Common Good funds: assets, value and spending

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Dear Inverclyde 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

Inverclyde Council

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Dear

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 19/04/2022 requesting
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and I
confirm that this matter is being dealt with.

 

In terms of the Act, a response will be issued to you within 20 working
days of the date of receipt of your request being received.

Inverclyde Council is obliged to comply with current data protection laws.
Further information on how the Council uses your information can be found
at [1]www.inverclyde.gov.uk/privacy - the Freedom of Information and
Environmental Information Request Privacy Notice explains this in more
detail.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Administration

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Dear Mr Tibbett

 

I refer to your email of 19 April 2022 requesting that the following
information be provided to you:

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 forma.  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 can confirm that the Council holds the information that you are
requesting.

However, some of the information is covered by exemptions, please see the
attached Refusal Notice,

The information which you have requested is attached and set out below.

 

1. The Net Asset Value of the Common Good Funds administered by the
council in these financial years: from 2007/09 , 2012/13, 2017/18 and
2020/21 & 2021/22 (if known)

Response please see the attached links:

·       [1]Audited Annual Accounts - Inverclyde Council

·       [2]Common Good Asset Register - Inverclyde Council

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

Response please see the attached links:

·       [3]Audited Annual Accounts - Inverclyde Council

·       [4]Common Good Asset Register - Inverclyde 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.

Response please see the attached links:

·       [5]Audited Annual Accounts - Inverclyde Council

·       [6]Common Good Asset Register - Inverclyde Council

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.

Response See the attached file and refer to the Refusal Notice as some
data has not been released.

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.

Response please see the attached links:

·       [7]Audited Annual Accounts - Inverclyde Council

·       [8]Common Good Asset Register - Inverclyde Council

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 forma.  It
should not be supplied in pdf format files. 

Response please see the attached links:

·       [9]Audited Annual Accounts - Inverclyde Council

·       [10]Common Good Asset Register - Inverclyde Council

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.  Response:  please see the attached file.  In respect of the term
"other organisations2 that are currently leased Common Good assets these
would be 

Port Glasgow Credit Union 1 John Wood Street

The Trust 7 ½ John Wood Street

Albert Road Boat Station let to David Gillies - on behalf of Scotsac Clyde
Branch.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the Council has dealt with
your request you are entitled to require the Council to review its
decision.  A copy of the Council’s review procedure is attached.

Further information on how the Council processes your information can be
found at [11]https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/privacy - the Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Request Privacy Notice explains
this in more detail.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance

Legal & Democratic Services

 
 

 

 

INVERCLYDE COUNCIL

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

 

Refusal Notice

 This Refusal Notice has been issued by Inverclyde Council in accordance
with Section 16 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the
Act).

 1. Applicant’s details:

Name:         Mr Ally Tibbetts               

Address:         [FOI #855781 email]

 1. Information requested:

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.

 

 

3. Refusal Notice issued by:

 

Name:            Carol Craig-McDonald

 

Service:         Legal & Democratic Services 

 

 1. Date: 16 May 2022

 

 1. Reason for refusal:

 

Inverclyde Council, in terms of Section 17(1) (b) of the Act, does not  
hold the requested information.
Inverclyde Council, in accordance with Section 18 (1) of the Act,
considers it contrary to the public interest to state whether or not the  
information exists or is held by the Council, 
Inverclyde Council does hold the requested information, but considers  
the request to be vexatious under Section 14 (1) of the Act.
Inverclyde Council does hold the requested information, but considers  
the request to be a repeated request under Section14 (2) of the Act.
Inverclyde Council, after giving reasonable assistance to the applicant,
cannot take the request any further as the applicant cannot describe the  
requested information in a way which enables the Council to identify and
locate it.
Inverclyde Council, after calculating projected costs for complying with
the request, consider the cost involved will exceed the prescribed limit  
as set out in the Fees Regulations (please see attached note outlining
what information could be provided below the prescribed amount).
Inverclyde Council has not received, within the statutory 3-month
period, the fee(s) as outlined in the fees notice sent to the applicant  
in accordance with Section 9 of the Act.
Inverclyde Council does hold the requested information, but the
information cannot be disclosed because the following exemption under X
Part 2 of the Act applies.

 Exemption: Section 38 (1)(b) Data Protection - Third Party Personal Data

 1. Why it applies:

Third Party Personal data is information from which an individual can
be identified. Information concerning the name of an individual
against some of the financial transactions is the Third Party personal
data of the individual concerned from which they can be identified.

 

Processing of personal data must be carried out lawfully and fairly.
We can identify no legal basis for disclosure of the individuals’
personal data. We do not have their consent to disclose their personal
data and to do so would be neither lawful nor fair.

 

If appropriate, why the public interest in withholding the information
outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.

 

 

 

 

 

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