Common Good funds: assets, value and spending

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Dear Renfrewshire 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

FOI, Renfrewshire Council

Freedom of Information Application - Acknowledgement IG220510

Thank you for your enquiry, received by the Council on 20th April 2022.

I am writing to inform you that your application for information is being dealt with under the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, 2002. Section 10(1) of the Act stipulates that enquiries must be dealt with within twenty working days of receipt. However, we will endeavour to answer your enquiry as soon as possible.

Regards

Renfrewshire Council

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Andrew Connor, Renfrewshire Council

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Dear Mr Tibbitt

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (″the Act″)

 

Renfrewshire Council received your request for information on 20 April.

 

 

Information Requested

 

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 Information not retained. I am providing notice under Section 17
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 that the Council does
not hold the information requested and so, is unable to comply with your
request. 
* 2012/13 £28.2m
* 2017/18 £35.4m – [2]link to accounts on Renfrewshire Council website
* 2020/21 £39.8m – [3]link to accounts on Renfrewshire Council website
* 2021/22 (if known) Not yet available, but will be published in the
accounts in June 2022.

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

Annual Accounts for the past five years can be found on Renfrewshire
Council’s website at the following link: [4]Annual accounts and key facts
and figures - Renfrewshire Website

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.

 

[5]Common Good Register (renfrewshire.gov.uk)

The website file location is Home>Services>Community and living>Community
Empowerment>Common Good Property

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.

 

As attached

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.

 

There have been no Common Good assets sold or otherwise removed in the
last three financial years.

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.

There have been no Common Good assets added in the last three financial
years.

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.

 

This information is detailed in the Common Good Asset Register [6]Common
Good Register (renfrewshire.gov.uk)

The website file location is Home>Services>Community and living>Community
Empowerment>Common Good Property

 

 

 

Review Procedure

 

If you are unhappy 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 procedures is attached at Appendix I.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Andy Connor

 

Records Manager

Legal & Democratic Services

 

 

 

 

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