 £0.385m

 

These figures specifically relate to current assets at 31 March each year.

 

2. The online location of all available Common Good accounts for the
council.

 

Contained as part of the Council's annual accounts accessed by the link
below.

 

[1]https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/Council...

 

3. The online location of the Common Good funds asset register. If it is
not online, then please supply it in an excel format, or another machine
readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

 

Excel spreadsheet attached breaking down balance sheet figure into
individual assets as at 31 March 2022.

 

4. An itemised breakdown of all debits from the Common Good account for
the last three financial years where finalised records are available,
showing the recipient, and summary purpose of each debit. This should be
supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open
format. It should not be supplied in pdf format files.

 

Nil

 

5. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that have been sold or
otherwise removed from the accounts in the last three financial years
where finalised records are available. This should show the revenue raised
by the sale, and details of the buyer. In the case of assets that were
otherwise removed from the Common Good fund, please provide a short
summary explanation of why they were removed. This should be supplied in
Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It
should not be supplied in pdf format files.

 

Nil

 

6. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that have been added to the
register in the last three financial years where finalised records are
available. This should include the value of the asset and a description or
location of the asset, and the date it was added. This should be supplied
in Microsoft excel format, or another machine readable, open format. It
should not be supplied in pdf format files.

 

Nil

 

7. An itemised list of any Common Good assets that are currently leased to
other organisations, including other council departments or public sector
bodies. This list should include summary details of the start and end date
of the lease, the lease holder, and the annual revenue that is raised from
the lease. This should be supplied in Microsoft excel format, or another
machine readable, open format. It should not be supplied in pdf format
files.

 

Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

I trust that this information proves helpful.  Also attached is a leaflet
that confirms your rights with regards to making a freedom of information
request to East Ayrshire Council.

 

Regards,

 

Robert Gibson

Freedom of Information Team

East Ayrshire Council

 

Email : [2][email address]

 

 

 

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