Cost of Swishing Party Video

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Andrew Armstrong

Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Please can you tell me how much the total production cost to film the following Swishing Party video:

I would also like to know which budget this came from please.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Armstrong

Andrew Armstrong

Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

Please can you acknowledge the receipt of this request.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Armstrong

Andrew Armstrong

Dear Lambeth Borough Council,

This FOI request has been with you for a week now. Please respond and acknowledge that you have received this, as well as updating as to when I can expect a reply.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Armstrong

FoI, Lambeth Borough Council

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Kinnear,Christine, Lambeth Borough Council

Dear Mr Armstrong,

Thank you for your enquiry.

The swishing video is one of a range of projects that form Concerto, an EU
funded initiative that provides Lambeth with access to £1.6m funding to
deliver a variety of sustainable building and community engagement
projects. In order to unlock the £1.6 million of funding from Concerto,
which focuses on large-scale projects such as energy efficient
refurbishments of housing estates, Lambeth had to demonstrate how it
encourages small scale localized projects, hence the swishing party video.

The aim of the video is to encourage more swishing parties to take place.
The subject of swishing was agreed upon as it encourages the re-use of
materials, which reduces waste while saving residents money and brings
people together. The total filming and production cost apportioned to the
swishing video was £1072. Lambeth is entitled to a 50% grant towards
this cost from the Concerto grant fund. Therefore, the cost to the
council's Housing, Environment and Regeneration budget is £536.

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Andrew Armstrong

Dear Kinnear,Christine,

Many thanks for this information - this has been most useful.

I was only requesting the cost of the video, and not an attempt to justify it. This is for local politicians to do.

You serve your masters well.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Armstrong

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