Dear St Albans District Council,
please provide the following data for the year ending March 2019, or if not available, for a previous year
1. number of households in each of the Parish Council wards - Colney Heath, Highfield and Hill End
2. amount of Parish precept paid by each of the three above Parish Council Wards.
Yours faithfully,

John Clemow

Debra Wardena, St Albans District Council

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Julie Young, St Albans District Council

CORPORATE SERVICES
Head of Service - Simonne De Vall
 
Our Ref: 000003572
Please ask for: FOI Coordinator
Direct Dial:  (01727) 819209
e-mail address: [St Albans District Council request email]
Date:  8th August 2019

 
 
Dear Mr Clemow
 
Freedom of Information Request Ref. No. 000003572
 
I write with regard to your request for information sent by email to St
Albans City & District Council.  Your email was received by the Council on
5th August 2019
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are required to confirm what
information we hold, and if we do hold the information, disclose the
information, subject to exemptions or other provisions applying.
 
You requested:
please provide the following data for the year ending March 2019, or if
not available, for a previous year
1. number of households in each of the Parish Council wards - Colney
Heath, Highfield and Hill End
2. amount of Parish precept paid by each of the three above Parish Council
Wards.
 
Our response:
 
We can confirm that we do hold this information.
 
1. The property count for each parish ward of Colney Heath PC is as
follows:
 
        Colney Heath ward 995
        Hill End ward 438
        Highfield ward 1038
 
2.  Please see link below which will take you to the relevant information
on our website:-
 
[1]https://www.stalbans.gov.uk/council-tax/...
 
 
If you are dissatisfied with this response the Commissioner’s Office
recommends that you first refer the matter to the Council. You can do this
by writing to [2][St Albans District Council request email] asking for an internal review of my
decision. If you wish the Council to undertake an internal review, then
you must write to the Council within 40 working days of the date of this
letter. The Council will not consider any requests received after this
date unless there are exceptional circumstances for the delay. 
 
You have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office at the
following address: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
You must do this no later than two months after the Local Authority’s last
response to you.
 
 
Kind Regards
 
 
FOI Coordinator
Corporate Services
 
 
 
 
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Dear Julie Young,
Thank you for your prompt response.
Regarding my 2nd question can you guide me to the part of the webpage link you sent to find the information I requested i.e.
Colney Heath ward - amount of the total precept payable
Hill End ward - amount of the total precept payable
Highfield ward - amount of the total precept payable
Yours sincerely,

John Clemow

Julie Young, St Albans District Council

Dear Mr Clemow

Thank you for your email. For ease, I have copied the lower part of the page from our website below, to assist you.

Kind regards

Julie Young

Where a Parish or Town Council owns and manages its own assets, there will be separate costs (in addition to special expenses) that are charged to local residents by Parish or Town Councils through their own precept which is shown as a separate item on residents Council Tax bills (see separate explanation below about parish precepts).

Parish/Town Council Precepts
Each Parish or Town Council forecasts (generally around the early part of February each year) the amount of funding it will require for the following financial year and requests this funding called their precept requirement to be collected by St Albans District Council on their behalf within residents Council Tax bills. The Parish or Town Council element of the Council Tax bills will therefore vary depending where you live in the District.

The process for calculating the Parish or Town Council Tax charge starts when St Albans District Council calculates and informs each Parish or Town Council what their Council Tax base will be for each financial year.

The Council Tax base is simply the number of domestic properties in a particular Town or Parish after excluding properties that are subject to certain discounts and exemptions.

When the Parish or Town Council tells us what their financial requirements will be, we are then able to calculate what the band D Council Tax charge will be for that particular area and from that, all of the other Council Tax charges for the various Council Tax bands within that Parish.

For example if the Council Tax base for a Parish is 5,000 and their financial requirement (precept) is £200,000 their band D charge would be calculated as follows:

200,000/5,000 = £40.00 (band D charge Parish only)

The charges across each of the other Council Tax bands are then calculated as a proportion of the band D charge in accordance with Council Tax legislation as follows:

Band A 6/9 of £40.00 = £26.67
Band B 7/9 of £40.00 = £31.11
Band C 8/9 of £40.00 = £35.56
Band D 9/9 of £40.00 = £40.00
Band E 11/9 of £40.00 = £48.89
Band F 13/9 of £40.00 = £57.78
Band G 15/9 of £40.00 = £66.67
Band H 18/9 of £40.00 = £80.00

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Dear Julie Young,
You stated that you do not hold the information I requested.
Can you provide for Colney Heath Parish, a listing for the houses in each street the Council tax band of each property. I would be happy for the individual house numbers to be redacted.
Yours sincerely,

John Clemow

Debra Wardena, St Albans District Council

CORPORATE SERVICES
Head of Service - Simonne De Vall
 
Our Ref: 000003776
Please ask for: FOI Coordinator
Direct Dial:  (01727) 819209
e-mail address: [St Albans District Council request email]
Date:  14th October 2019

 
 
 
 
 
Dear Mr Clemow
 
Freedom of Information Request - acknowledgement
Reference:000003776
 
I write with regard to your request for information to St Albans City &
District Council. Your email was received by the Council on 14th October
2019.
 
Under Section 10(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are
required to respond no later than 20 working days after the date we
receive your request.
This means that you should have a response by the 8th November 2019. 
 
However, if we feel that we require further information to fulfill your
request we will write to inform you within the twenty day period [section
1(3)].
 
If we consider that complying with the request will exceed the cost limit
then we will write to tell you within 20 working days.
 
Kind Regards
 
 
 
FOI Coordinator
Corporate Services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(EIR) Processes
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Data Controller) will use any personal information we collect about you
when you use our services.
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The information that the Council will collect varies depending on how you
use the Council’s Services. We are using the information provided in this
case because we have a legal obligation (Art. 6(1)(c)).  This means we
collect your personal information from you so that we can carry out a
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contact information and details of your request [Art. 6(1)(a)].   We are
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If you contact us for information, we will use your personal information
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We will destroy this personal information 7 years after we have closed the
case.
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You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we
hold about you.  If you would like a copy of some or all of your
information, please contact [1][St Albans District Council request email] and ask for a subject
access request.
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contact us to ask for this information to be corrected.  We will consider
your request and respond within one month.  Please contact
[2][email address].
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We review this policy annually.  An updated General Data Protection
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General Data Protection Regulation is Charles Turner, Solicitor to the
Council.  He can be contacted by emailing [5][email address] or
calling 01727 819209 for our Complaints Team.
 
 
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Policy, or concerns about how we handle your information: by emailing
[6][St Albans District Council request email] or write to us at: FOI Team, St Albans City &
District Council, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE. 
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unhappy with how we process your personal information.  You can do so
through their website:  [7]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by emailing:
[8][email address] or calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Please be aware that emails sent to or received from St Albans City and
District Council may be intercepted and read by the council.
Interception will only occur to ensure compliance with council policies or
procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for
the
purposes of essential maintenance or support of the email system.
Please note that the Council does not accept service by e-mail
The personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Council’s Data
Protection Policy.  You can find more information about how we will handle
your personal information in our privacy notice: [11]Privacy Notice

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Julie Young, St Albans District Council

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CORPORATE SERVICES
Head of Service - Simonne De Vall
 
Our Ref: 000003776
Please ask for: FOI Coordinator
Direct Dial:  (01727) 819209
e-mail address: [St Albans District Council request email]
Date:  25th October 2019

 
 
Dear Mr Clemow
 
Freedom of Information Request Ref. No. 000003776
 
I write with regard to your request for information sent by email to St
Albans City & District Council.  Your email was received by the Council on
14th October 2019
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are required to confirm what
information we hold, and if we do hold the information, disclose the
information, subject to exemptions or other provisions applying.
 
You requested:
 
Can you provide for Colney Heath Parish, a listing for the houses in each
street the Council tax band of each property. I would be happy for the
individual house numbers to be redacted.  
 
Our response:
 
We can confirm that we do hold this information.
 
Please find attached a spreadsheet containing the requested information.
 
If you are dissatisfied with this response the Commissioner’s Office
recommends that you first refer the matter to the Council. You can do this
by writing to [1][St Albans District Council request email] asking for an internal review of my
decision. If you wish the Council to undertake an internal review, then
you must write to the Council within 40 working days of the date of this
letter. The Council will not consider any requests received after this
date unless there are exceptional circumstances for the delay. 
 
You have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office at the
following address: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
You must do this no later than two months after the Local Authority’s last
response to you.
 
 
Kind Regards
 
 
FOI Coordinator
Corporate Services
 
 
 
 
Do you have a ‘MyStAlbans’ District Account?
To register, just go to [2]www.stalbans.gov.uk/mystalbansdistrictaccount
to access a personalised online account that gives you instant access to
lots of useful council services, wherever you live in the District.
[3][IMG]
 
****Disclaimer****
The information in this message should be regarded as Private and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated.
If you have received this message in error it must be deleted and the
sender
notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily
those of St Albans City and District Council unless explicitly stated.
Please be aware that emails sent to or received from St Albans City and
District Council may be intercepted and read by the council.
Interception will only occur to ensure compliance with council policies or
procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for
the
purposes of essential maintenance or support of the email system.
Please note that the Council does not accept service by e-mail
The personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Council’s Data
Protection Policy.  You can find more information about how we will handle
your personal information in our privacy notice: [4]Privacy Notice

References

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Dear Julie Young,
Thank you very much for the requested information, much appreciated.
Yours sincerely,

John Clemow