Cost of meeting between Mayor of Bristol, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and Faith Advisor

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Dear Bristol City Council,

In relation to FOI CRN00222772 -- https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m... --

The attendees of the meeting are noted as the following:
- Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees
- Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church
- Mayor’s Faith Advisor

a) Please can you provide a breakdown of the costs incurred for each participant, and supply invoices.
b) Who paid for each cost?
c) If the travel and other costs were not funded by Bristol City Council please note where this was declared in the Mayor's "gifts and hospitality" record, and the amount.
d) Please provide costs and invoices for the mayor's trip to Washington DC on this occasion.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #574196 email]]
Sent: 06 May 2019 07:19
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cost of meeting between Mayor of Bristol, Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and Faith Advisor

Dear Bristol City Council,

In relation to FOI CRN00222772 -- https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url... --

The attendees of the meeting are noted as the following:
- Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees
- Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church
- Mayor’s Faith Advisor

a) Please can you provide a breakdown of the costs incurred for each participant, and supply invoices.
b) Who paid for each cost?
c) If the travel and other costs were not funded by Bristol City Council please note where this was declared in the Mayor's "gifts and hospitality" record, and the amount.
d) Please provide costs and invoices for the mayor's trip to Washington DC on this occasion.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 07/05/2019

Your request number is CRN00225671

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Subject: FW: FOI Request CRN00225671 - Meetings in Washington with Kris Vallotton
 
Hello
 
Please send the following in response to this FOI request:  

 

 1. Please can you provide a breakdown of the costs incurred for each participant, and supply invoices.

 

Bristol City Council does not hold a record of any costs being incurred for these meetings.

 

 1. Who paid for each cost?

 

See above.

 

 1. If the travel and other costs were not funded by Bristol City Council please note where this was declared in the Mayor's "gifts and hospitality" record, and
the amount.

 

See above.

 

 1. Please provide costs and invoices for the mayor's trip to Washington DC on this occasion.

 

See table below for details and costs for this trip. Please note that all international travel data will soon be published on the Bristol City Council website.

 

   Date of Duration Destination Reason for travel Travel cost Accommodation cost Funding Funding
travel organisation
Meeting international city leaders at £962.23 flight, £150.73 for 1 night in a
5 Feb 2018 4 days Washington DC, USA gathering for International Prayer plus travel to/from hotel and 1 night in private Externally funded Bristol Church
Breakfast airport in UK accommodation Network
(total £47.90)

 
 
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Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Many thanks for your reply. I am worried that the following data you have provided, which is not formatted in a tabular way, could be misunderstood. It is already difficult to read:

Date of Duration Destination Reason for travel Travel cost Accommodation cost Funding Funding
travel organisation
Meeting international city leaders at £962.23 flight, £150.73 for 1 night in a
5 Feb 2018 4 days Washington DC, USA gathering for International Prayer plus travel to/from hotel and 1 night in private Externally funded Bristol Church
Breakfast airport in UK accommodation Network
(total £47.90)

Would you please provide it in a readable format with headings and data appropriately represented? An excel file would seem more suitable.

Also, would you confirm that you are saying that the mayor's faith advisor travelled with him to Washington to attend these two meetings but that Bristol Council did not pay any costs for their stay or flight or anything related?

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

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Dear Ms Booth

 

It appears that when the response was received via
WhatDoTheyKnow.com, the table was lost. Please see attached the table
in PDF format.

 

Bristol City Council did not fund any costs associated with the Faith
Advisor's attendance at these meetings. 

Yours sincerely

Rob

Customer Relations Team

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