How much did the council pay for the project on gentrification

Joanna Booth made this Freedom of Information request to Bristol City Council

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Dear Bristol City Council,

The gentrification project on which the council responded in the following FOI unique reference number CRN00205367 -- https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/5..., was meant to have reported to political cabinet on February/March 2019.

Would you please let me know the following, please:

1. How much did the project cost?
2. How much was paid, to who and which companies? Please provide invoices;
3. Please provide a copy of the report.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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Dear Joanna Booth 
This is a courtesy email to let you know your Public Information
Request has been received on : 18/04/2019. 
Your unique reference number is "CRN00223387 ". Please keep this
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If you need to add further information concerning your case or
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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 18/04/2019

Your request number is CRN00223387

We’ve looked at your request and you should receive a reply on or before 21/05/2019 This will be 20 working days since your original request.

The request

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 18/04/2019

Your request number is CRN00223387

Our reply to your request is:  

 

 1. How much did the project cost?    

There were staff costs only, i.e. ‘business as usual’ in line with
existing job roles and responsibilities.
 
Officer time comes at a cost, but this is not information that BCC
holds in that: a) officers outside of legal services do not record
the amount of time that they have spent on particular matters; and b)
it would only be possible to provide an estimated staff cost even if
the total hours were held, as the actual cost would include the
various overheads associated with staff working in an office, on top
of the proportion of their salaries/pension contributions relating to
that time.
 
Some additional capacity was provided by a Stepping Up Programme
trainee as part of their stretch assignment, which was at no cost to
Bristol City Council.
 

 1. How much was paid, to who and which companies? Please provide
invoices; 

Nothing paid outside Bristol City Council – please see above
response.
 

 1. Please provide a copy of the report. 

The report is not yet available.
 

   
   

 
 

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal
against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

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website
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Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Thank you for your response. You say that staff costs can't be provided and yet Bristol City Council has provided them in cases such as the Channel 4 creative hub bid: FOI CRN00200637 - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
Even the mayor's time was provided even though he is not a BCC employee:

"2. Cost of staff salaries for those involved in promoting Bristol to Channel 4. This should include the number and length of meetings held, the number of staff working on proposals, and their grades.

Please see attached spread sheet for details of meetings held (time and date) and the pay grades of officers who were present. Please note that most officers at the Council are not required to record
their time and as such it is not possible to provide figures for total hours spent by all officers across the Council in working on the proposals."

I am happy for you to provide the information on staff costs as you did for the Channel 4 bid, even if it contains elements of estimated cost.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

Dear Joanna Booth
Thank you for submitting your Public Internal Review Request dated 29/04/2019. Your unique reference for this case is CRN00223387 , please use should you need to get in touch with us in the future. 
You should receive a formal response on or before 29/05/2019 10:36
The details of the case raised are as follows

From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #569632 email]]
Sent: 26 April 2019 09:43
To: Complaints and Feedback
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request : Bristol City Council

 

Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

 

Thank you for your response. You say that staff costs can't be provided and yet Bristol City Council has provided them in cases such as the Channel 4 creative hub bid: FOI CRN00200637 -
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

Even the mayor's time was provided even though he is not a BCC employee:

 

"2. Cost of staff salaries for those involved in promoting Bristol to Channel 4. This should include the number and length of meetings held, the number of staff working on proposals, and their grades.

 

Please see attached spread sheet for details of meetings held (time and date) and the pay grades of officers who were present. Please note that most officers at the Council are not required to record

their time and as such it is not possible to provide figures for total hours spent by all officers across the Council in working on the proposals."

 

I am happy for you to provide the information on staff costs as you did for the Channel 4 bid, even if it contains elements of estimated cost.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Joanna Booth

 

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

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You sent us an Internal Review request on 29/04/2019

Your request number is CRN00224406

Our reply to your request is:  

please see attached document.

This response should answer your request in full.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, or if you want to appeal
against any exemptions:

Email: [1][Bristol City Council request email]
Write to: Customer Relations (100TS), PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

If you’re still not satisfied with our response:

You can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Find out how to do this on the Information Commissioner Office
website
 (link to [2]http://ico.org.uk/concerns)

Copyright

You do not own the copyright to any of the information we give you.
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You are not allowed to:

·         make a copy of the information

·         use the information commercially

If you want to copy or use the information in any way you should ask
us for permission in writing first. We can’t give permission if it is
from a third party.

 

Kind regards

Bristol City Council

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Information about how Bristol City Council uses, stores and processes
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For the purposes of this scheme, Bristol City Council will only be
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and will only be sharing this non-personal data  with organisations /
charities as agreed.

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