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Dear Thurrock Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I seek a copy of your register (or registers) of gifts and hospitality. Specifically I would like to obtain a complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted by, councillors of Thurrock Borough Council.

Please provide a copy of this data for the past two years. I would prefer to receive this information electronically.

The usual format for these registers is in a spreadsheet
with the following field categories:
• Date of gift/hospitality offered,
• Date accepted
• Recipient’s name
• Donor’s name (individual and/or company)
• Type of gift/hospitality
• Value

If this request is too broad in any way then I would expect under
your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance that you will contact me to negotiate a way to make this request manageable. If you don’t hold the information but know where it is held then please can you inform me of this and transfer the
request to that division within your organisation.

Yours faithfully, Mr P Howard

Information.Matters@thurrock.gov.uk, Thurrock Borough Council

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Dear Mr Howard,

Thank you for your recent communication which is being managed in line
with the Freedom of Information Act under the above reference number.  The
details of your request are outlined below together with the council’s
response.

Your request

Under the Freedom of Information Act I seek a copy of your register (or
registers) of gifts and hospitality. Specifically I would like to obtain a
complete record of all the gifts and hospitality offered to, or accepted
by, councillors of Thurrock Borough Council.

 

Please provide a copy of this data for the past two years. I would prefer
to receive this information electronically.

 

The usual format for these registers is in a spreadsheet

with the following field categories:

• Date of gift/hospitality offered,

• Date accepted

• Recipient’s name

• Donor’s name (individual and/or company)

• Type of gift/hospitality

• Value

Our Response

Please see attached document Appendix A. Please Note: The trip to New York
did not engage the Mayor’ official capacity, however he wanted it noted
anyway for transparency – he was taking school children and no cost to the
Council.

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own use,
including non-commercial research purposes.  However, any other type of
re-use, for example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to
the public will require the permission of the copyright owner.

Where the copyright is owned by Thurrock Council, you must apply to the
Council to re-use the information.  Please email
[1][Thurrock Borough Council request email] if you wish to re-use the
information you have been supplied. For information where the copyright is
owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright
owner to obtain their permission.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which the council have managed
your request you can pursue an independent review by contacting us at the
above address and your request will be considered by the Information
Manager who will update you with the outcome. 

You may also wish to refer your case to the Information Commissioner’s
Office, details of this organisation can be found at [2]www.ico.org.uk .
Alternatively they can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.

 

Please note my working hours below, please copy in
[3][Thurrock Borough Council request email] in relation to all FOI matters if
you receive my out of office.

 

Working Hours: Mon/Tues 9.00am-1.00pm – Wed/Thurs 9am-12.30pm

 

Many thanks

 

Tina Barrell

 

Tina Barrell l Complaints & Information Governance Assistant I HR, OD &
Transformation

[4]thurrock.gov.uk l ext: 64882

Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

 

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Disclaimer

The information in this e-mail and any attachment(s) are intended to be
confidential and may be legally privileged. Access to and use of its
content by anyone else other than the addressee(s) may be unlawful and
will not be recognised by Thurrock Council for business purposes. If you
have received this message by mistake, please notify the sender
immediately, delete it and do not copy it to anyone else. Thurrock Council
cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this
message as it has been transmitted over a public network.

Any opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of Thurrock Council.

Any attachment(s) to this message has been checked for viruses, but please
rely on your own virus checker and procedures.

Senders and recipients of e-mail should be aware that under the UK Data
Protection and Freedom of Information legislation these contents may have
to be disclosed in response to a request.

All e-mail sent to or from this address will be processed by Thurrock
Council's corporate e-mail system and may be subject to scrutiny by
someone other than the addressee.

This email has been scanned for viruses and malware, and may have been
automatically archived by Mimecast Ltd, an innovator in Software as a
Service (SaaS) for business. Providing a safer and more useful place for
your human generated data. Specializing in; Security, archiving and
compliance. To find out more [5]Click Here.

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