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L Barnett made this Freedom of Information request to South Kesteven District Council

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The request was successful.

Dear South Kesteven District 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

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

SKDC Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

We acknowledge receipt of your email which will be forwarded to the appropriate person for a response. In the meantime if you would like to speak to someone please contact the office on the number given below.


South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices, St Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 6PZ
Tel: 01476 406080

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CLARE RICHARDSON, South Kesteven District Council

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Thank you for your request which has been logged and forwarded to the
relevant service area for a response

Mrs C Richardson
Legal Administrator - Legal Services
South Kesteven District Council
Direct Dial: 01476 406113

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SHARON YATES, South Kesteven District Council

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Please find response to FOI 757 as attached

Yours truly,

Sharon Yates

Performance Management and Engagement Service Manager

South Kesteven District Council

St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG32 2NR

<<FOI 757 response 29.01.10.pdf>> <<SKtoday editorial policy.doc>>

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