Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

Jaya Ryall made this Freedom of Information request to Warrington Borough Council

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Dear Warrington Borough Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty Properties as of the 8th May (those domestic properties which have been empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) During 2018 did you undertake any work around reducing your Long Term Empty Properties. If you did was this done using internal resource or a third party?
4) If yes is the answer to question three, did the council review every single long term property
5) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy?
6) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties?
7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018?
8) Does the council offer financial support /loans to Long Term Empty property owners to help them bring properties back into use?

Yours faithfully,

Jaya Ryall

FOI, Warrington Borough Council

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FOI PH&A, Warrington Borough Council

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Subject: Freedom of Information Act Acknowledgement: FOI/PH&A/1344

 

Dear Ms Ryall

 

Freedom of Information Act Request

Thank you for your request about long term empty properties.

 

Your request has been logged and a response will be with you within the
statutory 20 working days.

In the meantime if you require any further information, please do not
hesitate to contact FOI-PH&[email address] quoting the above reference
number.

 

Kind regards

 

Families & Wellbeing Directorate

Warrington Borough Council

2nd Floor New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington, Cheshire

WA1 2NH

 

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FOI PH&A, Warrington Borough Council

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Subject: FOI Response - FOI/NCS/1344

 

Dear Ms Ryall

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request: 1344

 

We are requesting some clarification about the information you requested
please.

 

You asked as part of your request:

7)         How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation
during 2018?

 

Clarification request: Do you mean the money spent on bed and breakfast
accommodation or the money spent on providing flats and houses as
temporary accommodation? The answer will be given as the financial year
2018/19 unless you specify otherwise.

 

 

Until we hear back from you the clock has stopped on this request and the
20 day deadline will start afresh when we have received your
clarification.

 

Kind Regards

 

Warrington Borough Council

Families & Wellbeing Directorate
2nd Floor, New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington, Cheshire
WA1 2NH

 

 

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Dear FOI PH&A,

Clarification on:

7) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation
during 2018?
Clarification request: Do you mean the money spent on bed and breakfast
accommodation or the money spent on providing flats and houses as
temporary accommodation? The answer will be given as the financial year
2018/19 unless you specify otherwise.

Clarification response: The information we require is on the money spent on flats and houses as accommodation.

Yours sincerely,

Jaya Ryall

FOI PH&A, Warrington Borough Council

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Subject: FOI Response - FOI/PH&A/1344

 

Dear Ms Ryall

 

RE: Freedom of Information Request: 1344

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information Request
Ref: 1344

 

Kind Regards

 

Warrington Borough Council

Families & Wellbeing Directorate
2nd Floor, New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington, Cheshire
WA1 2NH

 

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