Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you tell me the total cost involved in staging the Colchester Oyster Ceremony on 1 September, 2017.

Please provide a breakdown of the following costings:

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Transport of people involved from Colchester to Cudmore Grove

The cost of the boat trip

Transport to the lunch venue

The cost of the lunch ceremony, including venue hire, food and drink

Transport back to Colchester

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The cost of any other expenses would also be appreciated.

I would also like to know which budget any expenditure comes out of.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Requester

Thank you for your request which has been logged under reference 344178.

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Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
Telephone: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you respond to my request. It is now past the legal timeframe from when I can expect a reply.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 24th August under reference 344178.

Costs recorded for the traditional Oyster Fisheries Opening Ceremony 2017 were as follows:

Transport from Colchester to Cudmore Grove, to the lunch venue and return:

Fixed-rate coach hire: £380.00

Marquee hire, food and drink for the Ceremony:

£604.22

Lunch including venue hire, food and drink:

£637.00

Specialist service hire (Oyster Shucker):

£200.00 (Invoice not yet received.)

Printing:

£52.00

The Ceremony did not include a boat trip.

The expenditure was from the Civic Budget approved by Full Council and was supplemented by payments made by attendees totalling £660.00.

Further information about the ceremony is published at http://www.colchester.gov.uk/article/209... .

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this request please contact me again quoting the reference given above.

Yours sincerely

Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council

Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
www.colchester.gov.uk

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