Dear Antrim Borough 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

Elaine McElhill, Antrim Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Your request is currently being processed and a response will be issued to you on or before 29 January 2010.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Elaine McElhill | Records Management Officer | Corporate Services | Antrim Borough Council  | 50 Stiles Way | Antrim | BT41 2UB

T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1380 | E: [email address] W: http://www.antrim.gov.uk

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Elaine McElhill, Antrim Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I would now like to respond to your request for information as per your
numbered questions as follows:

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)

The Council publishes a magazine - Council Eye. This magazine is produced
twice per annum and 26,000 copies are published and distributed.

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
Cost to produce and distribute in 2008/09 was £12,320.97
Budget for 2009/10 is £12,145

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)?

None

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

There is no written policy however the material which is placed in the
newspaper is information which informs the Antrim Borough ratepayers about
services which have been undertaken or will be undertaken by Antrim
Borough Council.

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

None

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

Three - Public Relations Manger, Public Relations Assistant and Design
Placement Student. The three staff spend a percentage of their time
working on the magazine at time of production. The staff organisational
charts are accessible from the Council's [1]Publication Scheme

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Elaine McElhill | Records Management Officer | Corporate Services |
Antrim Borough Council | 50 Stiles Way | Antrim | BT41 2UB
T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1380 | E: [2][email address] W:
[3]http://www.antrim.gov.uk

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