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L Barnett made this Freedom of Information request to Allerdale Borough Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Allerdale 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

Freedom of Information (foi), Allerdale Borough Council

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Gilbert, Andrew, Allerdale Borough Council

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Our Ref: F10/00004

Your Ref:

This matter is being dealt with by:

Information and Records Officer

Direct Line: 01900 702701

Fax: 01900 702908

Email: [Allerdale District Council request email]

4 January 2010

L Barnett [[FOI #25760 email]]

Dear L Barnett

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Thank you for your request for information about the Council newspaper.
Your request for information was received on 3 January 2010.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, by 1 February
2010, subject to the information not being exempt from disclosure. If you
require the information in an alternative format, please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. There will be
an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal. In some circumstances a fee may be
payable and if this is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will
be issued and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal
with your request.

If you have any further queries or concerns then please contact the
Information and Records Officer at Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale
House, Workington CA14 3YJ, telephone 01900 702701, or email
[1][Allerdale District Council request email].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,
telephone 01625 545745 or see www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Gilbert

Information and Records Officer

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Tel: 01900 702702

Fax: 01900 702507

Allerdale Borough Council
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information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or
employee or agents responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication and its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have
received this communication in error please notify us by telephone and return the original communication and
attachments to us at the e-mail address above. The Council is not responsible for any changes made to this message
after it has been sent.

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Gilbert, Andrew, Allerdale Borough Council

3 Attachments

Our Ref: F10/00004

Your Ref:

This matter is being dealt with by:-

Information and Records Officer

Telephone No: (01900) 702701

Fax No: (01900) 702908

Email: [Allerdale District Council request email]

5 January 2010

Dear L Barnett

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Thank you for your request for information on Council newspapers. The
request has now been considered and the information requested is attached.

I hope this satisfies your enquiry, however if you are dissatisfied with
the information provided please contact the Information and Records
Officer within two months of receipt of this letter at Allerdale Borough
Council, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ, phone (01900) 702701, email
[1][Allerdale District Council request email]. We will then make an internal review of the
decision.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, Telephone: 01625 545745; [2]www.ico.gov.uk. Generally the ICO cannot
make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by Allerdale Borough Council.

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection. In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Allerdale Borough Council. The
copyright in other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated on the information itself.

You are free to use any information supplied for your own non-commercial
research or private study purposes. The information may also be used for
any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law,
such as news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by
publishing the information in analogue or digital form, including on the
internet, will require the permission of the copyright owner.

For information where the copyright is owned by Allerdale Borough Council
details of the conditions on re-use can be found on our website at
[3]www.allerdale.gov.uk . For information where the copyright is owned by
another person or organisation you must apply to the copyright owner to
obtain their permission.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Gilbert

Information and Records Officer

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ

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EMAIL DISCLAIMER

The views expressed in this document are those of the individual and are not necessarily the same as the Council's.

This electronic transmission is only intended for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain
information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or
employee or agents responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication and its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have
received this communication in error please notify us by telephone and return the original communication and
attachments to us at the e-mail address above. The Council is not responsible for any changes made to this message
after it has been sent.

This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses.

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