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Guardians / Vacant Property Security

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to request the following information. I am happy to receive the information electronically by email.

How many different guardian companies are currently being used by the council to protect vacant property?

How many council owned residential properties are occupied by guardians?

How many council owned commercial / mixed-use properties are occupied by guardians?

The total money spent by the local authority in the last financial year on contracts awarded to guardian companies to secure local authority owned residential properties occupied by guardians?

The total money spent by the local authority in the last financial year on contracts awarded to guardian companies to secure local authority owned commercial / mixed-use properties occupied by guardians?

How much revenue was received by the council from contracts where guardian companies occupied council owned property in the last financial year?

Yours sincerely

O L Jenkins

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Jenkins

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request: FOI-8294

Thank you for your request dated 28 September 2017

Your request will be answered by 26 October 2017

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Jenkins

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request: FOI-8294 GM

Thank you for your request dated 28 September 2017

Our response is as follows:

How many different guardian companies are currently being used by the council to protect vacant property?
One (currently one, although we have and do use other providers)

How many council owned residential properties are occupied by guardians?
54

How many council owned commercial / mixed-use properties are occupied by guardians?
9

The total money spent by the local authority in the last financial year on contracts awarded to guardian companies to secure local authority owned residential properties occupied by guardians?
Nil

The total money spent by the local authority in the last financial year on contracts awarded to guardian companies to secure local authority owned commercial / mixed-use properties occupied by guardians?
Nil

How much revenue was received by the council from contracts where guardian companies occupied council owned property in the last financial year?
£30,000

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask for an Internal Review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request. If you wish to do this, please contact us, setting out why you are dissatisfied.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO by emailing [email address], or by post at Customer Contact, Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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