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From: L Barnett

3 January 2010

Dear Powys Council,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to
receive the following information from your authority:

1. The name, frequency and distribution/circulation of your council
newspaper (by council newspaper I mean the most frequently
published newspaper or magazine intended for mass distribution
covering more than one topic)

2. How much it cost to produce and distribute said newspaper in the
last full financial year, and how much was budgeted from council
resources in the financial year 2009/2010

3. How much of that cost is offset by advertising

4. How much of that advertising, if any, comes from external
sources (ie not from your authority's budgets)?

5. Which other public sector partners pay to run advertising in
your newspaper, eg PCTs?

6. Whether recruitment advertising forms part of the advertising in
your newspaper?

7. A copy of an editorial policy guide, if one exists, which
governs the material which is placed in the newspaper, and how it
is decided

8. A copy of an advertising policy guide, if one exists, which
governs what sort of advertising is suitable.

9. The number of people employed to put your newspaper/newsletter
together, including total cost and staff organisation chart

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and
should this prove to be the case I would ask that you release
available data as soon as possible rather than hold up the entire
request.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If the
decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in
Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need any clarification then please contact me at the email.
Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would
expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in
any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in
the near future.

Yours faithfully,

L Barnett

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Powys Council

4 January 2010

January 4, 2010

Person Dealing: Andrea Hughson
Direct Dial: 01597 829418

Dear Mr/Mrs. Barnett,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000
Reference No: F-2010-00002

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on
January 4, 2010, in which you requested details of the Powys County
Council newspaper.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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The due date for responding to this request for information is February 1,
2010.

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the officer dealing
with your request as identified at the beginning of this letter or
Information Management on 01597 825013.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Hughson
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth
Records & Compliance Manager
__________________________________________

Powys County Council
Information Management
Unit 29,
Ddole Road Enterprise Park
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF
01597 825013

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Powys Council

13 January 2010


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January 13, 2010

Person Dealing: Andrea Hughson
Direct Dial: 01597 829418

Dear Mr./Mrs. Barnett,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
Reference No: F-2010-00002

Thank you for your request for information dated January 3, 2010
concerning the name, frequency and distribution/circulation of our council
newspaper.

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response:

1. The name, frequency and distribution/circulation of your council
newspaper (by council newspaper I mean the most frequently published
newspaper or magazine intended for mass distribution covering more than
one topic)
Red Kite; Quarterly; Distributed to 60,000 households
2. How much it cost to produce and distribute said newspaper in the last
full financial year, and how much was budgeted from council resources in
the financial year 2009/2010

The total cost of producing, editing, photography and printing and
distributing Red Kite - *7210. There are no additional staff costs.

3. How much of that cost is offset by advertising

No advertising but we have pages bought by partner organisations e.g.
Powys LHB - average *1500
4. How much of that advertising, if any, comes from external sources
(ie not from your authority's budgets)?
As above
5. Which other public sector partners pay to run advertising in your
newspaper, eg PCTs?
Powys teaching Local Health Board, PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary
Organisations)
6. Whether recruitment advertising forms part of the advertising in your
newspaper?
No
7. A copy of an editorial policy guide, if one exists, which governs the
material which is placed in the newspaper, and how it is decided;
Please find attached a copy of the Editorial Policy
8. A copy of an advertising policy guide, if one exists, which governs
what sort of advertising is suitable.
There is no existing Advertising Policy Guide

9. The number of people employed to put your newspaper/newsletter
together, including total cost and staff organisation chart
There are no additional staff employed

I trust we have met your information requirements at this time. We believe
that this request is now complete and shall be closed immediately. Should
any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate
request will need to be submitted.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Hughson
Records and Compliance Manager
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth

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