Homelessness in Aylesbury

Rachel House made this Freedom of Information request to Aylesbury Vale District Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Aylesbury Vale District Council,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to
receive the following information from your authority:

1. Number of empty/abandoned buildings for lease and/or sale within a 3 mile radius of Aylesbury town centre?
2. Statistics on the number of homeless people from the last 12 months in the area of Aylesbury and surrounding areas?
3. Statistics on number of enquiries/applications regarding homelessness through AVDC the last 12 months?
4. A list of all funding available to apply for help towards starting a homeless shelter in Aylesbury?
5. A list of contacts who would be able to help with regards to how to help shorten length of / reduce number of people who already are / try and avoid homelessness?

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and
should this prove to be the case I would ask that you release
available data as soon as possible rather than hold up the entire
request.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If the
decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in
Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If you need any clarification then please contact me at the email.
Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would
expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in
any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in
the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel House

Data Protection, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Request for information

Thank you for your information request to Aylesbury Vale District Council.

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· If the subject of your request is determined to be within the scope of the DPA we may make a fixed charge of £10. If so we will let you know as soon as possible. The statutory response deadline is 40 elapsed days (including weekends but excluding Bank Holidays) following receipt of payment and proof of identity.

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In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Yours faithfully,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Team
On behalf of the Head of Information Technology
Aylesbury Vale District Council

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Dear Ms House

Further to your recent information request, please find attached our
official response.

Regards

Karen

Karen McMahon
Admin Assistant
IT Division
Aylesbury Vale District Council
4 Great Western Street
Aylesbury
Bucks, HP20 2TW

Tel: 01296 585771

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