Dear Vale of White Horse 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
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

FOI, Vale of White Horse District Council

Dear Sir

Thank you for your request for information below. Please accept this
email as confirmation that your request has been received and passed to
the relevant department.

As this request has been made under the Freedom of Information Act, a
response will be sent to you within 20 working days and therefore no later
than 02 February 2010.

I trust that this email is sufficient to assure you that your request is
being dealt with and that a response will be with you in due course.
However, should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Mark Hewer

Vale of White Horse District Council

01235 547693

[email address]

>>> L Barnett <[FOI #26307 email]> 04/01/2010 17:19
>>>
Dear Vale of White Horse 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
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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Mark Hewer, Vale of White Horse District Council

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 04 January 2010.
Please find the response to your request below:

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) UnValed, 3 times a year, circulation of
52,029 copies

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 - Total spend for 2008/09
£37,634

estimated total spend for 2009/10 £53,000

3. How much of that cost is offset by advertising - none

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

5. Which other public sector partners pay to run advertising in
your newspaper, eg PCTs? none

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

Existing editorial arrangement for Vale Views from 2007.

· All articles are checked with the person who provided the
idea for the article for their accuracy. After the first and second
drafts have been received from the printers, copies are to be given to
the Leader, Leader of the Opposition and Chief Executive for their
approval.

· This purpose of this is to make sure that content is
approved at all levels prior to the main print run.

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

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

No one is specifically employed by the Vale to put it together: It
takes 2 members of the Communications Team roughly about a week per issue
each. Plus staff/directors/councillors time involved in drafting and
editorial for each issue. We contract OneLtd to do the design work
and arrange the printing for us.

I trust that this email satisfies your request. However, should you have
any queries regarding this email, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Mark Hewer
Management Team Office
Vale of White Horse District Council
01235 547693
[1][email address]
>>> FOI 05/01/2010 08:23 >>>

Dear Sir

Thank you for your request for information below. Please accept this
email as confirmation that your request has been received and passed to
the relevant department.

As this request has been made under the Freedom of Information Act, a
response will be sent to you within 20 working days and therefore no later
than 02 February 2010.

I trust that this email is sufficient to assure you that your request is
being dealt with and that a response will be with you in due course.
However, should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Mark Hewer

Vale of White Horse District Council

01235 547693

[email address]

>>> L Barnett <[FOI #26307 email]> 04/01/2010 17:19
>>>
Dear Vale of White Horse 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
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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