Dear East Sussex County Council,

Please could you tell me if the Ore Centre in Hastings was advertised for disposal and how it came about that one organisation has taken control?

Yours faithfully,

Geeta Methdi

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Ms Methdi

 

FOI Request ref:  1826/ Methdi / The Ore Centre

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

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East Sussex County Council

Governance and Community Services Department

C3F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear Ms Methdi

 

FOI Request ref:  1826/ Methdi / The Ore Centre

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that the
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Request:

Please could you tell me if the Ore Centre in Hastings was advertised for
disposal and how it came about that one organisation has taken control?

       
Response:

The disposal of this property is being conducted in accordance with Lead
Member Decision of the 28 November 2011.

The report was confidential but the minutes are an item of public record
attached below

<<minslmcr28november20111.pdf>>       
 

 

 

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you may ask for an internal review. If you wish to do so, please set out
the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

Philip Baker, Assistant Director, Legal and Democratic Services, East
Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East
Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [1][email address]

 

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at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Daniel Ellis

Freedom of Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Governance and Community Services Department

C3F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of East Sussex County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Disposal of Ore Centre, Hastings'.

My questions were not answered appropriately. The answer given appears to simply bounce responsibility to an elected councillor. I wanted a council officers' report of what preparation they had done to dispose of the building, and details of why one specific organisation has been handed the keys to he building without it being advertised externally. I know of a number of local organisations who were interested in taking on the Ore Centre as an educational establishment.

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

Yours faithfully,

Geeta Methdi

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

 

 

Dear Ms Methdi

 

FOI Request ref:  1826/ Methdi / The Ore Centre

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review about the above. Your
request was received on 13/3/2013 and I have passed it to Philip Baker,
Assistant Director, Legal and Democratic Services.

Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding
this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Freedom of Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Governance and Community Services Department

C3F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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Dear Ms Methdi

 

FOI Request ref:  1826/ Methdi / The Ore Centre

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review about the above. Your
request was received on 13/3/2013. Please find attached a letter which
outlines his findings.

 

Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding
this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Freedom of Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Governance and Community Services Department

C3F, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [1][East Sussex County Council request email]   web: [2]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi

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