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Funding for tourist attractions

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

For the last full financial year, please provide details of any public
subsidies or other monetary funding provided by the council to tourist
attractions in the council area. These tourist attractions should be permanent in nature, such as museums, art galleries, science centers, etc., not temporary attractions such as farmers markets, travelling fairgrounds, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Mark White

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 3875  

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Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 3875   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to pubilc
subsidies / monetary funding provided to tourist attractions.

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Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

For the last full financial year, please provide details of any public
subsidies or other monetary funding provided by the council to tourist
attractions in the council area.

These tourist attractions should be permanent in nature, such as museums,
art galleries, science centers, etc., not temporary attractions such as
farmers markets, travelling fairgrounds, etc.

Economic & Inclusion Policy Team:

2016/17 - £500,000 for the SILL.

Place:

The total of £30,246 comes from the contributions listed below:

Contribution towards purchase of new ticket printer for £1,648.00
Alnwick Playhouse - Contribution paid to Alnwick Playhouse
Contribution towards repair of gate pillars at entrance to
Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, Alnwick - Contribution paid £3,000.00
to Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
Contribution towards purchase of new seat covers at Alnwick £4,000.00
Playhouse - Contribution paid to Alnwick Playhouse
Contribution towards costs of constructing a new children's
2016 play area at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington - Contribution paid £5,000.00
to Woodhorn Charitable Trust
Contribution towards costs of constructing a new children's
2016 play area at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington - Contribution paid £5,000.00
to Woodhorn Charitable Trust
Contribution towards costs of constructing a new children's
2016 play area at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington - Contribution paid £5,000.00
to Woodhorn Charitable Trust
2016 Contribution towards refurbishment of Newbiggin Rocket £4,000.00
House - Contribution paid to Newbiggin Heritage Partnership
Contribution towards construction of new raised decking
2016 area and disabled access ramp at the Dark Sky's Project at £2,598.00
Rochester Roundhouse - Contribution paid to Rochester
Village Hall

Active Northumberland:

The following, for the financial year 2016-17, relates to tourism
development expenditure within Active Northumberland and is taken from
retained records. Please note that NCC did not operate a tourism
development function within the year 2016-17.

 

Revs & Bens:

Please see the attached spreadsheet

Heritage Centre, Bellingham (£1,000)

Woodhorn Trust (£2,500)

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust (£28,957)

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
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NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

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Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator -
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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