Councillor Improvement Fund

Den B Evan made this Freedom of Information request to St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Could you please advise the following:

Can a simplified explanation be provided as to how CIF is calculated per ward and how it is allocated? Furthermore in relation to CIF for 2020/21 or the latest year available

a) What was the total allocation of monies for CIF boroughwide
b) A breakdown of monies for each ward
c) A list (or link) of what CIF funding has been used on in each ward – projects, initiatives etc
d) If there are any underspends – what happens to the surplus?

Thank you

Den B Evan

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Den Even

Thank you for your recent request for information, which will be treated
as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

Your enquiry has been given a reference number 20211123-00064-1. Please
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Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

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22/11/2021 20:44:17 GMT
Subject:Freedom of Information request - Councillor Improvement Fund

CAUTION: This email may be from an unknown source. Do not reply, click
links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the
content is safe. Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Could you
please advise the following: Can a simplified explanation be provided as
to how CIF is calculated per ward and how it is allocated? Furthermore in
relation to CIF for 2020/21 or the latest year available a) What was the
total allocation of monies for CIF boroughwide b) A breakdown of monies
for each ward c) A list (or link) of what CIF funding has been used on in
each ward b . projects, initiatives etc d) If there are any underspends b
. what happens to the surplus? Thank you Den B Evan
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Dear Contact Centre,
Hi just a gentle reminder I am still waiting for information requested.

Yours sincerely,

Den B Evan

Matthew Lockett left an annotation ()

You'll be waiting a long time.

I made a request at the start of May, and despite the ICO finding the council in breach of the legislation, and emails to the leader and chief executive of the council I've had nothing but silence.

Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Councillor Improvement Fund'.

The information was to be supplied by 21.12.21, I have politely reminded you this is still outstanding and so therefore I am now requesting an internal review.

Thank you.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Den B Evan

Contact Centre, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Den Even

Thank you for contacting St.Helens Council. Your e-mail has been forwarded
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a reply within ten working days.

If you need to contact us further regarding this matter, please email us
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Kind regards,
St. Helens Council
01744 676789

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20/01/2022 16:04:49 GMT
Subject:Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Councillor
Improvement Fund

CAUTION: This email may be from an unknown source. Do not reply, click
links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the
content is safe. Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Please pass
this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. I am
writing to request an internal review of St Helens Metropolitan Borough
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Councillor Improvement Fund'. The
information was to be supplied by 21.12.21, I have politely reminded you
this is still outstanding and so therefore I am now requesting an internal
review. Thank you. A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence
is available on the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c... Yours
faithfully, Den B Evan
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