Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Could you please provide the total cost for the training course attended by the now departed SKDC, ex-CEO Aida Rave. I understand the course took place in late 2018 in Boston, Mass, USA.

I understand the course was called 'Future Visioning'

Could you itemise the costs please & provide the full amount spent.

Flights & Travel
Accommodation, Meals & Expenses
Cost of Training Course
Miscellaneous Expenses & Costs

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Could you please respond to this request. It is overdue and SKDC continue to fail many timescales or replies given under FOI.

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

SKDC Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Thank you for your email.

This is due a response by today 18/11/2019, so we have forwarded your email to the person dealing with it.

If you need to contact us further about this matter in the future please do so using the contact details below

Regards,
Your Customer Services Team

South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices, St. Peter’s Hill
Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ
Tel: 01476 40 60 80
Email: [email address]
www.southkesteven.gov.uk

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Dear SKDC Customer Services,

Could you provide a substantive reason for the delay please.

Yours sincerely,

P A GADD

Dear South Kesteven District Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of South Kesteven District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cost of CEO Training Course Future Visioning'.

SKDC have failed to respond and have failed at every stage, hardly a transparent organisation.

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

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Gadd,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 Information Request Acknowledgement

Reference No: 1648169

Thank you for your request for information, this has been registered with us on 21/10/2019 15:57:17

Your request has now been assigned to the relevant department. We will provide you with a response within 20 working days, in this case no later than (18/11/2019 15:57:17).

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Yours sincerely
South Kesteven District Council
Customer Service Department

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Gadd

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1648169

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 21/10/2019. A summary of your request is as follows:

Request Summary

Seeking information on the cost of a training course for former chief executive Aidan Rave

Our response is:

The costs to SKDC for the "Future Visioning" course for Aidan Rave were as follows:

1) Cost (and dates) of return flights to and from Heathrow to Boston

Dates of flights were outbound: 27th October 2018 returned:1st November 2018

Cost of flights to SKDC were: £1088.31

2) Cost of course fees

Cost of the full programme to SKDC was £3900 for 4 block session (2x 24hours over 2 days, 2x 4 days) accommodation was included in the price for all sessions

3) Cost of accommodation

SKDC paid for one additional night on the 27th October 2018 due to the time that the Heathrow to Boston flight arrived in the states cost of this to SKDC was £269.00

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact either myself or

Ms Shahin Ismael, Monitoring Officer, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ, telephone 01476 406080.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Address (head office)

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

http://www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Mrs Claire Morgan

Senior Management Accountant

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr GADD,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1674718

Firstly I would like to send our apologies that your FOI was not responded to within the 20 working days.

Prior to your email we have recently reviewed the current FOI process and have made some internal changes which will improve our processes to ensure that FOIs are responded to accurately and within a timely manner in accordance with legislation. This improved process will be implemented at the end of January 2020.

I understand that you have now received the information you requested.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

[email address]

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Further information about freedom of information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Stacy Carter

Data Protection Support Officer

South Kesteven District Council